Somewhere along the way, The Janoskians made the transition from YouTube-famous comedy troupe to surprisingly decent boy band. Given the crossover success of other social media superstars like Troye Sivan and Shawn Mendes, you can’t help but think the Australian five-piece is due for a breakthrough with new single “That’s What She Said”.
The band’s follow-up to irritatingly catchy viral hits “Real Girls Eat Cake” and “This Freakin Song” drops September 9. The video, which was filmed on a Californian beach, arrives the same day. Unfortunately, you can’t preview the song on iTunes yet but you can pre-order it. The Janoskians’ latest jam is described as having a “snazzy ska beat”. Can’t wait. See their North American tour dates after the jump. More »
Since finding fame on NBC’s The Sing-Off back in 2011, the guys and gal of Pentatonix have well and truly found their niche with razor-sharp a cappella-pop covers and mash-ups. Expect their fan base to widen considerably when the vocal group’s next EP PTX Vol. 3 drops of September 23. (They also have a second holiday record coming on October 10).
The first taste of Pentatonix’s new EP was a relentlessly cheerful cover of Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea‘s “Problem” but they surpass that feel-good fest with a winning mash-up of Sam Smith features. The group effortlessly combines Disclosure‘s “Latch” with Naughty Boy‘s “La La La” — creating something entirely new. Watch the simple but effective video up top. More »
The gents from Milky Chance are slowly but surely ascending the Billboard Hot 100 with rising hit “Stolen Dance”. (It’s currently sitting at number 66). The infectious folk-pop anthem conquered the charts across Europe before wreaking similar havoc in Australia and New Zealand, so expect to see the unlikely earworm climb a lot higher before the end of the year.
Given the buzz surrounding the track, it’s about time Milky Chance set a US release date for debut LP Sadnecessary. It will hit stores on October 14 but that will be preceded by a limited edition vinyl release on September 30. And if you pre-order the album on iTunes, you’ll get “Flashed Junk Mind” (the band’s second single in some markets) in advance. See the full tracklist, which remains the same as the international version, after the jump. More »
Gorgon City are currently working “Unmissable” as their fourth single off upcoming debut LP Sirens (due out October 7), but one track they might consider for next in line is “Go All Night.” The booming deep house cut features the powerhouse vocals of Jennifer Hudson, and it was co-written by Kiesza.
Over the holiday weekend UK duo Gorgon City tossed short snippets of each Sirens album track on Instagram. Head below to get just a taste of what Academy Award winner J-Hud sounds like when she takes her unmistakeable voice to the club. More »
Jennifer Lopez shot a sexy pictorial for an upcoming issue of Elle magazine UK and kindly shared some of the snaps on Instagram. In one eye-popping black-and-white photo, the stunning 45-year-old shows off her world-famous booty by climbing a staircase in a dress short enough to be a jacket. She completes the look by rocking sexy, thigh-high boots.
As for the other pic? It’s a classic beauty shot… but let’s be real, all eyes are on that behind! The shoot ties in nicely with J.Lo’s new single “Booty”. The timeless diva just unveiled a new remix of the song featuring Iggy Azalea and has already wrapped up the video. It’s just catchy enough to reignite her A.K.A. campaign, so plan on seeing more of Jennifer’s butt in the near future. See the pics after the jump. More »
Ready for a sonic escape?
Following the release of her Cocaine 80s-assisted “To Love & Die” and “The Pressure” (along with the video, which just dropped today), honey-voiced LA songstress Jhene Aiko‘s dreamy debut album, Souled Out, has arrived one week ahead of schedule.
The long awaited full-length debut is a follow-up to Aiko’s critically acclaimed 2013 Sail Out EP, which spawned her hit “The Worst,” and features production by No I.D. and Fisticuffs, as well as features from Common, her daughter Namiko and her late brother, Miyagi.
Listen to the atmospheric record right now on iTunes, and let us know what you think about the LP in the comments below. More »