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Is Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye” Pop Music’s Next Smash Hit?

Atlantic Records took the music industry by surprise in 2014 with the signing, and later complete radio domination, of Meghan Trainor. Her throwback sound, coupled with timely pop culture references, made songs like “All About That Bass” inescapable pop hits. Just how long her career will last is anyone’s guess, but it should go without saying at this point that Atlantic has leveraged her unique style quite well up to this point.

Today, Atlantic Records is hoping to find similar success with the introduction of Charlie Puth, a young male vocalist whose new single just so …

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Death Cab For Cutie Debut Three New Songs From ‘Kintsugi’

Since the departure of longtime guitarist/producer Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie have been keeping preoccupied in terms of continuing what they had all started almost two decades ago. The band has recently announced the release of their newest record, Kintsugi, which will be serving as the start of a new DCFC era. Slated for a March 31 release date via Atlantic, the upcoming record will be the direct followup to Codes And Keys from 2011.

Below you will find three new tracks entitled “Black Sun,” “The Ghost Of Beverly Drive,” and “No Room In Frame,” which the band …

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Death Cab For Cutie Unveil New Album, ‘Kintsugi’

Now a three-piece since the departure of former guitarist and producer, Chris Walla, Death Cab For Cutie have remained unwavering in their attempts to continually express their love for music and share it with their supporters. Produced by Rich Costey (Sigur Ros, Frank Turner, TV On The Radio) and due out on March 31 via Atlantic Records, DCFC will be releasing Kintsugi, an eleven-track album which translates to, in the words of bassist Nick Harmer, “a Japanese style of art where they take fractured, broken ceramics and put them back together with very obvious, real gold. It’s making the …

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Coldplay Release New Single “Miracles”

Everyone’s favorite adult contemporary radio act Coldplay have released a new track called “Miracles.” The song is taken from the soundtrack to the film Unbroken, which is due out in stores December 15 via Atlantic Records.

“Miracles” sounds like your typical Coldplay song – ringing acoustic guitars, piano, a slightly uplifting snap track to keep the beat, and Chris Martin’s easily distinguishable voice take control of the fold here. If you like Coldplay, you’ll be happy with this one.

Martin also recently confirmed that the band is working on a new record, which may or may not be the …

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Decide How You Want Coldplay’s New Music Video For “Ink” To Play Out

With about 300 available outcomes for Coldplay‘s new interactive music video for their song, “Ink,” viewers can decide the different paths taken by the main character during his quest for a lost lover. Each selection a viewer makes changes the scenario’s outcome, but ultimately results in a conclusion that coincides with the song’s disheartening sentiments.

Directed by Los Angeles agency, Blind, with the help of a media company called Interlude, the music video features a stunningly animated storyline that accentuates the magic brought about by the heartbreaking track’s mystique.

“Ink” is taken from Coldplay’s most recent full-length album, Ghost

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Charli XCX Releases Yet Another Punchy Single With “Breaking Up”

It’s almost criminal that Charli XCX‘s sophomore album, Sucker, is dropping in December (for now). Old Charli made sense in cooler months, slick and moody alt-pop that had unfortunate timing in coinciding with Lorde’s rise. This sophomore album has taken a hard left into sun-drenched pop of blissful youth, steering determinedly into the unexpected success of “Boom Clap.” I’m working on a comparison to Avril Lavigne’s shift from Under My Skin to The Best Damn Thing, but it needs some work. They both even have hearts!

Much like past singles “Break the Rules,” “London

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Charli XCX Pushes Back ‘Sucker,’ Shares New Album Art

Following a steady slew of good news from Charli XCX, we have a bit of a downer: the release of her sophomore album Sucker has been pushed back from October 21 to December 16 in the US. The album won’t see light in Europe until next year, with January 26 set for the UK/Europe drop date.

The singer took to Twitter to explain the delay, citing the better-than-expected success of “Boom Clap” as being a major reason. She assured fans that “nothing’s WRONG the albums DONE” and that she just wants to make sure she “can launch the album …

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Charli XCX Wants To “Break The Rules” And Put Out This New Album, ‘Sucker’

Many ages ago, in a time before “Boom Clap” and “Fancy” appeared against the radio horizon, Charli XCX released a candystriped single called “Superlove.” It was, presumably, a precursor to a second album. News of that second album was a long time coming, though. We got a few cool covers, and then, well, Iggy and The Fault In Our Stars swept us all away.

Now, though, we have word of that album. It’s called Sucker, and it’s out on October 21 via Neon Gold/Atlantic. This news is ushered in with a second, obviously-timed single called “Break …

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Lupe Fiasco Discusses Label Frustrations and Ponders Retirement In New Interview

Lupe Fiasco has taken an odd turn over the last couple of years. For a short time, he was the music industry’s golden goose, but when his motivations for creating music became more message-based and political many turned their backs. I still dig Lupe, and I know many of you do too. Unfortunately, his label may soon cause us to lose one of the greatest voices urban music has ever encountered.

Speaking with Angie Martinez in a new interview, Fiasco opened up about problems with his label while discussing plans for his next album. He said, “[I want to] just …

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Lykke Li Adds To Lengthy Schedule With North American ‘I Never Learn’ Tour

The album cycle for Lykke Li‘s latest rolls on. Following the release of I Never Learn just over a month ago on Atlantic Records, the Swedish songstress has announced a tour of the same name.

Following several standard summer festival dates, Lykke Li will come over to North America for a tour of, per the poster, 13 dates. That poster promises “more dates to be announced soon…” though. If your state lies nowhere near the current route, it’s quite possible it will soon. Maybe go see The Fault In Our Stars while you wait, which features a non-album song

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JoJo Returns With New EP For Free Download On This Valentines Day

It’s ironic that in the days following my most recent listening to JoJo‘s debut record and discussing, at length, her legal battles with her former label that she release a brand new EP in celebration of today’s Hallmark holiday.

#LoveJo is the first offering the recent Atlantic Records signee. 4 free tracks to set the mood on V-Day.

What you’re getting is 3 cover tracks, each delivered with tight production and the most sexy vocal delivery you’re likely to hear this month. JoJo isn’t the teen pop star you once knew. She’s all grown up and giving you her …

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Young Jeezy Signs Detroit’s Own Doughboyz Cashout To CTE

Young Jeezy wanted to start the weekend off right by announcing that Detroit natives Doughboyz Cashout would be the newest edition to the Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE) crew.

The group took a call from CTE’s leader last night on Detroit’s WJLB 97.9 and said, “I want to congratulate them and welcome them to the CTE family. We’re about to take this over. We’re about to run the summer.”

Download the group’s latest mixtape, The Tester, right now through the jump and familiarize yourself before these guys blow up. Watch the signing video here as well.…