Here's a shocker: The new Arcade Fire record is "really epic." [NME]

Mazzy Star are faaaaaading back into view with a new album! [Brooklyn Vegan]

We like to kid Canada, but as this year's Polaris nominees prove, they make some pretty good music. [Stereogum]

'Valentine's Day' comes seven month early -- or five months late -- with David Bowie's new video. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

Johnny Marr's new 'It-Switch' single is totally switched on. [Pitchfork]

Alice Cooper knows rock 'n' roll when he hears it, and Mumford ain't it. [Death+Taxes]

Pussy Riot dance on oil pipelines in a new anti-Putin video. We're sure Vlad will find it funny. [Contact Music]