Emblem3 have the perfect California day in their "Chloe (You're The One I Want)" lyric video.
Emblem3 are kind of LIVING IT UP right now. Not only did the trio come in fourth on the second season of "The X Factor," but they're currently trekking across the country in a pimped-out tour bus for their "Goin' Back To Cali" road trip! So it makes total sense that the boys' newly unleashed "Chloe (You're The One I Want)" lyric video would be as "Cali"-themed as a video could get. It's got sun, happiness, beaches, and palm trees, and nobody is sweating! (That one still baffles us.)
Watch Emblem3's "Chloe (You're The One I Want)" lyric video after the jump.
Leah LaBelle brings all the boys to the yard in her "Lolita" video.
We're not ones to ignore a Pharrell co-sign (that's, like, HUGE in our book), which is why we're paying close attention to Leah LaBelle (Pharrell's protégé and Season 3 "American Idol" alum) and her newly released "Lolita" video, off her forthcoming debut album (due sometime in 2013). You may have first heard Leah's retro-tinged, Pharrell-produced jam back in January, and now that her saucy, sexy video is out, well, let's just say that this is one you'll want to watch at home. Ideally with your boyfriend or girlfriend on speed dial.
Watch Leah LaBelle's "Lolita" video after the jump.
All Time Low strip down "Backseat Serenade" for their second "Buzzworthy Live" acoustic performance.
"Backseat Serenade"'s the type of song that feels like school's out forever, and All Time Low's the kind of band we wanna skip school with forever. Which is why we had the band -- whose fifth album, Don't Panic, shot to No. 1 late last year -- back to Buzzworthy for their second "Buzzworthy Live" acoustic performance. (Long-time All Time Low fans + stalkers alike may recall their unforgettable "Buzzworthy Live" acoustic performance of "For Baltimore" that the band shot back in October of 2012. All Time Low -- so nice we had 'em twice.)
Watch All Time Low's "Buzzworthy Live" acoustic performance of "Backseat Serenade" after the jump.
The Wanted reenact classic boy band videos in their "Walks Like Rihanna" clip.
In our heads, The Wanted's "Walks Like Rihanna" video (the lead single off The Wanted's upcoming 2013 album) would either be an "America's Next Top Model"-style competition to find the next professional "Rihanna Walker," OR it would be a montage of 10,000 actual Rihannas traipsing around the city. Well, we hate to disappoint, but the boys finally released their "Walks Like Rihanna" video last night, and neither of our scenarios panned out. And even though we were bummed that Rihanna didn't show up for a cameo, we had absolutely NO problem seeing The Wanted re-enact iconic scenes from other famous boy band videos! Meaning, if you've ever wondered what The Wanted would look like dressed up like the Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC, then today's your lucky day.
Watch The Wanted's "Walks Like Rihanna" video after the jump.
Selena Gomez invokes the elements in her brand-new "Come & Get It" video.
Selena Gomez has spent much of 2013 attempting to gracefully reinvent her image from a baby-faced Disney ingenue to a 20-year-old girl gone wild (while still keeping her bikini top on, thankyouverymuch) in "Spring Breakers." All baby faces aside, Selena's more than accomplished her growing up goal, what with news of an upcoming album, her "come hither" single "Come & Get It," a slinky, Bollywood-esque performance of said single at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and now, a sultry new video for "Come & Get It," which just premiered on "MTV First: Selena Gomez." Girl, you'll be a woman... uh, NOW.
Watch Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It" video after the jump.
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.
Becky G is the star of her neighborhood in her "Play It Again" video.
By now we're kind of under the impression that 2013 MTV Artist To Watch Becky G's career is foolproof. Why? Well, aside from her spitfire style and "no effs" attitude, the 16-year-old rapper already has a co-sign from Jennifer Lopez (remember that J. Lo cameo in Becky's "Becky From The Block" video?), which is basically like a co-sign from God him/herself. That said, we had no doubt that Becky's latest video, "Play It Again," set to appear on her upcoming debut album, would be anything other than a knockout. And duh, we were right!
Watch Becky G's "Play It Again" video after the jump.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Mosquito" video takes literal imagery to a new level.
There are a lot of music videos where the narrative is ambiguous and the symbolism is hard to tease out. Take "Sacrilege," for example, the first one from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' recent Mosquito album. Others, like the title track here, are a lot more straightforward. And by "straightforward" we mean "hammer on the nail repetitive and literal." That works too!
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Dylan Reynolds gets contemplative in his "Spanish Civil War" video.
We'll be blunt: Not a lot happens in Dylan Reynolds' "Spanish Civil War" video. In fact, aside from the 21-year-old alt-folk/pop musician sitting sideways with his hair blowing in the wind, literally NOTHING happens! But we kinda think that's the point, right? Because when your song is as minimalist and delicate as Mac Miller's bestie's "Spanish Civil War," the video's tone should probably match. And when have we ever NOT wanted to stare at a cute "in-touch-with-his-emotions" singer for a few solid minutes?
Watch Dylan Reynolds' "Spanish Civil War" video 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.