The star of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ latest music video is a blood-thirsty mosquito that feeds on little children. It’s beautiful, disgusting and totally worth watching. We have the clip for you below. Also, Courtney Love announced a brief U.S. tour, but don’t get your hopes up Hole fans because she’s going solo. We also have some updates on Kanye West‘s forthcoming album. All that and more below.

  • Kanye West’s New Album Updates: Ever since Kanye West mentioned that “special date” on twitter, rumors surrounding his upcoming album have been on the rise. For now we know that the album might already be finished and that it’s likely going to get released on June 18th. Now Rolling Stone is reporting that  Daft Punk may appear on a track on the album. Other artists that may also make an appearance include: Skrillex, members of Odd Future, 2 Chainz, and John Legend.
  • Lauryn Hill Is Going To Prison: Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison, with an additional three months under house arrest. The reason? The rapper failed to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings. Hill explained herself to a judge saying, “”I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that.” Source: Pitchfork
  • Deerhunter Announces Tour: Deerhunter will hit the road this August and September to support their new record, Monomania. Here’s the complete list of dates:

05-18 Utrecht, Netherlands – Ekko Le Guess Who Festival
05-20 Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
05-21 Brussels, Belgium – AB Club
05-22 Paris, France – La Trianon
05-23 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera
05-30 Porto, Portugal – Optimus Primavera Sound
06-07-09 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
06-21-23 Camber Sands, England – ATP Festival
08-23 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
08-27 Sacramento, CA – Hawlow’s
08-30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw
08-31 Victoria, British Columbia – Sugar
08-31-9-02 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
09-03-09-08 Portland, OR – Music Fest Northwest
09-06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban
09-07 Denver, CO – Bluebird
09-09 Minneapolis, MN – Fineline
09-10 Chicago, IL – The Metro
09-11 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
09-12 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
09-13 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
09-16 Boston, MA – Royale
09-20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09-21 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
09-22 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
12-01 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Weekender

[via Pitchfork]

  • Courtney Love Announced Solo Tour:  Courtney Love will also hit the road… alone. She’ll set out on a solo tour throughout the Northeast, making stops in cities like Philadelphia, Boston, and Brooklyn. Here’s the list of dates:

06/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *
06/21 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
06/22 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore *
06/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
06/27 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
06/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
06/29 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount *

[via COS]

  • New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Music Video: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs shared a new music video for the title track off their new record, Mosquito. The clip features a mosquito fattening itself up by sucking the blood of a child. It’s wicked! Watch below:
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Hope you’re all caught up now. Check in next week for another music news roundup, and don’t forget to keep coming back to BeatCrave for more industry news, and details on the latest bands.

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