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David Lynch announces his second album, promises Bob Dylan cover and a track with Lykke Li

It’s been seven years since he put out his last feature-length film, Inland Empire, but David Lynch is still staying Renaissance-man busy.

When he isn’t spreading the gospel of Transcendental Meditation or making Vines, the director of weirdo-cinema classics like Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks heads into the music studio, apparently; he’s set to release his second album, The Big Dream, this summer. Lynch wrote 11 of the album’s 12 songs on his followup to 2011’s Crazy Clown Time — including a “signature take” on Bob Dylan’s “The Ballad of Hollis Brown.”

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Mumford & Sons announce new album, 'Babel'

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It’s been three years since British crooners Mumford & Sons brought banjo back with their sleeper hit Sigh No More, which slowly but steadily sold over 2.2 million copies in the U.S.

When the “Little Lion” men‘s just-announced sophomore album Babel hits stores on September 24, it will likely arrive with a much more immediate bang.

On their official website, Mumford revealed the track listing for their new set, and if titles like “Broken Crown” and “Ghosts that We Knew” are any indication, the introspective lads are still struggling to grow up and clarify what they believe about life, love, and death.

The title track also carries an allusion to the Hebrew Bible; “Babel” was the name used for the City of Babylon, and the word also relates to the Tower of Babel, which the book of Genesis describes an enormous structure built in hopes of reaching the heavens  (that is, until God confounded the peoples’ languages and scattered them throughout the Earth).

Marcus Mumford, whose parents are leaders of the Vineyard Church in the UK and Ireland, appears to be serving up another set of brogue-infused Sunday-school angst. And perhaps some wedded bliss as well — we’re guessing “Lover’s Eyes” is about new bride Carey Mulligan.

Nine of Babel‘s twelve tracks have already found their way to the web, mostly in the form of live performances. Check out the full track listing below, along with a few embedded clips. (For a handy YouTube compilation of all the tracks currently floating through the web, click here.) READ FULL STORY

Green Day releasing three albums over the next eight months

Green Day put their humble beginnings to bed with the release of two epic concept albums that solidified themselves as one of the most essential contemporary American rock bands. But now, even the sprawl of American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown is too confining for the boys from Berkeley, as they have announced that they will be releasing a trio of brand new albums between September and January.

“We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives. This is the best music we’ve ever written, and the songs just keep coming,” the band said in a statement released by their publicist last night. “Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy.  Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels.”

The albums will be titled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tre!, the third eschewing the proper Spanish spelling of “three” in favor of a reference to drummer Tré Cool. READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj bumps second album, premieres 'Stupid Hoe' video: Watch it here!

Fans of Nicki Minaj’s alter-ego Roman Zolanski got good news and bad news this weekend.

On the one hand, Minaj announced via Twitter that her second proper album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, would not be coming out until April 3.

The album, which contrary to the title is not a rehash-remix of her debut but an entirely new collection of tracks, was originally supposed to hit stores on Feb. 14, so it’s time to reconsider your Valentine’s Day gift to the wig-wearing rap fan in your life.

But just as Nicki taketh away, so she giveth. Friday saw the premiere of the Hype Williams-directed video for “Stupid Hoe,” Roman Reloaded‘s twitchy, minimalist single. Williams’ super-saturated visuals and spastic editing recall his late ’90s heyday, which often involved bathing lyrical lunatics like Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott in primary colors and building cartoonish universes around them.

Give the “Stupid Hoe” video a look below, but since there’s a disembodied bare booty floating around in there, it should be considered vaguely NSFW. READ FULL STORY

Bruce Springsteen returns with new album, fresh single 'We Take Care of Our Own': Hear it here!

If you feel like your rock & roll has been lacking inspiration lately, there’s a guy in New Jersey who can take care of that. (Sorry, it’s not you, still-alive Jon Bon Jovi.)

On March 6, Bruce Springsteen will release Wrecking Ball, his first album of new material since 2009’s Working On a Dream. It’s the Boss’ 17th studio release and the first since the death of E Street Band stalwart Clarence Clemons. A long tour through both the U.S. and Europe will follow the album’s release.

“Bruce has dug down as deep as he can to come up with this vision of modern life,” Springsteen’s longtime manager Jon Landau said in a statement released to the press this morning. “The lyrics tell a story you can’t hear anywhere else and the music is his most innovative of recent years. The writing is some of the best of his career and both veteran fans and those who are new to Bruce will find much to love on Wrecking Ball.”

