-- Interpol's fifth album and follow-up to their 2010 self-titled effort is still a ways off, but frontman Paul Banks says that the trio recently got back together in the studio "to jam" and he is "really excited" about the potential new material, which he dubs "excellent." [MTV Hive]

-- Yesterday Muse promised an amazing stage setup for their upcoming tour, and today the Brit trio has announced initial dates for a North American tour. The trek kicks off Feb. 3 in Edmonton, Alberta, and is scheduled on-and-off through an April 26 gig in Quebec City, Quebec. [exclaim.ca]

-- Speaking of tour dates, Phish singer Trey Anastasio has announced details of a fall solo U.S. trek in support of his forthcoming solo disc, 'Traveler,' which drops Oct. 16. The brief jaunt launches two days later in Detroit, Mich. and runs through an Oct. 28 gig in Port Chester, N.Y. [anti music]

-- Jimmy Eat World have finished recording their follow-up to 2010's 'Invented. "We had a fantastic time with [producer] Alain Johannes!" reads a tweet from the band. "No we wait to mix. Can't wait to show you guys!" [AbsolutePunk.net]

-- Love 'em or loathe 'em, hipster clothier Urban Outfitters picks some pretty rad artists to collaborate with. Following in the footsteps of their clothing line with Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, UO have announced plans to print a one-of-a-kind 'zine featuring rare artwork, handwritten lyrics and more from the xx. [Pitchfork]

-- You'd tell us if you knew who was sending out all that Obama-themed "hate mail" that the National have been receiving via Facebook, wouldn't you?  [Spinner]

-- The Raveonettes owned the stage Thursday when they played 'She Owns the Streets' on the 'Late Show With David Letterman.' Rave on! [Death + Taxes]

-- Can you narrow AC/DC's vast catalog down to just their 10 best songs? Ultimate Classic Rock can! [Ultimate Classic Rock]