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Yeah Yeah Yeahs play atop the Empire State Building in 'Despair' video: Watch it here

Well, well — look how far the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have come.

The NYC trio began as a grimy, art-damaged poster band for Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn’s revived punk scene back in the early 2000s. Now, more than a decade later, they’re on top of the world city: In their new video for “Despair,” Karen O and the boys take over the roof of the Empire State Building for a chilly pre-dawn performance.

The Patrick Daughters-directed clip, which was produced by and premiered on Noisey, is being touted as the first-ever music video shot atop the iconic skyscraper.

See the Yeah Yeah Yeahs waving from such great heights in the video below:

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Robyn unleashes gender-bent video for 'U Should Know Better' feat. Snoop Dogg -- watch it here

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The song is almost three years old — that’s why Snoop is still credited as a Dogg, and not a Lion — but “U Should Know Better,” from Robyn’s Body Talk Pt. 2, is finally getting a formal single release.

And now, a kind of amazing video: U should know that “Robyn” here is a teeny mini with a blond bowl cut, Timbalands, and pretty much all the ninja-punching/floor humping “Call Your Girlfriend” moves; “Snoop” is a lady horticulturist in braids, Adidas, and giant hoops.

Watch it below — and don’t blink or you’ll miss the very special cameo, in full-on moto-leather mom drag, at 2:20: READ FULL STORY

This is what happens when you irritate Rihanna in concert -- VIDEO

YouTube’s most-viewed artist was recently caught on tape whacking an overzealous fan with a microphone during a performance in Birmingham, England.

As “We Found Love” blared, the singer left the stage to interact with fans on the ground, touching their hands as she walked past the concert’s first row. When one attendee apparently refused to let go of RiRi, she responded with a quick, decisive mic hit. All the while, Rihanna’s voice continued to emerge from the venue’s speakers; perhaps she was using some sort of British wizard magic.

The video is lo-fi, to say the least — and annoyingly, an ad pops up during the money shot. Still, you can tell that Rihanna’s move was deliberate, though it’s tough to say where she hit the fan and whether the smacked one ended up being injured.

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Miley Cyrus pulls an all-nighter, makes stretch pants PG-13 in 'We Can't Stop' video -- watch it here

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Miley can’t stop, y’all.

She can’t stop smashing french-fry skulls; she can’t stop twerking with giant teddy bears; she can’t stop stretching the limits of white stretch pants or tonguing Barbies in swimming pools or watching her friends cut their “fingers” off till Pepto-Bismol oozes out like pink, medicinal blood.

And she won’t stop — watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Listen to acclaimed indie rockers Goldspot's new song 'Abyss' -- EXCLUSIVE

You may not know New York-based multi-culti rockers Goldspot by name — but if you have a television (their songs have been featured on shows like How I Met Your Mother and The OC), a Netflix account (The Dilemma, How Do You Know), or an Apple product (their music was used to help launch the iPad) you’ve probably heard them.

Though the band’s third album, Aerogramme, isn’t due till August 20, EW has an exclusive sneak peak of the record, produced by frontman Siddhartha Khosla and Beach Boys engineer Jeff Peters.

Listen to the jangling, melodic “Abyss” below (and preview another track, “The Border Line,” here on iTunes):

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John Mayer's new single 'Paper Doll' -- is it about Taylor Swift? You decide!

It’s been a while since we’ve heard John Mayer’s voice, thanks to the barrage of health problems that drove him to announce an “indefinite” break from life performing in March 2012.

But you can’t keep a good guitar O face down! Mayer has since gotten well enough to embark on his first tour in three years — and to record a new single, a mellow, Jack Johnson-y summer jam called “Paper Doll.” (The song’s newly-released lyric video features Joanna Rohrback, a.k.a. the Prancercise Lady, because Mayer must resent how Josh Groban always gets to be the funny one.)

At first listen, the song sounds like it was assembled from fragments of a J. Crew catalog: “Paper doll, come try it on/Step out of that black chiffon [...] Fold a scarf, Moroccan red/Tie your hair behind your head,” Mayer croons.

