Compiled by Ryan

The links:

-The National have announced a new album and a corresponding tour, and leadman Matt Berninger talks to Pitchfork about it.

-Wilco is offering a few live performances for download, and they ask that you make a $15 donation to one of their favorite charities supporting the relief efforts in Haiti.

-Matador has revealed the tracklisting for the Pavement best-of collection Quarantine the Past.

-One of my go-to sources online was Did It Leak; Village Voice tells the story of the young man behind the now-defunct site.

-The February issue of Paste asks “Is Indie Dead?

-I once linked to this interesting graphic representation of Destroyer’s Rubies, but this Beatles project is even more extensive.

-You’ve probably heard that Miramax is no more, so allow Entertainment Weekly to take you down memory lane with some of the studio’s best films.

This Banksy-related film is garnering lots of attention at Sundance this week.

Slate wonders why all talk show hosts put their desks on the side they do.

New music spotlight:

Beach HouseTeen Dream

Not doing anything to shake the “dream pop” label they’ve so easily earned, Baltimore’s Beach House are releasing their third album of Baroque-esque indie rock.  Both their self-titled 2006 album and 2008’s Devotion were well-received by listeners and critics alike, so don’t be surprised if Teen Dream is the album you hear the most about for awhile:

Beach House – “Norway,” from Teen Dream, out now on Sub Pop

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