BEST INDIE POP - WEEK 10 2014
Ahhh today’s PopSmut has so much win. I have the same excitement for this list as I once had for staying in bed a few extra hours and watching music videos on MTV. Yikes! That was decades ago. Anywho, today’s top indie pop songs are dedicated to all you visually stimulated creative hipsters. Let the good times begin by letting your spirit animals come out and pressing play on the back to back videos below. Alright alright alright!
MAGIC MAN - PARIS
Our definition of PopSmut now includes captivating summer drenched tracks like the ones coming from Boston natives Magic Man. Does anyone else feel like you're in a trance when staring directly into the eyes of frontman Alex Caplow <3.
KATY PERRY - DARK HORSE (OFFICIAL VIDEO) FT. JUICY J
If it weren’t for the giant tray of the twinkie tower I would have assumed that this was just a peek into a day in the life of Katy Perry and would have been so jelly at the thought of she and John Mayer feeding each other hot cheetos.
BLEACHERS - I WANNA GET BETTER (LYRIC VIDEO)
Looks like Jack Antonoff from the band FUN. has decided to venture off into a solo project. And by the sounds of it, I prefer this version of himself. He may not have the vocals of Nate Ruess, but goddangit I’d rather be caught dancing to his single, ‘I Wanna Get Better,’ than caught singing ‘Carry On.’
FLOSSTRADAMUS FEAT. CASINO - MOSH PIT (OFFICIAL VIDEO) [EXPLICIT]
We don’t usually feature trap music on here, but we couldn’t pass up this delicious booty and seizure inducing video. This you must absolutely watch if you ever plan going to a Flosstradamus show. Hot bodies, kandi masks, strobing lights.
BIG BOI FEAT. PHANTOGRAM - OBJECTUM SHALAMAR
Now slowing your heartbeat down a bit is a funky smooth groove from two artists I never thought I would see together. Do you love the disco remake as much as I do?
BEYONCE - PARTITION (EXPLICIT)
As much as I love Bey Bey and her sky parting vocals, I am disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a woman who appreciates and recognizes the beauty of another woman, but dancing around half naked like a cheap interpretation of scenes from ‘Striptease’ is SO 2013. It’s not edgy, it’s not shocking, it just makes the desperation all the more noticeable.
BEAR HANDS - AGORA (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Tiny colorful dragons everywhere, bugged out eyes ridiculously clean floors. Ahh dejavu! Kids this is exactly what you experience when you do meth.
SCHOOLBOY Q - BREAK THE BANK (EXPLICIT)
Listening to ScHoolboy Q’s latest album, Oxymoron, is an intense experience. There are two songs that mainly stick out because of the rapper’s natural ease of rhyming, one of them being t“Break The Bank,” which also I.M.O. is the most hard hitting track off of one of the best rap albums of 2014.
THE FRAY - LOVE DON’T DIE (LIVE @ WALMART SOUNDCHECK)
Walmart, proud suppliers of G.M.O., Great Value frozen pancakes, Faded Glory ribbed shorts and now....The Fray...da fuck?! When did that happen? Well I guess I’ve seen weirder shit strolling the streets of Downtown L.A. I know these sound checks have been around longer than my dog’s rash, but I just don’t understand it. Must be the dollar bills.
DAVID GUETTA - SHOT ME DOWN FT. SKYLAR GREY (LYRICS VIDEO)
I’m not as much a fan of the track as I am a fan of the video. And I totally agree with YouTuber James Jones: this reminds me of a Quentin Tarantino film. Perhaps Tarantino is behind the Guetta and Grey collab because he’s the only genius sick enough to put this together.
Looks like that’s a wrap for this edition of the best alternative pops songs of the week...No wait...breaking news from our editor: PopSmut Part 2 will be dropping later this week. Woot woot! Be on the look out for a fresh batch. See you soon and don’t forget to BFF me on Facebook, Twitter, G+.
About Beca Arredondo
Beca Arredondo is easily unamused with all things not related to her interests. On her good days you can catch her avoiding the California sun and glued to her Mac plotting the next big thing. If you happen to run into her on the street and notice her wearing headphones do NOT disturb her. She is not responsible for any possible damage. Aside from the above she's very sweet and perky and responds well to good music and food.