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Mora Mora Films Music Video In One Shot!

Jenay Ross
Jenay Ross Jan 07, 2014

Based in Los Angeles, Mora Mora has invaded our eyes and ears with a new music video for "Karleen," a song from the band's self-titled EP

Filmed as a one-shot (continuous in time with the use of one camera), with the addition of an intro and outro, the video drops you into a modern-day Twilight Zone. There's a mysterious art deco spaceship and guys in flannel shirts hiding in the woods during the middle of the night. It's all so eerie, yet intriguing. 

As for the actual song, "Karleen"'s dark tones are suitable for this implied extraterrestrial escapade. My favorite section of the song is the bridge (in the video: when the band enters the spaceship) because the music becomes gut-wrenching and the desperation in lead singer Matias Mora's voice is completely believable.

Watch below and enjoy:

Visit Mora Mora's YouTube for more videos.

Are you a fan of this up-and-coming band?

Comment below with your thoughts.

WATCH: Ellie Goulding Releases Video For 'Goodness Gracious'

Jenay Ross
Jenay Ross Jan 06, 2014

Goodness Gracious! The video for Ellie Goulding's latest single from "Halcyon Days" hits all the right spots to start off the new year. With plenty of sparkle and electric color, I'd definitely want to join in on the fun. 

One last thing, where can I get those light-up shoes and skateboard?!?

How do you rate this video?
"YAY" or "NAY"

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Bear Attack's New Music Video For 'Broke'

Jenay Ross
Jenay Ross Oct 21, 2013

Bear Attack is back with a music video for its song "Broke." Although being broke is never fun and trying to win over a love interest is tough, I absolutely adore this tune! It's romantic and the music is a blanket of good vibes.

I'm a fan of thoughtful, creative and simple videos and "Broke" hits all of those marks. Also, keep an eye out for a quick cameo of the lead singer from Mora Mora!

In addition to this new video, Bear Attack has released a new EP and you can watch the band's debut music video for "The Backpack Song" here

Did you enjoy the "Broke" video?

Comment below to tell me what you think of these bears!

WATCH: Mora Mora Covers 'Royals' By Lorde

Jenay Ross
Jenay Ross Oct 15, 2013

Dressed as unenthused salesmen, Los Angeles-based rock band Mora Mora filmed a compelling cover video for Lorde's "Royals." The video concept, a brainchild of keyboardist Leland Cox, is a true depiction of what it means to have a lifestyle that's far from glamorous.

"I really like the idea of a deadpan reading of the song," explained Cox. "Draws a nice contrast to the chorus energy."

To build up the chorus, the video transitions into dramatic performance scenes lit by fluorescent lights. It's a fun way to showcase how dynamic Mora Mora is live.

The band first performed this cover at the University of Southern California's Welcome Back concert in August and fans loved it. "A bunch of people came up to us after and asked if we were gonna record it so we did," said lead singer Matias Mora.

A friend of Mora's showed him Lorde's hit song a while back and thought it was really cool. "I love that it's basically vocals and drums," he said.

Watch the video below!

Mora Mora is currently brainstorming ideas for its song "Don't Say," a fan favorite. If you have any suggestions, email the band at emailmoramora@gmail.com and get their EP for free!

Catch Mora Mora live in Los Angeles at Tommy's Place on Oct. 25 with Bear Attack!

Have an opinion about this rock cover of "Royals"?

Comment below!

LISTEN: Free Stream Of Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience - Part 2 Of 2'

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Jenay Ross Sep 23, 2013

This is no joke. The sequel for Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience has arrived a week early and it's just as delicious sounding as the first album released back in March. 

Featuring recently released singles "Take Back The Night" and "TKO" and guest appearances by Jay Z and Drake, this album proves that the year of the JT Takeover is far from over. The smooth charm and soulfulness from Part 1 flows right into Part 2. 

If you missed it, here's the promo for the new album.

