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WATCH: Lights, “Skydiving”

Lights is set to release a new collections of songs and comics, titled Skin and Earth. To give fans a taste of her new material, she released a new video for her single “Skydiving.” True to her vision and direction, the clip is an exciting blend of comic book and reality with a  catchy as hell soundtrack. Check it out after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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PLAYLIST: Social Repose Tour Mix

Social Repose is currently on the Yalta Tour in support of his recently released album of the same name. But while out on tour, there is some down time for artists to listen to their favorite tracks. So we asked Social Repose what we’d likely find on his tour playlist, and this is what he came up with! To catch Social Repose on tour buy tickets here and check the tour dates after the playlist! Please follow and like us:

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INTERVIEW: Christina Grimmie

If you’re one of the millions of people who watched season 6 of NBC’s The Voice, you already know the name Christina Grimmie – the YouTube sensation who soared all the way to the finale with her own eclectic mix of pop and R&B covers – very well. Now, with her YouTube videos garnering over 400 million views and her new singles “Cliche” and “Stay With Me” exploding on the iTunes charts, we felt it was time for a chat. Managing Editor Joe Ballard recently talked to Christina about her…

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WATCH: The Weeknd Brings Kanye West Out During His Coachella Set

There’s nothing like having a guest artist come out at a concert. Last summer I went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Billy Joel, and was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Gavin DeGraw was opening for him, though he wasn’t featured on the lineup. Then, I was even more surprised when Adam Levine of Maroon 5, came out from backstage and sang a duet of “You May Be Right” with Joel. (I was more focused on Adam Levine’s hair than his vocals though. This was when he went…

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STREAM: Darkstar & Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts Cover “Temporary Secretary” by Paul McCartney

When I learned that this cover happened, I knew I had to cover it. I don’t really listen to Darkstar or Wild Beasts, but when I saw that they covered what could be Paul McCartney‘s worst track ever, “Temporary Secretary”, I had to see how it turned out. (For those musically adventurous, feel free to listen to McCartney’s original track here.) Hayden Thorpe, singer and instrumentalist of the indie-rock/pop band Wild Beasts joined forces with the electronic music group, Darkstar, and posted the song to Soundcloud two days ago. Keeping with the…

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PLAYLIST: “It’s All About Vibe”

Vibe, to me, is the most intimate element of a song and recording. It is that X factor that either exists and oozes through a track or is nowhere to be found. Vibe is the element that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand straight and gives chills down my spine. Vibe is effortless, magical and most often timeless. Vibe is energy. It is that element that makes you feel the breath of the singer in your ears and allows you to almost visualize the body language of…

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STREAM: Neutronic “13 Hours”

Electronic indie pop duo, Neutronic, from, Chester, UK, began streaming their newest single “13 Hours” a few weeks ago. The song, instrumentally, follows in the footsteps of up and comers Glass Animals and PVRIS and established artist Lana Del Rey with its sensual, atmospheric and  interpretive dance-like quality. It’s one of those songs that makes you want to own a really expensive billowing see-through robe and live on the beach. Though their instrumentals have these common threads, their vocals aren’t like any of these artists. Iuliana Calenciuc is of Romanian descent which plays into…

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STREAM: Ellie Goulding Covers Hozier’s “Take Me To Church”

Ellie Goulding released a cover of Hozier’s hit “Take Me To Church” via Soundcloud today. Goulding’s version gives the Folk-Rock song a bit more of an Electronic feel to it, giving the cover a unique flavor that the original may not present. You can stream the cover below the jump. You can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD from Ellie Goulding’s music here. Please follow and like us:

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CHVRCHES Cover Justin Timberlake

Scottish electro-pop band, CHVRCHES, performed a cover of Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me A River” live in the BBC Radio One Live Lounge. Check out the cover below the jump and let us know if you think the band did this song justice. The band’s debut studio album, The Bones Of What You Believe, was released on September 20, 2013 via Virgin Records and Goodbye Records. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD here. CHVRCHES will be playing Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois this July, as well as a DJ set in…

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GUEST BLOG: Limitations Expanding Creative Possibilities

In the digital age of recording and editing, exciting possibilities have opened up that would have been almost impossible to achieve before. These options have lent themselves to new and exciting ways of creating music. When recording the drums for this record, I had issues capturing the kit as expansively as I wanted because I was limited to working with two channels in a room not optimal for recording. After many attempts and no success, I decided my only option was to think about the drums differently, which ultimately led…

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