The 'Morning Edition' is our guide to everything you missed while you were tucked up in bed. Or more importantly, everything we missed.

Today's edition is brought to you by Jay-Z's new album tracklisting, videos from Au Revoir Simone and M.I.A., plus new music from the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Au Revoir Simone.



Fresh from announcing the arrival of their new album, Move in Spectrums, Au Revoir Simone have unveiled its first track, 'Somebody Who':

Move in Spectrums will be released via Moshi Moshi on September 23. The band have also announced European tour dates, with a UK stop September 17th (tickets here).

Andrew W.K. has announced he'll be opening for Black Sabbath on their forthcoming tour. However, Mr. Party Hard will only be DJing - offeringthe crowd "a rabble-rousing selection of classic riffs, heavy jams, and crowd-pleasing favourites spanning every era of hard rock and metal."

As expected, he's pretty excited about it:

This is the greatest honour I could be given. I remember when the phone rang and I first heard that Black Sabbath wanted me to be their exclusive opening act. I was really in a state of disbelief — almost sick with amazement and excitement. It took about three days until I fully mastered the reality of this opportunity and realized it was really going to happen. Black Sabbath's music changed my life from the first time I heard it, and this tour will change my life all over again. I couldn't be more thankful or humbled by this one-in-a-billion miracle. Can this really be real!? What kind of adventure will this be!?"

  • 7/25 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion*
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7/27 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center*
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7/29 Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre*
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8/2 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live*
  • 8/4 Homdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center*
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8/6 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre*
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8/8 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena*
  • 8/10 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center*
  • 8/12 Boston, MA - Comcast Center*
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8/14 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre*
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8/16 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre*
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8/18 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center*
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8/22 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena*
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8/24 George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre*
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8/26 San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View*
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8/28 Irvine, CA - Verizone Wireless Amphitheatre*
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8/30 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center*
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9/1 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena*
  • 9/3 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena*
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12/10 London, UK - O2 Arena
  • 12/12 Belfast, IR - Odyssey Arena
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12/14 Sheffield, UK - Sheffield Arena
  • 12/16 Glasgow, UK - Hydro
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12/18 Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena
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12/20 Birmingham, UK - LG Arena

  • * with Andrew W.K.

Janelle Monáe has announced that her new album, The Electric Lady, will be released on September 10th via Bad Boy/Universal.

Watch the video for 'Q.U.E.E.N.' feat. Erykah Badu:

Jay-Z has unveiled the updated tracklisting for his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. He's also unveiled a new commercial, which you can check out below.

  • 1. Picasso Baby
  • 2. Heaven
  • 3. Versus
  • 4. Tom Ford
  • 5. Beach Is Better
  • 6. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (Feat. Rick Ross)
  • 7. Oceans (Feat. Frank Ocean)
  • 8. F.U.T.W.
  • 9. Part II (On The Run) (Feat. Beyonce)
  • 10. BBC
  • 11. La Familia
  • 12. Jay-Z Blue
  • 13. Nickles & Dimes
  • 14. Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)
  • 15. Open Letter

Franz Ferdinand have unveiled two new tracks from their forthcoming album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions. Both are set to be singles (according to the band). The albums is released on August 27th.

M.I.A. has unveiled a 'Matango Gold Edition' of her latest video, 'Bring the Noize' (everything is painted in gold, just in case you wondered). That's nice.

Pissed Jeans have unveiled a track for 'Romanticize Me', which is taken from their latest album, Honeys. It features some beautiful ice skatign moves. Lovely.


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