Bonnawhat? Bonnawho? BONNAROO!
Wrapping up our coverage of this summer’s amazing festivals, I bring you some of my must-see’s this weekend! A blend of pop, rock, and indie-electro, these five artists are fresh & fun and sure to catch the eyes and ears of the eclectic Bonnaroo attendies!
“Manhattan” – Cat Power
“Daylight” – Matt & Kim
“Trip” – Vacationer
“Losing You” – Solange
“I Can’t Go For That” – Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers (Hall & Oates cover)
All festival’d out yet? Not this girl! I can’t wait for this epic weekend when my absolute favorite festival takes place! Sasquatch never disappoints with it’s fabulous selection of indie, rock, hip-hop, comedy, and so much more. Below are five rad artists that are just the tip of the iceberg of acts that I just can’t wait to see!
“Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
“Oblivion” – Grimes
“Banquet” – Bloc Party
“Walking On A Dream” – Empire of the Sun
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
Are you heading to Sasquatch this year? Share your favorite artists with us!
Coachella may be said and done, but the music festivals are still in full force! Among the usual suspects, there’s a spectacular newbie festival that just has to be talked about. Bottle Rock holds a special place in the hearts of the LuLu*s crew, as it takes place right in NorCal, in the beautiful Napa Valley! While this fabulous festie may be new to the scene, it packs a punch of killer artists that we never thought we’d see in the same place! This week, we spotlight some of the acts we just can’t wait to see at Bottle Rock!
Well aren’t we excited! After months of anticipation, our favorite lounge/folk duo, She & Him, releases their latest album entitled simply, “Volume 3″. Having tempted us with the single “Never Wanted Your Love” earlier this year, we found ourselves all wrapped up in the ripening sound of this airy, upbeat group. Fronted by our favorite “New Girl”, Zooey Deschanel, the album makes good on the retro, sixties sound we’ve come to know and cherish from She & Him, and you can almost imagine Zooey sitting along a sunny fence singing happily like a little bird.
I mean, how can you not melt a little over lyrics like “I know a girl from a lonely street, cold as ice cream but still as sweet” on the track Sunday Girl that dishes up a full verse in Zooey’s breathy French? If you’re a fan of dreamy, seventies-esque keyboard chords, then you’re going to love the track “Somebody Sweet to Talk To”, and the super catchy lyrics of “Together” are soon to be your next summer singalong.
Fans can catch She & Him on their short summer 2013 tour, or you can skip the crowds and catch this album. Released today!
It’s not enough that Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge) is directing the savvy new film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, but none other than Jay-Z has been appointed as the executive producer for the roller-coaster-ride soundtrack that is just beginning to leak to all of us starry-eyed fans. In fact he’s pieced together such a dazzling array of artists, impressive covers, and original songs we’ll excuse Jazzy for giving himself the opening track (and his wife the second).
Nepotism aside, the stunning Lana Del Rey released the first music video of the bunch today, and Florence + The Machine’s “Over the Love” will you hit you harder than Gatsby’s grill.
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack
1. 100$ Bill – Jay-Z
2. Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. Bang Bang – will.i.am
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
6. Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. Over The Love – Florence + The Machine
8. Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron
9. Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. Together – The xx
11. Hearts A Mess – Gotye
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White
13. Into the Past – Nero
14. Kill and Run – Sia
The Great Gatsby trailer (extended version) opens up with Florence + the Machine, and just sails on from there!