Bon Iver to Debut First iTunes Session on June 19

Bon Iver will release their first iTunes session on June 19. It is a special seven-song set that Justin Vernon and his nine-member touring outfit recorded last summer, shortly after the release of their self-titled, Grammy-winning sophomore full-length. Minus a cover of Björk's "Who Is It," a cut from 2004's Medúlla that Bon Iver has frequently performed live during its tour stops, the new release is comprised solely of highlights from the band's sophomore set, including Song of The Year winner "Holocene." The set is now available for pre-order.

Explosions in the Sky to Score Indie Film Starring Paul Rudd

Explosions in the Sky are on the last leg of their tour to promote last year's LP Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, but in an interview with Consequence of Sound, guitarist Munaf Rayani revealed that the band has no plans of slowing down yet. According to Rayani, the band has been tagged to score David Gordon Green’s forthcoming comedy, Prince Avalanche.

“It’s pretty serendipitous that I am speaking to you now because a film is currently being made by film maker David Gordon Green,” Rayani told CoS. “We will be scoring his latest film Prince Avalanche. This particular picture is going to be exceptionally beautiful in that we’re making it with friends of ours.”

Drummer Chris Hrasky recently told Variance he hopes the band will get to do more movie scores, something they haven't done much of since their music was include in Friday Night Lights (film). Prince Avalanche, a remake of the Icelandic comedy, Either Way, has been in the works secretly. Until last week, it was not known that Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch had been quietly shooting for the indie film.

Adele's '21' Reclaims No. 1 for 24th Time

Sure, Adele's 21 released in February 2011, but it's reign atop the U.S. charts isn't over yet. As of this week, 21 moves back up to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, matching the soundtracks of Purple Rain and Saturday Night Fever with 24 weeks in the top spot.

21 sold 75,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- about 2,000 copies ahead of the No. 2 album -- Alan Jackson's debuting Thirty Miles West. Only eight albums -- including Adele's smash hit -- have ruled for at least 24 weeks.

21 has never left the top 10 in its entire 68-week chart run, dropping only as low as No. 7 on the Dec. 10, 2011, chart. It debuted at No. 1 on the March 12, 2011, chart.

It also continues to reign as 2012's best-selling album in the U.S. -- by far. It has sold 3.52 million this year. The second-largest seller is Lionel Richie's Tuskegee, way back in the runner-up slot with 862,000. 21's overall U.S. sales stand at 9.34 million, making it the 24th biggest seller in America.

D'Angelo Makes 90-Minute Comeback at Bonnaroo [VIDEO]

As if Bonnaroo really needed any other exciting artists to join its deep roster of talent, early Sunday morning just before 1:00 a.m. Questlove took to the stage to introduce a personal friend, D'Angelo. "I've been waiting 12 years to say this," he said, referencing the elusive soul singer's absence since his last album, Voodoo. "Ladies and gentlemen, D'Angelo!"

The crowd roared.

D'Angelo, who has remained largely hidden from the spotlight over the last decade, covered "What Is and What Should Never Be" by Led Zeppelin along with other tracks. His appearance during the Superjam marks a comeback ahead of his highly-anticipated album, which Questlove has confirmed is nearly ready for release.

Video from the nearly 90-minute set will likely be available soon.

D'Angelo will join Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Odd Future and others for Jay-Z's "Budweiser Made in America" festival in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend. Other performers include Janelle Monae, Santigold, Passion Pit, Miike Snow, Rick Ross and Wale.

Update: Watch video of D'Angelo and friends performing The Beatles' "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window."

Pictures: Via Questlove and via Bonnaroo.

(Photos by Gary Miller/WireImage, unless otherwise noted.)

Frank Ocean Reveals July 17 Release for 'Channel Orange'

Odd Future R&B crooner Frank Ocean has revealed the title and release date of a cryptic new project without any indication as to what the release will actually entail. Ocean has previously hinted that he would release a solo album later this year, a fact that his publicist previously confirmed to Variance.

The new project is called Channel Orange and according to a video teaser posted on his blog it is slated to release on July 17. The video was posted without any explanation.

The clip consists of an extended shot of a car, while a slinky, soulful tune plays in the background. The scene comes to an abrupt end as the the title and release date appear on the screen.

July 17 is a Tuesday (the traditional release day for albums).

Watch the video here.

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Mayfield Performs 'Track You Down'

Matthew Mayfield recently took time before a show in Atlanta to perform a special acoustic version of his song "Track You Down," which is featured on his latest full-length, A Banquet for Ghosts--an album which has quickly resonated with fans. (The video is seen below.)

