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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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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Watch Andrew Bird's new video for 'Eyeoneye' -- EXCLUSIVE

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If you’re the type who writes letters to NYT puzzlemaster and NPR regular Will Shortz, or the type who calls Will Shortz a “puzzlemaster,” then you’re likely aware that literate indie-popster Andrew Bird is dropping his new album Break It Yourself today.

So what can fans expect? Well, the record — Bird’s first since 2009′s Noble Beast — finds the folk maestro clutching less tightly to his beloved violin. To wit: lead single “Eyeoneye,” a melodically straightforward rocker with a riff that will keep playing in your head long after the song’s over. Also: whistling!

And to help get you excited about this, the track now has an official video, which you can see exclusively here. The clip is an excerpt from Bird’s performance film Here’s What’s Happened, available for free on iTunes as of today. Check out the “Eyeoneye” video below:

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Regina Spektor returns with new song 'All the Rowboats': Hear it here

It’s been some time since we last got a dose of left-field piano pop from our favorite downtown-NYC-by-way-of-the-Soviet-Union songstress, Regina Spektor.

Spektor has largely been lying low since she dropped her last album, Far, back in 2009. But her hibernation is over, and to celebrate, she’s released a new track, “All the Rowboats.”

According to Spektor’s fancy new website, the song — a tense three-and-a-half minutes that seem to take place in a dark, abandoned wing of the world’s creepiest art museum — will be featured on her upcoming sixth album What We Saw From the Cheap Seats.

The title doesn’t have a release date yet, but in the meantime, you can check out the new cut below (and buy it on iTunes here):

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Jason Mraz, 'Live Is a Four Letter Word' four-song EP stream -- EXCLUSIVE

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The Artist Formerly Known as Mr. A to Z recently climbed to No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with the in-it-till-the-end ballad “I Won’t Give Up,” the lead single from his upcoming Love Is a Four Letter Word, due April 17.

In the meantime, he’ll be filling the gap with Live Is a Four Letter Word, a four-song digital-only EP. It will be available on iTunes Feb. 28, but you can stream it here first (you may want to keep your office headphones in for the NSFW “You F—ing Did It”).

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Hear 'On Your Way Up,' a new song from Showtime's 'Shameless' theme song band High Strung -- EXCLUSIVE

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There are several reasons you might be familiar with the Detroit band the High Strung.

Perhaps you know them from their bouncy garage ditty “The Luck You Got” (taken off their 2006 album Moxie Bravo), which soundtracks the theme song to the Showtime series Shameless. Or maybe from the shows they played at Guantanamo Bay, which they described to Vanity Fair as “like Detroit or L.A.”

There’s also a chance you remember them for their library tours, which This American Life chronicled in a segment titled “The Dewey Decibel System.”

Now you’ll know them from their catchy, Kinks-y new song “On Your Way Up,” taken from their upcoming album ?Posible o’ Imposible? (out April 17). The track, bowing exclusively on EW.com, tells the story of a man who, unlike the William H. Macy patriarch of Shameless, is riding the crest. Give it a spin below:

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