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Watch Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson in JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound's 'Rouse Yourself' video - EXCLUSIVE

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This groovy, way-back kind of summer that began with Daft Punk, shimmied on through Bruno Mars, and took a Steely spin with Mayer Hawthorne, now continues with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound — with a little help from their fancy TV-star friends.

“Rouse Yourself,” from the Chicago quintet’s new album, Howl, perfectly encapsulates what they call their “post-punk soul” sound. And apparently it inspired New Girl star Jake Johnson (Johnson is friends with the band’s guitarist) and Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza to act like total deranged ninja (okay, that’s mostly Johnson) in the clip.

Check out the exclusive premiere of the “Rouse Yourself” video below: READ FULL STORY

'New Girl' star Jake Johnson: What's On My iPod

FOX’s New Girl returns tonight, with Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) continuing to address the fallout of the Kiss Heard ‘Round the Loft (and the internet universe).

Since all eyes have been on Johnson’s character and his panic moonwalk lately, we caught up with the man himself to find out a little about more about his musical tastes. (Hint: His co-star’s band made the list.)

Read on to see what’s on Jake Johnson’s iPod:

Bob Dylan, World Gone Wrong
“I’m going nuts for this these days. I got into Dylan when I was 15 at random, and every few months, I’ll put a different Dylan on. And Dylan’s the only musician for me that kind of sets a tone for how the world should be. You just caught up in his view of Earth, and he’s the only guy where I’m like, ‘I think he’s right. That weirdo’s got it figured out.’

I’m coming off of Blood on the Tracks which is so great, but this is one of those albums I’ve never heard of. And I couldn’t believe it. But World Gone Wrong is early ‘90s, so I thought it was going to be terrible, but it is great Dylan. Because, you know, every once and a while Dylan would have an album where you’re just like, pass. I’m not going down that road with you in the ‘80s, Bob. I’m not doing it! But this is awesome. It’s becoming one of my all-time favorites.”

Mumford and Sons, “After the Storm”

“Olivia Wilde introduced it to me when we were shooting Drinking Buddies, which took place in a beer brewery, and we had to drink so much beer. And you know — as Nick Miller, I can’t get too fat. I can get chubby, but no one’s going to believe the Nick-Jess stuff if Nick weights 240 pounds. So I needed to exercise more, and when she put this album [Sigh No More] on, I just took to it right away. And it actually helped me jog — I would put that album to get fired up when I go running. Mumford and Sons: Will help fat boys get a little less chubby! In fact, my wife and I are actually about to go run up a mountain to it later today.” [Johnson spoke to EW from Hawaii, where he and his wife were on vacation.] READ FULL STORY

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