Built to Spill cover old songs in 1980s synth-pop style, BECAUSE THEY CAN [News Article]

We Were Promised Jetpacks open for Jimmy Eat World, who will then emotionally manipulate their audience to tears [News Article]

How to write a Wavves news story, lesson one: new US tourdates [News Article]

Gorillaz add new US tourdates; who knew cartoon characters could maintain so much cred? [News Article]

Born Ruffians announce fall tour, encourage "spastic dancing" [News Article]

Newsflash: Saddle Creek is still relevant! Land of Talk announce fall tour! [News Article]

The Thermals set tour in support of Personal Life [News Article]

J. Tillman was going to shower, but he decided to release a new album instead [News Article]

Tim Kasher of Cursive announces debut solo album The Game of Monogamy [News Article]

Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart and Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg form Blue Water White Death, because ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead was already taken [News Article]

Marnie Stern to blow chillwave bands off their surfboards with new album in October [News Article]

Time to bust out your boombox: Joan of Arc limited-edition cassette box set due in September [News Article]

Vampire Weekend's Contra cover model is suing for $2 million; Ezra Koenig sells vintage boat shoe collection to pay her off [News Article]

of Montreal announce fall tour; expect a Noah's Ark-load of animals onstage [News Article]

Imbogodom (Alexander Tucker and Daniel Beban) to release debut album on Thrill Jockey, are really called Imbogodom [News Article]

My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel set to release solo album, All Birds Say [News Article]

Pygmalion Festival announces 2010 lineup; you wish your college was this cool [News Article]

Mike Watt finishes his third punk opera, gives Green Day a run for their money [News Article]

Weezer try to redeem themselves from teaming up with Kenny G by ditching him for Ryan Adams [News Article]

Deer Tick announce summer tour; frontman John McCauley loves Hairy Palmers [News Article]