Posts Tagged ‘Visual’

CAN’T GET ENUFF: MR. LITTLE JEANS

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


Meet Norwegian singer Monica Birkeness, also known as Mr. Little Jeans. According to Guardian writer Paul Lester, Monica got the name of her musical alias from a character in Wes Anderson’s film Rushmore. But really, that’s besides the point.

The point is that her music is the sh*t. No backstory needed really.

With one listen of the lush electro-pop tune Runaway, it’s apparent that Mr. Little Jeans is a noodle that sticks. Bad analogy? Yes. But whatever, I’m feelin’ its weirdness.

The sick single also comes backed with a cool yet borderline creepy video.

Check it!

NIKKI WILLIAMS MAKES KILLER DEBUT WITH ‘KILL, F*CK, MARRY’ [VIDEO]

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


Meet Nikki Williams: A fresh 22-year-old South African talent who’s making a splash with her debut single Kill, F*ck, Marry.

According to the interwebs, at age 16, Nikki moved to the States and was discovered while singing to herself at the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A. Like REALLY? What are the effin’ chances, right?!

And if that isn’t enough, the icing on top of the already-scrumptious cake, is that homegirl’s debut single was written by the incredible Sia and mega-producer Stargate.

Talk about a musical fairytale!

Watch Nikki Williams’ stunning music video for Kill, F*ck, Marry below.

Lovin’ this chick!

NEW OBSESSION: YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


I love Passion Pit with a passion, so needless to say, whenever I found out that Youngblood Hawke would be opening for band, I had to do a little investigatin’. Turns out, these guys are the sh*t.

Recently signed to Universal Republic Records, their debut single, We Come Running, is one undeniable gem. It’s anthemic, hook-heavy, and hypnotizing.

Speaking on the track, the band told Rolling Stone: “We wrote the song ‘We Come Running’ to lift us up. It was a personal anthem for the band. It was written during the early stages, when we were all working terrible jobs that left us drained and uninspired. All we wanted to do was create music and, at that time, that dream felt galaxies away. The song served as a reminder to always follow your passion. Do what makes you happy and keeps you fulfilled, no matter what.”

Such a relatable message! Cubicles suck!

For the video treatment of the song, the band headed to the coast of the Bahamas to swim with live tiger and lemon sharks, enlisting award-winning director Marc Klasfeld (Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, fun., Red Hot Chili Peppers) to create a video that’s both original and visually captivating.

I f*cking love it!

Upcoming Youngblood Hawke Tour Dates:
# – w/ Passion Pit

10/16 – Washington, DC – 930 Club #
10/18 – Raleigh, NC – Disco Rodeo #
10/19 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm #
10/20 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade #
10/22 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues #
10/23 – Hollywood, FL – Arts Park Amphitheatre #
10/24 – Gainesville, FL – Stephen O’Connell Center #
10/26 – Oxford, MS – Lyric Oxford #
10/27 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood #
10/29 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave #
10/30 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave #
11/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside #
11/02 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater #
11/03 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion #
11/04 – Covington, KY – The Madison House #
11/06 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE #
11/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy (KROQ show)

P!NK CREATES FLAWLESS PIECE OF ART

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


A flawless piece of art. Quite possibly the best video I’ve seen all damn year…

Directed by Floria Sigismondi and choreographed by the Golden Boyz, Pink’s just-released video for Try is a visual feast, spilling over the brim with passion, paint, and vicious acrobatics. Dancer Colt Prattes (Ummm, what a f*cking hottie! Sorry, had a moment!) takes on the leading male role in the video, creating a physically emotional and relatable presence with Pink in a series of modern dance scenes.

Try is the second single released from her latest album, The Truth About Love, and on a personal level, one of my favorites from the album. No joke, I’ve played this damn song probably 500x since the disc was released.

This may be a bold statement, but I think this is Pink’s greatest piece of work, from a visual slash music video perspective.

Pink agrees: “Making this video was the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire career. I never wanted it to end. It’s my favorite video ever.”

Stunning music video + recent live performance following.

