I Read The News Today… For March 4, 2011

- Mar 4, 2011

If you were wondering where all The Dears' dates in support of the recently released Degeneration Street were, you don't really have to wonder anymore. They start touring western Canada and the States today and play until April 2, then head to Europe for some shows on April 13. —thedears.org

My Morning Jacket's new album is called Circuital, and Jim James apparently wants it to sound like this: "we're Cuban or Cambodian kids, and we're wearing berets and we're walking through an alley and we stumble upon this band, and it explodes into a crazy sing-along." Oooooooookaaaaaaaayy... Anywho, if you want free live downloads to celebrate the album's upcoming release (an exact date that it will be in stores has yet to be determined), you can get 'em below. —Rolling Stone

Vanity Fair examines Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher's insults and tries to figure out who's better at insulting people. Except they actually don't arrive at any decision or conclusion, much like a lot of Noel and Liam's spats with each other in the press of late.

Woodpigeon's Mark Hamilton, The Phonemes' Magali Meagher and The Mountains And The Trees' Jon James are taking part in something called The Ribbon Rail Review, which will see them traveling by rail across Canada (it's easier on the environment) and playing solo sets. —MySpace

Peter Murphy's signed to Nettwerk Music Group for the release of his creatively titled ninth album, Ninth, which comes out June 7. Which is pretty funny, considering they're all about sweetness, light and Sarah McLachlan and he's all about dark, gothy, black stuff. He's touring pretty extensively in support of its release this spring, and you can check out his website to find out where he's playing.

Silverstein have revealed the track list for major label debut Rescue, which comes out through Universal on April 26. It's got tunes entitled "Sacrifice," 'Forget Your Heart," "Burning Hearts," "Live To Kill" and "Replace You," which means they're still as emo as ever. —NME

EAT IT, RADIOHEAD. No, literally: EAT IT. The Flaming Lips have come up with what might just be the best way to release new music EVER: They're putting out a life-sized skull made of gummy bear material which will have a gummy brain inside it. Inside of the brain? A USB drive with three new songs on it. SCORE! —Pitchfork

Two Hours Traffic will play three dates in India this month. They're hitting the Delhi Hard Rock Cafe, the Mumbai Hard Rock Cafe and the Bangalore Hard Rock Cafe on March 25, 29 and 31, respectively.

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