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In My Ears: Platinum, by Miranda Lambert

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Full disclosure: I’m a Miranda Lambert Fan. I have all her albums. Even that little four-song EP (The Dead Flowers EP) she put out between Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Revolution. That said, over the last week or so, I’ve given her new record, Platinum, a few spins, and it’s in my ears again right now. The first couple of songs are good. The title track plays second, and it’s a fun little tune. And I really like the third cut, Little Red Wagon. I was all ready to tell you the album doesn’t really take off until that song plays. And then Smokin’ and Drinkin’, the album’s fourth cut, came on. That’s the kickoff song. Smokin’ and Drinkin’ is an easy, fondly reflective song. Ms. Lambert collaborated with country vocal group Little Big Town on the track, and they brought their sometimes … [Read more...]

Music Video of the Week: “Tennis Court” – Lorde

The 16-year-old New Zealand sensation Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor (Lorde) is taking the US by storm. You've probably heard her single "Royals" everywhere, and why not, it's a great song. I readily admit to being a fan of Lorde's music; she's a great singer and the music itself is pretty great too. For the music video of the week this week, we're not going with "Royals," but instead I'm going with her other single that I think is even better than "Royals," "Tennis Court." Now this video has a lot of haters for some reason who think it's creepy, awkward, and/or cheap. Personally, I like it a lot. It fits the song and it fits Lorde's style. I guess some folks just aren't happy if there isn't Illuminati/MK symbolism all over the video or if the focus isn't on selling sex. For those … [Read more...]

Check Out Fall City Fall’s New Music Video for “Anxiety Attack”

Above is the new music video for the Canadian hardcore band Fall City Fall's "Anxiety Attack." The song is off of their upcoming album, Victus, which will be released on January 22, 2013 from Victory Records. You can pre-order Victus now, either $10 for the CD or all sorts of package deals, through the Victory Records webstore by clicking here. For more on Fall City Fall, be sure to like them on Facebook, and follow them on MySpace. … [Read more...]

Watch The Royalty’s New Music Video for “I Want You”

Above you'll find the new music video "I Want You" from The Royalty, the female fronted rock band from El Paso, Texas currently signed to Victory Records. The band is made up of people who left great careers (TV news anchor, NASA engineer, orchestra teacher, and writing teacher) behind to purse their musical passion. "I Want You" is off the band's debut album on Victory Records, Lovers, which was released in May of this year. For more on The Royalty, check out their website here. … [Read more...]

Music Video of the Week: “Sparks Fly” – Taylor Swift

Our second week of running a "Music Video of the Week," and the second straight time we feature Taylor Swift. This time, it's her brand new video for Sparks Fly. No Taylor Swift video next. I promise. … [Read more...]

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