This is so meta, I can't take it
I think pretty much anyone who’s ever sung karaoke has sung the song Eternal Flame by the Bangles at least once in their lives … which is even true for members of the Bangles themselves … well, at least Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs. Vulture got Susanna to sing a karaoke version of the Bangles hit Eternal Flame in a karaoke bar in downtown LA and the video is too amazing not to share. Click below to hear what Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles sounds like when she’s singing a cheesy karaoke version of her own song in a karaoke bar. More »
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
It’s been a bit of time since M.I.A. released her last album but clearly she’s already itching for us to hear more new music from her because she just released a new song on her official Soundcloud profile titled CanSeeCanDo. The song has that classic M.I.A. sound and feel so if you’re a fan of her music, you might like this track. Click below to hear this new song from our girl Maya and get a taste of what she might have planned for us soon by way of a possible new album maybe. More »
PITNB's Weekly Discussion Forum
So I just finished reading this article on TIME and it sent out a great message about International Women’s Day 2015: Awareness is not enough. This year’s theme is “Make It Happen,” and it’s a very specific call to action for all of us. Twenty years ago in 1995 at the Beijing Platform for Action Hillary Clinton declared “women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights,” and that was a HUGE deal. Sadly, it’s still a powerful declaration, because we are still living in a world where people do not understand how much that seemingly simple concept is undermined on the personal, political, social, and economical scales. So I’ve been thinking about what I can do to celebrate International Women’s Day (today, and every day this year), and I want to hear about what small or grand thing you plan to do as well. Click inside for more!
Someone get me to Manchester, please
Back in November, Trent made me sick with jealousy when he went to see the great and powerful FKA twigs in concert. I’m actually still mad at him for going without me, but I vow to witness this artist in the flesh the next chance I get. And if you’re in or anywhere near Manchester, you’ll likely get the chance sooner than I will. FKA twigs is taking part in the Manchester International Festival, and it promises to be incredibly dope. Click inside for more!
Now that the drama over Zendaya‘s beautiful hair is over we can move on and focus on other things … like the creation of new music! Producing legend Timbaland posted a photo of Zendaya on his official Instagram profile welcoming her to “teamtimbo”. The inference, which I think is very clear, is that the two are collaborating on new music together … or something. While I don’t really love Tim‘s collabs with every artist (Madonna, for example, yeesh), there is no denying that far and away his work with many amazing artists (like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake to name a few) is superbly awesome. Now, it sounds like he is teaming up to make beautiful music with Zendaya. Are you excited by the prospect? More »
Weird but Cute
On March 1, Carly Rae Jepsen released her infectious new single I Really Like You and I’ve only listened to it roughly 45 trillion times now. Today we get our first look at Carly Rae‘s just-released music video for the track which, as you can see above, stars Tom Hanks in the vid. The video is one of those “single shot” videos where Tom is the protagonist “singing” the song. It’s weird but it’s cute. Carly does make an appearance in her own video along with a special friend or two. Check out the video above and get the song happily stuck in your head today.
We are not worthy/ready
I’m not even proud to admit this, but I basically never buy music anymore. Why haven’t I bought Azealia Banks‘ Broke with Expensive Taste yet? Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Print? What am I doing with my life?! Watching a lot of movies… and The Gilmore Girls, apparently. But there are a few albums that I know I will purchase, automatically, without even thinking—Kendrick Lamar‘s is definitely one of them. For many reasons. So I’m SO EFFING EXCITED to learn that his sophomore effort is mere DAYS away! Click inside for more!
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Kanye West collaborated with Madonna on her new album Rebel Heart and according to Madonna, she returned the favor. At this point, we don’t know too much about Kanye‘s new album So Help Me God but we now know that he and Madonna wrote a song together that will appear on the album. Additionally, because she is such a big Drake fan, Madonna has promised that she plans to collaborate on new music with the Canadian rapper so … yeah, Madonna is busy working on new music with others even tho she is about to release a new album of her own. Busy Busy. More »
Hit & Run
It’s been a while since Prince has toured here in the US but according to Dr. Funkenberry, Prince and his band 3rd Eye Girl are kicking off a new tour next week. You may recall that Prince and 3rd Eye Girl performed a concert residency in London around this time last year and now the time has come for Prince to bring his musical mastery to fans here in the US. Thus far, a full schedule of dates for The Hit & Run Tour has yet to be unveiled but we do learn today that the first date of the tour will take place next Wednesday with tickets going on sale on Monday. Dang. Click below to find out where Prince and 3rd Eye Girl will kick off off their Hit & Run Tour. More »
"This whisky got me feelin' pretty"
Rihanna posted a couple of short clips of video on her official Instagram profile that includes new music that may be intended for her upcoming new album. Rihanna doesn’t come right out and say that the music heard in the videos below will be included on her new album (which will be executive produced by Kanye West) but her captions do make it sound likely. This taste of new music is vastly different from her new single FourFiveSeconds as well as her new song Towards the Sun, which is featured in her new Dreamworks animated film Home. Click below to hear this new song, possibly titled Higher, which may or may not be featured on her upcoming new album due out hopefully soon. More »
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