Pierce The Veil show off some bullfighting skills in their "Bulls In The Bronx" video.
Last month, after seeing a few behind-the-scenes photos of Pierce The Veil's "Bulls In The Bronx" video, we felt wildly speculative about whether or not we could expect any choreographed dancing from the band. Well, we were a little off. The video does feature some sensual, Spanish-influenced dancing, but the boys themselves mostly confine their moves to the guitar-wielding persuasion.
Watch Pierce The Veil's "Bulls In The Bronx" after the jump.
Watch Atlas Genius' "Artist To Watch" live performance at NYC's Webster Hall!
When bands adapt to the elements in an "anything-can-happen" situation, and STILL put on an amazing show, that's the mark of a true "Artist To Watch" right there. Australian indie rockers Atlas Genius were faced with such a situation when performing at NYC's Webster Hall for their "Artist To Watch Live" performance this past week (check out photos from their show here). Right in the middle of their set, a PA exploded, and the band was forced to finish their performance without electricity. But despite their electrical setback, the guys STILL brought down the house with a brilliant stripped-down performance of songs like "Trojans" and "All These Girls." So, if you aren't familiar with MTV Artists To Watch Atlas Genius, now would be the perfect time to GET familiar. Pfft, who needs power, anyway?
Watch Atlas Genius perform "If So," "Trojans," "Back Seat," and more at NYC's Webster Hall after the jump.
MTV's latest Artist To Watch is pop singer and YouTube sensation Austin Mahone.
We hardly need to introduce you to our latest MTV Artist To Watch: 17-year-old pop wunderkind, dancer, and the next Justin Bieber hopeful, Austin Mahone. But just in case you can't call yourself a "Mahomie" yet or haven't listened to Austin's sparkling pop gems (if not, please listen to "11:11," the Flo Rida-assisted "Say You're Just A Friend," and "Say Somethin" STAT), then sit yourself down as we delve into the finer points of Austin's pop past and (what is sure to be promising) future.
Read more about Austin Mahone after the jump.
Watch Jessie Ware's "Artist To Watch" live performance at NYC's Webster Hall!
It's hard to believe that we only just met Jessie Ware, the bewitching English pop-soul nightingale, MTV's Artist to Watch, and seductive singer of songs like "Devotion," "Sweet Talk," and "If You're Never Gonna Move." To celebrate the impending release of her full-length Stateside debut, Devotion (dropping on April 16th -- um, happy day after Tax Day to us!), Jessie stopped by NYC's Webster Hall last Friday night for her MTV "Artist To Watch" Live showcase (check out photos from the night here!). Hopefully you had a chance to tune into our livestream, but just in case life got in the way (as it oft does), or you were just out doin' your Friday night thing, now you can watch full-length videos from Jessie's entire set right here, including live performances of "Wildest Moments," "Night Light," "Running," and more! If you're not a vowed Warewolf yet, giddy up.
Watch Jessie Ware perform "Wildest Moments," "Running," "If You're Never Gonna Move," and more at NYC's Webster's Hall after the jump.
Meet MTV's latest Artist To Watch: highbrow indie rock quartet Alt-J.
There are a few things to know about the Cambridge, U.K.-based, Leeds-formed Alt-J, the first of which being that they're an indie rock band who DO. NOT. MESS. AROUND. Each track in the four-piece's repertoire is its own perfectionist work of art, like the Wild Beasts-esque "Matilda," the heavier-than-expected "Fitzpleasure," and the xylophone-tinged "Breezeblocks." Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, a quirky mixture of folk, pop, hip-hop, trip-hop, and synth riffs, took a whopping five years to complete before the members were satisfied (who has that kind of patience?). But their dedication didn't go unrewarded -- Alt-J took home the prestigious British Mercury Prize for their 2012 disc. That's like the musical equivalent of being admitted to Harvard -- fitting, really, since Alt-J were originally a college band. But how many of those actually "make" it?
Read more about Alt-J after the jump.
Watch Austin Mahone make tough calls in a game of "This Or That."
We're not about playing favorites here at Buzzworthy (we love all of our pop stars equally), but that doesn't mean we can't play a harmless game of "This Or That" with the next available celebrity, right? And after watching Austin Mahone SLAY audiences at MTV's latest Artist To Watch showcase, we thought, why not ask the "Say You're Just A Friend" singer and Taylor Swift tourmate a few questions about his preferences? Because clearly Austin's a young stunna, and stunnas are often faced with hard decisions, like picking faves between Demi Lovato and Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber, and sweet versus salty. Watch it below!
Watch Austin Mahone play "This Or That" after the jump.
Get "Devoted" to MTV's latest Artist To Watch: U.K. soul songstress Jessie Ware.
U.K. soul singer Jessie Ware is not your average pop star. With her low-key, nu-soul singles and cascade of long dark hair, Jessie is a refreshing change from her U.K. pop familiars; she's got much more Frank Ocean-brand introspection and Solange-inspired retro throwback in her than, say, Emeli Sandé or AlunaGeorge cheek 'n' sass (not that we mind those things). And despite all her obvious talent and should-be showmanship, Jessie's on and offstage persona exudes a charming warmth, grace, elegance, and humility that instantly endears her to fans and critics alike.
Read more about Jessie Ware after the jump.
Senses Fail explore a harder, sludgier sound on their latest album, "Renacer."
Three notes into the grinding track of Senses Fail's Renacer, it's pretty clear we're in for a much heavier approach than we've come to expect from the band. The sludgy, looping riff and scorching vocals are a stark turn from the cleaner, poppier songs that made the New Jersey post-hardcore quartet scene favorites on albums like 2004's classic Let It Enfold You up through 2010's The Fire. "When you look in the mirror, are you the person you thought you'd be?" Buddy Nielsen screams. The band's answer is clearly no.
Listen to Senses Fail's Renacer after the jump.
Meet MTV's latest Artist To Watch: electro-house pioneer Zedd.
Russian-German EDM prodigy Zedd might be soft-spoken, but his electro-house concoctions are the musical equivalent of an atom bomb (minus the danger). Drawing influence from dubstep, prog-house, and complextro, Zedd's worked behind the scenes with multiple musicians before coming into his own as a solo artist -- and let's just say his résumé's not short. To date, Zedd's remixed The Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber (he co-produced "Beauty And A Beat" with Max Martin), Skrillex, AND Lady Gaga. And speaking of Lady Gaga, Zedd's producing her hotly anticipated ARTPOP album, and the two are so tight that Zedd even planned to do eight dates on her now-canceled Born This Way Ball tour (maybe next time, bbs). All canceled tour dates aside, when Mother Monster name-drops you, you'd better listen up, and fast.
Learn more about Zedd after the jump.
Stream Gold Fields' "Black Sun" album before it drops next week!
2013's already shaping up to be a defining year for Australian dance masters Gold Fields. Playing Cut Copy-meets-Bloc Party dark-horse party singles, Gold Fields' tightly wound minor-key electro-pop arrangements are not only a pleasure to witness in concert, but they're basically begging for a spot on every DJ's playlist -- especially the ones who can't get enough new wave. Now, after releasing a self-titled EP in 2011, working the 2012 SXSW circuit, and touring all over the U.S., they're just on the cusp of unveiling their first full-length album, Black Sun.
+ Listen to Gold Fields' Black Sun after the jump.