Here are a few choice morsels from the queue before we get cooking…
- Whereas Cursive picked the absolute least likely song to cover in A.V. Club’s Undercover project, Justin Townes Earle did his middle and last name proud, and opted for Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” from Nebraska.
- Combing through Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour for Tom Waits spoken word segments is a daunting project. No worries, though, Aquarium Drunkard has Tom and Bob talking fun facts here.
- I’m sure Jimmy Fallon himself doesn’t book the musical guests on his show, but you have to give him props for hiring the person that does: The Specials performed in the U.S. for the FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS last night. Watch them play two classic cuts from their beloved debut album at Stereogum.
- Finally, after a week or two of leaked tracks surfacing via YouTube, MP3 demos, and mysterious .zip files from LCD Soundsystem’s new album, This Is Happening, James Murphy and company are officially streaming their (final?) record on the official LCD site.