Monday, October 31, 2011

Video: Childish Gambino - Bonfire"

Childish Gambino dropped the video for lead single "Bonfire," off his soon to be released sophomore lp Camp. The clip has a summer camp/murder theme that is perfect for Halloween today, watch below…

Listen: Washed Out - "Call It Off"

On November 7, Weird World will release the single for "Amor Fati", a cut from Washed Out's debut LP Within and Without. A previously unreleased Washed Out song, "Call It Off", will be included in the release that you can listen to below...

James Mollison Photography - "The Disciples"

James Mollison - Iron maiden: Datch Forum, Milan, 3rd December 2006
Between 2005 and 2007 Kenyan born artist James Mollison photographed fans outside of different concerts in an attempt to capture how people emulate their idols, the results were pretty fantastic both individually and comparatively from artist to artist, genre to genre...

Check out the complete collection in his book available here and some selections below..

The Casualties : The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, UK, 10th August 2007

50 Cent: The O2 Arena, London, 10th November 2007

Madonna: The Forum, Los Angeles, 21st May 2006

Oasis: Manchester Stadium, Manchester, UK, 3rd July 2005

Rod Stewart: MEN Arena, Manchester, UK, 4th July 2005

Mc Fly: Kings Dock, Liverpool, UK, 9th July 2005

Video: Glass Candy - "Halloween"

Happy Halloween all you ghouls out there….Glass Candy have dropped a sinister homage to the John Carpenter classic. A Candy coated gift for all the goblins in Candyland. This act’s as a teaser for the groups new lp ///BODY WORK///. Disorienting walls of synthesizers grasping for their last breath accompanied by Rossini's most disturbing work to date. Unforgiving arpeggios slash at us like tiny knives in the darkest night, while Ida channels messages from a ouija board, all very fitting for today. "It's Halloween For The Last Time" was directed By Alberto Rossini Exclusively For Italians Do It Better Films, enjoy…

Listen: Omari Shakir – “Different”

Omari Shakir is part of the XO-crew (which includes The Weeknd and DROPxLIFE) and just released this great, tribal-infused hip hop cut titled "Different" to start our Halloween Monday off with.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Video: Invader - VNA “Paris 2011″

Parisian Invader recently was on the cover of VNA magazine and the Very Nearly Almost crew shot a video while visiting with street artist in Paris where he gives them a little tour of his studio and what he has been working on. 

Invader x VNA from Make Some Tea on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Listen: El-P – “Rush Over Bklyn”

El-P dropped a new track whose proceeds will go towards the medical bills of friend and collaborator Mr. Dibbs. Dibbs is suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and is uninsured and facing enormous hospital fees. The track is sort of remix of “Drones Over Bklyn,” except with a redone beat that samples Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.” Here is where things get interesting, the tune comes courtesy of a new technology called Legitmix.

Basically the gist of it is “When a consumer purchases “Rush Over Bkyln”, the browser-based Legitmix software searches their computer for the “Tom Sawyer” track. If they don’t have it they can purchase it from Legitmix or any online music store. With a few mouse clicks, the Legitmix software recreates on the binary level “Rush Over Bklyn” on the consumer’s computer using their copy of “Tom Sawyer”. The price of “Rush Over Bklyn" is $0.70 plus the retail cost of the “Tom Sawyer” track (if the consumer doesn’t have it).”

Certainly an interesting concept in regards to dealing with sample clearance issues, time will tell if the software will catch on but color me curious for the time being. Click the download icon on the soundcloud player to purchase the track for the noble cause. 


Video: Beavis and Butt-Head Re-launch

Mike Judge’s "Beavis and Butt-head" retuned to TV on Thursday night after a 14 year absence. The episode, "Werewolves of Highland" was the first new episode since the show stopped airing in 1997 and finds the boys right where we left them, sitting on the couch offering their commentary on tv. Last night's episode, for instance, finds Beavis and Butt-head watching MGMT's "Kids" video and commenting on a Skrillex clip. They also watch one of the Twilight films, then decide to become vampires and werewolves to get girls. 

