Well, shit. Hope y'all placed your bets early and high on ex-Boston sweethearts Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann of KARMIN. Those crazy kids appeared on SNL this past weekend, and pulled off a reverse-Lana-del-Rey performance. (Sorry, Lana del Rey.)
The duo opened with their latest single, "Brokenhearted," a power-pop anthem featuring Heidemann's absurdly quick rap chops, and closed with a brand-spankin' new song, "I Told You So," a grittier nod to the pair's love of hip hop hooks, complete with.
Well, wouldn't you know it, KARMIN aren't wasting their time
over there in Hollywoodland: not long after arrival, their first music video debuted on VEVO this morning. The single, which samples Black Sheep's 1991 hip-hop hit "The Choice Is Yours," hit
airwaves October 20.
Since they left Boston, where they were nominated as Best New Act in last month's Boston Music Awards, the rising pop duo has scooped up an AMA (New
Media Honor), landed a spot on Jingle Ball's tour circuit, and announced an album release date for January.
Someone's in love with Lady Gaga.
We awoke this morning to new YouTube-age from Ms. Palmer entitled "Gaga, Palmer, Madonna" in which she sings a defense of Lady Gaga that will likely be as good or equal to any of the year-end-list appreciation posts that'll be going around next week. Of course, it's also an excuse to insert herself into the same sentence with a couple of artists who are way out of her league.
Network television's belated embrace of internet video, with Hulu.com, did not go unnoticed by the buzzard-circled music industry. When NBC convinced some of its rivals to team up and offer their own high-end YouTube -- in a setting where they could run tons of ads, disable the fast-forward button, allow the viralization of television and movie clips, and perhaps even make some money -- TV viewers gave it a thumbs-up.
No secret here: Google and YouTube, arguably the two most powerful entities on the web, are way, way behind in the live-streaming video space. While they've lagged, UStream and Livestream -- to name just two companies in a rapidly-evolving niche industry -- have made live broadcasting an everyday part of most bands' digital arsenal.
These should be good times for Ms. Cyrus: the Hannah Montana movie is previewing on Disney Channel, thus auguring another round of Miley-mania -- above and beyond the business-as-usual Miley mania that has become the de-facto mode of operation for pre-voting-age American girls of every persuasion.
Instead, she's experiencing simultaneous trainwrecks: her Ashlee Simpson-esque performance on British television's answer to SNL, in which she apparently forgot the words to her latest single, has (inevitably) become the talk of YouTube; and she's currently suffering the insult-to-injury indignity of an industrial-grade Twitter-account hack