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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst Auditioned for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ + More

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Rock ‘n’ roll, like politics, is now subject to the dreaded 24-hour news cycle. As a result, it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of the day’s myriad music tidbits. But fear not: In order to keep you connected to the music that matters most, we’ve collected today’s top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

Alex Turner
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Arctic Monkeys Want to Tour With Hairdresser

Singer Alex Turner will also take a jet, but first things first



Hey, that sweet-ass pompadour ain’t gonna trim itself! [NME]


Philip Cosores
Philip Cosores


SBTRKT Shares Jessi Ware Collabo

The U.K. producer unveiled the song on New Year’s Eve



Recorded two years ago, ‘r u n a w a y’ also features Sampha and Tic. It’s just a snippet, but this is the best 1:15 you’ll spend all day, guaranteed. [Stereogum]


Mark Foster
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Foster the People Tease Sophomore Effort

‘Pumped Up Kicks’ hitmakers unveil teaser video



Even in 45 seconds, it’s clear these dudes are gunning for the arenas and still packing plenty of electro-pop firepower. [Consequence of Sound]


Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images


Bruce Springsteen Premiering New Music on CBS

The Boss will stream his new album on network website on Sunday, Jan. 5



Bruce is also debuting three ‘High Hopes’ cuts on the Jan. 12 episode of ‘The Good Wife.’ Your parents are psyched! [Rolling Stone]


Conor Oberst
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Conor Oberst Auditioned for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Coen Brothers ultimately tapped actor Oscar Isaac for title role


You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and shit if you wanna hear some realness.”
“Thank god for everyone that I didn’t get it,” the indie heartthrob tells Isaac in an Interview magazine piece. [Contact Music]

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