Thanks to a tip from one of our UK readers, we are happy to share with you that there was some great music in a recent episode of Made In Chelsea (Epsiode 5 of Season 6). UK residents can watch the episode via the embedded stream above, and look out for the following tunes
TNT’s new series Mob City looks like it could be everything that the disappointing film Gangster Squad hoped it could be. Following the exploits of Mickey Cohen and Bugsy Segal in Los Angeles, if this series is half as good as HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, we’ll be huge fans.
If the promo video above doesn’t get you excited for the show, we don’t know what will. One thing from the promo definitely did excite us was that they used “Comin Home” by Murder By Death, which only adds to the ominous vibes of this teaser.
We haven’t been as psyched on a new mainstream artist as we are currently with Lorde, whose music is everything that’s good about modern trends in indie, pop, and electro.
The Kiwi songstress was recently featured in Grey’s Anatomy, in the episode “Man on the Moon.” Her song “Team” plays during a scene where a hospital lounge has been transformed into a bridal bash for April, which soon results in her firing her bridesmaids.
Can you believe there have already been 17 seasons of Dancing With The Stars? It’s true, season 17 just wrapped up last week, and they kicked it off in in style with a callback to the opening of the first episode, with stars, pros, judges, and hosts dancing down the red carpet to “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie once again - only this time the final three stars lead the way. You can watch the episode by clicking here or on the image above.
"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" has certainly been a great song to capture the spirit of this season of Dancing With The Stars, and Fergie’s collaboration with Q-Tip on this track resulted in a song that easily eclipses her other (still formidable) work. Here’s hoping they continue to work together and give the world more great tracks like this.
MTV’s brand new show Scrubbing In just introduced us to a brand new electro pop sensation - the Australian spark plug CC. Her song “Dress Me Up” fittingly plays when everyone heads to Laguna to shop for Del Mar. Watch the episode (“Off to the Races”) above to see for yourself, and when you’re done, check out her other no-frills/all-fun songs such as “Pool Party” and “Superglue.”
Last week’s episode of Hart of Dixie, “Miracles,” introduced us to one of the best new Americana bands we’ve heard in years, The Far Country. In a genre that is overcrowded and full of cliches, somehow The Far Country has managed to stay true to their roots while having an original voice, much in the same way bands like Wilco, Bright Eyes, and Old 97’s have before them.
Want proof? Check out their song “Let You Go” which plays when Wade hires Tansy to work at the Rammer Jammer and Tansy tells Wade he needs to call the librarian and ask her out.
We may have lost some enthusiasm for the real NBA season when Derrick Rose was lost to yet another season-ending knee injury, but that hasn’t diminished our excitement for cyber-NBA via NBA Live 14, which is a shining example of the computing power of the next-fen systems.
While NBA Live hasn’t quite lived up to the impossibly high standard of the FIFA series when it comes to music, this year we are given two gems that are particularly noteworthy - “Bitter Rivals” by our long-time favorites, the omnipresent Sleigh Bells, and “Million Dollar Bills” by the super precocious talent Lorde. By now anybody who reads this blog is already familiar with Sleigh Bells, but for those of you who don’t know Lorde already, this New Zealand teenager is making addictive electro pop that is wise beyond her years and will satisfy any fan of Chvrches, Icona Pop, or HAIM.
The folks who make ABC’s hit drama Scandal must love The Album Leaf as much as we do, because they’ve used the band’s songs so many times on the show that we’ve lost count - not that we’re complaining.
The latest use comes in last week’s episode, “Vermont is for Lovers, Too” as the band’s flagship (in our humble opinions) track “The Light” plays when Fitz and Olivia argue about what they should have told one another. He presents the house to her as theirs and she falls for him all over again.
In a recent episode of MTV’s Awkward titled “Bad Seed” we were introduced to a really promising new band called Beginners when their song “Who Knows” played during a scene where Collin comes on to Jenna at school.
They’re so new that there’s hardly any information out there on them, creating a mystery around the band that reminds us of when Cults first came out. ”Who Knows” features dream synths that sound like a more electronically infused, up-beat Beach House that build into a ridiculously catchy sing-a-long chorus that takes this song to the dance floor.