Swine flu wasn't nearly as big a topic this week, but it still reared it's ugly head to make sure we didn't forget about it. Still, we were able to step outside to speak with M. Ward, Antlers and Local Natives as well as release some exclusive music. But probably the biggest highlight was getting to see David Byrne, Sharon Jones, Feist, Bon Iver, The National, Dirty Projectors, My Brightest Diamond and more at the Dark Was The Night event. To see what else you may have missed, here's the Tripwire week in review.
Careening Through The Mountains: An Interview With Local Natives
Five Questions For M. Ward
Concept & Catharsis: Antlers’ Peter Silberman On Hospice
Jonathan Enigk - "Life is too Short"
Hatcham Social - "Murder in the Dark"
Burial + Four Tet - “Moth/Wolf Cub”
Exclusive Premiere - Annie & The Beekeepers “Like A Dog”
Akron/Family - “River”
Flaming Lips - "Borderline" (Madonna Cover)
Starfucker - "Medicine"
Ponytail - "Celebrate The Body Electric"
Cause Co-Motion - "Which Way Is Up (Live At Monster Island)"
The Gossip - "Heavy Cross" (Unofficial Video).
New Music Thursday - Best Hits
The Singles Collection - Naked On The Vague, Nice Face, Timmy’s Organism
The Tripwire Crossword 002 - Second Time’s A Charm
Sounds Of Goodbye: The “Voice” Vern Gosdin
Greatest Song At This Moment - The Rolling Stones “Prodigal Son”
King Khan and the Shrines @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg | Brooklyn
Kurt Vile, Sightings @ Silent Barn | Brooklyn
The Kills, The Horrors @ Webster Hall | NYC
A Place To Bury Strangers, Dinowalrus, Crash Diet Crew @ Less Artists More Condos | NYC
Dark Was The Night (David Byrne, Sharon Jones, Feist, Bon Iver, The National, Dirty Projectors, My Brightest Diamond & More) @ Radio City Music Hall | NYC
Bonnie Prince Billy - Beware
A Camp - Colonia
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
Coldplay To Stevens And Satriani: We Didn't Copy You!
Graham Coxon To Release Limited Edition Prints With New Single
The Who Unplug For Cancer Charity Gig
Call Him Professor: Wayne Coyne Goes Back to College
Daft Punk Score French Film Premiering At Cannes Festival
Fever Ray Is Coming To America (And Canada)
Pete Doherty Takes Aim At Oasis To Make Babyshambles Britain’s Best
John Doe Waxes On Technology & The Music Industry
Swine Flu Sets Its Sights On Next Potential Victim: Glastonbury
Stream Big Business’ Entire Upcoming LP Mind The Drift Now
Lucky Fans Find Bonus 7-Inch With Unreleased Tracks In Check Your Head Reissue
Stephin Merritt Makes Crazy Piano Music For Coraline Musical
Shooting Cancels Santigold, King Khan Concert
The Shins Make Modest Line-Up And Label Changes
The Specials Cancel First Brixton Academy Reunion Gig
Jack White Teams Up With Dex Romweber, Duo To Produce New 7"
Woodstock Confirms 40th Anniversary At Original Location With Original Performers To Headline
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Talks New Material, Being Awesome
Kylie Minogue Announces Dates For First Ever North American Tour
Fever Ray, Telepathe Among Those Added To Loop Festival Line-Up
Interpol's Paul Banks To Release Solo Album As Alter Ego Julian Plenti
The Award For Worst Advice Ever: Radiohead's Managers Told Them To Split Before In Rainbows
Don't Heckle The Musicians: Kills Singer Jamie Hince Assaults Fan
Wilco vs. Wilco: Jay Bennett Sues Jeff Tweedy Over Royalties
Mike Skinner Cares About You And Swine Flu
Mastodon In Talks To Make Crack The Skye Into A Feature Film
Pitchfork's Ryan Schreiber Doesn't Make The Time 100 Cut
Clutch Announce Release Date And Tour For Ninth Studio Album
Wayne Coyne Waves The White Flag In The Battle Of Indie Egos
Meg White Getting Hitched To Patti Smith's Son
Philip Glass, Incarnate Lama Among Speakers At Jewel Heart Benefit
William Fitzsimmons To Release Live EP in June
The Forty Sexiest Frontmen In Rock History
Torche Release Video For Across The Shields, Tour With Harvey Milk
Panda Bear Track Featured In Award-Winning Short Film
Not Again: Coldplay Now Accused By Cat Stevens Of Plagiarism
Tupac Lives, Or At Least TMZ Says So