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Morrissey's new video 'Earth is the Loneliest Planet' starring Pamela Anderson -- watch it here

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Some girls are bigger than others; some girls just get to be in all the music videos.

Pamela Anderson, who has played the ur California blond for Kanye West, Elton John, Lit, and Vince Neil, is Morrissey’s new muse for “Earth Is the Loneliest Planet,” from his upcoming World Peace Is None of Your Business.

In the minute-long clip, the two circle each other on the rooftop of L.A.’s landmark Capitol Records building while Moz recites the lyrics for “Earth” spoken-word style, and they both presumably think thoughts of loneliness and midlife and shared vegan snacks.

It’s all kind of inscrutable and dawn-dreamy, like a European ad for a cruelty-free unisex cologne: READ FULL STORY

Song of the Summer? Ariana Grande talks the making of her hit 'Problem'

After moving 438,000 downloads in its first week (the fourth-best-selling debut ever for a female artist), Ariana Grande’s “Problem” is now officially a contender for the 2014 song-of-summer title.

But the 20-year-old pop star originally didn’t think the swagger-fueled jam would be a single. “It was so different from me,” says Grande, who had her breakout hit last year with ’90s throwback “The Way,” featuring rapper Mac Miller, and was best known before that for her roles on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and Sam & Cat. She decided to go with the Max Martin-produced track after getting some advice from her friend Big Sean. READ FULL STORY

Playlist: Early summer mix feat. Robyn, Ratking, Le1f and more

Thanks to the polar vortex, it’s slated to be an extra-brutal summer. While you wait on the inevitable sweaty radio bangers, stay cool with some of our favorite tracks from the final days of spring.

Ought “Habit” Every time a really good art-rock bell rings, David Byrne gets his wings (or smiles mysteriously, at least).

The Fresh & Onlys “Animal of One” San Francisco psych rock excel­lently updated, with extra reverb.

EMA “3Jane” A mod-goth mood piece as horizon-spanning as singer Erika M. Anderson’s native South Dakota.

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Stream 'Back to Bellevue,' the new full-length by Brooklyn's Challenger -- EXCLUSIVE

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“I know you love the holidays. Happy f–kin’ new year,” says a voicemail message opening the second track on Challenger’s new album, Back to Bellevue. It’s a sarcastic prelude to Challenger’s otherwise ingratiating electro-pop, but the song titles on Challenger’s sophomore effort make it clear there’s more to this release than bright synthesizers and frontman John Ross’ often understated vocals: take “How Terrorism Brought Us Back Together,” “Science of a Seizure,” and the title track, for instance.

Ross is Challenger’s sole creative force, though he rounds out the group with other musicians for live performances. (New Yorkers can check out the Back to Bellevue release show May 30 at Union Hall.) Album standouts include “Birthday at Beth Israel,” “Sweater Weather,” and the affecting, acoustic “I Want You to Love Me.” Alternately chiming and thick-sounding synthesizers propel the songs, more than a few of which could’ve run over the end credits of The Breakfast Club had they been around 30 years ago. READ FULL STORY

Summer Music Preview: Listen to DJ/Producer/Duck Sauce-er A-Trak's summer playlist

Canadian-born Renaissance man A-Trak (a.k.a. Alain Macklovitch) is a DJ, a producer and the owner of Fool’s Gold, the Brooklyn-based label that has been home to artists including Kid Cudi, Flosstradamus, and Danny Brown.

Since winning the 1997 DMC World DJ Championship at 15, he’s collaborated with everyone from Kanye to Chromeo, and is on tour through August both solo and to promote his most recent album, Quack, with his house-group superduo Duck Sauce partner Armand Van Helden. READ FULL STORY

Summer Music Preview: Hear Scottish trio CHVRCHES' summer playlist

Glaswegian synth-rock trio CHVRCHES seemed to be everywhere last summer with the pulsing singles “Recover” and “The Mother We Share,” from their debut album The Bones of What You Believe, released last September.

But with the album’s reach still expanding — and a slate of major festival dates coming up, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands — we’re ready to make this another summer of nearly-vowel-free Scots.

Listen to their playlist of summer songs below, curated especially for EW and featuring artists ranging from Pavement to Major Lazer, Sonic Youth and the Cocteau Twins: READ FULL STORY

Summer Music Preview: Hear indie-dance duo Phantogram's favorite summer songs

Phantogram’s blend of electronic rock, trip-hop and shoegaze dreaminess doesn’t sound like something you’d hear emanating from a barn in upstate New York, but that’s where the duo has written most of their music — at least when they’re not crashing with Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White.

Now members Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, who met in high school, will spend the summer in fields, festival stages, and other non-barn structures to promote their latest album Voices now through late August.

And to help inaugurate our Summer Music Preview, on stands today, they made a playlist for us featuring some of their favorite artists, from Beck and Bowie to Q-Tip and Kendrick Lamar. Stream it below: READ FULL STORY

New Black Keys album 'Turn Blue' now streaming on iTunes

Fans won’t have to turn blue waiting for the new Black Keys album — it’s now available to stream in full on iTunes Radio.

Turn Blue is the first full-length album from the Grammy-winning American rock duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney since 2011’s El Camino. The group has already released several singles from the album, including the title song and a music video for the tune “Fever”.

The band announced the album in a unique way back in March by sending out a cryptic message from Mike Tyson’s twitter account. The album will be released physically on May 13th; read EW’s take on it here.

 

Adele tweet sparks rumors of new album this year

Adele celebrated her 26th birthday today — by tweeting this photo and caption of herself:

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Watch the video for Usher's latest sexy single, 'Good Kisser'

Need a new sexy jam? Usher’s got you covered.

The Voice judge has released a video for the first single off his currently untitled eighth studio album. “Sexy Kisser” moves away from some of the EDM influences on 2012’s Looking 4 Myself, geting a little more soulful and funky.

“You make me wanna tap out and retire/Your pretty lips leave me so inspired” Usher croons. Check out the video for the  slighty NSFW track below — which of course includes some of Usher’s signature moves: READ FULL STORY

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