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

Scottish synthpop maestros Chvrches have gotten a reputation for being as adept at covering other people's songs as they are at crafting their own dreamy earworms. Earlier this week, they stopped by the BBC Lounge to deliver their take on Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River." It doesn't quite have JT's scorned lover sneer, but Lauren Mayberry does an admirable job conveying the song's heartbreak. Listen below ... Discuss

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