Video: Beavis and Butt-Head Re-launch 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Listen: Summer Camp – ‘Welcome to Condale’ Full Album Stream

I’m not quite sure what I think of Summer Camp the duo of Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey, the band definitely have something I like but they also got a little something I don’t traditionally like. What ever the case they got me listening to their soon to be released debut album  Welcome To Condale, that you can stream below channeling an undoubtedly 80′s sound.


Here is the Halloween themed video for single "Down"

Listen: Lana Del Rey - "Blue Jeans" (Odd Future's The Internet Remix)

Odd Future's Syd The Kid has remixed Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans”. Love or hate all these mixes I enjoyed the chilled out vibe Syd goes for with this.

BLUE JEANS Odd Future's The Internet Remix by P5757575757575

Listen: Justice - "Newlands” (The Blisters Boyz Remix)

Frenchmen The Blisters Boyz have stepped in with a great remix of Justice’s “Newlands” off of their recently released Audio, Video, Disco. I actually enjoy the sophomore effort from the French duo but equally satisfying are these remix’s that have been popping up left right and center that have been doing the job of adding a little more classic Justice to that post cross sound, enjoy… 

Justice - Newlands (The Blisters Boyz Remix) by The Blisters Boyz

Video: The Icarus Line - "We Sick"

The  Icarus Line released their latest album Wildlife at the end of summer  the bands first LP in four years, though it was written over the course of two years by front man Cardamone following a move back to his hometown of East L.A. We shared quite a few tracks off of Wildfire pre release including “We Sick” which we now are happy to share a video of…
The Icarus Line - "We Sick" from Rus Martin on Vimeo.

Listen: The Big Pink ft. Danny Brown – “Stay Gold” (AraabMUZIK Remix)

Last week we featured AraabMUZIK‘s remix of The Big Pink‘s “Stay Gold” today we bring you the Danny Brown remix of the remix which sees the man throwing some rhymes over Araab’s beats.

Video: D*Face – "Moniker Mural"

D*Face shares a video of his recently painted mural for this year’s Moniker Art Fair. The film captures the entire process which strangely enough shows the man buffing his own work, interesting as there was some discussion as to who painted over the logo. It looks like the artist lived up to his name…

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Listen: Florence & The Machine - 'Ceremonials' (Full Album Stream)

Florence & The Machine fans eagerly await Ceremonials, the sophomore follow up to the hugely successful Lungs. We got the whole thing streaming below if you haven’t  heard it already.  Give it a spin and let us know how you feel about it, what’s your favorite track, I’ve really been attached to “Seven Devils" in the last week.

Ceremonials drops on November the 1st in the US and on Halloween, Oct. 31st, in the UK.

Video: The National – “Twenty Miles to NH Part 2” (The Philistines Jr. cover)

Connecticut indie-pop act the Philistines Jr. have recruited an eclectic lineup of bands to record covers and remixes of their 2010 album If a Band Plays in the Woods...?. The resulting compilation, If a Lot of Bands Play in the Woods..., is available November 1 via Tarquin Records/Beverly Martel. The National offered their cover of “Twelve Miles to NH (Part 2)" below as a behind-the-scenes video of what goes on in the studio during the making of an album. Enjoy and check out the rest of the track listing from the forthcoming lp.

If a Lot of Bands Play in the Woods...
01 The Kissaway Trail: "(Set List Title: Cableguy)"
02 Locas in Love: "Bushaltestelle (The Bus Stop Song)"
03 Jónsi & Alex: "B"
04 Mates of State: "Tarquin’s Half-Assed Mission Statement"
05 Dazzled Kid: "If I Did Nothing but Train for Two Years, I Bet I Could Be in the Olympics"
06 We Were Promised Jetpacks: "Hell, No! We Won’t Go!"
07 Frightened Rabbit: "My Brother Tom, The Green Beret"
08 Dewanatron: "Twenty Miles To NH (Part 1)"
09 The National: "Twenty Miles To NH (Part 2)"
10 Nico Muhly: "Working Title: The Mob Song"
11 Tapes 'N Tapes: "If a Band Plays in the Woods...?"
12 Mice Parade: "A Trip Down the Rooster River"
13 Mercury Rev: "The End of the World, Again"
14 The Mommyheads: "(Set List Title: Cableguy)"
15 Joames Kochalka Superstar: "The Bus Stop Song"
16 Oneida: "B"
17 Golden Bloom: "Working Title: The Mob Song"
18 Tokyo Police Club: "(Set List Title: Cableguy)"
19 Doveman: "The End of the World, Again"

