M.I.A.'s new album, Matangi, is now available for complete stream ahead of its November 5 release date. The dark, gritty project has got several gems on it, including standout new tunes "Lights" and "Sexodus." Previous singles "Only 1 U," "Bad Girls," "Y.A.L.A.," and "Bring The Noize" also appear on the album.
Gearing up for her stateside tour, Ellie Goulding has released 9 remixes of her smash hit, "Lights" from her debut album. The remixes feature a variety of contributors: Drop Lamond, Fernando Garibay, Captain Cuts, Ming, RAC, Bassnectar, MK Charlee, Max Gordon, and Shook. Above, find the video for the Bassnectar remix. While "Part 2" of the remixes are currently only circling the DJ circuit, "Part 1" is available for purchase! All remixes, however, are streaming on the Giant Step Jukebox.
This spring, Ellie made headlines when she was personally asked by William and Kate to play at the royal wedding where she performed a gorgeous cover of Elton John's "Your Song." May followed with performances on Saturday Night Live and Live With Regis and Kelly. Ellie's "The Lights Tour" commences July 23rd in Atlanta and wraps in late August. Find tour dates after the jump!
Buzznet recently did a video interview with the "folktronica songstress," which touches on everything from unicorns to Drake to Nachos. The London Evening Standard also caught up with the seeming overnight sensation to discuss the royal wedding and her journey thus far.
Having already conquered her native Britain with the biggest and fastest selling debut album of 2010, Lights, which premiered at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with four hit singles and earned a BRIT award, singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding is ready to make a similar splash in America. Lights, released in the US today, is infused with Ellie's sparkling electro-folk-pop sound that mixes heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics.
While Ellie tours across North America from festival to festival, she'll be stopping in New York, naturally. That Webster Hall show on March 24th is Sold Out, but you can enter to win a pair of lucky tix.
This track from two of UK's brightest shining stars, Ellie Goulding and Tinie Tempah, was released with an awesome space-travelling video, but said video is not available to watch in the US. To be fair, we're just offering this audio here until we get some more from Ellie and her upcoming album Lights. But if you're elsewhere, outside the US, google this mofo to watch the video.
Buy the "Wonderman" single from Tinie Tempah's album Disc-overy on iTunes (not you, US), and check Ellie Goulding's North American tour dates here.