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By ANDY VIHSTADT

Casino King

For those of you holding out for the follow-up to LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, Stereogum’s got something to hold you over. The song, “Big Ideas,” will appear in 21, the film adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House. The O.S.T. hits stores March 18 on Sony.

Men at Work

Kudos to Method Man for turning around his acting career with HBO’s The Wire, which wraps up for good this Sunday. We aren’t sure if “Broken Language 2008” is headed for his upcoming Crystal Method album or one of the two releases in the works from Redman (Muddy Waters 2 and Doc’s Da Name 3000). Or it could be something new entirely. One thing’s certain; it has to be better than the duo’s failed Fox sitcom (see below). Grab the track at Nah Right (via zShare), right here.

Citizens of Tomorrow

Tickets are still available for Tokyo Police Club’s upcoming March 20 show at the Jackpot. The band’s highly anticipated first long-player, Elephant Shell, comes out on Saddle Creek April 22. Get a taste below, thanks to Pitchfork.

Tokyo Police Club: “In a Cave” MP3

Meloy Comes Alive

The frontman for the Decemberists is releasing Colin Meloy Sings Live! next month. The album documents his 2006 solo tour. Along with Meloy originals and Decemberists tunes, the setlist includes snippets from Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Smiths and R.E.M. Grab a preview below and catch him on his next solo outing April 25 at Liberty Hall.

Colin Meloy: “We Both Go Down Together” MP3

Trentstrumentals

Nine Inch Nails has put together Ghosts I-IV. On his site, Reznor explains, “I've been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn't have made sense until this point.” The 36-track instrumental album will see both multiple physical and digital forms. Check out your options and download the first nine tracks for free, right here.

Sneak Previews

Atmosphere: “Shoulda Known” MP3 courtesy of So Much Silence

Taken from When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint that Shit Gold, out 4/22 on Rhymesayers

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: “Think I Wanna Die” MP3 courtesy of Music for Ants

Taken from Pershing, out 4/8 on Polyvinyl

B-52’s: “Hot Corner” MP3 courtesy of Glorious Noise

Taken from Funplex, out 3/15 on Astralwerks.

Upcoming Releases

3/4

The Black Crowes, Warpaint (Silver Arrow)

Black Spade, To Serve With Love (OM)

Connie Price & the Keystones, Tell Me Something (Ubiquity)

Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model Deluxe Edition (Hip-O)

The Gutter Twins, Saturnalia (Sub Pop)

Ladyhawk, Shots (Jagjaguwar)

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Real Emotional Trash (Matador)

What Made Milwaukee Famous, What Doesn’t Kill Us (Barsuk)

3/11

Del the Funky Homosapien, Eleventh Hour (Def Jux)

Why?, Alopecia (Anticon)

3/18

Destroyer, Trouble in Dreams (Merge)

The Kills, Midnight Boom (Domino)

She & Him, Volume 1 (Merge)

4/1

Apples in Stereo, Electronic Projects for Musicians (Yep Rock)

The Black Keys, Attack & Release (Nonesuch)

R.E.M., Accelerate (Warner)

The Sword, Gods of the Earth (Kemado)

4/8

The Breeders, Mountain Battles (4AD)

Clinic, Do it! (Domino)

Gnarles Barkley, The Odd Couple (Atlantic)

The Long Blondes, Couples (Rough Trade)

Man Man, Rabbit Habits (Anti)

Colin Meloy, Colin Meloy Sings Live! (Kill Rock Stars)

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Pershing (Polyvinyl)

Spoon, Don’t You Evah EP (Merge)

Tapes ‘n Tapes, Walk it Off (XL)

Wye Oak, If Children (Merge)

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