James Ferraro readies new album Far Side Virtual with bonus Time Warner/700 Club creatine body spray [News Article]

Loren Connors, Sic Alps, Amen Dunes, Steven R. Smith, and many others contribute to Japan benefit comp [News Article]

Jeff Mangum eats falafel sandwich, writes music for Robert Schneider and Robert Beatty to perform using their brains [News Article]

Oneida unveil final album in Thank Your Parents trilogy, mom and dad hesitantly appreciative though still concerned [News Article]

Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger to release solo LP on Merge, arranged by a special commission of Navajo basketball coaches and blonde ladies [News Article]

Grooveshark bypasses Android ban with non-Market app... just in time *wink wink* [News Article]

Leyland Kirby has another truckload of new music to unload in your living room [News Article]

AMPLIFY 11 festival lineup announced: Graham Lambkin, Keith Rowe, Jason Lescalleet, Michael Pisaro, and other solemn gentlemen [News Article]

Google bans Grooveshark app from Android Market after pressure from labels and squares that can't groove [News Article]

J. Rocc drops Some Cold Rock Stuf on your lumpy head, flees to Japan and Europe for tour [News Article]

Musicians continue to rally for Japan relief with benefit concerts, compilations, and other incentives [News Article]

Pink Reason release sophomore LP on Siltbreeze, tour Europe, show off their assets [News Article]

Soundset Festival lineup announced for May: Big Boi, De La Soul, Atmosphere, Curren$y, and DJ Passion Play (this last one I made up) [News Article]

Group Doueh mercilessly announce new album Zayna Jumma, effectively bankrupting Sublime Frequencies fans [News Article]

Microsoft reportedly discontinues the Zune; in music devices as in life, all your squirts were in vain [News Article]

Kraftwerk release "interactive 24-hour music generator" iPhone/iPad app; Florian Schneider must be one angry bird [News Article]

Neil Hamburger and Tim Heidecker offer rare recordings in exchange for donations to Japan tsunami relief [News Article]

'Anonymous' hacker group attacks BMI website over file-sharing stance, BMI retaliates by leaking their debut album Hack'n & Sack'n [News Article]

Will Oldham and Elisa Ambrogio embark on audiobook tour, with music by Ben Chasny to keep everyone awake [News Article]

Millions of teenage girls let out Wilhelm screams as James Blake announces world tour [News Article]