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Arctic Monkeys Rumored to Perform at 2012 Olympics + More

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– The Arctic Monkeys may be gearing up to perform at the Olympics opening ceremony tomorrow in London, England. Rumors of their appearance at the upcoming ceremony surfaced last month and were reinforced by a recent photo posted to Twitter, in which the band’s frontman, Alex Turner, is apparently rehearsing for the event. [NME]

– What do Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Rumours,’ Radiohead‘s ‘In Rainbows’ and Wilco‘s ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ and the other artists on this list all have in common? These records sold remarkably well — and could even be considered “yuppie albums,” considering the fact that none of these bands are hurting for money — but they have also retained a timeless sense of integrity over the years. [Death + Taxes]

– Not only have the Antlers just released a brand-new album, they are also getting ready to hit the road in support of ‘Undersea.’ The tour will kick off in Katowice, Poland on Aug. 3 and will wrap up in Philadelphia, Pa. on Sept. 30, followed by a festival performance in Camber Sands, England in early December. [Pitchfork]

– The gigantic mouse head icon is Deadmau5‘s signature look – and now it can be yours, too. The EDM artist recently launched his own clothing line via the California based company Neff Headwear. The collection, appropriately named Neffmau5, features an assortment of hats, tees and sweatshirts. [Fuse]

– The Gaslight Anthem went back to basics for the making of their fourth studio album, ‘Handwritten.’ In this new video clip, frontman Brian Fallon admitted to having abandoned technology during the songwriting process, choosing instead to write the lyrics out by hand. [Spinner]

Next: Read Our Review of the Gaslight Anthem's 'Handwritten'

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