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Hear the Civil Wars play 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day' for 'Holidays Rule' compilation - EXCLUSIVE

It may not even be Halloween yet, but Christmas is already in the air.

Case in point: next week sees the release of Holidays Rule, a new compilation of eclectic seasonal songs from contributors ranging from Paul McCartney and fun., to Rufus Wainwright, the Shins, the Head and the Heart, and Calexico.

That lineup also includes Americana breakouts the Civil Wars, who put their own lo-fi spin on “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”

Check out the exclusive premiere below (and check out the rest of Holidays Rule’s lineup here):

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Green Day now streaming new album 'Uno' in full on Facebook

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Green Day’s new album Uno! doesn’t hit store shelves until next Tuesday, September 25. But if you want to hear the full first act of the veteran punk band’s big 2012/2013 trilogy, you can get it right now.

The band has put up a full stream of Uno! on its Facebook page. Just follow that link and click on the “Hear Uno! Now” tab to spin new tracks like “Kill the DJ,” “Oh Love,” “Nuclear Family,” and “Angel Blue.”

Uno! is out next Tuesday. Dos! drops on November 13, and Tre! streets on January 15, 2013. The first entry in the series finds the band getting back to its sweet-and-fast roots (songs like “Let Yourself Go” and “Loss of Control” could have come straight from the Kerplunk era, and that’s a compliment.)

What do you think of Uno? Are you down with the throwback-type sound, or do you miss the rock operas? Sound off in the comments and find EW’s official review of the album in the new issue of the magazine, out Friday.

Read More on EW.com:
VMAs 2012 Best/Worst Performances: Green Day
Green Day crash a rave in their new ‘Kill the DJ’ video — Watch it here
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong rushed to hospital, band cancels Italy show
12 Albums (and 1 Book of Sheet Music) We Can’t Wait To Hear: Green Day’s Uno!

458 episodes of John Peel's radio show are now online: Stream them here

Got an extra 900 hours on your hand? The internet has just become 458 John Peel show episodes richer, which means your next month or so just got booked.

Some enterprising Soundcloud citizen (and likely power-pop fan) known only as +dB has taken it upon him or herself to upload a whopping chunk of the late British radio god’s programs, which gained fame for the “Peel sessions” — live in-studio performances with some of rock’s most interesting players.

The treasure trove features broadcasts ranging from Peel’s pirate radio days back in 1968 all the way up to his BBC reign, which ended only upon the prolific DJ’s death in 2004.

The collection isn’t 100% complete, of course, but it’s certainly exhaustive: you can hear anything from Bob Marley’s two appearances on the show (on May 1 and Nov. 26, 1973) to Pulp’s 1995 session to a live Daft Punk concert (June 30, 1996). Even Peel’s elusive joint interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono is up for grabs.

So until that archive of John Peel’s record collection is complete, check out almost a thousand hours of his radio shows in the Soundcloud player below.

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Stream acclaimed indie folkies David Wax Museum's new album 'Knock Knock Get Up' -- EXCLUSIVE

Your favorite Mexo-Americana indie-folkie band is back!

Okay, fine, so David Wax Museum may be the only band you know in that category, but the duo is ready to present Knock Knock Get Up, their third album overall and second since their buzzed debut at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

If you’re not familiar with DWM’s sound, think something like Andrew Bird, with a Mexican folk bent and a couple of dashes of Magnetic Fields and Wilco-ishness via Boston (the city, not the band).

The new album, out Sept. 4 (pre-order on Amazon here), includes their scrappy single “Will You Be Sleeping?”; ourselves, we’ve got “A Dog in This Fight” stuck in our heads, while “Wondrous Love” and “Big Heart of Yours” are making us feel kind of soft in the center.

Listen to the full album below and let us know what you think in the comments:

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Four unreleased Lana Del Rey songs have emerged: Hear them here

Well, this was an unexpected surprise.

The Internet has dug up four — count ‘em, four! — previously unheard Lana Del Rey songs, all as-yet unreleased. Del Rey’s major-label debut, last spring’s Born to Die, is getting an expanded “Paradise edition” rerelease this fall, so that’s likely the source of these tracks.

One of the cuts, “Ghetto Baby,” is actually a demo of a song Del Rey wrote for Cheryl Cole, but, honestly, we might prefer this version better. Then there’s “Summer of Sam,” a more fun-and-breezy number with a playful bounce and those classic braggy Del Rey lyrics (“I’m the baddest girl in NYC” and “I be murderin’ ‘em,” says the self-proclaimed gangsta Nancy Sinatra). But “Serial Killer” has the best chance of pleasing fans who love Lana for those cinematic “Video Games”-type songs, while “Ooh Baby” is probably our least favorite of the bunch, with the singer’s vocal style slipping into that faux-sex kitten whine that irked many Born to Die listeners.

Anyway, give all four of ‘em a listen below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Members of Hold Steady, Vampire Weekend, more join Jerry Garcia tribute live-streaming this Friday

As those of you on the golden road (to unlimited devotion) already know, today would have been Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday. And while the beloved Grateful Dead frontman is no longer sitting on top of the world, he’s still got plenty of friends truckin’ on his behalf, seventeen years after his death at age 53 of a heart attack.

