Odds and Ends: Listen to MGMT & National, Elliott Smiths Fans Are Upset, Beck Covers INXS, and more...

Here's some of the stuff I've seen over the week that's kinda interesting but not interesting enough for me to clog up your RSS feed, twitter account or Facebook page over.

  • MGMT's new album was leaked so they decided to stream the whole thing from their site.  Enjoy.
  • The National's new album, High Violet, will be released on May 11th.  You can grab a track from the record, "Bloodbuzz Ohio" on
  • Larry Crane is a longtime friend of Elliot Smith and he's in the process of remastering Smith's debut album, Roman CandleFans are upset over an album that no one has heard, but I can see why.  It's something that should be preserved, faults and all.
  • Beck, St. Vincent & the Liars have covered INXS's popular "Kick" album in a day.  They are releasing one song a week from their project, first up is "Guns in the Sky".
  • The BBC reviews Jonsi's new album, Go.  I like the intro:  "His voice remains one of modern music's most readily identifiable instruments".
  • Iggy Pop will no longer stage dive after the audience failed to catch him at New York's Carnegie Hall.

Paula Yates Is Found Dead

PAULA YATES has been found dead in her London home. The former host of the BBC's Big Breakfast was probably best known as the former wife of both Bob Geldof and the late INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence. It was claimed by Yates at the time that Hutchence's suicide was due to the stress put on the couple by her former husband, Geldof. Cause of death is not known at this time, though reports are circulating that Yates had been recently treated for depression. She leaves behind 4 children and a world of people who'll miss her inane banter with popstars.