The Vice Presidential Debate wasn’t all that went down this week (though if you’re on Twitter that might be hard to believe); the music, film and TV newswires were busy as always, most notably with the release of the first new Rolling Stones track in over seven years, the passing of former NFL great and actor Alex Karras and the announcement of the National Book Award finalists.
Though the fall album release season is winding down, this week was full of new music making its way onto the Internet for the first time. Album streams of new albums from Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Ben Gibbard were made available, as were new tracks from Titus Andronicus and Sufjan Stevens’ 5-EP Christmas boxset.
As for videos, check out new ones from the Mountain Goats, Thee Oh Sees, Yeasayer and Jack White.
Also of note was the release of one of the members of Pussy Riot, as well as the announcement of this year’s Record Store Day black Friday releases.
In film news, a new Peanuts movie was announced, and new trailers were released for Django Unchained, Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty.
On the small screen, both Megan Mullally and Christie Brinkley were confirmed as guest stars on an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation. Louie will go on hiatus until 2014, and a shot from the set of Arrested Development might be a hint as to what to what to expect in the upcoming fourth season.
And in addition to the National Book Award finalists being announced, Lena Dunham was given a staggering sum to write a book of essays, and Monty Python founder John Cleese signed a deal with Random House to pen a memoir.
Late Night Performances:
Radiohead on Austin City Limits
Grizzly Bear on The Tonight Show
Jens Lekman on Fallon
Father John Misty on Kimmel
Morrissey on Colbert