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MYZICA Release New Single “Wait Just A Minute”

Make sure to give yourself some time to sing along to the infectious melodies of MYZICA‘s newest track, “Wait Just A Minute.”

Be it an office break, or a drive between destinations, the Nashville newcomers will surely make your day a tad bit more fun.

“Wait Just A Minute” will release as a single on April 21 through Peptalk Records/Tone Tree Music, with a debut EP to follow this summer. Featuring producer Micah Tawlks and singer Isaaca Byrd, MYZICA, based off of “Wait Just A Minute,” deserve to be on your radar.

Follow us after the jump to sing …

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Summer Camp Stream Title Track From Upcoming LP, ‘Bad Love’

If the band name Summer Camp wasn’t enough to make you feel nostalgic, their newest track, “Bad Love,” will surely do the trick. The London-based band is set to release their third LP, Bad Love, on May 26 via Moshi Moshi.

The title track is a short but sweet, lustful exposure to bright sounds, pop melodies, and the invigoration of carefree days of the summer. For those of us stuck in the Northeast these past few months, that is surely something we could use right now.

Follow us after the jump to check out the track, and to find …

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Zayn Malik Is No Longer Part Of One Direction

After having to drop off from the rest of the Asia leg of pop sensation One Direction‘s world tour last week due to fatigue, Zayn Malik has officially announced that he is no longer a part of the boy band. Malik has played an important role in the five-piece since their formation on The X Factor in 2010.

Rumors regarding the situation have been circulating over the past week. Fans have displayed an immense amount of concern as to what the tour stunt indicated. The band has finally decided to set things straight and confirm Malik’s decision to leave. …

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The Japanese House Astounds With “Pools To Bathe In”

A few weeks ago, we heard The Japanese House for the first time when “Still” surfaced, seemingly out of nowhere. We were pretty blown away – but now, the elusive and enigmatic London native has returned with “Pools To Bathe In,” the title track from her debut EP, set to release on April 27 via Dirty Hit.

This new track has managed to take our collective breath away. Fans of Copeland, the equally-talented youngster Låpsley, and maybe even Imogen Heap will likely agree that the 19-year-old Amanda Bain is on an inevitable rise to greatness in the indie …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Nova Rockafeller – “Made In Gold”

Quickly rising into the pop culture limelight thanks to her music recently appearing in the new snarky comedy, The DUFF, Nova Rockafeller is on the fast track toward making a household name for herself. Her newest single, “Made In Gold,” is nothing short of fun and sassy — mixing brash lyricism with irresistible hooks.

With attitude this strong and melodies this catchy, it’s safe to say that “Made In Gold” isn’t the last we’re going to be hearing of this new, LA-based superstar in the making.

Looking to catch her live? Nova is gearing up for a huge run …

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Catch Tom Hanks And Justin Bieber In Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Video For “I Really Like You”

Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, also known as the girl who gave us the catchiest of catchy hits in the form of “Call Me Maybe” back in 2011, is back with a new track and it is pretty fantastic. Earlier this week, we mentioned that you were going to really, really like her new single, entitled “I Really Like You.” The upbeat, sunshine-and-flowers vibe of the song is perfect for the impending arrival of Spring.

Almost as pleasantly surprising as the fact that Jepsen will certainly not be filed under “one-hit-wonder” is the fact that Oscar-winning actor …

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Matt & Kim Share New Lyric Video For “Hoodie On”

In anticipation of their upcoming fifth album entitled New Glow, Matt & Kim have just released a new music video for one of the singles. “Hoodie On” is the second single from the new record, following a track called “Get It.” New Glow will be following their 2012 release of Lightning.

Earlier last month, the duo announced that they will be heading out on a US tour this spring in support of the upcoming record whose official release date is on April 7. You can find dates for those below. Pre-orders for New Glow are now …

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Watch Charli XCX’s Punk Cover of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Britain’s pop-meets-punk singer-songwriter Charli XCX put out her excellent sophomore LP Sucker last year to applauding reviews. While she’s busy supporting that album, Charli XCX took some time to stop by the BBC’s Live Lounge to perform a cover of Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off.” Considering the two are friends, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. And given Charli XCX’s fondness for breaking the rules of pop and fashion, her twist on the mainstream hit shouldn’t come as a surprise, either.

In classic Charli XCX style, she turns “Shake It Off” into a pop song for fists in …

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Stream American Wrestlers’ Incredibly Catchy Track “Kelly”

If you’re looking for a pause from all the winter snow, then make way for American Wrestlers. The indie rock Scotland-via-Missouri act will drop his self-titled debut LP on April 7 via Fat Possum. His lead single “Kelly” will single-handedly brighten up your whole day, if not week.

“Kelly” operates by avoiding cliche pitfalls and twisting the usual route. Sparing guitar riffs crack through lo-fi speakers and shake out a dissonant bridge in the chorus, acting like fantastical stilts for the Scotsman’s snarky delivery. He chooses not to clog it with clean mixing and, as a result, leaves enough …

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STREAM: Alanna Clarke – “Heartstrings”

“Play ‘em till you break ‘em in.”

With her newest single, “Heartstrings,” Canada’s Alanna Clarke is destined for radio takeover and inevitable stardom. Within the excellent production is a simple structure of beautiful instrumentation setting the foundation for Clarke’s powerfully soulful vocal presence and a chorus that will dominate your mind for weeks to come.

No name immediately comes to mind when trying to think of a comparison for Alanna Clarke which I believe is a testament to her unique qualities as a songwriter and force to be reckoned with within the pop realm. It’s familiar, but it’s refreshing all …

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Wake Up With Two Gorgeous Dream Pop Songs by Carmen Villain

It’s not often that dream pop hits our ears and we feel like we haven’t heard anything like it before. Thankfully that’s the case for Carmen Villain. The US-born, half-Norwegian, half-Mexican musician is releasing a brand new “Quietly/Let Go” 7-inch on January 20 digitally and February 10 physically via Smalltown Supersound. Let out one last yawn, stretch your limbs, and take your time getting ready this morning. Her gorgeous tracks will make you feel like you’re watching the sunrise all over again.

The 7-inch is a followup to her 2013 debut LP Sleeper and has two brand new songs, …

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Hear In Tall Buildings’ Melodic ’70s Pop on “Unmistakable”

On February 17, indie rock solo project In Tall Buildings will drop his sophomore album, Driver. It’s a moody record of intimate vocals and quiet funk based off what we’ve heard so far, and now with his newest single, “Unmistakable,” streaming online, we can go ahead and tell you it’s one of our most anticipated underdog releases of the year.

The Chicago native isn’t looking to reinvent the past. His nods to Peter Gabriel and Afropunk are woven in with the natural efforts of someone blending electronic pop and synth funk in their head. With Erik Hall’s warm vocals, …