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News Bits: Grizzly Bear Singer Wouldn’t Turn Down Radiohead Duet + More

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— File this under not-exactly-breaking news: Grizzly Bear‘s Ed Droste would be open to collaborating with Radiohead singer Thom Yorke. “Would I like to duet with Thom Yorke?” Droste asks, rephrasing a question that was put to him. “Yeah! I love his voice, it would be amazing. Why not?” Why not, indeed. [Gigwise]

— Pinback bassist Zach Smith had his backup bass stolen from the side of the stage on Saturday during a concert in the band’s hometown of San Diego, Calif., but managed to recover the rare instrument when drummer Chris Prescott eyed the culprit outside the venue, then caught up to him a few blocks away. “Crime doesn’t pay!” says Prescott. [Spinner]

— ‘Uptown Psychedelia,’ the first single from Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin‘s collaborative album, ‘Instrumental Tourist,’ is streaming online. “Hecker and Lopatin designed a sound palette from the acoustic resonance of digitally sourced ‘Instruments of the World,'” reads a press release. Huh? [Death + Taxes]

— Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock have tracked down the 17 hottest daughters of classic rock stars. How many on the list do you think you can name? [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Mike Doughty takes on the tunes by everybody from Red House Painters to Thin Lizzy on ‘The Flip Is Another Honey,’ his new covers album that’s due out Nov. 6. A brief fall U.S. tour also is on tap for the former Soul Coughing singer. []

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