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    Mastodon Drop Unreleased Song, Video!

    If you dosed Mr. Rogers, The Muppets, and the characters of Fraggle Rock with bad acid and handed them loaded handguns and canons, the ensuing mayhem would look something like Mastodon's hilariously twisted new video for their previously unreleased track "Deathbound." Recorded during sessions for the Georgia metal band's 2009 album Crack the Skye, the previoulsy unreleased song is part of the Adult Swim Singles Program. The adult-oriented Cartoon Network also got behind the band's accompanying video clip, a farce based on the children's TV programs America was raised on. Mr.

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    Album Stream: SPIN Fave Washed Out

    Georgia's Washed Out, aka synth-pop musician Ernest Greene, is on the rise: The Sub Pop signee's debut full-length, Within and Without, is one of SPIN's highest rated albums of the year so far, and a feature on Green appears in our July issue. The LP is set to drop on July 12 -- but you can hear the full album now, courtesy of NPR. SPIN's nine-out-of-10 album review praises Within and Without's wistful, floating-in-the-clouds sound, recorded with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley), which provides the most accessible strain of the "chillwave" sound popularized by Panda Bear, thanks to hints of '80s radio pop and '90s trip-hop. Head here to hear the album now.

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    WATCH: Wilco Play Two New Songs Live

    On Monday, "I Might," a brand new song from Wilco's September album The Whole Love, dropped online. And Tuesday we get video of the Chicago band playing a pair of fresh jams --"Dawned on Me" and "Born Alone" -- at their Solid Sound Festival last weekend. Aren't they generous? Watch below. The new tracks suggest that Wilco have headed in a rollicking, good times rock'n'roll direction for their upcoming release. "Born Alone" is a driving number with anthemic guitar lines courtesy of Nels Cline. "Dawned on Me" is an upbeat number with a solid backbeat, organ accompaniment, and a whistling bit from frontman Jeff Tweedy. Can September come soon enough? Wilco, "Born Alone" Wilco, "Dawned on Me"

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    LISTEN: Wilco Release First Album Single

    Rejoice Wilco fans: The Chicago band has dropped "I Might," the first single from their upcoming eighth studio album, called The Whole Love. Listen here. The track went on sale as a 7-inch single -- with a cover of Nick Lowe's "I Love My Label" as the B-side -- at the band's second annual Solid Sound festival in North Adams, Massachusetts. "I Might" is a snappy folk fuzz-bomb with overdriven bass, pumping organ, plinking xylophone, and a wild and distorted guitar solo. On the chorus, frontman Jeff Tweedy barks, "It's alright / You won't set the kids on fire / But I might." It's Dad Rock at its edgiest. The "I Might" single hits stores July 19. The full LP is expected this September. LISTEN: Wilco, "I Might"

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    WATCH: Arcade Fire's Spike Jonze-Directed Movie

    On Arcade Fire's Grammy-winning 2010 LP The Suburbs, frontman Win Butler sings about a dystopian version of the Texas suburbs where he grew up. Now we can see the complete version of what he means, courtesy of director Spike Jonze. The Montreal collective collaborated with Jonze - who used the band's music in his film adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are - on Scenes From the Suburbs, a 30-minute short film that debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Although previously available as an exceprt, the complete film is now online at Mubi, and – whew! – Butler's youth outside Houston must have been interesting. In the film, a group of bike-riding teenage friends struggle to retain their innocence as the military wages a war of terror and control around them. It's gorgeously shot and Arcade Fire's music adds an emotional touch. Watch it here.

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    Eminem's Lover Suicide, ft. Sasha Grey

    Word of advice for the ladies: Don't mess with Eminem's heart. He's a tender, emotional, and volatile guy – and you don't want him to get violent, do you? Porn star (and Entourage guest) Sasha Grey doesn't take that advice in the Detroit rapper's new video for "Space Bound," an elegant and dark jam from Em's smash album Recovery. In the clip - filmed in California with director Joseph Kahn (Katy Perry, Dr. Dre) - the man born Marshall Mathers pours his heart out to Grey, who has moved on from their romance (ie: she's cheating on him). The duo argue in a car on a dark and stormy night, then Em discovers her infidelities by peeking at her phone while they're eating at a desolate diner in Nowheresville. The couple retreat to an eerie roadside motel, then things get drastic.

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    Bjork Drops Track from 'App' Album

    It's been four years since Icelandic songstress Bjork released her last album, Volta. But this September she'll return with Biophilia, a new studio LP and multimedia project -- and now we have our first sample of its sound. Listen to "Crystalline" at Disco Naivete. The track is a typical Bjork gem: an experimental mix of elements like xylophones and percussion paired with digital whiz-bangs, clattering drum machines, and, of course, Bjork's passionate wail. The track is the first single from Biophilia, a collaboration with Apple being billed as the world's first "app album." Directed by French auteur Michael Gondry, the multimedia project will feature music videos and 10 separate apps housed within one large app. Another song, "Virus," is expected to feature a gaming element, where users will have to halt the attack of a virus.

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    Laura Marling Beefs Up Sound on September LP

    Singer-songwriter Laura Marling won a BRIT Award for "Best British Female," earned NME's "Best Solo Artist," and was nominated twice for the UK's prestigious Mercury Music Prize, for her first two albums - all before she turned 21 in February. On September 13, she'll release her third LP, A Creature I Don't Know, on which she's beefing up her folk sound, she tells SPIN. "This album was definitely written with the knowledge that it would be recorded with a band, the same band I've been playing with for the last year," Marling says of her 10-track follow-up to 2010's I Speak Because I Can.

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    Q&A: Flea on New Chili Peppers Album

    On August 30, Los Angeles' alt-funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers will end a five-year break and return with their 10th studio album, I'm With You. We caught up with bassist Flea to chat about the band's hiatus, the departure (again!) of longtime guitarist John Frusciante, and how the quartet "found a new side of ourselves" in the process. It's been five years since the release of RHCP's last album, Stadium Arcadium. Did you guys plan for it to be this long?Yeah. It was planned. I initiated that. I just really needed to get away from [the band]. It had come to a point where it felt dysfunctional and not fun. Even though I felt that we made a good record, played good shows, and honored our position in the rock world, I wanted to get away to give the band a chance to survive. Having time off was really good.

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    WATCH: Explosions in the Sky's Trippy First Video

    Austin, TX's Explosions in the Sky are known for their instrumental post-rock songs, some of which have been featured movies and TV shows like Friday Night Lights and One Tree Hill. But after 12 years and six albums, they've never had a music video of their own. Until now. The band just released a clip for "Last Known Surroundings," from their latest album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, via Wired magazine's blog. It's an eight-minute, computer-generated piece, courtesy of the band's pals at Austin design studio Ptarmak, that matches the song's ethereal, walking-on-the-moon vibe with geometric mapping and natural elements - sea creatures, vegetation, rivers -- flourishing in some deep-space world. Trip out! "It took them months and months of solid work," the band explains.

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