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 »
“I think [our kids will] definitely have my personality. … [Our kids will] have Drake’s intelligence. They’ll have his sarcastic wittiness that I love about him, and they’ll have his songwriting skills. I think we’ll just make a real creative bunch of kids. Wait, did I just say that me and Drake will make kids? I think that would be like incest or something!”
—Nicki Minaj may have ended her Twitter marriage to Drake back in August, but that didn’t stop her from talking to BBC Radio about the babies they’d have together. So are these two actually a couple? Color us confused. Or maybe this is just a ploy to make Rihanna jealous? [PopEater] Keep reading »
Avril Lavigne’s back with a video for her new single, “What The Hell,” a product placement-happy joy ride in which the punk-pop princess — now 26 — tries to outrun (and outdrive) her super hot, Brody Jenner-esque plaything. Why? I’m not entirely sure. We see Avril in her skivvies, playing basketball, and driving a taxi cab, before she finally hides out in a boutique which conveniently sells her own line of clothing, Abbey Dawn. I was never an Avril fan to begin with and I suppose it’s fool on me for thinking her musical stylings would mature into deeper territory, but, like, is there still a market for this? My head hurts. [Popdust
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‘s music videos are nothing but provocative — and that’s why I love her. “F**king Perfect” is an angst-ballad about loving and respecting oneself, but the NSFW video, which appeared online yesterday, is all about a young women’s self-hatred. She snorts drugs, shoplifts, and in one gruesome scene, cuts the word “PERFECT” in her arm with a razor blade.
A friend DMed me this morning about Pink’s video, calling it “exploitation disguised as empowerment,” “highly uninformed,” and done for “shock value.” I agree that, standing alone, a woman cutting the word “PERFECT” into her arm with a razor blade is over-the-top and gratuitous. But in this particular video, with this particular song, it works. And I’m willing to forgive it being a little too gratuitous because I think she’s ultimately depicting a very real problem that young women experience. Keep reading »