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From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

Ballet School sounds like wild enthusiasm coursing through the internet and spilling out breathlessly into real life. The Berlin-based trio, fronted by outgoing Irish fashion plate Rosie Blair, is very much a product of online musical discourse, tracing the members’ shared musical history through riot grrrl to shoegaze to Destiny’s Child and ending up with… More »

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“Ballet School – “Justify My Love/Partition” (Madonna x Beyoncé Cover) Video “

Band To Watch Ballet School previously covered/mashed up Madonna’s “Justify My Love” and Beyoncé’s “Partition” and today they’ve debuted a video to accompany the song. In the video, a girl goes through all the wonderful steps of primping: putting on lipstick, checking herself out from every possible angle in the mirror, taking selfies, and sipping… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 28, 2015 - 10:22 am

Ballet School – “Justify My Love/Partition” (Madonna x Beyoncé Cover)

Berlin trio (and BTW alums) Ballet School dropped their glittering debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour last September, and now they’re venturing to North America for a monthlong tour. In preparation, the band has shared a torrid, sweat-soaked cover that blends two immortal tracks in the pop canon: Madonna’s 1990 hit “Justify My Love”… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / April 9, 2015 - 5:17 pm

CMJ: Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 10/24/14

Ever since we named Lydia Ainsworth’s dual EP debut Right From Real Stereogum’s Album Of The Week almost a month ago, I’ve been hooked on it. Going into last night’s PopGun showcase at the not-long-for-this-world Glasslands, Ainsworth’s presence was the main hook for me. And, well, unfortunately I ran late and only caught the last… More »

By: Ryan Leas / October 25, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Ballet School – “Pale Saint” Video

“Pale Saint” is one of many songs on Band To Watch honoree Ballet School’s great debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour that feels like a sweet, shivery rush. Now the track has a video by Nova Dando that complements the music well with splashy textures and bright, white hues. Watch below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 9, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Stream Ballet School The Dew Lasts An Hour

We named Ballet School a Band To Watch because their winterfresh guitar-music-disguised-as-keyboard-music was sleek, stylish, and — above all else — a rush. The Berlin trio demonstrated its future-pop mastery on recent singles “Cherish” and “Lux,” and now the album from whence they came is streaming online in full. Stream The Dew Lasts An HourMore »

By: Chris DeVille / August 26, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Ballet School – “Lux” Video

The Berlin trio Ballet School is making a name for itself with the pretty synth-rock single “Lux,” and the song’s new video, from director Nova Dando, goes all in on frontwoman Rosie Blair’s fashion-plate charisma. Suffice to say: You might never see a Cocteau Twins-informed dream-pop video with quite this much body-rolling in it. A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2014 - 11:08 am

Ballet School – “Lux”

Berlin trio Ballet School’s “Cherish” was a refreshing blast of high-energy dream-pop that featured skyscraping vocal acrobatics by singer Rosie Blair. Today the group shared a second single that does nothing to temper our anticipation for debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour. Compared to the ethereal deluge of “Cherish,” “Lux” is more beat-driven and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Ballet School – “Cherish” (Stereogum Premiere)

Berlin trio Ballet School play a strand of ecstatic synthpop that draws heavily on the ’80s and ’90s without ever letting their nostalgia stop them from forging into the future. They were still figuring out how to be wonderfully, inscrutably unique when we last heard them on last summer’s “Heartbeat Overdrive,” a song we described… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 23, 2014 - 10:12 am

Ballet School – “Heartbeat Overdrive”

“Emotions”-era Mariah meets the current wave of alt-pop on “Heartbeat Overdrive” from the newly-formed Ballet School. The Berlin-based trio got together in December to deliver what they describe as “learning grace.” And if there’s any Mariah to glean that from, it’s the one before she let her hair down. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 10, 2013 - 3:45 pm