-- Animal Collective fans who can't wait until Sept. 4 to hear 'Centipede Hz' in its entirety are in luck: Their long-awaited 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' follow-up will premiere Sunday night (Aug. 19) on Animal Collective Radio, the band's temporary weekly Internet radio show.

-- What did Lana Del Rey do when she recently found out she was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards? Lucky for you, our friends at PopCrush have an animated GIF that captured her joyous reaction to the news -- and several other tongue-in-cheek GIFs picturing LDR in various other bizarre situations. [PopCrush]

-- "Did you ever notice that there's a certain line in every song that sticks out because it reminds you of a person that you just can't forget?" asks guitarist Jason Albertini of Helvetia, whose song 'RyBro' off their 'Nothing in Rambling' album is currently available as a free download. "Well, this song is definitely not about them." Of course it's not. [Spinner]

-- If you ever get nostalgic for the golden days of '80s hard rock, then perhaps a visit to Sin City should be in your future. Guns N' Roses have announced plans for a 12-show fall residency at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Just a heads up, in case you were unaware: Axl Rose is the only original member still in the band. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

-- Norah Jones teamed up with Danger Mouse for the sublime 'Little Broken Hearts,' and its track 'Miriam' recently got video treatment. Now, whistling Swedish trio Peter, Bjorn and John have put their fingerprints on 'Miriam' in the form of a rockin' remix. Check it! [Stereogum]