PopBytes’ Top Ten Favorite Music Videos of 2013!

Charli XCX "SuperLove"

Over the weekend I was busy compiling my top favorite albums of 2013 list (which should be up very soon), and I thought why not feature ten of my favorite music videos that were posted here on PopBytes this past year. So I present to you my favorite music videos of 2013 ... Charli XCX "SuperLove" Lily Allen "Hard Out Here" Petula Clark "Cut Copy Me" Christina Aguilera "Let There Be Love" Lady Gaga MORE

Charli XCX does NYC’s Irving Plaza

Charli XCX

After postponing her US tour to open up for Paramore in the the UK, Charli XCX finally returned to NYC to serenade us with her brand of dark electro-pop. On this unseasonably cold autumn night, Irving Plaza filled up with excited teenagers (and a few mom and dads), gay men, and the tastemakers of this city—which include but are not limited to Greg K (of Misshapes fame), Betty Who and of course PopBytes. ;) LIZ, R&B songstress from MORE

Charli XCX’s “SuperLove” is my new jam!

Charli XCX "SuperLove"

I've been on the fence when it comes to singer / songwriter Charli XCX (responsible for writing Icona Pop's "I Love It") but after hearing her brand-new single today, "SuperLove," I've totally become a full-fledged fan. This song is lietrally everything, I loved it right away with it's strong 80's vibe, and the music video shot over in Tokyo is so much fun. Although Charli released her (fairly decent) debut album True Romance (iTunes) a few MORE

Marina and the Diamonds + Charli XCX = Just Desserts

Marina and the Diamonds and Charli XCX "Just Desserts"

I've knocked Charli XCX down a few times, but I'm slowly starting to come around, and I must admit her debut album True Romance (iTunes) is actually quite decent. Now she's joined forces with one of my favorite people ever, Marina and the Diamonds, on a tasty new duet called "Just Desserts," which you can listen to below and download it here for free! The girls are also heading out on a North American tour together, dates are listed below, I'll MORE

SXSW Music Review: Charli XCX

Charli XCX

Last Wednesday was the first official day of SXSW's music portion of the festival and I made sure to catch goth-pop princess Charli XCX at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel. I've waited over a year to see Charli. Last year, she only played one showcase at SXSW and that was Pitchfork's which took place in a church and featured Fiona Apple. There were not enough prayers in the world to get into that showcase. Hype Hotel has become an institution in MORE

Exclusive: PopBytes talks with Icona Pop

Icona Pop - Iconic

Cocaine binges don’t end well for Hannah Horvath. But in the third episode of the current and second season of HBO’s cultural phenomenon, Girls, Lena Dunham’s lead character goes on one for the sake of the experience. On a new adventure with her ex-boyfriend-turned-gay-roommate, Dunham’s protagonist finds herself in a Brooklyn nightclub snorting lines off of a public toilet and trading her shirt with a stranger’s. Yet before the MORE