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WATCH: Bonnie McKee Shares Her Halloween Costume Tips

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We've Got You Covered Oct 29, 2014

The always fantastic, Bonnie McKee went on a little Halloween adventure and has some very important tips to share about shopping for a Halloween costume! 


Watch and comment on what YOU are being this year for Halloween below!


WATCH: Bleachers Release Video For "Rollercoaster"!

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We've Got You Covered Oct 29, 2014

Jack Antonoff of fun. and Steel Train has a new band that is taking off. Bleachers is an indie pop band that premiered this summer with their full-length album, Strange Desire. The album has already yielded some succes; their first single, "I Want To Get Better", reached #1 on the US Alternative Songs chart. 

The band has just put out a new video for their single, "Rollercoaster". The video features an exciting highways chase through some scenic mountains, and a surprise twist when Jack finally catches up to his antagonist. 

Check out the video for "Rollercoaster" below, and check out Bleachers performing on Conan November 5!


Day 7 BUZZNET HalloWINweek! WIN Your Fave Pair Of TUK Shoes!

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We've Got You Covered Oct 29, 2014

It’s an exciting week here at BUZZNET! We have a week full of giveaways, it’s #HALLOWINWEEK!! That’s right; in honor of Halloween we will be doing a different giveaway, everyday, with all your favorite brands leading up to Halloween!

DAY 7! TUK Footwear!

It’s no secret just how much we all love TUK here at BUZZNET. We are obsessed with Creepers and all TUK shoes (their new fall boots = amazing). We wanted to share the love we have with TUK and give you a chance to win some fab shoes. It’s HalloWINweek after all so let’s get a little creepy! Find out how you can win below and be sure to check out all of TUK’s amazingnes here!

HOW TO WIN!

Repost this image below to your Instagram/Twitter using the hashtag #HALLOWINWEEK and you will be entered to WIN!

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Exclusive: Rising Artist Francesco Yates Talks Pharrell, Tour + More

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We've Got You Covered Oct 28, 2014

 Those of us over here at Buzznet had the opportunity to interview rising R&B phenom Francesco Yates. The 19-year-old Yates has recently unleashed the second track from his forthcoming debut album, "When I Found You".  His new single, follows "Call", a track referred to by Justin Timberlake as "the Summer Jam of 2014."  For his debut album, Yates has enlisted the help of well-known producers such as, Pharrell Williams and Robin Hannibal (of Rhye and Quadron). We got to talk with Yates about working with such well known producers, touring with Texas R&B sensation SoMo, and more during our interview, which you can check out below!

 


There have been so many big moments for you, being tweeted at by Justin Timberlake, playing guitar for Pharrell…what has been the highlight of your career up to this point? 

 All of those that you mentioned are big moments for me, as a musician. I think the highlight is somewhere in between getting into the recording studio and live performances. I definitely love being in the studio and creating music. It’s therapeutic for me. I also love performing live for audiences and sharing my music.

Are there any challenges with being recognized by such big names in the industry?

 Some may say there is a pressure once a public figure has taken notice of your work but it’s a challenge I am willing to take on. It’s a positive challenge for me. It motivates me and I love rising to the occasion.

You cover some really great songs and have worked with some amazing producers; if you could collaborate with anyone, who would you choose?

Quincy Jones has produced so much music I have loved from the past. He is a producer I’d love to work with in a studio in my lifetime. In terms of musicians, I would have to say Prince. I am heavily inspired by the mystery that is Prince. 

You said in an interview that at 12 years old, you stayed up until 4am writing songs. What is the process for you like today?

 I was very new to it all back then, spending lots of time trying out new things. Today, I still spend lots of time in the studio but there is no real blueprint that I follow every time I go into the studio. One thing I have learned from Pharrell is not to over think anything. As a result, I only recorded my vocals 3 or 4 times for each song on the album and give it my all.

You play the guitar, piano, and drums. Are there any other instruments you'd like to pick up? 

Lead electric triangle? Perhaps one of music’s greatest and most underrated instruments. 

What was the inspiration behind your new song "When I Found You”? 

That song was originally a much softer pop song and it became a darker and edgier song as we worked on it. The song is about a special person in your life who has your back no matter what and is able to pull you out from a dark point. Lyrically, I wanted to emote that feeling you get when it finally clicks that you’ve found that special person and you’re willing to do anything to make it last.

How does "When I Found You" differ from your last single "Call"? 

My first single “Call” is a much lighter song in contrast to "When I Found You” which is heavy and dark musically. “Call" has elements of house music whereas "When I Found You" ventures into more of a hip hop territory. 

You’ve been on the road with SoMo, how has that been?

The Wide Awake Tour has been an incredible experience so far. This is my first tour in the US and I’m enjoying every minute of it. Every night I have a new opportunity to share my music with a new audience and it’s been pretty special to meet fans after the show and take pictures with every last one of them. SoMo is great to watch and learn from as well. Coincidentally, we’re born on the same day (September 11th) so we have a lot in common. It’s especially interesting to see how different cities react to different songs in my set. I’m learning a lot and trying to take it all in

What was it like working with Pharrell and Robin Hannibal? 

I have great respect for both Pharrell and Robin Hannibal. With Pharrell, who many people know, it was really refreshing to be able to just sit and chat with him about music. We get caught up in conversations about almost anything music related. Our relationship on a musical level grew very organically. He works closely with Leah Labelle, who is also signed to the same management company as me (Chris Smith Management). He has been a huge supporter of my music and taught me some important lessons about myself and my music. He actually encouraged me to include my rock influences and incorporate that rock sound into my music. With Robin, who some may know from Quadron and Rhye, we had an instant chemistry in the studio, musically. It was important that I connect with a producer who understood my vision.

