01. The Strokes confirm new album cover art and tracklist

“Somewhere between Escher and Timmy Mallet, it’s a little harsh on the eyes at first, but something of a grower (not a patch on MGMT’s similarly lurid Congratulations sleeve though). The album, the band’s fourth to date, is due for release via Rough Trade on March 21, and contains ten new tracks. ‘Under Cover of Darkness’ is the lead single.” (factmag)

02. Any more bands playing fashion week parties? Creep tonight in NYC, Arcade Fire pre-Grammys secret show in LA

“The National played Milk Studios Wednesday. Kanye West didn’t play, but he was hanging out at the “Best New Menswear Designers in America Fall 2011 Collections event” at Ace Hotel last night. Creep (with Nina Sky) are playing Tribeca Grand tonight.” (brooklynvegan)

03. Watch Arcade Fire’s KROQ Acoustic Session

“Arcade Fire unplugged still sounds a whole lot like regular Arcade Fire, it turns out. The band is in L.A. to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, and while in town, they took the opportunity to record an acoustic session for the L.A. radio station KROQ. ” Nice sweater. (pitchfork)

04. Boozetown

“We all dream of a homeland for drunks, but one visionary spent much of his life trying to make that dream a reality. This is his story.” (coudal)

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