Amidst all the current buzz for fun. following the release of their new album, Some Nights, a video surfaced this weekend of Wisconsin-native Kevin Hammond covering their popular song, "We Are Young (featuring Janelle Monae)."
Hammond is signed to A&M/Octone (home of Maroon 5, Paper Tongues). Some Nights released on Tuesday and landed at No. 1 on iTunes. Billboard has also predicted the album will debut in the top five on this week's overall charts. The hit track, "We Are Young," has been No. 1 on iTunes for several days.
Whether you're a Whitney Houston fan or not, anyone can appreciate this recent cover of her hit "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by the incredibly talented Ben Rector. Rector is currently on tour with NEEDTOBREATHE and if you've never seen him perform live, we recommend putting that on the to-do list.
Josh Ritter’s new EP, Bringing in the Darlings, is out today. So is the video for the single, “Love is Making Its Way Back Home”, which comes in the form of a stop-motion animation. Twenty artists, editors, directors and product assistants, turned 12,000 pieces of construction paper into a four-minute nighttime drive. Naturally, the end result premiered on Etsy.
The music video for "Safe and Sound" by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars premiered tonight on MTV. The track is featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming and highly-anticipated film The Hunger Games.
A post on Feist's website offers some insight into her "The Bad in Each Other" video, which was partly shot in Mexico by Martin De Thurah and is the second video from her recent album, Metals.
"This video captures glimpses of something human, we get a peek inside something real between people -- could be loss, longing and love. A lot of things which is about being a human being ... It is told in a way where it opens up more aspects than it concludes.
"You could think about the video like a song or a poem, and different people will connect to different things -- and those connections might be different from time to time when they watch it."
Watch the video for "The Bad in Each Other" below.
Dia Frampton, runner-up from the first season of NBC's The Voice, has recently released her first single since appearing on the show. The song is called "The Broken Ones" and--besides showcasing the young songstress's vocal abilities, the lyrics are incredible. A beautiful, beautiful song! Her solo album, "Red," will be released next week and she'll soon be heading out on tour with Blake Shelton.
Lana del Rey just keeps surprising us. She debuted a new song this week while in Manchester and currently has the blogosphore abuzz. Take a few moments and watch her live performance of "China Doll" below. Note: It's mobile video quality.