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First Listen: Mariah Carey Releases Her New Single ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)’

"I can't seem to live without your love ..."
"I can't seem to give you up, you're mine"

Just two days ago, Mariah Carey announced that she would be releasing her new single You’re Mine (Eternal), the first single off her new album, this week and today we get to hear that song in full! Mimi debuted the song earlier today on the radio and then released the song online for the rest of us. The song is hot. It’s reminiscent of the sound that Mariah gave us on her albums The Emancipation of Mimi and E=MC2 … in particular, You’re Mine (Eternal) hearkens back to the vibe of We Belong Together — one of MC‘s biggest hits and one of my fave Mimi songs. I’ve already listened to this song twice and I cannot get enough. Have a listen above and see what you think. This new single bodes very well for how the rest of Mimi‘s album (due out May 6) will sound. I’m so excited!!!

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First Listen: Brody Dalle Teams Up With Shirley Manson For Her New Single ‘Meet The Foetus / Oh The Joy’

New Album on THE WAY!!

Brody Dalle, the amazing frontwoman of the punk band The Distillers, is readying the release of her first solo album and today she unleashes upon the world a new song titled Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy for our listening pleasure. Brody teamed up with Shirley Manson, the amazing frontwoman of the band Garbage, on this new track which I think will really appeal to all Garbage fans. Click below to hear this new song and learn more about the new music that Brody Dalle has coming our way. More »

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First Listen: Lea Michele’s Song ‘You’re Mine’ For Cory Monteith Hits The Internets

"[This song] makes me think so much of Cory"
For Cory

Lea Michele recorded a song titled You’re Mine in tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith which we get to hear in full today. In her November interview with Elle magazine, Lea had this to say about the song (which was written by Sia): “It makes me so happy, this song. It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.” Click the embed above to hear Lea‘s tribute to Cory and see what you think.

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Listen: Prince & 3rd Eye Girl Release A New Song Titled ‘PRETZELBODYLOGIC’

From he new album 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM'
"Dreaming of each other on each others' tongue"

Last night, Prince guest starred on an extremely entertaining episode of New Girl on Fox and after the episode concluded, he officially released his new song PretzelBodyLogic on iTunes … which you can sample in the video clip above. PretezelBodyLogic will be featured on his new album Plectrumelectrum, which will feature his new all female band 3rd Eye Girl. Right around the time that Prince‘s song was released last night, he and 3rd Eye Girl got up to some fun in NYC at a Super Bowl afterparty. Listen to the song above then click below to find out what Prince and his Girls got up to. More »

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Listen: A Nine Inch Nails Fan Releases A Hilariously Brilliant Parody Titled ‘This Is A Trent Reznor Song’

"womp womp womp"

My friend Michael pointed me in the direction of a hilariously brilliant parody song that pokes a bit of fun at Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his songwriting style. Frederick Scott, who makes very clear on his Twitter profile that he is a big fan of Reznor‘s, penned and performs the song This Is A Trent Reznor Song which I think NIN fans (and anyone with a sense of humor, really) will enjoy. We’ve seen over the years that TR has a great sense of humor so I’d like to think that he’ll see the humor in this parody and be flattered … tho, we also know he has been in the best mood lately, so … yeah. In any event, click below to hear this parody and let it brighten up the rest of your day. More »

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First Listen: Katy Perry Releases A Remix Of ‘Dark Horse’ Featuring Pitbull

No Juicy, All Bull
Katy teams up with Mr. Worldwide

Earlier today we saw CUTE video of Vin Diesel dancing his buns off in the privacy of his own home to Katy Perry‘s new single Dark Horse and right now, we get to hear a newly released remix of the track that features none other than Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Pitbull, as you may know, has famously collaborated with Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera … even our dear Britney Spears … so I guess it is Katy‘s turn to get the same treatment. Personally, I prefer the original version of the song with Juicy J on guest vocals but I’m sure there’s a market for this remix of the song … somewhere … probably at a gentlemen’s club in Miami. Dale!

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Listen: Chvrches Covers ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ By Bauhaus For The ‘Vampire Academy’ Soundtrack

Not Quite Undead, Undead, Undead

Next week the motion picture soundtrack of the big screen adaptation of the book series Vampire Academy will be released in stores but today we get to hear in full one of the songs that is featured on the album. Scottish trio Chvrches have recorded a cover of the Bauhaus classic Bela Lugosi’s Dead for the soundtrack to Vampire Academy and have released the song for our listening pleasure today. I am a HUGE fan of the original version of the song, as a long-time Bauhaus fan, and I am big fan of Chvrches. So how does a mash-up of the classic goth song sung by a new electro/pop trio sound? Click below and hear for yourselves. More »

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Watch/Listen: Lana Del Rey Performs An Eerie Version Of ‘Once Upon A Dream’ In The New Trailer For ‘Maleficent’

Download the song for FREE!
'Once Upon A Dream'

Earlier this month, Disney released a teaser trailer for their upcoming live action film Maleficent and last night during the Grammy Awards, they released another new trailer for the film. In addition to featuring a lot of new film footage, this new trailer also features Lana Del Rey‘s cover of the classic song Once Upon a Dream from the Disney animated feature Sleeping Beauty. As you can hear in the video embedded above, LDR‘s version of Once Upon a Dream is pretty damn creepy. The song will be released on the soundtrack to Maleficent but you can download the song right now for FREE HERE for a limited time only. This is the stuff nightmares are made of, please enjoy accordingly.

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First Listen: Jennifer Lopez Releases A New Song Titled ‘Girls’

More Urban
"At the end of the night, Girls just want to have fun"

Late last month we learned that Jennifer Lopez made her way to her hometown neighborhood in the Bronx, NY to film a music video for a new song titled Same Girl, which will be featured on her as-yet untitled new album due out later this year. While we wait for the release of Same Girl, we get to feast our ears on another new J. Lo track titled Girls that has made its way to the Internets. Girls was produced by DJ Mustard and as you can hear, it sounds a lot more R&B funky than her more recent high energy EDM song releases. As you may know, it’s believed that Lopez‘s new album will sound more like her earlier albums with that urban sound that made her a huge popstar in the early 00s. Take a listen to Girls above and see what you think. While I am more fond of upbeat songs, I am really excited that J. Lo is going back to her R&B/pop roots for her new album.

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Listen: Lorde’s Younger Sister India Yelich-O’Connor Makes Her Singing Debut

A Little Star is Born?

Now that Lorde has made a splash on the music scene and is set to take over the world, we learn today that her little sister India is also revealing herself as a singer as well. India posted a link to her cover of the A Great Big World song Say Something on her official Twitter profile and as you can hear below, little sis has got some pretty great singing chops herself. Altho the song appears to be a home recording, you can clearly hear her talent shine thru. Have a listen below and see what you think of India‘s singing “debut”. More »

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