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REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots – ‘Blurryface’

Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Album: Blurryface
Genre: Pop, Rock

When Twenty One Pilots burst onto the national stage in 2013 with their major label debut, I’m not sure anyone knew quite what to think of the Midwest duo who have since become akin to alternative music royalty. Though the album was far from perfect, there were more than a handful of anthemic singles that helped propel the group into the underground pop stratosphere. Venues were packed, digital downloads were sold, and for a while everyone thought that a potentially game-changing new voice had emerged.…

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Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Just Released The Worst Song of 2015

It seems safe to say Britney Spears has struggled to remain relevant in recent years. While her Vegas show has been a colossal hit, almost all new music delivered from Britney in the last half decade has disappeared from trending topic charts almost as fast as it arrived. Her latest single adds Iggy Azalea to the mix in hopes of reaching the youth of the world, but sadly the results are the least Britney thing Ms. Spears may have ever released.

Titled “Pretty Girls,” the latest single from the girl who gave us “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” sounds …

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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 …