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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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Hear Butch Walker's very pretty new song 'All the Love You Need' -- EXCLUSIVE

Butch Walker has a great track record working on songs for others — everyone from Taylor Swift to Fall Out Boy have enlisted his services — but his own music ain’t half-bad either.

Next month, the Georgia-born musician gets his own documentary called Butch Walker: Out of Focus. Check out the preview now:

Out of Focus includes a special track he recorded with South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope called “All the Love You Need,” and you can hear it exclusively here.

Says Walker of the song: “[Shovels & Rope's] Mike and Cary Ann were on tour with me at the time, and they stayed in California to collaborate on [my] last record, The Spade. That song was a few lines I rattled off to Mike and the next day he came back with the rest written and it CRUSHED ME. we laid it down live in about one or two takes, just before happy hour. Thank God, because the song is super-depressing.”

Get depressed after the jump:

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The Delta Mirror's 'Goldfish' video: Watch it here -- EXCLUSIVE

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L.A.’s self-described “electro shoe-goth” outfit The Delta Mirror has been busy releasing a new album, Better Unsung, and an appropriately Ian Curtis-y cover of Q Lazzurus’ cult classic “Goodbye Horses.”

But now frontman/mastermind Chris Acosta is going deeper, literally, with a new video for the single “Goldfish,” shot in the same 850,000-gallon-plus water tank used for movies including The Abyss, Waterworld, and Terminator 2.

Swim faster before Ah-nuld gets you, fishies! And watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Watch the director's cut of Nirvana's classic 'Heart Shaped Box' video -- EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE

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Just as they did in 2011 with Nevermind, the surviving members of Nirvana are celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the band’s final studio album In Utero with a deluxe reissue.

Hitting store shelves on September 24 (pre-order on iTunes here), the anniversary edition of In Utero will be available in a number of different versions, but the most deluxe edition features three CDs featuring a fresh mix of the album, a never-before-released instrumental, Dave Grohl’s first demo, “Marigold,” the Steve Albini versions of singles “Heart Shaped Box” and “All Apologies” (R.E.M. producer Scott Litt sweetened the album versions), new liner notes by Bobcat Goldthwait, and Kurt Cobain’s handwritten lyrics.

There’s also a DVD that features the entirety of the legendary Live and Loud performance (among one of Nirvana’s final concerts), as well as a handful of other live performances and the director’s cut of the Anton Corbijn-helmed video for “Heart Shaped Box.” That version of the video appeared on Corbijn’s Director’s Series DVD, though it has never officially been available online—until now.

Watch the exclusive premiere of Corbijn’s version of “Heart Shaped Box” below:
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Interview: Bryce Dallas Howard on directing M83's 'Claudia Lewis' video

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Electronic music fans and science-fiction kids often overlap, as they do in M83′s new video for “Claudia Lewis,” which features actors Lily Collins (The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments) as a blue-haired teen alien and Isreal Broussard (The Bling Ring) as an earthling high schooler.

The clip was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard as part of the MTV’s collaborative Supervideo series — which, you may recall, had previously united Drew Barrymore and Best Coast for a video that featured Chloë Grace Moretz, Alix Shawkat, and Donald Glover. We spoke to Howard — acclaimed for her acting in films like The Help, Twilight, and 50/50 but also as a budding director (it runs in the family) — about her role in the project, from casting Collins for the project to getting the video’s ’80s-movie look just right.

EW: So how did you decide on this song?

Bryce Dallas Howard: The coolest thing that happened: they [at MTV] said, “What kind of music do you listen? Who are your favorite bands? Do you have a particular song that you’d like to bring to life?” There was no list — it was like, of all the songs you could do, which would it be? And that’s the best question you could ever ask a young filmmaker. And M83 is hands down my favorite band. I’d specifically homed in on this song ‘Claudia Lewis’ very early on. It was an amazing day to get to actually meet Anthony [Gonzalez] of M83 and say, “Could we do this?’”And he said “Yes!”

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The Dixie Chicks nude EW cover 10 years later: Emily Robison and Martie Maguire reflect

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In 2003, the Dixie Chicks were riding an unprecedented high in the wake of the success of the band’s album Home.

