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Hear a new song from Canadian indie band Reuben and the Dark -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s time to shed some light on Reuben and the Dark. (Sorry, we couldn’t help it.)

The Calgary-based group is the newest signee to Canada’s Arts & Crafts, the label that gave us such Canadian delights as Broken Social Scene and Feist. The band, led by singer-songwriter Reuben Bullock, is currently working on their 2014 debut, coproduced by Florence and the Machine drummer Chris Hayden.

Get an early exclusive listen here with the single “Rolling Stone”:

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Pearl Jam's excellent 'Lightning Bolt' now streaming on iTunes a week early

It has struck: Lightning Bolt, Pearl Jam’s excellent 10th album, is now streaming on iTunes, eight days before its Oct. 15 release.

You may have already heard the album’s first two singles, “Mind Your Manners” and the very pretty “Sirens.” But you haven’t heard “Infallible,” which I think is the best song. Read my thoughts on that and the rest of this “muscular and tender” album here.

Pearl Jam haven’t merely enlisted iTunes elves to promote Lightning Bolt. They also got a few of their famous friends—like Carrie Brownstein—to interview them. If we were Pearl Jam, we’d probably do the same thing.

Stream the new Heavenly Beat album 'Prominence' here -- EXCLUSIVE

It’ll be another week until you can get your grubby hands on the Heavenly Beat album, but until then, you can stream the whole thing exclusively here.

Prominence showcases the Brooklyn-based former Beach Fossils bassist’s (né John Pena) penchant for blissed-out songcraft and one-worded titles. Which one’s your favorite: “Honest”? “Complete”? Perhaps “Thin”?

Give them all a spin below to find out:

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Hear Lissie's new track 'Can't Take It Back' -- EXCLUSIVE

You might know Lissie because you love lady singer-songwriters. Or you might know her from her cover of Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness,” which in turn went on to become the sample at the heart of Schoolboy Q’s “Hands on the Wheel.”

Soon you’ll also know her from Back to Forever, her upcoming second album due Oct. 8. Listen to the new track “Can’t Take It Back” below, exclusively on EW.com:

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Haim cover 'Wrecking Ball,' provide stream of their excellent debut album 'Days Are Gone'

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Haim the trio of California sisters who’ve been swirling through the pop-music hype machine for the better part of a year, are finally on the cusp of releasing their debut, the excellent Days Are Gone.

Days takes ’70s SoCal songcraft—the girls were clearly weaned on a steady diet of Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles—and apply modern pop production techniques for a warm, reverb-heavy, hooktacular sound.

But to paraphrase Levar Burton, don’t take our word for it—you can listen to the entirety of Days Are Gone right now, as it’s streaming over at NPR. The album will be in stores this coming Tuesday, September 30.

And if you like the idea of Haim but also don’t want anything that isn’t Miley Cyrus-related in your life right now, there’s a handy solution for that: The group just put together a cover of “Wrecking Ball” for BBC Radio 1. Their performance of the current Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper is below.  READ FULL STORY

Hear Butch Walker's very pretty new song 'All the Love You Need' -- EXCLUSIVE

Butch Walker has a great track record working on songs for others — everyone from Taylor Swift to Fall Out Boy have enlisted his services — but his own music ain’t half-bad either.

Next month, the Georgia-born musician gets his own documentary called Butch Walker: Out of Focus. Check out the preview now:

Out of Focus includes a special track he recorded with South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope called “All the Love You Need,” and you can hear it exclusively here.

Says Walker of the song: “[Shovels & Rope's] Mike and Cary Ann were on tour with me at the time, and they stayed in California to collaborate on [my] last record, The Spade. That song was a few lines I rattled off to Mike and the next day he came back with the rest written and it CRUSHED ME. we laid it down live in about one or two takes, just before happy hour. Thank God, because the song is super-depressing.”

Get depressed after the jump:

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YouTube to stream Lollapalooza live all weekend: Watch it here

As music citizens of the world are well aware, the always epic Lollapalooza kicks of today in Chicago. Those lucky enough to make it out to Grant Park will be treated to three days of the likes of New Order, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding, Nine Inch Nails, the Postal Service,  the Cure, and too many other acts to name here. (Among those attendees: our own Kyle Anderson, who’ll be delivering breaking news and festival recaps on Music Mix all weekend.)

But if you’d rather take it all in without leaving your air-conditioned laptop perch, you’re covered too: Lollapalooza will be streaming live on YouTube all weekend. Dubbed “#Lazypalooza,” the online event will begin today at 3:30pm ET, when Icona Pop kicks off the festival with a set that will surely include “I Love It,” and it won’t stop until festival headliners the Cure says it does on Sunday night.

In other words, you have no excuse to show up to work Monday not knowing that [insert crazy thing that will happen] happened. And to make things even easier for you, we’ve embedded the videos (one for each day) for you below. Enjoy responsibly: READ FULL STORY

Childish Gambino gives away awesome new song 'Centipede': Hear it here

Here’s the bad news, Community fans: Though he will be appearing on the unlikely fifth season of Community, Donald Glover isn’t going to be around as much. But the good news is that part of the reason he is stepping back is so he can focus on his music career as rapper Childish Gambino.

Glover has been steadily showing up on tracks and releasing new music since his debut album, Camp, dropped in 2011 (his Royalty mixtape was one of the best of 2012, and not just because it featured the rap debut of Tina Fey), but he’s got a proper follow-up coming out soon, and he just made a track called “Centipede” available as a free download.

“Centipede” is a pretty nutty track, opening with some a cappella scatting before giving way to a spacey beat built around a chunky piano riff and Glover’s confident delivery. From a performance standpoint, Childish Gambino is all the things we love about Kanye West without all the messianic self-aggrandizing. Give “Centipede” a listen (and download it gratis) below: READ FULL STORY

Autre Ne Veut 's new song 'On and On' for Adult Swim -- EXCLUSIVE

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It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s time to go for a swim — perhaps of the adult variety?

Not like that, you perverts. We’re talking about the Adult Swim Singles Program, currently in its sixth week of releasing new, never-before-heard singles from a badass roster of artists, including Killer Mike, Miguel, and Marnie Stern. This week’s song comes from NYC-based Autre Ne Veut, and you can hear it exclusively here.

Titled “On & On,” the song has the kind of hypnotic, electronic avant-R&B sound you’ve come to expect from the indie VIP. Take a listen to “On & On: below: READ FULL STORY

Hear Black Joe Lewis' new song 'Come to My Party' -- EXCLUSIVE

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There’s nothing like a little worked-up rock ‘n’ roll to get you through a post-holiday Tuesday, right? Let the Austin-based Black Joe Lewis oblige.

The band’s next album, Electric Slave, doesn’t hit streets until late August, but we’ve got a preview, “Come to My Party,” for you exclusively here. And beware: the track is on the funky side, full of urgency and sweaty swagger — a bit different from the heavy album cut “Skulldiggin,” which debuted online last month.

Take a listen to the new song below:

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