What can your fans look forward to on your album? 

I’m very proud of my debut (untitled) album. It’s been a long time coming and I think people will really be able to enjoy this from the first note to the very last track. My goal with this album is to reintroduce the full length album, something that people can enjoy as a full body of work instead of just a few select singles or tracks. The root of my sound is pop, but I’ve incorporated all of my music influences including rock, r&b, soul and a bit of funk. With this album, fans will get a little bit of everything but the common thread holding it together will be my voice.

What do you think of Francesco Yates? Let us know what you think in the comments section below! 

Day 6 BUZZNET HalloWINweek! WIN A Miley Tongue Clashist T-Shirt!

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We've Got You Covered Oct 28, 2014

It’s an exciting week here at BUZZNET! We have a week full of giveaways, it’s #HALLOWINWEEK!! That’s right; in honor of Halloween we will be doing a different giveaway, everyday, with all your favorite brands leading up to Halloween!

DAY 6! Clashist!

You guys, this is our new favorite brand. Clashist makes hyper-real, quirky digital prints on T’s, leggings, skirts, sweatshirts and everything in between. It’s amazing. Ryan Gosling leggings, check. James Franco sweatshirt, check. Miley tongue T-shirt, YOU CAN WIN! Find out how below:

HOW TO WIN!

Repost this image below to your Instagram/Twitter using the hashtag #HALLOWINWEEK and you will be entered to WIN!

Be sure you are following//tag @BUZZNET / @Clashist so we get in touch with you!

 

Day 5 BUZZNET HalloWINweek! WIN A Manic Panic Prize Pack!

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We've Got You Covered Oct 27, 2014

It’s an exciting week here at BUZZNET! We have a week full of giveaways, it’s #HALLOWINWEEK!! That’s right; in honor of Halloween we will be doing a different giveaway, everyday, with all your favorite brands leading up to Halloween!

DAY 5! ManicPanic!

Colored hair is pretty much our thing here at BUZZNET. How fun is it to get creative and have a little fun with your hair and makeup?! Manic Panic is one of our fave hair dyes and makeup to use because they use VEGAN ingredients. Take a look at what we are giving away below and how you can get your hands on some!

HOW TO WIN!

Repost this image below to your Instagram/Twitter using the hashtag #HALLOWINWEEK and you will be entered to WIN!

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1. ELECTRIC AMETHYST™ CLASSIC HIGH VOLTAGE® HAIR COLOR

2. MANIC MIXER/ PASTEL-IZER™

3  ULTRA VIOLET LUST DUST

4. UNDERWORLD AMETHYST™LETHAL LIPS™ CROSS GLOSS

Day 4 BUZZNET HalloWINweek! WIN A Wildfox Ouija Sweater!

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We've Got You Covered Oct 25, 2014

It’s an exciting week here at BUZZNET! We have a week full of giveaways, it’s #HALLOWINWEEK!! That’s right; in honor of Halloween we will be doing a different giveaway, everyday, with all your favorite brands leading up to Halloween!

 

DAY 4! Wildfox

 

We love all things Wildfox. From cozy winter sweaters to the cutest PJs around, we can always count on them to up our fashion game every season. Today we are excited to be giving away a Ouija Girl Baggy Beach Jumper! We are obsessed with this top and can’t wait to see one of YOU rocking it! Find out how to win below and check out all the amazingness from Wilfox here.

 

HOW TO WIN!

 

Repost this image below to your Instagram/Twitter using the hashtag #HALLOWINWEEK and you will be entered to WIN!

 

Be sure you are following us so we get in touch with you!

 


Day 3 BUZZNET HalloWINweek! Win A Dolls Kill Halloween Costume!

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We've Got You Covered Oct 24, 2014

It’s an exciting week here at BUZZNET! We have a week full of giveaways, it’s #HALLOWINWEEK!! That’s right; in honor of Halloween we will be doing a different giveaway, everyday, with all your favorite brands leading up to Halloween!

DAY 3! Dolls Kill

Dolls Kill is one of our go-to places to shop for all things Halloween. We want to make sure you have all the necessities for Halloween next week so today we are giving away 2 Naval Victory costumes! Find out how you can win below and be sure to check out DollsKill.com for all the goodies!

HOW TO WIN!

Repost the image below to your Instagram/Twitter using the hashtag #HALLOWINWEEK and you will be entered to WIN a Naval Victory costume!

Be sure you are following us so we get in touch with you!


 

TyDi Drops New Album, "Redefined" + Stream!

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We've Got You Covered Oct 23, 2014

Our favorite Austrailian DJ tyDi has just released his latest album, redefined. The album features appearances from artists such as Chris Carraba of Dashboard Confessional, Kerli, and Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set. Since it's September 30th release, the project has already been immensely successful, landing at #5 on the iTunes Dance Charts.But, you don't have to take our word for it. Check out the stream of "The Closer I Get" featuring Chris Carrabba, below!

tyDi's album, redefined, is available here

Something Big Is Happening With Shawn Mendes

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We've Got You Covered Oct 22, 2014

Shawn Mendes has launched a campaign for "Something Big", complete with a countdown clock on his website. The clock counts down to Novemer 10th, when everything will be revealed. The singer hasn;t dropeed any hints of what could be coming. . . could it be new music?!

We're just as impatient as you are. In the meantime, check out the lyric video for his single, "Life of the Party", off of his The Shawn Mendes EP, available here

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