Archive for the First Listen Category

The Unreleased Album From Kanye West’s Old Skool Group Go Getters Hits The Internets

Blast from the Past

Back in 2000, before Kanye West took the world by storm as a solo act, he was part of a Chicago group called Go Getters and today we get to hear music from the group’s previously unreleased album. A website has gone live that offers information and download links for the Go Getters album World Record Holders, revealing the world a new collection of songs that show a different, younger side of Kanye and his crew. Click below to see vintage-looking promo photo of Go Getters and hear their song 10 In A Benz in full. If you like what you hear, you can hear the rest of the tracks by downloading the entire album for your listening pleasure. More »

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First Listen: The Studio Version Of ‘Copy Of A’ By Nine Inch Nails Is Released Online

"I am just a copy ...
... of a copy of a copy"

Back in June we got to see the David Lynch-directed music video for the Nine Inch Nails single Came Back Haunted, the first from the forthcoming new album Hesitation Marks. Since that song was released, NIN has performed a couple of other new songs live in concert on their current Festival Tour and today we get to hear the studio version of one of those songs. Trent Reznor has released the new song Copy Of A for free to Amazon users in the UK HERE and, naturally, the song is getting play all over the world (I understand it will be released for free HERE on Amazon in the US tomorrow). Click the embed above to hear Copy Of A in full as it will sound on Hesitation Marks when it is released next month. I got to hear this song performed live at Lollapalooza earlier this month and I am in LOVE. This upbeat track is very reminiscent of the sound of NIN‘s debut album Pretty Hate Machine. I am dying to hear more. Hesitation Marks will be released in full in just a few weeks … I CAN’T WAIT!!!

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First Listen: Tom Cruise’s Son Connor Cruise Releases His First Single

A Star is Born?

Connor Cruise, son of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, is trying to make a name for himself in the world of music and today we get our first listen at his first single. Cruise teamed up with Metro Station singer Mason Musso and Black Eyed Peas collaborator DJ Poet on a new single titled Closer to Heaven. I’m not a huge EDM fan but I have to say that after a couple of listens, I’m pretty impressed with how the track turned out. Click below to have a listen and see what you think of Connor‘s foray into music. More »

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First Listen: A Snippet Of Mike WiLL Made It’s New Single ’23′ Hits The Internets, Features Miley Cyrus

... and Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J
Miley's Infiltration of Hip Hop Continues

Last weekend we got to see Big Sean‘s music video for his new single Fire which, as you may recall, stars Miley Cyrus as the video vixen. Today we get to hear a snippet of a new Hip Hop single titled 23, this time from Mike WiLL Made It … which also features Miley Cyrus. Along with Miley, this new single also features Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J which is all fine and good but … why does it seem like Miley Cyrus is the new go to girl for all things Hip Hop? The girl posts a few twerking videos online, wears a gold grill in her mouth and suddenly she’s the queen of Hip Hop? Her father Billy Ray Cyrus is the person who unleashed the horrible Country Pop single Achey Breaky Heart upon the world, for chrissakes! But, I digress. Click the video embed above to hear a short snippet of 23 and see what you think. Honestly, I don’t hate what I hear but … seriously, does Miley have to be in everything these days?

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Listen: DJ Bizzy Teams Up With Murs, Macy Gray, Tru Wordz & Thurz For His New Single ‘No War’

The Message

My boy DJ Bizzy teamed up with a host of singers and MCs to release a new song this week titled No War. As you can hear below, this new track offers more than a sick beat … it comes with a message that is more than your typical anti-war missive. While many hip hop tracks tend to brag about money and power, No War is a track that attempts to tell another more serious story. Macy Gray provides vocals alongside MCs Murs, Tru Wordz and Thurz on this song produced by Bizzy and Jared Gosselin. Have a listen below, won’t you? More »

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Hells Yeah: Robin Thicke’s New Album ‘Blurred Lines’ Is Now Streaming In Its Entirety!

Free Baby-Making Music Makes Life Happy

Last week we learned that Robin Thicke‘s hit single Blurred Lines had officially broken the record for highest radio audience ever. Robin‘s voice is everywhere, and while his album is getting mixed reviews, pretty much everyone is enjoying the collection of songs… including me. I’m listening to Blurred Lines in it’s entirety right now– for FREE– because the album is live-streaming HERE! Sigh. There is nothing like free music y’all. Pull up the album in the next tab over and click inside for more!
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Watch: Selena Gomez Celebrates Her 21st Birthday With The Release Of Her ‘Birthday’ Song

"Blow Your Dreams Away With Me"
"Tell 'em that it's my BIRTHDAY"

Today is Selena Gomez‘s 21st birthday and to celebrate she has released a cute music video for her new song titled Birthday. As I understand it, the track will serve as the intro to her new album Stars Dance (due out tomorrow) and is just pure, silly fun. Selena issued this message to fans with the release of this music video today:

I wanted to celebrate my 21st Birthday with all of you, so we made this video for us all to celebrate to. Thank You for all the love and support you have shown and continue to show me. I love you all so much!!

Check out the video in the embed above … then send all of your BIRTHDAY LURVE to the birthday girl today. Woot!

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First Listen: One Direction’s New Single ‘Best Song Ever’ Leaks To The Internets

Hear It NOW before it gets yanked
"We Danced All Night"

Last month we got our first look at the first movie trailer for the new One Direction concert film This Is Us and, as you may recall, we also got to hear a super short snippet of their new single Best Song Ever. The song isn’t due for official release for a few days yet but … unsurprisingly, the single leaked online early. The song has been getting yanked offline all over the place so I really suggest you listen to the song while you can in the embed above. I have a feeling that if you are a fan of 1D‘s other singles, you’ll probably like this one, too. The part just before the chorus sounds a lot like Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream, which is likely very intentional. It’s pure pop perfection, I think. I can see Best Song Ever getting added to my running playlist soon. Have a listen, tell me what you think. Is this another monster hit for One Direction?

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Mazzy Star Is Readying The Release Of A New Album Titled ‘Seasons Of Your Day’

Their First Album In 17 Years, Hear Their New Single 'California' Now

When last we heard from the dreamy shoegaze group Mazzy Star, it was 1996 with the release of their last album Among My Swan. Today we learn that after a 17 year hiatus, Mazzy Star will release a new album titled Seasons Of Your Day on September 24! OMG, I’m dying. Not only are we greeted by this amazing news of an entire new album but we also get to hear the first single from Seasons right now. The band released the audio of their new song California alongside news of their new album so … click below to learn more about Seasons Of Your Day and listen to California in full. More »

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Watch: Justin Bieber Releases A Commercial For His New Fragrance ‘The Key’

First Listen: Hear a Snippet of Bieber's New Song 'Heartbreaker'

In between bouts of pissing into restaurant mop buckets and getting kicked out of nightclubs for underage drinking, Justin Bieber has been hard at work readying the release of his latest fragrance! Today we get our first look at the first commercial released for Bieber‘s new scent The Key. As you can hear in the video embed above, The Biebs is also teasing the release of a new song titled Heartbreaker, which is featured in this fragrance commercial. Check out the video, see what you think. Does this commercial make you want to smell like Bieber‘s latest fragrance? As for the song snippet, are you a fan?

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