• Kanye West is releasing his new album, 800 & Heartbreak, in November, because he got it done early.
• And speaking of Kanye, he and Rhymefest have teamed up to create a "Muppet Show"-like puppet show for Comedy Central.
• Wilco and Fleet Foxes have recorded a cover of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released," available for free download here.
• Pitchfork reviews the soundtrack by The Final Solution for a blaxploitation film that was never made.
&bull Decider fills in the local background on this new Rise Against video: