Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons' debut.

Stereogum rounded up a set of recent indie-centric Christmas songs.

Pitchfork finished off its year-end recap with few surprises, proclaiming Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion the album of the year.

Even the most famous DIY concert-throwers (Damon Dash??) apparently hate press coverage.

Director Bryan Singer is returning to the X-Men franchise for a new prequel.

Thom Yorke is doing some guerilla reporting at a global warming conference in Copenhagen.

Arcade Fire member/string arranger to the (indie) stars Final Fantasy is reverting to performing under his given name, Owen Pallett.

Slate explains why directors like James Cameron (Avatar) take so long between movies.

EW named its favorite and least favorite films of 2009.

We finish with "Belong," the latest video from Washed Out. I'm pretty late to this whole "chillwave/glo-fi" party, but yeah I dig it. (Here's more in case you're wondering.)

Washed Out - Belong (Music Video) from Blake Salzman on Vimeo.