Category: Music

MusicThe Great Gatsby Soundtrack and Trailer

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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

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The Great Gatsby trailer (extended version) opens up with Florence + the Machine, and just sails on from there!

 (photos courtesy of Warner Bros.)

ArtDavid Bowie Is… The Retrospective at the V & A Museum

If you didn’t get to live it the first time around, now’s your chance to rock out like you’ve been there all along! The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has delved into the depths of the David Bowie archives to put on an epic exhibition that showcases the music/fashion/cultural icon’s rise to superstar-dom, and all of the amazing things he’s done and worn since he reached the cosmos.

Hundreds of bona fide Bowie treasures are on display, including “handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and instruments.” (StyleBistro) But, in a blatant show of favoritism: let’s focus on those clothes!

If you find yourself on that side of the pond (you lucky devil!), be sure to check out all the magic in person. The best part: visitors receive headsets that automatically play the song/documentary/sound/etc. that’s triggered by your location. So cool! You’ve got until August 11th, so why not make a trip out of it!

In the meantime, look who’s back in the saddle! You can watch David Bowie’s NEW music video, and/or pick up his first new album in years!

(Images courtesy of The Victoria & Albert Museum and StyleBistro)

MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Festival Friday

With the first of two “jam”-packed weekends of Coachella just before us, we’ve definitely got festival fever. We have all been drooling over the lineup for months now, and while we may not be there in person, we’ll be Coachella dreamin’ for the next three days straight. About the fashion, the food, and these five fabulous artists that we think are going to totally steal the show!

“Such Great Heights” – The Postal Service

“Sleepyhead” – Passion Pit

“Do You Want To” – Franz Ferdinand

“Angels” – The xx

“Float On” – Modest Mouse

Will you be partaking in all the Coachella festivities this weekend? Tell us who you’re looking forward to seeing in the comments!

MusicLWP: Spring Dreamin’!

Spring has sprung, cuties! And I don’t know about you, but my head is in the clouds as of late. As the weather warms and the flowers finally bloom, I’m lost in cool tunes on repeat! Whether dreamy and sweet or spunky and upbeat, you can find me head-bobbing to these five tracks at all times. So come on, forget the cleanin’ and get to dreamin’!

“Closer” – Tegan and Sara

“Entertainment” – Phoenix

“Hey Love” – Quadron

“Lunar Phobia” – No Joy

“Diane Young” – Vampire Weekend

MusicListen Up! Josh Rouse’s New Album “The Happiness Waltz”

Put a little sparkle in your day with the newest album from indie-folk artist Josh Rouse. If you’re the kind of girl who puts on an album when you’re getting ready in the morning, “The Happiness Waltz” will get you going with Rouse’s soft, velvety voice, upbeat piano chords, and head-bobbing beats. Stuck in a traffic jam? Chilling out with friends? Switch on the lighthearted melodies of this Nebraska-born singer-songwriter and let the lounge-y habits and occasional seventies vibes work their magic.

Josh Rouse


Click here to listen to the album in it’s entirety!