A single for Taylor Swift's upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.

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Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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Will Oldham may guest in this new song from rustic songwriter Doug Paisley, but the star of "Until I Find You" is visual artist Heather Goodchild.

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This week on All Songs Considered: the reunion of a band very dear to our hearts, The Flaming Lips cover Sgt. Pepper's and selections from NPR Music's showcase during the CMJ music festival.

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The D.C. instrumental rock band's hefty track sends vibrations through the chest. Black Clouds' melodies are tastefully driven through what's surely a spaceship-console-worthy rack of effects pedals.

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