>> Aversion.com reported here today that Death Cab For Cutie guitarist and recording dude Chris Walla has signed to Barsuk. The label, which was home to Death Cab until the release of the band's most recent, major label-issued set Plans, will issue a solo record from Walla in 2007. Walla has yet to decide whether the yet-to-be-titled record will be issued under his own name or if he will give the project its own snappy moniker.
>> In the event you missed it, everyone else on the Internets has reported that New York-based, moody indie rock act Interpol has in fact signed with Intersc- Just kidding, they signed with Capitol. The major label has also recently scooped up bookish indie rockers The Decemberists and flirty Brit electropopper Lily Allen. Selected coverage: Chromewaves | Coolfer | PantsFork.
>> BrooklynVegan here has posted beautiful pictures of Deerhoof singer Satomi Matsuzaki's hair flying around. NYT here reviews the show wherein said hair flying occurred; the show transpired at Brooklyn's McCarren Pool over the weekend.
>> And finally, we wouldn't necessarily say we were defending Kelly Clarkson here, but rather defending some of her fans. And giving props to Ted Leo. All the same, look, our name is on the Internets! Incidentally, we are also being profiled in an upcoming Boston Globe feature on local MP3 bloggers. We'll .pdf it and make it available here for you to all put on your refrigerators when it is finally published.