Two nights ago via The Colbert Report, the man himself announced StePhest Colbchella '012: RocktAugustFest, his wacky version of a mega-concert. The lineup includes the Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash, and fun. It takes place August 10th aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NY, missiles and all. The festivities will air throughout that week.
I'm too lazy to explain what the Fragrant World scavenger hunt Yeasayer put together for fans yesterday was all about, so just be glad you can stream the whole album now without any of the hard work. Another new album that I and the rest of the world are or should be excited about is Major Lazer's Free The Universe, which he announced is gracing us 11/6. Ezra Koenig, Wyclef, Bruno Mars, Tyga, Wynter Gordon & of course, Amber Coffman for "Get Free" are joining Major Lazer on the record.
In the world of the reels, Prometheus 2 is officially a go! Jack and I had our disagreements about the movie but I think the second will be even better since it's been set up by the first. Unfortunately, one of our favorite writers, Damon Lindelof has not signed onto the project yet. Season 8 writing of HIMYM is underway but it may be the last. Writers are currently trying to figure out whether it will be the last season, so they can know whether to finish the story and answer the biggest question, who is their mother? Regardless, they promise us full coverage of Barney & Robin's story and more hilarity from the whole gang. For now, Larry David is putting Curb on hold and staring and producing in an HBO movie directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland).
In the perfect world, Paul Qui would cook at every restaurant, and our stomachs would always leave happy. Sadly, that is not our world but thank the stars because he's opening up his own restaurant right here in Austin. The cuisine is said to be "Asian-eque", and a name for the space has not been chosen yet. Watch a short segment of Paul discussing food and all his current and upcoming projects.
A few good music videos were released today by Passion Pit "Constant Conversations", Charli XCX "You're The One (Odd Future's The Internet ft. Mike G Remix)", and Washed Out "A Dedication". My Morning Jacket also released a remix Washed Out did for a song of theirs "Outta My System", an odd match but one that worked out.