From the Blog

  • Listen: Glass Animals - "Pools"

    April 17, 2014   As Glass Animals near their debut album ZABA's June release date, they continue to slip us seductive little peeks of what's to come. Their latest offering is "Pools." Set in a breezy, balmy jungle of R&B and synthesizer-kissed pop, listen below, and read our interview with Glass Animals here. 

  • Sky Ferreira Blames Herself

    April 17, 2014   Sky Ferreira's bad, but - more like in a Michael Jackson way than for all the drugs she's been slandered for doing.

  • Listen: "Funeral Beds" - The Districts

    April 17, 2014   If you're in the market for a song that makes you feel like you’re driving down a long stretch of desert highway in the middle of summer, you've got to check out The Districts' new track. The small-town Pennsylvania natives (who will be playing Lollapolooza and Outside Lands this summer) have a new song "Funeral Beds" that mixes a little of the Lumineers with a little Neil Young. Learn more about the band here and stream the song below:

  • ICYMI: SZA ft. Isaiah Rashad - "Warm Winds"

    April 16, 2014   We're still giddy over TDE leading lady SZA's impressive debut that dropped last week. And then a new video came along.

  • Listen: Twin Shadow - "To The Top"

    April 16, 2014   Everybody, drop everything. Twin Shadow's gone Michael Bolton on us with a total destroyer of glory pop anthems.

  • Artist To Watch: De Lux

    April 16, 2014   Years before forming an unconventionally modish new wave disco group, 23-year-olds Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco met while skateboarding at Hoover, a public high school in Glendale, California where Franco once took a hip-hop producing course. So the story goes.

  • Why You'll Go Deaf at a 5 Seconds of Summer Show & Love Every Second of It

    April 15, 2014   (photo: Parker Roberts) Usually when you hear the blood-curdling scream of a young girl, screaming back isn’t your first instinct. But that’s because you aren’t at a show for one of the biggest up and coming pop bands on the music scene today. When Luke, Calum, Michael, and Ashton of 5 Seconds of Summer popped into The Wiltern in downtown Los Angeles for the second show of their sold out tour, we were greeted by a plethora of tears, waist-tied-flannels, and palm-glued camera phones. And security guards breaking up fights. But somehow, that wasn't the most surprising part. We were front and center for the show in a room full of people who screamed at the sign of any movement on stage. But nothing could prepare us for the moment the Australian natives stepped into view. The crowd erupted into ear drum shattering screams as the band slipped through flashing lights and fog and had the entire crowd clapping along within the first 10 seconds. And the energy only went up from there. Their cover of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream had every girl thanking God they'd remembered to wear their skin tight jeans. Bras were thrown and underwear flung and not a single pair of feet stopped dancing.   And the craziest part? The band has released a total of 5 songs in the US. 5SOS released their first US EP "She Looks So Perfect" on April 1st of this year. Check out their first single here: So maybe we'll never really get rid of that ringing in our ears, but we could care less. Because nothing compares to the feeling of being in a room with 1,000 people who are shamelessly passionate about the music they love. Call them annoying fangirls if you want, because they won't hear you over the screams anyway. And we'll be too busy dancing our asses off and falling even more in love with 5 Seconds of Summer. 

  • Rapper To Watch: Chester Watson

    April 14, 2014   Keep on preaching how disillusioned and skill-less the twentysomethings are, but when you come up for air, listen to what the ones born after 1995 are up to.

  • Last Five With Jetta

    April 14, 2014   This time last month, we were basking in the glory of seeing so many new bands live for the first time at SXSW. Among our favorite acts that weekend was Ones To Watch songstress Jetta. We caught up with her in between sets, see our backstage interview before she hit the stage.

  • Twenty One Pilots Steal Spotlight @ MTV Awards

    April 14, 2014   From small town to big time touring artists, it's been a trip watching Ones To Watch band twenty I one I pilots skyrocket to stardom in the last year.