Watch the premiere of One Direction's "Kiss You Alternate Version" and see if you're a 1D ticket giveaway winner!
++ UPDATE! Watch MTV Buzzworthy announce the winners of One Direction's sold-out N.J. concert ticket giveaway! ++
Remember how we told you One Direction will premiere the alternate version of their "Kiss You" video exclusively on MTV and how MTV Buzzworthy and One Direction are giving away three pairs of tickets to 1D's sold-out concert at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on July 2, 2013? Of course you do... you're Directioners! Nothing 1D-related escapes you. And if you recall... TODAY IS THE DAY! So sit back, brush your hair to the side, and enjoy even MORE shirtless surfing moments from your favorite boy band.
Watch One Direction's "Kiss You Alternate Version" video and get important news on the ticket giveaway after the jump!
"Do I have a lot of money? Maybe."
First off, we are delighted that Lil Wayne is feeling better after his recent stay at the hospital. We know he's a man with "No Worries," but WE started having a few after reading tweets about "last rites" and stuff. One thing we're NOT worried about, however, is Wayne footing that pesky hospital bill, especially after watching him boast about his incredible wealth in the video for "Rich As F***" featuring 2 Chainz. The track from Weezy's forthcoming I Am Not A Human Being II album is exactly what you'd expect from the title: Dude has a bank account like your phone number... that would be with the area code.
Watch Lil Wayne featuring 2 Chainz's "Rich As F***" video after the jump.
All Time Low go for a magical ride in their "Somewhere In Neverland" video.
"Wendy, run away with me," All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth sings in "Somewhere in Neverland." But don't look for Peter Pan in the band's new video. Instead, Gaskarth and the band (and a mysterious blonde, whose name I bet you can guess) look for magic on their own, escaping the snooze cruise of working 9 to 5 and leaping into an animated adventure. The video, full of props and construction paper straight from your high school play, captures the band flying a hot-air balloon into space and through a magic cave, where they attempt to eat dinner with giant-size silverware. All that, plus Gaskarth shooting the band out of a cannon. Boom.
Watch All Time Low's "Somewhere In Neverland" video after the jump.
Fangirl-ing over Watsky's "Cardboard Castles" video, big time.
Aside from his fierce rapping skills, our favorite thing about Watsky is his first name: GEORGE. (There's something special about a rapper named "George," amirite? It's like he might as well be wearing a cable-knit sweater and pleated khakis.) "George" kinda sounds like a dad-ish name, doesn't it? Well, while we couldn't envision Watsky as a dad just yet (songs like "Strong As An Oak" and "Moral Of The Story" are a little too profanity-laden for that), Watsky still manages to demonstrate a paternal side in the video for "Cardboard Castles," the title track off his forthcoming album, out March 12. And did we mention that the entire album is available for streaming RIGHT NOW? We know -- Watsky's such a doll (in case you couldn't already tell by HIS FACE!).
Watch Watsky's "Cardboard Castles" video after the jump.
Elliot Babin of Dad Punchers goes for a surf in his new "Tire Swing" video.
Between his roles as the drummer for post-hardcore revivalists Touché Amoré and thrashcore band DNF, Elliot Babin has spent a significant portion of the past few years on the road. You can't blame him for feeling a little down at times, right? As drummers often do, however, he's also spent some of that time behind the kit dreaming up songs of his own, which he recorded under the name Dad Punchers. The result, a self-titled LP out earlier this year on Sea Legs Records, is a blend of away-from-home weariness and throwback emo, best exemplified by "Tire Swing."
Watch Dad Punchers' "Tire Swing" after the jump.
Watch holychild turn an empty house into a glitter-filled party in their "Best Friends" video.
Hitting up clubs is so 2012. For their "Best Friends" video, Los Angeles duo holychild perform outside an abandoned home in Bombay Beach, California, rocking out without fear of noise violations or available electrical outlets. The band chills with biker kids and aging, mustache-loving beach bros, throwing their own demolition derby in the empty house. By the time they're done tearing it up, gold glitter's exploding from the air like a Ke$ha concert. Shout-out to the band's sassy dance moves.
Watch holychild's "Best Friends" video after the jump.
June Divided attempt a bank robbery in their brand-new video for "Secrets."
How's a rock band supposed to make any money these days anyway? Unless you've reached the Rihanna rung on the fame ladder, making a solid buck just isn't as easy as it used to be for your average musician (thank you, Napster, and every post-Napster downloading service). Perhaps that's why pop-rock/punk outfit June Divided felt the need to rob a bank in their video for "Secrets" -- that's the quickest cash solution, right? Those student loans and band fees won't pay themselves.
Watch June Divided's "Secrets" video after the jump.
Pillowfight's "Get Down" video is a love letter to life on the road.
Pillowfight is Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030) and Emily Wells -- and also a fun thing to do with your little brother. The unlikely duo's latest team-up is on "Get Down," a track about life on the road that doubles as a video love letter to touring. "Get on a bus, you might like it," Wells sings as cameras follow her pulling luggage to a hotel room. She devises her own ways to have fun between gigs: without playing with her food (definitely a tour no-no, right?), she turns boring meal plates and napkins into MOMA-worthy table art. So that's why you order room service.
Watch Pillowfight's "Get Down" video after the jump.
Isbells take Euro-folk-pop Stateside with their "Elation" video.
Belgian folk outfit Isbells have been waiting a long time to cross over into the States (which is maybe why they're so..."elated"? More on that in a minute). And they totally deserve a shot at stardom across the pond -- Gaëtan Vandewoude & Co. have been spreading the folk-pop gospel since 2009, playing more than 150 shows in Europe, Australia, China, and Japan, and making the rounds at festivals like the Netherlands' EuroSonic and the U.K.'s The Great Escape. (Man, why don't we live in Europe??) That's not to say America hasn't gotten a small taste of Vandewoude's soft-spoken, woodsy world; so far Isbells have released a four-song EP Heading For The Newborn in the States, and now, they'll release 2012's Stoalin' Stateside in March. But first, get lost in the video for the album's lead single, "Elation."
Watch Isbells' "Elation" video after the jump.
Doe Eye attends a noir house party in her new "Hotel Fire" video.
Typically when you hear about a new band, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, "I wonder where they got their name from?" No such issue here with Maryam Qudus, aka Doe Eye; the answer becomes obvious about 20 seconds into the video for her song "Hotel Fire," off the John Vanderslice-produced Hotel Fire EP. In fact, the only thing more smoldering than the San Francisco vocalist's gaze is the literally smoldering fire engulfing the track's titular hotel.
Watch Doe Eye's "Hotel Fire" video after the jump.