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Bruno Mars goes retro for 'When I Was Your Man' video: Watch it here

Bruno Mars might be the classiest 27-year-old on the planet.

The vintage-y video for Unorthodox Jukebox‘s second single “When I Was Your Man” finds the crooner putting on his suit-and-tie s— and sitting down at a scotch-topped piano, where he proceeds to sing his way into your unsuspecting heart.

And the clip, directed by both Cameron Duddy and Mars himself, doesn’t stop there with its charms. “Too young, too dumb to realize/That I should have bought you flowers and held your hand,” Mars laments on the single, which might explain the flower pinned to his blazer. Another explanation? Because it looks really damn good on him.

Check out the “When I Was Your Man” video for yourself below:

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The Postal Service releases 2013 tour dates

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We knew The Postal Service was back, but now it could be coming to a city near you. According to the band’s website, The Postal Service is going on tour in 2013 for the first time since 2003.

The band is set to release a 10th anniversary edition of its album Give Up complete with 15 additional songs on April 9, which also marks the band’s first tour date in Reno, Nevada. Two months later, the tour will wrap in Brooklyn, New York. Check out a full list of tour dates below: READ FULL STORY

The xx cover Wham!'s 'Last Christmas -- Hear it here

When you think of Wham!, many things come to mind: the 1980′s, synthesizers, pre-irony nylon windbreakers, Zoolander, George Michael’s hair. Noticeably absent on that list are “being cool” and “material that is ripe for reinterpretation,” which renders the xx’s decision to cover “Last Christmas” somewhat peculiar.

Listen to the song after the jump, and be sure to give us your thoughts in the comments!

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Rolling Stones drop new single 'Doom and Gloom': Hear it here

The boys are back in town.

In anticipation of their upcoming greatest hits collection, the Rolling Stones took to BBC Radio to debut their first new song in seven years, “Doom and Gloom.”  The howling single is one of two new works that’ll show up on the band’s GRRR! compilation, due Nov. 13.

So what are Mick and co. up to these days? Reading the news: as you might have gleaned from the title, Jagger laments the world’s current state of affairs, from economic disparity to fracking — and it’s all backed by the band’s trademark Exiled swagger.

Give the song a listen below and let us know what you think about the Stones’ return:

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Taylor Swift drops new single 'I Knew You Were Trouble': Hear it here

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“Ready to hear more about my romantic misadventures????”

That’s the teaser Taylor Swift tweeted yesterday in anticipation of the newest cut off of Red, “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

The song, which Swift previewed on Good Morning America yesterday morning, has the same kind of defiant pop-radio oomph that made her fourth album’s other big breakup banger, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” a number one.

But “Trouble” comes with an added twist: a smattering of dubstep, discernible each time the song’s chorus kicks in, an element that we’d been warned Red would contain.

Take a listen to the new track in the video below:

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458 episodes of John Peel's radio show are now online: Stream them here

Got an extra 900 hours on your hand? The internet has just become 458 John Peel show episodes richer, which means your next month or so just got booked.

Some enterprising Soundcloud citizen (and likely power-pop fan) known only as +dB has taken it upon him or herself to upload a whopping chunk of the late British radio god’s programs, which gained fame for the “Peel sessions” — live in-studio performances with some of rock’s most interesting players.

The treasure trove features broadcasts ranging from Peel’s pirate radio days back in 1968 all the way up to his BBC reign, which ended only upon the prolific DJ’s death in 2004.

The collection isn’t 100% complete, of course, but it’s certainly exhaustive: you can hear anything from Bob Marley’s two appearances on the show (on May 1 and Nov. 26, 1973) to Pulp’s 1995 session to a live Daft Punk concert (June 30, 1996). Even Peel’s elusive joint interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono is up for grabs.

So until that archive of John Peel’s record collection is complete, check out almost a thousand hours of his radio shows in the Soundcloud player below.

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Listen to 'Beg for Broken Legs,' a new song from Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham -- EXCLUSIVE

After laying relatively low for the last two years, acclaimed singer-songwriter (and man we’d like to nominate for a Hell On Wheels guest spot – look at that face!) Ryan Bingham is finally back with new music.

Bingham, of course, is the New Mexico native whose work with T Bone Burnett on 2009′s acclaimed Crazy Heart soundtrack included the song “The Weary Kind,” which earned him an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a Grammy — and an Americana Music Association designation as 2010′s Artist of the Year to boot. In other words, Bingham’s halfway to full-fledged EGOT status!

Could his new album, Tomorrowland (out Sept. 18; preorder links here), help snag him more awards? Barring unforseen stage-bound circumstances, “Beg for Broken Legs” probably won’t snag him that elusive Tony, but we’re still glad to have it exclusively on the Music Mix.

