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Kesha, A$AP Ferg, and more guest star in Haim's 'My Song 5' video

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Saturday Night Live star Vanessa Bayer already has a talk show, the web series Sound Advice where she gives hilariously bad advice to successful musicians. But in Haim’s latest music video for “My Song 5,” she has a whole new talk show: This one is Jerry Springer-style, featuring guests ranging from the cat-obsessed Kesha to the cotton ball-phobic Artemis Pebdani.

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Haim teams up with A$AP Ferg on 'My Song 5' remix

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“My Song 5″ is one of the more surprising moments on Haim’s breakout album Days Are Gone, interrupting a collection of clean-lined songs with an eccentrically gangly mishmash of angular melody, hard-rock drums, and a blatting, cartoony parody of a dubstep bass synth. The trio has doubled down on the song’s weirdness by releasing a new version with a verse from rapper A$AP Ferg, of “Shabba” fame.

Ferg’s verse is way raunchier than the original lyrics, but they continue the theme of confusion and garbled communication between romantic partners, and his raps work well with the song’s big-ass drums. Haim and Ferg are both coming off of highly successful records, and are well positioned to doing whatever they want next. They should consider messing with people’s heads and making a whole album together.

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OutKast comeback: Andre 3000 and Big Boi rock Coachella

“I know it’s kind of weird… 20 years later.” Andre 3000’s last words from OutKast’s 90-minute performance summarized the nostalgia, bizarre ambivalence, adrenal brilliance, and unadulterated joy that surrounded the duo’s much-trumpeted reunion at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival.

You didn’t need to guess at the level of anticipation; you merely had to listen to the squeals on the Indio field.  From the smoke machines and fog to the humid red lights and scarred American flag backdrop, to their magnetic charisma and take-it-or-leave-it attitude, the moment felt closer to a big-tent revival than a reunion.

If you wanted the greatest-hits set, you got it: from first song ”B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)” to the finale, an aloof rendition of “Hey Ya.” There were guest spots from Janelle Monae, Future, and long-time Dungeon Family hook guru, Sleepy Brown (even if the majority of the young Indio crowd inevitably mistook him for the late Isaac Hayes). But if you expected the OutKast Super Fun-Fun Happy Hour, you might have been gravely disappointed. READ FULL STORY

Indie rock sisters Haim announce 2014 North American tour

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A sister act will be making the rounds at a venue near you next spring. But shed the vestments, and add a whole lot of hair.

The acclaimed Southern California trio announced their first major North American tour on their Facebook page this morning. (The girls will also be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 23. with Josh Hutcherson as host.)

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On the scene at VH1 You Oughta Know concert: Lorde, Haim, the Lumineers and more

The room was decorated like a hipster wedding venue, most of the attendees were under the age of five with the first Harry Potter book came out, and Alcide the Werewolf was on hand to introduce Lorde (obviously). All was oddly as it should be at the VH1’s You Oughta Know in Concert Monday night in New York City.

You Oughta Know might seem like a silly name at first (and it sure wreaks havoc on a spell check), but VH1’s up-and-comer discovery program has become something of an institution since it’s launch in 2005, serving as a barometer for the brightest new things on the music scene.

The YOK anointment is a prestigious one — shedding light on artists like Adele, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Mumford & Sons, The Civil Wars and more before they reached the mainstream. And aptly named at that, because while I “knew” most of the concert’s newer featured artists before I saw them perform, there is much more to most of them than just potential. You ought to know them, because they’re good – really good. READ FULL STORY

Who covered it best: Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball'

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Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” just notched another week atop the Billboard Hot 100 — and a whole new slew of covers, too. Read our roundup of the latest batch below: READ FULL STORY

Haim cover 'Wrecking Ball,' provide stream of their excellent debut album 'Days Are Gone'

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Haim the trio of California sisters who’ve been swirling through the pop-music hype machine for the better part of a year, are finally on the cusp of releasing their debut, the excellent Days Are Gone.

Days takes ’70s SoCal songcraft—the girls were clearly weaned on a steady diet of Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles—and apply modern pop production techniques for a warm, reverb-heavy, hooktacular sound.

But to paraphrase Levar Burton, don’t take our word for it—you can listen to the entirety of Days Are Gone right now, as it’s streaming over at NPR. The album will be in stores this coming Tuesday, September 30.

And if you like the idea of Haim but also don’t want anything that isn’t Miley Cyrus-related in your life right now, there’s a handy solution for that: The group just put together a cover of “Wrecking Ball” for BBC Radio 1. Their performance of the current Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper is below.  READ FULL STORY

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