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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

Moon Taxi's 'Morocco': Watch the Nashville buzz band's new video here

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If you haven’t seen Nashville rockers Moon Taxi on tour opening for the likes of Gov’t Mule or Matisyahu, or caught them earlier this year on Conan, you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re either ace travel agents or amateur geographers, based on the name of their most recent album, Mountains Beaches Cities, and the title of their latest single, “Morocco.”

But nope, they’re just a charmingly beard-y band, with a fun new video directed by photographer Matthew Wignall (Cold War Kids, Black Keys, Delta Spirit), which you can watch exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

Phox's 'Slow Motion' -- watch the neo-soul breakouts' new video here

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It’s been a pheel-good year for co-ed soul collective Phox. The Baraboo, Wisconsin six-piece, who’ve been praised everywhere from NPR to the New York Times and will spend the summer touring behind their self-titled debut, due June 24 on Partisan Records (the Brooklyn label that’s also home to Deer Tick, Heartless Bastards, and Eagulls).

In the meantime, you can watch the video for the breezy, syncopated charmer “Slow Motion” exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

Passion Pit remix SomeKindaWonderful's 'Reverse' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Sometimes, inspiration is a tiny seed that hibernates until it blossoms, fed slowly but steadily by patience and luck. And sometimes it’s a thing that happens a few hours after a bunch of dudes meet in a bar in Cleveland.

That second scenario is pretty much how SomeKindaWonderful‘s “Reverse” which recently took the #1 most-played song spot on SiriusXM Alt Nation and is sneaking up the playlists of rock-radio stations across the country, came to be. Now the band’s breakout track has a brand-new remix by Passion Pit, available exclusively on EW.com — listen below: READ FULL STORY

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