Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis are Mumford & Sons in new video

Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis are Mumford & Sons in new video

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Two 'Horrible Bosses' leads reunite for hilarious clip for 'Hopeless Wanderer'

Band wanders down a dusty road. Band in a barn. Band in a boat. Band under old-timey lightbulbs. Band in matching outfits. Band metaphorically making out with itself. Band making out with itself.

With exception to the latter, the new music video for Mumford & Sons' "Hopeless Wanderer" makes fun of the folksy tropes of roots rock bands with the help of Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte starring as Mumford & Sons themselves.

What starts out as a normal, sun-spattered trip into a grassy field turns into literal chaos as two "Horrible Bosses" leads, Helms and Sudeikis' "Saturday Night Live" cohort Forte bang out comedy gold. Homoeroticism, unbearable melancholy, banjo solos, The Who-inspired breakage, dripping instruments, vaudeville and a singularly spectacular beard combine for this effective interpretation of the "Babel" track.

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Watch: Kanye West remixes 'The Canyons' trailer with new music

Watch: Kanye West remixes 'The Canyons' trailer with new music

Also, Yeezy makes a surprise concert cameo that is off the hook: 'New Slaves'

There may be a few things that have blighted the release of director Paul Schrader's "The Canyons," including the trailer. Or maybe that's what Kanye West thought, so he and his arts company DONDA made a "Canyons" trailer remix, which includes new music from the hitmaker.

"The Canyons," starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen, was penned by West's pal Bret Easton Ellis; the "American Psycho" writer helped put together West's "American Psycho" parody promo video for his latest album "Yeezus." So this West "remix" essentially brought collaborators back together.

"The Canyons" hits theaters and iTunes VOD today. Check it out:

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<p>Drake single art: Still at Degrassi High?</p>

Drake single art: Still at Degrassi High?

10 best and worst lines from Drake's new 'All Me' feat. Big Sean and 2 Chainz

Is the Aziz Ansari bit right on?

Drake posted another new song to his OVO website overnight, and despite its title "All Me," he gets a big bump from its guests: Big Sean, 2 Chainz and a bit from Aziz Ansari.

The latter appears only in a sampled quote from the comedian's "Funny People," as rap-inspired Randy, the stand-up with a DJ. "These bitches gotta start paying me for this, can't get no more free Randy," is the line. It's something simultaneously so quotable and yet obviously satire.

There's an element to Drake (and, at times, his cohorts) that toys with the absurdity, of the Lifestyle, the brags, the bravado and, of course, the money. Drake's last album "Take Care" cast Good Drake and Bad Drake together, often in the same verse, and like an alter-ego gabbing all over his most vulnerable self. Or is it vice-versa?

On "All Me" -- which moves smoothly over church bells, clanks, a music box, video game bomb noises, the constant brrr of bass and a dark, dirging voice --  there's a continuation of Drake at his most divisive, and correspondingly, his most absurd. Big Sean and 2 Chainz follow suit. The result are some good, bad and funny lines, check them out below.

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<p>Explosions in the Sky with David Wingo</p>

Explosions in the Sky with David Wingo

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Explosions In The Sky and David Wingo composing score for Al Pacino-starring 'Manglehorn'

Musicians gather together for another David Gordon Green flick -- after that Nine Inch Nails tour

AUSTIN - The soundtrack for director David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche" will be dropping only next week, but the film's score composers David Wingo and Explosions In The Sky are already eying another project together -- this one starring Al Pacino.

With a script by Paul Logan from a story by Logan and Green, "Manglehorn," will begin shooting this fall with Pacino as its title character, A.J. Manglehorn, "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life." In an interview with HitFix, Wingo and Explosions drummer Chris Hrasky said they'd reunite for recording and composing starting in late 2013.

"We'll spend the end of the year diving into that," Hrasky said.

That doesn't mean that Explosions In The Sky and film composer Wingo (who also releases albums under the name Ola Podrida) won't be brainstorming before then. Wingo will be playing some guitar, bass and samplers with Explosions while they go on tour this fall; at first they'll be headlining in August, but then they'll be hitting arenas as one of the opening bands on Nine Inch Nails' much-anticipated comeback tour in support of "Hesitation Marks."

Wingo and "The Sitter" co-composer Jeff McIlwain have completed their score for David Gordon Green's next film "Joe" (starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan); that Texas-based movie will be out soon on the festival circuit. Wingo said that Green's work on a "Suspiria" remake is "still on hold."

"Prince Avalanche" with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch goes wide to theaters on Aug. 9, while its soundtrack hits shelves on Aug. 6 via Temporary Residence. You can hear the "Prince Avalanche" soundtrack in its entirety here.

Hrasky said that Explosions In The Sky will concentrate on a follow-up album to their 2011 set "Take Care, Take Care, Take Care" in 2014.

Stay tuned for a complete interview with Wingo and Hrasky, about Nine Inch Nails, instrumental music, "Prince Avalanche," Ola Podrida and rebirth.

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<p>Maggie Carey</p>

Maggie Carey

Watch: Director Maggie Carey talks 'To Do List,' John Hughes and the female orgasm

'Maggie, are you ever gonna make a movie we want to see?'

SAN DIEGO - "'Maggie, are you ever gonna make a movie we want to see?'"

"The To Do List" director Maggie Carey was talking about her parents, and their reaction to her describing her new film.

"And I said 'Probably not.' They wish I made a Ken Burns style documentary.'"

Carey used the term "earnest" over and over again as we discussed her very funny new film, which stars Aubrey Plaza as overachieving teenaged girl Brandy who is curious about sex. Like all other things in her life, everything's a goal to cross off of a literal list, even the vaunted "first time" of getting lucky.

