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End of Week Recap Post: April 4-10

on April 10, 2011, 6:51pm

Last week when LCD Soundsystem played their final shows, I asked if April was the cruelest month. With a huge loss like that, it certainly seemed like it. This question’s still up for debate, but take a look at the recap below. If this week proved nothing else, it’s that April might be a little crazy at times, but at least there’s a lot to look forward to, especially if you’re a music fan. Coachella and Record Store Day are fast-approaching, some of the most anticipated titles of the year are set to drop in the next few days…

OK, you get the idea. It’s bound to get even more exciting in the weeks to come. Stay tuned.

— Want to pick the latest video for Scattered Trees? Click here to find out more.

— Album streams galore! NPR started offered an early taste of Panda Bear‘s Tomboy, and you can hear TV on the Radio‘s Nine Types of Light right now on Rhapsody.

Bonnaroo announced a round of additions to its already massive lineup.

Details on The Creators Project‘s plans for Coachella 2011 surfaced.

The Grammys did a little bit of category overhaul.

— As always, plenty of Record Store Day-related news to report. Not only will Jack White and Jerry Lee Lewis get together, but My Morning Jacket have some exclusive releases planned as well. Also, if you happen to by in NYC, you should most definitely come to our official afterparty. More info on that is available here.

Radiohead’s King of Limbs came in at #6 on the Billboard Top 200.

— A certain Cee-Lo Green song finally reached number one.

Cults announced their debut album.

Incubus revealed they’ve got a new album coming out this summer.

Bloc Party ended their hiatus.

— There’s a brand new Death Cab for Cutie single to hear and a “live video” to watch.

Kate Bush unveiled a new track called “Deeper Understanding.”

— Get a feel for Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee, Part 2. Listen to its lead single. Watch the trailer for Fight for Your Right Revisited while you’re at it.

Kings of Leon will screen their yet-to-be finished documentary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

The Flaming Lips…um, there’s really no good way to describe they’re up to these days. Just read this.

David Bowie got his very own app.

Sufjan Stevens is actually going to play an outdoor festival this summer, with a little help from an “intergalactic” troupe of muppets.

Amanda Palmer and Ben Folds will come together to create in album later this month…in eight hours.

— Oh, and Gucci Mane was arrested again. Shocking, right?

Wasting Light is finally here. See what E.N. May had to say about Foo Fighters‘ latest effort here.

— Karina Halle shared her thoughts on The Kills‘ new record, Blood Pressures.

Adele just released the follow-up to 19, the appropriately titled 21, which Nick Freed was nice enough to review for us.

— Jeremy D. Larson was lucky enough to catch The Mountain Goats and Megafaun in Chicago this week.

— Winston Robbins found some “true hip hop” at this years’ Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival.

— Chris Coplan interviewed Hangout Music Festival mastermind AJ Niland.

Kurt Cobain took his own life seventeen years ago. Reminiscence with Megan Ritt’s report on a new production celebrating the troubled frontman’s life and David Buchanan’s take on the “You Know You’re Right” video.

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