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Album Drop: This Week’s Albums, From The Fiery Furnaces to Mark McGrath

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. Forget Jordin Sparks and Demi Lovato’s new top 40 hits. This week is all about indie awesomeness, thanks to Magnolia Electric Co., The Fiery Furnaces, and Portugal the Man. Oh, yeah, and Sugar Ray, aka Mark McGrath, is trying to make a comeback. “When it’s over, that’s the time I fall in love, again.” Is that line still working on the ladies? Find out after the jump! Keep reading »

Album Drop: New Music From Twista, Discovery, Sean Kingston and The Dead Weather

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. In this week’s big records, Jack White reigns with The Dead Weather’s debut record, we make a Discovery with Vampire Weekend/Ra Ra Riot’s side project, Twista rips through more hits, and Sean Kingston has a shorty Fire Burning on the dance floor. Keep reading »

Meet Kim Petras, The First Transgender Pop Singer

Kim Petras, a German teen whose name used to be Tim, says she always knew she was meant to be a girl. Her parents let her undergo genital reassignment surgery last year after she turned 16. Now she’s completely focused on her musical career, which might not last long if her song “Die for You” is any indication because it’s totes crappy. Hopefully, all this coverage she’s getting for being transgendered will get the attention of a top music producer who can help her develop a more unique and interesting sound. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

New Bat for Lashes Video: Daniel

A new video arrives from Bat for Lashes: “Daniel.” Directed by Johan Renck, who’s directed videos for Madonna and Kylie Minogue, it’s sort of in the same surreal vein as “What’s a Girl to Do?” A little bit Stevie Nicks, a little bit Bjork, the melancholy music vid stars Natasha Khan in tear-streaked makeup getting molested by a pack of black-clad freaks who look like they just escaped from an insane asylum in which everyone is forced to wear Gareth Pugh. It’s a pretty, sad love song — although why it ends with a Karate Kid reunion, I cannot fathom. The track is the first cut released from the upcoming Bat album, Two Suns. Do you love it or hate it? Shout out in the comments. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Lady Gaga To Tour U.S. Solo, Ryan Seacrest Rejected At Globes, Working-Mom Guilt

  • Lady Gaga will kick off her solo North American tour in March. Get your tickets now before Christina Aguilera jacks them all to do image research. [Perez Hilton]
  • The answers to our celebrity breast implant quiz are (clockwise from top left): Pamela Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Tara Reid and Heidi Montag.
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    The Ultimate Love Song Mash Up

    This audio mash up is pretty sweet — a Vimeo user took 32 songs which have “love” in the title and mashed them together into one 6:32 minute long song. Shockingly, it’s not even remotely cheesy! Listen above and view the track list here. [Via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

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