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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Lana Del Rey Releases Film, Teases New Album + More

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Music, like politics, is now subject to the 24-hour news cycle. As a result, it’s damn near impossible to keep abreast of the day’s myriad rock ‘n’ roll tidbits. But fear not: In the spirit of simplification and efficiency, we’ve collected today’s top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.


Polyvinyl
Polyvinyl
5

Rentals Announce New Album

Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp's band returns after 15-year absence
 
 

Details are scarce, but Black Keys drummer Pat Carney plays on all 10 tracks, so it'll probably rock pretty hard. [Stereogum]

 
Oasis Noel Gallagher
Dan Callister, Hulton Archive
4

Noel Gallagher Blasts Arcade Fire

Montreal art-rockers need to "pry themselves out of their own asshole"
 
 

The former Oasis songwriter digs 'Yeezus,' though. Yeah, 'cause that album's not arty and self-indulgent... [NME]

 
Wild Flag
Facebook
3

Wild Flag Are Over

Supergroup "ran its course," according to Janet Weiss
 
 

Whatever -- just so long as no one takes away our 'Portlandia.' [Pitchfork]

 
YouTube
YouTube
2

Pharrell Prepping New Album

Just don't expect him to rap
 
 

“No rapping," he told Complex. "It’s focused. Like I told you, that’s the difference between 30 and 40. ’Cause I was 30, now I’m 40—and I’m not rapping.”[Consequence of Sound]

 
Valerio Pennicino, Getty Images
Valerio Pennicino, Getty Images
1

Lana Del Rey Debuts Film, Teases New Album

Singer plays Eve-like character in 'Tropico,' 27 minutes of total weirdness
 
 

"I really just wanted us all to be together so I could try and visually close out my chapter before I release the new record, 'Ultraviolence,'" Del Rey said at last night's premiere. Cool title! [Contact Music]

 

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