Could this be a new era in Arcade Fire's history? One where they say "yes" to things? They're confirmed to perform at this year's BRIT Awards on Feb. 15, so we're just curious... —NME
Just when you thought you'd gotten "Spoonman" permanently out of your head, this happened: Soundgarden will release their first ever live album, Live On I5, on March 22. Guess what the first track is? Yep, "Spoonman." Or should we say... "Spoooooooonmaaaaa-aaaaaaa-aaaaaaaan!" —soundgarden.com
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score for The Social Network won a Golden Globe Award last night. Maybe "film score composer" is going to be his new permanent job, considering he's doing The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo next and may also be working on a musical version of Fight Club. He still hasn't won as many trophies as when he was still writing music for Nine Inch Nails, but either way, good for him. —NME
Former Sleater-Kinney singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Fred Armisen's new show, "Portlandia," debuts on the Independent Film Channel on Friday. If you're in the States, you can watch it here.
Animal Collective member Panda Bear's (a.k.a. Noah Lennox) long-awaited Tomboy album is due out April 19. It's the follow-up to 2007's Person Pitch. —Pitchfork http://pitchfork.com/news/41220-panda-bear-finally-announces-itomboyi-release/
The Black Keys have been forced to cancel their upcoming Australian and New Zealand dates because they're suffering from exhaustion. Cue lots of fans whining in the comments section on their website. —theblackkeys.com
Fleet Foxes are finished their upcoming sophomore album. It's apparently been mastered and is ready to go and just needs a proper release date. Take a deep breath and get ready to read way too many words like "flawless" and "perfection" in reviews when it's out. —Twitter
Wanna hear what the Jurassic Park theme sounds like after you've drank tons of sizzurp? Check it out:
Patrick Wolf's new single "The City" has premiered on the interwebs. It'll be released March 14 and will appear on his upcoming new album in May. You can listen to it here.
Emo kids! If you sign up for Dashboard Confessional's mailing list, you can get a free download of a brand new song Chris Carrabba and company just recorded. —dashboardconfessional.com
Slipknot's Corey Taylor says he wrote the lyrics to the band's 1999 self-titled debut album in the bathroom of a porn shop where he was working. Kinda figures, 'cause they sound completely hopeless and angry, as if he just can't wait to get off work... —The Guardian