-- Rufus Wainwright continued his push on the late-night talk show circuit Monday night when he performed the slow-grooving 'Out of the Game' track 'Jericho' on the 'Late Show With David Letterman.' Wainright was accompanied by his typically expansive seven-piece backing band. [The Audio Perv]

-- Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow has released the first new album from his Sebadoh project in more than a decade. The band's new EP, 'Secret,' can be purchased online now. For a little taste of what to expect, Pitchfork currently is streaming the tune 'Keep the Boy Alive.' [Pitchfork]

-- Andrew Bird has unleashed a video for 'Give It Away' -- and no, we're not talking about a cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers classic (although we'd kind of want to hear that). This clip for the 'Break It Yourself' single stars a human pinata's final moments at a kid's birthday party. [Stereogum]

-- Who doesn't love a little nudity -- especially on the cover of a rock 'n' roll album? In celebration of the skin flashing on the new Bat for Lashes artwork, Death and Taxes runs down 10 Awesomely Nude Album Covers. Do we even need to mention this is probably NSFW? [Death and Taxes]

-- Canadian musician Dan Snaith usually performs under the name Caribou, but this October he'll be releasing a new dance album under a new moniker: Daphni. The disc is called 'JIALONG,' and you can check out the first single, 'Ye Ye,' now. [CHARTattack]