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Hear Karen Elson's take on the Civil War ballad 'Dixie' -- EXCLUSIVE

This November, Randall Poster — a veteran music supervisor responsible for the soundtracks of dozens of bleeding-edge indies (Spring Breakers, The Royal Tenenbaums) and blockbusters alike (The Hangover, Meet the Parents, Zoolander) — helms Divided & United, a double album of Civil War-era songs brought to modern day with help from the likes Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Lee Ann Womack, and more.

The collection will feature the Old South classic “Dixie,” as rendered by the redheaded redcoat Karen Elson — and you can hear it exclusively here. The singer and model handles the lead vocals on the track, while country duo the Secret Sisters — a.k.a. Laura and Lyrdia Rogers — pitch in for the harmony.

Take a listen to the song below:


Karen Elson covers Fleetwood Mac's 'Gold Dust Woman' -- EXCLUSIVE

As the Aug. 14 release date for the Fleetwood Mac tribute album Just Tell Me That You Want Me gets nearer, we get treated to more and more gems from the Starbucks-masterminded compilation. A few weeks ago, we heard the New Pornographers offer their version of “Think About Me,” and, more recently, our ears met Best Coast’s cover of “Rhiannon.”

Now we have British model and musician Karen Elson giving her take on the Rumours closer, “Gold Dust Woman,” which you can listen to exclusively here.

Give the track a spin below, and head to the comments to let us know how you think Elson did:

Jack White takes over SXSW with new songs, fancy suits

There’s a real “come as you are” approach to dressing for South By Southwest — florescent hair, ironic T-shirts, giant medallions shaped like characters from Rugrats, Ghostbusters-style jump suits. Plus, the weather is all over the place. Cut-off shorts? Seen plenty of’em. Puffy parkas? Ran across at least one of those too.

But you don’t see a whole lot of natty three-piece suits, let alone ones topped off by sassy fedoras—unless you were at the Third Man Records/From The Basement showcase at Stage on Sixth Friday night. Third Man label boss and blues-loving bon vivant Jack White clad his support staff — band members and roadies alike — in natty attire, simultaneously reminding everybody that there was work to be done, and it was to be executed in White’s extremely particular style. (Unfortunately no photos were immediately available from the event, so the picture above is from an earlier show).

The formality was appropriate, as White’s set had grown into one of the most looked-forward-to musical events of the weekend, and the line to try to get in to see him and his label cohorts stretched for several blocks. People were curious about the new material from White’s forthcoming solo debut Blunderbuss, but they were also simply drawn in by his unique charisma and his chops as a performer. And by tapping into the past—classic country, Delta blues, cacophonous teenage garage rock—he has often predicted the future. What would he reveal this time?

White’s first order of business was indulging in one of the cornerstone rules of a rock show: Get’em early. READ FULL STORY

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