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Fleetwood Mac release 'Extended Play' EP, first new music in 10 years

How did a group of sexagenarians sneak up on us like this?

Though they’ve been promising this release for weeks, Fleetwood Mac finally unleashed their Extended Play EP on iTunes this morning. The band, which is currently on tour (they’ll be rocking the Sprint Center in Kansas City tonight), has been playing new tunes on stage since they kicked off, and frontman Lindsey Buckingham has been promising the release of Extended Play for several weeks.

The four songs on Extended Play represent the first newly recorded Fleetwood Mac tracks since their 2003 album Say You Will, which went gold. The highlight is “Without You,” which features a confidently strummed folk-rock stomp and some top-shelf vocal interplay between Buckingham and Nicks. If it sounds like classic Mac, that’s because it is: “Without You” was originally written by Nicks over 40 years ago and was intended as a contribution to their pre-Fleetwood combo Buckingham Nicks.

Buckingham and Nicks co-produced “Without You,” while the rest of the EP was produced by Mitchell Froom, who has previously worked with Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, and Paul McCartney.

Check out the band playing “Without You” during a performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden earlier this month.  READ FULL STORY

Stream the Computers' new song, 'Bring Me the Head of a Hipster' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Protect your neck, cool kids.

If you suddenly start to hear a lot of sweet, sweaty rock-and-roll tunes coming from the direction of England in the near future, there’s a good chance that it’s the work of British punk band the Computers.

The Exeter-based group releases its latest album, Love Triangles Hate Squares, next week, but you can get an exclusive first listen of their new song, “Bring Me the Head of a Hipster,” right here.

A memorable title like that, of course, deserves an even better song, and the Computers deliver it in this deliciously loud, garage-y little number. The five-piece will also be bringing it all summer: They’ve been booked for the Reading and Leeds festivals in England, and will be playing clubs throughout the U.K. through August.

Take a listen the Computers’ “Bring Me the Head of a Hipster” below:

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Ola Podrida's new album 'Ghosts Go Blind': Stream it in full -- EXCLUSIVE

As you may know, Jeff Nichols’ already-acclaimed indie drama Mud comes out today, complete with soundtrack contributions from movie composer David Wingo.

And thanks to a new album from his project Ola Podrida, you can actually double your daily dose of Wingo. Ghosts Go Blind (out on Western Vinyl) doesn’t hit streets until April 30, but you can listen to it in full in our exclusive stream below.

For Ola Podrida’s third album, the Austin-based Wingo got himself a full backing band to help expand the intimate sound of his first two bedroom-recorded efforts.

But don’t take our word for it — listen below:

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Hear Kris Kristofferson's song 'How Many Days' for the Stephen King/T Bone Burnett/ John Mellencamp 'Ghost Brothers' project -- EXCLUSIVE

What happens when Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett get together, and then rope in a whole crew of their famous musician friends? A supernatural Southern gothic musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, naturally.

The album, due June 4, is stuffed with luminaries — Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, and Roseanne Cash all make appearances — but the Kristofferson contribution “How Many Days” is a clear highlight, and you can hear it exclusively here:

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Lana Del Rey's 'The Great Gatsby' contribution 'Young and Beautiful': Hear it here!

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Remember a year ago, when the Internet couldn’t shut up Lana Del Rey’s debut, Born to Die? The lovers and haters may never reconcile, but she’s still out there feeding the music-blog machine.

Case in point: This morning, Del Rey pulled back the curtain on “Young and Beautiful,” her contribution to the Jay-Z curate soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and a general lack of tasteful restraint).

“Young and Beautiful” has appeared in ads for the film, which makes sense because like seemingly all of Lana Del Rey’s catalog, it’s a sweeping epic about being young forever and going to parties. It asks a question at the center of Luhrmann’s film: “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?”

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Listen to Jay-Z's 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack sampler, featuring Fergie, Lana Del Rey, Jack White and more

No matter how The Great Gatsby does at the box office when it finally arrives in theaters next month, it’s eclectic, star-studded soundtrack is already a newsmaker.

Curated by Jay-Z, the Gatsby soundtrack includes tracks by Jay himself, Beyoncé, Jack White, Fergie, Sia, Lana Del Rey, the xx and more. Twelve of the 14 total core tracks are currently available in snippet form on YouTube, which you can stream below.

Highlights include Florence Welch wailing on the track “Over the Love” and the swing version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” delivered by Emeli Sandé.

There’s also the already-released “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock, which must be ironically titled given the fate of one Gatsby‘s main characters.

Listen to these, as well as Jack White’s cover of U2’s “Love Is Blindness” (as featured in the trailer to the film), a spin below: READ FULL STORY

New Phoenix album 'Bankrupt!' now streaming on iTunes

Apparently, anything Justin Timberlake, David Bowie, and Depeche Mode can do, Phoenix can do aussi.

The French-bred foursome’s new album Bankrupt! doesn’t officially hit for another week, but you can listen to the album in its entirety right now on iTunes.

Phoenix are currently in a holding pattern in between Coachella weekends (they’ll headline again this Saturday, April 20, just as they did this past Saturday).

Stay tuned to the Music Mix for critic Melissa Maerz’s full review of Bankrupt!, and word to the wise: the third track, “S.O.S. In Bel Air,” is the keystone. In the meantime, enjoy the official video for first single “Entertainment” after the jump:

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Jay-Z addresses Cuba controversy on new track 'Open Letter': Hear it here!

Some businessmen issue press releases when their names show up in controversial headlines. Jay-Z, on the other hand, just calls some friends and drops a sonic note on Soundcloud.

In light of the recent chatter surrounding his sports agency ventures, Roc Nation’s recently-announced deal with Universal, and his vacation in Cuba, Jay-Z recorded and dropped the new track “Open Letter.” Produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, the brief tune showed up on Jigga’s Life + Times website last night.

“Wanna give me jail time and a fine/ Fine, let me commit a real crime,” Jay raps on the song, shouting down those politicians questioning the legality of Jay’s island getaway to the communist country. Give the track a spin below. READ FULL STORY

Oscar winner Shawn Christensen premieres 'Sophia So Far': Hear it here - EXCLUSIVE

Before he was an Oscar-winning short film director (he picked up the statuette in the Best Live Action Short Film during the televised ceremony last month for his film Curfew), Shawn Christensen was the frontman for mid-aughts Brooklyn guitar band Stellastarr.

Christensen brought his musical aesthetic to his award-winning film, which he wrote, directed, and starred in. In fact, one of Curfew‘s finest moments arrives when Sophia (Fatima Ptacek) dances along to a song in a bowling alley, which strangely mesmerizes the other bowlers. That song, “Sophia So Far,” was recorded by Christensen under the name Goodnight Radio and has gone unreleased—until now.

It’s available to purchase on iTunes, but you can also stream it exclusively below.  READ FULL STORY

Fall Out Boy streaming new album 'Save Rock and Roll' in full

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What hiatus? Fall Out Boy made its years-long absence all the sweeter with their recent announcement of a forthcoming album, Save Rock and Roll — and now that announcement is already old news because the entire album is streaming on the band’s website, in advance of its April 16 release. In addition, the lyrics for each song are included. Or as Patrick Stump, et al. wrote on the site, “Learn the words and sing along at our upcoming shows.” Not coincidentally, tickets to Fall Out Boy’s tour are also on sale.
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