Miley Cyrus Plastic Hearts

'Plastic Hearts' Is Miley’s Most Ferocious Rebel Yell Yet

"I'm everything they said I would be." Miley Cyrus was born to be a rock star. It's not as though her latest reinvention should be of much surprise to anyone: the signs were always there from the start. Ten years ago, Miley cast off the Hannah Montana wig and made her shocking (for that time,…


'Hurts to liv': Lykke Li's Supergroup Searches for Life After Death

Sometimes we forget to live and be loved...'cause it hurts to live. Oof, oof, oof. Lykke Li and company — together known as liv, separately Lykke, Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow), Björn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John) and Jeff Bhasker — have just released another dreamy, melancholy…


Liv's "Dream Awake": A Glimmer of Hope Within a Waking Nightmare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S6YEJu5HGw I don't remember hearing music on Tuesday. Or Wednesday. I know I listened to something mindless and upbeat walking into work yesterday, but I'm not sure what. I go into a trance when I put on my headphones. It's my escape, to the point where I realize…


Coachella Announces 2012 Line-Up

The official line-up for the 2012 Coachella Festival--a strange world where hipsters, hip-hop enthusiasts, ravers and wandering Burning Man attendees, join for one magical celebration--has just been announced. The two week line-up includes some majorly MuuMuse Approved acts, including Swedish…


MuuMuse's Most Anticipated of 2012

What's the only thing better than reflecting on my favorite releases of the past year? Why, pondering what happens next year of course! Below are some of MuuMuse's Most Anticipated releases of 2012--a round-up of what we already know, what we've already heard, what we want to hear in the next……


Miike Snow Provides First Listen of Upcoming Album with "Devil's Work"

Miike Snow--perhaps better known as the passion project between Swedish production duo Bloodshy & Avant and American singer/producer Andrew Wyatt--is one of my favorite new acts of the past few years (and more impressively, one of the very few bands I adore.) Not only did the Swedish trio produce…


Fred Falke to Release Debut Artist Album 'Part IV' on December 5

French House fans, rejoice! French producer/DJ extraordinaire Fred Falke is set to unleash his debut artist LP, Part IV, on December 5. The man behind the smashing productions and remixes for some of MuuMuse's favorite acts--including Annie, Gossip, Miike Snow, Uffie, Ke$ha, Florrie and Will…


Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 4

Fact: The Swedes are a superhuman race sent from the future to make amazing pop music. Due to this undeniable truth, Swedish pop stars you've never heard of snatch wigs from your favorite pop stars for fun -- just because they can. In my ongoing series, Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden,…


Teenage Dreamz: Interview With...Sky Ferreira!

The thing is I don't know when to shut my mouth. That' the problem. Sky Ferreira is an 'it' girl. Immortalized by the industry's top photographers (Rankin, for instance, took the snapshot above), suited and styled by the most desirable modern couturiers, and produced by arguably the biggiest names…


Guest Muuse: Sam Lansky's "Fame Fatale: The Rise of Sky Ferreira"

So, this is something new and interesting. The night before my interview with Sky Ferreira, I received a vaguely mysterious e-mail from MuuMuse reader Sam Lansky with an attachment entitled "Fame Fatale." The e-mail suggested that the attached may assist me in preparing for my interview. As soon…


Cyndi Lauper: The Memphis Blues Listening Party at Downtown Records

Last Friday, I was invited down to New York for an official listening session for Cyndi Lauper's upcoming album, Memphis Blues. The showcase was held at Downtown Records in Manhattan, Cyndi's new label (and home to such acts as the Scissor Sisters, Amanda Blank, and Miike Snow). "The people here…


MuuMuse Presents: MuuMuse's Best Albums of 2009.

Oh, 2009. What music to my ears! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...and one of the greatest years in Pop music since--well, since 2007. Sorting out this list was truly difficult. All I want to do is reach out my arms and squeeze all of these little albums together for one,…