Compiled by Ryan

The links:

-Matador Records has announced a pretty crazy event this fall in Las Vegas that includes not only Pavement but also a reunited Guided By Voices in addition to a host of other great bands.

Robert Pollard talked to Spinner to reveal the GBV lineup for the Matador event.

-Spencer Krug says that Sunset Rubdown is “on hiatus,” while Dan Boeckner is currently working on new Handsome Furs material.

Andrew Bird will collaborate on a sound sculpture to open later this summer at the Guggenheim.

-In the wake of Party Down getting canceled, show-runner Rob Thomas (also of Veronica Mars) is already hard at work on a new project.

Paul Reubens spoke to NYT about a new Pee-wee Herman movie, which Judd Apatow is producing.

New music spotlight:

Wolf Parade Expo 86

I’ve written about the new Wolf Parade album in this space previously, but with its official release this week it’s a good time to revisit it.  After listening to Expo 86 for a month, I think all of the “cohesive” reviews are fair, as are those claiming it to be a better album than its predecessor (At Mount Zoomer).  Once again, Boeckner steals the show, channeling Springsteen through Tom Petty on the pounding “Pobody’s Nerfect,” while early-standout “What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way)” proves that Krug is still capable of writing a catchy tune:

Wolf Parade – “Pobody’s Nerfect,” from Expo 86, out now on Sub Pop

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

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