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Lana Del Rey Says She Played Kanye’s Wedding For Free, Signs Autographs For Sad Grown Men

Reports about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding weekend included the nugget that, as was rumored, Lana Del Rey showed up to perform at the pre-party in Versailles. (You may recall that her “Young And Beautiful” was part of the couple’s engagement.) There were also rumors that Del Rey was paid millions of dollars for… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Hear A Snippet Of Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby”

Lana Del Rey’s sophomore album Ultraviolence looms ever closer, and we have, to date, heard two of the completed songs that will appear there, “West Coast” and “Shades Of Cool.” And now, LDR has shared a 36-second preview of another, “Brooklyn Baby,” which sounds like a druggy washed-out float, maybe a bit more diffuse tha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014 - 9:01 am

Watch Lana Del Rey Debut “Ultraviolence” In Vancouver

Of course Memorial Day weekend would be dominated by Lana Del Rey news since the holiday fits in so well with her faux Americana aesthetic. She played the Kimye pre-wedding dinner on Friday night, released “Shades Of Cool” on Sunday, and debuted the title track from her forthcoming Ultraviolence at a show in Vancouver last… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Shades Of Cool”

Lana Del Rey spent Friday night serenading America’s Favorite Newlyweds with three songs, including “Summertime Sadness” and “Young And Beautiful.” Those two hits were co-written and produced by Rick Nowels, and LDR has paired with the songwriter again on her latest single “Shades Of Cool.” It’s a gloomy, jazzy waltz with a big chorus –… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 25, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Kanye West – “God Level”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are in Versailles and Florence for their wedding weekend, which already featured Lana Del Rey, David Blaine, and great caviar at the rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, the rapper’s new song “God Level” can now be heard in an Adidas FIFA World Cup commercial titled “The Dream.” (Kanye is Adidas’ Tupac ofMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 24, 2014 - 10:36 am

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much “How did Paramore end up on American Idol?” as “Why did it take them so long to get there?” As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if anyone… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Lana Del Rey – “West Coast (Four Tet Remix)”

Four Tet has contributed a remix of Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” to go along with the Camo & Krooked take we heard yesterday. Whereas that one played up the creeping ominous feeling that underlies all of Del Rey’s music, Four Tet’s take turns “West Coast” into spare, uptempo dance music. It’s probably not going… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 10, 2014 - 8:17 am

Lana Del Rey – “West Coast (Camo & Krooked Remix)”

It feels like we’ve been talking about “West Coast” for a long time — since it was officially released after Coachella a few weeks ago, we’ve gotten a radio-friendly mix from Ultraviolence producer Dan Auerbach and a moody video to go along with it. Next stop on the hype train comes in the form of… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2014 - 5:06 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

A quick word about Flying Lotus’s “Phantasm” video and videos like it: That’s a really good video! Many of the videos like it are good, too! But it’s not on the list this week, and neither are any of those. There’s definitely, absolutely a place for abstract, non-representational music videos, videos about wandering freaky alie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence Tracklist Is Sensational

UPDATE: La Lana just released the Ultraviolence cover art. That’s it above. ^^^

In just over a month, Lana Del Rey will hit the world in the head with Ultraviolence, her sophomore album, and she’s done just as masterful a job building mysterious hype for it as she once did with Born ToMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Lana Del Rey – “West Coast” Video

For my money, Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” is one of the best songs of the year, and I say this as someone who’s not historically a fan of Lana Del Rey and totally ambivalent about the music made by the song’s producer, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. This is just a haunting, hypnotic… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 6, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Lana Del Rey – “West Coast (Dan Auerbach Mix)”

A week ago, a few hours after debuting it at Coachella, Lana Del Rey released “West Coast,” the exquisite lead single from her upcoming sophomore release Ultraviolence. Now a remix credited to Ultraviolence producer Dan Auerbach has surfaced with the intention of making “West Coast” more palatable to radio programmers. The only discernible difference i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 21, 2014 - 4:35 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There are times when it’s easy to determine the 5 Best Songs Of The Week, and others when it gets a little tougher for us to figure out what should go where, what belongs and what doesn’t. Then there are weeks like this, where debates about inclusion and placement stretch into long email chains over… More »

By: Stereogum / April 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Coachella 2014: The 7 Best Things From Sunday

More like guestival amirite? Cameos dominated Coachella all weekend, but Sunday was especially saturated with them. Arcade Fire had Debbie Harry. Motorhead had Slash. Jhene Aiko had Drake and Childish Gambino. Disclosure had Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, and Aluna Francis. Even Justin Bieber was there to jump on stage with Chance The Rapper, a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 14, 2014 - 8:34 am

Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

After a great deal of anticipation, old songs confused as new singles, and news that Dan Auerbach would be producing, we finally have the first real taste of Lana Del Rey’s second album, Ultraviolence. The LP’s first single is called “West Coast,” and she premiered it at Coachella last night. Now you can listen to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 14, 2014 - 6:11 am

Watch Lana Del Rey Tease New Song “West Coast” In Las Vegas

Lana Del Rey kicked off her tour last night in Las Vegas and teased her new single “West Coast,” which is set to be released on Monday. She didn’t perform the whole thing (maybe she’s saving it for Coachella) but she did sing the chorus a capella. It’s hard to tell because it’s just her… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2014 - 11:12 am

Lana Del Rey – “Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight”

Lana Del Rey somehow became a mainstream pop star on the back of a cheesed-out Euro-dance remix of her “Summertime Sadness,” and maybe that’s why she’s suddenly made a disco song. The new LDR track “Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight” recently showed up online without much in the way of context, and there’s no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2014 - 10:07 am

The Week In Pop: Shakira And Latin Pop’s Too-Big-To-Fail Era

Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married to a man from Colombia. She and her husband, she often informed us, were huge Shakira fans, as was all of Latin America. Sometimes, in an effort to expose u… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 27, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Looks Like Dan Auerbach Is Producing Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence

When Lana Del Rey premiered her short film Tropico, she also announced that her next album would be called Ultraviolence. There have been rumors this week that Giorgio Moroder is working on the record, but Lana herself just confirmed one major contributor: Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. She posted the following message on Twitter… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 20, 2014 - 3:26 pm

The Week In Pop: Candice Glover And American Idol‘s Decline

Did you know the reigning American Idol champion’s album is out this week? Maybe the better question is: Do you know who the reigning American Idol champion is? Candice Glover is quite alright, so I hope your answer is yes, but I suspect it’s no. More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm
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