Amazon doesn't want you to miss The Dutchess & the Duke's new album, Sunset/Sunrise.
-- Sound on the Sound points out that it is indeed WAY too early for year-end lists, but it was classy of Amazon to recognize locals Throw Me the Statue, Brandi Carlile, Dutchess and the Duke, and a bunch of others.
-- KEXP's got a free mp3 of The Heavy's "How You Like Me Now"
-- NME reports that Kings of Leon are launching their own clothing line, which will be sold exclusively at a shop called Paris Texas, which, appropriately enough, is in Copenhagen. Consider that shark jumped.
-- LiveDaily tells us that Weezer, on the other hand, is releasing an official band snuggie. For $30 you can get it with the new album, Raditude. Officially filed in the "Shockingly Predictable" bin.
-- Pitchfork notes that The Decemberists' Colin Meloy and his wife have written/illustrated a children's book. Insert punchline ______.