[Related Post: New P!nk Cuts Like A Razorblade]

DIRRTY AGUILERA RE-EMERGES IN NEW ‘YOUR BODY’ CLIP

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


Bathroom stalls, pink pickup trucks, weaves and confetti… In the new music video for Your Body, Christina is one stop from Trannytown, and I love it! I also happen to love the fact that she’s embracing her curves and giving everyone a big FU! Good for her!

Watch the brand spankin’ new clip (directed by Melina Matsoukas) below + for shits & giggles, a blooper reel of Xtina from The Voice following.

VIDEO PREMIERE: THE ROCKET SUMMER 200,000

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


The Rocket Summer has just released the music video for new single 200,000 and it’s pretty rad. The clip, directed by Marshall Burnette, features Bryce Avary trekking through some sticky situations: smoking cars, desolate woods, and gangsta kiddies! All for the sake of delivering a song to his soulmate (played by his real-life wife, Tara Avary). Too sweet!

[Sidenote: Loving the subtle explosion at the end of the vid. Nice touch!]

The song is taken from TRS’ latest effort, Life Will Write The Words, which dropped earlier this year via Bryce’s label, Aviate Records.

This album, like all of Bryce’s previous work, is heartfelt and piercing.

The new clip + watch former So You Think You Can Dance winner Benji Schwimmer move to one of my favorite tracks from the album, the goosebump-worthy Scrapbook below.

DJANGO DJANGO

By: Maria Ciezak
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

I recently unintentionally found a nifty new psychedelic rock group that goes by the name of Django Django. Too be honest, I was looking up something totally different on YouTube when their track Storm popped up. Immediately, I stopped in my tracks.

These dudes hail from London, and are gradually but surely making an impression in the States. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Vinny Neff, drummer Dave Maclean, Jimmy Dixon on bass, and Tommy Grace on keyboards. Their self-titled debut album, released back in January, features 13 eccentric tracks that are incomparable. Their crew vocals are sharp and catchy, and I notice a somewhat 80s feel on this release as well.

I don’t know too much about them yet — so stay tuned — but be sure to get the act on your radar.

Check out their music video for Storm below.

PALOMA FAITH CONCERT TIC GIVEAWAY!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com
The above pic is interactive, so scroll your mouses (mice?) over it, people! Pretty dope, right?

Paloma Faith is coming to the Big Apple and we’re feelin’ like Oprah. Yup! We’re doing a giveaway!

Paloma, who’s in the vibe of Lana Del Rey meets Florence and the Machine, is playing at Joe’s Pub on September 11th.

To celebrate the intense awesomeness that is this pixie pop package, BiggerThanBeyonce is giving away a set of tickets to the upcoming show.

To enter, LIKE us on Facebook or FOLLOW us on Twitter, and let a hoe know!

May the odds ever be in your flavah.

*Winners will be notified by noon on Monday 9/10/12

Paloma Faith EPK from Epic on Vimeo.

MUSE MADNESS

By: Maria Ciezak
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

One of my favorite bands in the world, Muse, is back with a new single and a new album. Madness is the second song to be heard from Muse’s forthcoming sixth album, The 2nd Law, which is set to be released in October. The first single out was Survival, which was also the official song for the London 2012 Olympics.

In my opinion, this is very different for Muse. Sure, listeners may not recognize the act’s new sound upon first listen, but it’s great to see a change in their musical style.

Also, the lyrics are completely wholehearted, so be sure to pay attention.

Take a listen.

PASSION PIT DROPS INTOXICATING, SEXY ‘CONSTANT CONVERSATIONS’ CLIP

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Passion Pit’s sophomore effort, Gossamer, is my favorite album of 2012. Hands down. There, I said it. Quite a meaty proclamation, I’m aware. But this album is simply exquisite, taking the electropop outfit to a whole ‘nother level of music-crafting bliss.

On top of the sheer elegance of this project, comes the fact that these boys are seemingly normal and real. Men yearning for something genuine in this messy world. (I met the band a few years back, and they were great guys. Yes, I’m being that person by dropping this factoid. Whatever. I f*cking love this band!)

