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We published our 50 Best New Bands of 2015 list this week, which is exciting! We love to debate things here at the ‘Gum, and putting together that thing took a lot of back-and-forth emailing and maybe even a few IRL conversations. The best songs of the week this time around doesn’t boast any “new”… More »

You ever hear a song and think, “Yep, that’s gonna be huge,” even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey’s “New Americana” entered my ears, its chorus triumphantly trumpeting this clunky generational creed: “We are the new Americana/ High on legal marijuana/ Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” From its sweeping us-against-them… More »

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we have CMJ and Northside and venues booked tight throughout the year, but recreating the traditional “field day out” experience that’s become the norm across the rest of the country is… More »

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Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX's new…
Caitlin White | April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Charli XCX – “Famous” Video (Dir. Eric Wareheim)

Charli XCX's video for the new wave banger "Famous" is part of the new slew of clips being released today as part of the YouTube…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 1:42 pm

YouTube Music Awards Returning With New Videos From Charli XCX, Migos, Shamir

On 3/23, YouTube will drop 15 exclusive new videos from artists of varying levels of notoriety, among them Migos, Charli XCX, Shamir, Cahoots, Ed Sheeran,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 2, 2015 - 10:31 am

Ty Dolla $ign – “Drop That Kitty” (Feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe)

Ty Dolla $ign recruited Charli XCX and Tinashe -- two of the biggest up-and-comers in the game -- for his new single, "Drop That Kitty."…
James Rettig | February 17, 2015 - 9:01 am

Hear Charli XCX & Questlove’s Cover Of Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart” In New Target Ad

Charli XCX and Questlove have teamed up for a cover of Deee-lite's '90s classic "Groove Is In The Heart" that's featured in a new ad…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Watch Charli XCX Sing “Doing It” On Graham Norton

It would have been amazing if Charli XCX performed at the Grammys this year. Unfortunately, that didn't happen (maybe next year?), but Charli's been making…
James Rettig | February 13, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Hear Charli XCX’s Punk Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Charli XCX exists in the major-label pop universe these days, posing for photos at industry events with Sam Smith or Taylor Swift and showing up…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2015 - 9:01 am

Charli XCX – “Break The Rules” (Phantogram Remix)

Charli XCX's killer sophomore album, Sucker, came out at the tail end of last year, but she still managed to dominate most of 2014 with…
Caitlin White | February 4, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Watch Charli XCX Dance With A Goofy Pink Cow On Kimmel

Charli XCX went for a Western theme on her Jimmy Kimmel performance last night, donning some ridiculously fun leopard-print pants and dancing onstage alongside a…
James Rettig | February 4, 2015 - 9:17 am

Hear Charli XCX’s New Japanese Versions Of “Boom Clap” & “Break The Rules”

Because of some weird label stuff, Charli XCX's Sucker doesn't officially come out in most places overseas for a few more weeks, almost two months…
James Rettig | January 28, 2015 - 8:43 am

Charli XCX – “Doing It (A. G. Cook Remix)” (Feat. Rita Ora)

PC Music ringleader A. G. Cook has given his own spin on Charli XCX's new Sucker single "Doing It," which just got a rad Thelma
James Rettig | January 22, 2015 - 10:25 am

Charli XCX – “Doing It” (Feat. Rita Ora) Video

Charli XCX has shared a music video for her next Sucker single "Doing It," which is one of the best tracks on a stacked album,…
James Rettig | January 20, 2015 - 12:45 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Watch Charli XCX On The Today Show

Charli XCX made an appearance this morning on the Today Show to promote her sophomore full-length Sucker, our Album Of The Week. Every song on…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 17, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Watch Charli XCX Perform “Need Ur Love” With Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij On Letterman

Charli XCX continued her Sucker promotional tour with a stop by David Letterman where she played album closer "Need Ur Love." She was joined by…
James Rettig | December 17, 2014 - 8:51 am

Album Of The Week: Charli XCX Sucker

Charli XCX is not going to be anyone's fucking pop music bridesmaid anymore. It's not happening. Forget it. Over the past two years, Charli has…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Watch Charli XCX Play SNL

Charli XCX's sophomore album Sucker comes out in just a few days (though you can stream it now), and she made her debut appearance on…
James Rettig | December 14, 2014 - 10:13 am

Watch Charli XCX And Bleachers Cover Each Other’s Songs In A Kia

For some reason, Kia has commissioned Charli XCX and Bleachers' Jack Antonoff to sing each other's songs for a new ad campaign called In-Ride Sessions.
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Stream Charli XCX Sucker

We’ve already heard most of the songs on Charli XCX’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Sucker, but now you can hear the whole thing, and in the…
James Rettig | December 9, 2014 - 9:28 am

Charli XCX – “Caught In The Middle,” “Die Tonight,” & “Famous”

Tracks from Charli XCX's sophomore album Sucker have been slowly trickling online in advance of its release next week. So far, we've heard "Breaking Up,"…
James Rettig | December 7, 2014 - 3:07 pm
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