Danny Elfman/Tim Burton 25th anniversary limited edition (only 1,000) soundtrack box set coming for Christmas.
Britney Spears sends flowers to Glee's Heather Morris.
Stream Antony and the Johnsons' new album Swanlights here in full prior to its release next week.
The eminently watchable Nicki Minaj, with Will.i.am, performed new single "Check It Out" last night on "The Late Show With David Letterman." The track samples the Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star."
Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are both poised to mark unprecedented milestones as they each approach 1 billion video views on YouTube. Gaga averages 1.3 million views a day, Beiber about 3.7 million.
Hercules and Love Affair set European tour dates (some with Gossip); new album, Blue Songs, due early 2011.
Soft, sweet sounds give way to dark lyrical conceits on St. Lola in the Fields' debut High Atop the Houses and the Towns. The Canadian/Nashville duo of Cindy Brouwer and Jeremy Bose are a rom-com soundtrack away from superstardom with standouts "Fly" and "Hold Me."
Electronic duo Delerium offer up previously-unreleased stripped-down, acoustic versions of nine of their tracks (plus three brand new ones) on Voice, including the classic "Silence" featuring Sarah McLachlan.
Boston quintet New Collisions' debut album The Optimist is a solid album with a late '70s/early '80s punk/pop feel. The band, appropriately, has opened for the B-52's and Blondie.
The powerful, warbly voice of Sleater-Kinney offers up her first solo album 1,000 Years as the Corin Tucker Band, careening from the country-flecked title track to the Celtic strains of "Dragon" to the — wait for it — Sleater-Kinney-esque "Doubt."
World-class depressive Tricky sounds almost, well, not happy but really engaged on his ninth release Mixed Race. Don’t believe us? Check out the club-friendly "Bristol to London" or the spy-guitar rave up "Murder Weapon."
New York producer/DJ Alex Gimeno aka Ursula 1000 releases the Fuzz EP — four fuzzy garage-rocking dance tracks, including "Hey You!," a shagadelic delight featuring none other than the B-52’s Fred Schneider.
Also released: Jason Mraz — "Life Is Good" EP (digital); John Lennon/Yoko Ono — Double Fantasy Stripped Down; Faith Evans — Something About Faith; Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. — Christmas with the Rat Pack; Bruno Mars — Doo-Wops & Hooligans; Guster — Easy Wonderful; David Archuleta — The Other Side of Down; Fran Healy — Wreckorder; The Puppini Sisters — Christmas With The Puppini Sisters
Abe Vigoda — " Throwing Shade"
L.A. four piece throws a Bloc Party and a Drag Race on this clip from their electro-influenced fourth album Crush. What do we mean? Oh, just watch the clip already.
Zowie — "Broken Machine"
This bouncy babe from New Zealand never missed an arts & crafts class as evidenced on this playful Rube Goldberg machine of a clip. This is her debut single and we can't wait for more.
Labrinth — "Let The Sun Shine"
If Taye Diggs grew up on a diet of Euro-pop instead of Broadway show tunes, he might've become this U.K. soul singer. Labrinth (ne Timothy McKenzie) dances through a panoply of colorful backdrops dressed like an old-school Temptation, each scenario a celebration of a strong new talent.
Sky Ferreira — "Obsession"
The Portuguese-American singer-songwriter stalks a volatile (and obviously good-humored) Michael Madsen in her Hollywood narrative about the pitfalls and plusses of overwrought passion.