Monday Morning News Round-Up



*CSS tell the NME they've "moved on" from the electronic sounds of their debut in favor of an album that sounds "rawer and more live." (

*Franz Ferdinand's new album will be "dirty"; Mariah Carey's new album That Chick will have production help from Jermaine Dupri and, and also features cameos from T-Pain and Damian Marley ( /

*Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore will score the adult film Extra Action (And Extra Hardcore). (Pitchfork)

*The British version of game show the Weakest Link might film a Britpop episode starring members of Blur, Suede, Elastica and Pulp. (

*NIN's Trent Reznor saw new monster movie Cloverfield, loved it. (Pink is the New Blog)

*Sample a new Ghostland Observatory track here, from the duo's upcoming album Robotique Majestique. (My Old Kentucky Blog)

*The Futureheads also have new music posted on its MySpace page.(MySpace)

-- Annie Zaleski