Today In Music News: Thu Feb 24

After spending some time in the studio recording a new album with Mark Ronson, the Black Lips will take a bit more time on the road.

Don’t worry, now that The White Stripes have ended their life as a band, Jack White isn’t going to continue joining or starting up new bands. Instead he has stated he’ll keep on with The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, or just stick to going solo.

“I won’t join another band again,” he recently told Q [via the Guardian]. “Three’s enough for one lifetime. If I can’t say it in any of these bands, then I’ll say it by myself.”

TV On The Radio fans won’t have to wait long for new material from the previously on hiatus band. They’ve announced a new record — Nine Types of Light — and tour, both of which will be coming as soon as April.

Hey, despots need to be entertained too: Wikileaks documents show that Beyonce and Usher, among others, took big paydays to perform for members of the Qaddafi clan.

Pearl Jam are readying to reissue their 1993 record Vs. and 1994’s Vitalogy. Ten already received the reissue treatment in 2009; this time around you can purchase them separately or bundled with the live album Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994.

City and Colour’s third studio disc will be released in June.

The Cool Kids have been busy doing just about everything but releasing their long-awaiting debut full-length (including multiple mixtapes and EPs). But now the news is that they will be releasing When Fish Ride Bicycles through Mountain Dew’s Green Label Sound.

The Cool Kids previously teamed with Green Label Sound in 2008 to release their single “Delivery Man”. Up until now, Green Label Sound has been devoted entirely to releasing free singles from a handpicked group of artists and, as Billboard points out, When Fish Rides Bicycles is their first full-length. And they’re going with a decidedly nontraditional method of splitting the album’s revenues; other than iTunes processing fees, all the proceeds from the sales will go directly to the artists. If you’re a Cool Kid, that’s a seriously good deal.


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