"Mondo's Taurobolium" Devendra Banhart's video has some interesting lines and voice overs by Banhart and actress Rose McGowan. An animated video dealing with the hard boiled life of LA actors and a surreal twisted Howard the Duck influenced pseudo acid cartoon
Gavin Mays from Brooklyn blurring genres, drawing influences from across the water circa French Touch in NY B&W vibe
Cities Aviv – “URL IRL”
I remember bumping Diplo's and Luke's "Hey"at shows waaay back in 2009, haha I've been out(djlimerence) DJ'n since 1996 afk. I've found people generally like tribal dancing ,a lil ritual or what have you. A follow up with Mr.A-Trak helping out and It appears that they accomplished to make a track that mixes well with Harlem Shake.. Technicolor blacklights Yee!
Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse and James Mercer(singer from The Shins)combine on an adventure together named Broken Bells. They have been at it for a few years now. New album due next month so don't buy it (unless you're loaded) just relax and stream record that shit, He ripped off the Beatles/Jay-Z's White/Black album and masterfully created the Grey album which led to Danger Mouse's fame and fortune and who the F#$% are the Shins btw
Chicago rapper Vic Mensa, Mensa’s new video for “YNSP" collab with Disclosure's Eliza Doolittle, even though she's low budgetly absent from the video.. Which is ok because his tricked out shirt rules and he name drops Basquiat sooooooooooooow
Vic Mensa - YNSP (feat. Eliza Doolittle)
Deltron 3030, a group that unites Del The Funky Homosapien with Kid Koala
Dan The Automator. “Melding Of The Minds,” a collab w/ Zack De La Rocha from Rage Against The Machine. Epic heads! Powder PUff fun animated robots and turntables. Freedom!!!
A$AP who? Nast? Mob? Rocky? Method Man? ugh.. This sounds so good tho
It took me this long, but I now can finally appreciate Eminem.. Actually I just like Max Headroom imitations :p
I have a really hard time taking this video or beat seriously, but its gawky innocence kept me watching, and I like the lighting
Blood Orange – “Time Will Tell”
From Kendrick Lamars Hippie label TDE. Finally he signed someone who sings
SZA - "Ice Moon"
Daft Punk's Instant Crush ft.Julian Casablancas (ha!)
This video might have been better served without Julian Casablancas being in it his interludes are ridiculous looking IMO hahahaha
SBTRKT's EXPERIMENTS (sorry for yelling) but this is serious
Prodding Techno beats, washed out vocals and cool 4-bit sound and colorful visuals fill out
"Turn it Up"'
Short film from Prince Rama from NY, "Never Forever" conceptual album. I'm not going to even try to begin to explain this one, all I can say that its my favorite in this post.
London's SixToes video for “Low Guns” The sextet’s recent collaboration with Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan follows a single extended shot through a London train station, the clip spreads seven seconds of footage into three-and-a-half minutes.
These two have really come along way since "Boyfriend" they just keep getn bigger
Best Coast - "I Don't Know How"
Brooklyn's Zula, a band fronted by cousins Henry and Nate Terepk are catchy and captivating and their video is self directed
Zula - Twin Loss
San Fran band Sleepy Sun's garage psych and white fluff and I do mean Lysergic acid diethylamide
Sleepy Sun-The Lane
I haven't forgotten about you Queen D, I know you just getn started. Remember the cute dork girl look with Kreayshawn? yep http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WJFjXtHcy4 I'll never forget
Riff Raff finally gets a 2 million views for a video, apparently he's fully arrived, not to say I didn't call it, because I did http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3i5nDCw8C0 and right after G's and Gents http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RIxi2R1A-w
Saturday, August 24, 2013
All this psychedelic rap is making me think this is a distinct time for hip hop, it seems to be sounding more and more like Hardstyle Trap
Schoolboy Q’s “Collard Greens” The video is proof that this is a party cut, people spraying silly-string with multi-colored, kaleidoscopic shots and yeah thats Macklemore hanging out in the video.
Major Lazer and Knife Fight go to stop a new missile by terrorist General Rubbish, who looks like a cross between M. Bison and Bane.
The Blu product placement is genius, Nick Kroll is great being serious giving orders to the heroes, Blake from Workaholics is also in this Robocop inspired wacky vid
Major Lazer Scare Me
Nabil might be the highest quality music-video director right now, Alex Turner, has a amazing performance playing drunk.. or he is just really schwasted and not so much acting.
Arctic Monkeys “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”
Baauer famous of course because of Harlem Shake keeps stepping up to the plate.
Nabil is sooo legit, I can't wait till he is making Hollywood feature films mark my words.
Kids getting beat at 5:06
Just Blaze and Baauer “Higher”
This video and song somehow makes me think of good ice cream.
Ra Ra Riot clearly keep thinking about how the world will evolve, trippy Star Trekishness
King Tuff’s “Sun Medallion,” reissued with a new video. Set in a graveyard with plenty of psychedelic animation. Proof that late sixties-esque pyschedelic guitar songs are still fuking cool
Kim Deal’s quit the Pixies again, and she’s reunited with the Breeders on tour. She's also busy doing her new solo stuff. Porcelain figurines with feelings.
Are You Mine?
Sub pop LA cuties dream-punkers No Age return with their new album An Object. Band members Dean Spunt and Randy Randall directed the video, Its something your art-student friends would make and then force you to watch. but it still stands as an excuse to listen to a deeply pretty song again
I Covered Summer Camps lyric video for their song Fresh in my last post
Here they are again with the official Video, such a catchy song
Immediatly capyivating and interesting is Butter The Children’s new single Spit It Out, We’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the future.
WTF is going on in this video? Just a bunch of super cool aliens and Lennon esque vocals...reminds me of the horned corpse of spanish sea monster that washed ashore last week.
SD and Danny Brown In Detroit drinking Codeine syrup
Pity Sex from niegboring Ann Arbor, white boying it up in their video for Wind Up
Shot in Alexandra, Johannesburg, B Jaxx hone in on some "pantsula,” a style of dance originating from the area
Basement Jaxx’s “What A Difference Your Love Makes”
Dream shit, Fools Gold 's World’s Fair
Shomi Patwary directed clips for A-Trak and Prodigy.Shomi Patwary is huge in the New York underground rap scene.
Riff Raff has some serious basketball skills. "Im Gary Payton", white Lebron James, haha
Like really cool gafitti this vid Lord Quas (the alter-ego of Madlib) “Catchin’ The Vibe” that features a vinyl crafting garbage man (loosly based off of me I think) Like Quasimoto the man seems beyond that of a normal human.
For u fellow mensa heads
Floaters.. You know what I’m talking about really, really tiny kind of floats on your eye and you get that weird ghosting image. It’s common, pretty much harmless, and actually kind of cool when it happens. Shoegazers Medicine must have thought it was cool too, since the phenomenon is referenced in their new vid It’s Not Enough.
Super cute huge nerd singer/songwriter Laura Veirs out of Portland new song and vid Sun Song. She once worked as a translator for a geological expedition in China.. so cool! Superimposed images of Veirs over stock footage of clouds and seagulls.