The Promise: First Thoughts

A countdown!A key change!Horns!Nadine!EPIC. It felt like I was briefly stuck inside of a glittering '80's TV theme song swirled around with Bond theme undertones and topped with a dash of disco glam...I want it again! Can the Aloud ever do wrong in my eyes*? *No. EDIT: I can't hold it in…


That's Not My Usual Sound.

How now...Here we have the Ting Tings in rare form for their next single, "Be The One." Namely, a nonirritating form. "Be The One" is a quick and lovely moment, unlike the last two noisy clangers of much sonic boom and little substance. The accompanying video is quite nice as well, though I have…


Here Comes The Suga

Many people have been throwing their two cents in on the whole new Sugababes campaign, so I figured I'd throw a few pennies of my own in as well: The first 47 seconds: 9.5/10Thereafter: 2.5/10Oh, and Girls Aloud could have done it better. They're too busy preparing their (better) first single,…


Ramblings and RiRi

Sorry lovelies, I've been busy unearthing treasures from dozens of bags as I continue to settle into my new apartment. But alas, I have returned. Naturally, the process has caused quite a bit of stress (so much wall space, so little poster tape), but I am carrying on like a trooper. So what's been…


Introducing...Dan Black!

Dan Black is an up-and-coming sort of artiste. He has a sexy kind of voice, and consequently, a sexy kind of face. This is him: Sassy. His first single is called "HYPNTZ". If you'll notice, there are no vowels in this title, suggesting that the song should be pronounced "hip-nits." Part RiRi's…


Ultrasonic, Electronic

Helmed by three producers and a real pisser of a frontwoman (see right), The Ultrasonics are ready to begin their pop lift-off with their first single, "Perfect Girl." As you can tell, Johanna Lee Gervin is doing nothing to further a cure for vagina flashing in today's media-saturated world.…


So What? No, Really...

I just cannot get excited about this. How come? I usually love Pink! I think I've grown a little tired of her too-cool-for-this-record attitude. You know, blowing raspberries at the end of songs and all the obnoxious "na na na"-ing. The soft-core defiance act is growing just a bit too grating for…


Make It Electric!

If they're not busy taking you to a gay bar, they're cleaning your kitchen! Yes, the crazy rascals of Electric Six are back for more. Love 'em. Though I don't suppose they'll ever trump their classic "Danger! High Voltage," the band has returned in raucous, rockin' spirit with "Formula 409." As…


Sexy...

So this year might not be resulting in the greatest pop album covers, but the videos? Flawless! What you're about to witness might be the year's most erotic entry, and perhaps one of the finest. Mylène Farmer-- who, for argument's sake, is the French version of Madonna, is returning to the music…


Come back to me.

Finally! Najoua Belyzel has returned with a brand new single entitled "Viens, Viens." If you're unfamiliar with the name Belyzel, check out my earlier post about her back in the day. She used to be in a pop group, but we like to forget small details like that around here. The song is a cover of a…


Sticky Note This

It's a super smash of the electroclash: Enter Russell Lissack of Bloc Party and Milena Mepris of former group Black Moustache and what have you? Why, it's spicy new side project, of course--Pin Me Down! As you can see above, they clean up nice. Well, I don't know if they're actually grimy in the…


Roar.

I feel like I'm repeating myself with these Grace posts, but it bears repeating. Here is the full, high quality version of "Corporate Cannibal," the lead off single from Grace Jones's return album, Hurricane. The song proves to be six minutes in length, though it could go on for ages and I'd…