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Purity Ring – “Grammy” [Soulja Boy Cover]


Purity Ring was one of the highlights of 2012. The duo’s debut album “Shrine” made it to our list of The Best Albums of 2012. We loved their creative mixture of hip-hop, electro and pop music on the record; so it comes as no surprise to us that they chose to cover a hip-pop artist.

The surprising (and completely random) part is that they chose to cover Soulja Boy’s 2010, Grammy” (featuring Ester Dean). Although, it all kinda came together when I read that the duo released the song hours after the dreadful Grammys was aired.

Check out the duo’s awesome cover. Lead singer Megan James takes on both, Soulja Boy’s rap and Ester Dean’s vocal parts resulting in a brilliant Rihanna-esque pop tune.

Purity Ring  [iTunes]

GOSSIP – “Get A Job” [Official Video]


“Get a Job,” the addictive stand out track from Gossip’s A Joyful Noise has finally arrived!

About the video:

Get A Job is about all the rich kids we knew when we were younger, kids who never had jobs but always had money for partying or getting their hair done. We would come home from our fast food jobs in greasy clothes and they would have spent all their parents’ money on handbags and vodka. These are some of the jobs we’ve had in the past, some we’ll probably have again in the future. Much love and respect to those who work and those who WORK IT!!!!!

Burger King
Phone Psychic
Custodian at the Evergreen State College
Mail order at K Records and at Kill Rock Stars
I’m a farmer now and there’s no money in it

Paper boy
Dishwasher at a German retirement home
Condom store employee
Dildo salesperson (this is real and was actually different than the condom store)

Bud’s Discount Warehouse
Wal Mart
Puff’s $12 Zoo
Sonic Burgers
Western Sizzlin’
A&W Hot Dogs
King’s Den Hair Dressers
Metro Clothing
Mrs. Powell’s Cinnamon Rolls
Tee’s Me
Subway Coffee People
Black Cat Coffeehouse
Sharif’s Coffee
I ran a hair salon out of my house
I can’t even remember all the jobs! Nathan called me the professional job destroyer

Gossip (iTunes)

Nadia Nair – “Bon Voyage” [Official Video]



A lot of exciting new talent is emerging from Sweden these days! Take a listen to “Bon Voyage” the brand new single by the very promising, Nadia Nair.

The captivating “Bon Voyage” it’s a bit indescribable— the track bares traces of Pop, Rock and Blues driven by a soulful mixture of electronic bass and guitar-riffs above Nair’s arresting vocals.

Check out the video for the phenomenal, “Bon Voyage” and keep your eyes\ears open for Nadia Nair, she is one to watch!

Nadia Nair (Facebook) (Soundcloud)

!!! – “Slyd” [Brand NEW TRACK]



Californian-based dance-punk group, !!! (pronounced “chk chk chk“)  have just unleashed a dirty, sick and slick new dance tune called ‘Slyd’ as a sneak-peek to their upcoming full-length album,‘THR!!!ER’

The hot and sweaty dance tune is a jam unlike any other jams out there! You’re gonna need dancing shoes and a personal fan for this one! The track features vocals from Molly Schnick, who used to be in Out Hud with !!!’s Nic Offer, as well as Teresa Eggers.

This tune is a must have! Grab a copy of the track via their YouTube channel. Follow this LINK and hit the DOWNLOAD button.

‘THR!!!ER’ arrives on April 29.

!!! (iTunes) (Facebook)

Classixx – “Holding On” [New Single]

Classixx-Holding On

Los Angeles-based production duo, Michael David and Tyler Blake aka Classixx are well known for their DJ gigs and brilliant remixes; but now the duo are finally stepping into the spotlight with their brand new single, “Holding On” from their highly anticipated debut, Hanging Gardens, arriving on May 14.

“Holding On” is a perfect summer tune that deserves a top spot in your next playlist. Check it out!

Classixx (Facebook)

MØ – “Glass” [Official Video]



A few weeks back we introduced you to Danish singer, (aka Karen Marie Ørsted) and her lush symphonic track, “Glass” (here). Well, has just unleashed the video for the magical tune.

The beautiful slow-mo scenic video, directed by Casper Balslev, shows roaming the streets alone and restless, rocking a badass jacket while the addictive “HEY, HEY, HEY” echoing chorus chimes in the background.

MØ tells Fader:

The video is inspired by the lyrics to “Glass”, which tries to visualize the restlessness of a young person’s mind. It’s a boredom, an insatiability and anxiety. Fear of getting old, fear of missing things and fear to love. The video is shot in small Danish town called Hirtshals, which represents the provincial society well. I myself grew up in a small town, and know the feeling of restlessness and wanderlust. It reflects on a young girl’s burning desire to do something, but she has no idea what, how or where to begin. In the end it is always easier just to do nothing and wait for the dawning of a new day.

Can’t wait to hear a lot more from MØ!

(Facebook) (Roughtrade)

NONONO – “Like The Wind” + “Human Being” [New Music!]


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Swedish pop trio NONONO strikes all the right chords (literally) with their brilliant new single “Like The Wind.”

The melancholy-indie-tinged track feels like a mixture of Fever Ray, Lykke Li with a dash of Ellie Goulding. The production on this track is simply incredible. You can actually feel the power of the live instruments. Each chord and drum-kick rhythmically blends with Stina Wäppling hypnotic vocals to create and uplifting and enchanting indie-lullaby.

I’m obsessed with this band already! I want more, more, more!

NONONO (Facebook) (Soundcloud)