Videos

Watch Kristen Schaal Remake Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” Video For Mikal Cronin’s “Turn Around”

By Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 11:44 am
Apparently, this is the day we're all remaking beloved '90s soft-rock videos. After Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black's shot-for-shot remake of Extreme's "More Than Words," now we get the great Kristen Schaal remaking Natalie Imbruglia's iconic set-collapsing "Torn" video. This time around, the video serves as Mikal Cronin's clip for his orchestral psych-pop number "Tur… More »


Julian Casablancas Wants You To Watch This New Version Of Inheaven’s “Regeneration” Video

By Caitlin White / May 5, 2015 - 11:15 am
Inheaven are a London band whose music immediately gripped me -- I love that feeling. Their debut single "Regeneration" is steeped in snarled aggression and shattering moments of guitar-driven choruses that rarely work at all anymore. Inheaven's worked. We premiered their VCR-blender video for "Regeneration" and then came the slug-slime crawl of B-side "Slow," a… More »


Nic Hessler – “I Feel Again” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Aaron Lindenberg / May 5, 2015 - 10:46 am
At first listen, the tunes on Nic Hessler's debut album Soft Connections may be categorized alongside the sunny indie rock of Wild Nothing or Ducktails. But there's a victorious, larger-than-life quality on songs like "Hearts, Repeating" and "I Feel Again" that set Hessler apart from his contemporaries. The young Californian singer-songwriter's soaring, upbeat anthems reflect… More »


Watch Mutual Benefit’s Episode Of Shaking Through (Stereogum Premiere)

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 10:33 am
Over the weekend, a new Mutual Benefit track called "Not For Nothing" surfaced as a part of Weathervane Music's Shaking Through series. One part of the mission of the series is to provide an inside look at the process that goes into creating a song, but another part is to encourage people to tinker with… More »


Son Lux – “Change Is Everything” Video

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 10:27 am
At the end of March, the gloomy Brooklyn group Son Lux announced the release of their fourth album, Bones, with the arrival of lead single "Change Is Everything." The track now has a video to go along with it, a collection of animated pointed lines that morph into different shapes along to the sputtering rhythm… More »


Sylvan Esso – “H.S.K.T.” Video

By Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 10:17 am
If you've spent some time with Sylvan Esso's self-titled debut album -- and if you haven't, you should -- you probably remember "H.S.K.T." as the digital hoedown song, the one with the "head, shoulders, knees, toes" hook. The duo says they wrote the song about Miley Cyrus, and Hercules And Love Affair remixed it lately. More »


Hear Karen O’s Song About Nellie Bly For Today’s Google Doodle

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 10:07 am
Karen O wrote an original song for today's Google Doodle honoring the 151st birthday of groundbreaking investigative journalist Nellie Bly. Most of the song is concerned with chronicling Bly's 72-day trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne's famous tale, and the whole thing is accompanied by a charming animated video showing off her… More »


Shamir – “Darker” Video

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 9:56 am
"Darker" is a complete 180 from the unbridled mania of Shamir's early Ratchet singles "On The Regular" and "Call It Off," but the ballad is more in line with the meditative portions of his fantastic Northtown EP. Some massive, sweeping shots from director Anthony Sylvester show Shamir in the desert mountains, as the light transitio… More »


Taylor Swift Performs All Of 1989 In Tokyo Tour Opener

By Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 9:46 am
At this point, Taylor Swift could do a greatest-hits setlist in her sleep, but Taylor Swift is not about the past. Tonight, Swift played the Tokyo Dome, something she couldn't have done if she was still a country singer. This was the first time she'd done a full headlining show (at least, in a non-Jingle… More »


U2 Busked In The NYC Subway Last Night

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 9:37 am
U2 will make their rescheduled Tonight Show appearance this Friday and, since the show isn't taping that day, the band has been getting segments ready over the past few days for the episode, which will be entirely dedicated to them. (They're making up for a whole week that they lost after Bono's injury.) They were… More »


