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Video: Charli XCX – “Break The Rules”

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“Charli XCX and her pop-perfect hooks have been just a little busy for the past two years, propelling artists like Icona Pop and Iggy Azalea up the charts. Now, after the success of “I Love It” and “Fancy,” it’s Charli’s turn to do some hit-making of her own.” —USA TODAY

“If her new song is any indication, ‘Sucker’ could be the British star’s breakout album that ushers her proper arrival.” THE FADER

If Charli XCX’s 2014 had ended yesterday it would have been an unequivocally successful year for the singer/songwriter, but there’s still three and a half months to go, and today, Charli put another notch in the win column with the release of “Break the Rules” — one of the most straightforward songs she’s ever recorded, and one of the best. There’s some Joan Jett in here, and some Skrillex, and it’s fucking awesome. —STEREOGUM

Coming off an exciting weekend at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, where the 22 year old singer + songwriter performed her smash single, “Boom Clap” during the pre-show and scored five nominations for her two summer hits (including “Fancy” which she co-wrote with Iggy Azalea); Charli XCX drops a new video for her latest single, “Break the Rules” arriving on her sophomore album, Sucker out October 21st via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.  The video accompaniment for the sweet rebel anthem features cameos from Rose McGowan as well as gal-pal Kitten front-woman Chloe Chaidez, catch the prom scene here:

“I was inspired by movies like” Jawbreaker” and “Carrie” for the “Break the Rules” video. I never went to prom when I was at school so this was kind of me living out my weird fantasy of what prom would be like in my head. I asked Rose McGowan to be in the video and I never ever thought she would say yes, but she did… so she came to prom too… And she trashed it ;)”

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Over the last 18 months Charli’s rise to international pop stardom has been nothing short of meteoric. From releasing her dark-pop record True Romance in 2013 to a wealth of critical acclaim, Charli has toured the globe with the likes of Coldplay and Ellie Goulding, written and featured on one of 2013’s biggest hits “I Love It” with Swedish duo Icona Pop, co-written and featured on the global, four million-selling hit “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea, scored a UK and US Top 10 hit with “Boom Clap” + more.

Boom Clap,” “Fancy” and “I Love It” combined have sold over 14 Million copies worldwide.

North American Headline Tour Dates

  • September 26th – Orlando, FL @ The Social (TICKETS)
  • September 27th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room (TICKETS)
  • September 29th – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live (TICKETS)
  • September 30th – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend (TICKETS)
  • October 2nd – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (TICKETS)
  • October 3rd – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts (TICKETS)
  • October 4th – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston (TICKETS)
  • October 7th – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (TICKETS)
  • October 9th – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre (TICKETS)
  • October 10th – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton (TICKETS)
  • October 11th – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall  (TICKETS)
  • October 13th – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (TICKETS)
  • October 14th – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room (TICKETS)
  • October 16th – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs  (TICKETS)
  • October 17th – Austin, TX @ Emo’s (TICKETS)
  • October 18th – Dallas, TX @ Trees (TICKETS)
  • October 20th – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom (TICKETS)
  • October 21st – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues  (TICKETS)
  • October 24th – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre (TICKETS)
  • October 25th – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s (TICKETS)

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Video: Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”

“’Boom Clap’ is a magical song to me. It celebrates epic love. I want people to dance and cry to it, and scream it at the top of their lungs.” — Charli XCX

London-based singer/songwriter Charli XCX delivers a new video for her single, “Boom Clap” off the highly anticipated ‘The Fault in Our Stars: Music From the Motion Picture’ soundtrack, for sale via Atlantic Records.

The official video was shot in Amsterdam and sees Charli explore the same spots as featured in film, an adaptation to the best-selling novel by John Green, set to be one of this year’s biggest blockbusters this year—hitting cinemas nationwide this Friday, June 6th.

The 21 year-old, Charli XCX, is responsible for writing the current #1 smash single, “Fancy” (with Iggy Azalea), which currently tops Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and is leading on Spotify and Shazam. Since its release, Charli has performed “Fancy” at this year’s mtvU Woodie Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as the recent season finale of Dancing with the Stars.

Charli XCX is quickly proving an unqualified phenomenon with her edgy, yet addictive approach. Since her first critically-acclaimed track, “Nuclear Seasons” in 2011, Charlotte has released a plethora of singles, mixtapes, and psychedelic pop culture collage videos.

Additionally, she penned last year’s summer it-song, “I Love It” recorded by Icona Pop, which has surpassed 6 Million global sales and is certified double platinum in the US certification. Charli is Sesac Writer of the Year’ 2014.

Currently in the studio working on new material for her second album, which is set to release later this year on Neon Gold/Atlantic Records; a follow up to her debut LP, “True Romance” (IAMSOUND), which landed Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” status and one of Rolling Stone’s “hottest synth-pop acts.

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Downloads: Smallpools – “Dreaming” Remixes

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Smallpools has announced their 4-song self-titled debut EP release on July 16th via RCA Records. In honor of the news, the band decided to share a brand new “Dreaming” remix by The Chainsmokers and last week NYLON Magazine premiered the Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix of “Dreaming”. The band will reveal another brand new EP track before the start of their first tour.

The four-piece outfit founded in Los Angeles with ties to New York, New Jersey and Oregon. Last week Smallpools announced their first ever live shows, a tour with Australia’s San Cisco that will take them from the East Coast to Canada, through the Mid West and San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. The brand new band consists of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums).

Their first single “Dreaming” was produced by Captain Cuts. The song instantly shot to #1 of Hype Machine within the first 3 days of revealing. The band explains the song: “In contrast to the upbeat vibe of the music, the song talks about a moment where everything goes wrong in a situation where you thought you had it all figured out.  A moment we’ve all experienced to some degree, but most often if we’re lucky, in a dream where we get to wake up in a sweat and say, “Phewf, ok, that wasn’t real.” “

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Listen/download: Smallpools – “Dreaming”

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Listen/download: Smallpools – “Dreaming” (Charli XCX vs. Twin Idol Remix)

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Listen/download: Smallpools – “Dreaming” (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Smallpools live dates:
* / w San Cisco
7/13 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (Popshop)
7/15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
7/18 – Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
7/19 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall *
7/20 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall *
7/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
7/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall *
7/24 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison *
7/26 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
7/27 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
7/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
7/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
7/31 – Minneapolis, MN @Triple Rock Social Club *
8/03 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
8/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *

Smallpools – Smallpools EP tracklist (out 7/16 on RCA Records):

01. Dreaming
02. Mason Jar
03. Over & Over
04. No Story Time

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Videos: Grieves and Charli XCX

Happy Friday! Here’s two cool vids for ya. (Disclaimer: These two videos are in no way alike. So, if you don’t like one, maybe you’ll like the other….or be like me and like both.)

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