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Hear Chvrches' 'Get Away,' from the new 'Drive' soundtrack

Drive‘s soundtrack was already great enough with its synth-heavy tracks and ethereal vocals, but now it’s getting a makeover: With the help of musicians like Banks and Bastille, BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe is rescoring the 2011 Ryan Gosling film.

Most of the tracks will be made specifically for the project by artists including Jon Hopkins, FOALS, Laura Mvula, and the 1975. Though the entire soundtrack will premiere on BBC Three Oct. 30, Chvrches debuted their contribution a bit early: Monday, the Scottish trio released “Get Away,” a pulsing pop song that would fit right in on their 2013 album, The Bones of What You Believe.

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CHVRCHES bring 'Mother We Share' to Guitar Center Sessions

The eighth season of the DirectTV-based concert series Guitar Center Sessions has leaned heavily on ’90s acts like Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Damon Albarn, and Snoop Dogg, but for its penultimate episode they’ve brought in a group that’s only just started to bloom. This Sunday, Aug. 10, the show will feature Scottish trio CHVRCHES, whose debut LP, The Bones of What You Believe, has been steadily accumulating fans since it was released last fall, making them one of the more popular acts in the electropop revolution that’s leapt up from the indie underground and started taking over the pop charts.

Here’s a first look at their performance of “Mother We Share,” one of the standout songs from a catalog that’s full of exceptional pop hooks and delicious electronic production.

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

Scottish buzz band CHVRCHES wrap U.S. tour in New York: On the scene

As so many of the best concerts do, CHVRCHES’ set on Tuesday night began with a fire hazard. I spent the evening holed up with the Scottish electro-pop trio at The Heath in New York, a venue only accessible by an elevator that seemed to be operated by a series of hand-held pulleys. There was no other way out and no other way in. Like the band, I was there to stay.

It’s been a relatively quick rise from Glasgow to the Billboard charts for Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty (truly Scottish, aren’t they?). CHVRCHES formed and began writing in October of 2011, released their first official single in November of 2012, were signed in January of 2013, debuted their acclaimed full length debut The Bones of What You Believe in September, and on December 10th, they performed an intimate private concert for Sirius XM contest winners on the last night of their first sold-out U.S. tour.

The unassuming trio floated on stage, introducing themselves via the album favorite “We Sink.” The first song revealed what would become a running theme of the evening: watching the audience exuberantly bop along to melodic beats that belied fierce lyrics like “I’ll be a thorn in your side/’til you die.” It’s difficult to guess from their three-people-in-a-line-singing setup where exactly their lyrics originates. But it became clear when the group took their first break after fluorescent single, “Lies,” to chat with audience. READ FULL STORY

New Album Roundup: Read EW's reviews of Justin Timberlake, Drake, Icona Pop, and more

Every Tuesday morning in New Album Roundup, we’ll publish our reviews of the week’s releases as found in the pages of Entertainment Weekly. This week: Justin Timberlake, Drake, Elton John, Danny Brown, Icona Pop, and CHVRCHES. 

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience—2 of 2  The 20/20 Experience found Timberlake and longtime collaborator Timbaland turning the latter’s signature syncopated funk into a strangely insular experience. Apparently the producer saved his haymakers for round 2, because he’s in full classic-Timba mode here…. Those throwback blasts give 2 of 2 a more immediate punch than its predecessor, even as 2 falls prey to the same pitfalls.” (Click here for Kyle Anderson’s full review.)

Drake, Nothing Was the Same  Nothing Was the Same bristles with epiphanies, absurdities, and plenty of bluster, but it’s all fodder for a hyper-realistic portrait of Aubrey Drake Graham, not some coronation ceremony…. Meanwhile, the music itself, largely produced by his stalwart collaborator Noah ’40’ Shebib, explores affinities with songs that overlap and build on each other. It’s a thinking rapper’s paradise.” (Click here for Nick Catucci’s full review.)

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