XPN MusicNotes: Watch Eddie Vedder talk Cubs conflict w/ Pearl Jam, See Franz Ferdinand and Sparks perform as FFS, & new music from Beach House


To say Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder is a huge Chicago Cubs fan is an understatement. Watch the rock-star talk about a potential tour conflict with the band IF the Cubs make the World Series.

Vedder’s comments came before the Cubs’ win over the Cardinals on Monday. Last night Chicago eliminated St. Louis to advance to the NLCS against either the Dodgers or Mets.


FFS– the musical super-group made up of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks performed on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”

Watch FFS perform “Police Encounters” below.

Watch Russell Mael and Alex Kapranos speak with James Corden about how they met & how they get along.

Baltimore duo Beach House has a new album coming out…digitally on October 16th and via CD on October 30th.


Beach House is French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally. There new album is called: “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” and 3 new songs have been made available to stream on their website. Check ’em out here!

The songs are: “She’s So Lovely,” “Majorette,” and “One Thing.” Thank Your Lucky Stars is the band’s follow up to August’s Depression Cherry; it



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