what happened this weekend?
    • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2009

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    A great band drops the news that we can expect a new album for (very) early 2010, Yeasayer fluffs expectations for Odd Blood with a new single, and Ben Gibbard is cheated out of a chart topping spot by a chart topping doppelganger. Oh, and the World Series is in the fourth quarter, or something. Wake up, Monday!

    • Spoon announced a new album, to be released in January. Merge Records will release Transference, the seventh studio album from the always-excellent rockers on January 26th of next year. What a huge present! Too bad this means we're probably not getting anything else for Christmas (#onebigexpensivegift). [tracklist via Pitchfork]

    • Yeasayer gave away their single. The first single off of Odd Blood, "Ambling Alp," was available all weekend as a free download with the small price of an e-mail address. It will see a physical and digital release tomorrow (for money). Yeasayer played the Guggenheim on Friday night and it must have been packed, because we couldn't get in (#sobstories).

    • Owl City took number one on the Billboard charts. The very Postal Service-esque electronica of "Fireflies" makes us wonder why "Such Great Heights" never hit the number one spot on the big list. The blogosphere was dizzy with speculation and analysis, including a great dissection of the chart situation by expert Chris Molanphy. His title was pretty good. I submit "Such Great Blights," or maybe "Postal disservice." (#irrelevantradionews) [via Idolator]

    This week we've got eight-thousand Guest Apartment sessions to present to you (numbers may vary)! But we'll probably only actually present two or three. You'll have to keep checking back to see which ones! Good talk, see you out there. -joe puglisi

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