State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Author - Joey Kadish

Electropop trio Dragonette have teased their upcoming album

While many may be in the dark as to who Dragonette are, lead singer Martina Sorbara’s voice may ring a bell.  The singer provided vocals to Martin Solveig’s 2010 hit Hello, which was most likely stuck in your head at one point of your life.  Well hold onto your hats, because after two albums the band is back with a third opus, Body Parts.  The trio have recently chucked an album sampler online which has been concisely provided for you below.  Give it a listen.

If giving all 12 tracks a chance seems daunting, skip to obvious standout tracks Let It Go and Live in This City, which stick to the ever popular dance formula.  The band seems to be opting for a cooler, synth-heavy vibe for this album, unlike their previous LP, Fixin’ to Thrill.  30 seconds a song may not do them justice, but if the sampler has caught your ear, the album is released September 25.

Azealia Banks releases (another) new video

Hip Hop/Rap’s mean-spitting “cool girl” has released the fourth overall video from her 1991 EP. The song (which bears the same name) and its video are an ode to the late twentieth-century, depicting Banks in a variety of stylish wardrobe changes. It’s been included below for your viewing pleasure. While the video is basically just Miss Banks posing for the camera, the track itself showcases the “212” singer’s skills and diversity as an artist, straying away from the dance-anthem theme plaguing the airwaves.

If you enjoy the song, you’ll most likely be a fan of the EP, which was released last May to critical acclaim. An album is (most likely) due to be out next February, though it’s already been pushed back several times. Luckily, Banks recently released the 19-track mixtape Fantasea to hold her fans and listeners over. Here’s a taste of it below.