Video: Lil B - "One Time" Remix

Lil B released two official videos in one week, would seem someone bought themselves a video camera!   This time we are treated to yet another  Clams Casino produced cut, “One Time” the remix. The video keeps things simple just focusing on B doing his thing outdoors, still always nice to see a rapper smile. 

Openings: Josh Keyes – “Migration” & AJ Fosik – “Time Kills All Gods” @ Jonathan Levine

Josh Keyes and AJ Fosik unveiled their latest body’s of work at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery this week and with two heavy weights showing together you can believe there was excrement in the air. Keyes’s portion of work is titled Migration and Josh had this to offer up on the subject of his show

Migration and displacement were ideas that continued to surface in my mind while I was painting these images. I was thinking about the effects of climate change and the way some ecosystems that thrive in a specific range of temperatures—like polar or tropical climates—are experiencing a shrinking of their boundaries. Ecosystems that were separate are now slowly merging and overlapping one another, causing disruptions in the food web and increased competition for food and space among species. Some become displaced and are forced to migrate, in order to survive.”

It was good to see many JK favorites make a return, animals such as the alligator, orca whale and polar bear with Stampede, a 10′ x 5′ canvas that is Josh’s largest piece to date acting as the centerpiece. The show will be up until November 19th, so if you’re lucky enough to be in NY definitely make plans to see it.

AJ Fosik who has been highly visible as of late with the release of Mastodon’s new LP The Hunter which Josh created the cover art for shared with us his new collection titled  'Time Kills All Gods.' The new totems  that are created from completely sustainable lumber sources continue the theme of animalistic trophies with some interesting departures for the artist including a large scale installation piece, some free standing mantle works and a series of more subdued hand sculptures. The sheer size of these things are quite impressive in person. 

The collections will be shown from October 22, 2011 through November 19, 2011

Video: José Parlá – “Character Gestures”

The Standard Hotel uploaded a new video taking a short behind-the-scenes look at the José Parlá Character Gestures show in Los Angeles last month. Put together by the Parla brothers (Jose and Ray).

Jose Parla - Character Gestures from The Standard Hotel on Vimeo.

New Massive Mural in Athens, Greece

This mural was painted in the span of a few days on a wall only a block up from the central square in Athens, where the Greek Parliament is situated and all the recent protests took place.  Today the scaffolding was removed and I was able to snap some photos.  The piece is an apt symbol for the current state of affairs in Greece as well as an artistic feat in its own right - I always thought the TV-test card was a catchy cult-logo whose potential has yet to be mined.

The spot is a popular one and it has been painted before. Check out this older 'three little pigs' themed mural on the same wall:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Video: Chim Pom - Pikachu

Japanese performance art collective Chim Pom share with us in the story of one of their more successful projects in which rats off Tokyo's Center Gai street, were the rodents in the area are known as “super rats” for their size and aggressiveness,were captured then taxidermied and painted yellow transforming them into Pokémon Pikachus that were then placed back on the streets as public art.

New Banksy Work at Occupy London

Photo: Demotix
Banksy let lose a new sculpture at the Occupy London movement at St.Paul's Cathedral as a show of support for their protest against corporate greed and corruption. The piece clearly parodies the board game Monopoly, seems like the man in the hat has fallen on hard times.

