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Watch Vintage Trouble's sexy new video 'Jezzebella' -- EXCLUSIVE

L.A. blues-rockers Vintage Trouble won Ryan Seacrest’s Indie Song of Summer, the most coveted prize in all of music. Okay, maybe not, but’s its still a nifty honor (he’s a man of power, after all) and the band’s aiming to keep it going with the video for their song “Jezzebella” — which you can watch exclusively here:

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Hear a new song from Canadian indie band Reuben and the Dark -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s time to shed some light on Reuben and the Dark. (Sorry, we couldn’t help it.)

The Calgary-based group is the newest signee to Canada’s Arts & Crafts, the label that gave us such Canadian delights as Broken Social Scene and Feist. The band, led by singer-songwriter Reuben Bullock, is currently working on their 2014 debut, coproduced by Florence and the Machine drummer Chris Hayden.

Get an early exclusive listen here with the single “Rolling Stone”:

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Paul McCartney talks Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Next Tuesday, October 15, would have been Fela Kuti’s 75th birthday. The Nigeria-born Fela was a responsible for bringing Afrobeat—and world music in general—into the Western world. And though he passed away in 1997, his legacy still stretches across the globe.

Yesterday saw the release of Red Hot + Felaa new benefit compilation of classic Fela tunes reimagined by the likes of Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, My Morning Jacket, tUnE-yArDs, Childish Gambino, Spoek Mathambo, members of TV on the Radio, and a host of African artists. Fela—whose life was captured in the Broadway musical Fela!produced by Jay Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith—is also being remembered in a series of videos that find all manner of legends, including George Clinton and Brian Eno. 

One of those participants is Paul McCartney, whose new album New is about to land in stores. In the exclusive video below, McCartney talks about a great lost Fela tune that he saw performed live once but has never been able to track down on record. Clearly, it left an impression: READ FULL STORY

Stream the new Heavenly Beat album 'Prominence' here -- EXCLUSIVE

It’ll be another week until you can get your grubby hands on the Heavenly Beat album, but until then, you can stream the whole thing exclusively here.

Prominence showcases the Brooklyn-based former Beach Fossils bassist’s (né John Pena) penchant for blissed-out songcraft and one-worded titles. Which one’s your favorite: “Honest”? “Complete”? Perhaps “Thin”?

Give them all a spin below to find out:

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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 EW.com:

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

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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:

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