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Watch Lana Del Rey Cover “Blue Velvet” For H&M

As promised, Lana Del Rey recently covered Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris’s famous “Blue Velvet” for H&M’s new ad campaign which stars LDR. Today, a piece of that campaign surfaced via a commercial, and, as you could probably imagine, the result is kind of creepy. Watch the ad below, and check out her H&M lookbook… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 17, 2012 - 9:19 am

Lana Del Rey Is The New Face Of Jaguar, Too

Already the face of H&M, Jaguar announced today that Lana Del Rey will be part of the automaker’s launch of their new F-type automobile. Here’s Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s Global Brand Director:… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 22, 2012 - 9:41 am

Courtney Love To Lana Del Rey: “Heart-Shaped Box” Is About My Vagina

You thought no one could out-troll Lana Del Rey after her cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” last week? Man, that was amateur hour — let the master show you how it’s done. Courtney Love was up late on Twitter, schooling LDR on the finer points of Kurt’s use of metaphor in song. Says C-Lo:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 30, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Lana Del Rey Covers Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box,” Trolls The Universe

Last night in Sydney, Lana Del Rey continued her amazing year-long run of just fucking with all of us by stepping onstage at the Enmore Theater and covering Nirvana. And not just any Nirvana song! She covered “Heart-Shaped Box,” the first single from In Utero and thus the way Kurt Cobain deigned to introduce the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2012 - 11:22 am

Boy George Covers Lana Del Rey

Boy George and Lana Del Rey make an interesting pairing: Both obsessed with artifice and self-invention, both carrying big makeup bags, both weirdly iconic in their own ways. And now Boy George has covered (of course) “Video Games.” His version soundtracks a lovely, romantic video about two punks in love at an apparently abandoned British… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2012 - 3:36 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas’s celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Lana Del Rey – “Summertime Sadness” Video (Feat. Jaime King)

Lana Del Rey’s new video for the luxuriantly depressive Born To Die might actually be the most Lana Del Rey thing that ever happened. The video, all full of fake-vintage crackles and worn-out golden-hour light, stars former supermodel and Sin City actress Jamie King as LDR’s girlfriend. It also stars lots and lots of smoke-machine… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012 - 10:55 am

Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem (Das Racist Remix)”

Finally, Das Racists remade Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem.” “MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY,” goes Heems. “I got so much money, it got me feeling funny! / Give it to my parents so they don’t feel crummy.” It’s the only Lana remix that features Deepak Chopra-related wordplay (that I’m aware of). Hear it atMore »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Lana Del Rey Is The New Face Of H&M

According to H&M’s official Twitter feed, Lana Del Rey will be the face of H&M’s fall line. Women’s Wear Daily followed up with H&M creative director Donald Schneider, who said “The mood is very L.A. noir. It’s inspired by our fall collection.” Lana will also cover Tony Bennett’s “Blue Velvet” for a short film that… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 11:45 am

One Year Of Lana Del Rey: A Retrospective

In July 2010, law professor Jeffrey Rosen published a piece in The New York Times Magazine called “The Web Means the End of Forgetting.” In it, he discusses the phrase “Gone to Texas,” which originated in America during the 19th century frontier times when debtors or the disenfranchised would leave town in pursuit of a… More »

By: Elizabeth Bracy / June 29, 2012 - 3:35 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

BLOG GAME BRYCE HARPER in the mix again for videos of the week, and you know exactly where this is going (nods head toward top of the post). But, there’s some other stuff worth talking about too, videos with much less overt references to the JFK assassination. Shall we? More »

By: Corban Goble / June 29, 2012 - 2:29 pm

The Kickdrums – “Ridin'” (Feat. ASAP Rocky & Lana Del Rey)

Lana and Rocky hook up again for “Ridin’,” a collaboration that was originally on production duo the Kickdrums’ last mixtape but was later scrubbed so Rocky could consider it for his debut LP. Now, it rides again. Listen below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 28, 2012 - 8:58 am

Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem” Video (Feat. ASAP Rocky)

We’ve already seen the extended trailer for Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem,” which features ASAP Rocky as John F. Kennedy and LDR as some sort of Jackie Kennedy/Marilyn Monroe hybrid. And now we’ve got the full eight-minute video for the transcendently dumb song, which is everything you’d expect. And the video, through good performances and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2012 - 9:59 am

Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem” Video Trailer (Feat. ASAP Rocky)

Here’s the trailer for Lana Del Rey’s forthcoming “National Anthem” video, a clip that features Lana and ASAP Rocky in the roles they were born to play: LDR as Jackie O and ASAP as a BLVCK SCVLE-clad JFK. From the teaser — which contains looping snippets of the video — it appears Lana Del Rey… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 26, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Watch Lana Del Rey Debut “Body Electric” In L.A.

Last night, Lana Del Rey played a show at L.A.’s El Rey Theater, and during her set she debuted a new song called “Body Electric,” a luxuriant slow-burner that seems to fit her whole style pretty much exactly. A string section backed her up, and the crowd made a whole lot of piercing drunk-asshole noise. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2012 - 8:53 am

Eugene McGuinness – “Blue Jeans” (Lana Del Rey Cover) Video

The snappily-dressed British postpunker Eugene McGuinness has already shown a serious visual flair; we’ve posted his stark and striking videos for “Lion” and “Shotgun.” And for some reason, he’s chosen this moment to drop his cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans“; apparently, there’s some gas left in that tank. In the video, he strut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012 - 10:45 am

Hear Lana Del Rey’s Debut LP As May Jailer

It’s amazing that stuff like this can slip through the cracks even now, but word around the internet campfire this morning is that some unspecified amount of time ago, Lana Del Rey recorded an album called Sirens under the name May Jailer. This would predate the soon-to-be-reissued debut album Lana Del Rey A.K.A. Lizzy Grant,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 31, 2012 - 11:48 am

Lana Del Rey Soundtracks Nespresso Ad

The instrumental bed of Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” sits beneath this Nespresso commercial. Behold, the latest entry into Commercial Appeal, non-Siri edition:… More »

By: Stereogum / May 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Bobby Womack – “Dayglo Reflection” (Feat. Lana Del Rey)

The Bravest Man In The Universe, soul legend Bobby Womack’s first album of original songs in 18 years, is out next month. It’s produced by Damon Albarn and XL’s Richard Russell. We’ve already heard “Please Forgive My Heart” and the album’s title track, and today we’ve got “Dayglo Reflection,” a jazzy duet with Lana Del… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 28, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Old Lana Del Rey Keds Commercial Surfaces

For a second, a Keds commercial starring a young, blonde Lana Del Rey lived on YouTube, but it’s been removed thanks to a UMG copyright claim. (Keds has confirmed that it was indeed LDR, though.) In it, she quotes Francis Ford Coppola (“If you sit down to write at the same time every day, the… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012 - 6:09 pm
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