<p>Bonnie &quot;Prince&quot; Billy &amp; The Cairo Gang's &quot;Island Brothers&quot;</p>

Bonnie "Prince" Billy & The Cairo Gang's "Island Brothers"

Credit: Drag City

Song Of The Day: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's new 'New Wonder' with Cairo Gang

Get mellow, for a good cause

Bonnie "Prince" Billy told us to "Beware" in 2009 and furthermore sent us to "The Wonder Show of the World" with The Cairo Gang last year. He and that latter group have a little more output to project this year, with a new two-song single due on Feb. 22.

"New Wonder" is the flip side of "Island Brothers'; it utilizes Will Oldham's delicate vocal features with the crackling, harmonic folk sounds of the Cairo Gang, led by Emmett Kelly (who has performed on BPB's other records, like heartaching "The Letting Go"). The flickering music video to "New Wonder" is below.

Now, I don't mean to hit you on Hump Day with a funeral, but the sales to "Island Brothers"/"New Wonder" go toward Edge Outreach, which helps provide clean drinking water resources to the people in Haiti, to battle cholera and future struggles of the ailing island.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy has only one show on slate currently, though don't be surprised at the speed at which that will change: he'll be at All Tomorrow's Parties NY (OK, OK, New Jersey), the three-day tickets to which are woefully sold-out and no I'm not done crying about it yet.

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<p>Cee Lo Green</p>

Cee Lo Green

Watch: Kerry Washington, Janelle Monae star in Cee Lo's 'Bodies' vid

Ladies love shoes, men love shades, love loves murder

If the peacock version of Cee Lo Green at the Grammys this year didn't suit you, try the Lady Killer instead.

The singer and rapper stars in his "Bodies" music video, keenly directed by Mikael Colombu and co-starring Kerry Washington. Cee Lo is literally a killer of ladies (OK, and a doctor, too) in this animated adventure, which features the "Ray" actress seeing red at the heel of her own shoe.

But Green develops a crush on another potential victim, a "Tightrope"-walking circus star (I see what you did there) who has shady homicidal tendencies of her own. Mmmm, pulp fiction.

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Watch: Foo Fighters tap Lemmy for new '80s-loving 'White Limo' clip

Watch: Foo Fighters tap Lemmy for new '80s-loving 'White Limo' clip

Album title and tracklist (and new special guest Bob Mould) announced too

The Foo Fighters' name packs a punch of its own (get it?), but add Lemmy, and you've got a serious assault.

The legendary Motorhead frontman jumps behind the wheel of "White Limo," the fourth song from the Foos' forthcoming album, newly dubbed "Wasting Light."

A VHS camera later, we have the whole band -- Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear -- shoved into the back of the long car and sometimes rocking the hell out in a parking lot. Grohl's wife Jordyn even makes an appearance.

Forget Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait" clip: this little firecracker is gonna take you back. There's a good reason people don't make hair metal videos like they did in the '80s any more, but "White Limo" certainly is a fun-to-watch reminder. On top of that, the growl of Grohl on this new track will have your fingers flying for those old Damned records (OK, OK, and Kilminster's greatest works).

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<p>PJ Harvey</p>

PJ Harvey

Credit: Seamus Murphy

Album Review: PJ Harvey's 'Let England Shake'

Shaken and stirred: English songwriter soars in the terrors of war

It’s tough to dive entirely into PJ Harvey’s “Let England Shake” without a history lesson, and the richer the story, the deeper you go.

The singer-songwriter has it explained more fully here but open your books to World War I, during the Gallipoli campaign, a battle that magnified the cruelty of Western land and naval wars, an unjust eight months of enormous losses. The Ottoman Empire struck back hard against the Allied forces from England and France (and, notably, from Australia and New Zealand); the latter underestimated their ability to swiftly end the attack, stemming from failures and miscalcuations of its leaders and disasterous weather. The result was hundreds of thousands of casualties.
Harvey takes on the voice of those soldiers and sufferers, hungry for home, through emotive artifacts and battle zone observations. It’s a relief, the way she separates the person of Polly Jean and insinuates the not-so-straw-men of history, removing her from a pastor’s pulpit and into the “trenches of burning oil.” “Let it burn” she concludes in “Written on the Forehead,” sampling from Niney and the Observer’s reggae track “Blood and Fire.” The apocalypse of this creepily soaring rocker could easily be a Massive Attack – no pun intended – track that Never Was.
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<p>James Murphy and Stephen Colbert on &quot;The Colbert Report&quot;</p>

James Murphy and Stephen Colbert on "The Colbert Report"

Watch: LCD Soundsystem makes its final TV appearance ever on 'Colbert'

'At some point, it gets embarrassing'

Yes, you've died and gone to Brooklyn.

It was with those words that Stephen Colbert teased his musical and interview guest last night on "The Colbert Report": LCD Soundsystem was making its last television appearance ever.

James Murphy sat in the hot seat to field mostly one-liners from Colbert, who asked why his band was calling it quits.

"It seemed like the right thing to do," Murphy said, noting that he's 41 and "at some point it gets embarrassing."

