So what important media tripe did we learn this week? Oh yeah...Insane Clown Posse is suing the FBI, Taylor Swift puts out a break up song (awwww) and several people won medals for thousand year old outdated skills like pole vaulting (valuable to storm castles), shot putting (to throw stones at your enemy) but then also just sometimes for being SEXY AS ALL HELL! (that goes out to you Michelle Jenneke).
But our special skill set at BitCandy is being a filter...separating the weak from the chafe, the men from the boys and the...shaved from the unshaved (whatever that means).
So here’s the Best PopKiller of the week. Where Pop is not a dirty word. Yes Mumford & Sons and Florence & The Machine are not pop to us! We’re bring back the validity of what we call...alternative pop music. So let’s get started before Taylor Swift makes me cry:
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait (Official Audio)
Wow #1 most added at U.S. alternative radio (that which is left of it) for Mumford & Sons. WTF is up with this video though. I'm going to have a seizure keep watching this. Someone is watching way too much Talking Heads "Burning Down The House" Videos.
Years (Florence + the Machine vs Alesso vs Matthew Koma)
One of our favorite mashup artists, Compson Sound delivers again mashing up Florence + The Machine with Alesso and Matthew Koma. I don’t know about you...but I want more “Machine” aka Isabelle Summers (Florence’s mostly unseen hottie partner)
Evil Nine ft. Danny Brown - The Black Brad Pitt
And all along I thought I was the Black Brad Pitt. Ahh, fuck. Too bad Evil Nine or Danny Brown can’t write choruses...yet. But something here I like.
The xx - Chained
Gorgeous song and the next The xx single. I don’t do drugs but this video is what I guess mushrooms do to you? Holy bonkers...added to U.S. Radio (that means you might actually hear it God forbid)
Zedd - Spectrum (Lyric Video) ft. Matthew Koma
Can you believe this song is actually getting added to radio in the United States. There is a God after all. (p.s. And if you were wondering, God’s real name is Tiesto...Sorry Zedd).
Bonde do Role- Brazilian Boys (feat. Ce'cile)
Check out Bonde Do Role this weekend in Los Angeles at the Mad Decent Block Party. I recently said Hi to MC Laura Taylor...and yeah...very hot. This is just a fun electro dirty pop song we like.
Obedearmomma (Purity Ring vs 2pac)
This cool guy Chip Ivory shared a track with us on our SoundCloud and we’ve been following him ever since...keep an eye on this talented mash up artist.
Capital Cities - Nothing Compares 2 U
Prince originally wrote the song here and let Sinead O’Connor cut it...but I’m pretty sure Prince isn’t entirely rolling over in his grave on this cover by Capital Cities...unlike the WORST COVER OF THE YEAR that Maroon 5 did recently with them butchering up “Kiss.”
Dragonette - Live In This City
New one from Dragonette. What do you think?
2NE1 - I Am The Best
Would one of our PopKiller posts be complete without a brilliant KPop video. This one is from 2NE1....watch til the very end. It’s just great pop and nice original video stuff.. If you think i’m not cool anymore for posting this one...well then bite me in a very special place.
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