"[Firsts] are always so awkward as a teenager, and there's an inherent humor about that," Carey said. "That's what's fun about the point of view on the film, is that you don't normally see an overachieving girl like this trying to tackle something that should be more... organic."

And precisely because the POV is female is also what makes "To Do" worth doing. Viewers are used to watching total squares trying to have their first sexual experience, but they're typically male. We've also got the backdrop of John Hughes' coming-of-agers like "16 Candles," which Carey loves. Her 1993-set "frank, honest" film doesn't look, sound or feel like those, because frankly and honestly, blowjobs, handjobs, masturbation, premature ejaculation, anal sex, car sex and the female orgasm are literally the touchstones of Brandy's own "coming of age" (no pun intended).

What age Brandy is arriving at is central to its plot. Her transition from high school to college is about experience, but also about the journey from getting laid to getting properly laid. It's not a perspective Carey sees much in movies today in part because it takes an amount of maturity and a lifting of male-female "double standards" to tell the story.

"[Brandy] is also 18," Carey said, noting that her heroine knows about condoms and birth control. "She's always in control, she's never taken advantage of."

Check out the rest of our interview, on hip-hop, college radio and pop in the era; Andy Samberg's grunge guy and her low, low budget; how sexual "firsts" are like war stories; ironing Grateful Dead t-shirts; her crush on Eddie Vedder; and how Aubrey Plaza's character is about to get awesome.

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<p>TV&nbsp;On The Radio</p>

TV On The Radio

NOT a Kanye cover: TV On The Radio release new song 'Mercy'

Lost and lethal or just dead fast?

TV On The Radio haven't announced a new album, but they have offered up a new song: "Mercy" arrived today. And, no, it's not a Kanye West cover.

The fast track has the band at a snap-hip pace, with the lyrics intimating some forthcoming, soul-challenging forces.

Kyp Malone told HuffPost that it's one of two new songs on the way from the band, the other being a tune called "Million Miles."

“Couldn't be more excited to be getting back into it, all together," band member Kyp Malone tells HuffPost. "The new songs 'Mercy' and 'Million Miles' came to fruition with such ease that it felt like an invitation to get back to this good work.”

This marks the band's first outing under Dave Sitek's Federal Prism label. Their last album was 2011's "Nine Types of Light," which made it to No. 12 on the Billboard 200.

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Watch Justin Timberlake's 'Take Back The Night' music video

Watch Justin Timberlake's 'Take Back The Night' music video

Michael Jackson, Chinatown and stepping back from nudey ladies

Justin Timberlake's "Take Back the Night" music has the singer keeping to his black and whites but also copping a little MJ for your pleasure -- remember his "Black or White" video? How he took to dancing in the streets all over the world? Well, Timberlake only tries world domination in Chinatown -- and only in order to get bizzay -- but some themes are still there...

The white tennies I'm feeling. The black bib shirt I am not feeling. Ugly concert footage intersperses the night footage of romping through the nabe. And there are very few Chinese people living in New York's Chinatown, apparently. I'm learning a lot.

Still, it's good-natured enough, a far cry from his NSFW "Tunnel Vision" booby-ladies-dancing video and a casual evening (positively slumming) after the dressing-up for "Suit & Tie."

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Watch Avicii's fashionable 'Wake Me Up' music video

Watch Avicii's fashionable 'Wake Me Up' music video

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Get out of your po-dunk town, ye young and beautiful

Avicii's "Wake Me Up" music video has some advice for you: If you ever get the feeling you're too young and beautiful for your tiny, inbred, podunk town, then find your way to the closest metro and dance your ass off to Avicii.

The clip was shot as part of a fashion campaign (which rhymes with Lalph Rauren) and features several nonsensically beautiful models. A woman and a child are stared down by the townspeople as they strut through town.

"They don't like us... why?" the child asks the "mother."

Because you are traditionally pretty, immaculately conceived and wearing a belt, and that ish is just mind-blowing.

Conform and get a tattoo and turn up "Wake Me Up," featuring the talented Aloe Blacc.

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<p>Trent Reznor</p>

Trent Reznor

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10 things we learned from Trent Reznor's Times interview on Nine Inch Nails

What did Talking Heads inspire, what will the tour look like and what are his kids' names?

Trent Reznor sounds very Trent Reznor in the latest profile of him and his band Nine Inch Nails. The New York Times features some in-depth talk about the group's festival outing, their tour plans, their recording process for "Hesitation Marks" and some personal details on 48-year-old Reznor's mid-life.

Here are 10 things that stood out to us in the reading of the article, penned by the excellent Jon Pareles. Follow me down the spiral...

1. For the band's 14 festival dates (including Made In America, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands), there will be "a few new songs" from "Hesitation Marks" to be previewed before that album's Sept. 3 drop date.

2. "Hesitation Marks" is described as "electronic," veering toward "pointillistic," revealing "its anxieties and longings more subtly than much of the Nine Inch Nails catalog."

3. This upcoming festival run features a full choreography of lights and videos screens, to be pushed around the stage by NIN's crew. And they plan an "entirely different production" for the group's late 2013/early 2014 arena tour.

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Jim James, Jeff Tweedy, Bob Dylan combine for 'The Weight' live: Watch

Jim James, Jeff Tweedy, Bob Dylan combine for 'The Weight' live: Watch

Let nostalgia wash over you

With My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Bob Dylan touring together -- under the name AmericanaramA Festival, no less -- you didn't think they WOULDN'T cover The Band's "The Weight" together, did you?

Now there's video and audio proof: listen to Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Jim James of MMJ and Dylan all take their turns on putting the load right on themselves. I'm sure Levon Helm is somewhere, nodding, like "Of course."

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