Category Archives: Austin Mahone

The Friday Five: Albums We’re Looking Forward To in 2014

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for The Friday Five! This week, we’re picking five upcoming albums that we are totally excited to hear. So, let’s get started!!!

1. AJR – Title and Release Date TBD
AJR’s unique sound makes us excited about music again! The indie pop band, comprised of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, are the true definition of an independent, DIY artist.  We’ve loved every song we’ve heard from them so far (seriously, it’s impossible to pick a favorite), and can’t wait to hear more!  They’re tentatively naming their debut album “Living Room,” as much of the album was written, produced and recorded from their parents’ living room in NYC.  The album should be released sometime this Spring.  Are you ready?

While you wait for the album, make sure to download their EP 6foot1!

2. Hunter Hayes – “Storyline” (due May 6th)
Hunter is another artist who makes us excited about music again. The multi-talented singer not only wrote or co-wrote every track on his self-titled debut, he also played the 30+ instruments used in the recording.  We had the opportunity to attend his “Encore” release concert at Webster Hall last summer, and were blown away by his musicianship.   We’re thrilled to finally be seeing Hunter live again on the “We’re Not Invisible Tour,” and for his new album, “Storyline!”   And have you heard about how you can be a part of Hunter’s attempt to break the world record for most concerts in 24-hours?

You can pre-order “Storyline” now and get an instant download of the tracks “Invisible” and “Wild Card!” 

3. Dan + Shay – “Where It All Began” (due April 1st)
We hadn’t heard of country duo Dan + Shay until they were announced as the opening act on Hunter Hayes’ “We’re Not Invisible Tour,” but it was love at first listen when we heard their single “19 You + Me.”  The duo met last year in Nashville, and started writing together the next day.   If the rest of their album is anywhere near as good as the tracks they’ve released so far, including “What You Do To Me” and “Show You Off,” we may have our new favorite summer album.

You can pre-order their debut album, “Where It All Began,” now and get an instant download of all 3 tracks!

4. Austin Mahone – Title and Release Date TBD
It’s hard to believe that after releasing so many hit singles, we STILL don’t know when Austin’s debut album will be released.  Austin just wrapped up his first headlining tour with MTV, and we’re hoping we’ll have an announcement for a new tour and album before the summer!

Be sure to follow Austin on Twitter for updates and get his latest single, “MMM Yeah” on iTunes!

5. The Vamps – Title TBA  (due April 14th in the UK; US Date TBD)
Unfortunately for now there is no US release date for this album, but we are eagerly awaiting the release date!    We love The Vamps energetic sound and after a very solid set at their headlining show in NYC, we’re looking forward to hearing more!

While we wait for an official US release date, you can pickup their single Wild Heart on iTunes!

Austin Mahone Premieres “MMM Yeah” Music Video

Fresh off his first headlining tour, Austin Mahone premiered the music video for his latest single “MMM Yeah,” featuring Pitbull.  We’re a little bummed that there is less choreography than usual (because the kid can DANCE!) but it’s a great video nonetheless.  Check it out below!

And does the video set remind anyone else of *NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye?”  Or is that just our uncanny ability to relate anything to *NSYNC?   We’re calling it another Mahone boy band throwback either way.  Keep it up!

Be sure to follow Austin on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.  And follow *NSYNC and Secret Fangirls while you’re at it!

Austin Mahone at Hammerstein Ballroom – MTV Artist To Watch Tour

We are huge fans of Austin Mahone (we are normally against fan names, but will make an exception here and say yes, we are MAHOMIES!)  and were so excited to finally see him on MTV’s Artist to Watch Tour!   The tour was announced last July, and originally scheduled for October, but was unfortunately rescheduled when Austin fell ill.  The tour hit NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on March 5th with openers W3 the Future, Midnight Red, and Becky G.