Video: Youth lagoon - "July" Live on Tunnerlvision

I've been listening to the Youth lagoon album quite a bit since its release so I was happy to see the man behind the project Trevor Powers, playing "July" off The Year of Hibernation - in session for Pitchfork’s Tunnelvision.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Video: Troy Denning Profile for Tattoo Age - Part 3

We got part 3 of Vice and New Era’s fantastic Tattoo Age series highlighting tattoo artist and head honcho of Invisible NYC, Troy Denning.  In the third and final chapter of this profile we explore the Invisible NYC crews love of leisure time activities, and the special bond that fellow tattoo artist Kiku and Troy have…

Video: Duck Sauce - "Big Bad Wolf"

"Big Bad Wolf" is the latest video from Duck Sauce, the duo of A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. While the song dropped some months back and didn’t really catch my attention the video directed by Keith Schofield  most certainly has. Featuring A-Trak and Van Helden as dickheads-- literally-- the clip's NSFW.

Video: Lil B - "Unchain Me"

Lil B‘s I’m Gay (I’m Happy), was the closest thing to the rapper releasing an official album this year, it was the most focused collection of songs in his his long list of mixtapes and random releases and was actually “for sale” for very briefly until Lil decided to give it out for free. B officially released a video for one of the standout tracks from I’m Gay, the Clams Casino produced, Lost Boys sampling “Unchain Me,” we shared with you way back in July. Regardless don’t expect anything more professional or exciting than the usual Lil B video as the concept is straight forward letting the tune speak for its self.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Video: We Cut Corners - "Pirate's Life"

Hard work creates results, I always say. Here is a good example of that. Remember when animation was all done by hand? Here is a new music video for the band We Cut Corner, for their track "Pirate's Life". Animator Kijek / Adamski drew every frame by hand also managing to pull off a beautiful water effect. The song is okay but the video is pretty sweet.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Listen: Justice - Helix & Horsepower Remixes

Gaspard and Xavier’s sophomore album Audio,Video,Disco is set to release October 24th. It’s no secret that the record has been available  online for a while now and many were left feeling puzzled as they expected something Cross-esque but ended up with a, new dare I say retro sound , that Justice has evolved to. Here are some remixes of "Helix" and "Horsepower" that have surfaced recently bringing back that classic Justice sound.

Justice – Helix (Don Diablo Remix)

Justice - Horsepower (Soul Machine Remix) by Soul Machine

Show Opening - "Life Cycle" TrustoCorp @ Opera Gallery NYC

TrustoCorp—that secret organization hailing from Brooklyn and known for their cynical product disruptions of signs, monuments, magazines and businesses all around town opened its latest show at Opera Gallery in Soho. The exhibition, titled Life Cycle and on view through November 11, features a few familiar works but mostly brand new pieces falling victim to the groups satire.

TrustoCorp really went all out this time around, the works are quite impressive in person and the sheer scale of the show is one of the largest I’ve ever seen. With a vintage feel in advertising and product design, the works on view attack contemporary greed in ways both funny and blunt.

There is a dark room that is devoted to vintage arcade games like "Riot Cop" and "Seal Team 6" and on the lower level, the highlight for me, four back-lit light boxes constructed to look like stained glass windows that feature religious denominations as Transformer like robot warriors.

The collective premieres a set of new parody products like cereals "Smore War," "Beaties" and "Choco Spills." For each, the space on a cereal box normally reserved for nutritional information sports pertinent lists: the profits of companies rebuilding countries where America is pursuing wars, the names of known victims of police brutality, and the largest oil spills.

"Botched Operation," a pun on the popular childrens boardgame "Operation," acts as a seething commentary on the healthcare issue in which each of the items to be removed from the life-sized skeleton is a factoid about the American healthcare industry. One piece in the shape of a knife near the figure's throat reads "Cut throat insurance policies (60% of personal bankruptcies in America are due to medical debt)."

While the group doesn’t necessarily offer any solutions to the chosen targets of it’s crosshairs there is enough humor thrown in the serious topics that call to mind a Michael Moore film in that it presents an ugly issue in a fun and digestible manner.  

