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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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Newest Love: Cheerleader

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Listen: Cheerleader – “Perfect Vision”

MTV described the band’s sound as ““A charming mix of lo-fi guitar grunge, The Beach Boys’ good vibes, and Wavves-inspired nonchalance.”

Following their acclaimed demo EP and performances at South By Southwest, Cheerleader is proud to announce the release of “Perfect Vision.”

The first official single from the Philadelphia-based quintet represents a bold step forward for the band in more ways than one. “’Perfect Vision’” is a song we actually started working on two years ago,” explains singer/songwriter Joe Haller. “But we sort of gave up on it at the time because we didn’t think we were going to be able to get it to sound right.”

Fortunately, the song received a new lease on life when Cheerleader got the opportunity to record at the renowned East/West studios in Los Angeles this past February.  Haller and the rest of the band finally had their chance to give “Perfect Vision” the treatment they always felt it deserved.  “This song was written during a period when we were listening to a lot of Robyn and Icona Pop.  Obviously, it doesn’t sound like them, but, in our own way, we were trying to capture a similar feeling, when the night is young and you can’t wait to see where it takes you.”  For Cheerleader, the release “Perfect Vision” is both the culmination of a two-year journey and the start of an exciting new chapter for the band: one full of possibilities, finally within reach.

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Video: Passion Pit – “Carried Away”

I love this video and I love Sophia Bush!

The band is currently on tour with Matt and Kim and Icona Pop. From now through Monday get Passion Pit’s latest album Gossamer for just $6.99 on iTunes!

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