Lorde: New Song “Yellow Flicker Beat”

Lorde has released a new song, "Yellow Flicker Beat," from the soundtrack to the Hunger Games: Mockwhatever. My disinterest in the movie aside, Lorde sounds as spectacular as ever... Buy @ Amazon Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');

Muruch’s Top 25 Albums of 2013

It's that time of year again! Below are my personal favorite albums of 2013. This year the list fell together fairly easily - due both to the excellence of the following albums and the lackluster nature of their competition. Though I'm shocked by my #1 album, which only recently knocked two other favorites from the... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 50 Songs of 2013

Following are the fifty favorite songs of the year that I submitted to Contrast Podcast's forthcoming Festive 50. I have to add an honorable mention to "Cassiopeia" by Sara Bareilles. I adore the song but only heard The Blessed Unrest album this week - long after having scheduled my Top Songs and Top Albums lists... Continue Reading →

Lorde: New Video

Lorde just released the video for the track "Team" from her brilliant debut album, Pure Heroine. Lorde herself said of the video: "This video was borne from a dream I had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command... Continue Reading →

Lorde: Pure Heroine

We've been praising Lorde's music here at Muruch since last July and have been happy to see her music finally pop up on American television and soar to the tops of the charts - her hit single "Royals" is enjoying its second week at the top of Billboard's Hot 100. Lorde is 16-year old New... Continue Reading →

Lorde: Live on Jimmy Fallon

Since I first posted Lorde's "Royals" back in July (disproving NY Post's claim that "three months ago nobody had ever heard of Lorde"!), the New Zealand singer has become quite the phenom in the States. Even local radio stations have finally caught on to what we here at Muruch knew was a rare talent all... Continue Reading →

Lorde: New Songs & Videos

Though she's apparently quite the pop star in her native New Zealand, I hadn't heard singer-songwriter Lorde (a.k.a. Ella Yelich-O’Connor) until the link to her new video, "Tennis Court," landed in my inbox. I prefer her snappy previous single, "Royals," but both tracks show off Lorde's unusual voice, trippy beats and sardonic lyrics (don't be... Continue Reading →

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