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Hear an acoustic version of Mapei's online hit 'Don't Wait' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Earlier this fall, Mapei blew up in one of those perfect music-blogosphere moments, thanks to her snappy, singular “Don’t Wait.”

Now she’s recorded a new acoustic version, which you can hear exclusively here. The updated version of the track finds the globe-trotting artist stripping away the studio sheen of the original, cutting to the beguiling core of the song.

Hear the acoustic “Don’t Wait” below:

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Straight No Chaser duet with Cee-Lo on 'White Christmas' -- watch the lyric video here EXCLUSIVE

Who loves holidays and harmonies? These guys. And this guy.

A cappella stars Straight No Chaser, who famously made their name nearly 15 years ago with a bravura take on the 12 Days of Christmas, recently released their third holiday album, Under the Influence, featuring guest appearances from Paul McCartney, the late Otis Redding, and Colbie Caillat.

And now, their “White Christmas” duet with Cee Lo Green has a very seasonal lyric video. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Watch the 'Big Big Blood' video from Seattle surf-rock group La Luz -- EXCLUSIVE

The days may be getting shorter, but you can count on La Luz to bring the light.

That what the harmonizing all-girl group’s name means in Spanish, which is good, because they hail from gloomy ol’ Seattle. (Call it the Sunny Day Real Estate strategy?) “Big Big Blood” is the jaunty, reverb’d lead single from their new album It’s Alive, and you can watch the video for it exclusively here.

The song shares vibes with classic ’60s-style garage and doo-wop, while the clip, like the album’s title, evokes Roger Corman-era B-movie horror. Check it all out in the video below:

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Stream 'Glee: The Music The Christmas Album Volume 4' in full here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Glee to the world, once again: For the fourth year in a row, the Glee cast will sing in the holidays with versions of seasonal staples including “Here Comes Santa Claus,” and “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late),” plus some less traditional holiday numbers (the Supremes’ 1968 ode to illegitimate offspring, anyone?).

The six new tracks from Glee: The Music The Christmas Album Volume 4 will be featured on the “Previously Unaired Christmas” episode of GLEE airing Thursday, December 5 at 9pm on FOX, and will be available digitally on Dec. 3 (click here to preorder) and physically on Dec. 10 at Walmart only.

Find the full tracklisting and stream the album after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Hear Canadian singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson's 'Darkness' -- EXCLUSIVE

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This time of year, the Canadians sure know something about darkness. So perhaps it’s fitting that Ontario singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson‘s latest song touches on just that theme.

“Darkness” is the first single from the 22-year-old Mattson’s upcoming album Someday the Moon Will Be Gold, and you can hear it exclusively here.

Take a listen below:

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Watch the second Broken Bells video with Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin - EXCLUSIVE

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A few weeks ago, we tipped you off to a nifty short film from Broken Bells (Shins leader James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse) titled “Part One: Angel and the Fool,” starring Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin. It was a trippy good time — and now you can watch the second installment, available exclusively here.

Titled “Holding On For Life,” the new video was, like the first one, directed by Jacob Gentry and made in conjunction with The Creators Project, with Mara and Yelchin once again leading the way. It features music from the upcoming Broken Bells album, also titled After the Disco, due out January 14 of next year.

Take a look at it below:

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Check out Amos Lee's lyric video for 'Chill in the Air' -- EXCLUSIVE

All these newfangled technicolor music videos are overrated: For his latest clip, Amos Lee is going greyscale.

In the new lyric video for “Chill in the Air” — the Alison Krauss-featuring second single from his recent Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song – Lee borrowed footage a black-and-white “marriage training film” from 1950 called This Charming Couple. How quaint!

And you can watch it all exclusively here. Take a gander at the “Chill in the Air” clip below:

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See John Ennis get weird in Gap Dream's 'Shine Your Light' video -- EXCLUSIVE

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Do you ever get home a little tipsy from a night out and throw an episode of The X-Files on Netflix to drone in the background while you scarf down some greasy cheeseburger you shouldn’t have bought?

No? Oh, we haven’t either. But if we had, we bet that it would be something like watching the new Gap Dream video below. Called “Shine Your Light,” the clip stars John Ennis (Mr. Show) as an alcoholic detective navigating some weird stuff — glitter, goo, grease — in order to find his missing partner. Aliens may or may not to be to blame.

Sound weird? It is! Check it out below:

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Stories Behind the Songs: Brandon Flowers talks about the Killers' biggest hits

To celebrate the release of the Killers’ greatest-hits compilation, Direct Hits (out now), frontman Brandon Flowers told EW the tales behind some of the band’s best-known anthems.

“Mr. Brightside” (2003) 
“This was literally the first song that me and Dave [Keuning], our guitar player, wrote. We didn’t have a drummer yet but he gave me a cassette, and it had a few demos with complete songs of him singing, and then there would just be these riffs that he had — so he basically had the guitar for “Mr. Brightside,” and the pre-chorus. I had an idea already of this sort of monotone, linear delivery, and it just fit so well over his guitar line. So I slapped a chorus on it, and it was written pretty quickly.

I remember the first time I heard it [set] to a beat, it was a monumental experience. We wrote a lot of songs after that, but then the Strokes’ first record came out and we ditched everything we wrote except for that song and started 
again. [Laughs] Because that record’s so good, you know? It was just… we realized that they raised the bar. Whether the Strokes know it or not, they really changed our path.”

“Somebody Told Me” (2004) 
“We were going out to clubs a lot at the time. I think it speaks to a young man’s frustration, the difficulty of picking up girls. [Laughs] That’s probably where it stems from. I was just able to run with it, and the band supplied a wonderful backing track.”

“All These Things That I’ve Done” (2005) “I worked at a casino called the Gold Coast as a bellman. This was back when there weren’t cell phones yet, so I used to call the guys and tell them I was gonna call them back and leave an idea on their answering machines. I was very heavily into glam rock at the time, and I felt like [Lou Reed’s] Transformer and [David Bowie’s] Ziggy Stardust – the delivery of those records, sometimes it was almost talking to you, especially Lou. The lines ‘Help me out, yeah yeah, you gotta help me out/Don’t you put me on the back burner, you gotta help me out’? I was just trying to be Lou Reed funneled through the Las Vegas Strip. And the bass line is a direct rip-off of a Bowie track called ‘Slow Burn.’ I can say it now because I don’t think he’s gonna come after us.” READ FULL STORY

Bonnaroo 'Soopergroop' documentary and mixtape feat. YouTube stars Soul Khan, Jeni Suk, Black Violin and more -- watch and listen here EXCLUSIVE

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What happens when the Internet meets the mud- and rock star-infested playing fields of rural Tennessee?

At this year’s Bonnaroo, festival organizers and INDMUSIC gathered YouTube stars Knower, Jeni Suk, Black Violin, and Soul Khan to form a liberally spelled ‘Soopergroop’ — and recorded it for posterity in an eight-part documentary series and original mixtape. Listen after the jump: READ FULL STORY

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