SoundCloud "Next" upgrade leaves Beta behind, giving us something to write December music news about! [News Article]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce new album just in time for Australian Christmas! (which happens in February) [News Article]

Was Andrew W.K. just named a Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East by the U.S. State Department, or am I really high on Pine-sol? (Update: I am really high on Pine-sol) [News Article]

Pissed Jeans announce new album, new track, astronomic dry cleaning bill [News Article]

The Flaming Lips to host upcoming McSweeney's radio special after Dave Eggers declares radio to be a much funnier industry than publishing [News Article]

The Flaming Lips get together with some new fwends to remake an entire King Crimson record. Okay, but what are they going to do after that? [News Article]

Morrissey's hair announces rescheduled US tourdates with Morrissey [News Article]

Cat Power postpones European tour [News Article]

Animal Collective announce NYC make-up shows, remind us about "Applesauce" 10-inch [News Article]

Radiohead "On A Friday" cassettes currently on eBay for $50,000. For a bit of perspective, $50,000 is the equivalent of 50,000 individual US dollars! [News Article]

Death Grips post Epic Records infringement letter on Facebook, get their asses FIRED for it, Future-Marty McFly-style [News Article]

EMI and Universal announce layoffs. I don't know about you guys, but I'm starting to suspect that the music industry is maybe in a little trouble. [News Article]

Local Natives to release new album and tour in January, to the guffaws of Mayans everywhere [News Article]

John Cale, contemporary adult, announces West Coast tourdates with Cass McCombs in support of adult contemporary music [News Article]

Morrissey postpones US tourdates (Fans are hereby not advised to try to cheer up listening to Morrissey) [News Article]

Califone reissue Sometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People on vinyl (darn, I was hoping they'd release it on Spotify) [News Article]

Superdrag's Regretfully Yours gets vinyl reissue. Now your former angsty-teen self and your current hipster-with-money self can both be happy! [News Article]