Kaws - Snoopy Vinyl

Kaws news always seems to come in waves, not three days have passed since we brought you news of the seated 4ft Companion making its début in Paris and now this… Brain will be dropping his Peanuts collaboration sometimes next week at both his Original Fake store and Not the most exciting of his recent vinyl figures but Snoopy is as iconic as it gets so it’s probably safe to say that the Schultz foundation doesn’t like to see the famous pooch messed with too much... Still it would have been cool if Woodstock came along side.

Kaws - MetLife Billboard 1995, NJ. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Video: DyE - "Fantasy"

Now this is a pretty great video...

Tigersushi and Excuse My French are pleased to present the new video for  DyE's new single, "Fantasy". Directed by animation wunderkind Jérémie Périn, the video tells the story of a group of highschool kids ready for teenage mischief. They break into the local swimming pool intending a session of innocent nightswimming, in an awkward climate of romance and apprehension. What happens next is for you to discover. NSFW

Video: Investigating Swag Syndrome

Doctors and scientists are confounded by a new disease unofficially known as Swag Syndrome. Written by/staring Daveo Mathias, directed by Payman Benz....Whoop!

Show Opening - "Feathers and Wax" Chloe Early & "Abominations" Ryan McLennan @ Joshua Liner Gallery NYC

We previewed Chloe Early & Ryan McLennan’s joint show at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery last week and as promised I made it to the opening yesterday evening to experience and report on the magic first hand.  The work from both Chloe and Ryan was first class and was without a doubt some of the strongest work we have seen from either artist to date.  Patrons filled the crowded room brushing shoulders with collectors, friends and art lovers admiring the pieces which will be on view till November 19th. Enjoy the slideshow below and make sure you make it out to the gallery if you are in the NYC area as photos can never do the real thing justice.

Happy Friday!

José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros - "Bad Friends" Oil on Canvas 23.6 x 23.6"

Listen - Justice - Audio Video Disco LP

I would think anyone who has wanted to hear this album by now has but for those who don’t spend their lives in the dark corners of the internet seeking out release after release you can hear Justice's new album 'Audio, Video, Disco' in full. Acting as  the follow-up to the French duo's debut release 2007’s 'Cross' The Sophmore LP  features guest vocalists Ali Love, Diamond Nights' singer Morgan Phalen and Vincenzi Vendetta of the Midnight Juggernauts. Tracklisting and stream below...

Watch: Friends - "Im his Girl" Music Video

A while back we posted a funky little cover of "My Boo" by the band Friends, admittedly due to our previous infatuation with Balam Acab's exhumation and susequent rework of the original track by the Ghostown DJs.  Now, however, we are excited about the band's own work which is unique and querky in its own right.  The video for the track "I'm his Girl" directed by and starring the band's charming lead-singer Samantha Urbani features one of the catchiest basslines we've heard in ages.  Furthermore, the lyrics focus on finding that balance in a relationship between maintaining one's independence ("I know I don't want no one suffocating me, don't settle for ownership make it deep") and belonging to each other ("so when you see me walking around with him, I'm not just another chic, I'm...his girl"), which is something most of us can identify with. Watch the video to this catchy indie-bounce pop track below:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Listen: Heems - "I Want It Bad"

Das Racist member Heems announced a solo mixtape with Mike Finito, tentatively titled Nehru Jackets(previously titled Teens Found Slain) , to be released 1/1/2012 (with mixtapes from bandmates Kool A.D. and Dapwell dropping the same day). He recently posted an unconfirmed tape addition,”I Want It Bad”, on his tumblr page. Heems’ describes it as his version of a love song, “I Want It Bad” samples Twin Sister’s “Bad Street”.

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Kaws - 4ft Seated Companion

Photos: StreetArtNews
A new Kaws 4ft Seated Companion made it’s début on the Galerie Perrotin stand @ the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Paris, these were actually cast in bronze as opposed to the fiberglass 8 and 10 footers.