2013 Hangout Fest performers twenty | one | pilots reveal their must-know summer festival tips.
Need we remind you again that SUMMER'S COMING? Yep, the weather's warming up (any day now, we swear), and all we can think about are pool parties, beach soirees, and outdoor music festivals. Actually, to rephrase: beach parties and outdoor music festivals COMBINED. That's why we cannot WAIT to spend this weekend rocking out at the 2013 Hangout Music Festival at Alabama's Gulf Shore (hosting names like Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit, Stevie Wonder, and more). And you know us -- we like to be prepared. What to bring?! That's why we caught up with rap-rock-tronica duo and fellow Hangout Music Festival performers twenty | one | pilots to chat summer festival-going tips.
Watch twenty | one | pilots' summer festival tips after the jump.
Watch "Live From MTV: Demi Lovato" on MTV at 5 p.m. ET!
Hey, Lovatics! Do you know what day it is? No, really, do you know what day it is?! Oh, it's just DEMI LOVATO DAY. That's right: The "Heart Attack" singer's fourth studio album, Demi, drops TODAY, and Demi's celebrating her latest release by hanging out with MTV this afternoon for an exclusive 30-minute interview (and "Twitterview") with MTV News' Christina Garibaldi and Buzzworthy's Tamar Anitai! So, if you can manage to tear yourselves away from listening to Demi's new album for exactly one half-hour, then be sure to stop everything and tune in at 3 p.m. ET to watch "Live From MTV: Demi Lovato" on MTV.com.
Livestream "Live From MTV: Demi Lovato" right here at 3 p.m. ET, and remember to tweet your Demi questions using the hashtag #AskDemi to @MTVBuzzworthy!
+ Livestream Demi Lovato's interview on "Live From MTV: Demi Lovato."
Check out everything that went on at Hangout Fest 2013, including interviews, performances and getting chill from the Shores at Hangout.MTV.com.
Watch a mysterious trip back to the farm in Snowden's "So Red" video.
Here's a "Twilight Zone" episode for you: Snowden's "So Red" video chronicles a mysterious trip to a farm, featuring a runaway horse, wordless desperation and, um, extensive crotch shots. Nice pants, bro. The evocative video, produced by NY-based production house LANDED, leaves the plot loose, focusing on its handsome hero's arrival in the field after daydreaming of his pal the horse and making his way out to the country. It's a love story! The footage is more faded and sun-kissed than any particular color -- "So Instagram" is probably a bad name for an indie rock song, though.
Watch Snowden's "So Red" video after the jump.
Har Mar Superstar gets soulful in his "Lady, You Shot Me" video.
Considering the source, the often ironic Sean Tillman, aka Har Mar Superstar, we're not sure whether or not to take this video for his obsession-worthy song "Lady, You Shot Me" at face value or not. We suppose it's technically possible to be heart-on-sleeve and tongue-in-cheek at the same time. Call it tongue-on-sleeve, maybe? (No, that's gross, don't call it that.)
Watch Har Mar Superstar's "Lady, You Shot Me" video after the jump.
Kendrick Lamar buries the past in his new "B**** Don't Kill My Vibe" video.
Even in Kendrick Lamar's brief time in the spotlight, he's managed to grab us with his unbeatable lyrics and rhyming ability, and meticulously planned videos like "Poetic Justice" (no wonder Lady Gaga wanted to work with him). Now, in his new "B**** Don't Kill My Vibe" video, K-Dot's attending a funeral with family and friends... but there's a little more than meets the eye.
Watch Kendrick Lamar's "B**** Don't Kill My Vibe" video after the jump.
Solange goes on a super-stylish tour of Brooklyn in her new "Locked In Closets" mini-video.
Here's how we imagine a friend-date with alt-R&B singer Solange would go: First, we'd get brunch at some Brooklyn bohemerie (new word!), then we'd color-coordinate our outfits to our surroundings, pick out some flowers and go record shopping, THEN we'd get haircuts and go dancing. Well, even if our Brooklyn friend-date with Solange only exists in our minds, we CAN enhance the fantasy with Solange's new "Locked In Closets" mini-video.
Watch Solange's "Locked In Closets" video after the jump.
Pop star worlds collide! One Direction covered Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."
We may or may not have thought about what it would sound like if One Direction covered an *NSYNC song ("Digital Get Down," anyone?), a Backstreet Boys song, or even a song by
their arch nemesis The Wanted. Want to know what we've never fantasized about, however? Oh, just One Direction covering Celine Dion's iconic record and "Titanic" theme song, "My Heart Will Go On." Well, that exact scenario happened at 1D's concert in Berlin this past Saturday, and once we got over our initial knee-jerk "UGH CELINE DION" shock, we not only decided that we were OK with it, but that we kind of liked it!
Watch One Direction cover Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" after the jump.
Tommy & The High Pilots do the "I Like Someone!" dance in their new "Outta My Head" video.
You know that feeling when you meet somebody special and you don't have to do that whole first-date "So, what do you do?" routine? Like, when everything flows so effortlessly that suddenly over the course of two weeks you realize that you haven't ONCE worried about whether or not they'd text back? Because you knew that they just WOULD? Well, Santa Barbara's power-pop collective Tommy & The High Pilots should know what we're talking about in their colorful new "Outta My Head" video (the latest single off of their upcoming disc, Only Human), which essentially illustrates the universal, euphoric "THEY LIKE ME BACK!!" dance.
Watch Tommy & The High Pilots' "Outta My Head" video after the jump.
Citizen describe losing someone important in their new single, "The Summer."
Just when we were getting used to the idea of a new wave of bands reaching back to the glory days (aka the bummer days) of vintage emo, we're already jumping ahead to the brand-new days (or Brand New days, we should say). It's getting kind of hard to keep track of where we are in time lately; sometimes it feels like we're in a music-themed episode of "Lost." ("We have to go back!!")
Speaking of being lost, it's a feeling that the boys of Michigan's Citizen sound like they're familiar with on "The Summer," the first song off their upcoming album, Youth, on Run For Cover Records.
Listen to Citizen's "The Summer" after the jump.
Lana Del Rey channels Daisy Buchanan in her new "Young And Beautiful" video.
Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" film adaptation has hit the big screen, so it makes sense that he'd tap Lana Del Rey -- the pop game's Daisy Buchanan -- to release a video for the soundtrack. Her offering, "Young and Beautiful," finds Del Rey channeling some of the film's spirit and the era's fragile glamour.
Watch Lana Del Rey's "Young And Beautiful" video after the jump. Read More...