First video release from the album was Take A Walk, which I simply adored. And now, the just-released cinematic clip for new single Constant Conversations. Directed by Dori Oskowitz, the video features a slew of familiar faces: actor/director Peter Bogdanovich (The Sopranos), actress Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love), actress Taryn Manning (8 Mile, Hustle & Flow) and actor Roger Guenveur Smith (American Gangster).

The clip is depressingly sexy, vulnerable, honest, and slightly intoxicating.

Enjoy the buzz + my favorite track from the album following.

NELLY FURTADO IS FRIGGIN’ GORGEOUS

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Wow! I never realized how gorgeous she is until I saw this photo… But anywho, that’s beside the point.

Nelly Furtado has just released the music video for her new single Spirit Indestructible. This is the second single from her upcoming album, which is set to drop September 18th via Interscope. The Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins produced track is infused with an empowering message, layered over Nelly’s signature beats. Shot on the gorgeous Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, the video captures the song’s spiritual message perfectly.

Says Nelly: “It’s an ode to the spirit which resides in all of us and triumphs over anything. It is inspired by people I have met, and special moments in history that I have read about. Spirituality is one of the underlying themes on the album. The video is meant to be empowering and it’s meant to be a tribute to all of us. We all have indestructible spirits.”

Check it, kiddies!

[Related Post: Nelly Furtado Is Such A Size Queen]

HIP HIP HOORAY – NEW PASSION PIT!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


Can I just say that I LOVE this f*cking video?! It might just be my favorite video so far this year.

In Passion Pit’s new video for Take a Walk, the always sly indie pop/rockers take to the skies. The vid opens with frontman Michael Angelakos slumbering in the middle of the street with a blue ball in hand. After his dog wakes his cute sleeping face, Michael then throws the ball and things get real, real quick, y’all!

Using this new cool helicam technology (whatever the hell that is), the video tracks the ball bouncing all over the damn place! AKA it’s genius.

Take a Walk is taken from Passion Pit’s sophomore effort, Gossamer, set to drop July 24th.

Cannot wait!

Again, LOVE.

DANIEL BEDINGFIELD’S NO LONGER MIA – HE’S BACK AND SHOWING SOME BUTT

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com


Time to see where the sun doesn’t shine in the Land O’ Bedingfield! (Why am I seeing a tub of butter right now?)

Daniel Bedingfield has been in hiding for the past eight years. Yup! Eight. Can you believe that?!

Anywho, the UK pop singer/songwriter has returned with a brand new EP (fresh off an independent label) and a music video that’s, well, a tad risque. Rocks Off is a track that at first listen certainly doesn’t fit into Bedingfield’s collection. It’s rough, grainy, and a bit frazzled, as if it had been out the night before binging on vodka and Red Bull. It’s a bit bizarre, but I appreciate the swing at something new.

The track is taken from the just-released EP, titled Stop The Traffik – Secret Fear, which you can download for free below by entering an email address. Simple/free/holla!

And for Daniel’s derriere, check out the Rocks Off video below.

Saucy!

BUT FIRST, ALL JOKES ASIDE, LISTEN TO DON’T WRITE ME OFF (TRACK #5 ON THE NEW EP). IT’S THE DANIEL I KNOW AND LOVE. HONEST. RAW. AND EMOTIONALLY NAKED.

NEW ROCKET SUMMER!

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

If there’s one album I absolutely cannot wait to hear this summer, it would be The Rocket Summer’s Life Will Write the Words. Bryce Avary is, without of a doubt, one of my favorite artists of well, all time. I cannot get enough of his music. It simply leaves a mark and breaks through.

Check out the premiere of the new music video for Revival, a feel-good track that sits well in any car- windows down, breeze blowing.

The new album drops June 5 via Aviate Records.

Stoked!

NELLY FURTADO IS SUCH A SIZE QUEEN

By: Rob Brayl
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

Can’t say I disagree, I love a big hoop!

Nelly Furtado has dropped the music video to her new summer banger Big Hoops (The Bigger the Better), taken off her fifth studio album The Spirit Indestructible, set to drop on June 19th. Directed by X, the video was shot in downtown LA and features Nelly on giant ass stilts with a performance from World Champion Native American hoop dancers.

Basically, it’s a pretty cool vid.

Check it!