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Wait No Longer, Fiona Apple’s Idler Wheel… Is Now Streaming

Remember, first, back to when it seemed like this might never happen. To a time when label drama had her left in limbo, and delays felt so endless that she told an audience that, “I can’t remember [how to play] any of my new songs because they’ve been done for a f***ing year.” Know that when she brought the album to her label, she told them that it was finished, that it had to be, even if it lacked a proper single. And that lengthy title? It’s just, as she says, “what the title’s supposed to be.” Then, take haste! Because Fiona Apple‘s much anticipated The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is now streaming, via NPR, two weeks ahead of its June 19th release date.

And in the same swoop, we get a video for the album’s first single “Every Single Night,” by director Joseph Cahill. “Every single night I endure the flight,” she sings, inviting us into the surreal, zoological worlds of her dreams. There are hula-skirts and cuddling skeletons, squids and snails. Lots of snails. “I used to love to put snails on my arm,” she told Pitchfork. “I really like snails a lot.”

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Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Perform An Acoustic “Lego House”

Country cutie Taylor Swift and You Oughta Know artist Ed Sheeran have been logging lots of studio hours together, working hard — mostly! — on the follow-up to Swift’s Speak Now. Last night, the two took a break from whatever they’ve got cooking there to record this acoustic duet of Sheeran’s hit, “Lego House.” And it’s pretty much the sweetest thing you will see today.

Posted to Twitter late last night by Swift, the Viddy finds the two in her kitchen, on the floor in front of the stove, where Sheeran strums an acoustic version of his hit, “Lego House,” while Swift harmonizes. We’ll have to wait to hear what more they’ve got in the works, but, for now, this glimpse shows a promising chemistry between the two.

And as for Sheeran, he will be on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live tomorrow to celebrate the stateside release of his debut album, +.
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Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Perform An Acoustic “Lego House” [Idolator]

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Will Smith Teams Up With His Old Buddy DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lays Down New Vocals For “Summertime Remix”

Looks like Will Smith is back to making moves on the mic. Ahead of Men In Black III‘s release, Will Smith gamely rapped the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song along with an eager Graham Norton Show audience, and then he flexed a freestyle on 106 & Park. And you know what? He sounded pretty great! However, he explained that “There are too many people in my house making music right now,” dashing our hopes of a real return to rap.

And so The Fresh Prince returns instead with a remix of his still classic “Summertime.” The song leads the third installment of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie‘s Summertime mixtape series.

“A groove slightly transformed,” he rhymes over a drawn-out rework of the famous Kool & the Gang sampling-beat. Sounding his 43-years-old, he goes on to suggests that it might be “a little something to break the monotony of all that hard-core dance that’s gotten to be a bit out of control.” Funny how a line that’s over twenty years old can still resonate so strongly in present-day 2012. Read more…