Prepare yourselves to be swept off your feet and listen to the free stream on itunes HERE! (PS. Must have iTunes downloaded to your computer)

The 20/20 Experience - Part 2 of 2 hits stores on September 30.

Is Part 2 as good as Part 1?

Comment below!

LISTEN: Katy Perry Is A 'Dark Horse'

Jenay Ross
Jenay Ross Sep 17, 2013

I have a strong feeling that Katy Perry's upcoming album, Prism, is going to be empowering!

First, she sang about the importance of standing up for herself and speaking (or rather roaring) her mind in "Roar." Now she has another powerful new single, "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J, that continues with the theme of being resilient. 

A lot of Katy's hits are typically high-energy and "poppy". 'Dark Horse' is a new sound for Katy. Her voice is sultry and floats on top of a simple hip-hop beat. I praise that type of simplicity!

I'm not sure if it will be as big of a hit as 'Roar,' but then again, I was wrong about the success of her 2011 single, "E.T." in collaboration with Kanye West. 

Take a listen and tell me what you think:

Prism will be in stores October 22. 

Is "Dark Horse" another hit?

Comment below!

 

Crash The Party Covers 1D's 'Best Song Ever'

Jenay Ross
Jenay Ross Aug 27, 2013

To congratulate One Direction on its Best Song of the Summer win at the VMAs on Sunday, Crash The Party reposted its cover of "Best Song Ever".

Crash The Party did a fantastic job capturing the playfullness of the tune with an awesome acoustic arrangement. Best cover of the song?

You be the judge and watch below:

Was this the best cover of "Best Song Ever"?

Feel free to share other 1D covers in a comment below!

Fall Out Boy x Alternative Press Recreate Take This To Your Grave

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Jenay Ross Aug 20, 2013

Fall Out Boy's Take This To Your Grave is so 10 years ago, but has continued to house some of my all-time favorite FOB songs. Alternative Press released its October cover featuring the reenactment of the band's 10-year-old album cover.

Take This To Your Grave was the album I had on repeat to help me through tough times during high school. I can't wait to read this cover story with "Saturday", "The Pros and Cons of Breathing" and "Chicago Is So Two Years Ago" playing in the background. Cheers to the years of our angst! 

Here's a quick clip of the boys in the apartment this photo was shot in:

Who's excited for this exclusive oral history?

Is Take This To Your Grave YOUR favorite album?

Crystalyne Covers Katy Perry's 'Roar'

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Jenay Ross Aug 18, 2013

Are you as obsessed with "Roar" as I am?? When I saw that Crystalyne covered Katy Perry's new single, I was a happy gal! It's the perfect song for feeling empowered and independent. Prepare yourself for some goosebumps because this cover is stellar. 

Are you a fan of this cover?

Read my Q&A with Crystalyne's Marissa HERE

Marina And The Diamonds Appreciation: Say Farewell To Electra Heart

Jenay Ross
Jenay Ross Aug 08, 2013

Marina and the Diamonds has officially closed the last chapter of the 11-part video series for her album Electra Heart

The last installment, the title track, feels like a dark eulogy for the Welsh singer's Electra Heart persona during her sophomore album. 

To celebrate the album and the sassiness of Marina, here's a timeline of Marina and the Diamonds' journey as Electra Heart.

Part 1: Fear and Loathing

Part 2: Radioactive

Part 3: The Archetypes

Part 4: Primadonna

Part 5: Su-Barbie-A

Part 6: Power & Control

Part 7: How To Be A Heartbreaker

Part 8: E.V.O.L.

Part 9: State of Dreaming

Part 10: Lies

Part 11: Electra Heart

#RIPELECTRAHEART

Electra Heart will be missed, but my anticipation for Marina and the Diamonds' next album is at an all-time high. 

Which Electra Heart video is your favorite?

What do you think Marina and the Diamonds will do next?

Chat with me by commenting below!

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Founder and designer of Hours Lost, an independent clothing brand. Journalist. USC Student. Keep A Breast Foundation Alumni. LA implant. Bay Area native.

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