Last Lap: Bob Dylan’s 35 Album Due Out In September

by (@zaragolden)

BOB DYLAN‘S TEMPEST IS SLATED FOR A  SEPT. 11 RELEASE
The Bard with a guitar (but not that guitar) returns this fall with a 35 studio album meant to mark the 50th anniversary of the day his self-titled debut hit shelves. To call this an accomplishment would be an understatement.  [ArtsBeat]

COACHELLA SHIPS OUT
The promoters behind Coachella are looking out to sea for their next project: floating festivals. Music has long been an important part of cruises, but this seems like a huge undertaking. How long will it take Urban Outfitters to make 2,800 life preservers? [LAT]

BEN GIBBARD ANNOUNCES FIRST SOLO ALBUM
The man behind Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service, not to mention the ex- of Zooey Deschanel, is at last giving it a go on his own. [Stereogum]

THREE LINKS FOR HIP HOP HEADS
1. Big boss Rick Ross talks breakfast (lobster bisque), shares his best recipe (grilled tilapia with cheesy broccoli), and his “common-denominator” (“I love cheese”). [BA]
2. Greg Nice and 141 other rappers with non-threatening names [Awl]
3. Grantland does heroes work to catalog the trade mark laughs of soft-hearted spitters like Jeezy, Wayne, Jay and Jadakiss. [Grantland]

CARLY RAE OF THE DAY
“Call Me Maybe” meets “Somebody That I Used To Know” in the mash-up to end all mash-ups.