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Your week in music: SNL alums join Mumford and Sons, banjo smash for fun, profit

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Mumford and Sons allowed a quartet of comedians to portray them in their latest video, 'Hopeless Wanderer.' (Source: Annurca/Flickr) Mumford and Sons allowed a quartet of comedians to portray them in their latest video, 'Hopeless Wanderer.' (Source: Annurca/Flickr)

(RNN) - A field + a band + some instruments = the makings of a very cliche music video.

Or, in the case of Mumford and Sons, the making of a very funny parody ... and the joke's on them.

SNL alums Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte, along with actors Ed Helms and Jason Bateman channel their inner suspender wearing, banjo-shredding, fake bearded selves, spoofing the folk musicians in the band's new video Hopeless Wanderer.

Spoiler alert: Banjo smashing and what can only be described as a barber shop quartet gone wrong - or hilariously right - ahead. Proceed with caution.

Chris Brown goes to jail for 42 minutes; announces next album will be his last

Chris Brown turned himself in to police Monday in connection with his hit-and-run case earlier this year, and then spent a whole 42 minutes in jail, according to MTV.

Apparently, during those 42 minutes, Brown did a lot of thinking, because Tuesday he took to Twitter to announce that he's tired of being famous for "a mistake he made when he was 18" and that his next album, X, will "probably" be his last.

"Don't worry mainstream America. After this X album it'll probably be my last album," Brown tweeted. Then he followed up by saying, "Being famous is amazing when it's for ur music and talent. I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I'm cool & over it!"

We are guessing the "mistake I made when I was 18" is referring to his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

He may not quite be done with prison though.

Last month, a judge revoked his probation from his 2009 assault in connection with the hit-and-run. He's free for now but has an Aug. 19 hearing on the probation. He could face up to four years in prison.

Brown's sixth album, X, is out Aug. 20.

Punk-coustic 

Remember the summer of 2004 when young love was in the air and you spent your time sleeping in all day, staying up all night?

The punk pop beach jam of the summer of 2004, Ocean Avenue, is back for your reminiscing pleasure.

Yellowcard is streaming their upcoming Ocean Avenue Acoustic album a week ahead of its official release.

And it's just as promised - acoustic versions of the entire album, to be followed by an all-acoustic tour.

Introducing Daniel Waples

Daniel Waples is a street musician from England. We know not what the strange musical spaceship he plays is ... only that it is the sound of waterfalls and fields of blowing flowers and serenity in a metallic bowl-shaped object.

Seriously, this is day-at-the-spa type stuff.

Listen. Breathe in. Breathe out. Enjoy.

Serenity now!

Lady Gaga song leaked

Lady Gaga's most recent "rah-rah-ah-ah-ah" song has been leaked. However, it's in a seemingly unfinished demo version and Gaga isn't too happy about it.

She reached out to fans on her fan site Little Monsters and asked them to take down as many of the leaked versions as they could find.

When a fan posted the question of whether the song is called Burqa or Aura, Gaga aka "Mother Monster" on the fan site replied, "Please take these down as much as possible thank you!"

The song, called either Burqa or Aura, has a familiar Gaga sound. In the very beginning Gaga laughs and then sings, "Aura-a-a-a (x6)", similar to Bad Romance.

Fans are expecting the finished version of the track to be on Gaga's upcoming album ARTPOP when it's released Nov. 11.

YWIM does not agree with stealing, so we won't post the link to the song, but trust you are all internet savvy and won't have trouble finding it.

2014 Lollapalooza dates announced

If you couldn't make it to Lollapalooza this year, organizers are giving you plenty of time to plan for next year.

Less than 48 hours after the 2013 festival wrapped up, organizers went ahead and announced the 2014 festival will take place at Chicago's Grant Park from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3.

No other details are available, so for now, we can just bask in the awesomeness that was Lollapalooza 2013. Highlight videos are available on Lollapalooza's YouTube channel and the full Nine Inch Nails performance - their first American performance since 2009 - is available here.

New Releases

The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars - Aug. 6

Tye Tribbett: Greater Than - Aug. 6

Buddy Guy: Rhythm and Blues - July 30

Backstreet Boys: In a World Like This - July 30

Michael Franti & Spearhead: All People - July 30

Upcoming

Tricia: Radiate - Aug. 13

Luke Bryan: Crash My Party - Aug. 13

John Mayer: Paradise Valley - Aug. 20

Jimmy Buffet: Songs from St. Somewhere - Aug. 20

Stellar Kart: All In - Aug. 27

And finally ...

Accuse Cookie Monster of being a cookie-mangling glutton or a little loose on his grammar. But don't accuse him of not being with the times.

Cookie has released his own cover of Icona Pop's I Love It.

And it appears he is watching his weight this summer. The song Me Want It (But Me Wait) chronicles his love for sweet and gooey chocolate chip cookies and his begrudging attempt at self-control.

We raise a glass of milk in your honor, Cookie.

What we're listening to

Shred Kelly - The Bear

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