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Julian Casablancas is back!

Julian Casablancas’ new band, The Voidz, announced their album Tyranny will be released in September and will be followed by a North American tour. We’re not digging the wait, but at least they gave us an amazing teaser video to hold us over… (Stereogum

Pop icon Prince reportedly has two albums set for release, one under his own name and the other with his group 3rdEyeGirl. Apparently there’s a “This Could Be You But You Playin” meme-inspired track and a Rita Ora rap collaboration, so you’ll understand if we can’t contain our excitement! (Billboard

Ansel Elgort will be starring as the title role in Van Cliburn, a biopic about the classical pianist credited with diffusing Cold War tensions. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who produced The Fault in Our Stars, are also on board as the film’s co-producers. (Vulture

Miuccia Prada is over gender-specific fashion norms. She defended her decision to showcase her women’s resort collection alongside the gents at the Prada 2015 Menswear show, saying, “I think the combination is more real. It is more today. Otherwise it looks like we are in classes, in the time of my grandfather, women divided from men. The shows divided are so unreal and I think that it is when you put them together you get a sense of what is meaningful and real...” (Telegraph

 Last week, we premiered Blessa’s “Island Living,” which left us all wanting more from the super-cool quintet. Luckily for us all, the band posted the full Love Is An Evol Word EP on SoundCloud. (NME

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK SPOILER ALERT: If you missed Laura Prepon's character Alex on Season 2 of OITNB, don't fret because she's in every single episode of Season 3. (Time)