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WATCH: Youth In Revolt “Royals” Cover Music Video

Youth In Revolt released a cover of Lorde’s “Royals” this past year as a part of the sixth volume of Punk Goes Pop. Now they have released their own music video for their cover. The band will be performing all summer on Vans Warped Tour. You can check out the music video below! If you want to listen to more music from Youth In Revolt, you can purchase a CD here. If you want to catch them on tour, you can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6

The newest installment of the Punk Goes… series, Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6, was released this week and to say it is the best installment of the series in a while would be a complete understatement. For the first time in a long time, we are treated to a 13-song compilation that delivers quality as well as ingenuity. My idea of a successful cover is when the artist changes it up enough so it’s not instantly recognizable as a cover, but not so much that the song loses what made…

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Lorde’s “Royals” Banned In San Francisco During World Series

With Major League Baseball’s World Series beginning last night between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals, San Francisco had already fired the first shot days ago involving indie singer Lorde. One of Lorde’s most popular songs, “Royals”, has been banned on two San Francisco radio stations for the duration of the World Series. The World Series will draw to a close on October 29, should it last that long. Lorde said she originally got inspiration for the lyrics from a 1976 photograph on the cover of Sports Illustrated…

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Lorde Up For 12 Billboard Award Nominations

With the release of the 2014 Billboard Music Award nominations, quite a few artists have something to smile about – and Lorde is definitely one of them. She’s up for 12 awards, including top new artist, top female artist, best rock artist, best rock album, best rock song and more. Lorde is probably one of the newest artists to be included in the nominations, so being up for 12 awards against people like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna is a huge accomplishment. From the look of Lorde’s recent tweets, she’s…

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Lorde “A World Alone” Live In Sao Paulo

New Zealand indie-pop star, Lorde, played to the largest crowd of her musical career over the past weekend according to the New Zealand Herald. The show took place at Lollapalooza in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You can check out a video of Lorde’s performance of “A World Alone” at Lollapalooza after the jump. Buy concert tickets for Lorde here and purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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Lorde Makes Billboard History

Lorde is still killing it. This time, the New Zealand native broke Billboard records with her new single, “Team.” The song, her second No. 1 Top 40 hit, has also landed the number one spot on Alt, Hot AC and AAA radio. Her breakout song, “Royals,” is still going strong, too. The singer is now the first female artist in Billboard history to rule over the AAA Radio Airplay chart with two songs. Add this latest string of accomplishments to her two Grammys and the one million sales of her album Pure Heroine to her age (17)…

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Bruce Springsteen Covers “Royals”

Bruce Springsteen covered “Royals,” Lorde’s widely successful single. Springsteen began his two-day New Zealand run on March 1st, using the song as an intro. You can check out the cover below after the jump. Purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.  Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: Echosmith Covers Lorde’s “Royals”

Echosmith has released their own version of Lorde’s hit song, “Royals.” You can listen to their version  here. Echosmith’s latest album, Talking Dreams, was released last fall. To listen to it, you can purchase a CD here. For more from the band and to buy concert tickets for their dates throughout the US, check out their website here. Echosmith has also been confirmed for the Warped Tour, so if you’ll be heading out for one of the shows, make sure you check them out before hand to find out what…

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WATCH: Frontmen Of The Summer Set & Switchfoot Cover Lorde

Recently, Brian Dales, the frontman of The Summer Set, and Jon Foreman, the frontman of Switchfoot, teamed up to do a cover of Lorde’s song “Royals.” You can check out a video of the cover below, after the jump. Would you like to hear more from these guys? Well, you can purchase a CD of The Summer Set’s music here and one of Switchfoot’s here. And if you’d like to see either band live, you can buy concert tickets to see The Summer Set here and Switchfoot here. Please follow…

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Lorde To Perform At 56th Grammy Awards

She may be new to the spotlight, but Lorde isn’t making a subtle entrance into the industry. She’s only just released her debut album, Pure Heroine, but her song Royals has already made her the youngest artist to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in over 20 years. She’s also the first ever New Zealand solo artist to have a number one hit in the US. Additionally, she already has the honor of being nominated for four Grammy awards, and it was just announced Monday that she’d be performing at…

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