After reclaiming its independence following a rough streak at Interscope for 2009's "The Century of Self," Austin art rock band . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead continues blazing its own path for its latest release, the two-part "Tao of the Dead."
Plain White T's frontman Tom Higgenson has gotten a lot of mileage out of a crush. While most people resort to stalking on Facebook to pursue the one who got away, Higgenson wrote "Hey There Delilah," a bona fide hit that crossed over into the pop-culture lexicon.
Once a decade, it seems, a respected act from Matador signs a deal with Capitol and promptly falls flat. But unlike Liz Phair, Interpol isn't coping by releasing bizarre Bollywood tracks online—instead, the band is quickly boomeranging back to its original home.