Dead guitarist Bob Weir has announced that his TRI Studios will be live-streaming a Jerry Garcia tribute concert this Friday for the occasion. The high-definition webcast will be emceed by actor Luke Wilson and viewable at both TRI’s site and at Yahoo! Music starting at 6:30 pm PST, and feature a range of fans and friends.

So far, the announced roster includes indie-rock favorites like Hold Steady members Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, Vampire Weekend-er Chris Tomson, and California songwriter Cass McCombs, as well as folk-slash-jam artists like Phish vet Mike Gordon, psych dude Jonathan Wilson, and Willie Nelson and Paul Simon offspring Lukas Nelson and Harper Simon — all of whom will be headed by Weir.

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Justin Bieber releases cinematic 'As Long As You Love Me' video: Watch it here

Justin Bieber’s trending on the ol’ Twitter again, and it’s not because of his UCB-parody biopic 8 Kilometers.

The pop star released the official video for his Big Sean-assisted Believe single “As Long As You Love Me” this morning, and it’s squarely on the epic side.

The Anthony Mander-directed clip begins with some narrative dialogue between Bieber and what looks like a character from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City but is really Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen. Madsen plays a protective father of Bieber’s love interest, played by 21 Jump Street actress Chanel Celaya. “She needs to be with a man, not a boy,” Madsen warns the singer, who in fact is a man. “I don’t want to know you. You need to get in your car and leave and don’t come back ’cause if you do, it’s not gonna be good for you.”

Yet Bieber’s heart tells him to stay the course, even if it means his body will suffer a bloody beating in a parking-garage scene that boldly calls to mind Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video, plus a splash of Drive.

Check out the “As Long As You Love Me” video below:

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Animal Collective release new song: Hear 'Today's Supernatural' here

Hey, remember when Animal Collective was the buzziest indie-rock band in the land? Well, the Baltimore group have cooled off their paws since 2009′s lauded Merriweather Post Pavilion, but now they’re ready to freak out the public with their twisted hipster-psych once again.

Their ninth studio album Centipede Hz hits stores on Sept. 3, and to get us pumped for the release, the band released the record’s first single via YouTube. Named “Today’s Supernatural,” the song is everything an AC fan might expect from band members Avey Tare, Pander Bear, Deakin, and Geologist. Check the new track out in the video below:

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Full 'Sparkle' soundtrack now streaming; Jordin Sparks calls experience 'Bittersweet'

The release of Sparkle is still a month away, but the soundtrack album is hitting several weeks earlier, on July 31.

Written largely by R. Kelly and Curtis Mayfield, the album features vocal contributions from Jordin Sparks, Cee-Lo Green, and the late Whitney Houston. A handful of the songs have already been released, and now the entirety of the soundtrack is currently streaming at Essence.

EW spoke to Sparks this weekend about the experience of making Sparkle and dealing with the aftermath of Houston’s sudden passing. “It is hard because it is bittersweet,” Sparks says. “I worked with my idol and that was a dream come true. I used to watch the Cinderella adaptation with her and Brandy every day after school. But she should really be here promoting it with me and [it's] really hard for me to be doing it alone.”

“Singing her song at the Billboard awards was the hardest thing I have ever done,” she explained. “I think the only reason I got through it without sobbing was because she’s up there watching over me.”

Check out the Sparkle soundtrack streaming exclusively over at Essence. The album is in stores next Tuesday, with the movie hitting theaters on August 17.

Additional reporting by Carrie Bell

Read More on EW.com:
‘Sparkle’ soundtrack listing: Whitney Houston’s final recordings coming July 31
‘Sparkle’: Video for Whitney Houston-Jordin Sparks duet ‘Celebrate’ debuts — WATCH
Whitney Houston duets with Jordin Sparks for ‘Sparkle’ track: Hear it here

Additional reporting by Carrie Bell

In honor of her death one year ago, listen to our Amy Winehouse playlist

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s only been a year since the talented and troubled British singer Amy Winehouse passed away at the age of 27.

The mark she left on the musical landscape is considerable (she helped usher the United Kingdom’s ongoing explosion of soul and R&B singers, and everyone from Patti Smith to Green Day have dedicated songs to her), and her absence has been felt more deeply thanks to string of posthumously released material, including a Grammy-winning duet with Tony Bennett and a collab or two with Nas.

There are many ways to remember Winehouse’s life. One great way is by donating to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which provides “help, support or care for young people, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or addiction.”

Of course, another way to honor the singer is to listen to her music. She was only able to put out two albums (2003′ Frank and 2006′s platinum breakout Back in Black) in her lifetime, but she still supplied us with more than enough great songs. Combined with cuts from last year’s Lioness collection and a cameo on this year’s Nas album Life is Good, our playlist of Amy Winehouse favorites is worth a spin of three today.

Give it a listen with the Spotify player below:

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