The Mumford & Sons hiatus appears to be over. The band posted a short video on Twitter, teasing some sort of “big news” that will drop on Monday. In addition to ending a lengthy break, the short clip was notable for another reason: It appears the famously-folk outfit has ditched their acoustic guitars and banjos, and have gone electric ... Discuss

The xylophone is not necessarily considered one of the emblematic elements of rock and roll, but don't tell that to the denizens of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. They have come here for one purpose, and that purpose is to blow your mind to the stratosphere with the awesome power of their xylophone-fueled rock and roll. Just listen, if you dare, to their sanity-defying cover of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir," "The Ocean" and "Immigrant Song." And lest you doubt that these children of rock be worthy to ascend the mount of Led Zep's face melting riffs, know that Jimmy Page himself shared the video on his Facebook page, saying "Too good not to share. Have a rocking weekend!" Have a rocking weekend indeed, if your brain can even recover from this much rock in one YouTube video. For those about to xylophone, we salute you ... Discuss

The gentlemen of Fun. appear to be exploring their options, what with Jack Antonoff's Bleachers and now, this solo project from lead Fun. man Nate Ruess. This is the first single and music video from his upcoming debut album. It's called "Nothing Without Love" and it features Ruess alternatively drowning and doing a Freddy Mercury impersonation outside an office building. He is joined for both activities by a Forever21 model, who is more subdued about the big, bombastic, very Fun-sounding track than Ruess himself is, but if you're a fan of Fun., you'll be a fan of this song ... Discuss

On the heels of first single "Black Sun," Death Cab for Cutie have released the second song off their upcoming Kintsugi (i.e. the album most likely to be called "the new Death Cab album" instead of its actual title.) This one's called "No Room In Frame," and it's a little closer to the classic Death Cab sound than the proggy, somewhat shapeless "Black Sun." Check it out here, and pick up the new Death Cab album (see?) on March 30 ... Discuss

This isn't the first time Johansson dipped her toe into the music world (she recorded a pretty passable collection of Tom Waits covers in 2008) but it's probably the most surprising. Meet The Singles, an all-girl band comprised of Johansson, Este Haim (the eldest Haim sister), Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan. Their first single is called "Candy" (it's produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek) and it's a flashy bit of '60s-inspired sugar pop, funneled through Madonna. "The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls," Johansson said in a press release. "I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go's. I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke." See how well the joke holds up over at Rolling Stone ... Discuss

In case you didn't know, Sleater-Kinney's big reunion album, No Cities to Love, is one of 2015's best so far. And now we've got a music video for one of its strongest songs, "A New Wave." For the video, S-K enlisted the animation team behind Bob's Burgers to give the Belcher kids the full-on riot grrrl makeover. Great song. Great video. Great concept. And if you like this, don't miss their tour ... Discuss