Compiled by Ryan

The links:

-Those nice people at Daytrotter recently had Stephen Malkmus in for a studio session; you can download the tracks here.

-The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy tried to make some sense of The Hazards of Love for A.V. Club.

NY Magazine had a short and not-all-that-interesting interview with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.

-Eugene Mirman did a “Guest List” feature for Pitchfork this week.

Time Online had 10 questions for Amy Poehler, and it was surprisingly interesting.

-If you saw The King of Kong, you’ll probably want to check this out.

The YouTube highlights:

There’s a new documentary about Cloud Cult called No One Said It Would Be Easy.  Check out the trailer:

Speaking of movie trailers, you should probably watch this one.  Like now (via Videogum):

New music spotlight:

Peter Bjorn and JohnLiving Thing

A few years ago I remember hearing a song on satellite radio all the time.  The intro vaguely reminded me of the guitar riff from Modest Mouses’s “Invisible” only way more wussy.  It was Peter Bjorn and John’s “Young Folks,” and its nonstop radioplay probably ruined any chance a lot of people had of liking this band for more than 15 minutes.  They’re really quite a decent little band, and you give a listen to “Nothing to Worry About”:

Peter Bjorn and John – “Nothing to Worry About” from Living Thing, out now on Almost Gold Recordings

Yeah Yeah YeahsIt’s Blitz!

Did people like Show Your Bones?  I can never remember.  I know I thought it was good, but I also haven’t pulled it out in a few years, so I obviously didn’t think it was great.  Still, I’m listening to it right now, and, yeah, this band is really, really good.  I have listened to It’s Blitz! quite a bit, and it’s definitely another really solid output from a band that seems largely overlooked outside of the blogosphere.  Check out the first single:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Zero” from It’s Blitz, out now on Interscope