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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Jesse Schulz

No more BBQ

Looks like we're gonna be seeing a new album from King Khan & BBQ Show ... wait, never mind. The new album will be released under their old/new moniker Bad News Boys. Apparently a barbecue joint in Berlin sued the band for taking their name (King Khan Und BBQ), so they decided to go back to their original band name. Along with that, they've shared a track from said upcoming record, though there's no details as far as the release date and whatnot. Still, have a listen to “We Are The Champion” below.

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Bad News Boys - “We Are The Champion”

Out tha basement

Two legends. Count 'em, two: Bob Dylan and The Band. Why do I bring them up? Because Bob Dylan has announced the release of The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11. Basically he's releasing “every salvageable recording” from sessions with The Band from 1967. 138 tracks of sonic goodness, all yours for the small price of ... wait, I don't know how much it costs. But it hits online and physical markets on Nov. 4, so that's somethin' to look forward to, no?

Take a leap

'Member how I mentioned that underground folk legend Vashti Bunyan was releasing a new and final album, Heartleap, on Oct. 7? Well, to give fans another snippet of the record, she's released the track “Holy Smoke.” The atmospheric ditty is gorgeous, whispery and magical ... as I'm sure the record will be. Have a listen below.

Believe in Usher

Uh-oh, the sexy vocal stylings of Mr. Usher Raymond are about to grace the airwaves once again. Not like he's been slacking on that front or anything. Usher shared a new single, “Believe Me,” which is scheduled to appear on his forthcoming record Everything You Can Imagine. The song is produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, who has worked with noted contemporaries like Juicy J, GOOD Music, Lil Wayne and the queen of dick pop (new genre, you heard it here) Miley Cyrus. Head to Spin to hear the tune.

Morrissey, Scorsese, Ramones, oh my!

Here's a lil something exciting if you like The Smiths (which I don't) … or better, if you like the Ramones. Morrissey has chosen the tracklist for the upcoming Best of the Ramones compilation. Not only that, he also got to choose the cover photo, which is viewable below. No word on when that'll be released, but this should still be interesting. Not because Morrissey had anything to do with it, but because it's the Ramones! Speaking of the Ramones, apparently there's a film in the works, and it's set to be directed by none other than Martin Scorsese. That's gonna be a good one. Head to Pitchfork to read more about that.

Please stand up

Slim Shady ain't over, y'all. Eminem recently announced a 2-CD compilation titled Shady XV, which is scheduled to hit the music-sphere on Nov. 24. The compilation will feature one album of Shady Records greatest hits and an album of new work by Em, D-12, Yelawolf and more. As an added bonus, Shady also shared a collaborative track with Sia (who's been gaining some hardcore traction with her latest album 1000 Forms of Fear), titled “Guts Over Fear,” which is featured in the upcoming film The Equalizer (out Sept. 26). To read more about the compilation and single, head over to Billboard.

Dream of the stream

It's time for the album streamage. New York rock band Interpol announced a few months ago that they'd be coming back with a new record (El Pintor). Well, they weren't lying. That record drops on Sept. 9, but in the meantime, NPR has you covered. Head their way to hear the album in its entirety. And while we're talkin' free music (well, this next one is free), why not mention Ty Dolla $ign's new $ign Language mixtape, which is available for download. Don't worry, fans. He's still coming out with a new record later this year. This is just a nice little sampler. Listen to/download that below. Note: Streams are only available for a limited time, so we apologize if they’re no longer available by the time you click these links.

MacFarlane’s crooning skills

He may not be Frank Sinatra, but Seth MacFarlane can sing a tune. Known mostly for his various voices and comedic timing after creating such hits as “Family Guy” and Ted, MacFarlane seems to have a hand in everything, whether it's writing, directing, voice-overs and singing. You name it, he's probably done it. And now he's tackling a Christmas album (Holiday for Swing), in which he'll cover such classics as “Baby It's Cold Outside” and “Let It Snow.” If you like Christmas LPs and crooning, then this is the record to play whilst decorating your house in tinsel and stockings. MacFarlane spoke to Billboard from the set of Ted 2, so head there to read what he had to say about the record.

Berry gets the Polar

It's great news for the music industry, or for people in general, that legend Chuck Berry received Sweden's Polar Music Prize, considered to be “the world's most prestigious music accolade.” Not bad, Berry. The 87-year-old musician wasn't able to make it to the ceremony due to illness, but he did have someone there to read his acceptance speech. So, congratulations Mr. Berry! Now, we watch a performance of “Nadine” to celebrate!

