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.
Miley Cyrus went "Justin Bieber bed head"-chic at the 2013 Met Gala!
Last night approximately 1 billion celebrities flocked to the 2013 Met Gala in NYC, and it looked like one of the most spectacular red carpet events we've seen (on the internet) in a minute. Why? Well, for one thing the theme was "Punk: Chaos To Couture," which could easily be interpreted a variety of ways (especially when the guest list includes people like Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian). And speaking of Gala guests, Miley Cyrus, who usually seems more than happy to throw on a few punk-inspired spikes 'n' studs (preferably to the tune of Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell"), looked totally on point in a fishnet gown. Hmmm, but maybe she should've stuck to a classic mohawk, 'cause girlfriend's got some major JUSTIN BIEBER BED HEAD going on!
Yeah, remember that time Justin Bieber Instagramed his just-woken-up look? Well, Miley must've memorized Justin's 'do, showed it to her hairstylist, and said, "Screw Nancy Spungen and Blondie -- I want to look like THIS at tonight's Met Gala." Well, if anyone could pull it off, it'd be Miley! We know the "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" singer isn't afraid to channel a variety of artists, be it Justin Bieber or Billy Idol -- and you know what else this means? With a punk rock hairdo/Justin Bieber bed head, Miley can just roll out of bed for brunch the next morning! No shower necessary.
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Listen to Demi Lovato's brand-new jam, "Made In The USA."
It's a big day for Lovatics! Sorry, did we say "big"? We meant "GARGANTUAN." Not only can you stream Demi's latest album, Demi, in full (We're holding a champagne toast tonight at our place, and you're more than welcome to stop by), but you can also listen to Demi's (rumored) next single, "Made In The USA"!
Listen to Demi Lovato's "Made In The USA" after the jump.
Madonna + Beyoncé = BFF's 4 LYFE!
We'll just give you a minute to fully appreciate what's happening in the above image. No, really, just STARE at this photo of Beyoncé and Madonna from last night's 2013 Met Gala for 30 seconds. Don't be alarmed if you feel your heart rate escalate and your palms get a little sweaty. Because on WHAT PLANET has there ever been a photo with such a hefty dose of FIERCE?!? That's right: NOWHERE in the history of all photos.
Bey and Madge hit up the 2013 Met Gala last night, and in between hobnobbing with basically every celeb in the world, the two powerhouse superstars took a minute to pose with each other! And honestly, why shouldn't these ladies be tight? They've got a TON in common. For one thing, they both know what it's like to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show (although Madonna didn't kill the stadium lights), they know what it's like to sell out world tours, and perhaps most crucial, they both have singular stage names! WE CAN'T. Maybe Beyoncé can get Madonna's kid Lourdes to babysit Blue Ivy while the adults go out for a caviar-only dinner? Perfect idea!
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Listen to Demi Lovato's "Demi" in full, a week before its release!
+ ATTN Lovatics! Yesterday Demi Lovato shared the entire Demi album after fans unlocked songs via a Twitter campaign. Listen to the album now; it officially drops May 14. (Just Jared)
+ Beyoncé brought baby Blue Ivy on stage during her O2 Arena stop in London over the weekend! Watch a clip of the adorbz moment between momma and daughter, which took place while Bey was singing "Irreplaceable." (RapFix)
+ Speaking of Beyoncé, she and a host of A-listers attended last night's Met Gala (guess our invitations got lost in the mail); the theme of the night was punk. Check out photos of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and more. (MTV Style)
+ Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in jail, plus an additional three months of home confinement, after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges. (MTV News)
+ "American Idol" Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has canceled the remainder of his college tour dates. "Hey guys, due to doctor's orders I have to postpone my last few tour dates. They will be rescheduled!" the singer wrote on his Facebook page. (E!)
+ The funeral arrangements for Chris Kelly of Kris Kross have been set. His funeral will be held Thursday at Atlanta's Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, and a public viewing will take place Wednesday at Murray Brothers Funeral Home. (RapFix)
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Watch Theophilus London get romantic in his "Rio" video.
Theophilus London's a globe-trotting kinda dude, but the musician didn't have to head too far to film his video for "Rio": To conjure the memory of nights on the beach and too many umbrella-topped cocktails, London brings us a romantic, retro performance set in New York. The story begins in black-and-white, with a lone lady in search of a speakeasy. She finds it in an NYC hotel bar that bursts into color and a back room where London and the five-piece Menahan Street Band offer a vivid serenade.
Watch Theophilus London's "Rio" video after the jump.
Kanye West gives masterful side eye while walking with Kim Kardashian in NYC.
Don't look now, but Kanye West is back on top! No, not because of the possible album release date he tweeted a few days ago, but because he has proudly reclaimed his crown as the king of side eye! (Sorry, Rihanna.) Alongside his very pregnant better half, Kim Kardashian, Kanye is saying so much with just a glance. And what he's saying is, "Uh, the hell are you lookin' at?" Well, that's our first guess, anyway.
The "Mercy" rapper was snapped scowling while out with Kim in New York City (perhaps shopping for baby clothes?). Y'know, with a baby on the way, you'd think that Yeezy would be all smiles, right?? Maybe he was upset because Gucci was out of the perfect baby booties, or Givenchy flat out refused his concept for a custom bib. "WHAT YOU MEAN YOU DON'T WANT SPIT UP ON YOUR DESIGNS? I'M KANYE WEST. THIS IS RIDICULOUS." Of course all of this is purely speculative, and we're sure the people at Givenchy would give Kanye anything he wanted, but we're just grasping for straws about why he'd look so frowny while out with his lady and (almost) new baby. Well, let's look at the bright side: At least Kanye's got his side eye king title back!
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