The Birmingham, Ala. native's newest effort released on May 29 and debuts this week inside the Billboard 200 (No. 196), Mayfield's first stint on the chart. Upon learning of the learning of Banquet's ranking, he tweeted: "this is a first. made it...just barely. :)"

For more information on Mayfield or to purchase his latest album--along with a free download of the track he performs below, "Track You Down"--check out his website.

Watch the video here.

Rihanna Nabs 22nd Top 10; Gotye at No. 1 for 8th Week

Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" has been moving up the charts slowly, finally creeping into the top 10 this week. Moving up 11-9, it becomes the singer's 22nd top 10 song on the Hot 100. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, meanwhile, spends an eighth week at No. 1--holding on to its place as the longest-running No. 1 of the year.

Among women in the charts, Madonna leads all female soloists with 38 top 10s (also the most among all acts, including solo males and groups), followed by Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson (27 each) and Whitney Houston (23).

"Been" concurrently reaches the top 10 on Radio Songs, jumping 14-9 with a 17% gain to 64 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. The song is Rihanna's second Hot 100 top 10 from her latest album, Talk That Talk, following "We Found Love," which features Calvin Harris.

Atop this week's Hot 100, Gotye's "Somebody" manages to hold off Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" for another week, although the points gap between the two titles continues to shrink. Both songs are being fueled heavily by radio airplay (the former of which is at No. 1 on the Radio Songs charts).

Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring Wiz Khalifa, stays at No. 3 on the Hot 100, while fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, remains at No. 4.

While the rest of the top 10 just shuffle positions from last week, Justin Bieber debuts another song from his upcoming album Believe, as "Die in Your Arms" dials in at No. 17. Katy Perry's "Wide Awake," meanwhile, jumps 16 slots from 35-19 in its second week on the Hot 100. Given the pattern of pop music, these two songs will likely continue to move up the ladder.

Regina Spektor Has Week's Top Debut; John Mayer Still No. 1

John Mayer's Born and Raised holds on to the top spot on the Billboard 200 for a second week, selling 65,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 70%).

Adele's 21 has a slight gain in sales (up 4%), selling another 58,000 to maintain the No. 2 position. Some of that increase is owed to NBC's June 3 prime time special Adele Live in London. There could be further impact from the show on next week's chart, once a full week's worth of impact is felt from the broadcast. 21 is currently in its 67th week in the top 10. Only six albums have spent more weeks in the top 10 in history.

As far as new albums this week, Regina Spektor's What We Saw From the Cheap Seats leads the pack at No. 3 with 42,000 sold. It matches the debut and peak of the singer/songwriter's last album, 2009's Far, which launched with 50,000.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' Here debuts at No. 5 with 35,000. It's the act's highest charting album and best sales week yet. Their first album, Up From Below, spent 27 weeks on the chart in 2010 and 2011, topping out at No. 76.

Carrie Underwood's Blown Away slips 3-6 with 32,000 (down 30%) while Sigur Ros lands in the top 10 for the first time ever at No. 7. The Icelandic band's Valtari starts with 26,000 -- its third-best sales week. The new set is the group's first studio album in nearly four years.

Ed Sheeran Announces U.S. Headline Tour Dates

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced plans for his first North American headline tour. This comes ahead of the June 12 U.S. release of his debut album, +, which has topped the charts in the U.K. and has been certified multi-platinum there as well.

Sheeran's tour, which will be supported by VH1, officially begins Sept. 19 in Boston and finishes up Oct. 6 in Seattle (see dates below). Presale tickets will be available to members of Sheeran's online community beginning June 5 (tomorrow). Fans can also get early tickets through a pre-order offer of his album.

Sheeran received this year's Brit Award for breakthrough act and British solo male artist. His EP, The A-Team, also landed at No. 17 on the Folk Albums chart in March. His debut full-length, + (pronounced "plus"), reached No. 1 in the U.K. for three weeks.

He will also appear on the Today show June 12, the day of his release.

Ed Sheeran Tour Dates

(*Dates outside of VH1's You Oughta Know Tour)

11 -- New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom, Sold Out *)
12 -- Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg, Sold Out *)
17 -- Toronto, ON (Kool Haus*)
18 -- Montreal, QC (Olympia de Montreal*)
19 -- Boston, MA (House of Blues)
21 -- New York, NY (Terminal 5)
22 -- Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
23 -- Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of the Living Arts)
25 -- Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)
26 -- Minneapolis, MN (State Theatre)
28 -- Denver, CO (Bluebird Theatre)
1 -- Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
2 -- San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
4 -- Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom*)
5 -- Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
6 -- Seattle, WA (The Showbox SoDo)

Andy Samberg Not Returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

Andy Samberg, the actor/rapper who made Digital Shorts popular on Saturday Night Live, has opted not to return to NBC's comedy show.

