-- Consequence of Sound: Although Seattle's own The End gets credit for being the first to stream these new Arcade Fire songs (since pulled down), the streams for "Ready to Start" and "We Used to Wait" are still rolling at Consequence of Sound.
Justin Dylan Renney Karen O with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Bumbershoot 2009.
-- NY Magazine: We're not the only ones obsessed with Damien Jurado and his new album, Saint Bartlett. New York Magazine has a nice mention of Jurado in preview of his show at the Mercury Lounge this week. Sadly, the extended, print version is hiding somewhere online.
-- New York Times: Critic Jon Pareles: "I miss the old Dave Matthews Band."
-- NME: TV On the Radio's Dave Sitek has tapped Karen O, Holly Miranda, and a handful of other guests for his debut solo album, Maximum Balloon, due August 23.
-- Spinner: From their feature, Slash: A Day In the Life: "The only reason I quit was I finally got to a point where I was bored with everything -- bored with drinking, bored with drugs."