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Julian Casablancas, freaky museum star in Daft Punk's 'Instant Crush' video

What happens at the museum after it closes for the night? According to Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas’ new “Instant Crush” video, some freaky ish.

Unlike the after-hours goings-on decpicted in The Royal Tenenbaums or Night at the Museum, this video involves cool shark-embroidered leather jackets, melting wax lovers, and a creepy conflagration.

And, notably, no Hedi Slimane-suited robots appear; the load falls on Strokes singer Casablancas, dressed like a downtown punk tramp.

Watch it all go down in the video below:

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Lauryn Hill gives 'Consumerism' the lyric video treatment: Watch it here

“Consumerism” has been kicking around since Lauryn Hill emerged from a brief stint in jail for failure to pay taxes just over two months ago, and now the song it has been given the lyric video treatment. (It’s on Vimeo, which Hill probably uses because she considers it “off the grid.”)

The clip is just as manic as the word salad that makes up the track. Look closely and you’ll spot images from the news, cartoons, hygiene films, and a note that “80% of the world’s supplies sit beneath the Democratic Republic of Congo,” which could probably use some clarification or a fact check.

Take a deep breath, get hydrated, and check out the rapid-fire lyric clip for “Consumerism” below: READ FULL STORY

Lorde rules a city of her own in 'Team' video: Watch it here

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Lorde’s “Royals” is indisputably one of the biggest and best songs of the year — but if it has a shortcoming, it’s that its video is a pretty low-fi affair.

Such is not the case for the clip for Lorde’s latest single “Team,” which just arrived this afternoon. It’s not bombastic by any stretch, but it does place Lorde and her band of teenage friends in the same beautiful ruins she sings about in the track’s chorus.

She took to Facebook to explain her vision behind “Team.”:
“This video was borne from a dream I had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was Queen,” she writes. “I dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. And of this world, I dreamt about tests that didn’t need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger. Enjoy.”

What have we learned? That Lorde has way better dreams than you do. Check out what her subconscious delivered to her below: READ FULL STORY

DJ Earworm's 'United State of Pop 2013' has arrived: Watch it here

Wish you could watch the entire American Music Awards’ talent roster in five minutes’ time? DJ Earworm’s on the case.

As is his annual tradition, the California-based mashup artist has released the 2013 edition of his “United State of Pop” series, which deftly blend a cross-section of the year’s biggest pop songs into one big, somewhat-cohesive über-banger.

It’s basically the music equivalent of a Long Island Iced Tea, and this year’s video gets you drunk on a heady mix of Katy Perry, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and so, so many more.

Check it out for yourself below:

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Justin Bieber shows off his abs, makeout skills in 'All That Matters' -- VIDEO

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No, this isn’t another headline about Justin Bieber defacing a flag, or getting hit by a bottle, or creeping into ladies’ hotel rooms. This is about the music! (Well, that and his three-minute makeout session disguised as a music video.)

In a new clip for “All That Matters,” Bieber gets cozy with a mystery blonde as she drapes herself over various pieces of furniture and vehicles. But his co-star isn’t the only who’s scantily clad: Bieber also goes shirtless, even thrusting into the air at one point. Be still, Belieber hearts everywhere.

Watch the video below:
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Watch the 'Big Big Blood' video from Seattle surf-rock group La Luz -- EXCLUSIVE

The days may be getting shorter, but you can count on La Luz to bring the light.

That what the harmonizing all-girl group’s name means in Spanish, which is good, because they hail from gloomy ol’ Seattle. (Call it the Sunny Day Real Estate strategy?) “Big Big Blood” is the jaunty, reverb’d lead single from their new album It’s Alive, and you can watch the video for it exclusively here.

The song shares vibes with classic ’60s-style garage and doo-wop, while the clip, like the album’s title, evokes Roger Corman-era B-movie horror. Check it all out in the video below:

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Eminem becomes Max Headroom for 'Rap God' video: Watch it here

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Eminem is back on top of the Billboard album chart this week with The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He’s already sold well over a million copies of his new album in only three weeks of release, and you can expect The Marshall Mathers LP 2 to remain in the top 10 throughout the holiday season.

Now comes the just-released video for “Rap God,” which casts him as a Max Headroom-esque character. For those of you too young to remember, Max Headroom was perhaps the most ’80s thing of all time, a marvel of then-cutting edge video technology who had his own TV show and sold Coke to children in a future dystopian hellscape.

In the “Rap God” video, not only does Slim Headroom rap via the miracle of neon green screen, but Em also references the video game Portal, re-creates some of those battle scenes from 8 Mileand is possibly trying to learn kung fu.

Check out the whole six minute mini-epic below.  READ FULL STORY

Busta Rhymes invites Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Q-Tip along for 'Thank You' video: Watch it here

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What do we do with Busta Rhymes in 2013? It’s been more than a minute since his peak years of mainstream relevance — his first big break came on A Tribe Called Quest’s immortal 1992 single “Scenario” — but 2012’s Year of the Dragon was surprisingly strong, and there are more hits than misses on his Catastrophic mixtape from last year.

The internet has also been fairly excited about his new tag-team tape with Q-Tip, thanks to the single “Thank You,” which lets Busta do his lightning-tongue thing over some groovy old school new soul funk. It features the best Q-Tip verse in years, plus drop-ins from Kanye West and Lil Wayne — both of whom also appear in the spartan but satisfying video that just dropped this morning.

Give the clip a spin below and marvel at Kanye’s unwavering stare during one of Q-Tip’s verses at the 2:37 mark. It’s freaky: READ FULL STORY

See Garrett Hedlund play cowboy in Kings of Leon's epic 'Beautiful War' video

Kings of Leon weren’t kidding when they named their album: A mechanical bull figures prominently at the center of the band’s new “Beautiful War” video, and it even leads a man to prison.

The six-minute clip stars Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy, Friday Night Lights) as a hot-tempered cowboy who, after a violent altercation at a dive bar, winds up in jail. But of course, you can take the cowboy out of the rodeo, but you can’t take the rodeo out of the cowboy.

What do we mean by that? Take a look at the video below to find out:

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U2 unveil new song 'Ordinary Love' with lyric video: Watch it here

U2 recently started the process of getting back into the business of being U2, with a new manager settling into place and a new album arriving early next year.

Though that new album—their first since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon—still has no title or release date, we do have new U2 music in the form of “Ordinary Love” (which is thankfully not a cover of the fantastic Sade song of the same name).

The new tune was written and recorded specifically for the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which stars Idris Elba as the titular South African freedom-fighter. A snippet of the track first appeared in the trailer for Mandela, but now the band has put the whole thing up on Facebook, complete with a lyric video.

It sounds definitively U2-ish but is relatively unremarkable otherwise, though Bono does sound like he’s in fine form and the Edge has kept track of his guitar pedals during the band’s absence.

Check out the lyric video for U2’s “Ordinary Love” below.  READ FULL STORY

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