Fans can already start falling in love with the new album, as the first single “We Take Care of Our Own” is already online. Featuring a rugged backbeat, just the right amount of chiming, and slightly rawer production than we’re used to hearing from Jersey’s favorite son, it’s a pretty strong amalgam of classic Bruce and 21st-century Bruce. Give it a spin below: READ FULL STORY

Adele, Maroon 5, and (yes) Miley Cyrus pay tribute to Bob Dylan on new album

Adele, Miley Cyrus, Darren Criss, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, Elvis Costello, Pete Seeger, Tom Morello, and Ke$ha are among the acts who have contributed new or previously unreleased tracks to the album Chimes of Freedom which pays tribute to both Bob Dylan and Amnesty International.

Adele has gifted Chimes of Freedom a live version of “Make You Feel My Love” and Cyrus sings “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” while folk legend Seeger performs “Forever Young.”

But they’re hardly the only ones on this massive four-disc outing. Find the just-released full tracklisting after the jump:

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Coldplay announces title and release date for new album

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Coldplay has announced that their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, will release in the U.S. on Oct. 25. In a message on their website, the band said the record will be produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson “with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno.”

In addition to standard digital, CD, and vinyl release, there will also be a special limited edition Pop-Up Album version, which includes a 12″ x 12″ hard cover book featuring graffiti pop-up art designed by David A. Carter, and exclusive photographs, excerpts from the studio diary, and content from the band’s personal notebooks.

Coldplay recently performed some of the new music from Mylo Xyloto at Lollapalooza. They also performed “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,” the album’s first single, and another track from the record, “Charlie Brown,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The next single, “Paradise,” is due Sept. 12.

More Coldplay:
On the scene at Lollapalooza, day one: Coldplay, Muse, and more
Coldplay debut new song, pay tribute to Amy Winehouse on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Coldplay’s ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ video: Watch it here!

Feist to release new album 'Metals' in October

It has been over four years since Leslie Feist, one of Canada’s most beloved aughties-indie exports, dropped The Reminder, her breakout album aided by the colorful iPod-ad-assisted phenomenon “1234.”

Now she’s is back with a new album called Metals, and today she announced that it will be hitting store shelves both real and virtual on October 4. The album’s 12 songs were co-produced by Feist, Chilly Gonzales, and Dominic Mocky Salole (her longtime partners in crime) and multi-talented Icelander Valgeir Sigurosson (who has worked on a number of different projects, including Bjork’s Medulla).

She’ll be uploading video previews on her official site leading up to the release of the album, and in the one featured after the jump, you can see her and her collaborators working through one of the new tunes. READ FULL STORY

Noel Gallagher announces solo album details, talks fight with Liam: 'He was like Randy Savage'

Oasis guitarist and chief songwriter Noel Gallagher has announced that his debut solo CD, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, will be released in the United States on November 8.

According to the Guardian, at a press conference today in London, England, Gallagher said that while the CD was not “stadium rock,” he believed it would appeal to fans of Oasis, who famously and acrimoniously split in 2009.

Gallagher has already recorded a second collection, an as yet unnamed collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous (a pseudonym of British electronica act The Future Sound of London), which will be released next year.

At the press conference, Gallagher spoke about the Oasis breakup and recalled a confrontation with his brother and former bandmate Liam, during which the latter wielded a guitar “like an axe.”

The guitarist also compared his brother to the recently deceased wrestler Randy Savage. According to Noel, “He was quite violent. At that point there was no physical violence but there was a lot of World Wrestling Federation stuff, he was like Randy Savage or something. It was an unnecessarily violent act and he nearly took my face off. I was like, you know what, I’m f—ing out of here.”

Read more:
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher marries
Liam Gallagher criticizes statue of Michael Jackson (and height of Justin Bieber)
Beady Eye: Liam Gallagher talks about his new band’s CD, the last time he spoke to Noel, and why he ‘likes the Gaga’

James Franco adds 'experimental electronic musician' to his giant resume

OK, James Franco. We get it. You are bionically high-achieving.

You go to school, you teach, you write, you act, you paint, you host award shows, you are an excellently homicidal soap-opera villain. You’re willing to give stuff a try, and that’s noble, but it got ridiculous about 67 projects ago.

And now you’re going to drop an EP of experimental electronic tracks with drag performer Kalup Linzy (who acted alongside Franco on General Hospital)?

It’s called Turn It Up and it’s set to drop July 12. In fact, there’s even a little snippet of a song called “Broken”:

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