Austin Mahone, the one man boy band, had an energetic set that opened with his single “Banga Banga.”  We love that he uses the old-school choreography from his music videos in his stage performances as well.  (Makes it even easier to dance along!)   It was our first time hearing his song “Till I Find You,” but he had us hooked right away!  It sounds like something *NSYNC could have recorded back in the day.  (Mahone has mentioned his debut album was inspired by the music of 90s boy bands like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.  Respect.)

He took a break from the dancing to do an acoustic set, where the multi-talented Mahone played guitar, and sang a cover of Jesse McCartney’s “Beautiful Soul.”  He also invited one lucky fan on stage to serenade during “U!”

We’ve been impatiently waiting for the release of Austin’s album – there is still no set date!  But we hope that an announcement and a summer tour are in the works!  We can’t wait to see him again.  In the meantime, we’ll be working on our “What About Love” dance moves.

Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to follow Austin on Twitter and Instagram!

The Friday Five: Our Favorite Songs of the Week

Happy Friday!  Here’s what we’ve been listening to this week.

5.  Demi Lovato – “Trainwreck”
We’re seeing the Neon Lights Tour tonight, and hoping that she’ll bring back this classic from her first album

4. Justin Timberlake – “Murder”/”Poison” Mashup
If you haven’t caught JT’s 20/20 Experience Tour yet, what are you waiting for?  This mashup of “Murder” and Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” is a highlight in the nearly 3-hour show.

3.  Austin Mahone – “Till I Find You”
We caught Austin’s Artist to Watch Tour at Hammerstein Ballroom this week, and immediately fell in love with this song.  It sounds like something NSYNC could have released, which is always a good thing!  But Austin (the one man boy band) has yet another winner with this song.  When is his album coming out again?!  We’ve been waiting so long!!

2.  Dan + Shay – “What You Do To Me”
This song was released once pre-orders went live for their debut album, “Where It All Began,” out April 1st.  And we immediately listened to it 5 times in a row.  We love what we’ve heard from Dan + Shay so far, and can’t wait for more!

1.  Austin Mahone – “What About Love”
Yes, Austin gets to be on this list twice because his show at Hammerstein Ballroom was just that good.  We’re still trying to learn the “What About Love” dance.  Maybe Austin can teach us next tour?

MTV Artist To Watch Tour Kicks Off Today!

Austin Mahone’s MTV Artist To Watch Tour featuring Midnight Red kicks off today, February 24th!  The tour, originally scheduled for October 2013, was postponed after Austin fell ill and had to reschedule.  We’re glad Austin’s feeling better & are so excited for this tour!  Even more so after watching his amazing Jingle Ball performances.

Get your tickets before it’s too late!!  We have a feeling that Austin’s next tour will be in much bigger venues.

MTV Artist to Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and Midnight Red
2/24 – Miami, FL – Jackie Gleason Theatre
2/25 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
2/26 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
2/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
3/2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
3/4 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
3/5 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
3/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
3/9 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

Click HERE for Ticket information.

Want to meet Midnight Red at the show?   The boys announced via Twitter that they will be having a post-concert Meet & Greet for anyone who can show a receipt of their download of their single “Hell Yeah” on their phone.   A $1.29 meet and greet?

For more on Austin Mahone: Visit his website, Twitter, and Facebook

For more on Midnight Red: Visit their website, Twitter, and Facebook

Austin Mahone Releases New Song For Valentine’s Day

Austin Mahone gave his fans the best Valentine’s present ever!  Yesterday, he released a new song called “U” on iTunes for all his Mahomies.

Get the song on iTunes and Amazon now!  Follow Austin Mahone on Twitter!

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Austin Mahone – “MMMYEAH” Lyric Video

Austin Mahone just released a pretty funky lyric video for his new single “MMMYEAH” on Vevo.

The video features Austin and a bunch of his friends (including Midnight Red and The Janoskians) gettin’ groovy in ’70s threads and some huge afro wigs! If the lyric video was this fun, we can’t wait for the actual music video for this song!!

Follow Austin Mahone on Twitter and Instagram.

Catch Midnight Red and Austin Mahone on tour together this March! Click here for details.