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Tegan and Sara Stream “Don’t Find Another Love”

Tegan+and+Sara+Brooks+Reynolds+Photography+03Tegan and Sara have been releasing songs left and right lately. Their adorable little jingle in the new Oreo ad comes to mind. Last night, the duo dropped another new track, “Don’t Find Another Love,” off the soundtrack for Endless Love. Check out the song below, and catch Tegan and Sara during their fall your with Katy PerryContinue reading ‘Tegan and Sara Stream “Don’t Find Another Love”’

Chvrches Cover Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”

ChvrchesYou may or may not have already seen previews for the new movie, Vampire Academy which boasts the painfully cliche tagline “they suck at school,” but regardless, there is one major thing this film has going for it, and that’s the appearance of Chvrches on the soundtrack. Covering Bauhaus‘ 1979 track, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” Chvrches put a poppy spin on the once dark and brooding tune. The soundtrack will also feature music from Katy Perry, Sky Ferreira, and more. Check out the cover below. Continue reading ‘Chvrches Cover Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”’

BRIT Awards Tease Performance Lineup

BRIT awardsWhile we’re still coming down from the exhaustion that was last weekend’s Grammy Awards, the BRIT Awards are already boasting a collaboration between Lorde and Disclosure, as well as confirmed performances by Katy Perry, Pharrell, Ellie Goulding, Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, and more. Check out a teaser photo tweeted by the awards ceremony below, and catch the performances Feb. 19 at 8pm. Continue reading ‘BRIT Awards Tease Performance Lineup’

Tegan And Sara Appear In New Oreo Ad

cookie-dough-oreo-608x342Just looking at this photo of the new Oreo flavor is making my mouth water. Now, pair that delicious looking image with the new voice of Oreo, AKA Tegan and Sara, and you’re on to something promising. The duo bring their signature synthpop energy to the latest Oreo commercial, which will debut during the Grammy Awards this Sunday. For curious Oreo fans, the brand will also be debuting a new Marshmallow Crispy flavor. Check out the ad below, and catch Tegan and Sara as they join Katy Perry on the fall leg of her Prismatic tour. Continue reading ‘Tegan And Sara Appear In New Oreo Ad’

Katy Perry Announces North American Tour Dates

Katy_Perry_Prism-copyIt wasn’t long ago that Katy Perry sprung the first of her ‘Prismatic’ tour dates on the world. Now, Perry fans in North America can breathe a sigh of relief with the recent addition of dates spanning from New York to California, with Canadian tour dates in between. Support will come from Capital Cities, Tegan and Sara, and Kacey Musgraves, with Icona Pop filling in on the UK dates. Check out the routing below.

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Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney Join Grammy Performance Lineup

Grammy AwardsThis year’s Grammy Awards lineup is nothing if not diverse. Recently announced Paul McCartney and Ringo Star will perform alongside Taylor Swift, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, John Legend, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Carole King, and Sara Bareilles. The crew joins several previously announced artists, such as Katy Perry, LordeRobin Thicke, and fun.‘s Nate Ruess. We’ll also see what one can only imagine will be a strange, yet intriguing collaboration between Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder.

Check out the full performance list here, and catch the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26th on CBS.

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BRIT Awards Nominees: David Bowie, Bastille, Ellie Goulding

BRIT awards‘Tis the season for awards shows! Following the recent announcement of the Grammy Awards nominees, comes the BRIT Awards nominations. Artists up for multiple awards this year include the Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, Ellie Goulding, and newcomers Bastille, who are nominated in four categories, including best British Breakthrough Act, and Album of the Year. The awards will take place at 8pm GMT at London’s 02 Arena, and feature performances by Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars. You can view the full list of nominees below. Continue reading ‘BRIT Awards Nominees: David Bowie, Bastille, Ellie Goulding’

People’s Choice Awards Winners: Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift

people's choice awardsThe people have spoken. And they love Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.

After Timberlake scored awards for Favorite Album, Favorite Male Artist, and Favorite R&B Artist, he thanked Ellen DeGeneres “for all the personal inspiration and the cookies. [She] bakes a hell of a cookie.” Oh, and his parents, of course, ”for continuing to instill in me that no dream is too big.”

Katy Perry snagged awards for her track “Roar” under Favorite Song and Favorite Music Video, while Taylor Swift took home Favorite Country Artist.

Check out the full list of winners below, which includes Britney Spears, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Demi Lovato. Continue reading ‘People’s Choice Awards Winners: Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift’

Grammy Nominees Album To Include Lorde, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift

Grammy AwardsIf you love artists like Lorde, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift, and would like to check out the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in person, you might do well to pre-order the new Grammy Nominees album. Fans who pre-order before Jan. 20 not only get the solace of knowing that a portion of proceeds go towards benefiting the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares, but they’ll also be entered to win a trip to the awards ceremony on Jan. 26.

“For more than 20 years we have been creating some incredible editions of the Grammy Nominees album,”  Recording Academy president Neil Portnow says, “which again represents some of the great songs and talented artists that make up this year’s remarkable nominees.”

Check out the track list and decide for yourself.  Continue reading ‘Grammy Nominees Album To Include Lorde, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift’

How The Songwriters Behind One Direction Secretly Control Your Mind

One DirectionAbout a month ago, after One Direction dropped their latest release, Midnight Memories, most reviewers couldn’t help but point out the album’s shameless knock-offs of some of the biggest pop hits of the ’80s including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” and pretty much any song by Asia, just to name a few. And, yes, while the songwriters behind the squeaky clean boy band’s smash singles make their musical points of reference pretty obvious to any listener older than 12, they also manage to pull off some patently ingenious lyrical references that slipped by most recaps of the album – mostly because that was precisely what they were designed to do.

Upon a first listen, the first verse of “Better Than Words” sounds like pretty standard fare for a One Direction song: a just-generic-enough description of crazy, undeniable love that sweeps you up in its whirlwind of affection and excitement.

Better than words
But more than a feeling
Crazy in love
Dancing on the ceiling

But, if you haven’t noticed it already, each line is also a song in its own right. The second line. The third line. And, you guessed it. These aren’t just lyrics in a One Direction song, they’re built-in references to seminal pop hits. And they’re placed directly next to the title of the One Direction song, itself the very first line of the song.
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