Charli XCX Rina Sawayama Beg For You

Charli XCX & Rina Sawayama Flip September's 'Cry For You' for the LGBTs

"You'll never see me again," Petra Linnea Paula Marklund, the artist formerly known as September, once declared. Fifteen years and a whole lot of memes later, she's back once again. Sort of. In the cultural conversation. On Gay Twitter, anyway. Charli XCX, who is currently feeling her…


The Party is in September's Head (Video Premiere)

Earlier this year, Swedish dance-pop sensation September (of "Cry For You" fame, you know the one) released her fourth studio album, Love CPR--a collection of reliably amazing Swedish dance-pop tracks. But among the album's many deliciously infectious offerings--including "Resuscitate Me" and "Me…


Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 3

Fact: In Sweden, it is illegal to make bad music. Okay, so this may not be empirically true, but it is a reality that the Swedes are known for exporting pop of the very highest quality. In my ongoing series, Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden, I discuss the best Scandipop that's been…


Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 2

Fact: The Swedish government puts trace quantities of MDMA in the drinking water in Sweden. Because of this, Swedes feel their emotions with earth-shattering profundity, and have no choice but to make devastatingly beautiful pop music about it. Fact: What I just wrote was not entirely true. (They…


Club Track of the Week: Zoe Badwi - Freefallin'

Break out the poppers--we're going down under! As we all well know, Aussieland is prime pickin's for disco divas: The Minogues, Holly Valance, Olegendia Newton-Jesus...the list goes on and on. This week's club bumper is Zoe Badwi's "Freefallin'," which was first released in Australia back in July…


Club Track of the Week: Cara Quici - Away From You (Jump Smokers Remix)

Meet Cara Quici. (No, really--look! It says "Cara" right on her arm there! You know, in case you didn't believe me or something.) Tonight, as I was driving to a haircut on three hours of sleep and a whole lot of adrenaline following my major Britney story scoop in the wee hours of the morning…


Top Fancy Ticklers Of 2007

As promised, I present my picks for the top tunes that did a fair share of tickling my fancy throughout 2007. As a result, my fancy is currently in the process of pressing charges. This list involved a lot of thinking, which is usually against my better judgment. But in the meantime, I shall…