Compiled by Ryan

The links:

Together, the fantastic new album from The New Pornographers, is now streaming on the NPR website.

-Check out the cover of the new Wolf Parade album, Expo 86.

-Kele from Bloc Party is releasing a solo album, and Pitchfork has the first single.

-A Newsweek piece claims that the music video is back in style.

-It’s pretty scattered, but I enjoyed clicking through Spin’s top 125 albums of the last 25 years.

-Steve Carell told the BBC that he’ll probably leave The Office after next season.

Reports earlier in the week seemed to point to Anchorman 2 happening, but it now appears that the studio has passed.

The YouTube highlights:

Everyone should have seen this by now, but here’s M.I.A.’s shockingly graphic “Born Free” video:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

New music spotlight:

Frog Eyes Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph

Frog Eyes isn’t for everyone.  Carey Mercer’s vocal acrobatics don’t sit well with those who prefer their singers to not be carnival barkers, and, musically, the band is pretty complex in the way most of their songs are structured.  These are mostly just excuses from casual music fans to not listen to something more interesting, like the smashing nine-minute opener from the new Frog Eyes album:

Frog Eyes – “A Flower In A Glove,” from Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, out now on Dead Oceans