The Real Song, For Real
Last weekend Daft Punk teased audio and the music video for their new single Get Lucky, the first from their new album Random Access Memories. Today, after the illegitimate release of many fake versions of the track, Daft Punk officially releases the actual audio of the song. Get Lucky features Pharrell on vocals and can be heard in full above. If this is a sign of what’s to come on Random Access Memories then I think Daft Punk are going to do VERY WELL with this new album. I LOVE this track, can’t wait to hear more!! Random Access Memories will be released on May 21.
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This Time She's Covering Nancy Sinatra
A little while back Lana Del Rey offered up visuals for her cover of Leonard Cohen‘s Chelsea Hotel No. 2. It seems like she’s in the mood to relive and re-lurve some of her favorite songs because she’s just released a video for Summer Wine, her cover of the Nancy Sinatra song. It’s LDR, so you know she’s going for the retro look in the video. We’ve definitely seen it from her before, but this is a nice little hold-over… until we get to hear that new track from The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Plus her real-life boyfriend, Barrie-James O’Neill (singer for Scottish band Kassidy), is all up in this too. Peep the video for more! I love this song, but I really love the little shouts-out to Billie Holiday at the end. I’m wondering if that’s a hint at LDR‘s next cover!
The Final Season
Showtime has released a 2 minute video clip of footage from the forthcoming final season of Dexter. As you can see in the embed above, the clip opens with the words DEXTER THE FINAL SEASON which, I’m sorry to say, really drives home the point that Dexter is really coming to an end. I know some folks are wary of spoilers but the clip above doesn’t really spoil much … it features a scene from an episode (I presume the season premiere ep) where Dexter (Michael C. Hall) confronts his very frazzled-looking sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter). The conversation featured in this clip picks up where the events of the season finale last year left off. It’s a emotional scene … one that ends very powerfully. Check it out. The final 8th season of Dexter premieres on Showtime on June 30.
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Seriously, Don't Watch This at Work
Back in March we got our first look at the new Netflix original series Hemlock Grove with the release of its first TV trailer. Later in the month, we got to see a very gross video that shows how the werewolves in Hemlock Grove will transform from human to animal. Today we get to check out the just-released new red band trailer for the show that is so NSFW that, well, it’s prolly a good idea if you save watching until you’re at home … away from impressionable eyes. This new trailer gives us a better feel for the show overall but, LORD, does it also give us a better feel for just how intense the show will be. Watch the trailer above at your discretion … and be prepared, you’re going to see a lot of strong imagery and hear some very strong language. Hemlock Grove looks like it’ll be the feel-good hit of the season ;D
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The TV Guide
Last night my good friend Hustle Roses performed her latest concert here in SoCal at a show in Santa Monica, CA. As you may recall, Hustle Roses previously played shows at the Bootleg Bar in Echo Park and at the Ham and Eggs Tavern in downtown LA in just the past few weeks. Homegirl is working hard to ensure that as many people as possible are able to experience her music live. Last night’s Hustle Roses concert was also a bit of a reunion as well … click below to check out photos and video from the fun last night. More »
Made for Lovers
Early last month we learned that Garbage is teaming up with Screaming Females for a cover of the Patti Smith classic Because the Night which will be released on limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day on April 20. Today, just a few days before Record Store Day the official music video for the single has been released. Click the embed above to get your first listen of the track and get a behind the scenes look at Garbage and Screaming Females in the recording studio together.
Hear the NEW Single from The New Regime NOW!
Earlier this year we learned that Nine Inch Nails is coming back to the concert performance stage later in the year and even tho there has yet to be an official announcement about new music (outside of the two new songs Trent Reznor promises for the upcoming tour), I think many fans are hopeful that we will get to hear new NIN stuff soon. In the meantime, NIN drummer Ilan Rubin is hard at work on the release of a new album by his solo project The New Regime. A new album titled Exhibit A will be released next month and today we get to hear the first single from the album, a track titled Daydream. Click below to hear this new single in full, learn more about Exhibit A and check out a cool promo video that previews tracks from the album. More »
"Let's go get this sonofabitch"
We are exactly one month away from the release of the upcoming sequel film Star Trek: Into Darkness in theaters and today we get to check out the final trailer for the film. As you may recall, we’ve been getting a good stream of promo materials for Into Darkness for the past few months (HERE and HERE, for example) and it all leads to the film’s release next month. As you can see above, this third and final full-length trailer is jam packed with emotion … meant to make you feel all the feels. The trailer is jam packed with a lot of JJ Abrams-brand lens flare so, yeah, there’s that as well. Check out the trailer and see what you think. Star Trek: Into Darkness opens on May 17.
Here Comes the Epic
Earlier today we got to see a neat teaser video for the forthcoming superhero film Superman: Man of Steel. As I mentioned earlier, the teaser was released during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and it appears to be a precursor to something even better. A new trailer for Man of Steel was just released and, man, is it a great trailer. Without giving away too much information (even tho it does show us a lot of new scenes), this new trailer runs the gamut from emotional to action-packed. I dare say I even almost got choked up just from watching this trailer. Check it out, see what you think. I love it! Superman: Man of Steel will hit theaters on June 14th.
"Oh baby, I have no doubt you're the one that I want"
Last year the trio known as Emblem 3 made a bit of a splash on The X Factor before they were eliminated from the competition. Today we learn that Emblem 3 are still going strong and have just released their debut single. The guys — Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick — stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to drop their new single Chloe (You’re The One) … which you can listen to in full below. More »