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Exclusive Listen: Live Version of White Lies' New Single 'Bigger Than Us'

December 13, 2010 12:35 PM ET

London's White Lies are renowned for their fusion of dance beats and roaring guitars, and the band's new single "Bigger Than Us" — off their second album Ritual, out January 18 — showcases their talents brilliantly.

This exclusive live version of "Bigger Than Us" was recorded in Mexico for Sesiones Con Alejandro Franco.

Click to listen to White Lies' "Bigger Than Us"

The band has become a formidable live act via tours supporting Coldplay and Kings of Leon and slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza and festivals all over Europe. They performed in front of 100,000 people at London's Wembley Stadium opening for Muse in September.

Photos: Random Notes

White Lies' North American tour begins on January 22 in Seattle.

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