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Paris Hilton’s “Come Alive” Video: Watch The Exotic Angel Of Song In Her Natural Settings

Jul 15th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Laying in a pink cloud high up in the skies. Lounging on a flower-strewn swing underneath a tree. Standing in front of blinding light with angel wings on her back. These are just a few of the images you’ll see of songbird Paris Hilton in the video for her latest Cash Money single “Come Alive,” and they all add to the dreamy nature of the dance track.

Oh, damn — wait! How can we forget the unicorn Paris pets lovingly, or the giant pink flower that opens during the, um, climax of the song? Surely this is like a typical day in the life of the singer/business diva, and you’re all invited to watch. Think of the “Come Alive” video as your passport to Hilton Heaven. More »

Lykke Li Unveils “Gunshot” Video: Watch

Jul 15th, 2014 // Comment
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Lykke Li staggers through a parking lot in her “Gunshot” video, directed by Fleur and Manu. One moment she’s slowly walking forward, the next her body convulses – and the other people in the parking lot all react differently to her behavior. One man peers over her shoulder to see if she’s alright. Boys circle around and push her around like grade school bullies. A much younger boy mimes shooting her, while a group of twerking girls pay her no mind.

“Gunshot” is off Lykke Li’s third album I Never Learn, which completes the loose trilogy that started with Youth Novels and 2011′s Wounded Rhymes. Surprisingly, she wrote the song after a mediation session. “[T]he words just came out kind of violent words,” she said to The Guardian. “So this is also the moment in, in a relationship where you’ve fucked up and some things you can never take back. I think that a lot of people can relate to that moment where it’s just gone forever.” More »

Jenny Lewis Premieres Hilarious Video For “Just One Of The Guys,” Starring Anne Hathaway And Kristen Stewart: Watch

Jul 15th, 2014 // Comment
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It’s been a bit since Rilo Kiley‘s Jenny Lewis released a solo album — six long years, to be exact. Well, have no fear, folks! The indie songstress is back in action with her much-awaited next solo LP,  Voyager. After releasing her latest Beck-produced hazy single “Just One Of The Guys” earlier in June, Jenny just premiered the track’s music video, and, from the looks of it, she’s pulling out all the stops.

Recruiting Hollywood actresses Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson, Jenny dons a dashing rainbow tuxedo and sings about how, even though she tries to be just one of the guys, there is “a little something inside” that won’t let her be. As if that wasn’t hilarious enough, Jenny, along with her longtime gal pals, suddenly transforms into a ridiculous tracksuit-wearing bros. Anne shows off her breakdancing moves whilst sporting a rat tail (!!!), Kristen effortlessly plays that one creep that everyone would do better to avoid, and Brie lets the world know that, believe it or not, she looks great with a blonde ‘stache. I mean, what’s not to love?

Check out the video up top, and let us know what you think in the comment section below! More »

Betty Who Performs “Somebody Loves You” On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’: Watch

Jul 15th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Oh, Betty Who!

It seems like only just yesterday when the “Somebody Loves You” diva first came strolling into our studio last year to chat with us about her debut The Movement EP. Since then, she’s been signed to a major label, released her Slow Dancing EP featuring “Heartbreak Dream” — and she’s heading out on tour with Katy Perry in Australia later this year. (Not too shabby.) Now, it’s time to add yet another accomplishment to the list: Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Dressed in a sexy sheer number (oh behave, Miss Who!) with her signature platinum coif slicked back, the Aussie-born chanteuse launched into a spirited rendition of the song that started it all: “Somebody Loves You.” As usual, Betty brought her infectious energy to the stage that we’ve come to know and love, happily bopping up and down to the joyous, synth-heavy tune alongside her band. With any luck, the feel-good jam will finally become the radio smash it deserves to be. Watch Betty Who perform “Somebody Loves You” up top. More »

Train’s “Angel In Blue Jeans” Video Features Danny Trejo, A Lot Of Guns & A Beautiful Girl: Watch

Jul 15th, 2014 // Comment
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Didn’t Pat Monahan watch the Machete movies? Train have enlisted ever-present character actor Danny Trejo for their gun-toting “Angel In Blue Jeans” video. Here, Monahan plays a crooked sheriff who has done Trejo wrong by holding him at gunpoint in the desert and stealing his girlfriend. Of course, there are two things that all involved should have known by this point: Machete don’t text and you don’t mess with his girl.

