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Betty Who - Somebody Loves You vs. Ellie Goulding - Burn With most major pop acts putting out less than ideal albums this year it should be no surprise that our final round includes two lesser known artist with rabid fan bases. Goulding's Burn popped Major Lazer's bubble, wrecked Miley Cyrus and twerked right past Robin Thicke on her journey ... [Read]

Daft Punk - Get Lucky vs. Betty Who - Somebody Loves You Welcome to the Semifinals. Today and tomorrow we will vote on the who will be entering the finals. Our final Pop Off vote will be held on Thursday. The winner will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 21, before the live Pop Off at Town Danceboutique. In a total ... [Read]

Daft Punk - Get Lucky vs. Betty Who - Somebody Loves You Welcome to the Semifinals. Today and tomorrow we will vote on the who will be entering the finals. Our final Pop Off vote will be held on Thursday. The winner will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 21, before the live Pop Off at Town Danceboutique. Daft Punk did ... [Read]

Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball vs. Ellie Goulding - Burn It's twerk off! After wrecking Avicii's crossover hopes can the girl who singlehandedly ruined teddy bears for a whole generation take out another electronic pioneer? Or will Ellie Goulding continue to Burn up the charts and finally tame Hanna Montana's evil twin. The fate of twerking is in your foam ... [Read]

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines vs. Icona Pop - Up All Night It's a summer slam rematch. Mr. Thicke is showing no signs of Growing Pains as he clearly dominated Zedd in round one. Can the pop juggernaut continue his winning streak with Blurred Lines or will the Swedish sirens Icon Pop finally give it 2 him with club anthem ... [Read]

Barbra Streisand's new album Release Me drops on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The music video from "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," is available to watch on Vimeo now. Barbra Streisand "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today" from Columbia Records on Vimeo. ... [Read]

The electronic duo Orbital -- Paul and Paul Hartnoll -- is coming to the states next week to several west coast dates. They'll be playing major festivals, namely Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, and Decibel Festival as well as dates in Vancouver and Portland. Orbital's latest album is Wonky, their first in eight years. Pitchfork said of the album, "Thank whatever ... [Read]

I'm a big fan of Band of Horses, so I was actually thrilled to find the premiere of their latest video over at NPR.org. The song, "Knock, Knock," is unlikely to become one of my favorite BoH songs -- I prefer their slower, moodier stuff -- but the video for it, which approximates one of those crappy elementary school nature ... [Read]

The electronic dance duo Blaqk Audio (Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI) released the first of three videos taking a look into the duo's sophomore album, Bright Black Heaven, which will be released on September 11. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

New Video: Turtle Giant - We Were Kids

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 21, 2012 5:07 PM |
This is the first single from the album "All the Hidden Places," to be released on September 18. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

No Doubt is releasing Push And Shove on Sept. 25. The debut single, "Settle Down," features remixes by Major Lazer, Jonas Quant and Baauer. Check out the video above and the remixes below. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

The lineup for the this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG will include Jack White, Skrillex, M83, NAS, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, The Dismemberment Plan, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands and Justin Jones. The Dance Forest will feature Above & Beyond, Porter & Zedd (Back to Back), Thomas ... [Read]

The Glasgow-based Paws will release Cokefloat on Oct. 9, but the band has made one of the tracks, "Miss American Bookworm" available for streaming. Cokefloat, as the band puts it, is "like a sugar high...with the sugar comedown." Recorded with Rory Attwell (of Test Icicles) at Lightship95, a floating recording studio located on a boat moored at Trinity Buoy ... [Read]

Watch Mika's new video: Celebrate

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 10, 2012 1:24 PM |
The recently out Mika has released the video for “Celebrate”, from his forthcoming album The Origin of Love, due out October 16. The song, written by Mika and featuring Pharrell Williams on vocals, is already a hit in Europe. It was recently performed at the Olympics. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

In his new video, straight hip hop artist Murs deploys a powerful narrative to show support for gay rights. Read more at the Last Word. Follow @metroweekly Get Soundwaves in your inbox. Join our mailing list. ... [Read]