--  Trey Anastasio brought in members of the National and Mates of State to guest on his next solo album, 'Traveler,' which was helmed by producer Peter Katis. "I wanted to work with Peter because he is a master at creating a sonic landscape," the Phish frontman says of the disc, which drops Oct. 16. "We were hoping for a cinematic end result.” [Consequence of Sound]

-- Yeasayer will celebrate tonight's North American tour kick-off in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a free webcast of the show via the Bowery Presents’ YouTube channel. Tune in at 10PM ET sharp to catch the band rocking tunes from 'Fragrant World' ahead of its Tuesday (Aug. 21) release. [Death + Taxes]

-- Icelandic indie outfit Mum are treating fans to a free download of oldie-but-goodie  '0,000Word' from their recent 'Early Birds' compilation. "It might possibly be the first [song] that either Gyða [Valtýsdóttir] or Hildur [Guðnadóttir] plays cello with us," founding member Örvar Smárasonbut says. "I'm not quite sure which one of them is playing." [Spinner]

-- Forget that Guns N' Roses Las Vegas residency we recently told you about and hold out for this: A British music shop owner who recently won a $232 million lottery windfall is considering using the money to try to reunite the band. "The original lineup, mind," says Adrian Bayford. "I’m a real fan.” [Ultimate Classic Rock]

-- Pearl Jam's next album may be further away than we anticipated. Guitarist Mike McCready says that the band is in a "holding pattern" while singer Eddie Vedder and drummer Matt Cameron pursue a solo tour and a Soundgarden reunion, respectively. [Spin]