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Manic Street Preachers to play first US shows in ten years

Manic Street Preachers have announced details of their first North American shows in 10 years, kicking off in Seattle on September 21. - Source

The Decemberists announce North American tour

The Decemberists have announced a tour of North America, kicking off at the Newport Folk Festival this Saturday (August 1) - Source

Daft Punk's TRON: LEGACY Soundtrack Will Probably Sound Like This

As reported, the makers of the Tron sequel (now called TRON: LEGACY) tapped robots of Daft Punk to score their forthcoming remake. And as Twilight fans Thom Yorke and Bon Iver reminded us earlier today, it is Comic-Con week, the time where studios preview their sci-fi wares and naturally make lots of indie rock news in the process. (CHECK OUT OUR HOT PICS!!1) URB Mag checked out the TRON: LEGACY space and filmed some video demonstrating the updated design for the Light Cycles (check that pic) in an exhibit playing music that sounds enough like Daft Punk for us to think that yes, we are getting a little preview of Daft Punk's soundtrack right now. Apparently they've recorded 24 new songs for the film, due 2011. Get a start here: Continue reading Daft Punk's TRON: LEGACY Soundtrack Will Probably Sound Like This... - Source

Wilco/Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park, Coney Island 7/13/09

In a few days the city's indie kids will make their way out to Coney Island for the Voice's annual Siren festival, chances are many of the same kids who made the trek last night to see Tweedy and Yo La and surprise guests Feist and Ed Droste at KeySpan Park last night. Wilco welcomed openers Yo La (whose set pulled from their fantastic new Popular Songs LP, along with some "Autumn Sweater" and the like) onstage for "Spiders (Kidsmoke)," a few songs after Cyclone buddies Leslie and Droste joined the band on "You & I." It was the second time Feist performed the (The Album) collab live, the third coming tonight with Wilco's scheduled Letterman performance. Photographer Natasha Ryan is one of those who practiced her Siren commute by taking in last night's stellar KeySpan bill, so enjoy her shots while setting your DVR for CBS at 11:35PM tonight. Here's Wilco's setlist: Continue reading Wilco/Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park, Coney Island 7/13/09... - Source

Julian Casablancas Goes Solo With The Phrazes For The Young LP

Fab did it with Little Joy. Nickolai Fraiture did it with Nickel Eye. Albert Hammond Jr. did it with Albert Hammond Jr. And now after lending his voice to Homme and sneakers and authentic rappers, Strokes figurehead Julian Casablancas is officially and completely stepping out on his own with a debut solo full-length. The set spans eight songs, recorded in NYC, LA, and of course Nebraska, with production assists from Jason Lander and Mike Mogis. We're scraping for details here, so the best we can offer is there are songs titled "River Of Brake Lights," "Glass," and the L.E.S. referencing "Ludlow St." And that this album preview looks like a movie trailer, is anti-drinking, and is more cinematically synth-poppy than you expected. Continue reading Julian Casablancas Goes Solo With The Phrazes For The Young LP... - Source

Broken Social Scene Reunites (Briefly), Stars in Film

The babes are back! The babes are back! - Source

New Modest Mouse - "Perpetual Motion Machine"

So far it seem like folks' favorite No One's First And You're Next-related track was the slippery 6-minute "Whale Song." Well satisfied fans, the mid-tempo Big Easy horn howler "Perpetual Motion Machine" takes Brock and Co. into a pretty different direction. You can hear it over at SPIN. As far as context, the eight-song No One's First And You're Next is out 8/4 via Epic. "Perpetual Motion Machine" will be backed by "History Sticks To Your Feet" on the official 7" single. Modest Mouse are on tour this summer. Johnny Marr's busy with Cribs, of course, so they'll be joined by ex-Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild instead. - Source

Grizzly Bear map US dates

Grizzly Bear have announced a run of US shows, kicking off late September in Michigan, with Beach House accompanying them on all dates. - Source

Flaming Lips, MGMT to headline Treasure Island Festival

Flaming Lips, MGMT, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo and Grizzly Bear are among the bands set to headline the Treasure Island Music Festival this autumn. - Source

Trail of Dead Pool Party!

Out of context, that sounds kind of disgusting. - Source