Ben Folds Five, Fraggle Rock and The Nerdist Just Hit You With “Do It Anyway”

Ben Folds Five is back and at their nerdy best with the announcement that they have teamed up with The Nerdist crew and Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock gang to bring you a nostalgic explosion of geeked-out awesomeness.

Today saw the premiere of the bands’ video for “Do It Anyway,” the first track from their much anticipated album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind (ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music) due out tomorrow, September 18th.
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Newly Signed Kreayshawn Shares Free Track and Fall Tour Dates

 

In case you’ve been living under a rock thousands of miles away from the Hype-heavy blogoshphere, you might have missed the fact that white female rappers are kind of awesome right now. Especially the ones who have some genuinely decent rhyming skills. Controversial though they may be, they’ve gone viral. None more successfully, more lucratively, or more quickly than the Cali-based twenty-one year old Natassia Zolot, a.k.a. Kreayshawn. So what’s all the Hype about? Read on to find out …

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Noah and The Whale Share New Video and RAC Remix

 

English indie-folk crusaders Noah and The Whale are following music videos for   “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” and “Tonight’s The Kind Of Night,” with the new video for “Life Is Life,” the third single from their recent album Last Night On Earth (March 2011, Mercury Records). The band teamed up with American photographer Autumn de Wilde to direct “Life Is Life” with dazzling affect. Come watch the video and cop a free download of the RAC remix of “Tonight’s The Kind Of Night”  after the jump …

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Joakim Shares New Video for “Forever Young” Single

 

Parisian producer Joakim is gearing up to release his highly anticipated new album Nothing Gold this fall on his own Tigersushi Records. The album sees a host of collaborations with Tigersushi’s roster of artists, including Discodeine, who have worked their sought-after magic on and re-shaped the first single “Forever Young” in a coveted remix you can lay your greedy little hands on right here right now. Click for more …

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WATCH Company of Thieves Video for Single ‘Death of Communication’

 

Company of Thieves have just unveiled the video for their single “Death of Communication” from their recently released album Running From A Gamble (Wind-up Records, May 2011). With myriad costume changes among glitter, balloons and cosmic imagery, Company of Thieves’ vocalist Genevieve Schatz belts out her frustration rather prettily. We love female singers with quirky dance moves and chords so powerful that they blow your eyelids back. Read on and watch the video …

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The Irrepressibles Set for US Release of Debut Mirror Mirror

 

London-based chamber pop band The Irrepressibles are finally ready to unleash their critically acclaimed debut album Mirror Mirror on us Yanks. Fans in their homeland across the pond have had an entire year since January 2010’s UK release of the album to enjoy the visionary sound of creative director/composer/lead vocalist Jamie McDermott’s ten-piece performance orchestra. Now it’s our turn, and as a taste of what’s to come we’ve got a sweet mp3 download of the track “Forget the Past” all ready for your clicking finger. Clickety click …

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Stream SBTRKT’s Debut Album Now on The Hype Machine

 

South London producer SBTRKT just landed on our radar courtesy The Hype Machine and it’s stream of his self-titled debut album, due out next week. Seems he’s been circling the blogosphere like a shark with a series of singles, EPs, and remixes making waves and such.  Hypem is now giving everyone of us the opportunity to listen to the album in it’s entirety on their site, and we must say, it is gobsmackingly good yo. Read on …

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Benny Benassi’s New Album ‘Electroman’ Just Dropped

 

Grammy Award winning artist, remixer, and producer Benny Benassi just landed his third album in stores yesterday, titled Electroman (Ultra Records). The title is fitting as what this guy seems to do best is offer up an electro-pop lover’s dream in a fourteen track whirlwind blend of Hip-Hop, R&B and House and present it in a pretty much awesome package. Read on to check out a video and tour schedule …

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Watch the STARZ Official Trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day

 

Hey, did you see the STARZ official full length trailer for the new “Torchwood: Miracle Day” series? Well, it’s here, and it’s amazing! With a bigger budget and some big American co-stars (Mekhi Phefir, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose) joining original favs John Barrowman and Eve Myles, the hit BBC sci-fi TV series looks better than ever thanks to the STARZ re-vamp and it’s got us practically gagging. Come on in, take a look, and get excited!

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Robert Miles Releases Remix EPs for ‘Th1rt3en’

Earlier this week Italian contemporary composer/producer Robert Miles released his Th1rt3en Remixes EP, a companion piece to February’s full length album Th1rt3en (Salt Records), featuring three remixed tracks off of that album. He also set loose a remix single on it’s own, “Miniature World” with the original track included. Clickety click to check out the video.

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Freedom or Death New Video for ‘This Crowded Room’

It’s not every day that something comes along that surprises us. We are not talking ‘surprise’ in that artificial birthday cake sort of way, but ‘surprise’ in that genuinely unexpected way that steals your breath for just a moment while you take stock of what you’re witnessing.

What we are witnessing is the emergence of a wholly unique, fresh approach to something tried and true in an industry where ‘fresh’ ideas can often times end up as nothing more than stagnant and disappointing representations of smothered artistry.

Usher in Freedom of Death, a Toronto-based duo who’s ‘sound is rooted in everything – acoustic folk, electronica, traditional rock, hip-hop rhythms, yet always anchored by their lyrics’. They are a huge, and very pleasant surprise.

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You Again Coming Soon to DVD

You can check out a few clips from the upcoming DVD release of the film You Again, starring Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Bell, Jaime Lee Curtis and Betty White, on February 8. Watch them after the jump!

Film Synopsis: For Marnie (Kristen Bell), high school was a horror movie, and her brother’s wedding is the sequel when her archrival comes back to haunt her as his bride. Its nice girl versus mean girl in this hysterical reunion with the one person Marnie would really like to forget. And if that weren’t enough, Marnie’s mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) reunites with her own high school nemesis (Sigourney Weaver). Complete with hilarious, never-before-seen bonus material, You Again is one crazy comedy that’ll keep you laughing again and again.
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