Kylie Minogue’s “Golden Boy”: Listen To The Record Store Day Song

Apr 21st, 2014 // 1 Comment
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As is often the case, hindsight is 20/20, and this has several Kylie Minogue fans pondering why scrapped Kiss Me Once track “Golden Boy” — once destined to be a Japanese bonus track — was relegated to a Record Store Day-only release, on single-sided 7″ vinyl. The global holiday for customers to show their support for brick and mortar music retailers came and went this past Saturday (April 19), and a few of those lucky enough to get their hands on the Kylie 7″ (there were only 1000 copies pressed) popped the tune online.

Give bright dance-pop gem “Golden Boy” a listen below, and see if you think it could have replaced any of the tracks that did make the cut for Minogue’s Kiss Me Once LP. More »

Coldplay’s “Midnight” Remixed By Giorgio Moroder: Listen

Apr 21st, 2014 // Comment
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Following the release of Coldplay‘s single “Magic,” it’s easy to forget that the actual first taste we all got of the band’s upcoming album Ghost Stories (out May 6) was the experimental “Midnight,” which surfaced back in February. But if you need your memory jarred on just how moody the latter is, check out the remix by electronic music maestro Giorgio Moroder, which runs nearly nine minutes long.

Here Moroder lays a hypnotic click-click-click disco beat below the Kid A-esque atmosphere of the track, and the whole thing eventually builds into a tornado of majestic synths and menacing piano chords. And, of course, no modern day remix by Giorgio Moroder would be complete without the addition of his own ghostly robot vocals.

Hear the souped-up rendition of Coldplay’s “Midnight” below. More »

X priest X On How Ballet, New Order & Google Influenced Their ‘Samurai’ EP: Idolator Interview

Apr 21st, 2014 // Comment

Florida duo X priest X operates in a dream world ruled by Drive-style synth textures and pats on the back from John Hughes as he tells you everything will be fine. But they aren’t merely an ’80s-indebted synth-pop act. Dave Kazyk’s arrangements exhibit a calming restraint that’s so pleasant it almost seems subversive compared to that decade’s quirkiness and this decade’s clattering bombast. These are icy and delicate soundscapes, and combined with Madeline Priest’s quietly assured voice, the result is something utterly weightless, that swirls with a breezy melodicism.

Last week marked the release of X priest X’s debut EP, Samurai (out now on iTunes), which boasts micro-anthems like “Sophie K” and “Isn’t It So.” To get some insight into how a new band landed on such a consistent and inviting sound for their debut (and to clarify that inscrutable name), we hit up Madeline over email.

Check out our Q&A with the singer below, along with a stream of the EP. More »

Mariah Carey’s New Album May Be Pushed Back Again: Morning Mix

Apr 21st, 2014 // 2 Comments

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:: Has Mariah Carey delayed the release of The Art of Letting Go, again? While originally due out May 6 — and following her new single (and several remixes of) “You’re Mine (Eternal)”the album has been quietly removed from her label Island’s release schedule. [Popdust]

:: Michelle Obama will appear alongside American Idol alum Kellie Pickler in the penultimate episode of Nashville, which airs May 6. As she has in talk shows and award shows, Obama will appear as herself. [ABC]

:: Canadian magazine Fashion denies touching up Lorde‘s nose for a cover story shoot, despite the Royals artist’s claims. “Sometimes lighting or camera angles can give the impression that things look smaller, larger or different than they really are,” editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra said. [E!]

:: Drake‘s sports commentary poked fun at Jay Z during an NBA playoff game between their hometown teams. “This is the people’s team out here tonight,” Drake said of the Toronto Raptors, adding, “Jay Z’s somewhere eating a fondue plate.” [Rolling Stone]

:: Miley Cyrus has decided to give away Moonie, the puppy that her mother Tish gifted her following the death of the Bangerz tour-featured Floyd. “It’s just to [sic] soon for me right now,” she says. [Us Weekly]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Christina Aguilera Confirms New Album Plans

Apr 20th, 2014 // Comment
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Christina Aguilera confirmed that a new album (and, therefore, follow-up to #JusticeforBionic) is in the works. “So blissful in taking this time for creating all things blossoming new on the horizon…album, baby & beautiful music to come,” she said on Twitter.

