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Plain White T's Release Video, "American Nights" 

One way to really cut the production cost of a video shoot is to get underage actors to play young versions of band members and film on location at an elementary school. Craft services? We're talking juice boxes and string cheese. And forget about organized labor; just break for "recess" from time

Wolf Alice Reveal Video for Single, "Freazy" 

Calling all '90s kids: The new trippy-go-lucky video from London alt rockers Wolf Alice will make you long for your old Doc Martens and faded band tees. Just check out "Freazy"'s hyper coloring, the same palette often used in vids back in the day, or its dreamy synths, recalling the likes of

Free Download – Foo Fighters – 'Saint Cecilia' EP 

Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters have a new, free offering for fans, the Saint Cecilia EP, an album featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ben Kweller, and Gary Clark, Jr., and named for the Austin hotel (in turn named for the patron saint of music) where it was recorded during the Austin City

Tinariwen Releases Live Album, 'Live From Paris' 

A little less than a year ago, Grammy Award-winning Tuareg group Tinariwen recorded its first live album in Paris, a release that arrives today. The performance united the band with "the world's most respected tindé musician Lalla Badi," a woman who mentored many Tuareg musicians in Mali, and helped

Nick Carter to Release Solo Album, 'All American' 

Now that he's wrapping up a competitive run on Dancing with the Stars, Nick Carter is ready to return to his real love: music and family, though not necessarily in that order. In September, the beloved Backstreet Boy released the first single from his third studio album, All American, a tender track