Published Dec 19, 2011The year may be winding down, but that doesn't mean there is any shortage of new music and videos to entertain you throughout the holiday season. Head over to Click Hear to check out the best new material from this week.
First up, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and Yeah Yeah Yeahs leading lady Karen O have teamed up for a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song." The track appears on the soundtrack for the new version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and the accompanying video comes courtesy of the film's director David Fincher.
Everyone's favourite (or least favourite) glittery dirtbag Ke$ha delivered a new star-studded remix of "Sleazy," featuring verses from Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T.I. and Andre 3000. Check out the reworked "Sleazy 2.0 Remix."
Hailing from Montreal, the Barr Brothers are the latest to offer up a yuletide recording this year with "Dear Mrs. Claus." The soulful Christmas tune is sure to brighten up the hectic holiday season.
Alt-country hero Ryan Adams rolled through Toronto for a show at the Winter Garden Theatre last week and stopped by CBC radio program Q before leaving town to record a gorgeously subdued cover of Ratt's "Round and Round."
Elsewhere, internet sensation Lana Del Rey released the new video for "Born to Die," further heightening the anticipation for her debut album of the same name.
And finally, Ontario indie popsters the Elwins will be releasing a collaborative album before their debut LP drops in February. Entitled The Elwins & Friends Volume One, the six-song EP will be available as a pay-what-you-can purchase on December 25, but can be streamed for free now at Exclaim.ca.
For all these highlights and many more, head over to Exclaim!'s Click Hear section this week.