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Hear Cass McCombs' new song 'Angel Blood' -- EXCLUSIVE

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Cass McCombs’ upcoming seventh album Big Wheel and Others has a whole lot of songs to dig into — 22, to be exact — and you can preview it with one of the first listens exclusively here.

The song “Angel Blood,” finds the Californian exploring ’70s Kris Kristofferson vibes with slide guitar and intimate, evocative vocals.

Listen below:


Hear Dean Wareham's new song 'Emancipated Hearts' -- EXCLUSIVE


If you’re a devoted fan of Galaxie 500/Luna/Dean & Britta fan like we are, you’ve probably spent more than a few days of your nights pining for some new music from Dean Wareham.

The indie-rock stalwart is releasing his first solo work, the Emancipated Hearts EP, this month; last week he dropped “Love Is Colder Than Death,” and today he’s previewing another unreleased track, “Emancipated Hearts,” which you can hear exclusively here:


See The Avett Brothers' 'Another Is Waiting' music video -- EXCLUSIVE


Americana mainstays The Avett Brothers are gearing up for the release of their eighth full-length album Magpie and the Dandelion, which will arrive in stores on Oct. 15 — just one year after their critically acclaimed disc The Carpenter reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

Today, the band is premiering the music video for “Another is Waiting,” the rollicking first single from their new collection, right here on EW. Scott Avett co-directed the clip, which follows a fresh-faced young lady’s journey through a high-pressure modeling world where the beauties are all, in fact, skeletal.

It’s a commentary, of course, on the dangers of the chew-you-up-spit-you-out entertainment business (Notice the sign at the entrance of the modeling agency: “Pricuf Aim” = “Price of fame”), and it finds the banjo-plucking boys warning the girl, “You got to get yourself off that conveyor belt.”

Does she heed their advice? Find out in the video below. (FYI, this clip may not work on some mobile devices.) READ FULL STORY

Ingrid Michaelson's Army of 3 covers Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' -- Listen here EXCLUSIVE

Ingrid Michaelson found fame with winsome self-penned ballads like “The Way I Am,” but she’s not mad at an occasional cover, too.

The Staten Island-bred singer-songwriter has already found love — and half a million pageviews — with her take on Rihanna wrecked romance anthem; it’s one of the songs on her all-covers EP with her side project Army of 3, featuring producer Chris Kuffner and director Dylan Steinber. (She’s working on a regular studio album too, due out this winter.)

“I love pop music but I wanted cover these songs in a different way, with a unique arrangement,” says Michaelson. “I chose songs that are ‘of the moment’ because I love being able to capture something at its height and put my own little twist on it. When people started asking how they could get the recordings we decided to make a few more and put them out.”

Also on the EP, out today: their version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Maroon 5′s “Love Somebody,” and an un-gender-bent take on Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” which you can hear exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

Hear Lissie's new track 'Can't Take It Back' -- EXCLUSIVE

You might know Lissie because you love lady singer-songwriters. Or you might know her from her cover of Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness,” which in turn went on to become the sample at the heart of Schoolboy Q’s “Hands on the Wheel.”

Soon you’ll also know her from Back to Forever, her upcoming second album due Oct. 8. Listen to the new track “Can’t Take It Back” below, exclusively on


Hear Passion Pit remix Claire's new single 'Games' -- EXCLUSIVE


No better way to start the day than with a remix, right?

Right: The new single “Games” from rising Munich-based indie quintet Claire has been given the treatment by Passion Pit, and you can hear it exclusively here.

The group has already played shows with Chrvches and Bastille overseas, and are scheduled to make their U.S. debut in New York next month; get a jump on their sound below:


See James Blunt as an astronaut in his new 'Satellites' lyric video -- EXCLUSIVE

We thought the Gravity trailer alone would dissuade any dreamers from pursuing a career as an astronaut, but James Blunt still wants to take one giant step for mankind.

In a new clip for his “Satellites,” which you can watch exclusively here, the British singer-songwriter dons a space helmet as his croons the previously unreleased track from his upcoming album Moon Landing. Sensing a theme?

Thankfully, all goes well for our hero in the clip. Maybe Sandra Bullock is just really bad at outer space? Or maybe Blunt is really good! Take a look at the video below and decide for yourself:


Hear Deer Tick with guest Vanessa Carlton on 'In Our Time' -- EXCLUSIVE

Just because Deer Tick‘s John McCauley teamed up up with his girlfriend, singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton, doesn’t mean their new duet is necessarily sweet.

“For over a year I watched my family deal with my dad’s looming sentencing date [on federal charges of conspiracy and tax fraud],” McCauley says of “In Our Time,” which will be featured on the Providence indie-folk band’s upcoming album Negativity.  “My parents have had a long and seemingly healthy marriage since before I was born. This was the first time I ever saw them really struggle. Lots of silence and lots of yelling.”

“I wrote this song from my father’s perspective and adapted it to a male/female duet,” he continues. “I play the part of my father and my girlfriend Vanessa Carlton joins me and plays the part of my mother.”

Oh, and McCauley has one more thing for the record: “Despite what some journalists have written, my parents are still married.”

Give a listen to “In Our Time” below:


Watch the mesmerizing video for Jesse Woods' dreamy folk song 'Tumbleweeds' -- EXCLUSIVE


Football is back! So in honor of the gridiron’s return, why not celebrate with… a subtly haunting folk music video?

Hear us out: up-and-coming singer-songwriter Jesse Woods was once a standout wide receiver for Texas A&M, but he’s since retreated to (where else?) Austin to hone his musical craft. Last month he released Get Your Burdens Lifted, and now he’s got a video for album highlight “Tumbleweeds” — and you can watch it exclusively here.

Directed by Jeff Bednarz, the clip matches the tune’s tone with ominous, arty shots of roaming horses, untamed trees, and of course the man himself strumming on his guitar.

Check out the video below:


Hear Karen Elson's take on the Civil War ballad 'Dixie' -- EXCLUSIVE

This November, Randall Poster — a veteran music supervisor responsible for the soundtracks of dozens of bleeding-edge indies (Spring Breakers, The Royal Tenenbaums) and blockbusters alike (The Hangover, Meet the Parents, Zoolander) — helms Divided & United, a double album of Civil War-era songs brought to modern day with help from the likes Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Lee Ann Womack, and more.

The collection will feature the Old South classic “Dixie,” as rendered by the redheaded redcoat Karen Elson – and you can hear it exclusively here. The singer and model handles the lead vocals on the track, while country duo the Secret Sisters — a.k.a. Laura and Lyrdia Rogers — pitch in for the harmony.

Take a listen to the song below:


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