Trejo eventually hunts the band and his kidnapped better half down in an old dive bar, and that’s when the fireworks begin. More »

Weird Al Yankovic’s “Happy” Parody Video “Tacky” Stars Margaret Cho, Jack Black & Others: Watch

Jul 14th, 2014 // Comment
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“Weird Al” Yankovic, the virtual Energizer Bunny of music, is back with new album Mandatory Fun this week (it’s out July 15) and a video for “Tacky,” his goof on Pharrell William‘s ridiculously huge smash “Happy.” Fans of the enduring pop comedian will be happy to see him wriggling his arms and jumping around like a cad in downtown Los Angeles’ Palace Theatre throughout the clip…but he’s also enlisted some of his jokey colleagues for cameos. Nerdist.com premiered the video exclusively today, so go watch Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler and Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet ham it up in Weird Al’s latest yuckfest.

Duke Dumont Releases New Video For “Won’t Look Back”: Watch The Playful Clip

Jul 14th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Following his two consecutive breakout hits “Need U (100%),” with A*M*E, and “I Got U,” featuring Jax Jones, British beatmaker Duke Dumont goes three for three with latest dance floorfiller “Won’t Look Back,” and now has a brand new video to show for it as well.

From the human boombox that causes everyone to breakout into a dancing frenzy in “Need U 100%” to the futuristic world of “I Got U,” Duke’s knack for the totally bizarre becomes all the more apparent with the new “Won’t Look Back” video. Following a crew of bank robbers on pogo sticks as they do crazy tricks, wear creepy rubber masks and galavant around the streets of L.A, the new clip is quite the spectacle and fits perfectly with the light-hearted quality of the track itself. More »

Shakira Performs “La La La (Brazil 2014)” At 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Closing Ceremony

Jul 14th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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It’s official: Shakira is The World Cup Queen.

After Germany and Argentina duked it out during yesterday’s nail-biting 2014 FIFA World Cup final (congrats, Germany!), the “Empire” songstress hit the stage in front of an estimated 1 billion viewers at home to perform a rousing and colorful rendition of her latest hit: “La La La (Brazil 2014),” a special World Cup reworking of her uptempo Shakira EDM anthem. (The lyric “the whole world is watching” has never been more accurate.)

Donning a sexy red dress not unlike her “Can’t Remember To Forget You” get-up, the seasoned vet happily belted her joyous tune and hip-thrusted across the stage alongside Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown and dozens of dummers, doing her best to unite the world in celebration.

The performance is now the Colombian pop diva’s third FIFA fete in a row, following 2006′s “Hips Don’t Lie” with Wyclef Jean and 2010′s “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa),” confirming that no matter which team wins the World Cup every four years, it’s Shakira who ultimately reigns supreme time and time again.

Check out Shakira’s spirited performance up top. Viva Shakira! More »

Vance Joy Reveals Debut Album Title, Tracklist And “Mess Is Mine” Video: Watch

Jul 10th, 2014 // Comment
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We recently chatted with Vance Joy about his incredible success with ukelele-laden tune “Riptide,” as well as his much anticipated debut LP. Lo and behold, the Aussie songsmith has (finally) not only given the record a title, but also a release date.

Produced by Ryan Hadlock, who has worked with the likes of The Lumineers, Foo Fighters and Gossip, the album has been christened Dream Your Life Away and is set to be released on September 5th in Australia, with a TBD September date set for the U.S. and Europe.

In the meantime, the folkster has put out a brand new video for his latest single, “Mess Is Mine,” which follows a polar bear (that is seemingly Vance Joy’s spirit animal), wandering around the city and becoming a taxi driver. The video is slightly bizarre, but gets more heart-wrenching with every minute — not to mention, it certainly gives us a more enlightened look at polar bears. Watch the clip above, and peruse the complete tracklist of Dream Your Life Away after the jump. More »

Jonathan Jackson + Enation’s “Everything Is Possible” Lyric Video: Idolator Premiere

Jul 10th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Jonathan Jackson + Enation are set to offer up their fourth album Radio Cinematic on October 14 — and the first since the band’s namesake Jackson took on a starring role on ABC’s Nashville. Ahead of LP’s release, Idolator is premiering the lyric video for first single “Everything Is Possible,” a guitar-driven cut that gives an injection of good old rock ‘n’ roll to the mid-tempo love song genre.

“You and me are gonna take on the night / you and me are gonna burn out the lights,” Jackson sings on “Everything Is Possible,” while backed up on the track by his brother Richard Lee and bassist Daniel Sweatt.

Jonathan says of the song, “Love has a fight in it. It’s not passive. It’s fierce. There’s this proverb: Love is stronger than death. ‘Everything Is Possible’ takes that idea of rebellion and applies it to love.” More »