DIGITAL BEAT: Suede, Paz Lenchantin, Rammstein ...

British rockers post photos, film clips of work in Welsh studio on Web site.

British rockers Suede are documenting their progress on the follow-up to 1999's Head Music on their Web site, www.suede.net. The band has posted pictures and movies of its work in a Wales studio, including a clip of frontman Brett Anderson singing the song "Asda Town." ...

A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin is selling her DIY solo debut, Yellow My Skycaptain, for $15 on her Web site, www.pazlenchantin.com. The album compiles songs she has written and recorded (primarily on four-track) since she was a teenager. ...

Rammstein have shot a video for the song "Sonne" ("Sun"), from their upcoming album, Mutter. Subscribers to the fan area section of the band's official Web site (www.rammstein.com) will be able to view the video starting Thursday (January 25). The song, due for release in Europe on February 12, is unlikely to get the single treatment in the U.S., however, because its softer, ballad-like presentation and "fairytale" storyline will not translate well to an English audience used to Rammstein's power tracks, a label rep said. ...

Performances by the Dandy Warhols and Everclear will be webcast Wednesday (January 24) and Thursday on the Capitol Records Web site, as part of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The webcasts begin at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday with the Dandy Warhols, Shivaree and singer Amy Correia as well as a short film, "Last Minute," directed by and starring Warhols singer Courtney Taylor. Thursday's webcast will feature performances from Everclear and pop-rockers Dexter Freebish. ...

The Capitol Records Radiohead page is offering live versions of the Kid A tracks "Permanent Daylight," "The National Anthem," "Everything in Its Right Place" and "Morning Bell" for free download. ...

Brit-rockers Ash have made a new track, "Warmer Than Fire," available in the Ash Radio section of their Web site. The band also made their next single, "Shining Light," due for release in the U.K. on January 29, available for download for 30 days, beginning Christmas day. ...

MP3.com's star-crossed My.Mp3.com service has sparked yet another lawsuit — this time from fellow online-music pioneers EMusic and several of the company's affiliated independent labels. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for New York's Southern District, alleges that the My.MP3.com service allows users to listen to albums online that are licensed exclusively to EMusic. A spokesperson for MP3.com, which has settled similar lawsuits from the five major label groups, did not return a call for comment by press time. ...

The dance-music Web site Raveworld.net is holding a contest for the ch of Groove Armada's hit single "I See You Baby" (RealAudio excerpt). After downloading the original track from the site, fans can use the production method of their choice to rework it before submitting it to the contest judges, Groove Armada's Tom Findlay and Andy Cato along with an employee of the duo's label, Jive Electro. The winner will receive a Korg MS200 Sampler Keyboard, with runner-ups awarded a Harmon Kardon speaker system and copies of Groove Armada's recent The Remixes collection, which includes tracks by DJ Dan & Terry Mullan and Tim "Love" Lee. ...

An MP3 clip of a solo track from former Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills is available at ElectricArtists.com. The song, "Anti-Material," is the first solo work from the singer since his split with Kula Shaker last year. ...

Music and video clips by English pop quintet Quickspace are available on the Matador Records Web site. The page features video of the band performing "They Shoot Horse Don't They" at London's Electric Ballroom on Nov. 2, as well as MP3s and RealAudio clips of other tracks from The Death of Quickspace, released in March. ...

Welsh rockers Stereophonics have posted an acoustic version of the new track "Lying in the Sun" on their Web site. The song is scheduled to appear on the trio's forthcoming third album, J.E.E.P. ("Just Enough Education to Perform"), due in the spring. ...

British punk-pop anarchists Chumbawamba have released a song online that features unauthorized samples of Metallica, Eminem, Dr. Dre, the Beatles and Madonna, among others. The band is encouraging fans to download the song, titled "Pass It Along (MP3 Mix)," from chumba.com and share it with their friends. The song is structured on Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and includes the voice of drummer Lars Ulrich condemning Napster. "It's not passing music around for free which is killing music; no, it's the industry which is stifling creativity by only ever thinking in terms of dollars and pounds," Chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce said in a statement. "This is about commerce rather than art or integrity." ...

Music From Van-Pires, the first studio disc from Who bassist John Entwistle's John Entwistle Band, is available at Who concerts and at www.johnentwistle.com. The songs were recorded for the short-lived 1997 children's television show "Van-Pires," about derelict cars whose junkyard is struck by a meteor, causing the cars to come to life and suck gasoline from other cars. The disc includes "Bogeyman," built from an early recording of Enwistle and late Who drummer Keith Moon, and "Don't Be a Sucker," with Mountain guitarist Leslie West. ...

— sonicnet.com staff report