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Hear Alabama Shakes' 'Pocket Change' from the upcoming 'True Blood' soundtrack -- EXCLUSIVE

Two of the South’s best exports — the Grammy-nominated rockers Alabama Shakes and the Lousiana-set vampires-and-fairies saga True Blood now have one more thing in common: They’ve joined forces for the fourth True Blood soundtrack, out next week.

True Blood Volume 4 will feature new and previously released cuts from such cool cats as the Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, and Iggy Pop with Best Coast’s Beth Cosentino. Also on the lineup: a rootsy track called “Pocket Change” from the Brittany Howard-led Shakes, which you can hear exclusively here.

The record will be the first in the series to be released in vinyl, but that won’t happen till mid-June. In the meantime, you can pre-order the CD version here, or, if you’re new-fashioned, reserve a digital copy from iTunes here.

But for now, get a preview of the album by giving “Pocket Change” a listen in our exclusive player below:

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Natalie Maines 'Without You': Watch the Dixie Chicks frontwoman return in new video -- EXCLUSIVE

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You can’t keep a good Chick down — though, it turns out, you can’t make her hurry back from a break either.

After a seven-year absence from making albums — during which she raised her kids with actor husband Adrian Pasdar, passionately promoted social justice, and generally lived her life — the multiple Grammy winner has returned with her first solo album, Mother (out now; EW likes it).

To celebrate her return, we have the video for tender first single “Without You” exclusively here. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Hear the 'BioShock Infinite' version of Nico Vega's single 'Beast' here -- EXCLUSIVE

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If you’ve turned on your television in the past few months, you’ve surely been treated to commercials for BioShock Infinite, the critically adored video game that features Nico Vega‘s “Beast” in its ads. And if you dug the commercial’s appropriately fierce song, you can hear the whole thing in its entirety exclusively here.

“Beast” was originally a single from the band’s Fury Oh Fury EP, which came out back in February. But the version of the song that you’ve heard in the commercials is in fact a mix of the studio version and the acoustic one, which hasn’t been released until now.

“It’s amazing for us that the acoustic and electric versions of ‘Beast’ got combined together into one song, because they are both dear to us in different ways,” says singer Aja Volkman. “It encapsulates who we are as a band and it’s really become our anthem.’”

Take a listen below:

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First Look: Dane DeHaan ventures into a chaotic city in 'Metallica Through the Never' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

There’s nothing typical about Metallica’s upcoming 3-D IMAX concert movie Metallica Through the Never, directed by Nimród Antal ­(Predators) and hitting theaters Sept. 27. In the movie, performance scenes are interspersed with a scripted story line featuring Chronicle star Dane DeHaan as a roadie ­dispatched into a chaotic city to carry out a mysterious task. Even producer Charlotte Huggins has a hard time categorizing the film: “It’s a ­dramatic movie in which a concert takes place,” she tells EW. READ FULL STORY

Stream Django Django's new remix album 'Hi Djinx' here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Last year, British pastiche rockers Django Django released their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2012 and it was good — like, really good.

Now they’re mixing it all up again with Hi Djinx, a full smorgasbord of remixes with help from Nick McCarthy, DJ Mujava, Adrian Sherwood, and others, and EW has an exclusive stream of the full album via Spotify. Take a listen below, and find the full tracklist after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Rootsy Americana band the Black Lillies release video for 'The Fall' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Back in March, the indie-Americana band the Black Lillies of Knoxville, Tenn., showed the country world a thing or two with the release of their third album, Runaway Freeway Blues.

The album debuted at No. 21 on the Heatseekers chart — not to mention No. 41 on the Country chart — on the strength of the group’s strong roots-folk songwriting, sweet harmonies, and charismatic indie spirit. (A strong showing at SXSW didn’t hurt either.)

Now as the quintet — frontman Cruz Contreras, harmony vocalist Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards, and drummer Jamie Cook – set out to spread their gospel on a nationwide tour, they’ve released a video for their single, “The Fall,” and you can watch it exclusively here.

Take a look at the Black Lillies’ video below:

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Hear This Century's 'Deadly Weapon' from their upcoming album 'Biography of Heartbreak' - EXCLUSIVE

Phoenix-based This Century began chipping away at the rock scene with their sweet, jangly 2011 debut, Sound of Fire. Their second album, Biography of Heartbreak, out on May 14, pushes their sound forward with some new rhythmic tricks and production depth (courtesy of knob-twiddler Colby Wedgeworth).

Their evolution is clearly evident on the dramatic track “Deadly Weapon,” which you can listen to exclusively below.  READ FULL STORY

Hear Pony Boy's 'Trouble,' a song from tonight's episode of 'Nashville' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Come for the backstabby prime-time drama, stay for the frequently-awesome original songs. ABC’s country drama Nashville continually supplies both, and tonight’s episode will keep the trend alive with plot points we won’t reveal, and Pony Boy‘s “Trouble,” which you can hear exclusively here.

Pony Boy, if you’re wondering, is actually a lady — singer-songwriter Marchelle Bradanini, to be exact. Bradanini has made her (gender-misleading) name by mixing the best parts of rock, country, the blues, and her own sultry voice, as she did on her recent single “Greatest Unknown.”

So get a jump on all the people who’ll watch Nashville tonight and pretend they were Pony Boy fans all along by checking out “Trouble” below:

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MTV's 'Awkward': Tegan and Sara will serve as music supervisors on next episode -- EXCLUSIVE

Partly because it’s on MTV but mostly because it’s just a cool show, teen dramedy Awkward always showcases really great music.Last night’s episode, for instance, featured songs from Saskwatch (“Your Love”), Madi Diaz (“Heavy Heart”), and Wild Nothing (“Nocturne”), among many others.

And now, you can expect the show’s music to get even better; EW has exclusively learned that songs on the May 7 episode of Awkward will be curated by twin-sister pop star duo Tegan and Sara.

Don’t worry, we won’ t leave you hanging like that — we also know exactly which songs T&S have chosen for the episode. Here’s the list of what they’ve got on tap for next Tuesday’s half hour of Awkward-ness:

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Listen to Straight No Chaser's star-studded a cappella album 'Under the Influence' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Has a cappella music ever been aca-hotter than it is right now?

Between Pitch Perfect‘s enduring success, Pentatonix’s viral savvy, and the recently resurrected competition The Sing-Off, the syllables “doo” and “bah” are totally having a moment right now.

One a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, was way ahead of the trend, and given their devoted fanbase of a caholics, it’s likely that they’ll be around long after it fades out of the pop culture forefront — if, in fact, it ever does.

Today, EW can exclusively reveal Straight No Chaser’s latest album, Under the Influence, which is streaming in full below. The inventive set is chock-full of guest appearances from stars like Sara Bareilles (a former a cappella member!), Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, and Elton John, who join the vocal crew on new versions of their own songs.

The album also includes jaunty arrangements of “Rolling in the Deep” and a mashup of fun.’s “Some Nights” and “We Are Young.” (Also, seriously, check out those bass notes on “I Want You Back”). Stream it all below: READ FULL STORY

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