|when i tilt my head to the side, my lips look like a vagina|
thanks to one of my favorite fellow music blogs, #1 hits from another planet, for introducing me to this tune. nineteen-year-old, and fellow homosexual, joe mcelderry was the sixth season-winner of the u.k.'s the x factor, an american idol-type competition show. (don't fret, america! the u.s. version is coming to the airwaves in september 2011. isn't that great?! t.v. really has a lot to offer, huh?) his first single upon winning the show was a cover of miley cyrus's "the climb." (insert vomiting sound here.) his debut album, wide awake, was just released in the u.k. to mixed reviews. but one of the standout tracks is "until the stars come out," a great dance-pop tune which cleverly samples george michael's "faith."
Joe McElderry - Until the Stars Run Out - thepopsucker.blogspot.com by the Pop Sucker
speaking of dance-pop, check out australian duo parralox's "don't listen to me" from their forthcoming third album metropolis.
Parralox - Don't Listen To Me - thepopsucker.blogspot.com by the Pop Sucker
chris wargo and craig robert smith came from two different music backgrounds. smith favored ambient sounds, while wargo preferred hip-hop and dubstep. together they formed nazcarnation and produced mostly instrumental tracks. later they added vocals and gave their tunes a pop edge. all of those elements come together on songs like "trust fall," from their debut EP dynazty.
NazcarNation - Trust Fall - thepopsucker.blogspot.com by the Pop Sucker
grafting elements of alternative, rock, and country, minneapolis-based tapes 'n tapes delivers the goods on their first single "freak out," from their upcoming debut album outside. any album with song titles like "badaboom" and "hidee ho" has to be good. seriously.