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.

  • 5

    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]

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  • 4

    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]

    Philip Cosores
  • 3

    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]

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  • 2

    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]

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  • 1

    Conor Oberst Auditioned for 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Coen Brothers ultimately tapped actor Oscar Isaac for title role