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Wild Cub rock high school gym in cinematic new 'Thunder Clatter' video -- EXCLUSIVE

One of our favorite music-video motifs is the whole “high-school athletics department and facilities” theme. Rockers from Nirvana to Nada Surf have been responsible for some of the more memorable examples of that motif in the past, but the latest foray into the genre comes from Nashville indie-pop group Wild Cub.

The band’s cinematic new clip for the single “Thunder Clatter” (a song recently heard on an episode of The Vampire Diaries) has everything from bleeding cheerleaders to Greco-Roman wrestlers. There’s even a full-sized gymnasium for the band to shred in.

It’s all fitting, given that the song comes from their album titled Youth. As singer/guitarist Keegan DeWitt said, “It’s a challenge to make a video that can serve as both a tasteful introduction to the band and a distillation of a lot of the themes on Youth. Drew [Bourdet, the video's director] really struck a delicate balance, showing some of the intimate and smaller moments that we hint at throughout the record, but never hitting you over the head. He lays out a long slate of moments, all with a palpable undercurrent and intangible vibration.”

Let the members of Wild Cub send you back to school with the exclusive premiere of “Thunder Clatter” below.

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Brian Eno talks being an art-school kid, finding inspiration, and more -- EXCLUSIVE

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Brian Eno is a man who knows things about things — from his early days with glam-rock godheads Roxy Music to essentially inventing ambient music in the 1970s and producing iconic albums for the likes of David Bowie, Talking Heads, and U2.(Also: doing this.)

Last year, he sat down with the Red Bull Music Academy for their documentary What Difference Does It Make: A Film About Making Music.which can be streamed for free via RBMA15.com and on Red Bull TV.

The doc (which was shot at last year’s event in New York) includes talks with such luminaries as Philip Glass, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu, James Murphy, and more — not to mention, or course, our man Eno.

Watch the bonus Eno footage below:

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Hear Little Barrie's new single 'Sworn In' -- EXCLUSIVE

Little Barrie have some big news for ya.

The U.K. band, fronted by Primal Scream member Barrie Cadogan, will be releasing their fourth effort Shadow this May, and you can hear the album’s first single “Sworn In” exclusively here:

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Hear Galantis' new dance-pop single 'You' -- EXCLUSIVE

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If you know the dance duo Galantis, it’s probably for their underground smash “Smile” (and the sex-capades video that came with it). Now there’s a new reason: They’ve got a new single called “You,” and you can hear it exclusively here.

Galantis’ two members — Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson (of Swedish production duo Bloodshy and Avant, also two-thirds of Miike Snow) and Linus Eklow (aka Style of Eye) — have a history of writing and producing bangers for Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Icona Pop but they’re now getting their own spotlight, including acclaim from the likes of Diplo and Kaskade and a performance slot at Coachella this April.

Listen the new track below:

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Hear Nico Vega's new single 'I Believe (Get Over Yourself)' -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s a good year to be Nico Vega

The Los Angeles band has started their spring tour as Imagine Dragons’ opening act, and now they’ve got the lead singlefrom their upcoming album Lead to Light — and you can hear it exclusively here.

“I Believe (Get Over Yourself),” which will serve as the first single off the album, was actually co-written by Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds, so it looks like NV and ID fans can rejoice in unison on this fine Valentine’s Day.

Give the song a listen below:

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Hear the Strypes' new song 'I Don't Want to Know' -- EXCLUSIVE

Thanks to last night’s Beatles tribute, you may have across-the-pond rock on your mind. In which case, good news! The rising Irish band the Strypes has got a new song called “I Don’t Want to Know,” and you can hear it exclusively here.

You might know the bluesy rockers the Strypes from their scorching cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together,” or from their recent appearance on Conan, or from their recent gig as the Arctic Monkeys’ opening act. This new track of theirs comes off the upcoming debut album Snapshot, out via Photo Finish Records in the U.S. this March.

Give “I Don’t Want to Know” a listen below:

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Hear LiV Warfield's new Prince-penned single 'The Unexpected' -- EXCLUSIVE

When Prince isn’t too busy making pancakes for Zooey Deschanel, he’s been known to write a good tune or two. To wit: soulful R&B singer LiV Warfield‘s new track “The Unexpected,” written by The Purple One — and which you can hear exclusively here.

The song is the first single from Warfield’s upcoming album The Unexpected, which was in fact executive-produced by Prince. (Sensing a theme here?)

Give a listen to Warfield’s new single below:

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Hear the Old 97's new song 'Longer Than You've Been Alive' -- EXCLUSIVE

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This year marks the Old 97’s 20th anniversary, but don’t think that the Texas alt-country stalwarts are riding off into the sunset.

The band has announced they’ll be releasing a new album this spring with guest appearances from the Replacements’ Tommy Stinson on guitar and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case, Jakob Dylan) on lap steel, and you can hear the first single “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” exclusively here.

The track comes off of their upcoming full-length Most Messed Up, which is set for an April release. As the title implies, the song’s lyrics play up the band’s seniority — with frontman Rhett Miller singing, “We’ve been doing this longer than you’ve been alive/Propelled by some mysterious drive.”

Take a listen to the new single below:

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Ingrid Michaelson plays her own Robert Palmer in new 'Girls Chase Boys' video - EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE

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Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson famously channeled a handful of classic rock stars  — including John Lennon, David Bowie, and Gene Simmons — in her 2012 clip for “Blood Brothers.” Now, for her new single “Girls Chase Boys,” she’s tipping her Patrick Nagel-painted hat to Robert Palmer.

The track is the first single from Michaelson’s brand new album Lights Out, due April 15. It’s a darker, more complicated side of the singer, she told EW: “‘Girls Chase Boys’ started out as a break up song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing. More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. The video takes that idea one step further, and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don’t exclusively chase boys. We all know this. We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love.”

The clip is a gender-tweaking homage to Palmer’s  1988 video for “Simply Irresistible,” one of the more iconic clips of the decade. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Hear the new Lea Michele song 'What Is Love' -- EXCLUSIVE

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With her debut album Louder roughly a month away, Lea Michele has taken to releasing new tracks every Tuesday to get you excited. This week’s selection is “What Is Love,” which you can hear ahead of time exclusively here.

The song will be included as one of several iTunes bonus tracks on the deluxe version of the album. “What Is Love” marks the fourth to be released from her Louder era, joining previous early releases “Battlefield,”  “Louder,” and, of course, the single “Cannonball.”

Give the new song a listen below:

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