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Robyn and Royksopp float through space in 'Monument' video

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Forget yoga retreats in the mountains—judging from Robyn and Röyksopp’s video for “Monument,” space is the place to go for all your meditating needs.

Robyn and the members of Norwegian duo Röyksopp float on a white circle through space, occasionally getting up to dance in slow motion and stare at each other in wonder. The dazed video reflects the dreaminess of “Monument,” a track more ethereal than the dance-pop Robyn’s known for.

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Video: Robyn and Royksopp join the revolution in 'Do It Again'

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When you think of frequent Scandinavian collaborators Robyn and Röyksopp, you probably imagine thumping club beats, or maybe even lighter, more ballad-like fare. Point is, you might not expect the Swedish and Norwegian team to score the music of a revolution.

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Robyn and Royksopp turn the Hollywood Bowl into a Swedish dance party

At the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, Robyn performed like one of her pop symphonies come to life. She never stopped moving, just like her songs that build up to a manic beat, and she poured emotion into every word, just like the poignant lyrics that belie her music’s mainstream sound. And she had the perfect partners in crime for her musical mission: Robyn is touring with fellow Scandinavians Royksopp to support their mini-album Do It Again, the first joint project from the frequent collaborators. READ FULL STORY

Kings of Leon cover Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own': Watch it here

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Stand back, Hannah Horvath — there’s more than one way to skin the brilliant dance-jam cat this is “Dancing On My Own.”

Last night on the BBC, Kings of Leon gave it the full-on Joshua Tree slow burn treatment. So far away, but still so near –  watch it here:

The Kings will also headline the ongoing iTunes Festival in London tomorrow night; but you can still experience it live in housepants, too.

Robyn unleashes gender-bent video for 'U Should Know Better' feat. Snoop Dogg -- watch it here

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The song is almost three years old — that’s why Snoop is still credited as a Dogg, and not a Lion — but “U Should Know Better,” from Robyn’s Body Talk Pt. 2, is finally getting a formal single release.

And now, a kind of amazing video: U should know that “Robyn” here is a teeny mini with a blond bowl cut, Timbalands, and pretty much all the ninja-punching/floor humping “Call Your Girlfriend” moves; “Snoop” is a lady horticulturist in braids, Adidas, and giant hoops.

Watch it below — and don’t blink or you’ll miss the very special cameo, in full-on moto-leather mom drag, at 2:20: READ FULL STORY

The Lonely Island's newest 'Go Kindergarten' features Robyn -- VIDEO

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It’s once again #WackWednesday which means the Lonely Island guys — Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — are releasing a new song off their upcoming third album, The Wack Album, out June 11.

Today’s entry, “Go Kindergarten,” is a hashtag-happy ode introducing a brand-new, bag-over-head dance craze. The video is billed as “Dance Rehearsal” so it’s presumably a preview of sorts. (Otherwise, allow us to lodge a formal complaint that Robyn sings on the tune, but isn’t actually featured in the video.)

Like most Lonely Island songs, the parody lyrics give way to a straight-up catchy NSFW tune. #Check #ItAllOut #Below: READ FULL STORY

'SNL' star Taran Killam's awesome interpretation of Robyn's 'Call Your Girlfriend' video: Watch it here

As the host of last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, Katy Perry delivered a performance that was not quite as successful as fellow non-actress Taylor Swift’s outing but miles ahead of, say, (arguably also non-actress) January Jones.

And If nothing else, she proved that if her next solo album strikes out, she can always front a Florence + the Machine tribute act.

But the true highlight was musical guest Robyn, who spent the better part of the summer on the road with Perry as her opening act. The Swedish pop sensation acquitted herself nicely on the often-difficult SNL musical stage with both “Dancing on My Own” and “Call Your Girlfriend,” all while wearing truly impossible shoes.

Before she even took the stage, Robyn was clearly inspiring SNL cast members – especially Taran Killam, who delighted Towleroad when he turned on the camera at 4:30 in the morning last week to re-create Robyn’s video for “Call Your Girlfriend.”

With the help of a handful of other SNL regulars (including Bobby Moynihan operating the flashlight) and a very furry jacket, Killam nailed the clip’s low-budget, quirky charm with even more penny-pinching flare. Check it out below, and be ready to laugh as much as Vanessa Bayer does. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry and Robyn take a sweet-toothed teenage dream tour to New Jersey

Katy Perry brought her sugarcoated psychedelic dreamland to New Jersey last night, using her California Dreams tour to tell the story of a young lady who follows her feline companion Kitty Purry into a circuitous Candy Land-esque setting filled with hallucination-inducing brownies, a slutty slot machine (ha?) and a cavalcade of Top 10 hits.

Say what you will about Katy Perry—sure, she has a weak singing voice and her songs are mostly devoid of substance—but as a courier of frothy delights and eye-catching effulgence, she’s become one of today’s most-satisfying pop stars.

Her stage show—which boasted airborne mimes, floating cotton candy clouds and a gingerbread man kick-line—was a visual feast that brought to mind a tweenage version of Cirque du Soleil. And make no mistake: this stage show was a dream constructed for, and occupied almost exclusively by, teens. I doubt more than ten percent of the crowd was over twenty, and most of those adults were chaperoning fist-pumping teens in blue wigs and candy-button dresses. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry and Robyn dish about Coachella, dancing, PJ Harvey: A Best of Summer Preview!

For Entertainment Weekly‘s big Best of Summer issue (which hits newsstands this Friday, May 27), we got together the two key players from the season’s hottest tour. Katy Perry will be continuing her non-stop road trip in support of last year’s Teenage Dream, and she’s bringing along Swedish pop sensation Robyn (who had her own big year behind the release of her far-reaching Body Talk project). It promises to be an energetic night full of wild dancing and sugary-sweet pop hooks, and should provide the definitive soundtrack to the hot summer months.

In order to properly preview the tour, we listened in on an intercontinental phone call between Perry (who was traveling from New Zealand to Japan as part of her tour of the Pacific) and Robyn (who was chilling with friends in Los Angeles). Their full conversation will be in the issue, but check out this brief exchange they had about when Perry caught Robyn’s live show.

Katy Perry I saw you at Coachella. It was hands down the best show that I saw all weekend. Everybody was dancing for their life, like they didn’t have a choice.

Robyn Yes they did! I’m so happy you were there to see it.

Perry And you were dancing for your life too! Your dance moves are on another level.

Robyn I don’t know. It’s on another level of frenzy! But I’m happy people got inspired.

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Robyn to headline Logo's 'NewNowNext Awards' -- EXCLUSIVE

One of our favorite musicians has just booked her next big gig: EW has learned exclusively that pop sensation Robyn will be the headline performer at Logo’s NewNowNext Awards on April 11.

The Swedish phenom, who recently released her critically acclaimed album Body Talk, will join Oh Land and Wynter Gordon as the musical guests for the awards show that honors the next big things in TV, music, film, and media.

Robyn is in good company: Lady Gaga made her first televised appearance on the NewNowNext Awards. We can only hope Robyn becomes as big a superstar as Gaga. Watch the video for Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” below… READ FULL STORY

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