Premiere: Monica Lionheart – “The Future”

NYC-based electro-acoustic singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Monica Lionheart premieres her new single, “The Future,” today with Giant Step. Formerly of Brooklyn-based electro duo Zigmat and vocalist for Latin alternative band Pacha Massive, Lionheart gives listeners a fun electro-pop track perfect for your summer playlist.

Monica says, “’The Future’ symbolizes a vampy and fun side to my otherwise down to earth, indie form of musicianship. Having played multiple instruments of organic nature on my previous record, I figured I would create something entirely electronic.”

This is the first track since her 2012 solo debut, Indian Summer. A video for “The Future” will be out soon. In the meantime, check out this making of footage below.

Connect with Monica Lionheart: Official Website / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / SoundCloud

Beastie Boys Video – “Make Some Noise”

Check out the latest Beastie Boys video, inventive as ever, for the single “Make Some Noise” off their upcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2. A few weeks back they released a two-minute teaser for a short film (we suspect there’s more to come), and today MTV premiered this video. It’s full of wild celebrity cameos – look for Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Ted Danson, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Will Arnette, Rainn Wilson and Steve Buscemi (and tell us who else we missed!) Elijah Wood is such a convincing Beastie in this short film, we think someone should get him a Brooklyn-kid role in their next major motion picture.

Ellie Goulding – Lights US Album Premiere

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Ellie Goulding just bumped up the hype for her debut a few days by releasing a Youtube stream of the full album, Lights. Enjoy the forty-minute stream, with short sweet interludes from Ellie.

Pre-order on iTunes – To be released March 8th

Electrolightz Video: “Future”

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Check out the spacey video from The Electrolightz, “The Future,” which just made its premiere on Popmatters. Their full-length album It Happened Over Night is available now on iTunes.