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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Just Dropped a New Song Called “FourFiveSeconds”

Out of nowhere, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney just dropped a new song. The track, called “FourFiveSeconds,” is three minutes of inter-tangled talent that sounds like a stripped-down studio recording, much of which is dominated by Rihanna’s soulful return to the music world. If this is the song Kanye played for radio programmers, we fully support this one getting major airplay.

“FourFiveSeconds” is much more heartfelt than the combination of the three may lead you to expect. McCartney provides the rhythm and backing music on acoustic guitar while Rihanna takes over for most of the verses, occasionally …

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Nina Corcoran’s ‘Best of 2014′ in Music

If there’s anything to be certain of when it comes to music, it’s that you can’t control when it strikes you. In a year filled with violence, racism, disease, and political stumblings, our brains were in overdrive trying to do the right thing. For most, music serves as an escape. It articulates emotions and brings events to life, painting the world in colors we simply don’t have physical copies of, transforming the way we experience life. That level of control keeps us from finding out how music is meant to best illustrate our lives. We have to give songs another …

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Wake Up With Two Gorgeous Dream Pop Songs by Carmen Villain

It’s not often that dream pop hits our ears and we feel like we haven’t heard anything like it before. Thankfully that’s the case for Carmen Villain. The US-born, half-Norwegian, half-Mexican musician is releasing a brand new “Quietly/Let Go” 7-inch on January 20 digitally and February 10 physically via Smalltown Supersound. Let out one last yawn, stretch your limbs, and take your time getting ready this morning. Her gorgeous tracks will make you feel like you’re watching the sunrise all over again.

The 7-inch is a followup to her 2013 debut LP Sleeper and has two brand new songs, …

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Mariage Blanc Announce ‘No Autobiography,’ Stream “Blue Eyes”

One of our 9 Artists To Watch in 2015, indie rock quartet Mariage Blanc have finally made the announcement we’ve been anxious to hear. Their newest release, No Autobiography, will be available sometime this Spring, and the album’s exceptional lead single is available to stream now.

Premiering today over at HuffPost, “Blue Eyes” is smooth, melancholy indie pop at its finest, appearing to draw influences from such acts as Elliott Smith, Real Estate, and The Radio Dept. Following up their excellent (and criminally overlooked) 2013 EP, Undercurrents, the Pittsburgh natives will be delivering a surefire contender for …

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Hear N.E.R.D. Reunite on “Squeeze Me”

Funk hip-hop band N.E.R.D., the moniker for trio Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley, got back together to put out their first new song in four years, a recorded follow-up to their onstage appearance at Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles last month. The song, titled “Squeeze Me,” is from the new upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants movie and is their first new material since 2010′s Nothing.

“Squeeze Me” is an appropriately bright, fun, tropical song to fit the film. When Variety sat down with Hugo to discuss the song in more depth, he explained …

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Ring in 2015 With MØ’s New Song “New Years Eve”

Danish pop singer Karen Marie Ørsted donned the moniker and has turned 2014 into her shining year. With her gorgeous debut LP No Mythologies To Follow and several jaw-dropping sets at festivals, she began hiking her way up the charts as a star. Today, she raises her glass to the last 12 months in a beautiful, emotive new song titled “New Years Eve.”

The mellow number draws several comparisons to Lykke Li thanks to somber drawls and melancholic piano. As she traces issues from this year, Ørsted looks to the future with hopes to forget the difficulties that clouded …

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Frank Ocean Shares New Song “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is finally back. After the success of his debut studio album, Channel Orange, in 2012, the Odd Future crooner has been back in his studio working on his follow-up full-length. The last material we heard from him was back in March of this year when he teamed up with Diplo and members of The Clash for free mp3 “Hero.” Today, he returns with a short new song that satisfies our sweet tooth until a new LP is announced.

The song, titled “Memrise,” sees Frank Ocean asking a lover to come over, dazzling his tale with …

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Listen To The Kickdrums’ “Breathe Again”

Brooklyn based producer Alex Fitts, better known as The Kickdrums, has released a brand new single. Entitled “Breathe Again,” the dreamy indie rock cut is exclusively streaming on Indie Shuffle, so head over and give Fitts’ latest effort a listen. If it strikes your fancy, feel free to grab a digital copy via iTunes.

For those craving more new tunes from The Kickdrums, Fitts has confirmed that a record is in the works, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as any information surrounding the release is revealed. Until then, follow us on Twitter

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Migos Crank Out Another Banger With “Hit Em”

Atlanta rap trio Migos have supplied the national hip-hop scene with an absurd amount of quality bangers over the course of their existence, but a fresh mixtape from the group has been seemingly overdue with their last release, No Label II, dropping all the way back in February. Fortunately for listeners, though, not only is a brand new project in the form of Rich Nigga Timeline set to drop tomorrow, but Quavo and company have dropped one more single before its release to drive the hype surrounding them into overdrive.

Entitled “Hit Em,” the previously unheard song features everything …

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Amy Rose Premieres “Awake Alive”

Australian synth-pop artist Amy Rose has teamed up with Pigeons And Planes to premiere a brand new single. Entitled “Awake Alive,” the cut quickly inspires comparisons with Imogen Heap and Feist due to its chilling take on 21st century pop as Rose’s soothing yet powerful vocals stretch across an atmosphere dominated by pulsating synths and keys.

Follow the jump to give “Awake Alive” a listen and be sure to follow Amy Rose on Twitter to keep up with all news concerning her forthcoming plans for releases and performances. …

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Liphemra Debuts “Magazines”

Los Angeles based musician Liphemra has teamed up with The 405 to premiere a brand new single. Entitled “Magazines,” the cut is an experimental piece of work worth quite a few listens as it teams up echoing, bare percussion that eventually begins to flutter alongside affecting synths and pained vocals as she proclaims, “I want to show the world my heart, but there’s only so many times it can be torn apart.” Considering the emotion flowing out of the fantastic track, we can only hope she continues to overcome the struggle staged within her lyrics.

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UTG PREMIERE: Swingin’ Utters – “I’m Not Coming Home”

Today, the UTG offices are pleased to share with you a brand new track from Swingin’ Utters, titled “I’m Not Coming Home.” The track comes off of Swingin’ Utters’ upcoming album, Fistful of Hollow, and it’s every bit as fun as you’d expect. The song brings their definitive West Coast punk vibe right off the bat, and is the perfect soundtrack to driving to the beach, or just away from anywhere you don’t really feel like being.

We talked to guitarist Darius Koski about where the inspiration for the song came from, and how “I’m Not Coming Home” fits …