Wow so this has been a while…awkward. Uh – hey, how ya been? Umm…yeah sorry. See there’s this new game that came out – Red Dead Redemption. It’s sort of taken over our lives recently. You should go buy it, then let us know your name on it and we can play together.
Expect a lot of good things from this girl. I’ve had my eye on her for a while, but after she made her television debut on Late Show with David Letterman a couple of nights ago, I felt like it was time to get the word out on this artist. Janelle Monáe is one of the most unique and exciting new artists that have come out in a while. She’s a breathe of fresh air from the common 808 beats and auto-tune filled songs. Backed by a live band instead of a computer and a producer, her songs remind you of songs from the Motown era. She kinda reminds me of a young, female – James Brown. Check out “Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)” and you can make the call:
Oh dear. Allow me to introduce you to this Summer’s jam. I’m also expecting this to be used for numerous Facebook photo albums. I’m not going to lie – this song is awesome. As the first official single off of Katy Perry‘s new album, Teenage Dream, “California Gurls” has a funky, poppy sound to it. There’s no denying it’s a “Summer song.” Apparently it was written as a response to Jay-Z/Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” Check out “California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)” below and put it on repeat. SUMMER IS HERE FOLKS!
Like this song? Make sure to check out her other single, Teenage Dream, and buy Teenage Dream dropping August 30th.
We featured this group on one of our Thursday Mixtapes because they’re awesome. Chiddy Bang is made up of two guys from Philly that sure know how to rap and sample beats. Their first single “Opposite of Adults” made it all the way up to number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. I think they’ll be as successful here too. Check out, “Pass Out,” a just released song of theirs off of their free mixtape, Air Swell:
When I first heard of Ratatat back in college, I instantly bobbed my head and searched for more. A full instrumental band, it’s not too late people – jump on the bandwagon before their new album drops soon! [Buy Here]
Passion Pit has become one of my favorite bands, and while I basically never listened to music as a child (lived in Germany) and missed a lot – this cover of Cranberries’ “Dreams” helps me understand what I missed out on. Michael Angelakos’ voice is extremely high in this one. [Buy Here]
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Have you noticed how it has become a part of American society more and more each year? INVASION!!
Stephen Hawking has a new documentary on Discovery soon (May 30) – where he says time travel is possible, but only forward. You know, I’m getting tired of him just talking, how about we prove some of these? [Thanks Ian D.]