Listen: Bleachers unleash new single ‘Don’t Take the Money’

A day or so after teasing a brand new song was on the horizon, Bleachers has officially come through with the new track. On Friday (March 31), the Jack Antonoff-led act released their first new single since their 2014 debut, Strange Desire. Instead of giving fans the track outright, Antonoff sent fans on a scavenger hunt in New York City. The scavenger hunt led to an Antonoff piñata in Union Square filled with USBs that contained the brand new song.

The new song is titled “Don’t Take the Money” and features backing vocals from Lorde. Funny enough, Lorde not only contributed vocals to the song, but she also helped Antonoff write the song according to a tweet from the fun. guitarist. This isn’t the first time, or the last we can assume, the duo has worked together; co-produced Lorde’s sophomore album Melodrama. Listen to “Don’t Take the Money” above.

“‘Don’t Take the Money’ is a phrase I say in my head all the time. It has nothing to do with actual money. It means to follow the light. Don’t ignore a gut feeling,” explains Antonoff in Twitter post.

“Don’t take the money.’ I repeat it to myself when I’m trying to stay on track. Specifically in this song I’m writing about my relationship and the verse and chorus run quickly through the past and the fight leading to the euphoria of seeing the light with someone else.”

“Don’t Take the Money” will be featured on Bleachers’ yet-to-be-titled sophomore album. The new record will reportedly be released sometime in 2017, but with this single’s release, it may be closer than we all thought.

Coachella 2017 lineup unveiled

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The new year has barely kicked off and Coachella has already unveiled their star-studded lineup for the 2017 edition of the music festival. On Tuesday (Jan. 3), the annual California music festival unleashed it’s lengthy and star-studded lineup for 2017. Radiohead will headline both Friday (April 14 and 21) of the event while Beyoncé will headline both Saturdays (April 15 and 22). Kendrick Lamar will close out each Sunday (April 16 and 23) of the shows.

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar maybe the bigger font artists on the band, but a slew of other big names will also perform during the two weekend. The xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Empire of the Sun, Dillon Francis, Bon Iver, Future, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Justice, New Order, and many more join the long list of artists taking over Indio, Calif. in late April. The music festival’s official poster with all the musicians scheduled for the event can be seen below.

Coachella 2017 is set to take over the Empire Polo Club during two weekends in April. The first weekend is scheduled for April 14-17 while the second weekend will take place from April 21-23. Advance ticket sales took place last June which allowed buyers to participate in the Coachella payment plan. For those who did not purchase their passes during the advance ticket sales, general passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. PST. For more information about the music festival or tickets, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Watch the American Music Awards Performances

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Whether or not you tune into the American Music Awards, for a show that has the word “award” in it, there weren’t many award handed out, but rather tons of performances.

For those that couldn’t hack the full three-hour show and just wants to see selected performances, look no further than here where you can see all of them.

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“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

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“Rude” / “Divine Sorrow” – MAGIC! feat. Wyclef Jean

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“Boom Clap” / “Break the Rules” – Charli XCX

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“What I  Like About You” (cover) – 5 Seconds of Summer

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“I Bet My Life” – Imagine Dragons

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“I’m Not the Only One” – Sam Smith feat. A$AP Rocky

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“Fancy” / “Beg for It” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

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“Fireball” – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo

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“Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde

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“Problem” / “Break Free” / “Love Me Harder” – Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd

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“The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Selena Gomez

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“Night Changes” – One Direction

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“Start A Fire” – Lil’ Wayne feat. Christina Milian

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“Bed of Lie” – Nicki Minaj

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“L.A. Love” – Fergie

“People Loving People” – Garth Brooks

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“Whole Damn Year” – Mary J. Blige

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“Bang Bang” – Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

Listen to Tracks from the ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack

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Happy Friday everyone!

In honor of the day before the weekend, we have gone ahead and wrangled up all the newly released tracks from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 Soundtrack.

The album, which was curated by New Zealand singer Lorde, revealed the list of artists a few weeks ago. The tracklist included some up-and-coming artists as well as some already established artists in the music world.

Since the first song from the soundtrack debuted, Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” many others have followed including The Chemical Brothers and Miguel’s “This is Not a Game,” CHVRCHES’ “Dead Air,” the Kanye West remix of “Yellow Flicker Beat,” and most recently Lorde’s cover of Bright eye’s “Ladder Song” and Charli XCX’s collaboration with Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon which is titled, “Kingdom.”

Check out all the previously released songs from the soundtrack below.

“Yellow Flicker Beat”- Lorde:

“This is Not a Game” – The Chemical Brothers feat. Miguel:

“Dead Air” – CHVRCHES:

“All My Love” – Ariana Grande and Major Lazer:

“Meltdown” – HAIM/ Lorde/ Q-Tip/ Pusha T:

“Ladder Song” (Bright Eyes Cover) – Lorde:

“Kingdom” – Charli XCX feat. Simon LeBon:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack will be released on Nov. 18 through Republic Records while the film will be released in theaters on Nov. 21.

Lorde Unveils “Yellow Flicker Beat” Video

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With just a few weeks left until the Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 soundtrack is set to be released, curator and contributor Lorde has released the official music video for her lead single from the record, “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

The video features the singer in several different locations including a motel room, a house, a party, next to a swimming pool and others while she sings and dances along to the song.

Check the video out below.

The other day, Lorde unveiled the identity of the missing track from the soundtrack’s list which was simply titled “Track 5” at the time of the track list unveiling. The track turned out to be a collaboration between Ariana Grande and Diplo’s Major Lazer and it was not unveiled because the song wasn’t completely finished at the time.

