Thursday morning music news: Portishead resurfaces, seapunk makes a splash and Les Paul is even cooler than you thought

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Still melancholy over the loss of Davy Jones? Soothe yourself with a nice list of forgotten classics by the Monkee.

The A.V. Club pays homage to the Boss.

What’s Chris Walla into these days? China, for starters.

If you love film scores, you’ll love this PopMatters list.

And speaking of film music: RIP Robert B. Sherman.

The utterly essential Quietus has the scoop on a new Portishead album.

Hear the new single by Free Energy.

Paste thinks these are the best Sufjan Stevens’ songs.

Carl Wilson talks to Stephin Merritt — and it doesn’t go half badly for a change.

Oh how fast fades the indie buzz.

Jay-Z vs. Egypt.

In a week when Rush Limbaugh made way too many headlines, a visit to the Other Woman is in order.

The competition is truly fierce but that won’t stop Drowned in Sound from nominating the biggest sell outs in pop.

NPR is streaming new releases by Andrew Bird, Vijay Iyer Trio and Magnetic Fields. KDHX is streaming the new album by Janiva Magness.

Les Paul really was some kind of genius from another galaxy.

Is seapunk for real? Probably not but don’t tell the New York Times.

Who better to track the emergence of Canadian indie rock than CBC Music?

The pros and cons of the new Beach House album, “Myths.” Me, I’m on the fence, but leaning pro.

Is this really Google’s iTunes moment? (Doubt it.)

How many Jeremy Lin tribute songs are there? More than you’ll probably stand to hear.

If you don’t know what chiptune music is you’re either a) not a hipster or b) haven’t been following Fuse.

Get psyched for SXSW 2012 with a 100-song NPR playlist. And don’t miss the KDHX and Twangfest Day Parties at Jovita’s, March 15 and 17.

Flavorwire picks its favorite albums coming out in March.

Musical taste and politics, as only McSweeney’s can do it.

This van sucks but it can be yours for $100K.

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