Though their previous album Fly was a massive crossover smash, Home was a different animal — one that sold like gangbusters despite its more traditional bluegrass sound. The album even netted them their then-highest-ever spot on the Billboard Hot 100, via the trio’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”

Then came the George W. Bush diss heard round the world: While introducing the song “Travelin’ Solider” during a concert in London, Maines said to the crowd, “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”

That quote spread like wildfire, and a backlash began. The group stuck to its guns and posted a follow-up statement on its website that read, “We’ve been overseas for several weeks and have been reading and following the news accounts of our government’s position. The anti-American sentiment that has unfolded here is astounding. I feel the president is ignoring the opinions of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world. My comments were made in frustration and one of the privileges of being an American is you are free to voice your own point of view. While we support our troops, there is nothing more frightening than the notion of going to war with Iraq and the prospect of all the innocent lives that will be lost.”

But that didn’t stop country radio stations from cutting all Dixie Chicks songs from their playlists, and it didn’t prevent people from lashing out against the girls online.

That’s when they pulled off perhaps the second-most-talked-about moments of their career: In their first big post-controversy interview, Maines, Emily Robison, and Martie Maguire appeared nude and covered with epithets (“Dixie Sluts,” “Sadaam’s Angels”) on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in May of 2003. READ FULL STORY

Watch sailors and babes make out in Kings of Leon's new 'Supersoaker' video

You already got to see Fred Armisen crack some jokes with Kings of Leon earlier today, but the Followill boys aren’t done taking up your time just yet.

The band has dropped the official music video for Mechanical Bull’s lead single “Supersoaker,” which you can watch below. Shot (or at least designed) with vintage filters, the clip features retro milkshake joints full of sailors and dames, among other neat visuals.

Check it all out below:

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Jessie J gets 'Magnetic' for 'Mortal Instruments' soundtrack: Hear it here -- EXCLUSIVE

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EW has already brought you the excellently un-bubbly Colbie Caillat song “When the Darkness Comes” for the soundtrack for the upcoming YA fantasy The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, based on the bestselling book series.

And now, more sneak peeks where that came from: our favorite alliterative British pop import Jessie J has her own track, “Magnetic.” Listen to it exclusively below, and find the full album tracklisting after the jump:













Full album tracklisting:
1.  Zedd “Into The Lair”

2.  Jessie J “Magnetic”

3.  AFI “17 Crimes (LA Riots Remix)”

4.  Demi Lovato “Heart By Heart”

5.  Youngblood Hawke “Bring Me Home”

6.  Colbie Callait “When The Darkness Comes”

7.  Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 featuring Tove Lo “Strangers”

8.  Pacific Air “Bear”

9.  He Is We featuring Owl City “All About Us”

10. Bassnectar “Calling From Above”

11. Jetta “Start A Riot”

12. Bryan Ellis “Strange Days”

To preorder the album, click here; the movie is in theaters Aug. 21.

Hear Gov't Mule and Jim James collab on 'Captured' -- EXCLUSIVE

After a long absence, Gov’t Mule is gearing up to release their first studio collection in four years next month. Titled Shout!, it’ll be a double-disc set, with the first half containing 11 new songs and the second half featuring special guest vocalists like Elvis Costello, Ben Harper, and Dave Matthews teaming up with the band to reinterpret those songs.

Among them is My Morning Jacket frontman, hair wonder, and sometime solo artist Jim James, who collabs with Gov’t Mule on “Captured” — and you can hear it exclusively here.

Give the song a listen below:

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Hear Kathleen Hanna's new Julie Ruin song 'Ha Ha Ha' -- EXCLUSIVE

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After laying low for serious bummer reasons for several years, riot grrrl icon Kathleen Hanna is back. The Bikini Kill and Le Tigre veteran’s new project the Julie Ruin is set to release their debut album Run Fast on Sept. 3, and the band recently put out a great video for the lead single “Oh Come On.”

Now they’re releasing another new song from the album, the spiky, hyperactive “Ha Ha Ha,” which you can hear it exclusively here:

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