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Listen: Noosa – “Walk On By (Sound Remedy Remix)”

Sound Remedy is an electronic producer from Los Angeles, California, who just started producing music 2 years ago. Since then, he’s put together great remixes for Neil Young, Band of Horses, and Nirvana. A couple of days ago, Sound Remedy released a new track remixing Noosa, a rather unknown (but brilliant!) singer who sounds a bit like Lana Del Rey. Sound Remedy’s production builds up to a sudden drop, which you can listen to below. Sound Remedy releases all of his tracks for free on Soundcloud.

Listen: A$AP Rocky – “Ridin’ (feat. Lana Del Rey)”

By now, you’ve probably seen the short film for Lana Del Rey‘s “National Anthem”. Apparently that wasn’t enough for A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey, who teamed up once again for the second single off Rocky’s forthcoming LongLiveA$AP LP. “Ridin'” was originally supposed to appear on April’s Follow The Leaders mixtape from The KickDrums, but Rocky liked it so much he wanted to save it for his album.

Lana, who has always described herself as a huge fan of hip-hop, trades verses with Rocky on the new cut, which is literally a tribute to the indie songstress and the Harlem rapper’s apparently budding romance. Rocky repeatedly mentions, “Long hair, Lana, that’s my b**ch. You can tell by the swagger in her lips.” Cute.

MP3: ASAP Rocky – “Ridin’ (feat. Lana Del Rey)”

Video: Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”

One of this year’s most anticipated short films (I say one because I’m hoping that Kanye‘s 7-screen short film for Cruel Summer will somehow leave Cannes and see a public release) was just released onto the internet. Directed by Anthony Mandler, the video for Lana Del Rey‘s “National Anthem” clocks in at just under 8 minutes and features the singer masquerading as both Marilyn Manson and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Playing the part of JFK? None other than Harlem upstart A$AP Rocky, who does his best impression of the charismatic President, complete with suits, snapbacks, blunts, and more. It’s all rather surreal and, well, it has to be seen to be believed. It’s also probably going to spark quite a bit of controversy… but that’s another topic entirely.

Watch the full video below.

Download: Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape 2

Following up last year’s fantastic Instrumental Mixtape, hip hop producer Clams Casino has tweeted a link to download a brand new mixtape containing fourteen beats he’s made the past year. On the mixtape is some of his awe-inspiring production for the likes of The WeekndLil B, and A$AP Rocky and his remixes of Washed Out and Lana Del Rey. Download the tape here, or listen to some of the tracks below.

MP3: Clams Casino – I’m God [Lil B]

MP3: Clams Casino – Palace [A$AP Rocky]

Lana Del Rey & Azealia Banks Team Up

Smims&Belle is the name of the new DJ side project of Mark Foster and Isom Innis (of Foster the People). Their first project comes in the form of a Lana Del Rey remix, with the two remixing “Blue Jeans” and enlisting the help of Azealia Banks for a new guest verse. Below, you can listen to the full extended remix. Foster and Innis have also uploaded the “original” version of their remix as well, which you can peep here.

Lana Del Rey to Re-Release ‘Lizzy Grant’ Album

Controversial songstress Lana Del Rey‘s new album Born to Die hasn’t even hit stores yet and she’s already looking forward a new-ish release. In an interview with BBC, Lana states that she purchased the rights to her 2010 debut album, Lizzy Grant aka Lana Del Rey, with plans to re-release the record “maybe in late summer.”

That album, released under the singer’s real name, appeared online for about two months in 2010 before being pulled off. As Lana Del Rey has gained popularity and hype recently, many have begun to question the backstory behind this mysterious first record. She explained to BBC, “I had signed to an independent label but they couldn’t fund the release of it. People act like it’s so shrouded in mystery, the ‘forgotten terrible album.’ But if you look on YouTube, all 13 tracks are available with millions of views, so it’s not like no-one’s heard them. We were all proud of it. It’s pretty good.”

This goes against David Kahn’s, the album’s producer, earlier claims that the album was pulled in order to “to stifle future opportunities to distribute it,” end traces of her career as Lizzy Grant, and reinvent herself as Lana Del Rey, according to Billboard.

We’ll never really know what Lana’s team intended to do, but for now at least, we now they aren’t hiding anything by rerelasing the lost record back to retailers. Lizzy Grant’s first record as Lana Del Rey will be released on January 31 via Interscope Records.

Listen: Lana Del Rey – “Born to Die (Clams Casino Remix)”

Hot off her recent SNL performance (which, Mr. Brian Williams calls “one of the worst outings in SNL history”), New York singer songwriter Lana Del Rey has released a remix to her song “Born to Die” by up and coming producer Clams Casino, who has built a name for himself by working with other rising hip hop artists like A$AP Rocky and the always based Lil B. The remix will be part of a remix EP that will also features work from Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn.

Lana Del Rey’s debut album, which is also titled Born to Die, is set to be released January 30th in the UK and January 31st in the US.

Listen: Lana Del Rey – “Born 2 Die”

It seems like whenever you log onto the Internet nowadays, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll see New York City songwriter Lana Del Rey‘s name mentioned somewhere. Today was certainly no exception as just moments ago, BBC Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton premiered Lana’s newest single “Born 2 Die” from the upcoming debut album of the same name, which you can already check out below. The song has a somber tone, but according to Lana Del Rey herself, the song is a “homage to true love and a tribute to living life on the wild side.” I guess it’s for you to decide.

Lana Del Rey’s debut full-length Born 2 Die is expected to be released on January 30, 2012 via Interscope Records. This new single will reportedly be available a week earlier on January 23rd.

Lana Del Rey Signs with Interscope Records

Riding the massive wave of blog popularity surrounding her extremely-catchy “Video Games”, New York singer Lana Del Rey has announced a deal with Interscope Records. According to this week’s issue of Billboard, her debut album will be released sometime in early 2012.

Lana also revealed via Facebook that her next single will be titled “Born 2 Die”. She posted: “Shooting video for my next single Born 2 Die in a castle in France with Woodkid. I absolutely know that you will adore it. Am thinking of You. XXX LDR X.”

Bon Iver Wins Q Award, Discusses Future Collaborations

Q Magazine dished out honors yesterday for its Q Awards, in which Bon Iver received a well-deserved award for “Best New Album”. After receiving the award, Vernon discussed his recent collaborations with Kanye West and James Blake, stating that they were “awesome” and hinting that there was more to come. On his recent collaboration with Blake, Vernon stated that the two were “mutual fans”, that “it became pretty obvious” that the two should work together, and that the two would be doing “a lot in the future”. Check out Darcy’s review of the new Bon Iver album right here and click read more to check out the short interview with Q Magazine. You can also watch Bon Iver perform on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland (via P4K).

Other award winners include Coldplay with “Best Act in the World Today”, WU LYF with “Best New Act”, Lana Del Rey with “Next Big Thing”, and Snow Patrol with a peculiar “Best Classic Song” award.