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Morning click: Pitchfork headliners announced; Phoenix does film soundtrack

PavementDuh: Pavement to headline Pitchfork Music Festival (Photo from Wikipedia Commons)

- The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival headliners were announced Friday and David Malitz predicted right: Pavement will top the Chicago festival on Sunday, with Modest Mouse and LCD Soundsystem in the big slots Friday and Saturday.

- On the tails of their Grammy win, French pop rockers Phoenix are working on a movie soundtrack. The new film, called "Somewhere," is directed by Sofia Coppola, who also happens to be married to Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars. The singer tells the BBC that the soundtrack is "very minimal... It wasn't like writing songs, it was more about trying to make a sound that fits with a Ferrari and the city of Los Angeles's theme."

- The Toronto Star reports that a Canadian judge has granted Noel Gallagher's request to appear at the sentencing of the man charged with assaulting him at a Toronto concert in 2008. The Oasis guitarist, who suffered three broken ribs following the incident, will read his victim's statement at the hearing.

- AEG Worldwide announced on Friday that Leonard Cohen would postpone several European tour dates due to an exercise-related back injury. Cohen's manager Robert Kory told media that doctors say the songwriter is "in is otherwise in terrific shape, thanks to years of exercise and careful diet."

By Ally Schweitzer  |  February 8, 2010; 8:30 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: LCD Soundsystem, Modest Mouse, Oasis, Pavement, Phoenix  
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