Step 1: Press pause on whatever you’re listening to right now.
Step 2: Watch the awesome band HAIM cover Miley Cyrus’s song “Wrecking Ball” in the video above.
Step 3: Stream HAIM’s entire debut album, Days Are Gone, over at NPR.
I am running out of things to say about Miley Cyrus, I mostly just wish to see a little less of her exposed tongue. It’s just so much tongue! Even Cher thinks it’s too much tongue, and also that the Cyrus tongue was “coated,” which is v. true, and v. gross.
Anyway, Miley, tongue, et al. landed the October cover of “Rolling Stone”. Of her VMAs performance, she told the publication, “Honestly, that was our MTV version. We could have even gone further, but we didn’t.” I am frightened, but also curious as to what that would entail. There is something about Cyrus that makes me, a fairly freewheelin’ human of approximately the same age, feel like I am 90 years old and seeing women in trousers rather than skirts for the very first time. I’m generally a huge fan of badly-behaved women, so I really don’t know why this is.
Similarly, this new video for “23″ by Mike WiLL Made It (Miley’s rumored new squeeze, byyyyy the way), which features Cyrus, makes me want to rap my cane against the porch floor and holler about THE YOUTH THESE DAYS. Hear ol’ Miley try her hand at some rapping, after the jump. Spoiler: it’s not very good! Keep reading »
Photos presented without comment. Because what is there to say, really? [Photos: Getty Images]
Miley Cyrus has reached her zeitgeist saturation point several times over, and I would not be upset if I never saw her bare ass or exposed tongue ever again. We’ve just seen too much of Miley (literally) in the past few months, you know? She needs to, like, go on a six-month horseback-riding retreat in Idaho or something. Any regular old photo of Miley on a sweatshirt wouldn’t do it for me (it’d be sort of like the contemporary equivalent of wearing a Che Guevara tee), but the very special (married, ugh) gentlemen behind Beloved Shirts are really onto something with this geometric take on Destiny Hope featuring her creepy Gene Simmons tongue and violated foam finger. It’s equal parts bizarre and strangely artful, almost Picasso-esque in its fractured design. Is the sweatshirt a worthy $59 investment? Probably not, and by the time the 20-day processing period has ended we’ll probably (ah, but a pipe dream) have forgotten all about the troublesome scene in question … but on the other hand, there’s also a chance it could become a collectible commemorative piece from an, um, iconic moment in Miley’s movement. Read: it could potentially be worth something one day! If the world hasn’t folded in on itself yet, that is. Things are not looking good. [Refinery29]
You know what word I’d love for Miley Cyrus to stop using? Well, “twerk,” yes, but besides that. “Movement.” The trailer for Miley’s MTV documentary is out and it’s called, ugh, “The Movement.” The preview mostly focuses on the buildup and aftermath of Miley’s VMAs performance — including a cameo from Britney Spears — as Cyrus explains that with her upcoming album, Bangerz, she’s finally able to be the person and artist she was “born” to be. Miley, girl, that may very well be true, and you may have an “army” of listeners, but doesn’t make your career a movement. To quote Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Please stop taking cues from Robin Thicke. He was wrong when he used that word too. [MTV]