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'Vampire Diaries' soundtrack to feature exclusive tracks from Smashing Pumpkins, Gorillaz, and more

vampire-diariesImage Credit: Andrew Eccles / The CW Things vampires apparently like: Blood, living forever, insouciant neck scarves, indie rock.

Following well-received alt-centric accompaniments for True Blood and the Twilight franchise, the CW’s Vampire Diaries jumps into the musical fray on October 12 with Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries.

The first VD release will feature past-season featured songs “Sleep Alone” by Bat for Lashes (also a Twilight: Eclipse alumni) and Kate Bush cover “Running Up That Hill” by arch Brit-rock outfit Placebo, as well as exclusive tracks from the Smashing Pumpkins, Gorillaz, Goldfrapp, Silversun Pickups, A Fine Frenzy, Sky Ferreira, and more.

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Goldfrapp at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom: It was Lovely 2 finally C U

GoldfrappImage Credit: Serge LeblonLast night’s Goldfrapp concert at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom was almost like a greatest hits tour—Alison and the band offered up plenty of ’80s disco magic (see: the video for “Alive”) by playing most of the tracks from their 2010 album Head First, but also went for some older favorites like “You Never Know,” “Number 1,” and “Ooh La La.”

“Voicething” was a brilliant opener, launching right into the thumping “Crystalline Green” from 2003’s Black Cherry. Alison, in full sparkle mode, started stomping around right away and quickly lost herself in a dizzying feast of outstretched arms and those ethereal wails we know and love. She adorably kept trilling “Helloooooooo….” between songs to the crowd, who ate her crazy right up. I’d say her most inspired outburst was “Neigh!” just before “Ride a White Horse,” but I also loved when she confessed that she’d had two drinks and wasn’t that so crazy? Said the creature responsible for some of the trippiest music of the decade!

For me, the best part of the concert was the first encore, or what my concert buddy and I called “the chill encore.” This was just two downtempo favorites, “Utopia” from Felt Mountain and “Black Cherry.” The jumping-bean crowd was able to catch its breath and retain some of its vision during this refrain from the strobe lights, and the heavy pulse of “Black Cherry” gently lured them back into mania mode….for the second encore: “Rocket” and “Strict Machine.” Of course!

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Goldfrapp's 'Alive' video: Let's get metal-physical!

In the new music/workout video for “Alive,” U.K. dance duo Goldfrapp‘s second single from recent fifth album Head First, Alison Goldfrapp leads a motley crew of obedient goths and ’80s-leotard enthusiasts in a mild aerobics routine.

That casting call between the storefronts of Hot Topic and American Apparel sure was a success! Alison doesn’t exactly do the moves herself — her job is to stand up there, pose, and rule — but somehow they all know what to do, because Alison Goldfrapp is magic. It’d be a huge spoiler to mention what happens starting at 2:18, so I’ll just say….Et tu, Goldfrapp? READ FULL STORY

Goldfrapp dives 'Head First' into '80s pop on new album

Listen to Goldfrapp’s new single “Rocket” on their MySpace, and you’ll pick up on the fact that Head First (due March 23) is quite possibly the U.K. duo’s catchiest, poppiest album yet. “We wanted to write songs that had a simplicity to them and that just got to the point quicker,” singer Alison Goldfrapp (pictured) tells EW as she sits in a sparely furnished downtown NYC hotel room beside Will Gregory, the other half of Goldfrapp, earlier this week. In rapid succession she name-drops such ’80s chart titans as Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, and Van Halen. “I suppose what was great about those [artists'] songs was that they had a kind of directness that gave them an epic, celebratory feeling.”

Gregory chimes in with another key influence for Head First. “With an ABBA song, it feels like you’re getting the full L. B. Mayer production with a cast of thousands and no expense spared on wardrobe. That kind of lushness is something that we were inspired by.”

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