-- Jack White played his fair share of festivals this summer -- from Lollapalooza to Firefly and beyond -- but that doesn't mean he enjoyed doing it. "They're not my favorite place to play," admits the singer. "Everyone's drinking and lazing in the sun and walking around and that's a fun thing for them but it's not interesting for me." [BBC]

-- If you dug the Fleetwood Mac covers that MGMT, Best Coast and other bands recorded for the 'Just Tell Me That You Want Me' tribute album, enter to win one of 10 copies being giving away by Ultimate Classic Rock, and you may also snag the grand prize: a 12-title, 15-CD set of albums from the band's legendary catalog. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

-- Charli XCX has been signed to a record label for five years and still hasn't released her debut album. "It's weird because I've been doing it for so long that I'll think it's done, but then a month later I'll be like, 'Wait, I need to add so much more,'" says the British goth rocker, who expects the disc to drop in early 2013. Fingers crossed. [Spinner]

-- Saint Etienne are gearing up for their first U.S. tour in six long years. The British indie act kicks off a North American tour Oct. 24 in Toronto, Ontario, and will be on the road through a Nov. 3 gig in Los Angeles. [Pitchfork]

-- Psych-rock duo White Hills have a new album on the way titled 'Frying on This Rock,' and now you can get a taste of it by watching their mind-blowing new video for the track 'I Write a Thousand Letters.' [Death + Taxes]