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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

Stream singer-songwriter Chris Garneau's 'Winter Games' here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Brooklyn singer-songwriter Chris Garneau — whose charmingly eccentric compositions you’ve heard everywhere from Grey’s Anatomy to terrifying Pedro Almodovar movies — will release his new album, Winter Games, on Nov. 12.

But you can hear it here exclusively a full week early. Listen below: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry says her 2014 tour for 'Roar' will be 'less cartoony' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Katy Perry’s tour for Teenage Dream was an epic escapist odyssey that turned stadiums and arenas around the globe into her own personal Candyland. When she hits the road in 2014 in support of her chart-topping latest, Roar, what will she do to keep her game elevated?

“The tour is going to be fantastic,” Perry told EW while Tim Stack followed her halfway across the Earth for the cover story in the current issue. “I always try to take it to the next level. I think people will realize what the tour is going to be like when they listen to the music.”

Perry promises that the new show will definitely incorporate material from Roar, but she’ll always make room for her catalog of older hits. “There’s nothing worse than going to a concert of an artist and not hearing your favorite songs,” she said.

As for the concept and the stage design, Perry is tight-lipped, but she does offer one intimate tease. “Let’s just say I’m going to be very close to people,” she said.

Check out the rest of Perry’s thoughts about her upcoming tour in the exclusive video below. For more on EW’s whirlwind tag-along with Katy Perry, check out the current issue.

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Stream all of Heidecker & Wood's new album 'Some Things Never Stay the Same' - EXCLUSIVE

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Tim Heidecker is known primarily as one of the whacked-out comedy minds behind Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tom Goes to the Mayor. But he’s also got a penchant for melody and an obsession with ’70s rock, which manifests in Heidecker & Wood, his tag-team with Tim and Eric composer David Wood.

Their first album, Starting From Nowhere, genuflected at the altar of yacht rock, and their new album Some Things Never Stay The Same is an homage to crunchy ’70s singer-songwriter types like Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, and Harry Nilsson. The fact that its gently mocking shouldn’t get in the way of the fact that tunes like “Cocaine” and “Getaway Man” could easily have found their way onto the Singers & Songwriters series.

Some Things Never Stay The Same isn’t out until next Tuesday, November 12, but you can stream it in full below. You can also check out the video for “Getaway Man” below, and stay tuned to JASH (the YouTube network co-founded by Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman,  and Reggie Watts) for more on Heidecker & Wood.  READ FULL STORY

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