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BRIT Awards 2014 Winners List

BRIT awardsThe 2014 BRIT Awards took place last night at London’s 02 Arena, and in addition to hosting performances by Katy Perry, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde and Disclosure, the ceremony also gave awards to some of the year’s most popular performers including, David BowieEllie Goulding, Bastille, One Direction, Arctic Monkeys, and yes, even Lorde. Check out the full list of winners below, and let us know who would have had your vote in the comments. (more…)

BRIT Awards Tease Performance Lineup

BRIT awardsWhile we’re still coming down from the exhaustion that was last weekend’s Grammy Awards, the BRIT Awards are already boasting a collaboration between Lorde and Disclosure, as well as confirmed performances by Katy Perry, Pharrell, Ellie Goulding, Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, and more. Check out a teaser photo tweeted by the awards ceremony below, and catch the performances Feb. 19 at 8pm. (more…)

BRIT Awards Nominees: David Bowie, Bastille, Ellie Goulding

BRIT awards‘Tis the season for awards shows! Following the recent announcement of the Grammy Awards nominees, comes the BRIT Awards nominations. Artists up for multiple awards this year include the Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, Ellie Goulding, and newcomers Bastille, who are nominated in four categories, including best British Breakthrough Act, and Album of the Year. The awards will take place at 8pm GMT at London’s 02 Arena, and feature performances by Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars. You can view the full list of nominees below. (more…)

Coachella 2014 Announced: Arcade Fire, OutKast, Muse

CoachellaCoachella has just revealed its 2014 lineup and, as anticipated, it’s packed with goodness, including the reunion of OutKast, who will headline along with Muse and Arcade Fire. Coachella fans will also have a chance to see Ellie Goulding, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, MGMT, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lana Del Rey and a ton more during the six day extravaganza. Check out the full lineup below.  (more…)

Ellie Goulding Releases "Goodness Gracious" Music Video

Ellie Goulding Light up shoes, skateboarding, and retro jackets may sound like something out of a ’90s video, but paired with balmy backdrops and Ellie Goulding‘s signature sound, the video for “Goodness Gracious” goes from kitschy to captivating almost instantly. The track comes off Goulding’s latest release, Halcyon Days, the deluxe version of 2012’s Halcyon. Check out the video below, and catch Goulding on a headlining spring tour this March.

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Lorde, The Beatles, Lady Gaga Contribute To Philippines Relief Album

What do The Beatles, Lorde, Cher, and Lady Gaga all have in common? No, this isn’t a bad joke. In fact, it’s pretty cool. The iconic superstars will be just some of the mega-acts contributing to a new relief album for Typhoon Haiyan. Coming in at a whopping 39 tracks, Songs for the Philippines is available on iTunes, with all proceeds being donated to the Philippine Red Cross. View the track list below and donate here. (more…)

Ellie Goulding Releases "Burn" Video

Just days after releasing the official audio, Ellie Goulding has taken to YouTube to debut the video for her latest single, “Burn.”

As ready for radio as it is for the club scene, “Burn” is perhaps Goulding’s most upbeat track to date. The video finds the UK songstress spinning and performing on a perfectly lit (and inexplicably smoky) runway. Splice with this an alternate scene that takes place at night in a field of lights (get it, Lights), and you have a video that matches the fun of its source material. You can view the clip below.

A deluxe edition of Halcyon was announced last week, but Ellie has yet to reveal a street date. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on “Burn.”

5 Best Movie Soundtracks of 2012

2012 has been a fantastic year for movies, but it may have been an even better year for movie soundtracks. From action and horror, to comedies and dramadies, the world of film was made more enthralling in 2012 than any year in recent memory thanks to music, and today we’re highlighting our five favorite releases. I would suggest you see every film mentioned on this list in order to fully appreciate the accompanying music, but perhaps one of the greatest features of each of these releases is how well they play outside the context of cinema. So whether you’re a cinephile or you refuse to pay ridiculous cinema prices, there is something here for everyone. Click through the “Read more” link and enjoy. (more…)

Exclusive Q and A: Departures Talk Time, Age, and T-Swift

A recipe for Departures: take equal parts ’90s emo and melodic hardcore, swirl, and let age for several years. Then sip lightly; you might burn your tongue. Brooding guitars, ragged vocals, and pounding drums jostle for space within the UK band’s darkly emotive songs of loss, aging, and mistakes. Last month, the band signed with the fast-growing No Sleep Records and their debut full-length Teenage Haze is out today. We caught up with guitarist Daniel Nash to chat about growing up in a band, touring in continental Europe, and their eclectic listening tastes.

OS: What’s the meaning behind the title Teenage Haze?  Does the album art have anything to do with the title as well?

Teenage Haze is a phrase taken from the song “The Home Stretch.” The song is about going back to your home town and experiencing that weird nostalgia, rose-tinted (or not) memories of growing up. There’s a lot of it in the album so we thought it fit pretty well. (more…)

Monday, October 29, 2012