Aguilera’s career saw a resurgence last year, as the returning Voice coach teamed with A Great Big World for surprise hit “Say Something” and Lady Gaga in a feud-ending, game-changing performance of “Do What U Want.” With her recent engagement and announcement of her second pregnancy, though, the Lotus diva appeared as if she was preparing to take time off. New reports say that Gwen Stefani will replace Aguilera on The Voice. More »

Prince Debuts New Single “The Breakdown”: Listen

Apr 20th, 2014 // Comment
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On April 18, Prince announced a new studio album, Purple Rain reissue and deal with Warner Bros. Records. Less than a day later, he surprised fans with a new single, power ballad “The Breakdown.” There, Prince recalls the excess he used to desire, his falsetto hovering closely over a spare keyboard, female back-up vocals and laser sound effects. “I used to throw the party every New Year’s Eve / first one intoxicated, last one to leave,” he sings.

Just a month ago, Prince stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show to talk Princestagram (the revolution will be televised) and new music. He mentioned that “The Breakdown” was his current favorite song to play, while host Arsenio Hall reminisced over how he and Prince used to party together, sorta. “I remember one time we went down the way south of Wilshire [Boulevard, Los Angeles], and we went to an after-hours spot and hung out and partied. That’s something – ”

In response, Prince stood up and started to walk away, as if totally disinterested in going there. As “The Breakdown” gives away, though, Hall wasn’t the only one thinking about how much has changed.  Hear Prince’s surprise new single and see the Arsenio Hall chat after the jump. More »

Miley Cyrus Postpones Remainder Of U.S. Tour

Apr 19th, 2014 // Comment
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Miley Cyrus has postponed the remaining U.S. dates of her Bangerz tour, following the “extreme allergic reaction” she suffered on April 17. Tickets will be honored on the new dates, including for previously canceled and postponed shows, while two dates for Pittsburgh and Chicago were added.

The “Adore You” star was to perform in Philadelphia, Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and in Long Island, N.Y., next week; for now, the latter two have yet to be rescheduled. Meanwhile, her official site says that the European leg of her tour will go on as scheduled, so starting May 2 in Amsterdam. Shows in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kansas City and St. Louis were canceled after Cyrus was hospitalized for her allergic reaction to antibiotic Cephalexin, which can last from five to 27 days according to a rep.

See the rescheduled dates (so far) after the jump. More »

Is Gwen Stefani Replacing Christina Aguilera On ‘The Voice’?

Apr 19th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Gwen Stefani may be replacing Christina Aguilera on The Voice. Her “contract is now done” for the show’s seventh season, an NBC rep said to Us Weekly.

Reports say that NBC began searching for a coach to replace Aguilera after the Lotus siren announced her second pregnancy in February. While the network had hoped that she would stay during her pregnancy, Aguilera instead opted out. Stefani would be joining returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, plus newcomer Pharrell (who is replacing Cee Lo Green).

Funny enough, Pharrell hinted of a comeback from Stefani at Coachella, after she performed “Hollaback Girl” to the crowd’s surprise. “Before she leaves, I have not seen her in nine months,” Pharrell said, of the recent birth of Stefani’s third son Apollo. “Look how amazing the queen looks as she is making her arrival back to the music industry.” More »

Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” Headed For Impressive Chart Debut

Apr 18th, 2014 // Comment
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Lana Del Rey‘s breezy new single “West Coast” is headed for a strong debut on Billboard’s Hot 100 next week. The atmospheric Dan Auerbach-produced anthem should land in the top 50 (it could go higher) on the back of 110,000 to 120,000 first-week download sales. It will become the Ultraviolence diva’s fourth entry on the countdown.

This is a promising debut for several reasons. Lana’s hasn’t promoted the song outside of her rambling Coachella set, radio airplay is currently minimal and there’s no video to prop up streaming numbers. When/if those factors change, the 27-year-old could have another “Summertime Sadness”-sized hit on her hands. If nothing else, it proves that the faithful is hungry for new material. More »

Whatcha Say: Lana Del Rey, Sky Ferreira and Iggy Azalea Got Our Readers Talking

Apr 18th, 2014 // Comment

Happy Friday, Idolator readers! This week’s been full of scandal, shade and celebration: From Lana Del Rey‘s “West Coast” premiere, to Sky Ferreira‘s “I Blame Myself” video (which resulted in some backlash), to the announcement of Ariana Grande‘s new single “Problem” with femcee Iggy Azalea, to Iggy’s own “Black Widow” with Rita Ora (which had some people hearing Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse”) to Miley‘s sudden hospitalization. Get well soon, Mileybird!

Back at Idolator HQ, we got to thinking about Lana’s best lead singles in this week’s Ibrawlator. (Have you voted yet?) Plus, we’re giving away signed copies of Jason Derulo‘s new album, Talk Dirty. There’s still time to enter to win! We also premiered a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Coldplay‘s “Magic” music video and spoke with some exciting pop imports, including Route 94 and Kodaline. As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out some of the week’s best comments below! More »