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Jessie Ware Thinks Charlie From Girls Is A Hunk

Jessie Ware loves Girls. Not girls (get your mind out of the gutter), but HBO’s Girls. It’s one of her latest obsessions. Her love runs so deep with the generation Y version of Sex and the City she has a request: All she wants is for just one cast member to show up to one of her stateside shows. Read more…

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Santigold Brings Her “Girls” Out For Lena Dunham’s Show As Music Moves To The Forefront in Season Two

After a brief vacation from think pieces and heated debates around the Internet, Girls is the topic of conversation once again, following its season premiere and big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. To further celebrate–or cue your long winters nap, depending on your opinion of the show–comes the official soundtrack (Girls  Soundtrack, Volume 1) consisting of a diverse collection of contemporary acts (fun., Santigold) occasionally singing old tunes (Tegan and Sara cover the Stones!) that are close to the show’s heart. Lena Dunham‘s Robyn-assisted acceptance speech has already boosted the Swede’s sales numbers this week and music will play even more of a role as Season Two unfolds, particularly when Hannah tries cocaine for the first time to the sounds of Icona Pop. We love it! Er, not the white stuff, of course. Drugs are bad, kids.

The arrival of Santigold’s aptly-titled video from the soundtrack, set in the Girls‘ backyard gives us even more reason to talk about just how she and Dunham are portraying New York City, millennial culture and fellow loosely-tied down young women who also happen to be nursing ex-boyfriends back to health. Sorry, haters. But between the increasingly direct (and steamy) approach to both sex and its critics AND a Tuner-approved playlist, you might want to throw up a white flag and jump aboard. We’ve come so far from the sounds of Charlie and Ray’s underwhelming live shows in sweaty basements!

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FIRST LISTEN: Fun.’s “Sight Of The Sun” From Girls Soundtrack

Wasn’t it inevitable that Fun. would eventually make a song for HBO’s Girls considering Lena Dunham (Girls) and Jack Antonoff (Fun.’s guitarist) are dating? Right in time for the second season of the love-to-be-hated show, the indie-rock trio released “Sight of the Sun,” originally slated for their successful Some Nights LP. It’s The orchestra sound of the strings, violin and keys that make it a record befitting of the group’s signature sound also found in songs like “We Are Young.” Read more…