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Listen to Karmin's 'Coming Up Strong' from their May 8 debut -- AN EW EXCLUSIVE


Not too long ago, Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan were just a couple of music-school kids indulging their love of hip-hop on YouTube. Next Tuesday, May 8, they’ll drop their debut album Hello.

In between viral buzz and major-label stardom, the pair have performed on Saturday Night Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, saw one of their songs become an official anthem for the NBA playoffs, and headlined a stream of radio festivals. And, oh yeah — they also got engaged.

Now EW is pulling back the curtain on “Coming Up Strong,” one of the most dynamic tracks from Hello. Listen to it exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

New songs from Nelly Furtado, the Walkmen, Hot Chip, and more make our weekly Spotify playlist

There are a lot of good names in our Spotify playlist this week. Some are short (like Stalley and Sia), others are medium sized (think Nelly Furtado and Rufus Wainwright), and one’s even three words long (we see you, Lisa Marie Presley!). The main thing, though, is that all those names all have new songs worthy of your attention.

In addition to those guys, the full playlist below will treat your earbuds to the latest tracks from the likes of the Walkmen, B.o.B., Soundgarden, Miniature Tigers, Hacienda, David Guetta, Hot Chip, and more. Give it a whirl, Earl!


Now hear this! EW is on Spotify

You’ve looked at our words, you’ve touched our glossy pages, and now, thanks to our new partnership with Spotify, EW has something for your ears, too. That’s right, Entertainment Weekly is a full-fledged participant in the streaming music revolution. Starting today, you can browse, listen to, and share Spotify playlists curated by EW music gurus, including the first of our weekly “EW Recommends” playlists featuring the new music we’re enjoying each week. We’re also kicking off this party with two fun playlists culled from the recent music issue of Entertainment Weekly (all three embedded below).

But we don’t want to do this by ourselves. We’re going to be asking you to help us create the ultimate EW soundtracks by suggesting songs for EW reader playlists that we’ll publish and share with the world as well.

So if you love music, and you love EW, watch this space. We’re gonna have some fun.

(If you’re not yet a Spotify subscriber, go sign up for free here ( To visit our Spotify page, click HERE.) READ FULL STORY

Lyle Lovett duets with Kat Edmonson on her 'Long Way Home': Hear it here -- EXCLUSIVE

Dreamy singer Kat Edmonson first emerged with her 2009 debut Take to the Sky, a remarkable showcase for her distinctive jazz-coo vocals. That album was made up entirely of covers, from the classic (the Gershwin classic “Summertime”) to the truly unique (her groovy take on the Cardigans’ “Lovefool”).

Her new Kickstarter-aided album Way Down Low (out April 10) marks her first outing as a songwriter — including the original “Long Way Home,” an airy country duet with fellow Texan Lyle Lovett.

Listen to an exclusive stream of the song below. READ FULL STORY

J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. releases new song as Heavy Blanket: Hear 'Dr. Marten's Blues' here -- EXCLUSIVE

One might think you didn’t take music seriously if, in high school, you got “kicked out of marching band for smoking weed out of a tuba.”

But that’s allegedly what happened to Pete Cougar and Johnny Pancake, the old high-school buddies and new bandmates of the great J Mascis.

Mascis, of course, is the leader of indie-rock legends Dinosaur Jr., but he got his start playing heavy, sludgy, psych-y hardcore music in bands like Deep Wound.

And even though Dinosaur Jr. has been reunited with new tours and albums, Mascis still keeps busy with other projects, like the excellent stoner-doom act Witch. And now, with his pals Cougar and  Pancake, he’s got a new group called Heavy Blanket.

The band’s self-titled first album (out May 8 on Outer Battery Records) is a psychedelic showcase of Mascis’ bleeding-ear guitar heroics, and we have the first single exclusively here. It’s called “Dr. Marten’s Blues” and, as expected, it’s as ferocious as it is pleasurable.

Let Heavy Blanket smother you with their new song below:


HTC's Beats by Dr. Dre in talks to buy MOG

Upscale headphone maker Beats by Dr. Dre is in talks to buy subscription music service MOG, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

Beats’ owner, Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC, is looking to create a music offering that combines its mobile devices, Beats’ headphones and MOG’s all-you-can-listen streaming plan, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj has Chris Brown 'Right By My Side' on new song: Hear it here

What a bad day to forget our Beats by Dre headphones at home.

When we saw that a new song from Nicki Minaj’s around-the-corner new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded had leaked, we knew we’d have to turn up the volume and annoy our office neighbors. Sorry, Shelf Life!

And that was before we realized that Chris Brown was on the track, which is rumored to be the album’s next single. But hey, it turns out that the song is pretty good — a smooth, slickly produced stretch of radio-ready R&B.

Nicki kicks things off by singing, not rapping, and Breezy’s Auto-Tune croon nicely wraps around the song’s easy hook. Minaj does rap, though; her characteristically raunchy flow drops at almost three minutes in.

Long story short, we hope our colleagues didn’t mind listening to us listening to the song on repeat for the next 20 minutes.

The rest of Roman Reloaded isn’t out until April 3, but until then, spend some time with the song in the video below:


Preview the Civil Wars' second 'Hunger Games' song, 'Kingdom Come' -- EXCLUSIVE

By now, Hunger Games fans are well acquainted with “Safe & Sound,” the soundtrack’s lead single cohelmed by Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars.

But the Grammy-winning folk duo (John Paul White and Joy Williams) also have their own song on the album, “Kingdom Come,” which you can preview exclusively here.

“It’s our homage to a survival song,” Williams told EW. “And also to trying to keep your cool and stay rational in a ridiculous situation,” White added. “It’s a little bit of ‘It’s going to be okay, it’s going to be all right, we’re going to make it through this,’ even when the situation around you is more dire than you’d care to admit. I think it’s how we all cope.”

“We wrote ‘Kingdom Come’ on the road in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,” he continues. “We were out there for a show, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I think the landscape helped us capture the mood. We were unfettered, out in the middle of God’s country.”

As for the other songs on the soundtrack (out March 20)? They’ve heard most of them, but…”I think ours are better,” White joked. “Let the headline be: The Civil Wars Are Carrying the Rest of the Artists on the Soundtrack on Their Backs.”

Take a listen to the 90-second snippet below and let us know if you agree:


Sleigh Bells does Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable' justice: Hear it here

Hey, remember that time we were all wondering what it would sound like if R&B diva Beyoncé collaborated with indie-thrash duo Sleigh Bells?

Sadly, we never found out, but the next best thing has turned up. Sleigh Bells — who’ve recently released their heavy new record Reign of Terror and performed on Saturday Night Live — visited BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe to play a couple of songs, including a cover of Beyoncé’s to-the-left classic “Irreplaceable.” And it’s really good!

Typically, the band’s singer and headbanger-in-chief Alexis Krauss uses her enchanting pipes to yell demonic phrases like “burn the orphanage” and “when the birds start bleeding.” But Krauss also has a teen-pop background thanks to her Rubyblue days, so it’s actually not that surprising that she can find her away around a Top 40 single so well.

Check out the track below and let us know if you agree:


Norah Jones releases lyric video for new song 'Happy Pills': Watch it here

Fans of Norah Jones, Danger Mouse, the original Mudhoney, and the colors beige and salmon-y mauve, rejoice! The new lyric video for “Happy Pills” will satisfy all of your preferences.

Taken from the jazzy singer-songwriter’s highly anticipated Danger-produced fifth studio album …Little Broken Hearts, the song is a simple, catchy, pop-leaning number that makes us that much more excited about Jones’ comeback year.

Check out the “Happy Pills” lyric video below and let us know what you think:


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