-- A Fine Frenzy (aka singer-songwriter Alison Sudol) has updated the release date for her third album, 'Pines,' to Oct. 9. The album will be accompanied by a companion book and short animated film. Sudol also has mapped out a backing North American tour with Joshua Radin that will kick off Oct. 11 in Santa Rosa, Calif. [Rock Music Report]

-- Poliça have premiered a video for 'Dark Star,' the epic new single from their breakthrough 'Give You the Ghost' album that's "one part the xx, one part Stevie Nicks." Sounds like a pretty sweet drink to us! [Death + Taxes]

-- Speaking of the xx, they've lined up a special Sept. 19 performance with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in East Yorkshire, England, that will see the indie outfit performing a specially commissioned new piece. [Pitchfork]

-- We have sad news to report about Blood, Sweat and Tears saxophone player Bill Tillman, who passed away in Houston on Wednesday (Aug. 15) at age 65 after an early morning fall. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

-- French house duo Justice reveal that they often try to perform the same set each and every night, but things don't always turn out that way. "Unfortunately we don't get it right every day," says Xavier de Rosnay. "When it happens it's good, but most of the times we have to adapt." [Spinner]