As if that wasn’t enough, CHVRCHES also revealed their contribution to the soundtrack, “Dead Air” earlier this week. For a little while there, it was rumored that the new song they had performed live named “Richard Pryor” was actually “Dead Air” being performed under an alias.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 Soundtrack will be released on Nov. 17 while the film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Woody Harrelson hits theaters on Nov. 21.

Unnamed ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack Song Confirmed

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Remember how when Lorde unveiled the track list for the new Hunger Games soundtrack there was a track simply titled “Track 5” with no other information attached to it?

Well, the identity of the song as well as the artists behind the unknown song have been revealed and confirmed.

“Track 5” will now be known as “All My Love” which is performed by Ariana Grande and Diplo’s side project, Major Lazer.

Lorde tweeted the identity of the song which was quickly confirmed by Grande.

Grande first teased the new song during and intimate, in-home live stream fro fans last week. She told her fans that it was “a very interesting song” and also “very different.”

As to why Lorde waited so long for the track’s name and artists to be revealed, the singer said that at the time the track listing was unveiled the song was “just not quite finished.”

Grande joins CHVRCHES who released the official audio for their contribution “Dead Air”, Tove Lo, Charli XCX, Grace Jones, The Chemical Brothers and many more.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1 soundtrack will be released on Nov. 17 while the film starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Woody Harrelson hits theaters on Nov. 21.

‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack Track List Revealed

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A day after premiering a new song from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part I soundtrack, the official track list for the album has been revealed.

Thanks to iTunes UK, the list which features a total of 14 songs including Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” and The Chemical Brothers’ “This is Not a Game.”

Unlike the previously released Hunger Games soundtracks, this one’s line up seems to feature relatively unknown or up-and-coming artists like Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Tinashe and several more with the exception of The Chemical Brothers, Grace Jones, Miguel and Simon LeBon from Duran Duran.

Past soundtracks feature huge artists such as Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons.

Check out the full track list here.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY–PART I SOUNDTRACK TRACK LIST:

1) Stromae: “Meltdown” [ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim]

2) Chvrches: “Dead Air”

3) Tove Lo: “Scream My Name”

4) Charli XCX: “Kingdom” [ft. Simon Bon]

5) Various Artists: “Track 5”

6) Raury: “Lost Souls”

7) Lorde: “Yellow Flicker Beat”

8) Tinashé: “The Leap”

9) Bat for Lashes: “Plan the Escape”

10) Grace Jones: “Original Beast”

11) Lorde: “Flicker” (Kanye West Rework)

12) XOV: “Animal”

13) The Chemical Brothers: “This Is Not a Game” [ft. Miguel]

14) Lorde: “Ladder Song”

According to a Hunger Games fansite, CHVRCHES’ song from the soundtrack, “Dead Air” might be the same one that was performed live over the weekend at Austin City Limits Festival which they said was titled “Richard Pryor.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part I Soundtrack will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 17 while the film will be released a week later on Nov. 21.

The Chemical Brothers Team Up with Lorde and Miguel for ‘Hunger Games’ Track

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part I is so close to being released in theaters and we have yet to hear any of the songs on the upcoming film’s soundtrack.

A few months back, it was revealed New Zealand singer, Lorde would be taking over the job as “curator” of the soundtrack. Up until now, we’ve only head one song from the film’s soundtrack, Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” which was present in the latest trailer for the film.

Today, those wonder when we will get another track from the record were given an electronic track titled “This is Not a Game.”

But if you think this is just another run-of-the-mill soundtrack song or another Lorde song that could find its home on her album Pure Heroine then you would be wrong.

“This is Not a Game” which premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio show (as always) is a Chemical Brothers’ song which feature Lorde and Miguel on vocals.

Yes, quite a mix, but don’t expect Lorde to be a prominent fixture on the track because she really only there to say three words, “there it is.”

Check out the song below.

“This is Not a Game” is now the second song confirmed for the soundtrack which raises the question, “when are we getting the rest of the list of artists?”

Soon, we hope since The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part I comes out on Nov. 21 while the soundtrack will reportedly be released on Nov. 17.

Katniss Returns Home in New ‘Mockingjay’ Preview

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There’s no place like home for Katniss Everdeen and after having to be in both The Hunger Games and the Quarter Quell, it’s only logical that she wants to go home, but President Snow has made that impossible.

Like we witnessed, or at least were told at the end of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Gale Hawthorne, “there is no District 12.”

In the new preview for the upcoming installation of the hit book and film franchise, we are shown what exactly it means to become the Mockingjay when Katniss is taken back home to see the ruins that were once District 12.

If that wasn’t enough of a declaration of war by Snow, then we’re not sure what is, especially with the presence of that vase of dead, white roses with only one rose bud surviving. What’s Snow trying to say with that, huh?

Check out the new preview below which features Lorde’s newest track, “Yellow Flicker Beat” exclusively written for the soundtrack.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I will be released on Nov. 21 while tickets will go on sale beginning Oct. 29.

Lorde Sings ‘South Park’ Parody Song

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You know you’ve made it when South Park starts making fun of you on their show.

Last week, the show took aim at Lorde which turned out to be actually be 45-year-old geologist Randy Marsh in disguise, all so he could have access to the glorious women’s bathroom.

No matter the jokes, it looks like the real Lorde is taking it all in stride and expressed her love of the episode.

This is actually surprisingly cute — and from what I can tell also has a message of transgender acceptance (I’m still very new with this type of humor so I’m not sure if was actually genuine but it seemed so to me),” she wrote on her Instagram.

In the episode, “Lorde” takes the stage, with a mustaches and huge hair, and sings a song titled “I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya” which funny enough, the lyrics to the short song.

While being interviewed on New Zealand’s TV3, the songstress showed her appreciation for the parody, once again, by singing the chorus of the song.

Check out the short, and we mean really short (like three seconds), video below and then indulge in the original version of straight from South Park.