Posts tagged "music"

Calvin Harris Plays “Humanthesizer” Made Out Of Girls In Bikinis

Calvin Harris is one lucky guy. Or one incredibly weird one. In this video, the Scottish electro-pop musician creates what he calls a "Humanthesizer" to play his new single, "Ready For The Weekend" (his upcoming album drops on the 17th). Using a body paint that conducts electricity, he coated the hands and feet of about…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 13, 2009

Aubrey O’Day Tries To Sound Like Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy was never really respected as a singer, but don't tell that to former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day. She has remade Eddie's "Party All the Time," off his 1985 LP How Could It Be. Eddie's "Party All the Time" sounds like typical '80s synth-heavy pop music, but Aubrey was able to update it…

By: Annika Harris / August 4, 2009

Heath Ledger-Directed Music Video For Modest Mouse’s “King Rat”

Before his untimely death, Heath Ledger had started a side career directing music videos. The one he began directing for the Modest Mouse song "King Rat" debuted today, and according to The Masses, a film and music company Heath was a partner in, the video shows Heath's "impassioned stance against the illegal commercial whale hunt…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 4, 2009

Crave: U2 Crazy Prize Pack (Win One!)

U2 is one of those bands that keeps putting out good stuff, year after year after year. The group, which released its 12th studio album earlier this year, is currently traveling around the world on their 360 Degree Tour and just released a David O'Reilly animated video for their song "I'll Go Crazy if I…

By: The Frisky / July 24, 2009

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…

By: Simcha / July 21, 2009

Le Tigre + Christina Aguilera = OK, Whatever

Pitchfork says the kick-ass electro-punk group, Le Tigre, is working on music with Christina Aguilera of all people. Presumably they're doing music for X-tina's new album, since JD Samson recently told NickyDigital.com that Le Tigre won't be touring again "anytime in the near future." (Kathleen Hanna has been teaching at NYU, Johanna Fateman recently had

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2009

“Poker Face” Gets The Orchestral Treatment

We've always thought Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" was a masterpiece, and it's even more of one when performed by an orchestra. After the jump, two more pop songs made elegant with the help of violins, French horns, and bamboo.

By: Catherine Strawn / June 25, 2009

NBC Hints At Obama’s Cool-Factor With Music Selection For “Inside The Obama White House”

Last night, part one of "Inside the Obama White House" aired on NBC with the dreamy Brian Williams hosting. The behind-the-scenes look at a day at the White House makes us want to quit our jobs to hang out in the Oval Office (or, you know, answer someone's phone). Since Williams makes a point of…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 3, 2009

Concert Tickets, Without A Zillion Fees

I hate when I buy concert tickets and the price of the ticket is practically doubled by excessive charges and fees. Well, tomorrow—that's June 3rd, people—I’ll be able to dry my tears. To appease frustrated fans, LiveNation.com is nixing all service fees tomorrow for any tickets bought to amphitheater shows. “No Service Fee Wednesday” begi…

By: Justine Fields / June 2, 2009

Get Your Rocks Off: The Perfect Summer Playlist

I've finally got a base tan, which is how I know summer is almost here. To celebrate, I've put together a kick ass summer playlist of old and new jams that act as the perfect accompaniment to frosty Coronas, gossip mags, and a day at the beach. And check out the playlists our girls at…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2009

Rihanna Is Kanye’s New Candy Girl

Rihanna stars in Kanye West's video for "Paranoid." Why is she appearing in a music video for a song she doesn't even sing on? We have a few ideas: Kanye is ditching Amber Rose for Rihanna. Kanye thought it would help Rihanna's image by giving her some exposure unrelated to Chris Brown. Rihanna wanted…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2009

Beyonce’s “Ego” Video: Boring!

We get it, Beyonce, Sasha Fierce is great at dancing. Now can we have an exciting video, please? I'm rather disappointed by the crop of videos Beyonce is putting out for her I am...Sasha Fierce. The "Diva" video was just a mash-up of her other videos. And now "Ego" looks like it was filmed the…

By: Annika Harris / May 27, 2009

Senator Feingold Loves Wilco And Four Other Rockin’ Politicians

Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold loves cheese, and he has great taste in music. In fact, the politico posts videos featuring the bands he loves in “Fein-tunes.” This month, he sang the praises of Midwestern indie group Wilco. It's proof that sometimes Washington can back more than legislation. It can back that ass up, too. [Pitchfork]…

By: Simcha / May 24, 2009

Who Is The Silly Boy Rihanna And Lady Gaga Are Singing About?

Rihanna and Lady Gaga have paired up for a new song: "Silly Boy," Do you think the lyrics could be about any particular silly boy? Cause you had a good girl That’s a keeper You had a good girl but Didn't know how to treat her So silly boy get out my face Why do…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 12, 2009

What’s With Guys Wanting Women Who Don’t Speak?

This morning, I flew back to New York and caught up on my pop music by listening to the Top 20on20 on XM radio, the one perk Airtran provides. Most of the music was expected -- Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas -- but I'd never heard one of the songs that made it…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 4, 2009

Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” Video

The sultry R&B crooner isn't extinct. Download Urban Hang Suite. He oozes sex and shows off his vocals.

By: Annika Harris / April 30, 2009

Shut Up And Watch Katy Perry’s “Waking Up In Vegas” Video

The title of this song says it all. High-stakes gambling, luxury hotel rooms, sparkly clothes, and bright lights abound in this Sin City dream featuring a wide-eyed Katy Perry. Oh, and the song isn't bad either.

By: Annika Harris / April 28, 2009

Coachella: Where We Wish We’d Been This Weekend

For the past 10 years, the Coachella Music Festival has brought hundreds of thousands of panting people to Indio, CA to shake their moneymakers. [NY Times]. So, put on an ironic tee, grab a PBR, and climb on the shoulders of some dude you just met in Elvis Costello specs. It’ll feel just like being…

By: Deborah Stein / April 20, 2009

Mandy Moore’s A Heartbreaker (And A Ball-Buster)

Mandy Moore is a whole new woman these days. Not only is she a newlywed (her husband is musician Ryan Adams), but she has an album coming out May 26. The video for her first single, "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of The Week," is out, and after watching it, we'll be very…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 20, 2009

Crave: Metric’s Fantasies

Dream girl/rocker Emily Haines, and her electronic indie rock outfit Metric have just released their new record, Fantasies. But all those things she imagined are now, four records later, more like Emily's reality. And as a committed career gal, she still wants more! Fantasies was a year-and-a-half in the making because the band had bee…

By: Simcha / April 14, 2009
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