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Daft Punk ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ – Official Video


How do we feel about Daft Punk’s new single, ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’?

I don’t love this song as much as Get Lucky, but that’s okay. Totally digging my dollbaby Parrell and the legendary Nile Rodgersthough.

What about y’all?  Oh, and I can NOT get enough of BritBrit’s leaked single, ‘WORK BITCH’. More on that hotness in a bit.

The Best Music Of May 2013 By Brittani – The Girl You Want


May was a long month, and I’m kind of glad it’s over, I mean tornadoes, the HEAT! Well I did discover some great new bands, and of course there was the return of Daft Punk. Here’s some of what I thought rocked in May.

Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories.’ Ah, the album that almost broke the internet, well not quite, but it was all abuzz when the album was available to stream a week before it’s release. So is it good, hell yeah it is. Is it the best thing they’ve ever done? Well no, but it’s adventurous and a nice payoff for the wait. There are instant jams like “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself To Dance,” both featuring and produced by Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Then there’s the fuzzy love song “Instant Crush” with Julian Casablancas that I liked more than anything on The Strokes‘ latest. Another standout is “Doin’ It Right” with Panda Bear, which will probably be in a phone commercial soon. The album could have comfortably closed with it, but instead there is “Contact.” which feels straight out of a ‘Mega Man’ game. As a whole it’s pretty fun, and definitely one to check out if you haven’t already. iTunesAmazon 

Kelly Rowland, “Dirty Laundry.” Ms. Kelly has had a banner year, and it a high point of it was the release of her emotional single, “Dirty Laundry.” The song details the singer’s struggle to be in an abusive relationship and the even more brutal music industry. The deeply personal lyrics have her opening up in a way that we haven’t seen from a singer in a long time. Too many women have been victims of abuse, and Rowland’s straight forward account of her past situation let them, and us know that there is always a way out. So I applaud Kelly for revealing a very private part of her life, and for giving us such a good song. The song will be on her upcoming album, ‘Talk A Good Game,’ which will be released on June 18. Listen on Soundcloud.

Savages, “Silence Yourself.” Hailing from London, this post-punk band like a bit of the past mixed with the new. I wasn’t surprised to hear that they were influenced by the likes of Joy Division and Siouxsie and The Banshees, it’s evident in their dark and menacing songs like the opener “Shut Up” and “Strife.” 

Its first single “She Will” could have easily been released in the 80’s. There is a lot of hype surrounding this one, and much of it deserved. These girls rock, so if your goth kid heart is still a little black, check this one out. AmazoniTunes.

Bad Rabbits, “American Love.” I had to find out more about these guys after I caught them on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ one night. Inspired by Teddy Riley, who produced the album, and his New Jack Swing sound, they deliver one of the freshest albums I’ve heard in a long time. They meld rock with funk effortlessly, sounding like the illegitimate children of Morris Day and The Time.

As you can tell by the cover, the album is about love, sex and partying as presented on songs like “Take It Off” and “Fall In Love.” We Can Roll” is definitely the most radio ready of the tunes. The guys are also crazy versatile, check out their covers of the Smashing Pumpkins hit “1979″ before you get into their original stuff.  iTunes.

Some other goodies:

For you sarcastic hipsters, Vampire Weekend, “Modern Vampires of The City” iTunes

For you metalheads, Kylesa, “Ultraviolet” iTunes


Daft Punk Magazine Cover Round-Up!


Daft Punk‘s “Random Access Memories” was OFFICIALLY released on Tuesday, though it’s been available to stream for a week now. so you might have copped a leak. Still, it’s a great and long overdue effort from the robot duo. It’s already shot up to #1 on iTunes, just hours after going on sale. So it’s safe to say they are having a pretty great May and are on the cover of almost everything at the moment.

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter give a pretty revealing interview to Jonah Weiner for the June 6th issue of Rolling Stone where they their influences, working on RAM, the evolution of those helmets and meeting as kids. Bangalter describes the duo’s origins.

I met Guy-Man in eighth grade,” he says. “At the end of the year we took a class trip to Pompeii, and in the car ride we began making up songs. When we got back, we recorded them with a little Casio keyboard.” 

You can read the whole interview here.

The pair last graced the cover of Dazed & Confused back in 2010, but return along with collaborator Giorgio Moroder where they discuss how RAM‘s “Giorgio By Moroder” came about, and why we shouldn’t expect a big tour.

I get everybody coming up to me saying, ‘Are you touring? Are you touring?’ And I’m like, ‘Guys, the album isn’t even out yet. What, do you want the dessert before the starter?’”

Read the rest of the interview and check out the pictures by Hedi Slimane here.

For NME, “We don’t have egos. We have superpowers.” I believer it, they’d have to to turn down working with David Bowie.

In the May issue of GQ by Christian Anwander. They don’t really like Skrillex, but they love Solange. Read the interview here.