iTunes is currently streaming 30 second clips from 'The Resistance', the highly anticipated new album from Muse.

The clips are exclusive to iTunes, and include the lead single from the Devon rockers, 'The Uprising', which is due for release on September 4th. Due for release 11th September 2009, ‘The Resistance’ was recorded in Northern Italy over the course of the last year and was produced by the band themselves, and mixed by Mark 'Spike' Stent.

Frontman Matt Bellamy told Mojo magazine recently, "There are some tracks that really take an influence from contemporary R&B, particularly [the producer] Timbaland – heavy beats, syncopation, very melodic, rhythmic vocals. Dom [Howard – drummer] has done all the drum programming. By the end the album’s almost purely classical in style. It’s not orchestration you’d normally expect from a rock band and we’ve done all the arranging and scoring. We’ve just been in Milan doing the orchestral recording with about 40 musicians – great players and really up for experimentation."

Click here to listen to sample's from Muse's forthcoming fifth album, 'The Resistance'. You must have iTunes to listen