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Muse release video for 'Madness': Watch it here

Consider it a sign o’ the times: Muse are doing dubstep.

Well, not exactly.  The English rockers’ new single, “Madness,” does feature a bit of that inescapable wub-wub-wub, but it’s more of a subdued textural element than a trouser-dropping bass cannon.  The song itself is also more restrained than much of their catalog, a subtle, layered groove with yearning harmonies.

In the video, our leggy heroine navigates the London Underground as a riot breaks out around her.  Its shadowy hues of green and blue suggest melancholy and urban decay, and serve as a perfect palette for the tune’s understated resignation.  Watch it below:

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David Byrne and St. Vincent release music video for 'Who': Watch it here

In one of the coolest collaborations in recent memory, David Byrne and St. Vincent have teamed up for an album, Love This Giant, which drops Sept. 11.

The duo just released a video for the record’s brassy second single, “Who,” directed by Martin de Thurah.  Shot in crisp black and white, it ostensibly tells the story of an alcohol-induced car accident; but more importantly, it features some of Byrne’s characteristically funky dance moves.  Check it out below.

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New Music Tuesday, Diva Edition: Leona Lewis, Ciara, Nelly Furtado, and a mini-Spice Girls reunion

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It’s a good week to be a pop music fan: Nicki Minaj might be joining American Idol, J. Lo is taking her tour into the third dimension, and Xtina’s shooting a video. Here a preview of just a few of the new lady-pop gifts delivered into our inboxes today:

Leona Lewis featuring Childish Gambino — “Trouble”
Leona Lewis has been a very bad girl. She drives her lover to drink, smoke and get belligerent in the bedroom, and all she has to say is “I told you so”  on the icy “Trouble.” Fortunately, Lewis gets by with a little help from her friends – Scottish chanteuse Emeli Sandé co-wrote the song, and Childish Gambino guest raps as the victim boyfriend, busting in like an unexpected Spotify ad. Hear it here.

Nelly Furtado — “Parking Lot”
When Nelly isn’t breaking out viral K-Pop video dance moves, she’s showing off new tracks from her upcoming album, The Spirit Indestructible. Like its predecessors “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” and the album’s title track, the latest single is a Darkchild collaboration that buzzes like a bee while Furtado longs for her youthful days of killing time in parking lots and … mud-dancing in a barn? Normal teen stuff. Listen here.

Ciara — “Livin’ It Up”
Breaking news: Ciara doesn’t have a lot of friends — or so she sings on the carefree “Livin’ It Up,” which may or may not be from the upcoming One Woman Army. But that doesn’t seem to keep to CiCi down as she sings about her new-found P.M.A. over sprightly synthesizers. You have reason to be cheery, too — it’s a free download over at Cosmo, along with tracks by Karmin, Cher Lloyd and Paloma Faith. Hear it here.

Melanie C featuring Emma Bunton — “I Know Him so Well”
If a Spice Girls reunion is what you want, what you really really want, feel free to hold your breath. But in the meantime, you can hear two of the girls’ voices become one right now: Melanie C (Sporty) and Emma Bunton (Baby) spice up a cover of “I Know Him So Well,” a song from the musical Chess, written by ABBA’s Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus. Listen here.

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Gotye creates 'Somebody That I Used to Know' mega-mix from YouTube covers

“Call Me Maybe” has officially won the battle for Song of the Summer — but Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” may yet win the war. Case in point: The following video, which goes a step further than all the other Gotye covers and parodies on YouTube by mashing those clips together, forming an ear worm-y whole that’s much greater than the sum of its lo-fi parts. It’s like the Megazord of Internet culture, only not nearly as cheesy.

Best of all, the video was assembled by Gotye himself: “Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered,” he says on YouTube by way of explanation. Gotye: songwriter, videographer, word-maker-upper (remixability?). Marvel at his handiwork below.

