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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 To Die, her… More »

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

Lana Del Rey – “Once Upon A Dream”

The forthcoming Disney Sleeping Beauty-from-the-evil-sorceress'-point-of-view flick Maleficent features a new Lana Del Ray track, "Once Upon A Dream." It's the film's "title" track -- a cover of a song from the classic Disney animated Sleeping Beauty -- and LDR was reportedly hand-picked for the job by Maleficent star Angelina Jolie. The track just debuted i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 26, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Watch Lana Del Rey Play The 2014 Breakthrough Prizes

We're deep in the thick of awards season, and apparently that extends to realms way beyond music and movies. Lana Del Rey, up for a few Grammys but snubbed for an Oscar, recently performed at a very different awards ceremony. The Breakthrough Prizes honor scientists who have made big developments, and LDR, introduced by Kevi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2014 - 9:30 am

French Montana – “All For You” (Feat. Lana Del Rey Sample, Wiz Khalifa, & Snoop Dogg)

At this point, Lana Del Rey is reaching that Coldplay-circa-2006 level where it's no longer surprising to hear rappers sampling her on mixtapes. The latest to partake is hangdog Bronx hope French Montana, who dropped his much-anticipated-among-goons Coke Boys 4 tape earlier today. His "All For You" has Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg verses, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014 - 2:59 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Someone’s Trying To Sabotage Lana Del Rey’s Oscar Chances

Of all the original songs that have appeared in this year's movies, Lana Del Rey's "Young And Beautiful," her contribution to The Great Gatsby, has to be considered one of the most impactful, especially given the role it played in the great love story of our time. And it's one of the 75 songs o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013 - 10:17 am
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