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Jack White announces new album, due in June

Hold on to your primary-colored pantaloons — Jack White has announced the release of a second solo album on June 10.

And he’s taking the opportunity once again to teach the world an olde-timey vocab lesson: The album is called Lazarretto, which apparently is also the word for a quarantine station for maritime travelers. A fitting followup to his first post-White Stripes solo outing, 2012’s Blunderbuss, otherwise known as a muzzle-loading firearm.

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The Black Keys use Mike Tyson's Twitter account to announce new album, 'Turn Blue'

The Black Keys have had some pretty great collaborations over the years. But we certainly did not expect a partnership with Mike Tyson.

The blues-rock duo announced the title and release date of their new album — Turn Blue, out May 13 — via the boxing icon’s verified Twitter account on Friday:

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A Great Big World talks Christina Aguilera, their new album, and the spectrum of sexuality

Like so many other hopeful artists circa 2013, A Great Big World’s Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino raised the money they needed to record a six-song EP the only way they could think of: On Kickstarter.

And while fans of Axel’s solo work came out in droves to support the newly formed duo, easily exceeding their original $15,000 goal, the pair had no idea of the exponential leap they were about to make, thanks to two songs: the first pulled from relative YouTube obscurity to be featured on an episode of Glee and another one on So You Think You Can Dance which led to L.A. Reid signing them to Epic Records, and no less a star than Christina Aguilera asking to collaborate with them.

Now, just over a year later, they find themselves with a certified hit, “Say Something,” released last September and still hovering at the #5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. But the two friends, who first met at NYU nine years ago, have a lot more to say in their debut album, Is There Anybody Out There?, due Jan. 21.

EW caught up with AGBW to find out more about their big break(s), what they learned from Christina Aguilera, and what to expect from their new album (hint: more Chad, more cheer):

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: “This Is The New Year” was featured on Glee and then “Say Something” was showcased on So You Think You Can Dance — were you surprised to get so much recognition so early on in your forming as a band?
IAN: It kind of fell into our laps, and it was just luck and timing. But we always thought that “This Is The New Year” would be the huge breakout song for us and we did not think “Say Something” could ever be a single. Most of our music is upbeat and positive. Also, A Great Big World is mostly about our voices together, so we wanted the song that would break us to feature both of our voices. After So You Think You Can Dance happened and the song started getting some buzz, our label [Epic] said they were pushing it to radio and at first we were like, “No, no that’s not part of our plan!” But we went for it and, people are connecting to it more than we could have ever dreamed. We felt so alone writing that song. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce's new album release date revealed? Norwegian fan encounter says maybe

Good job, Norway!

According to reports, Bey begrudgingly divulged a November release date for her next album to a fan after an Oslo tour date. Olivia Krantz wrote in a blog post that while attending a backstage meet-and-greet, she asked the singer when her next album was due. “‘In November’ was her answer before her gaze drifted to the next fan,” Krantz said (in Norwegian). “Got a faint feeling that she disliked the question.”

Meanwhile, in other Scandanavian news: the Swedish-based clothing company H&M has reportedly also incurred the wrath of Queen Bey after attempting to run doctored photos of her for their recent marketing campaign. British tab The Sun reports that the retail giant initially tried to run images that reduced the singer’s famously curvy physique.

“When Beyonce found out they had edited the way her body really looked, she hit the roof,” the paper’s insider says. “Her people refused to give the pictures the green light so H&M were forced to use the originals.”

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Daft Punk officially announce new album, 'Random Access Memories,' with iTunes pre-order

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Yes, it’s happening. And we’re gonna celebrate.

Daft Punk officially announced their return with a press release emailed out at the dancefloor-appropriate hour of 1:45am EST last night — providing a link to the iTunes pre-order of their Random Access Memories for $11.99 plus an official website, randomaccessmemories.com, for the CD ($12.98) and vinyl ($39.98, which includes a digital album download code, an LP size booklet and “180 gram double vinyl gatefold”).

There’s no direct reference to a release date on the album site, but the iTunes page says “Expected Release May 21, 2013″. So there’s that, and the one 15-second song loop that aired in Saturday Night Live ad a few weeks ago to keep you going until May.

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