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by PopMatters Staff

29 Aug 2011


The Jezabels is an anthemic pop band that creates soaring, hook-filled tunes that feel grandiose and aimed for large stages. Indeed, the band is focused on producing big tunes that can accentuate the aspect of melancholy and drama in musical performance. Leader singer Hayley Mary says, “I was always obsessed with that whole Brontë-esque gothic melodramatic thing Kate Bush did… I love the performance aspect of people like Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper.” The group debuted with a series of three EPs and are now set to release their full-length, With Prisoner, on September 16 in Australia.

Today we present the US online video premiere of “Endless Summer”, a highlight from the new album. Mary says of the song, “‘Endless Summer’ is an ideal, a fantasy, the kind you can impose onto another person when you are lonely or when reality is dark and cold, like the boy in the film clip.” Check out the tune and catch the band on their European and North American tour (dates after the jump).

 

by William Carl Ferleman

27 Aug 2011


Estonian electro-goth-pop singer Kerli is set to release her sophomore album in the fall. Her hit song “Walking on Air” was brilliantly performed at Kanrocksas Music Festival. Nevertheless, the novel “Army of Love” was number one in Billboard. But “Supergirl”, among others, rock out too. Expect more from Kerli, especially considering her clear, cherubic voice.

by Enio Chiola

24 Aug 2011


The Muppets drifted out of coolness when they were relegated to children’s entertainment in the ‘90s. They came back with a vengeance though through the magic of YouTube and they’re hilarious take on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (after the jump). On the eve of their new big screen release, is this OK Go rendition of The Muppet Show theme song. It’s muppet-tastic, filled with typical muppet hijinks, propelled into 2011 with “it” band OK Go. Make sure to catch the behind the scenes which is equally entertaining.

by Matt Mazur

24 Aug 2011


Oscar Nominees:

Ingrid Bergman ... Gaslight
Claudette Colbert ... Since You Went Away
Bette Davis ... Mr. Skeffington
Greer Garson ... Mrs. Parkington
Barbara Stanwyck ... Double Indemnity

Mazur Nominees:

Tallulah Bankhead … Lifeboat

by Jessy Krupa

23 Aug 2011


The CW's Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

New TV series were hyped at an all time high in 2010, only to see disappointing ratings and early cancellations. As a result, this fall will see more new series debuts than last year. But what will stay and what will get cancelled before Christmas? Looking at a show’s premise and competition, I previously predicted the demises of Running Wilde, Detroit 1-8-7, My Generation, and Outlaw, so let’s see about this year. 

(The listings shown are for the Central Standard time zone.)

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