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Drew Barrymore talks directing Supervideo for band Best Coast and chooses her five favorite music videos -- EXCLUSIVE

Drew Barrymore latest project has taken her behind the camera once again. The actress (on screen next in February 2012’s Everybody Loves Whales) and director (2009’s Whip It) has gone behind the camera once again to helm a clip for garage-pop trio Best Coast’s single “Our Deal,” featuring young Hollywood breakouts Chloë Moretz (Let Me In) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) in a dreamy homage to The Warriors and West Side Story. The 10-minute MTV Supervideo, a concept developed by the network and executive producer Kashy Khaledi, also features appearances by Alia Shawkat, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover and Shailene Woodley. “I’m so inspired by music,” says Barrymore. “So many performances and emotions and feelings enable an actor on set if you play live music.” We asked the star to pick a few of her all-time favorite clips. READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries' soundtrack to feature exclusive tracks from Smashing Pumpkins, Gorillaz, and more

vampire-diariesImage Credit: Andrew Eccles / The CW Things vampires apparently like: Blood, living forever, insouciant neck scarves, indie rock.

Following well-received alt-centric accompaniments for True Blood and the Twilight franchise, the CW’s Vampire Diaries jumps into the musical fray on October 12 with Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries.

The first VD release will feature past-season featured songs “Sleep Alone” by Bat for Lashes (also a Twilight: Eclipse alumni) and Kate Bush cover “Running Up That Hill” by arch Brit-rock outfit Placebo, as well as exclusive tracks from the Smashing Pumpkins, Gorillaz, Goldfrapp, Silversun Pickups, A Fine Frenzy, Sky Ferreira, and more.

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Bat For Lashes: Music's next 'it' girl?

Batforlashes_l1When I saw indie alt-pop songstress Bat For Lashes perform "Daniel" on Letterman earlier this month, I was under the false impression she was a brand-new up-and-comer. Not so. A Brit by the name of Natasha Kahn, the singer is already on her second album (the first, Fur and Gold, dropped way back in 2006 to acclaim here and elsewhere). We even streamed an exclusive mixtape from her latest album, Two Suns, so my obliviousness is no one’s fault but my own. But no matter. She has my full, undivided attention now.

A previously unreleased leftover track from her Two Suns album, called "Wilderness," is now available to download on iTunes. It’s gorgeous. Her music is like a mixture of the pastoral beauty of a Fleet Foxes or Bon Iver song aided by the voice of Bjork or Cat Power, with the help of piano, strings, synths, and other assorted atmospherics. Those elements all shine brightly on "Wilderness." If quirky-edgy talents like Feist and Regina Spektor can find as much mainstream success as they have, why not Bat For Lashes? While her latest single, "Daniel," probably won’t be her "Fidelity" or "1234" (she’s too somber for that), I can still see her following in the footsteps of her fellow avant- garde singer-songwriters and enrapturing a more mainstream audience. What do you think of Bat For Lashes? Do you agree she’s headed for bigger and better things? Listen to both "Wilderness" and "Daniel" after the jump and weigh in.

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