Midwest trio ON AN ON (Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing) get all arsony with their fiery video for "The Hunter."
ON AN ON's "The Hunter" video just dropped, and the Isaac Gale/Dan Huiting-directed clip (Huiting's behind Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest" and "Calgary" videos) is either a mesmerizing sepia-toned look at a gutter-punk party (complete with metal-dude hair-whipping and not giving a single, solitary f***), found footage of the mid-'80s U.K. miners' strike, or an inside look at a skateboarding-head-banger Burning Man subculture I was totally unaware of. You decide.
Pick up ON AN ON's haltingly unaffected, washed-out debut album Give In (think Sleigh Bells meets The Beta Band) when it drops next week, and see why the Buzzworthy favorite (we premiered "The Hunter" back in November 2012) just nabbed a highly justified spot on this year's Governor's Ball lineup.
+ Watch ON AN ON's "The Hunter" video.
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Justin Timberlake slips into something nice in his 'Suit & Tie' lyric video preview. The full-length 'Suit & Tie featuring Jay-Z' video will premiere Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 a.m. ET on MTV, VH1, AMTV, mtvU and MTV Hits.
Know what's nice? That vaporous feeling of smug satisfaction that comes with watching a lyric video and skipping away knowing every single one of the correct words. Know what's even nicer? When the singer of your favorite song actually appears in that lyric video. Know what's nicest? When the singer of that song is JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. Thankfully the at-times elusive Justin Timberlake (dare we call him the Howard Hughes of boy-band-turned-R&B-stars, minus all of the tragedy and aviation, plus all of the prolific artistic brilliance, of course!), who's taken a long break from releasing new music, actually appears in the lyric video for his No. 1 single "Suit & Tie featuring Jay-Z," which feels more like a short film than a lyric video. And not only does Justin Timberlake grace us with an appearance in his lyric video, in which he guest-stars as himself, but like a genie, he makes every Justin Timberlake fan's biggest Justin Timberlake wish come true by letting us watch him get dressed.
Watch a sneak peek of Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" video, featuring Jay-Z after the jump!
We've NEVER seen superheroes act like this before.
Two guys dressed up as Batman and Superman have a dress-up date (I'd be curious to read their OkCupid profiles), drink until they go off the rails, end up getting into a physical altercation, kiss and make up, and (speaking of rails) end up sleeping on a train platform in a video that feels partially like a lo-fi, gay version of Rihanna's "We Found Love" video and... partially like Rihanna's real life. If the abusive aspect of Sunshine's decidedly dark (yet somehow bright) "Showering With Wine" hero complex video doesn't alarm you, then please to enjoy the Vancouver indie rock act's new song, which feels like an airy take on My Bloody Valentine and Surfer Blood. And if you hear hints of The Raveonettes, then pat yourself on the back for having an exquisite ear: Sune Rose Wagner of the garage-rock revival band will appear on Sunshine's self-titled debut, out Feb. 26.
+ Watch Sunshine's "Showering With Wine" video.
Photo credit: Sunshine
1998 was a good year for *NSYNC and a terrible year for boy band hair.
With news of Justin Timberlake's long-awaited return to music and the sacred, surreal, nuclear resurrection of Destiny's Child (is it finally below freezing in hell?), not to mention Ryan Gosling's bombshell confession that he could've (should've) been a member of the Backstreet Boys, we're tripping on some late '90s/ early aughts nostalgia like "The Sopranos" is just this brand-new little show no one's heard of, and cell phones still look like this (WEIRD! WHERE DO YOU PUT THE TWEETS?!).
And, while boy bands gave us many eternal gifts -- like the muscle memory to Pavlovianly make the chompy alligator hand gesture three times every time you hear the words "bye bye bye," and this forever-cute photo of Jon Knight hugging a golden retriever -- we're finally far enough from the olden, golden heyday of boy bands version 3 (V1 being the 1960s, Beatles; V2 being the 1970s Bee Gees and Jackson 5 era; V3 being the late 1980s -- early 2000s New Kids-NSYNC-Backstreet age; and V4 is the second decade of the 21st century with One Direction and The Wanted and the new era of boy bands, if you really want to get academic about it) that we can look back and definitively LAUGH HYSTERICALLY at how horrendous all of the hair was. Like, seriously, it was actually factually deplorable.
In most boy bands, there was often one primary offender -- Justin Timberlake and his fusilli Jheri curls, or Kevin Richardson and his Guy Fawkes hairstyle and matching facial hair. Usually an entire group did not commit follicular offenses as a whole. Wait, wait am I saying, that's a total lie. Check out ALL of Color Me Badd ALL THE TIME and most of *NSYNC most of the time.
Check out some of the best worst boy band hair in our WORST BOY BAND HAIR EVER PHOTO GALLERY, and see more examples after the jump!
Ryan Gosling, lost Backstreet Boy.
While many of you probably can't think of a single thing you'd change about the Backstreet Boys, I certainly can. Know what the Backstreet Boys have been clearly missing all of these years? Aside from a hindsight-fueled time machine that could magically teleport them back to a time when they could've made better hair choices? (Though, to be fair, *NSYNC would also have to spend ample time in said fantasy ship.) Backstreet Boys have clearly been missing Ryan Gosling! (Though, to be fair, everything needs a little more Gosling: "Les Mis" could've used some Gosling, the Golden Globes were absent some highly necessary Gosling, and Ryan Gosling is definitely missing from my bed.)
