Compiled by Ryan

The links:

-More upcoming release buzz: The Hold Steady song “Rock Problems” can be heard at NYMag’s Vulture blog, MTV plays “The Weekenders” from the same release, while Pitchfork unveils the LCD Soundsystem cover art and title and talks to Dan Boeckner about the new Wolf Parade album, Expo 86.

-The latest Take Away Show stars Wilco in Montreal.

Variety is reporting that both director Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller (who worked together on Greenberg) are in talks for a film adaptation of Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

-Also from Variety, a question about why music biopics struggle to see completion.

The New York Times featured a story about Hulu, highlighting both the site’s successes and it’s shortcomings.

New music spotlight:

Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can

Closely linked to the same new-English-folk scene that has seen Noah and the Whale (a band she was once a part of) and Mumford and Sons find success stateside, Laura Marling’s second album is gaining attention in the U.S.  Having only recently turned 20, Marling is a confident songwriter with a gracious voice, as heard on this standout track:

Laura Marling – “Goodbye England (Covered in Snow),” from I Speak Because I Can, out now on Virgin Records

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