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Chuck Berry - “Nadine”

A dip in sales

Uh-oh, the record industry is in trouble. According to Billboard, last week's sales (3.97 million) are the lowest weekly sum since SoundScan began tracking these numbers in '91. It's also the first time sales have fallen below 4 million for a single week. But record executives aren't surprised, as the head of one label said, “Sales have been going in the wrong direction all year. I guess it's overdue when you look at the growth of streaming.” For more information on the decline of the record business, click here.

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Now that’s an album cover.

Film Review

We Are the Best!

Spirited Swedish flashback gives audiences punk-rock girl power times three

Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson gives audiences an ’80s flashback with punk rock girl power pic We Are the Best!

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The Daily Word in bat bombs, Steve Perry and a cage fight at UNM

There was a cage fight at UNM.

No water at Heron Lake marina again this year.

Ever heard of the bat bomb project?

Click here to find out how to get free swim passes.

There was a Steve Perry sighting.

A You Tube video posted by Eliot Rodger foreshadowed his rampage.

A Swede found a baby elk in his Volvo after smashing into a mother elk.

Photos from recent fighting in Ukraine.

McDonald's has a new mascot.

The rich guy who threw a porn star of his roof is being sued.

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The Daily Word in gun control, papal possibilities and the thigh gap

Governor Martinez is backing a bill that would require background checks for gun show purchases.

There is a public information meeting about the Paseo Del Norte/I-25 project.

Is the next Pope a Canadian?

Can the Pope even resign?

Horse meat for Swedish children.

How Ted Nugent avoided the draft.

How Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoyed Carnaval.

Classic porn paperbacks.

There was an emergency alert issued in Montana yesterday.

Things are getting less salty.

The thigh gap.

Did North Korea just blow up a nuclear bomb?

The fugitive LAPD cop may have gotten out of the country.

news

The Daily Word in divorce, child support, gay marriage in Maine and Swedish pizza

Former Republican Congressional candidate Gary Smith is accused of slashing opponent Janice Arnold-Jones' tires.

Albuquerque Journal editorial endorses cessation of Metropolitan Detention Center's methadone program.

Joe Arpaio is in the news again.

Kansas seeks to force sperm donor to pay child support for lesbian couple's kid.

The woman who was gang raped in New Delhi died.

Congress renewed the FISA act without any of the amendments that might have protected Americans' digital privacy.

Gay marriage is now legal in Maine.

Video of Russian cops giving hugs.

Did the U.S. government kill Marilyn Monroe because she was a commie?

Interesting history of clothing sizes.

Silvio Berlusconi will pay his former wife 132,000 dollars a day according to their divorce settlement.

Kittens on album covers.

Swedes like kabobs on their pizza.

In 1997 this was a dark day for the fowl of Hong Kong.

news

The Daily Word in the Coors and Montano Wal-Mart appeal, a heavy metal disability and Arundo donax

Wal-Mart met with the city yesterday as part of their appeal for permission to build a store at Coors and Montano.

Is Sotheby's auction house misrepresenting properties in Santa Fe?

Interesting Rio Grande Sun article about a vehicular homicide case in northern New Mexico.

A Swede was granted disability benefits for his heavy metal music addiction.

This Osmonds record was kind of metal. And bizarre.

Purple Urine Bag Syndrome.

Homeland Security video on what to do during a mass-shooting is more effective if you listen to Led Zeppelin III at the same time.

The fast-growing arundo donax reed, a source of bio-fuel, may be the next Kudzu.

A federal employee is in trouble for farting too much at work.

The woman who was photographed at an Occupy protest being shot in the mouth with pepper spray has been fined $260.00.

Rioting in New Delhi over the gang rape that occurred last weekend.

Iron Butterfly member Lee Dorman died.

Learn about Rankin and Bass.

Ron Wood got married.


news

The Daily Word in beauty pageants, bilingual dogs, maple syrup, and a disgraced former APD cop returns to Albuquerque

Rogue APD cop who served part of his lengthy sentence in Pelican Bay is back in town.

Miss Las Cruces resigned her title after being charged with DWI.

Miss USA is Miss Universe.

A "driving under the influence of marijuana" charge was filed against a man in Washington state.

The President of France came close to apologizing to Algeria for all the crap it went through under French colonization.

Colorado, Mayan apocalypse and the inspiration for Indiana Jones.

Anchorman 2 will be released one year from today.

Get yer bulletproof backpacks heah!

Authorities in Canada have recovered two thirds of the stolen national strategic maple syrup reserve, arrested three.

Montreal passed a bylaw requiring dogs to respond to commands in both English and French.

Here is a collection of the main title sequences from all the James Bond films.

A huge mall is set to be built in a town of four in Sweden.

Good, if short, NYT Willie Nelson interview.

Unusual menstrual pads.

Andy Richter can help you come out this holiday.

Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway find out who's movie is more depressing.


news

The Daily Word in the "forest boy" hoax, the "Kindness in America" hoax, a Subgenius shakeup and Captain Picard Day

Undercover APD officer goes to "Chinese massage" parlour, asks for massage and then arrests woman when she agrees to give a massage.

Susana Martinez and some legislators use their personal email for state business and some say that excludes those emails from public records requests.

NM Governor Martinez doesn't like Obama's executive order allowing children of illegals to gain legal status. Washington Post says newly made citizens will take our jobs.

Is Obama going to go after the weed vote?

The British recovered a lost WWI submarine with an interesting history.

In this bath salts freakout the guy was scared he was going to be eaten.

The "Kindness in America" author actually shot himself.

"Forest Boy" was lying.

New Jersey wine competes with French wine.

Lacey Wildd wants to get a thirteenth breast enlargement even though her tits could explodde.

Swedish authorities failed to prove that explicit Manga qualifies as child pornography.

Meet AJ Weberman, Bob Dylan's single most obsessed fan.

Website posts The Oatmeal's cartoons without permission, then threatens to sue when the cartoonist pointed this out.

Check out this bizarre David Hasselhoff commercial.

Ten terrible tattoos of hard rock hideousness.

Babies in cellophane!

It's finally over.

Reverend Stang retired from leading the Church of the Subgenius because he is tired of the asshole membership.

Happy Captain Picard Day!

news

The Daily Word in pink slime, Taos pipe bomb, Tea Party tussle

Electrical problems in the Heights cause evacuations.

Ex-Pakistani soldier digs into bin Laden’s death.

Pipe bomb found in Taos.

World leaders attempt to investigate possible nuclear research site in Iran.

USDA buying 7 million pounds of “pink slime” to make hamburgers for school lunches.

220 mph-plus trains coming to California?

Limbaugh losing advertisers.

Steampunk junk that’ll get you drunk.

Tea Party-related brawl in Rio Rancho.

James Cameron is sinkingon purpose.

More Nazis in a neighborhood near you.

Swedish teenager attacks a car with a sword.

Whitney Houston leaves entire will to her daughter.

British man raises a fit because he wasn’t allowed to wear capri pants in a swimming pool.

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011

Book Review

Misterioso

Serial killer digs Thelonious Monk in Swedish crime novel

Misterioso

Misterioso begins with a Kosovar Albanian man taking over an immigration office because he doesn't want to be deported from Sweden. It's the middle ’90s and the Swedes are apparently shipping them off in droves, even if they’ve lived there for years and consider themselves countrymen. Police officer Hjelm arrives and knows that the SWAT guys will shoot to kill, so he runs inside and shoots the perpetrator in the arm.

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The Daily Word with Womb Transplants, Trader Joe’s Fights, Anthony Weiner Dolls

The world’s very first womb transplant is set for next year in Sweden.

Big Brother has been watching Hong Kong cars and trucks.

A fight breaks out between two women over a Trader Joe’s frozen pad thai dinner.

Instant karma? A man dies while in the act of raping a Texas woman.

This teacher was caught sexting her special education student.

A fire that forced the closure of Carlsbad Caverns National Park has burned more than 14,000 acres.

The Wallow Arizona wildfire is now officially the state’s largest ever.

The Boston Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals, forcing a deciding Game 7.

Now you can own your very own Anthony Weiner doll, nude or clothed.

Macy’s screws up, places newspaper ad congratulating Miami on their Finals win that didn’t actually happen.

The cremated remains of someone’s grandmother is donated to Goodwill.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to appear in a biographical comic book.

Music

The Concretes Thursday

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“Cracks in the Paint” by The Concretes

This week Swedish twee pop band The Concretes released a dark and lovely video for “Crack in the Paint” off of its new album WYWH. I couldn’t find any info on the footage used for the video, but it definitely has some kind of cool, Ingmar Bergman-y / Guy Madden-y / found footage-y feel.

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Things I Thought Were a Dream But Actually Happened: The Swedish Grammys

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As is customary, I made a snack and turned on the TV this weekend after coming home late from the bar. (This is probably the source of many Things-I-Thought-Were-a-Dream-But-Actually-Happened moments.) And then I went to bed, probably around 3:30 a.m.

Come Sunday, I’m at my parents house with the family, and “The Soup” is on in the background. And I look up and see a clip from the TITWaDBAH. Turns out, the Swedish Grammys (P3 Guld) really did happen. And, it turns out, the winner of dance artist of the year really did accept her award like this. And the crowd really did seem kind of charmed but ultimately unfazed by it. ... Hunh.

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Poll: Är du skraj för Fever Ray?

* Ja, fy fasen - jag får knottror!

* Tsss - löjligt, hon passar som clown på barnkalas.

* Inte direkt - men bra dräktuppslag till nästa års Halloween!

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