Lady Gaga definitely lives for the applause, isn’t that right? Today, we were all able to take a look at Versace’s most recent campaign, and yes, we loved it. The pop icon looks stunning wearing a long hair wig and a purple cut-away gown that make her seem just like the always stylish Donatella. Photographed by by Mert Alas, Gaga will be Versace’s face for summer and spring 2014.
We cannot wait to see the other ads that are about to be released. Music, Italian fashion, luxury and pop culture come all together to become one of the most successful campaigns of the upcoming seasons!
Music and fashion are definitely two of the most important things for anyone that appreciates the good life. And when these two combine, great things happen. Why are we so sure about it? Take a look at Louis Vuitton´s most recent campaign and you´ll know what we´re talking about. For this year´s L ´Invitation au Voyage campaign, the French house chose the music icon as their newest face, and oh my, we´re loving it! The official campaign comes out on November 7th. In the meantime, let´s enjoy the teaser that is driving everyone crazy!
British born, Paris-based singer, songwriter and producer Dan Black is making a big return this summer with the pop monster ‘Hearts’ featuring and co-written with American R&B/Pop icon Kelis. The video has been unveiled today exclusively on mtvU, MTV Buzzworthy and mtvU.com
The single is taken from his forthcoming (yet to be titled) album and is due for release in North America later this year.
Since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ((un)), the two-time VMA nominee has been holed up in his Paris studio intensively perfecting his 2nd album, whilst simultaneously producing and writing for and with other artists: from big names like Ryan Tedder, Kid Cudi (for Kanye West’s Cruel Summer), Kelis, Imogen Heap and Bag Raiders to new, exciting, ones-to-watch like Mikky Ekko (We Must Be Killers), Rozzi Crane and Sophie Delila.The music video was shot in a beautiful 24 hour human time-lapse, on a rooftop in Paris. From 11 am to 11 pm it was a non -stop shoot!
The Electro- Dance pop trio Terry Poison will soon release it’s first “Mad Birds, Ultimate Disco” video game app. This video game takes place in a sequined filled world as the band flies through collecting magic capsules all while listening and jamming out to their new hit song “Mad Birds”.
The band describes the game as “Angry Birds + Acid + Sequins”. This description definitely take part int he band’s personality as they’re stage presence, energy and wild fashion are outrageous. So for them to do this interactive music is a great leap for them to take.
The rules are fairly simple the player controls the band members of Terry Poison Louisa Kahn, Anna Landesman and Bruno Grife as they glide through the sky scraping sequined world, they must collect as much magic capsules as possible, the more magic they collect the more blurry the screen becomes.
The videogame was filmed and produced by Hooligans production agency (Tel Aviv), which used Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Aftereffects, HTML5 and Objective C softwares to create the project. The band are now hoping to raise at about $7500 to finish this project and sell it as a free app for all people to use!
So what do you guys think? Would you want to collect magic capsules while jamming out to a great song?
PREMIERES SUMMERY NEW VIDEO ON MTV FOR SINGLE ‘OMYGOD’
ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES THIS SUMMERWATCH ‘OMYGOD’ EXCLUSIVELY VIA MTV ON:
MTVU, MTV2 – ARTIST TO WATCH, MTVU.COM & MTV BUZZWORTHY
“There’s truth in most of what Nash sings about on Girl Talk.” – Pitchfork
“Bristling with white-knuckle rock romps and hot-blooded confessionals, Girl Talk finds Nash at her bravest.” - SPIN Magazine
“A fearlessly outspoken postpunk pop icon, Kate Nash is bolder, brasher, and more candid than ever on her third album ‘Girl Talk’.”” – ELLE Magazine
“The epitome of strength and sass, even when she’s wounded” – The Daily News
“As much emotional release as it may have provided, ‘Girl Talk’ also testifies to Nash’s innate strength as a musician.” - NYLON Magazine
“‘Girl Talk’ is the middle finger to anyone who doesn’t believe in equality, refuses to recognize inequality, or simply treats others cruelly.” - Buzzine—————————-British pop icon Kate Nash premieres her brand new video for the single ‘OMYGOD’ today onMTVU, MTV2 – Artist To Watch, MTVU.com & MTV Buzzworthy and is pleased to announce she will be returning to North America next month for another round of tour dates in continued support of her critically acclaimed third album ‘GIRL TALK’ (Have 10p Records / INgrooves).The video and single for her current release ‘OMYGOD’ (directed by Aram Rappaport) tells the tale of a love gone sour and the longing for better days. Kate, who wrote the song whilst on vacation last summer, also stars in the summery video which involves synchronized swimmers, friends by the coast and a rather disgruntled Nash at times.
Due to popular demand since her last sold out North American tour on the east coast, Kate Nash will be returning to US turf this spring with a handful of west coast dates. Impressively, select dates are already selling out since announcing earlier this month. Supporting her on this tour will be Ottawa based Allie Hanlon (of White Wires) and her minimalist bubblegum, surfer punk-pop side project Peach Kelli Pop.
