When HITS released “Madness” over a month ago, it whet my appetite for the rest of their EP and to see how they compared to when they were Jump Into The Gospel. Read the rest here!
Samuel L. Jackson’s short take on Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap” in an ad for the BET Awards may very well be the definition of wacky! Read the rest here!
Ataris Acoustic Album
Whether you’ve been an avid fan of The Ataris throughout the years and are hungry for acoustic versions of songs from their long-awaited The Graveyard of the Atlantic, or you haven’t heard anything from them in years and want to catch up, lead singer Kristopher Roe’s acoustic album Hang Your Head in Hope has a little something for everyone. Read the rest here!
I tend not to find as many new Australian bands, so it was a joy to come across Madison. Read the rest here!
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is...– Aldous Huxley (via herpassingkiss23)
Angels & Airwaves took the lyrics for their song “Surrender” and applied them to the Occupy Wall Street movement in the song’s music video, tying it all together in quite a meaningful way! Read the rest here!
fun. and Hayley Williams of Paramore did a cover of “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra in a truly unique way, fun. playing at the BBC Live Lounge while Williams called in from Los Angeles to sing Kimbra’s part. Read the rest here!
Not everything in SouthernTemptation’s shop is music-related, but they take custom requests and this sheet music necklace made from glass tile is outstanding and such a steal at only $5! Read the rest here!
Another Warped Tour Sampler
This year’s Warped has no shortage of free samplers to familiarize attendees with the bands’ music, and this time the clothing company Glamour Kills is offering one! Read the rest here!
One thing I’ve always respected about Adam Young is that he never remains stagnant musically, and Owl City’s Shooting Star EP displays that fact beautifully. Read the rest here!
I’ve expressed my love for modern music that has an 80s influence, so of course I liked “Solar Light” by The Make as soon as I listened to it! Read the rest here!
Bruno Mars Medley
Max Schneider and Victoria Justice teamed up for an exceptional medley of Bruno Mars’ songs. Read the rest here!
The video for fun.’s “Some Nights” was well worth the wait. Read the rest here!
Do Or Die
Autotune, dubstep, and a symphonic ending sounds like a combination that would sound horrible, right? Read the rest here!
The Spill Canvas’ Gestalt is more than just a musical success, it’s a personal one too. Read the rest here!
Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you...– E.Y. Harburg (via recordingstudiomemories)
Bebe Rexha is making sure to keep her name in the game and wasting no time by releasing another song, titled “Problem Child” featuring DJ Ezon, and I like it even more than “Ride Till You Die”! Read the rest here!
dulosis: if i had a box just for wishes and...
Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its...– Plato (via sianyp)
Big Time Rush just put out the music video for their new song “Windows Down” and it’s jam-packed full of summertime fun in Hawaii! Read the rest here!
Though not being too familiar with the band’s back catalog, I’d immensely enjoyed Metric’s 2009 release Fantasies, so I was curious to see what Synthetica had in store and though fan opinion seems to be divided and more on the negative side than positive, I personally liked it a lot. Read the rest here!
Eric Hehr of Gold Motel’s solo project Blonde Ventura, composed of himself on instruments and Rachel Pointec on vocals, released their first song “Love Rearranged” on Bandcamp on a name-your-own-price basis. Read the rest here!
Life without playing music is inconceivable for me. I live my daydreams in...– Einstein on his love for music (via pianoverse)
Fans of Hey Monday needn’t be too sad because Cassadee Pope’s self-titled solo EP is pretty similar! That isn’t meant as a slight or to say it’s a carbon copy, rather it’s a smooth transition from Hey Monday’s pop-punk sound into the more exclusively pop angle she’s going for here. Read the rest here!
Safe and Sound
Sisters Colette Butler (perhaps better known as Katilette or Mommytard of Shaytards fame) and Callie Moore did an absolutely gorgeous cover of Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games. Read the rest here!
Adam Young and Carly Rae Jepsen played into their strengths and put their abilities of penning cute pop songs together into a charming duet, “Good Time”, and I hope they either tour together or perform it live at least once because it’d be a waste not to capture the song’s full potential with its live energy! Read the rest here!