But pay closer attention to the chorus (“You’re like 22 girls in one/And none of them know what they’re running from”) and a few of its more pointed couplets (“Strap into some heels that hurt/You shoulda kept my undershirt”), and “Paper Doll” turns into a gentle breakup ballad — one that could very well be directed at Mayer ex Taylor Swift, who famously blasted her relationship with Mayer in Speak Now‘s track “Dear John.”

Consider also how Swift’s song includes lyrics about being “the girl in the dress” and Mayer “paint[ing her] a blue sky,” while “Paper Doll” includes a catalog of dresses and this line: “And if those angel wings don’t fly/Someone’s gonna paint you another sky.” (Also, Swift’s last single was called “22″.)

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Livestream the Bonnaroo Festival starting today -- watch Paul McCartney, Macklemore, Nas, the National and more

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Even though Mumford and Sons announced today that they’ll be canceling their Bonnaroo headlining gig while bassist Ted Dwane recovers from a blood clot on his brain Jack Johnson will step in to replace them – there are still approximately 97,000 bands, solo artists, comedians, and collective super jams to see over the next three days.

But if you’re not among the 80,000 attendees testing the limits of their capacity for mud, music, and psychoactive substances in Manchester, Tennessee this weekend, you can still enjoy the show from the warm, dry comfort of your laptop.

To watch Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bjork, Wilco, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang, the National, the Lumineers, Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis, Beach House, Animal Collective, Of Monsters and Men, Solange, Schoolboy Q, Cat Power, ZZ Top, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Tame Impala, Jim James, A$AP Rocky, Japandroids and many many more in real time, go to Ustream.tv/bonnaroo. Homemade living-room mudpit (and of course, clothing) optional.

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Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ video teaser: Watch it here

Governors Ball, Day 3: Kanye West debuts new songs, disses radio, demands croissants

Oh, poor Avett Brothers. As part of the counterprogamming scheme at New York’s Governors Ball festival, Sunday night’s schedule pitted the worthy North Carolina folk act against one of the most interesting, talked-about people making music right now: self-declared god Kanye West, whose sixth album Yeezus hits streets June 18.

And while we’re sure the A-Bros put on a great show for however many fans showed up for their set, the night clearly belonged to West, who drew a small nation of people to his festival-ending show at the event’s main stage.

In a way, it was just an afterparty for him. The future father celebrated his 36th birthday sans Kim Kardashian* Saturday night at a party in Manhattan’s West Village, where buddy Jay-Z, buddy-in-law Beyoncé, and fellow Gov Ball performer Nas were all on the guest list. (This might explain why Nas ended his headlining set early that night?) But despite the audience’s attempts to wish him a happy birthday, Kanye didn’t exactly look like he was in the mood for revelry when he took the stage at around 9:50 pm, twenty minutes behind schedule.

Flanked by a pair of jumbotrons flashing vidoes of barking dogs and Adbusters-y imagery, ‘Ye opened his set with the established Yeezus cuts “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves” — in other words, the same thing you saw on his recent Saturday Night Live outing. While both songs were on the aggressive side, so far “New Slaves” seems to be the more enjoyable (or at least approachable) of the two. Take a look at both performances from the festival in the videos below:

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Beyonce wants you to 'Rise Up': Hear her new song here

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Beyoncé isn’t just Queen Bey —  she’s also Queen Tara, the character she voices in the new animated adventure Epic. And for that movie, she recorded a brand new song, an inspirational ballad titled “Rise Up.”

With the dearth of new songs (or information in general) regarding Beyoncé’s next album, this kids-movie companion song (co-written by Sia and produced by Hit-Boy) is whipping up a disproportionate amount of excitement for a track based on a cartoon. Still, a Beyoncé song is a Beyoncé song, so you know you want to hear it regardless of its origin.

And you can! Hear it below:

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Vampire Weekend's 'Diane Young' video: Santigold! Chromeo! A masked man!

Here’s what Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young” (the song) is about: living hard, living badly, living until you die — just like living, man. Here’s what “Diane Young” (the video) is about: “The Last Supper,” shirtlessness, marijuana — and, like, celebrities.

Celebrities everywhere! Santigold, Chromeo, and Sky Ferriera all cameo, as do Dave Longstreth and Hamilton Leithauser and more, plus a man in a mask. It’s celebrity Whac-A-Mole.

The song is so good. The video is so weird. Watch it below:

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