Hot off the heels of her international album release of ‘GIRL TALK’ in March, Kate is showing no signs of slowing down. Currently on tour in Europe, the fiery feminist has also found time to be an active global ambassador for her charity Protect A Girl with Plan USA, and Because I Am A Girl Foundation, having traveled to Africa in February to meet young and under-privileged girls in the third world, Kate has helped raise funds and awareness for those in need of education and empowerment. She also launched her Rock and Roll Afterschool project in the UK, which aims to actively encourage young girls from ages 8 to 16 to pick up instruments, join bands and express themselves via music and creative writing.
Also, in a continued effort to support and publicize the Russian punk band Pussy Riot and their imprisonment, Kate released the single titled ‘Free My Pussy’ for International Record Store Day this month and has continually used her profile to educate the public about the unjust goings on towards women across the world today.
In other news, Kate has announced she will be in the upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic ‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’ by Daniel Algrant. The film is based on the biography Dream Brother and will star Gossip Girls Penn Badgley and 28 Days Later actress Imogen Poots. Also this summer, Kate will also be gracing the big screen with the release of the upcoming indie flick titled ‘Powder Room’, starring Jamie Winstone, Oona Chaplin and Sheridan Smith. The movie is an adaptation of the Scottish play ‘When Women Wee’ and was produced by the acclaimed Damian Jones and James Cotton (The Iron Lady, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll). The comedy is set in a nightclub, and will explore the goings on within those tiled, marbled domains of the women’s toilets.Kate Nash’s current album ‘GIRL TALK’ is available in all good record stores across the U.S and available digitally on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify (Have 10p Records / INgrooves).
Watch Kate Nash’s latest music video for ‘OMYGOD’ and be sure to catch her live at one of the following North American dates this spring.
KATE NASH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
05/09 – The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
05/10 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
05/11 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA - SOLD OUT
05/13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
05/14 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC - SOLD OUT
05/15 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/17 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
05/18 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
05/21 – the Echo – Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
She really does shine bright like a diamond! In over 20 years Rihanna is the first artist to score 10 #1 hits as Stay (ft Mikky Ekko) rised from 2 to 1. Her first #1 song, SOS came from 2006 when she was just the pop singer from Barbados, now with her song “We Found Love” ft Calvin Harris stayed #1 from 8 consecutive weeks, there’s no surprise she’s the first one to break the record in 20 years.
On top of all that Rihanna is nominated for 10 Billboard awards! The show will air May 19th 8/7 c.
A singer, song writer, pianist and civil rights activist, Nina Simone greatly impacted the music world in the 1950′s. Her songs about love and expression turned jazz, blues, R&B and gospel music into something legendary, even till this day.
Today, the Nina Simone estate releases a never before heard track called ” The Time Is Now” originally for her Dutch-only album, now it is finally being released for everyone to hear.
Listen to it here on hypebeast.com
Speaking of Nina’s reviving moment in the 21st century, Zoe Saldana steps into the shoes of Nina in a biopic movie that is due to release this year (date not being released yet).
Will it do Nina justice?
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake have confirmed to go on a 12 city tour together in the summer called the “Legends Of The Summer” tour. Last time Jay Z collaborated his tour with Kanye, they sung “Ni**as in Paris” nine times in multiple locations. So it’s safe to say you’ll be hearing “Suit & Tie” alot of times.
What do you think? Are you ready for an epic summer tour season?
The tour dates are here as follows:
July 17: Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)
July 19: New York, NY (Yankee Stadium)
July 22: Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)
July 26: San Francisco, CA (Candlestick Park)
July 28: Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)
July 31: Vancouver, BC (BC Place Stadium)
August 4: Hershey, PA (Hershey Stadium)
August 6: Detroit, MI (Ford Field)
August 8: Baltimore, MD (M&T Bank Stadium)
August 10: Boston, MA (Fenway Park)
August 13: Philadelphia, PA (Citizens Bank Park)
August 16: Miami, FL (Sun Life Stadium)
Hands down the one anticipated indie bands, that we have waited so long to release their new 2013 album has finally released the date for it. April 22nd, the “Liztomania” singers will release their new album called, Bankrupt. With the huge success and recognition of their 2009 album “Wolfgang Amadeus”, their distinct sound and aesthetic will hopefully translate to this album.
On their website they gave a short one minute sneak peek of their new album with the link to their track listings and social media pages.
I am more excited than ever for this album, more than a year I have waited and now it’s finally here!
Three sisters making music just sounds like the time of their lives! Originally from LA they started producing and writing music since 2006, however didn’t release anything before 2012, where “Forever” comes in. Their first single, is a cheerful, indie pop type sensation that isn’t found in music today. Their aesthetic in their music turns peoples’ ears in a different direction, a happy one I say. After releasing their first song “Forever”, “Don’t Save Me” and “Falling” came through, still following through the fun and joyful speed.
If you are looking for a new indie artist to listen to here they are ! Haim.