BANKS has me ‘Beggin For Thread’ on repeat

BANKS

A few weeks ago I caught BANKS' second sold out show at The Wiltern, which also was the final night of her Goddess Tour. I caught 26-year-old Los Angeles based singer / songwriter BANKS (Jillian Rose Banks) last December at Hollywood Forever's Masonic Lodge–and although I was quite impressed by her vocals–nothing grabbed me that night. Fast forward to September–BANKS drops her debut album, Goddess (on Harvest Records), I fall completely MORE

Song of the Summer … Katy Perry’s #ThisIsHowWeDo?

Katy Perry "This Is How We Do"

I kept wondering when Katy Perry would get around to releasing "This Is How We Do" as a single off Prism–months ago when I first heard the upbeat track, hit was written all over it plus I felt it had strong potential to compete for the coveted title of pop song of the summer. Last week "This Is How We Do" finally got the music video treatment (after becoming Prism's fifth official single) and it's so much fun–a perfectly mixed bag of colorful MORE

Obsessed: Röyksopp and Robyn’s “Do It Again”

Röyksopp and Robyn " Do It Again"

Oh my word, there has been a lot of good new music going around as late ... and this new track from Röyksopp and Robyn called "Do It Again" is no exception. I absolutely LOVE Robyn, ever since her '97 hit song "Show Me Love," she really is one of pop music's brightest talents around, Sweden sure knows how to produce pop stars. I've been itching for some new music from her and this track totally quenched my thirst, it's beyond awesome. I also MORE

Tori Amos’ “Trouble’s Lament” gets the lyric video treatment!

Tori Amos

As many of you probably already know, I'm a proud Toriphile (aka an extremely dedicated Tori Amos fan), and today I finally got to hear her new album Unrepentant Geraldines (due out on May 13th, pre-order on iTunes). At first I wasn't sure what to think but after a couple of listens (the album is experienced best initially with a pair of headphones), I've been taken over, it's brilliant and definitely reminds me why I feel in love with this MORE

Dive “Into The Blue” with Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue "Into The Blue"

One of the most exciting upcoming music releases is Aussie Kylie Minogue's twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once. It's due out on March 18th and marks Kylie's first release since she signed with Roc Nation last year. I was already quite excited for some new music from Kylie but then when I heard the album's executive producer is her fellow Aussie singer / songwriter Sia, my excitement grew tenfold! Also in the super talented producer mix is Pharrell MORE

Demi Lovato is ready for “Neon Lights”

Demi Lovato "Neon Lights"

Now that I'm a Lovatic, I need to be posting things like Demi Lovato's new lyric music video for her latest single, "Neon Lights." This super hot track is Demi's third single off her most recent album, DEMI (iTunes). It's also the name of her upcoming tour which is slated to kick-off early next year. I seriously hope "Neon Lights" turns out to be a huge hit for Demi, it's totally hot! MORE

Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” lyric video

Katy Perry "Uncondtionally"

Just the other day we had our first listen to Katy Perry's new single, "Unconditionally," and now here's the recently released lyric video! It's the second official single off of PRISM which is due out on Tuesday (pre-order on iTunes), but you can stream the entire album on Katy's website right now. Without a doubt, Katy is going to score herself yet another number one hit with "Unconditionally," it's already impacting radio so get ready to be MORE

Neko Case returns with “Night Still Comes”

Neko Case "Night Still Comes"

It's been more than four years since Neko Case released Middle Cyclone, an album I still rank as one of my all-time favorites, so at this point I'm seriously jonesing for something new from her. Thankfully, yesterday Neko released the lyric video for her next single, "Night Still Comes," and it's just as lush and beautiful as anything off Middle Cyclone or Fox Confessor Brings The Flood. MORE

Watch: Lady Gaga’s “Applause” lyric video!

Lady Gaga "Applause" Lyric Video

This just in! Lady Gaga released her lyric music video for her latest single, "Applause," (iTunes) which she shot over in West Hollywood the other night at Micky's. The new single (off Gaga's upcoming album ARTPOP, scheduled for November 11th) seems to have divided people, some aren't feeling it at all yet others love it. I'm in between, I do like it a lot but is it the best thing she's ever released? No. Yet after taking such a long break from MORE

James Blunt returns with a new single, “Bonfire Heart”

James Blunt

English singer / songwriter and cutie James Blunt (you must remember his smash 2004 hit, "You're Beautiful") is back on the music scene with a new single, "Bonfire Heart," which just premiered today, check out the lyric video below. I think the stripped down song is quite good and reminds me of why I liked James in the first place. The track (co-written and produced by Ryan Tedder) is off James' upcoming fourth studio album, Moon Landing, due out MORE

Is this John Mayer’s revenge Taylor Swift song?

John Mayer

As some of you might remember, Taylor Swift and John Mayer used to be a thing until they broke up, and the ensuing hatred strengthened the dark crystal that is the source of Taylor's power. John initially douched about how he didn't deserve it (which ... yes and no, really) and has allegedly answered back with his own brand-new song, "Paper Dolls" (now available on iTunes). The lyric video doesn't actually have anything to do with the song, but MORE

Drop your “Skirt” with Kylie’s new lyric video!

Kylie Minogue "Skirt"

I love Kylie Minogue as much anyone else but to be totally honest, I wasn't really feeling "Skirt," the brand-new track (produced by Nom De Strip) she dropped on her birthday a few weeks ago. But actually after listening to it a few more times, with the volume pumped way up, it's actually a totally hot track. Check out the just released lyric music video below, it's the start of a whole new era of Kylie, she already has twenty-five years under MORE

Listen: Janelle Monáe’s “Q.U.E.E.N.” feat. Erykah Badu

Janelle Monáe "Q.U.E.E.N." (feat. Erykah Badu)

Here's the latest track from Janelle Monáe, a new single called "Q.U.E.E.N." that takes full advantage of drag lingo and features Erykah Badu. So basically, it's the best song ever and I'm going to end up hearing it a bajillion times during Pride this year. MORE

Listen: Natalie Maines’ “Free Life”

Natalie Maines

Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks fame is gearing up for the release of her highly-anticipated solo debut album, Mother, due out May 7th via Columbia Records. I'm super stoked for this album (now available for pre-order), I've been a huge fan of Natalie and the Dixie Chicks for years now, hands down Natalie has one of the best voices around. Check out the just released lyric music video below for the track "Free Life," it's such a great song and I MORE