Cut Copy, the synthpop outfit that has ruled my stereo ever since I first heard “Lights and Music,” are from Australia. So I absolutely adore that on their new album, Zonoscope, they take Men at Work’s classic Aussie ode, “Down Under,” and turn it inside out. This band knows how to craft a song that makes you want to move uncontrollably on a sweaty dancefloor, but that has way more soul and emotional content than, say, the Black Eyed Peas “I Got A Feeling.” Make sure to get a copy of Zonoscope. You will thank me.
After the first half of last night’s Super Bowl was done — and congrats to the Green Bay Packers, the least rapey team on the field last night, for their win — TRON took over for the halftime show. I mean, the Black Eyed Peas. Slash from Guns ‘N’ Roses showed up too — is he having financial problems? He is way too cool to be standing next to Fergie as she brays the world’s worst Axl Rose impression. Also, a piece of advice for the Peas: if you’re going to insist on singing a four-year-old hit — “I Got A Feeling” — you should at least update the lyrics to reference the current year and not 2008. Speaking of 2008, I have never been so excited to see Usher do the splits in all my damn life. I get that as a spectacle
, this might qualify as “entertaining,” but given that my ears are still bleeding, I remain unimpressed. You? Keep reading »
Behold, the cover for Britney Spears‘ to-be-released-in-March album, Femme Fatale. Brit herself tweeted this image, along with the words, “Sexy and strong … Dangerous yet mysterious … Cool yet confident! I’ve poured my heart and soul into this album over the last 2 years. I’ve put everything I have into it.” Please, world, let it be good. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
I get sad when a celebrity couple who seemed so perfect together breaks up. Not that Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes were a couple—well, they were married, though before they became a band—but they sure did make sweet music together. It’s clear that Jack and Meg White had drifted apart considering that their last album came out in 2007 and that their last major appearance together was in 2009. But today, they made their end official. Keep reading »
The Civil Wars are one of those guy/girl duos where you can’t help but wonder, “Are they or are they not a couple?” Apparently, they aren’t. But that doesn’t stop them from writing twangy, acoustic ballads that tug on your heartstrings. If you watch “Grey’s Anatomy,” you heard their song “Poison and Wine” in its entirety last year in that scene where Meredith sees the Chief drinking. Oh ,and Taylor Swift also picked the track for her iTunes playlist. So you’ll definitely want to check out the band’s first full-length album, Barton Hollow. Though if Taylor asks you to go jump off a bridge, don’t do it. Cool?
Robyn has been called everything from the “queen of icy hotness” to the “Europop antidote to Lady Gaga.” I just call her awesome. In 2010, Robyn toured up a storm and released three mini albums: Body Talk Pt. 1, Body Talk Pt. 2, and finally Body Talk on Cherrytree/Interscope and Konichiwa Records, the label she established in 2005. After the jump, Robyn talks to The Frisky about time machines, how she picks the perfect stage outfit, and the TV show she’d like to write the theme song for. Keep reading »