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<p>James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem</p>

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem adds four farewell show dates after MSG furor

Band heading to 'The Colbert Report' tonight

Sorry, rest of the country, but LCD Soundsystem just wants to take care of New York.

After thousands of fans were shut out from buying tickets to the electronic band's farewell show at Madison Square Garden, James Murphy and Co. subsequently announced the addition of four new dates at Terminal 5, leading up to the April 2 swan song. The MSG concert, dubbed The Long Goodbye, sold out in less than five minutes, with tickets going almost instantly up on secondary ticket market sites like StubHub.

Those prices -- some of which went up for $1,500 and more -- have dipped since LCD announced shows for March 28-31. Tickets for those go up on Feb. 18 via Ticketmaster for $40 plus whatever gnarly, evil fees are tacked on because the world is a cold, dead place. Ticket purchases are limited to 2 a piece.

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<p>Flaming Lips show you how &quot;Two Blobs Fucking&quot; is done</p>

Flaming Lips show you how "Two Blobs Fucking" is done

Credit: Warner Bros.

Flaming Lips release audio experiment album for free today

'Two Blobs F*cking' intended to be played on smart phones

Happy bogus holiday, Valentine's Day! How would you like to hear "Two Blobs Fucking?"

Oh no, no, my pet, I didn't mean to offend you! That just happens to be the name of the Flaming Lips' new project, released in its entirety today at 3 p.m. EST on YouTube. For free.

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<p>Radiohead's &quot;The King of Limbs&quot;</p>

Radiohead's "The King of Limbs"

Radiohead announce new album 'The King of Limbs,' digital out Saturday

Digital version due Feb. 19, basic CD in March, insane package in May

Radiohead has announced its eighth full-length record, "The King of Limbs," and have dubbed it the world's first "newspaper album."

The mystery remains what a newpaper album exactly is.

And what the tracklist is. But we'll know pretty quick, considering the British band is releasing the album in full digitally this Saturday.

"The King of Limbs" will be available for purchase for $9 and $14 for the digital download in MP3 or WAV, respectively, on Feb. 19 exclusively through their website. Then, a standard vinyl and CD release of the album goes to brick-and-mortar, as well as to all other digital shops, on March 28.

Then, if you are patient and have a little more money to drop, you may be interested in the insane deluxe packaging of the set, which will be shipped on May 9. This behemoth contains two clear 10" vinyl records, a CD, "many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradeable plastic to hold it all together," a digital download the same day everybody else can get it and a chance at winning an autographed 12" record with two songs on it. No word what the songs are. At $48 (MP3) and $53 (WAV), the price includes shipping.

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<p>Taylor Swift can't believe it!</p>

Taylor Swift can't believe it!

Get gaga: The 2011 Grammy Awards Drinking Game

Stock up and sit down: Eminem, Katy Perry and... Chris Brown

Welcome to the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2011, an event that you may be able further tolerate with organized drinking.

I know that every year we can always count on somebody thanking God, or wearing tacky pinstripes, or forgetting the bra or looking like they're gonna throw up as they look into the camera. It's pop music's three-and-a-half hours and we get the very best and worst.

Grab yourself a case and share some with your neighbor, as we take you through some pretty basic drinking cues for the 2011 ceremony, broadcasting live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight (Feb. 13) starting at 8 p.m. EST via CBS. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Eminem, Lady Antebellum and other stars may not be able to slam some back while they sit in the auditorium, so you sweatpanted masses might as well.

Here are some drinking rules and cues. What would you add?

+ Every shot on Katy Perry's cleavage, take two drinks

+ For each word Bieber pronounces as though he is from Philly and not from Canada, scream hysterically then drink

+ If Usher is wearing sunglasses and or touches his chest during seating or performance, OMG, freaking drink

+ When and if Eminem smiles, "recover" from shock and waterfall that drink

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<p>Lady Gaga</p>

Lady Gaga

Credit: Interscope

Listen: Lady Gaga's long-awaited new single 'Born This Way'

What do you think of the feel-good dance-floor anthem?

"It doesn't matter if you love him / or capital H-i-m." And thus Lady Gaga launches into her first new sounds since "The Fame Monster."

"Born This Way" bowed this morning (and, I will admit, rather loudly) at 6 a.m. EST on the singer's website, and is streaming for free, on loop. Considering the amount of traffic her page is receiving, expect the internet to break a couple times before you get a full rotation in today.

And "Bad Romance," this is not. There isn't a scrap of ominous, lurching minor notes or monsterous rhythms; instead, this is an out-and-out upbeat, '90s-styled dancefloor anthem, in praise of "loving who you are" and societal equal-footing, whether your "black, white, beige" or "Orient" ("Orient?").

An inevitable Madonna comparison comes to mind, with the speak-singing verses and quick turns of phrase, like "Don't be a drag, just be a queen" (a "queen on a throne," perhaps?) and the thorough embrace of each, sweet syllable: "I was born this way-hay." I'll be damned if it doesn't nod at TLC's "Waterfalls, "too, not just in the verse melody but also on themes of "mama said" and survival.

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