Compiled by Ryan

The links:

Paste runs down a list of suggestions for new state songs for all fifty states.

-Guided by Voices will head out on a full-blown reunion tour this fall.

The Hold Steady did a session for MLB.com that includes some baseball talk in addition to live performances.

The Arcade Fire have pledged to match fan donations up to $1 million in support of continued aid for Haiti.

Betty White will guest star on the premier of the upcoming season of Community.

G.Q.’s annual comedy issue includes this conversation between Paul Rudd, Tracy Morgan, and Zach Galifianakis.

-Galifianakis appears in two upcoming films, both of which debuted their trailers this week: one is a Todd Phillips-directed comedy with Robert Downey, Jr. and the other a twist on a coming-of-age film set in a mental hospital.

The YouTube highlights:

M.I.A. had a pretty interesting performance on Letterman this week:

New music spotlight:

Panda Bear Tomboy

Person Pitch, Noah Lennox’s excellent 2007 album under the Panda Bear moniker was widely received as perhaps the best release from any Animal Collective-related outfit, and Panda Bear threatened to overshadow the band as a whole until 2009’s breakthrough Animal Collective album Merriweather Post Pavilion.  Now, with the band more popular than ever before, it’ll be interesting to see the direction Lennox takes on this fall’s Tomboy.  This song should give us some idea:

Panda Bear – “Slow Motion,” from Tomboy, out this September on Paw Tracks

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