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Someone made a Beatles/Ke$ha mashup, and it's surprisingly good

“Ke$ha” and “The Beatles” don’t really belong in the same sentence, unless that sentence is the one I just wrote. But like Miley Cyrus and Biggie or Christina Aguilera and The Strokes, these two vastly different artists can be two great tastes that taste great together — provided an ace mashup artist is pulling the strings.

All of which is a long-winded way of saying that yes, someone named doctordude combined “Tik Tok” with “Come Together,” and yes, the result works much better than you thought it would. (At least, until the dollar-signed-one’s vocals come in.) Hear for yourself:

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Fly like GOOP: Gwyneth Paltrow reveals her ultimate travel playlist -- Hear it here

Are you still catching your flights to Brian Eno’s Music For Airports? Pssh, that’s so last century.

Thanks to the consistent knowledge droppings we pick up from GOOP’s weekly newsletters, we now know how Gwyenth Paltrow likes to flyfancily!

First of all, we learned that Mrs. Chris Martin boards planes with high doses of vitamin C to “ward off viruses and strengthen immunity.” Contagion taught her well! On top of that, she also makes sure to carry on fizzy quantities of magnesium (to calm her nervous system, of course), as well as bottles of “active silver.” That’s right, wankstas — active silver.

But despite all that GOOP-y goodness, we’re still more interested in what she dubs her “transatlantic playlist,” which she jams on her iPod/iPad devices during her frequent flights between Los Angeles and London. It’s quite long — 27 songs long, to be exact — and full of surprises. READ FULL STORY

Will Smith revives 'Summertime' on DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie's new mixtape

The quest to find the official song of the summer comes around again every year, and every year there are plenty of noble candidates. But every one of them still has to go toe-to-toe with one of the most indisputable summer jams of all time: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s “Summertime.”

In fact, before we move on, let’s go ahead and bask in its greatness, shall we? Pour the lemonade and watch the video below.

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Chris Brown calls Rihanna his 'old b---' in new freestyle; she unfollows him on Twitter

Need to get something off your chest? Apparently “Theraflu” is the solution.

The song wherein Kanye West debuted his romance with Kim Kardashian was recently appropriated by Chris Brown, who lets loose in a few freestyle verses — and Rihanna’s not happy about it.

At one point on the track, Brown woos us with the lines, “Don’t f— with my old bitch, it’s like a bad fur / Every industry n—– done had her / Shook the tree like a pumpkin just to smash her / Bitch is breaking codes, but I’m the password.”

The identity of this “old bitch” is up for interpretation, obviously, but Rihanna (who, in the past, has been romantically linked to Drake, Justin Timberlake, and Josh Hartnett) seemed to have a hunch. After Breezy debuted the song on his Twitter, RiRi tweeted, “Aw, poor dat #neaux1currrrr” and promptly unfollowed Brown’s Twitter account.

How did Brown respond? By unfollowing her back, of course, and also tweeting, “Assumptions! I didn’t say any names so if u took offense to it then its something you feel guilty about.”

Hmm. We dunno, maybe listening to the song below will help clear things up? Let’s give it a shot:

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Wisin y Yandel feat. Jennifer Lopez, 'Follow the Leader' -- watch the (literally) hot video here

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What happens when J.Lo meets the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel in Acapulco?

More than un poquito of Spanglish, spy capers, paint-on body art and advanced parkour. Also: so much shiny pants. Olé!

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New songs from Nelly Furtado, the Walkmen, Hot Chip, and more make our weekly Spotify playlist

There are a lot of good names in our Spotify playlist this week. Some are short (like Stalley and Sia), others are medium sized (think Nelly Furtado and Rufus Wainwright), and one’s even three words long (we see you, Lisa Marie Presley!). The main thing, though, is that all those names all have new songs worthy of your attention.

In addition to those guys, the full playlist below will treat your earbuds to the latest tracks from the likes of the Walkmen, B.o.B., Soundgarden, Miniature Tigers, Hacienda, David Guetta, Hot Chip, and more. Give it a whirl, Earl!

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