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    Green Room Interview: OK Go

    Chicago rockers OK Go like to keep themselves in shape (see their Grammy winning treadmill video for "Here It Goes Again") but they also care about the environment. Frontman Damian Kulash and bassist Tim Nordwind are currently touring behind their SPIN-approved album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, and found time to sit down for our series of exclusive video interviews, presented by SunChips and the company's new sustainable initiative. Watch the video, complete with concert footage, below! Turning off their tour bus generators and using recyclable materials like biodegradable cups are just a few of the things the band does to reduce their carbon footprint.

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    Antony Hegarty Talks "Psychedelic" New Album

    A year after releasing his SPIN-approved third album, The Crying Light, with his chamber-pop band the Johnsons, Brit singer/songwriter Antony Hegarty brings his one-of-a-kind voice back Oct. 5 with Swanlights, the group's fourth studio release and most experimental effort yet, Hegarty tells SPIN.com. "[It's] more spectral than my last album, even a bit psychedelic at moments," the 39-year-old crooner, who is known for collaborating with Yoko Ono, Lou Reed, Bjork, and more, says. "Swanlights reflects more extremes than my last albums.

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    Scarlett Johansson Talks Cobain Biopic, New Album

    Sultry actress/singer Scarlett Johansson released a Tom Waits cover album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, and sang the femme fatale role on the Pete Yorn duet album Break Up. Now, she's is ready to break out on her own, hinting that she may release a third album of all original tunes. "I would love to do another album," she told MTV. "I'm a huge music lover, music collector, listener and all those things... I like to do covers 'cause I feel like I'm in the shower. [But] I think I'd probably do original songs for sure." The actress, who appears in Iron Man 2 alongside Robert Downey Jr., also addressed rumors that Courtney Love wants her to play the Hole alt-rock queen and SPIN cover star in an upcoming Kurt Cobain biopic: "I know that there is a script. That's as much as I know about it," Johansson said.

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    Pete Wentz in New Travie McCoy Video

    Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy's breezy summertime jam "Billionaire," the first single off his upcoming solo debut Lazarus (out June 8), now has a star-studded video. Watch below! Among the famous friends called in for the laid-back clip: Bruno Mars (currently featured on B.o.B.'s hit "Nothin' on You"), who sings the hook, and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, who pop up to ride around on Vespas. McCoy -- who goes by his nickname Travie as a solo artist -- hangs out at the beach, skateboards, and tools around town while rapping about getting famous over a carefree reggae backbeat and acoustic guitar. McCoy's upcoming album is full of light-hearted, summer-ready songs, in spite of his break-up with longtime girlfriend Katy Perry last year. "Why dampen the mood with sad, shitty records?" he told MTV.

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    Dead Weather Announce Summer Tour

    To give fans a sneak peek of their upcoming second album, Sea of Cowards (out May 11), the Dead Weather performed the 11-song release track-for-track during a recent concert in Nashville, and are streaming video of the gig on their MySpace page right now. But if you're craving the real live experience you're in luck: the quartet just announced a summer tour! Singer Alison Mosshart (the Kills), drummer/singer Jack White (White Stripes, the Raconteurs), guitarist Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), and bassist Jack Lawrence (the Raconteurs) will kick off their 16-date trek at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Fest in June and hit cities nationwide, from Portland, OR, to Baltimore, into August. See their complete itinerary at DeadWeather.com. The band recently wrapped up a spring tour, which included a performance at Coachella (read SPIN's live review here).

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    Panic! Offshoot Young Veins Plot U.S. Tour

    Former Panic! at the Disco members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker are taking their new band the Young Veins on the road this summer. The trek opens on June 11 at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, and from there the quintet -- Ross on rhythm guitar and vocals, Walker on lead guitar, Andy Soukal on bass, Nick White on keyboards, and Nick Murray on drums -- will hit 30 cities across the U.S. in less than six weeks. See the Young Veins' complete tour itinerary below. Citing "musical differences," Ross and Walker left Panic! in July 2009 to pursue their own brand of sunny pop-rock and form the Young Veins. "Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we've creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve," said a statement on the Panic! website at the time.

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    Trent Reznor's New Band Debut First Song!

    How to Destroy Angels, the new musical project from Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, have just released their first song: the seven-minute-long atmospheric slow-burner "A Drowning." Listen at Pitchfork. "A Drowning" is Reznor's first musical release since NIN's final live show in September. The track features pulsating computerized effects and an ominous piano melody, while ex-West Indian Girl singer Maandig pleads, "Please, anyone / I don't think I can save myself / I'm drowning here." It builds as oddly discordant horns and a haunting guitar solo kick in. British producer Alan Moulder, who has previously worked with Nine Inch Nails, as well as bands like the Jesus & Mary Chain, Depeche Mode, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Smashing Pumpkins, and Them Crooked Vultures, mixed the track.

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    Brandon Flowers to Release Solo Album

    The rumors are true! Following a cryptic countdown on the Killers' website that began earlier this week, comes the news that frontman Brandon Flowers is planning to release his debut solo album, entitled Flamingo Thursday the Las Vegas quartet's website revealed a "Brandon Flowers" logo and this simple message: "THE NEW SOLO ALBUM - FLAMINGO - COMING SOON." In December, Flowers' publicist told SPIN that Flowers had no intention of going solo, but after finishing their tour behind their most recent album, Day & Age, and dealing with the recent death of his mother, the frontman seems to have changed his tune. However, the Killers' aren't over by any means.

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    LISTEN: New Songs from Eminem and Drake!

    Hip-hop fans, it's your lucky day! After dropping hints on Twitter earlier this week, Eminem has officially released his brand new single "Not Afraid," while sometime-collaborator Drake is also out with a new track called "Find Your Love." Listen to both new songs below! "Not Afraid" is the first single from Em's much-buzzed new album, Recovery (out June 22), and it seems like a new direction for the Relapse rapper. Produced by Boi-1da, the song is a far cry from his usual roast of pop-culture icons and searing wordplay. Over a scratchy drum beat and understated piano, Em gets optimistic, reflecting on his past while looking ahead: "I'm standing up, I'mma face my demons," he raps, "I've had enough, I'm so fed up / Time to put my life back together right now." Up-and-comer Drake isn't one to be outdone.

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    DOWNLOAD: Eclectic Folkies Katzenjammer

    Norwegian all-girl group Katzenjammer can't stick to just one musical genre. The eclectic, multi-instrumentalists fuse everything from folk/country to gypsy rock-pop on their debut album, Le Pop, out in the U.S.

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