Ryan Gosling recently revealed that he could've joined the Backstreet Boys (IF. ONLY!), and MTV News, sensing an existential void in the Backstreet-Gosling continuum, swept in to disabuse us of a world in which this is sadly and unfairly not so. Hence, some must-see photos of Ryan Gosling if he were, in fact, the sixth Backstreeter.
Everyone knows the cool guy gets the leather jacket and priority boarding.
I'll now leave you to ponder the global impact of a world where Ryan Gosling effortlessly graced the cover of Millennium while I continue to ponder the meaning of being lonely.
+ CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF RYAN GOSLING AS A BACKSTREET BOY.
* Still funny: "Hey Girl" with Ryan Gosling!
Photo credit: Jive/ Getty Images / MTV News
UPDATE: Watch the show below. Do not even ASK me how the Amy Poehler / Tina Fey fan fic thing happened. And no, you may not have my Zayn Malik doll.
Today at 2p.m. ET, I (Tamar Anitai from Buzzworthy -- HI!) will join Very VH1's very excellent Kate Spencer for a riveting, possibly ribald live discussion of the biggest pop stories of the week, from Sharon Osbourne and Lady Gaga's beef (we KNOW Gaga loves some beef), the INSANE Lindsay Lohan New York Times article (the most important piece of writing since the damn BIBLE, if you ask me), what REALLY tore apart Taylor Swift and Harry Style's relationship (Taylor's BFF Abigail, probably), the rebirth of Destiny's Child and more, so join us today at 2 p.m. ET for the video chat (because TECHNOLOGY!). Just don't judge my hair. It's humid like woah up here, and we've got a makeup budget of exactly $0.00.
See you soon!
Fugly secret panel stretchy pants for Kim? No way!
What? Did you think pregnant Kim Kardashian was gonna roll out in a polka-dot caftan or a tent-like oversize tee with a baby elephant on it and a cutesy saying like "baby on board" or "eating for two" or something from Pea In A Pod or whatever, right? No way. Our Kimmeleh, who's approximately somewhere in the early stages of her second tri, stepped out in Miami this weekend wearing a skintight blue dress (that somehow reminds me of ice skating and that I hope Kanye picked out for her!!) with some kind of... cutaway boob window complete with a spiked, bejeweled cleavage reinforcing shelf the likes of which are probably very OK in certain parts of Miami. Because a world in which Kim Kardashian wears modest maternity wear is not a world I want any part of. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a Baby Kimye countdown Blinkie and a Pinterest board of potential engagement rings for Kim that I really must finish up.
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One Direction take off on the zayn-iest (get it?) road trip ever in their "Kiss You" video. It's also the most shirtless road trip ever and surely their most shirtless music video to date. (Hopefully this marks the beginning of a trend.) There is absolutely zero plot, but who even knows or cares what a plot is or what it's good for when ALL OF ONE DIRECTION IS SHIRTLESS! Surfboard hilarity, jailhouse hijinx, and general '60s madcap malarkey ensues -- that's just what happens when five freewheelin' BFFs G2G! -- and Directioners, take heart in knowing that no girls were kissed in the "Kiss You" video, but Zayn and Harry do share a bit of a snog, which more than makes up for the indignity we suffered by not being invited on this bro-fest video vacay.
Now if you'll excuse us, it's time to enjoy these One Direction "Kiss You" video GIFs by the exquisite T. Kyle MacMahon of RealityTVGIFs.tumblr.com.
Check out more GIFs from One Direction's "Kiss You" video after the jump.
The year 2012 was a stellar one for clever wordplay and, well, big booty hos. Before 2012 draws to a ceremonious close, let's celebrate some of our favorite song lyrics -- from Pink's satisfyingly succinct "I had a s*** day/ You had a s*** day" line in "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" to Taylor Swift's breathtakingly romantic "Just twin fire signs/ Four blue eyes" in "State Of Grace" to One Direction's full embrace of our flaws in "Little Things" and each and every last pearl that came out of 2 Chainz's mouth ("put it in your kidney," for one). Check out some of our favorite lyrics of 2012 in GIF form, natch. F*** yeah, awesome.
Taylor Swift, "State Of Grace"
Kanye West featuring 2 Chainz, "The One"
Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
Sky Ferreira, "Everything Is Embarrassing"
Check out more GIF lyric postcards after the jump!
Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace chats with Joan Smalls from MTV's "House Of Style."
When Against Me!'s Tom Gabel made the brave decision in May 2012 to come out as transgender and to publicly transition into life as Laura Jane Grace, she quietly broke the news via a Rolling Stone article. And for someone in the public eye, known for his rugged, car-wheels-on-a-gravel-road voice and alpha-male punk appeal, the artist -- and woman -- now known as Laura did so with a quiet grace and effortless elegance that spoke more about her character and heart than about her decision to wear lipstick and wedge boots. This wasn't a publicity stunt cooked up by management. It was an earnest, honest attempt to reconcile her own internal gender conflict and live freely as a woman still capable of fronting a punk band with as much swagger, bravado, and confidence as the man she once lived as.
That said, she still needed new clothes.
MTV "House Of Style" host Joan Smalls headed down to St. Augustine Florida, where Laura opened up her home and her closet -- literally -- and let Joan in on her collection of little black dresses, holdovers from her days as Tom (a filthy denim vest, and a Dead Kennedys shirt held together by safety pins), Target must-haves (I feel you, girl!) and yes, painful but highly stylish Margiela boots.
Watch Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace discuss transitioning into her transgender style on "House Of Style."