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    Ben Gibbard Plays New Song, Duets with Zooey

    If that old maxim, "The couple that plays together, stays together," is true, then Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel's marriage just got way better. Wednesday night at Seattle's Crocodile Café, Gibbard took a break from finishing up Death Cab for Cutie's new album to play an intimate solo set -- and he invited his wife to join him onstage. And there's more! He covered Radiohead and debuted a brand new track, too. Watch video of all three below! The show was a benefit for Teen Feed, a program that helps Seattle's homeless youths and is run by Gibbard's sister Megan. Gibbard's untitled new song is a melancholy ballad about downtown Seattle after its landmark Space Needle was built.

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    U2 Recruits Danger Mouse for New Album

    U2 refuses to slow down. Despite Bono's emergency back surgery earlier this year, the rock icons are currently working on three -- three! -- new albums. First up is a collaboration with Gnarls Barkley mastermind and production whiz Danger Mouse. "We have about 12 songs with him," Bono told The Age. "At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it's just happening so easily." And the wait for that album might not be too long. In early October, U2's manager Paul McGuinness told the Irish Times that he expected the band's next album to drop in early 2011, before the next leg of the group's U.S. tour, which begins in May. The second album on U2's docket is what Bono's calling a "club" record, which will feature Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.I.Am, French house DJ-producer David Guetta, and Lady Gaga's collaborator RedOne.

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    WATCH: Hot Duo the Hundred in the Hands

    SPIN recently named Brooklyn's boy-girl dance rockers the Hundred in the Hands one of the best up-and-coming duos. And with the strength of their new video for the song "Commotion," from the group's chic self-titled debut The Hundred in the Hands, they may not be a hidden gem much longer.The clip is visually stimulating with its sudden forward-reverse editing.Things drop in an out of frame at a frantic pace with the beat.It's jerky, jumpy, and captivating. And Elanore Everdell's vocals add to the overall artiness of the experience.What's your take on The Hundred in the Hands video? Sound off in the comments below.WATCH: The Hundred in the Hands, "Commotion"

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    EXCLUSIVE: New Clip from Lyrics Born

    As U Were, the new album from Bay Area rapper Lyrics Born (out October 26) boasts a diverse set of guests appearances including Francis and the Lights (one of SPIN's picks for CMJ), underground hip-hop legend Gift of Gab, Aussie singer-songwriter Sam Sparro, and many more. To hold fans over until then, we're premiering the sleek video for the album's lead single "Lies x 3." Check it out below.The clip takes on the style of a '60s detective movie, with Lyrics Born slowly unraveling the details of a lover's deceit amid a backdrop of gyrating go-go dancers and kitschy effects like circle wipes and stylized, block-color overlays. The visuals pop, painting the MC as a one slick customer, while the track proves his genre-bending talents.To support As U Were, Lyrics Born will hit the road with Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 and Rakaa of Dilated Peoples.

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    Rihanna on New Music: "More Than Racy"

    Rihanna is a changed woman. In 2009's video for "Hard," a rough jam off her Rated R, the Barbadian pop beauty waged war, donning a Mad Max-style outfit with spikes, dodging explosives, and grinding the shaft of pink tank. But in her just-released clip for "Only Girl (In the World)," the first single from Loud (out Nov. 22), Ri Ri embraces her womanhood. "It's really expressive," she tells SPIN of her forthcoming album. "It's feminine." Watch below! She's not kidding. Directed by her longtime collaborator Anthony Mandler, the clip features Rihanna prancing, dancing, and playfully posing in a field of flowers, all tinted a passionate red like the color of her hair. It's whimsical, beautiful, and about as far from the overtly sexual edge she flaunted on Rated R. "It's more than racy," she says of her new album and video.

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    My Chem Talk New Video for "Na Na Na"

    My Chemical Romance recently teased behind-the-scenes footage of their video for "Na Na Na," a punk anthem from their upcoming album Danger Days: the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (out Nov. 22). Now, the quartet has unleashed the full clip, which follows My Chem's fictional Killjoys crew on the run from a band of vampire-masked goons. Check it out below. My Chem guitarist Ray Toro tells SPIN that the concept for the video — a hyper-stylized homage to camp movies like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! — happened accidentally: the group decided to expand on the theme for a trailer to promote the album only after seeing an enthusiastic response from their fans. "It was never intended to be a video," Toro explains.

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    WATCH: Guess Who Acts in New Danko Jones Clip

    Since the late-90's, Canada's Danko Jones have been cranking out killer, Jack White-approved albums of pummeling, metal-tinged garage rock. But the band is finally getting their props - and with the help of some Hollywood stars. In a video trilogy for their new album Below the Belt, Danko Jones have roped in everyone from Elijah Wood to Selma Blair to Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister for a noir-ish crime story that's like a Charles Bukowski novel come to life. Now, SPIN has the exclusive premiere of the second chapter - and the band has roped in none other than Ralph "Karate Kid" Macchio to play the role of a guy chased down by gun-toting henchmen who evades escape with the help of an army of clones. If the plotline sounds confusing, Danko Jones have helpfully tacked on subtitles like a vintage Kung-Fu movie. Quentin Tarantino would approve.

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    Radiohead Help with New Edward Norton Film

    It pays to have talented friends and -- who knew? -- actor Edward Norton (the Tyler Durden) and Radiohead are buddies! The Fight Club star recently reached out to his pals in the Oxford band for help with the soundtrack to his new film Stone, (out Oct. 8) co-starring Robert De Niro and Milla Jovovich, and directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil).

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    Conor Oberst Protests Arizona Law with New Song

    In May, Zack de la Rocha rounded up Kanye West, Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, Tenacious D, Sonic Youth, Serj Tankian and other top artists to protest Arizona's new immigration legislation for a coalition dubbed The Sound Strike. The group is protesting Arizona's recent passing of a law that many believe could lead to racial profiling - by urging a boycot of musical performances in the state; acts like Rage Against the Machine and Oberst have also been staging fundraising concerts to rally support for repeal of the new law. Today, Oberst has thrown additional weight behind the cause by releasing a new song and video titled "Coyote Song." The haunting video to the stunning ballad shows Oberst walking around a desert under the hot sun - wearing a constricting black suit and tie no less.

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    WATCH: Neil Young Performs New Album Live

    Neil Young's new album, Le Noise, is his best effort in nearly a decade, and now he's released Le Noise: The Film, a riveting, 38-minute mini-movie featuring live-in-studio performances of each of the album's eight tracks. Watch it below! The film is shot in striking black and white. Captured in producer Daniel Lanois' home studio in Silverlake, CA, each of the clips find Young stripped down to his songwriting core as a solo artist, with filmmaker Adam CK Vollick's cinematography depicting Young as both an imposing rock legend and a vulnerable artist. The starkness of the video also mirrors the no-frills approach of Le Noise, which is built around little else but Young's voice and his reverb drenched guitars. As Lanois puts it, it's just "a man on a stool." WATCH: Neil Young, Le Noise: The Film

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