Posts Tagged ‘pop (genre)’

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Move Over Batman, “Trapman” is The Hero Pop Music Needs

If you have never heard of Astro Safari USA before this moment you’re about to have a very, very exciting Friday.

A lot of people have been fortunate enough to portray Batman over the last hundred years. Christian Bale, George Clooney, Adam West, an eccentric billionaire named Bruce Wayne, and more. Only one person has ever been so blessed that the unseen powers that control the universe saw fit to dub them Trapman, and fortunately for the rest of us that person has decided to share their gift for wordplay with the rest of the world via Astro Safari USA’s …

Nottee January 2014

WATCH: Nottee – “Fire”

Swedish singer Nottee has released her debut single from her forthcoming debut album, Side By Side. The minimalist “Fire” is a calming still life exposure of the subtle sounds Nottee emits, creating a catchy, drone, and intriguing set of images to score her sound.

Side By Side was produced by Henning Fürst of The Tough Alliance, an electro-pop duo that has claimed much fame within the Swedish indie music scene. “Fire” is available as a digital single through iTunes, and can be purchased here.

Releasing later this year, Side By Side will present a gathering of genres, blending …

Tori Amos

Listen To Tori Amos’ New Single, “Trouble’s Lament”

Tori Amos will be releasing her fourteenth studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, May 13. She has been in the music world since the early 1990s, and she’s dabbled in various genres in that time. Overall though, she has stuck with pop and folky jams. With the release of her latest single it seems she may be leaning more toward a folk sound. Her new song is titled “Trouble’s Lament,” and you can listen to it for yourself below the jump.

“Trouble’s Lament” is a laid back track, but that doesn’t mean it lacks any energy. The song is full of …

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Kate Bush Touring for the First Time in 35 Years

It’s true.  Eclectic baroque pop woman and female music icon Kate Bush will be touring for the first time in 35 years in August and September of this year. It’s her first set of shows since 1979.

The 15 show series will take place at London’s Eventim Apollo starting August 26 as part of her Before the Dawn series of shows. “I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there,” she said on her website.

Kate Bush has only toured once before despite putting out albums every decade. The six-week tour was …

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Lykke Li Laments Breaking Hearts On “No Rest For The Wicked”

Besides creating certain bigger news items this month – a video for “Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone,” a song titled “Du är den ende” from the crime thriller she herself is starring in – Lykke Li also quietly posted the link to a website featuring lyrics to a song called “No Rest for the Wicked.” Today, in much louder fashion, she dropped that very song.

I’m not the only one for whom Cage the Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked” came to mind, but I’m also hoping I’m not …

Shaggy at Brooklyn Bowl (D. SKANK PHOTOGRAPHY)

UTG PHOTOS: Shaggy (2/25/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Brooklyn Bowl in New York to photograph Shaggy on February 25, 2014.

On February 25, Brooklyn Bowl hosted an epic concert to a sold-out crowd. The venue, which has a capacity of 600, has hosted quite a few packed shows. From the Bouncing Souls to Action Bronson, I’ve had a blast every time I’ve been there. This show, in particular was fantastic. Well, if we want to get technical, it was boombastic. Yes, I went there.

Shaggy took stage in Brooklyn to a venue that features a bowling alley and some …

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UTG PHOTOS: Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour (3/13/14)

Under The Gun’s Head of Photography, Corbin Alvae, stopped over at The Palace in Auburn Hills, MI to catch the Neon Lights tour on March 13, 2014.

I decided to break my barriers and went to cover a different type of tour that has been hitting it off hard; the Neon Lights tour. Currently this tour is packed with lots and lots–and I mean LOTS–of extremely talented groups and individual artists. The tour itself brought along a guest host named Collins Key, who was a magician and was seen on America’s Got Talent. While Key kept the crowd all …

Betty Who

Stream Betty Who’s New Single, “Heartbreak Dream”

Betty Who might have just unleashed her latest big hit with her brand new single, “Heartbreak Dream.” After her huge success with “Somebody Loves You,” she was quickly picked up by RCA Records to get started on her second EP, Slow Dancing. “Heartbreak Dream” is the debut single from that EP, and Spin had the opportunity to partner up with Who to premiere the song. You can check it out by taking a look below the jump.

“Heartbreak Dream” stays true to Who’s signature ’80s pop sound. For ’80s kids, this should be right up your alley. Even if …

Hot Chelle Rae

LYRIC VIDEO: Hot Chelle Rae – “Don’t Say Goodnight”

Hot Chelle Rae are a three piece pop group hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. After the band released their sophomore album, Whatever, back in 2011 they exploded in popularity. They have toured the world, and shared the stage with artists like Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. Last month they released the first single off their upcoming album, Recklessly, and now we have our hands on the second single. The new song is titled “Don’t Say Goodnight,” and you can check out the lyric video for it below the jump.

“Don’t Say Goodnight” is carefree song about love, drinking with …

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MØ Releases Video For “Don’t Wanna Dance”

We’ve been hyping for some time now and as we continue to wait patiently for her debut full-length, No Mythologies To Follow, due out March 10, we continue to happily cycle through her previous material.

After releasing “Don’t Wanna Dance” less than two weeks ago, the new single from her forthcoming album has been given the visual treatment and today we’re happy to share with you the video which features a darker haired MØ and her friends dancing in a junkyard along with shots of MØ singing on a super rad loveseat and an opening scene that likely …

The Jezabels

MUSIC VIDEO: The Jezabels – “Look Of Love”

The Jezabels are a four piece indie pop outfit hailing from Sydney, Australia. They will be releasing a brand new album titled The Brink on January 31 in Australia, and February 17 in the rest of the world. The band shot a music video for one of the singles from the album, and released it earlier today. The video is for their song “Look Of Love,” and you can check it out by taking a look below.

“Look Of Love” sounds like something that could have come out in the ’80s. It’s not quite as over the top pop like …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Ellie Goulding – “Goodness Gracious”

English pop-star Ellie Goulding has kicked off 2014 by releasing a brand new music video for “Goodness Gracious,” a cut from the re-release of her sophomore record, Halcyon Days. Featuring extremely colorful visuals that would be fitting for a summer hit, it will leave fans feeling a bit warmer as they are bombarded with images of everything from neon sunsets to purple palm-trees.

Follow the jump to check out the video and let us know your thoughts on Goulding’s latest project in the comments section below.…