September 11, 2011

Meet Walk off the Earth, the ultra-talented quintet that turned its version of a sleeper hit into a viral phenomenon on YouTube and earned itself a record deal.
  • The Canadian indie band posted a video covering Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” last month, and it has since been viewed on YouTube nearly 50 million times. 
  • The clip shows the band playing on a single guitar. One strums the guitar while the others tap and pluck along. 
  • Now the band — which has been together for nearly six years — has earned itself a record deal with Columbia Records.
  • The video caught the attention of Russell Crowe and Alyssa Milano, who tweeted the cover to their Twitter followers, and the band recently performed on Ellen. 



[Earlier]
Avril Lavigne’s new song “Wish You Were Here” is heating up the Internet. The Canadian-born rocker is showing another side to fans in her latest song, and maybe that’s why it has created such a buzz around the web “Damn, damn, damn, what I’d do to have you here, here, here, I wish you were here,” she sings in the song, where she repeatedly runs her fingers through her hair, as she cries out in pain. It shows Lavigne wiping tears from here eyes as makeup drips down her cheek. The video was directed by Dave Meyers.

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