-- Spin: The new Hole album (Hole being Courtney Love and a fresh cast) is called Nobody's Daughter and will be released in April 27 via Mercury/IDJ.
Sylvere H. The National
-- Pitchfork: The Germans won't let Peaches perform Jesus Christ Superstar.
-- NME: The new Rufus Wainwright album, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu, drops on April 5.
-- Rolling Stone: The National's Aaron Dessner says the band's new record -- due on May 11 -- will have "a darker and meaner" vibe than 2007's Boxer, but will also be "catchier and more of a pop record." Gotcha. They'll undoubtedly be pulling from the untitled new record when they play Sasquatch!
-- Ear Candy: Ra Scion and MTK will release their first record as Victor Shade on March 27.
-- EMP: The museum's Pop Conference -- a very geeky, very fun examination of music, music journalism, and music academia -- returns April 15 to 18.