Coliseum – “Dark Light Of Seduction” Video

By Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 9:22 am
Today, the stormy and swaggering Louisville post-hardcore power trio Coliseum releases the new album Anxiety's Kiss. They've already made videos for the album track "Sunlight In A Snowstorm," and now they've got one for "Dark Light Of Seduction," the song that the band calls the album's centerpiece. It's a murky, ominous black-and-white clip about a… More »


Watch Rihanna Perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” At The Met Gala

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 8:59 am
Last night was the Met Gala, the annual occasion that gives superstars the opportunity to show off their wildest outfits and, boy, did everyone deliver. Rihanna's beautiful and elegant yet still somehow pizza-adjacent dress drew the most attention, but both Beyonce and Kim Kardashian did their best to upstage her with competing sheer dresses. (J-Lo… More »


Watch Mikal Cronin Debut “Turn Around” On Conan

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 8:37 am
Mikal Cronin's new album MCIII is out today, and he went on Conan last night to debut "Turn Around" live for the first time. It's a seriously impressive setup, with a full string section in addition to his full band, and he really manages to capture the intricacies of the new album while not getting… More »


Giorgio Moroder – “Déjà Vu” (Feat. Sia) Video

By James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 8:25 am
Giorgio Moroder's catchy-as-hell new Sia collaboration "Déjà Vu" now has some video accompaniment. It features ominous Groundhog Day-style repetition, where a man keeps traveling to a hotel to deliver flowers to someone and things keep getting worse and worse. The whole thing ends with him being chased out by a horde of Sia lookalikes (though,… More »


Watch Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon Recreate Extreme’s “More Than Words” Video

By Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 7:07 am
Extreme's video for the 1990 if-you-really-loved-me-we'd-fuck power ballad "More Than Words" is one of those absolutely ineffable early-'90s pop culture artifacts. If you were the right age at the time (between nine and 14, I'd say), you probably know every second of that video, even if you don't quite realize that you do. And last… More »


Lauryn Hill Misses Nigerian Concert, Cancels Israeli Concert So As Not To Alienate Palestinian Fans

By James Rettig / May 4, 2015 - 9:42 pm
Over the weekend, Lauryn Hill was scheduled to play a show in Lagos, Nigeria for an event called MayDay Live, but was forced to cancel after the promoter apparently didn't take care of the travel arrangements in time to get her to the venue. She posted an apology on her Facebook page in the form… More »


Diddy’s New NSFW Cologne Ad Is Basically Diddy Having Sex With Cassie

By James Rettig / May 4, 2015 - 7:06 pm
Diddy is getting back into the celebrity fragrance game after a six year absence. His new scent, called 3AM, will debut in a few days at Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, and he's marking its arrival with a NSFW advertisement directed by music video king Nabil. It features him and his longtime girlfriend Cassie… More »


Watch Blur Play “Tender” With Jimmy Fallon Backstage At The Tonight Show

By Chris DeVille / May 4, 2015 - 5:07 pm
When Blur played The Tonight Show last week, the whole massive expanded ensemble reconvened backstage to record an unplugged rendition of "Tender," the timeless opening track from 1999's landmark 13, with Jimmy Fallon sitting in. Below, watch a whole roomful of people singing a fantastic song. More »


Future – “Peacoat” Video

By Tom Breihan / May 4, 2015 - 3:49 pm
In the past six or so months, Future has released three mixtapes made with three different producers. Beast Mode, the one Future made with Zaytoven, is probably the best of the three, and "Peacoat" is a highlight of that one. It's also the one where Future brags about watersports, if you're into hearing about that. More »


PC Music Share Studio Video, Jingle Stems For Remix Contest

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 4, 2015 - 3:47 pm
The pitch-shifting, the heavily-edited photos, the monikers -- everything about PC Music suggests a certain level of superficiality that's hard to wrap your head around without a tutorial. That's OK. It's what they're going for, and the label's secrets are finally starting to unravel, albeit slowly. The PC Music showcase at SXSW was the label'… More »


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