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Low alto vocals delivering bar-raising lyrics in a semi-monotone manner? Must be time for a new Aimee Mann album! Coinciding with the release of her latest LP @#%&! Smilers yesterday, Mann did an in-store performance at L.A.'s Amoeba record store. You can stream the show at the Amoeba website.

As well, Cafe Largo, long the somewhat resident Los Angeles venue of performers like Mann and Jon Brion, recently relocated from Fairfax Avenue to the 280-seat Coronet Theater on La Cienega Boulevard. Aimee performed at the new location Monday night with Brion accompanying her.

You can also check out Blackbook's feature on indie artists (including Mann) who are changing the sound of movies: " As Mann can attest, it is far more common for songwriters, especially ones with cult followings, to find themselves in the baffling quicksand of 'work-for-hire'.”

Gavinrossdale6road.jpg The cover of Radiohead's "Creep" that Prince rocked out at Coachella last month has now been removed from YouTube at the command of the purple, copyright-crazy one. Instead it's been replaced with this.

road.jpg Radiohead's two-disc Best Of, covering all the band's output on Capitol/EMI, was released yesterday along with an accompanying DVD. In addition, the British rock group's back catalog finally sees the light of day on iTunes this week. Now if only the Beatles' music would follow suit. And, er, Garth Brooks...

road.jpg Also out this week is WANDERLUST, the solo album from Gavin Rossdale (pictured right). And how is it, you might ask? Why, let's take a look at iTunes to see what the user Bob Dylan Rocks has to say in his one-star review titled "Crap": "Maybe someday Gwen will give him his balls back!!!!!!"

road.jpg The True Colors Tour kicks off with a bang...and a striped pantsuit.

road.jpg Pack your favorite T-shirt that you'll end up taking off at some point in the sweltering 95 degree weather -- the 2008 Austin City Limits festival lineup has been announced.

road.jpg Daft Punk are in no hurry while they work on their new album.

road.jpg And because you were probably worried about him, you should know that Kid Rock has sworn off celebrity relationships after Pam Anderson: "I got burnt too hard. I got completely thrown under the bus, no question about that. I don't want anything to do with the whole world she is in. It's a very dark place. I'm not going to get caught up in any of that [bleep] anymore ... those Hollywood relationships."

road.jpg Ending on a fun note, here's the Bimbo Jones remix video for Danish pop act Alphabeat's "10,000 Nights" single, out now in the U.K. (Catch the un-remixed version here.)

Red_albumroad.jpg OTHER NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK:

What is technically Weezer's third self-titled album (and their second record produced by Rick Rubin), also unofficially known as The Red Album.

The Declaration, Ashanti's first full-length set in four years.

Jewel's foray into country music, Perfectly Clear.

Indestructible, the fourth album from hard-rocking alt band Disturbed.

R&B/jazz singer Lalah Hathaway's new set, Self Portrait.

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  1. You posted the first comment on iTunes for Wanderlust. The rest of the reviews are pretty positive. I have listened to it and think it is a good album. Give it a listen.

    Posted by: Donoso | Jun 4, 2008 7:06:05 PM


  2. Please, please, please do NOT buy the new Capitol/EMI Radiohead "Best Of" disc. The band ended their association with Capitol/EMI after their contract expired last year and they are not making any money off this album. Radiohead has stated that they oppose Capitol/EMI's decision to release a "Best Of" album for the band. If you love Radiohead, don't buy this CD!

    Posted by: peterparker | Jun 4, 2008 7:16:59 PM


  3. What's most interesting is that Radiohead told Billboard they think Prince has no right to take down that video of Creep because THEY are the copyright owners in this case, not him.

    Prince really has gone crazy. Worse, his last CD revealed it by being his worst one ever. In fact, he'll probably find this comment and attempt to sue me.

    Posted by: Ben | Jun 4, 2008 9:05:45 PM


  4. hey no love for Ladytron?

    Posted by: craig | Jun 4, 2008 10:55:33 PM


  5. You can still see the Prince Creep cover at an alternate video site if you google it. It's certainly an interesting take on the song.

    Posted by: RJ | Jun 4, 2008 11:37:31 PM


  6. Sigur Ros's new track "Gobbledigook" was just released from their new album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (due out the 23rd). The track can be downloaded for free from their site: http://www.sigurros.com/dvd3.asp. And if you have a chance, the music video is amazing (just like the rest of their vids). Features naked people running wild in the woods, if that floats your boat..

    Posted by: Allan in NYC | Jun 5, 2008 12:15:32 PM


  7. I love Aimee Mann, but my goodness, she's the most impassive live performer I've ever seen!

    No wonder she doesn't care for "smilers."

    Posted by: thin mint | Jun 5, 2008 3:39:44 PM


  8. Is anyone obsessed with alphabeat? I love the remixed music!

    Posted by: Ben in MPLS | Jun 6, 2008 4:45:28 PM


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