Digest: TV on the Radio Announce New Album; Lady Gaga Pushes Up Release Date For 'Born This Way'

Also: My Morning Jacket's Jim James and M. Ward celebrate crème brûlée on their new blog

February 7, 2011 4:10 PM ET
Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio
Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio
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TV on the Radio Return With New Album
TV on the Radio have announced that their fifth album Nine Types of Light will be released sometime this spring. No other details have been released, but the band has been confirmed as the headliner of a show at Radio City Music Hall on April 13th. [Pitchfork]

Lady Gaga's New Single is Out on Friday
Lady Gaga announced in a tweet today that she has moved up the release date of her new single "Born This Way." It is unclear whether she is talking about a radio premiere or digital sales, but the song will now debut this Friday instead of Sunday. [EW.com]

Jim James and M. Ward Start Crème Brûlée Blog
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and She and Him's M. Ward have united in their love of the rich French dessert crème brûlée. The duo's Crèm-brû-log is devoted to the musicians' reviews of the dish at various restaurants. Pitchfork has confirmed that the site is for real, but whether it's a complicated piece of performance art is hard to say. [Pitchfork]

John Legend to Tour with Sade
John Legend has been announced as the support act for Sade's upcoming Once In a Lifetime tour. The tour, Sade's first in a decade, will include 50 concerts in North America, beginning with a show in Baltimore, Maryland on June 16. [Billboard]

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