Video: Sky Ferreira – “Everything is Embarrassing”

 

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Sky Ferreira got her a little vintage Madonna steez going on. In this video for “Everything is Embarrassing,” she flails about like the natural carefree pop star rocker she seems destined to be. That early 90s pop zest on this tune is exactly what we needed to make this sunny Friday seem all the more perfect.

Pitchfork even gave it the honor of Best New Track when it first came out – not too shabby. And she’s quite easy on the eyes with that carefully crafted “messy” hair, too, huh? Winning all around.

The track is part of her upcoming EP, Ghost, where Sky calls on an impressive cast of producers, including Greg Kurstin (Santigold, The Shins), Jon Brion (Fiona Apple), and Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher).

Look out for Ghost on October 16.

CMJ Show Dates
October 17 (10pm) @ Union Hall, NYC
October 18 (early, 8pm) @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC
October 18 (late 11:30pm) @ Santo’s Party House, NYC
October 20 (daytime tbd) @ Piano’s, NYC
October 20 (12am) @ 92Y Tribeca, NYC

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Video: Fiona Apple – “It’s Only Make Believe” (Live in Vancouver)

 

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Excited to have come across this charming and intimate fan video of Fiona Apple performing “It’s Only Make Believe” in Vancouver. A plainly dressed Fiona exudes bundles of energy and earth shattering melancholy. Catch this lady on tour if you can!

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New Release: Meiko – ‘The Bright Side’

 

One of the fortunate handful of artists to be discovered via MySpace, Georgian folk pop singer Meiko recently released her make-you-feel-all-gooey-inside sophomore album The Bright Side. And yes, her cooing vocal style is definitely reminding us heavy of one of our other favorite gals, Ellie Goulding.

While you may first think Ellie, don’t get it twisted – the sweet toned lass cites a slew of influences that include Patty Griffin, Sade, The Cranberries, Fiona Apple, Indigo Girls, Nina Simone, and Portishead, for starters.

For those unfamiliar, get a taste of Meiko’s sound via the below video for the album’s leading track “Leave The Lights On.” Quite forward lyricism from the sweet young lady – watch out for the nice ones!

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Video: Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night” + ‘Idler Wheel’ Album Stream

 

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How happy our ears are this week! The matchless Fiona Apple will be releasing her first album in seven years, The Idler Wheel, next week on June 19. Firstly, run over to NPR and stream the entire album in all its gut wrenching emotive glory.

To precede the release is the video for the sparse, haunting, yet unquestionably raw “Every Single Night.” Our girl is back.

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Rachael Yamagata to Release ‘Chesapeake’ + Videos

 

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If “Starlight” is any indication of Rachael Yamagata’s upcoming album, we are very, very excited. We love this song. Her raspy vocals tingle like nails going down your back, taking us back to the timeless character of a Fiona Apple song.

Chesapeake will be Rachael’s first studio album in three years and promises to delight with an “eclectic collection of songs projecting Yamagata’s newfound optimism and hopefulness.” Heck. Yes.

Look forward to Chesapeake dropping on October 11th.

After the jump, find a listing of Rachael’s extensive tour dates, beginning October 24th. Also find the “Even If I Don’t” video that dropped today.

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“Even If I Don’t” video & tour dates after the jump