Buzz Bites (8/8/12): Carly Rae Jepsen Announces ‘Kiss’ Album And Release Date

Carly Rae Jepsen will release Kiss on September 18.

+ Carly Rae Jepsen announced the name and release date of her debut album yesterday. Kiss, will drop on Sept. 18. “The record is pop. It’s inspired by Robyn, The Cars, Madonna and believe it or not, James Taylor. I can’t wait to share it with everyone! Kiss,” she said in a statement. (MTV News)

Taylor Swift has some big news she wants to share with fans, but it’ll have to wait for her official YouTube channel live webcast on Monday at 7 p.m. ET. “You can ask questions. I want to share some news with you, some really cool news. Not gonna go into it too much, but it’s cool. I’ll see you there,” she said in a video teaser. (MTV News)

+ You know where I want to be on Sept. 29? At a free concert in Central Park where Neil Young, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band Of Horses and K’Naan will play. It’s for a good cause: You have to “earn” free entry via Global Citizen, which works to end world poverty. (Billboard)

+ Put on your dancing shoes, then check out this cool remix of No Doubt‘s “Settle Down” by Major Lazer. (Idolator)

+ Green Day premiered some new songs live from their forthcoming album trilogy while performing at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Watch video of “Nuclear Family” and “Wild One” from their set. (Idolator)

+ M.I.A. shared news about her fourth studio album, Matangi, via Twitter. It will hit in December, along with a book, documentary and art exhibition. (Pitchfork)

+ And here’s Johnny Depp playing guitar with Aerosmith at their show at Hollywood Bowl. They jammed to “Train Kept A Rollin’.” (E!)

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