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

Evening Standard, Hulton Archive

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.



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
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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


Wild Flag Are Over

Supergroup “ran its course,” according to Janet Weiss



Whatever — just so long as no one takes away our ‘Portlandia.’ [Pitchfork]




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


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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