While I tend to go for indie pop music, I couldn’t get enough of Usher‘s “Love In This Club” when his 2008 album, Here I Stand, came out. I listened to that song way more than I’d like to admit, and soon I might have to fess up to another Usher obsession. The video for “OMG” off his new record, Raymond v. Raymond is here, and it’s quite catchy — though will anything ever beat the lyrics “It’s going down on aisle three/I’ll bag you like some groceries”? [via Just Jared] Keep reading »
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Amelia and I were really grooving to Kelis‘ “Acapella” when the singer released it on her website in January. Now, instead of imagining ourselves shaking our booties to this beat-thumping tune in the club — if we ever went to clubs — Amelia and I have an appropriate visual. Kelis abandoned the urban-inspired fashions she wore in “Bossy” for a more arty wardrobe in “Acapella.” Even though she’s the only one featured in most of the video, Kelis keeps things entertaining with her wardrobe and interesting backgrounds, courtesy of a green screen. First, she’s a hunter wearing a beaded corset. Then, Kelis becomes a female alpha wolf clad in gold full-body paint and a bikini that leaves little to the imagination. Next, she indulges in a little rope bondage that looks rather painful. But don’t let the little feet sticking out from her sides in the last shot creep you out because it’s only her newborn baby strapped to her back. However, I will admit I have no idea what this video has to do with the lyrics. [WSHH] Keep reading »
Over at Boing Boing, Xeni posted this wild new video from Erykah Badu, “Window Seat.” The video was shot without a permit in one take on the streets of downtown Dallas, Texas, and is all the more impressive for what the queen of Baduizm does in it. To wit, she takes off all her clothes in public. Beforehand, Badu tweets, “I was afraid.” Afterward, she notes, they “ran like hell.” Like I said the other day, it’s nice to see women with bodies that aren’t reed thin showing off their shapes. Say what you will, but I think this video took some serious cojones. What do you think? Keep reading »
Ever since I was 13, The Cure has been one of my favorite bands. And while there are way, way better Cure songs than “Friday I’m In Love” (see: the entire contents of Boys Don’t Cry and Pornography), it remains their most famous ditty. So check out this artist’s rendering and sing along. “I don’t care if Monday’s blue/Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday, too/Thursday, I don’t care about you/It’s Friday I’m in love … ” [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Are you ready to break out your one-piece, polyester bell-bottom jumpsuit and your dancing queen platforms? There is a chance that the Nordic, disco-tastic foursome, ABBA, may be reuniting. I know, I know—I never really considered it possible to see them live again since they’ve gone on record saying that they would never get back together. They even turned down a $1 billion tour so that their fans could remember them as the young, hot, exuberant Swedes they once were and not the old folks they are now. But with the success of “Mamma Mia!” and a recent induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, they may take a chance on reuniting. Keep reading »
The moment Sally Seltmann started to sing at the Presbyterian Church during SXSW, my ears instantly perked up. Maybe it was the sound of her angelic voice in a dimly lit church or her jaunty, delicate melodies that got me. After hearing her perform songs from her soon-to-be-released album, Heart That’s Beating (due out on April 9), I couldn’t wait to meet her. I sat down with the Aussie—who used to perform under the name New Buffalo and who wrote Feist’s mega-hit “1, 2, 3, 4″—over some French toast at The Old Pecan Street Café. And she was just as lovely and ethereal in person as she sounded in church. Keep reading »
This sweet release Tuesday puts the jam in jam-packed. There’s new hotness from She & Him, Bright Eyes, Monica, Justin Bieber, Bonobo, Goldfrapp, Archie Bronson Outfit, and Andrew W.K. Can I get a “Woo-hoo!!”? Let’s get get into the groove, after the jump … Keep reading »
Are you familiar with the term “reverse cowgirl”? If you are not, let me explain. It’s not a woman riding on a horse backwards. It’s a sexual position in which the woman is on top and facing away from the man. You get it? Now, T-Pain has seen fit to give the position a salute in the form of a song, “Reverse Cowgirl.” The video, which is sort of like a slow jam homage to doin’ it that way, features a woman flailing around on the floor with a saddle on her back. It also features T-Pain singing in that horrible Auto-Tune way. The lyrics are, well, they are what they are, aren’t they? “I like how you do it,” he caterwauls, “just put it in reverse cowgirl.” Sounds like he’s asking her to put the car in second gear. Needless to say, I won’t be doing the reverse cowgirl on the dance floor anytime soon. Keep reading »
This morning I’m trying to recover from a musicover. I took in more live shows than my body could handle yesterday, was little bit overwhelmed by too much wonderfulness. Lots of coffee, a Tylenol , and maybe some dude watching should do the trick.
I knew yesterday was going to be the best day so far when we sat next to the band Metric at brunch. Because that’s just how it is at SXSW. You may be waiting in line for a port-o-potty with your favorite band or sipping coffee at the table next to them. Okay, that was just the build up to the good news … I got passes to the exclusive Spin Magazine party. Hell yeah!
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