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...
Something tells us Mac Miller's "Watching Movies" might be rated NC-17.
We don't want to sound weird, but we'd be into just about ANYTHING featuring a nude Mac Miller. (What?! We have a thing for vaguely emo rappers who know how to love!) Well, lucky for us, Mac's sophomore studio album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off (dropping June 18!), features exactly that.
And that's not all of today's good Mac Miller-related news: Along with Mac's nake-o album art comes a slightly less naked single: "Watching Movies."
Listen to Mac Miller's "Watching Movies" after the jump.
HAIM team up with Leonard Friend for a brand-new "Falling" remix (and video).
Los Angeles indie rock sister act HAIM seem kind of in love with everything retro, and frankly we're still reeling from their '90s R&B meets Fleetwood Mac single, "Falling." So it's probably a good idea that the 2013 mtvU Woodies performers would team up with R&B-pop singer-producer Alex Feder, aka Leonard Friend, to remix their highly addictive single, which comes newly packaged with auditory references to Zapp, Phil Collins, and TLC. (What, no Fleetwood?). Oh, AND there's a groovy (that's a purposeful adjective -- you'll see why in a second) new music video to match!
Watch HAIM's "Falling (Leonard Friend Remix)" video after the jump.
Miguel and Mariah Carey sing each other's praises in their "#Beautiful" video.
It's not like we didn't know Mariah Carey's arms were seriously toned (I mean, did you SEE her Cinderella wedding vow renewal dress??), but HOLY EFF, MiMi looks unreal in her "#Beautiful" video featuring soulful throwback R&B crooner Miguel! It's like the return of the "Fantasy"-era abs up in here, and we are NOT complaining.
Watch Mariah Carey's "#Beautiful" video featuring Miguel after the jump.
Justin Bieber will be an animated character on this Sunday's "The Simpsons."
+ Justin Bieber will be featured in this Sunday's "The Simpsons" episode. Justin gave fans a sneak peek of what his animated character will look like when he tweeted the above pic. (E!)
+ Randy Jackson has announced this season's "American Idol" will be his last. He's been a judge since the show's inception and has remained for 12 seasons. "I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry," he said in a statement. (MTV News)
+ Taylor Swift will appear in the season finale of "New Girl," which airs on May 14. Check out the promo for the episode, which features Tay's awesome "surprised face" look. (Idolator)
+ Kendrick Lamar was interviewed by Erykah Badu for Interview magazine! In the feature, he dished on groupies and talked about his recording process. "I'm very intricate about that stuff when I go into the studio -- it has to sound the way I heard it in my head," he explained. (RapFix)
+ Kanye West might make a cameo in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." According to reports, he was seen in Atlanta filming scenes for the sequel. One of them involved a giant fight. (E!)
+ Listen to The-Dream's "High Art," featuring Jay-Z. The song appears on IV Play, which will be released on May 28. (RapFix)
+ Miley Cyrus may have nabbed the top spot on Maxim's Hot 100 list, but some other fab artists also appear. Selena Gomez places at No. 2, and Rihanna is No. 3. (Just Jared Jr.)
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Kyle Andrews is all about the good times in his new track, "The Way To Wonder."
Nashville's Kyle Andrews, an indie pop player since 2006, not only has an obvious knack for next-level infectious melodies, but he's somehow mastered the art of hooks with a sound so unshakably happy, it could even make Debbie Downer crack a smile. In terms of sound, Kyle's style lands somewhere between the whimsy of fun., the plucky pitter-patter of Good Old War, and the vocal expressiveness of Conor Oberst. But unlike Mr. Oberst, Kyle has no malaise to speak of, and his predilection towards pure, no-holds-barred ebullience is currently on full display in "The Way To Wonder," the lead single off of his forthcoming album, Brighter Than The Sun.
Listen to Kyle Andrews' "The Way to Wonder" after the jump.
Goldroom show off some new dance moves in "Only You Can Show Me."
Bold-colored hoodies, short shorts, bodacious beards -- nope, it's not an American Apparel ad. Instead, Goldroom's new "Only You Can Show Me" video gathers a model-worthy crew to show off their dance moves over a summery beat, with blown-out lighting blasting even more color across the rainbow-hued sartorial choices. This reminds us: We definitely need some new spring hoodies.
Watch Goldroom Featuring Mereki's "Only You Can Show Me" video after the jump.
Pop and electro come together on Duke Dumont's irresistible dance track "Need U (100%)."
There's a lot that the worlds of pop music and electronic have to teach each other. Setting aside the fact that most of what we'd call Top 40 music now is basically EDM dressed up in flashier clothes, we know that successful crossover producers often find their way to songwriting by teasing out the essential elements of a proper pop hit for their remix work. That's where burgeoning U.K. super-producer Adam Dyment, better known as Duke Dumont, got his start -- remixing tracks for the likes of Lilly Allen, AlunaGeorge, and Santigold, among many others. That sense of tunefulness -- the importance of a song -- carries over into Dumont's own original production, like his recent single "Need U (100%)."
Watch Duke Dumont's Featuring A*M*E's "Need U (100%)" video after the jump.