Let Everybody Know!: Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Mosquito, On YouTube

Here, with track-by-track commentary in between songs, is the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album Mosquito in its entirety.

(Swoon.)

TechCrunch Presents Big Bag of Computer-Aided April Fools’ Jokes

It’s April Fools’ Day — a day that the Internets is rapidly transforming from a day of “Kick Me” signs and “Is your refrigerator running?” prank calls to a day of sophisticated, multi-media offerings, where the likes of Google, NPR, and Twitter have at the ha-ha. TechCrunch has thoughtfully put up a page (being updated throughout the day) with all the jokes surfacing throughout the day. (And yes, Google has “introduced” smellable Internet today, in case you were wondering.)

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Let Everybody Know!: Telekinesis Might Have the Album of the Year

Proving you can’t see everything at SXSW you should, even though you tried really, really hard, here is Telekinesis, via NPR Music, with their First Listen feature of Dormarion, which might be an early candidate for Album of the Year. Just over a half hour, 12 songs all gorgeously constructed, made by a drummer-first multi-instrumentalist who enlisted the help of Jim Eno of Spoon (another drummer with impeccable pop sensibilities). Have a listen.

Yes, Nick Cave Is Singing About Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus

Nick Cave: Genius? Crazy? Both? We’re leaning both, after not only confirming today on chance listen to “Higgs Boson Blues” from his amazing new album, that he does indeed rhyme “Hannah Montana” with “African Savannah” to start off a verse. He also envisions Miley Cyrus at Toluca Lake, and invokes Robert Johnson. Well, we were at least expecting that last one.

Have a crack at the lyrics yourself, on the laughably-named Song Meanings website.

(Says one fan, “in my opinion it’s about someone who checks into a motel who writes down everything he is experiencing on his trip and stay there. i’m pretty sure it’s drug related.” You think?)

What Is Not To Love: NPR’s “Wait, Wait” Crew Tries and Skewers Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos

The apocalypse is nigh.

This. Is. Amazing.

It’s the NPR “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” crew in their Sandwich Monday feature on The Salt (NPR’s erstwhile food blog) — tackling the “sandwich” that is the new Cool Ranch Doritos Loco Taco. Best quote is a toss up between, “Is there such a thing as Don’tritos?” and the observation, “If grown-ups put “cool” in front of something, teenagers will automatically NOT eat it” followed by Peter Sagal (fresh from his SXSW appearance) cracking, “Is this why my kids refuse to sit and watch PBS Cool Newshour with Cool Lehrer with me?”

Also, read of last week’s outrage in which Taco Bell fans were deprived of the latest offering because social media jumped the gun and said Wednesday when they meant Thursday. Easy there, ‘Merica.

Roasting Guy Fieri: Parody Site Takes On Frosted-Tipped Flavor Explosion King

Oh, Guy Fieri. First, your restaurant gets one of the most scathing, vitriolic reviews in the history of restaurants in the New York Observer, citing his birth as “the beginning of a year when the world caught on fire” and then just getting more hateful from there. Then, the New York Times’ Pete Wells reviewed the restaurant in a series of the most deliciously snarky questions ever put together into a single review, including “Hey, did you try that blue drink, the one that glows like nuclear waste?” and “Is this how you roll in Flavor Town?”

Now, we learn that Guy Fieri has not parked the guysamericankitchenandbar.com URL. We know that because of this completely awesome parody website/menu. Our favorite details might be the bidet that plays Smash Mouth or the picture of David Lee Roth stapled to a deep-fried snake, and really, you just need to read the whole brilliant thing.

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Alicia Keys at the NBA All-Star Game: This Girl Is On Fire, If By Fire, You Mean Potential Mid-Career Flameout

So, half-watching the NBA All-Star Game last night, waiting for the game to get interesting, and halftime rolls around. Alicia Keys is doing the halftime show, which seems sort of expected and non-spectacular. Plus, the NBA trying to do something spectacular in an arena is just doomed to fall short when doing it when compared to the Super Bowl halftime show, especially now that Beyonce dismantled the entire State of Louisiana’s power grid with her “Single Ladies” dance routine.

But there was something about Alicia Keys’ performance we noticed, and not in a good way — her voice seemed to be leaving her in spots, and the dance routine looked less than inspired, and the song selection seemed a little off. Disaster in the making? Well, observers like Idolator seemed to think so, though some defenders used the “She’s obviously sick; it’s hard to run around in all climates and promote yourself” line of justification. Career-ending? Probably not. But career-hiccuping? Most certainly.

Today’s NBA Stars: They Can Beat Michael Jordan at Something

The always-excellent crew at The Basketball Jones, our favorite Canadian-based basketball and pop culture podcast, is down in Houston for All-Star Weekend, and with it being Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday this weekend — a fact not lost on Fall Out Boy in their random duet with 2 Chainz — they took it upon themselves to ask the participants in this year’s All-Star Game to come up with things they’re better at than the Greatest of All Time. Answers included Uno, Checkers, dressing, drawing, mouth-grape-catching (of course), and a whole lot of video games. And, from the Matt Bonner we’re clearly all fans of, cribbage.

Let Everybody Know!: More YYY Preview, Now With More Shimmery Guitars

So, Mosquito‘s coming — the first album in far-too-long from Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The second teaser preview is now up, shown here on NME, but it’s really everywhere — and it’s a more shimmery, elegant, ’90s sounding effort that seems a bit surprising (given the muscle of the title song and the Garbage Pail Kid on the cover). But since that seems to going around a bit these days, with the new My Bloody Valentine and all, maybe it’s right in line with what’s shaping up to be Shoegaze Year.

Let Everybody Know!: Cold War Kids Might Very Well Be Back

The perhaps back-in-form Cold War Kids.

Cold War Kids give their first glimpse of the pending April 2 release of Dear Miss Lonelyhearts with a (cue Rock Critic Adjective Generator) soaring, anthemic, urgent song called “Miracle Mile.” After the commercial-leaning, glossy disappointment that was 2011’s Mine Is Yours, which laid in sharp contrast to the brilliance of their earlier, rawer work.

There are some generally encouraging video hints to other album tracks here, with their arty black-and-white aesthetic fully intact.

Between this and the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs (more on this tomorrow), we may just spend April under headphones.