A week ago, Arcade Fire brought out Blondie’s Debbie Harry to perform “Heart of Glass” for the band’s first headlining set at Coachella, adding to the number of high-profile guests at this year’s festival. During the second weekend, though, a duo dressed as Daft Punk crashed the Montreal band’s set for a slo-mo version of… More »
Good news for those who found that MGMT’s 2010 sophomore effort Congratulations made for better Trapper Keeper art than a decent listening experience: The pair just announced their self-titled follow-up album, which is due out September 17. Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser once again worked with Oracular Spectacular co-producer David Fridmann, on the 10-song set. More »
Despite the lack of radio spins, Kid Cudi is determined to see that his third album is heard. At midnight he debuted “Immortal,” a song that flips and speeds up MGMT’s “Congratulations” — and what may be his strongest single off Indicud yet. Check it out after the jump. … More »
When it comes to music videos that make a lasting impression, one rule always holds fast and true: the scarier the better! After all, the most popular, influential, and widely-copied video of all time was a special-effects-laden, big-budget homage to Z-grade horror movies that changed music television (remember that?) and pop music forever. And what’s… More »
If you tried to visit a number of websites today and were unable to view their content, don’t be alarmed: it’s due to the protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills, which were created to stop online piracy and protect copyright owners, but could allow the government… More »
Did You Hear?
:: Adam Lambert felt generous over the weekend, and tweeted lyrics from three of his new songs. A taste of the delicious double entendres to come on his sophomore album: “Lost inside communication breakdown, better just read my lips. Comin’ in clearer when we get down. iceberg. Just the tip.” More »
Kid Cudi’s pals MGMT released a none-too-cheery album last year (that had what we deemed to be one of the worst album covers of 2010), so it’s not surprising that their latest move was to record a cover of “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” by seminal goth rock band Bauhaus, for the compilation series… More »
Former Lonely Stoner Kid Cudi recently gave up the latter half of that moniker by pledging to abstain from the herb, and after sharing the stage with MGMT at the last of three Roseland Ballroom appearances in New York City, he’s got no reason to be lonely, either. The duo whose cover art… More »
After turning Coachella on its head last year and preparing to rock the stage at Reading and Leeds, Muse have yet to tire of headlining music festivals. The Brit rock trio is set to perform at the 2011 Outside Lands fest, taking place August 12-14 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Joining Muse on the… More »
Yesterday we took a look back at the biggest fails from the pop music landscape in 2010, but we easily could have included the following 10 album covers. Whether they were bizarre, badly designed or just straight up stupid, these covers were full of fail in their own unique way. Last year’s title belonged to… More »
Did You Hear?
:: Chris Brown is readying a “Deuces” remix with no less than Fabolous, T.I., Drake, Kanye West, and André 3000 on the bill. Wow! [Rap-Up]
:: Weezer is reissuing their second album, Pinkerton, with a second disc full of B-sides, live performances and unreleased tracks. Yeah! [Spinner]
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Did You Hear?
:: Joe Jonas is making like his little brother Nick and planning a solo album, slated for an early 2011 release. The middle Jonas is reportedly seeking a “dangerous sound” with a “sexier, Justin Timberlake” vibe. Ooh, planned edginess! [E! Online]
:: Watch Michel Buble play dress up… More »
Do MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden ever enjoy themselves? Last time we saw the Brooklyn electro-pop duo, they were suffering through a mildly creepy dinner party. Now they’re back with the sad, slow clip for “Congratulations”, the title track from their sophomore album. Watch Andrew, Ben and their disintegrating prehistoric Dark Crystal-style bird-camel cross… More »
Did You Hear?
:: If you thought Kanye West’s evidently-for-real (no, seriously) team-up with Justin Bieber and Raekwon sounds odd, regain perspective by recalling all the other strange-but-true hip-hop collaborations from the past. Yes, Aerosmith and Run D.M.C. are on Popeater’s list. [Popeater]
:: A photo history of Mr. More »
MGMT are offering a remix bundle of their latest single “It’s Working”, and truth be told, the remixed versions are better than the original. French electro-pop duo Air contributed a remix of the Congratulations track, and we finally feel like the ecstasy-inspired song got the trippy beat it deserves. Listen below. … More »
When describing their third single from Congratulations, the psychedelic “It’s Working”, MGMT likened the track to “surfing on ecstasy.” (Basically, the cover art for their album.) The song’s video is bereft of any wave-catching, but makes up for it with one serious mind trip. Is it anywhere near as creepy as the vid for “Flash… More »
A ray of light has ripped through the Billboard Top 200 Albums, as Glee’s soundtrack to last week’s The Power Of Madonna episode debuts at #1 following sales of 98,000. This bumps last week’s chart champ Justin Bieber down to #3 with My World 2.0. Sorry, Bieb—but this is what happens when you leave the… More »
Who knew that underneath the synthpop sound of MGMT’s “Kids” was a toe -tapping acoustic hoedown of a song just dying to get out? Apparently, The Ooks Of Hazard knew. The nine piece band which includes seven (yes, seven!) ukuleles, an accordion, and a cajón recorded themselves performing a version of “Kids” far better… More »