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  • How Real Estate Blew Jeff Tweedy's Mind

    How Real Estate Blew Jeff Tweedy's Mind | ARTICLE

    After finishing his band's newly released third album Atlas, Real Estate singer-guitarist Martin Courtney felt a sense of dread. It's not an emotion you'd expect from a group who just wrapped up the recording process,...

    March 5, 2014 9:45 AM ET
  • Cut Copy's 'We Are Explorers' Gets a Unique Larry Gus Remix - Premiere

    Cut Copy's 'We Are Explorers' Gets a Unique Larry Gus Remix - Premiere | ARTICLE

    The best remixes can turn a song on its head, completely overhauling its sound and transforming it into something surprising that works just as well as the original. Such is the case with Greek electronic producer Larry...

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Rodrigo Y Gabriela Honor Antonio de Torres Jurado on 'The Soundmaker'

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela Honor Antonio de Torres Jurado on 'The Soundmaker' | ARTICLE

    Rodrigo y Gabriela are looking to the past on their forthcoming album 9 Dead Alive, the duo's first record in five years. The Mexico City guitar virtuosos cover 875 years of history on the 9-song set, and...

    February 17, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Empire of the Sun and Steve Aoki Add Massive Drops to 'Celebrate'

    Empire of the Sun and Steve Aoki Add Massive Drops to 'Celebrate' | ARTICLE

    Australian dream-electro duo Empire of the Sun are no strangers to collaboration. Over the years, frontman Luke Steele has written for Jay Z, Beyonce, and Usher, as well as remixed major pop stars like...

    February 13, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • John Butler's Destructive 'Young and Wild'

    John Butler's Destructive 'Young and Wild' | VIDEO

    In this video for "Young and Wild," John Butler performs a solo acoustic version of this solemn song, which comes from the John Butler Trio's latest album Flesh and Blood. It's a reflective, stripped-down rendition that clocks...

    February 12, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Blitzen Trapper Return With 'Swampy Funk' on 'Coming Home' - Premiere

    Blitzen Trapper Return With 'Swampy Funk' on 'Coming Home' - Premiere | ARTICLE

    When Blitzen Trapper's frontman Eric Earley talked about his band's aspirations for their seventh studio album VII, which was released last September, he said they wanted to make music that would travel from the dancefloor to the...

    February 11, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Karen O and Ezra Koenig Team for Dreamy 'Moon Song' – Song Premiere

    Karen O and Ezra Koenig Team for Dreamy 'Moon Song' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Karen O's contribution to the soundtrack for Spike Jonze's acclaimed film Her, "The Moon Song," is one of the more homemade tracks to land a Best Original Song Oscar nomination. In the context of the film,...

    February 10, 2014 3:10 PM ET
  • Dum Dum Girls Break Away From the Bedroom on 'Too True'

    Dum Dum Girls Break Away From the Bedroom on 'Too True' | ARTICLE

    When thinking back about the origins of Dum Dum Girls, frontwoman Dee Dee Penny recalls how her jangle-pop project humbly began in her bedroom. "This was very much a personal recording project, just me figuring out how...

    January 29, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Juicy J Going It Alone on Next Album

    Juicy J Going It Alone on Next Album | ARTICLE

    Juicy J’s third solo album, Stay Trippy, was a star-studded affair, thanks to appearances by Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, and A$AP Rocky, to name just a few, but the rapper’s follow-up will...

    January 26, 2014 4:14 PM ET
  • Mike WiLL Made It Talks New Future Album, Working on Solo Record

    Mike WiLL Made It Talks New Future Album, Working on Solo Record | ARTICLE

    Mike WiLL Made It had a breakthrough in 2013 when he executive-produced Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz, and judging by his list of current projects, it seems he’s set to keep up his momentum throughout this year. At...

    January 26, 2014 2:55 PM ET
  • Lana Del Rey Slows Down 'Video Games' Live

    Lana Del Rey Slows Down 'Video Games' Live | VIDEO

    Lana Del Rey is having a busy awards season. The pop songstress is up for several Grammy awards this year and she recently performed at another awards show, the Breakthrough Prize, which honors scientists who have made...

    January 24, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Pink Dishes on Her Acting Debut

    Pink Dishes on Her Acting Debut | VIDEO

    One of the highlights of Thanks for Sharing, which came out this past September, was Pink (a.k.a. Alecia Moore)'s performance. Now, ahead of the VOD release on January 3rd and the Blu-ray and DVD release...

    January 2, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Benmont Tench Steps Out on 'Blonde Girl, Blue Dress' – Song Premiere

    Benmont Tench Steps Out on 'Blonde Girl, Blue Dress' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Best known as a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, a keyboardist for their pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch and a veteran session player who's performed on the records of Johnny Cash, Bob...

    December 16, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Swedish House Mafia's Axwell Crowdsources

    Swedish House Mafia's Axwell Crowdsources | VIDEO

    For their joint track "I Am" featuring vocalist Taylr Renee, former Swedish House Mafia member Axwell and production duo Sick Individuals took an unconventional route with the video, calling on fans to submit their own...

    December 13, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Hear Eleanor Friedberger's 'My Own World'

    Hear Eleanor Friedberger's 'My Own World' | VIDEO

    Fiery Furnaces co-founder Eleanor Friedberger opted for a humorous approach in the video for "My Own World," from her recent solo album, Personal Record. The clip, which features a typeface Wes Anderson would approve of, grows more...

    December 11, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Miley Cyrus Gets Naughty at the Jingle Ball

    Miley Cyrus Gets Naughty at the Jingle Ball | ARTICLE

    Over the past month, Miley Cyrus has found plenty of ways to get people talking besides twerking. Recall her recent memey cat moment at the AMAs and that time she lit a joint on-stage at the EMAs....

    December 7, 2013 9:24 AM ET
  • Steve Aoki and R3hab Take 'Flight' – Song Premiere

    Steve Aoki and R3hab Take 'Flight' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Nine months after famed DJ-producers Steve Aoki and R3hab premiered their collaborative banger "Flight," the pair are giving the track a proper single release December 13th on Ultra Music. "Ever since debuting 'Flight' at Ultra Music Festival...

    December 6, 2013 10:45 AM ET
  • Fanfarlo Get Happily 'Landlocked'

    Fanfarlo Get Happily 'Landlocked' | VIDEO

    Contrary to its title, "Landlocked" – the latest track from the eclectic, UK-based rockers Fanfarlo – has a breezy, island vibe. Packed with surf-guitar riffs and lush production that incorporates synths, saxophone and bongos, the...

    December 6, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Above and Beyond Remake 'Sun & Moon' - Premiere

    Above and Beyond Remake 'Sun & Moon' - Premiere | ARTICLE

    Trance trio Above and Beyond are the latest producers to step outside of dance music and dabble in acoustic pop (not unlike what Avicii did with folk music on his debut). Their new song "Sun &...

    December 4, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Five Memorable Moments From Lady Gaga's Muppets 'Holiday Spectacular'

    Five Memorable Moments From Lady Gaga's Muppets 'Holiday Spectacular' | ARTICLE

    Lady Gaga took her longstanding relationship with the Muppets one step further last night in a 90-minute ABC show dubbed Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular. The singer bonded with...

    November 29, 2013 8:45 AM ET
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