CONCERT ALERT: Odd Future East Coast Tour

Attention east coasters. Well…East Coast, Midwest and Canada. Odd Future has announced a tour in your area! If you are unaware of this crew you should seriously check out some tunes and stop by one of these shows. From what I’ve seen on the internets, they put on a crazy good performance! Check out the dates and stops below!

WATCH: Das Racist “Ek Shaneesh”

If you’ve been searching endlessly for the perfect mix between M.I.A. and Asher Roth… then I have a surprise for you! Enter: Brooklyn’s ecclectic trio, Das Racist.

Check out their video for “Ek Shaneesh” and commiserate with me that we’re unable to see them at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas. And for those of you lucky enough to see them… I want to be you.

 

COVER OF THE DAY: Jessie J Covers The Naked & Famous

For those of you who don’t know Jessie J (I didn’t but I’ve been lagging in my music lately) she is a british pop singer who I think is comparable to Lily Allen or Natasha Bedingfield. So she stopped by BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform some of her songs as well as this cover of The Naked & Famous’s “Young Blood” and cover she did. I like this cover better than her songs! Listen below and if you want to find out more on Jessie J just go to her Myspace Page here.

Watch: Odd Futures on Jimmy Fallon

Holy crap…Odd Futures performance on Jimmy Fallon was..well…odd. And yet amazing! Jumping around the stage like crazy people, jumping on Jimmy Fallon’s back at the end and to top it off Mos Def showing up? Watch below.

LISTEN: Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Our Hearts Are Wrong”

Although this singer has had 2 previous albums, I just now ran across Jessica Lea Mayfield. Like many comments on YouTube, you just can’t put a finger on what it is with this chick that makes her so appealing. Whatever it is it works. She has a hauntingly beautiful voice, somewhat reminding me of 90’s rock, but also sounding a little country at times. Hopefully that doesn’t scare anyone off. The first single “Our Hearts Are Wrong” off her newly released album Tell Me reminds me of something on my bathtime playlist…you know when you take a bath and light a bunch of candles and just relax. You can download this song for free at Jessica’s website and if you like it, the album is also available for purchase on iTunes.

Cover of the Day: Yeasayer Cover Seal’s “Crazy”

I’m really digging this cover Yeasayer performed on Triple J’s “Like A Version” (which is the Australian equivelant of  UK’s BBC 1 Radio) of Seal’s “Crazy”. Who doesn’t love this song…or any Seal song! Come on you know whenever “Kiss by a Rose” comes on you jam out to it in your car and think of the worst Batman movie ever made. I like how Yeasayer took this song and made it so unique without overdoing it, plus there is a tamborine which takes it to a next level…all we need is a kazoo. Listen below (Thanks SKOA)!

LISTEN: Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

 

Lady Gaga is channeling her inner Madonna in her first single “Born This Way” off her upcoming album with the same name due out in May. I do not want to make any preemptive  judgements but so far I am just meh about this. The song sounds very “been there done that” to me but we will just have to wait and see what the rest of the album holds! Listen below and let us know what you think of the track.

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