The first single from fun. from their upcoming album (not yet titled, due out next year) is officially here, and it’s pretty freaking cool. “We Are Young” features Janelle Monae ___. Download it here, listen below, or watch the video above. As for the music video…weird. In a nutshell (spoiler alert), a half-Asian Natalie Portman
Bardot–a Los Angeles club tucked into Hollywood’s dense layout–is swanky. Swanky like an old-school mansion with dark weaving hallways, swanky like tentatively walking in on some exclusive party, unsure of where you belong. Old friends met and chatted holding colorful drinks in dim light, surrounding me as I squeezed onto brocaded couches. People old and
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Breaking news, Nate Ruess fans! Pop-rock trio fun. has a new album coming out next year and has recently released a video through Complex magazine previewing the currently untitled album. The video features the band in the studio with producer Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi), and gets you up close and personal with the
UPDATE: As it turns out, I was using some old footage for this interview. Here are some more recent videos of Sunny for your listening pleasure–enjoy!
Alternative pop goddess Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is finally back in action with a killer new track, “What the Water Gave Me.” This track is the first single from her upcoming second album, which has yet to be titled and is set to be released this November. The new album will follow
Yes, The Dead Trees are another Los Angeles bred, skinny-jean wearing, moustache-rocking, grunge garage band hitting the local club scenes (I saw them open for The Whigs at The Troubadour back in 2009). But, this band stays distinct thanks to their blend of East Coast influenced sound (think more gritty Strokes, less preppy Vampire Weekend)
So, since writing about the Dawes and Blitzen Trapper Tour Sampler EP, I got to thinking about what a great idea this so called tour sampler is, so I’ve decided to try my hand at it. Basically, I’m just going give you info about a tour and the low down on the bands playing is
I find I encounter this issue frequently: I am going to a concert, and I range from vaguely familiar with to wholeheartedly obsessed with one of the bands, and am completely clueless about the opener or headliner or co-headliner or whatever other band. So here’s a novel idea–a tour sampler featuring glimpses of the bands
Maybe you were one of the lucky ones to see Gold Motel play at Lollapalooza this past Sunday, maybe you weren’t. Either way, you can hear their newest sunny-sweet pop hook, “Leave You in Love” right here. This new single stays true to the band’s sound–it’s light, uber-catchy but still rife with heart and meaning.