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NEWS ROUND-UP: New Releases, Lots of Lorde, James Blake, Avett Bros. & More…

clock November 22, 2013
NEWS ROUND-UP: New Releases, Lots of Lorde, James Blake, Avett Bros. & More…

Your daily rendezvous with Republic:

+ In case you didn’t get this week’s new releases yet, we made it easy for you:
Ariana Grande, “Last Christmas”
Busta Rhymes, “Thank You (explicit)”
Colbie Caillat, “Hold On”
Ghost B.C., “If You Have Ghost”
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Soundtrack
The Last Bison, “Sleigh Ride”
SoMo, “My Life Mixtape” feat. ‘Ride’

+ Lorde leads at Billboard’s #1 with “Royals” for 8th week in a row

+ What was Lorde‘s inspiration for “Royals”? Watch the interview with her answer

+ Lorde will be performing in her motherland at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Ceremony tonight, 11/21. She’s also nominated for 3 awards. Watch the sound-check video!

+ LAGERFELD <3 LORDE. Karl Lagerfeld was quoted yesterday: “My passion at the moment is [singer] Lorde, a 16-year-old.” when asked about music

+ Watch Mercury Prize winner, James Blake‘s Q&A from Billboard

+ The Avett Brothers add 2 Florida dates to tour–general admission tix on sale 11/22, see the full tour schedule, including fests

+ The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, Of Monsters And Men, and St. Vincent have all contributed items to Colorado Farm Aid’s online benefit

+ The Avett Brothers will perform a live broadcast at Studio X this Friday, 11/22 @ 5 pm Central time, sharp!

+ Ooooh, chemistry! Watch Kelly Rowland‘s duet with Eric Benet via Billboard.com’s exclusive video

+ HI-RES (RIPPED) DRAKE: Check out a slew of hot pix from Drake’s recent Bay Area performance

+ Everyone looooves this Austin Mahone Instagram ninja pic! He is karate chopping his way to the top, so to speak, so it kind of makes sense

+ Last but not least, watch/listen to this beautiful clip from Chris Mann‘s “Home For Christmas” PBS Special:

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