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It might feel like the world has stopped spinning because you’re not at SXSW. Well, the fact of the matter is … it kind of has. But that’s OK! We’ve still got each other. And who knows? Maybe you’re reading this from SXSW -- but probably not. Because if you were at SXSW, we’d immediately support you throwing your laptop out the hotel window (the modern equivalent to throwing a television in the communal swimming pool) and getting your ass outside to use homeless people as WiFi hot spots and discover the latest, greatest band.

Today, we’re jumping into things ourselves with album news from the Hives and Gossip; a tour announcement from the world of Garbage; and new videos from Danny Brown and Yann Tiersen. In addition, we’re got a bonus item following up on our post about the Shins a few weeks back. Cheers!

The Hives Howl Back With “Go Right Ahead”

You know it’s going to be a good Tuesday when you lead with the Hives. After the artistic detour and licensing honey hole known as 2007’s “Black and White Album,” we’re excited to have these stylish Swedes back in our lives with “Lex Hives” (due June 5 courtesy of the band’s own Disques Hives imprint). While a tour has yet to be announced, the 5-piece has debuted “Go Right Ahead,” a rambunctious lead single filled with the signature Hives brand of power chords, power and -- believe it or not -- lots of brass.

[Stream “Go Right Ahead” via Rolling Stone]

Gossip Imagine A “Perfect World”

The days of Gossip’s simplistic, distorted recordings via “Movement” are long gone. But let’s not mourn the loss. Watching Gossip grow by signing with a mainstream subsidiary label to refining their sound through a disco blender on 2009’s “Music For Men” has been exciting to watch. And after some years of silence and a Beth Ditto solo album, Gossip are poised for a return with “A Joyful Noise,” due May 22. As far as we can tell, we’re in for the Cure-meets-disco-pop-hooks-with-a-pinch-of-‘80s-hair-metal-conviction.

"Perfect World" by Gossip Music

Yann Tiersen Creeps Us Out With “Another Shore”

On April 17, Yann Tiersen will release his new album “Skyline” via ANTI- Records. The album was mixed by Ken Thomas (who has worked with some guy named David Bowie, Sigur Ros, M83 and more) and was recorded between Paris, San Francisco and a small island off the coast of West Brittany known as Ouessant (we’ve yet to visit).

Today, we get a taste of “Skyline” with track “Another Shore” -- a creepy black-and-white animated video that combines the creativity of those odd MTV promos from the ‘90s and the work of Ralph Steadman (the man responsible for bringing the work of Hunter S. Thompson alive).

Danny Brown Premieres “Radio Song” Video

You can’t get enough Danny Brown. We can’t get enough Danny Brown. And, as studies have shown, the world can’t get enough Danny Brown as the Detroit MC seems to be everywhere at once whether it’s XXL’s 2012 Freshmen Class cover or NBC’s Late Night With Carson Daly.

You’re right. It’s still not enough. So, in the new video for Brown’s “Radio Song,” you get, like, at least 50 Danny Browns just hanging out and rapping. To boot, the deluxe edition of Brown’s breakout mixtape “XXX” (featuring 3 unreleased tracks) is now available for download via iTunes.

Garbage Announce Tour, Tease New Album

As you might’ve heard, Garbage is on their way back after 7 years of silence. The new album, “Not Your Kind of People,” is due May 15 via the band’s own Stunvolume label. To add to the celebration, the Butch Vig-led gang has announced international tour dates starting in April. Purchase your tickets, lace up your Doc Martens and until lead single “Blood For Poppies” drops, salivate over the teaser video above.

Sixth Man Off The Bench Bonus!

If you know anything about Media Candy, you know we like to keep you in the loop on upcoming news and releases. But who has the time to remember all that? So, when those items are actually released, we like to let you know. Three weeks ago, we had the pleasure of sharing the Shins new video with you. Now, you can stream the band’s new album in its entirety via iTunes until its release on March 20. Enjoy!

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