Give it a listen below and let us know what you think:

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Watch rockers Go Radio's split-screen 'Go to Hell' video here -- EXCLUSIVE

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As Tallahassee alt-rockers Go Radio prove, the Republican Convention isn’t the only thing cooking down in Florida.

The Warped Tour alums are gearing up for the Sept. 18 release of their new album Close the Distance, the follow-up to their 2011 debut Lucky Street. And, appropriately enough, the video to their new single “Go to Hell” features a boy trying to do just that — close the distance — with his girl. However, as the song’s title suggests, there be obstacles.

“The video is a really awesome interpretation of the song,” singer Jason Lancaster says of the clip, which features a guy running around L.A.’s public-transit system (they have one!) in a last-ditch effort to meet his lady. “We read through the story [treatment] and just got caught in how universal it was.”

Check out the clip below:

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Animal Collective release new song: Hear 'Today's Supernatural' here

Hey, remember when Animal Collective was the buzziest indie-rock band in the land? Well, the Baltimore group have cooled off their paws since 2009′s lauded Merriweather Post Pavilion, but now they’re ready to freak out the public with their twisted hipster-psych once again.

Their ninth studio album Centipede Hz hits stores on Sept. 3, and to get us pumped for the release, the band released the record’s first single via YouTube. Named “Today’s Supernatural,” the song is everything an AC fan might expect from band members Avey Tare, Pander Bear, Deakin, and Geologist. Check the new track out in the video below:

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EW’s Midsummer Playlist: Frank Ocean, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Killers and more — stream it here

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Are your favorite May and June jams starting to melt in the sun? We update your BBQ soundtrack with 10 fresh picks which you can listen to.

1. FRANK OCEAN, “Sweet Life” L.A. rich-kid oblivion never sounded so seductive. In his silky Stevie Wonder croon, the R&B wunderkind chronicles a “domesticated paradise” of palm trees, pills, and ever-replenishing exotic-fruit bowls: “Whatever feels good, whatever takes you mountain high.”

2. THE KILLERS, “Runaways” Between Brandon Flowers’ Boss-y conviction, that surreal Las Vegas shimmer, and a chorus that flies high enough to make Icarus jealous, the opening salvo from the band’s September album is an oasis in the radio-rock desert.

3. FUTURE, “Same Damn Time” Summer presents a lot of choices: Hot dogs or hamburgers? Sandy beach or country-club pool? Shorts or short shorts? With its booming beat and Godzilla-size trap-star swagger, the white-hot rap anthem of these multitasking times says you can have them all.

4. USHER FEAT. PHARRELL, “Twisted” The typically super-modern R&B maestro goes retro, enlisting the Neptunes beat king to stir a little James Brown funk peanut butter into his Stax-style soul jam. And guess what? It’s delicious.

5. CARLY RAE JEPSEN AND OWL CITY, “Good Time” Soaring cheerleader-pop melody? Flirty boy-girl chorus? Magic pixie dust left over from Jepsen’s smash “Call Me Maybe”? Yes, yes, and… Wait, what did you say? We couldn’t hear you with our face pressed up against the speakers.

6. TANLINES, “All of Me” The Brooklyn electro duo’s name says, “Oh! You missed a spot with the Coppertone.” But their airy synths-and-handclaps ’80s throwback sighs, “Actually, I’m too busy watching Pretty in Pink for the 93rd time to go outside.”

7. JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD, “Sixpack” Nashville stoner-rock bros Jake and Jamin Orrall know that all you need this weekend is a massively buzzed-out guitar, a few PBRs, and a choice mantra to shout at your rooftop pool party: “I wanna cool out/And get wasted!”

8. DEMI LOVATO, “Give Your Heart a Break” Don’t be frightened by Demi’s stalker intensity. Like all the best guilt-free summer flings, this unshakable single—all seesawing violins, pretty synths, and sweet pleas—simply wants you to put a Ring Pop on it.

9. MATT & KIM, “Let’s Go” Their buoyant indie-pop gem comes complete with instructions: Sing along to its bright hooks and softly crooned ooh-ooohs with your “windows rolled down.” With a decent stereo and a broken air conditioner, you’ll have no trouble obliging.

10. CAT POWER, “Ruin” You may not be leaving your zip code this summer, but indie rock’s recently returned siren will stamp your mental passport with her far-flung travelogue (Soweto, Calcutta, Chile, Mozambique). Just take care to listen to the cautionary message beneath the song’s tropical piano and gorgeous echo-chamber vocals.

Give our picks a spin with the Spotify playlist below!

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