"It's an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life," Samberg told the New York Times on Friday. "Obviously it's not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back."

During SNL's May 19 season finale, Samberg hinted that his time on the show over. "On these New York streets I hone my fake rap penmanship, that's how it began, and that's how I'm-a-finish it," he rapped during "Lazy Sunday 2" with co-star Chris Parnell.

Samberg, who first joined SNL in 2005, earned an Emmy for the original music and lyrics in his viral hit "D--k in a Box," which co-starred Justin Timberlake. The trio known as The Lonely Island (comprised of Samberg and writers Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) later scored an Emmy nomination in 2009 for "Motherlover." Samberg also received a solo Emmy nomination in 2010 for his popular character Shy Ronnie.

Samberg's announcement follows fellow cast member Kristen Wiig, who also is exiting the series. "She kept saying it just feels like it's her time," Samberg said of Wiig's departure. "I connect with that. Something about it just feels like it's the moment. My contract's up and I did so much more than I ever thought I would ever even do."

He was optimistic that he and his Lonely Island pals could still contribute occasionally to SNL in the future. "That's the kind of thing that I really do hope happens," he said.

Samberg co-stars with another former SNL cast member, Adam Sandler, in That's My Boy, which opens June 15.

Gotye Announces Extensive North American Tour

Gotye has announced plans to extend his time in the United States. Having previously only scheduled a handful of dates in major cities before his No. 1 song and top-selling album, the Australian musician has now added a lengthy list of dates across the country. Missy Higgins, Kimbra and others will join him for various dates.

Following news that Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra has become the longest-running No. 1 of the year, the label will release an iTunes-exclusive set of remixes from the album, Making Mirrors, on June 8. Then, in July, Gotye’s sophomore album, 2006′s Like Drawing Blood, will be released on CD and vinyl for the first time in the U.S. through Fairfax/Universal Republic Records.

Gotye's 2012 Tour Dates:
08/18 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/19 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/22 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater *#
08/24 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion *#
08/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater *#
08/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Theater *#
08/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center %#
08/29 – Calgary, AB @ Stampede %#
08/31 – Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park %#
09/01 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/02 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Ampitheatre %#
09/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre %#
09/06 – Berkley, CA @ Greek Theatre %#
09/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Riverfront Park %$
09/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion %$
09/17 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion %$
09/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre %$
09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater %$
09/21 – Montreal, QC @ Jacques Carter Pier %$
09/22 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion *#
09/25 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *#
09/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park ^$
09/29 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *#
09/30 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *#
10/01 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheater *#
10/03 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *#
10/04 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater *#
10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater *#
10/07 – Miami, FL @ Klipsch Amphitheater ^#
10/08 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues ^#
10/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Lakefront Arenaa ^#
10/11 – Spring, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^#
10/12 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre +#
10/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/30 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi #
10/31 – Paris, FR @ Zenith #
11/01 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpalais #
11/03 – Luxembourg @ Rockhal #
11/05 – Warsaw, PL @ Torwar #
11/08 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle #
11/09 – Munich, DE @ Zenith #
11/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall #
11/12 – London, UK @ Hammsersmith #
11/15 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo #
11/17 – Lisbon, PT @ Camo Pequeno #
11/19 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle #
11/21 – Copenhagen, DK @ Falconer Hall
* = w/ Missy Higgins
# = w/ Jonti
% = w/ Chairlift
$ = w/ Zammuto
^ = w/ Givers
+ = w/ Kimbra

Gotye, Kimbra Now Have Year's Longest-Running No. 1

Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra remains at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart for a seventh week, becoming the year's longest-running No. 1. It beats the previous leader, fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, which was also the last song to sit at No. 1 before "Somebody" took over.

The song is No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart with 138 million in all-format audience, 264,000 downloads and 1.1 million on-demand streams (i.e. Spotify).

Meanwhile, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is the first of his peers to send a coronation single into the the Top 10 in four years (last was David Cook's "Time of My Life" at No. 3 in 2008), as his "Home" lands at No. 10 with 278,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The songs at Nos. 1 through 9 remain in tact from last week:
02. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
03. Maroon 5 - "Payphone" (featuring Wiz Khalifa)
04. fun. - "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae)
05. Nicki Minaj - "Starships"
06. Flo Rida - "Wild Ones" (featuring Sia)
07. One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"
08. The Wanted - "Glad You Came"
09. Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend"

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