Compiled by Ryan

The links:

Antony and the Johnsons will reportedly release a new album this fall, an amazing quick turnaround for an artist who usually takes years between projects.

The Atlantic asks if the Conan backlash has begun, but the evidence presented is underwhelming.

-I never saw beyond the pilot, but HBO’s Bored to Death will be on DVD this fall.

Malcom Gladwell talked to The Guardian this week.

-This is my kind of art show: one about pizza, curated by the drummer from Man Man.

The YouTube highlights:

The Hold Steady sounded great doing “The Weekenders” on Letterman this week:

New music spotlight:

Wolf Parade Expo 86

Much has been made about how the members of Wolf Parade stay busy with other bands, and how Wolf Parade, though the most successful project of its members, is barely a band in the traditional sense.  I suppose people like to point this out because it seems interesting, but most who bring it up then go on to discuss Wolf Parade as if they were any other band.  This should not be the case.  It’s surprising enough that Wolf Parade has stuck around long enough to release a third album, much less that they seem to actually be moving towards a cohesive “Wolf Parade” sound, distinct from the other projects of the band members.  Here’s two songs from their upcoming Expo 86:

Wolf Parade – “What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way)” and “Ghost Pressure,” from Expo 86, out June 29 on Sub Pop