We're newly obsessed with Controller's angular dance rock.
We don't like to brag, but we get a lot of new music submissions at Buzzworthy. And as much as we'd like to make EVERYONE a STAHHHR, few bands have piqued our interest quite like NYC's Controller. Wanna know why? Well, call us jaded, but lately it seems like every Brooklyn band just wants to play sad sack, pastoral, manic pixie-approved indie rock. And while obviously we're major suckers for the aforementioned manic pixie indie rock, one listen to Controller's angular Bloc Party-meets-U2 dance rock has us yearning for, say, the year 2004 -- that faraway time when people actually lost their cool and danced to rock 'n' roll.
Listen to Controller after the jump.
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.
Rihanna takes (another) sexy selfie, this time with balloons!
What do you get a famous pop star like Rihanna to celebrate stuff like her new "777" documentary, her Diamonds World Tour, and most important, her recent single status? Some more leafy attire? NOPE! You get her a bunch of colorful balloons! See? It doesn't matter how famous (or how old) you are -- balloons are a classic and perfect celebratory gift. Now, let's take bets: How long do you think it took before Rihanna sucked the helium out of those balloons? Two minutes after her Instagram post? Three minutes? Four?
The "Pour It Up" singer shared her photo on Instagram with an excited but expletive-laced caption. (We can't post it here, but here's the gist: "THANKS FOR THE BALLOONS, FRIENDS! I LOVE YOU GUYS! COULDN'T HAVE RULED THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU!) Anyway, you really have to love Ri's way of thanking her friends for gifts by taking sexy selfies. We don't suggest using Rihanna's thank-you method for when your grandma gives you birthday money -- that would be weird. But we're mostly hoping that all you single bros out there are taking notes! Now that Rihanna and Chris Brown have allegedly broken up (again), this photo serves as the perfect hint for how to woo/impress Rihanna. Just don't go too far by sending her any balloon animals. She might think she's getting hit on by a circus clown, and that's just plain TERRIFYING.
Photo credit: @badgalriri
Selena Gomez opens up about Justin Bieber in the June 2013 issue of InStyle!
Happy Selena Gomez week, Selenators! You must be EXHAUSTED! Because just after watching Selena's brand-new (and incredibly sultry) "Come & Get It" video, today we're getting a first peek at Selena's cover shot for InStyle's June 2013 issue! And yes, while we'd like to say a few words about Selena's stunning indigo one-piece (we'll leave that up to the MTV Style girls), what we're really drooling about over here is that Selena has FINALLY said a few words about her maybe-maybe-not relationship with Justin Bieber. Because God knows we've been dying to know SOMETHING about the whole ordeal.
Read more about Selena Gomez's InStyle interview after the jump.
It's time for another round of "5 Must-Hear Pop Songs of the Week"!
This week's roundup features a heartbreaking moment from an "X Factor" Queen, an almighty trance anthem from the No. 1 DJ in the world, and another certified banga from Belgium's favorite Dominican dance-pop diva. Check it out!
1.) Little Boots, "All For You"
After months of teasers, remixes, and singles, Little Boots has at long last unveiled her nighttime nu-disco opus, Nocturnes. The result is an unsurprisingly stellar collection of throbbing, moody tunes for the dance floor and pensive nocturnal jams, including "All For You," one of the shimmering highlights of the record. The emotional mid-tempo track, co-crafted with Hercules and Love Affair's Andy Butler, slowly chugs along a bouncing synth pulse with the earnest devotion of Lana Del Rey, and a chorus that plays like Kylie Minogue covering Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill."
+ LISTEN TO LITTLE BOOTS, "ALL FOR YOU"
Listen to more Must-Hear Pop Songs 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.
Britney Spears' abs are ON ANOTHER LEVEL in Shape magazine.
Wanna know what we use for gym motivation? Oh, just Britney Spears' "I'm A Slave 4 U" video where she's sweating profusely and twerking her rock-hard abs. Wanna know what we're using NOW for going-to-the-gym motivation? Oh, just Britney's new June Shape magazine cover where her "Slave"-caliber abs are on full display. Only this is AFTER squeezing out two kids! It's UNREAL!
Decked in a super-revealing bathing suit that's either a one-piece, bikini, or both (Are you taking notes, Nicki Minaj?), Britney went into detail about her upcoming Vegas residency (YESSSSSSSS!) and workout routine (which we imagine isn't too far off from Justin Bieber's workout routine): "I'm doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to a lot of cardio -- hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez. The [Vegas] performances won't be simple -- they'll be a massive party from start to finish. And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed."
Wow, well, that routine is paying OFF, bb! Keep up the good work! Also, just know that today you've inspired us to swap our traditional mac & cheese + Ben & Jerry's lunch for some healthy crudités and water.
Photo credit: Shape
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.
Yes, that is Niall Horan, and yes, he's sleeping in sunglasses and a baseball cap. Ain't no thang.
What's that they say? Payback's a b****? Yep, that is precisely what they say, plus that whole "karma is a boomerang" principal. Well, both are ringing especially true for One Direction's Niall Horan right now. Because do you remember when Niall took this epic selfie with his drooling, sleeping friend in the background? Well, guess Niall shouldn't have fallen asleep anywhere in the vicinity of fellow prankster and One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik, because as you can see, Zayn is in no way opposed to taking pics of Niall while he's asleep on the tour bus! Also, let's just point out (you know, for emphasis) that the kid is fully conked out wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap.
Honestly, the whole "taking a sleeping picture of someone" thing should technically score super high on the "you're a creep!" meter, but there's just something about Niall's adorable, peaceful face that makes us categorize this in the "cute" section of our brains. Along with the photo of a clearly pooped Niall taking a snooze, Zayn captioned, "check this diva out!! asleep with his shades on pfft ha !! x." Not sure why, but we have a sneaking suspicion that if Zayn had taken this photo about one minute later, a significant dribble of drool would be sliding down that diva's mouth. Also, sorry for saying the word "drool" before lunch.
Photo credit: @zaynmalik