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MFNW: Just in case you need another reason to attend this year's MusicFestNW, Corgan and Co. play the Wonder Ballroom Sept. 11. (If you're staying

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Smashing Pumpkins to Play Portland, Arcade Fire Burns Up the Billboard Charts, and M.I.A. Sets Clip-Art to Music

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MFNW: Just in case you need another reason to attend this year's MusicFestNW, Corgan and Co. play the Wonder Ballroom Sept. 11. (If you're staying in town that weekend, Smashing Pumpkins also play Showbox Sodo on Sept. 10.)

Merge Records: Arcade Fire's Suburbs topped the Billboard charts last week, selling 156,000 copies, according to Spoon's Twitter feed. (Yeah, you read that right. Spoon tweets about Arcade Fire.) That's the first No. 1 album for the band; Neon Bible only hit No. 2.

Pitchfork: Belle & Sebastian (who play Benaroya Hall Oct. 20 as part of City Arts Fest) announced the title of their new album: Belle & Sebastian Write About Love. They have succeeded triumphantly at being obvious.

Sterogum: M.I.A released a new video for "XXXO." It kind looks like Clip-Art vomited all over the 1980s.

A.V. Club: Swell Season covered Neutral Milk Hotel's "Two-Headed Boy" for the A.V. Club's Undercover series--and it's really effing good.

NME: And let's balance all this good news with bad: Limp Bizkit wrote a new song, and they're letting you stream it for free.

 
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