Monday, April 30, 2012

Video: "The Visual Style of The Wire"

Erlend Lavik, the Norwegian academic, posted a 36-minute video essay called "Style in The Wire," which carefully and thoroughly analyzes the various visual techniques used by the show's directors over the course of its five seasons.

As Lavik notes, the visual style of The Wire is much less discussed than its multifaceted narrative, its wide range of complicated characters, and its social critique. But he makes a compelling case that the look of The Wire also contributes to the show's power, and that the series' directors established a visual approach that suited the show's aims. 

Not just for film geeks, there are some interesting points made in the video and anyone with an interest in story telling, The Wire, Film techniques and more will find this enjoyable.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Video: Shepard Fairey – “Harmony & Discord” At Pace Prints

Shepard Fairey is getting ready for his next show opening in New York on May 5th.  Held at Pace Prints, the new body of work entitled "Harmony & Discord" will mark the first time the artist is using both handmade paper, and metal relief plates. The show will also see the artist’s largest screen prints to date and some new embossing techniques which  take advantage of the superior printmaking facilities and equipment at Pace. While I don’t necessarily love this body of work, the techniques being shared with us in the video below are always both fascinating and educational to watch.

Video: Kool A.D. – “La Piñata”

Kool A.D.‘s second mixtape 51 dropped earlier this week  featuring production solely from West coast beat makers. Apparently Kool wanted to switch things up a bit and I’m happy to report that the MC’s brand of off-kilter rhymes works well with the change in sound. “La Piñata” acts as the first video from the mixtape and resonates that quirky laid back vibe, check it below….

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Listen: BBC Radio 1’s Benji B Program With Guest DJ Clams Casino.

Clams Casino made a guest appearance on Benji B's BBC Radio 1 program yesterday for an hour and  twenty minutes of delicious tunes. Combined with Benji’s regular quality set Clams follows up with 25-minutes of his own in a mix he calls "The Evolution of Clams Casino". The "exclusive" mix includes some "VERY rare instrumentals" and is up for your listening enjoyment for the next 6 days HERE.

Video: Raiders Of The Archives – The Skateboard Museum Part 1 of 5

NikeSB sales rep, Nick Halkias is my kind of guy,  he has an absolutely ridiculous collection of skateboards and other skate memorabilia displayed at his home, something I can personally relate to. Nick let Skateboarder Magazine into his condo to get a first hand look at some of his trophies, and the stories that come with them. With decks from the likes of World Industries, Blind, SMA, Santa Cruz, G&S and more, being the focus of part 1 of this 5 part series. Enjoy below with the next 4 episodes to come on a weekly basis for the next month. 

Throwback Thursday's: Beastie Boys – The Late Show With Joan Rivers (Jan 15 1987)

The Beastie Boys are always good for a Throwback Thursday, they have such a long and rich history with many phases worth returning to. One such period was the License To Ill era, a very different Beastie Boys than that of the 90’s and on. This week we are sharing a performance by the rappers on The Late Show with Joan Rivers circa January 15, 1987. The young Beasties perform “Fight for Your Right” and have a chat with host and legendary comedian Joan Rivers, the whole thing is a car wreck but in the best possible way. Seems like everyone had a blast doing this.

Download: The Avalanches – “Sleepy Bedtime For Young Ones' Mixtape”

The Avalanches unveiled a new mixtape and like most things coming from the Australian group there was some mystery with the release.  Débuting via  twitter, the group claimed it may or may not be mixtape by ∆v∆L∆NCH∑≤ . Taking a brief look at at their twitter feed would suggest that it is in fact their work, but why don’t you DOWNLOAD it and judge for yourself first hand. The mix clocks in at an hour, features Joanna Newsom , and is a real breezy affair. 

A new album is expected by the end of the year.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Listen: El-P “Tougher Colder Killer” (ft. Killer Mike and Despot )

El-P returns next month with the long-awaited solo album on Fat Possum entitled Cancer For Cure... We’ve already heard “The Full Retard,” and “Drones Over Brooklyn” and now El has shared “Tougher Colder Killer.” The tune guest-stars Atlanta based rapper Killer Mike, who’s own album is being produced by EL as well as indie rapper Despot. Truth be told I’ve been rocking the full album and if you are an EL-P fan you won’t be disappointed, check out the stream below…..

Video: In Bed With Invader

Shot in winter 2011, this movie invites you to spend one night in Paris with street artist Invader. Starting out inside the artist’s studio and quickly venturing out onto the streets, the footage does not include any interviews or deep thoughts from the man and instead uses a soundtrack and recorded footage of Invader at work as it’s voice. Produced by Raphael Haddad with music from Toby Screamer.

Download/Listen: Kool A.D. -“51' Mixtape”

Last week we shared a tune from Kool A.D.’s 51 Mixtape,  the follow up to 2011’s  The Palm WineDrinkard. The Das Racist member dropped the complete 51 today which is free-to-download HERE. Paying homage to his Bay Area roots, Kool A.D. offers up a very California-esque delivery with the help of San Francisco rappers Main Attrakionz, the Coup's Boots Riley, and numerous other California producers and rappers. Some more on the project via Mishka

"The Greedhead/Мишка Records/Veehead world takeover continues, this time with another salvo from the bodaciously bearded baron of brainy braggadocio and one half of Das Racist, Victor Vazquez AKA Kool A.D. The Kool one is back with a new mixtape called 51, and it’s here for your eager consumption fresh on the heels of January's The Palm Wine Drinkard. 

For a change of pace, Victor recorded all of these tracks in Oakland - way on the other side of the country from DR's NYC home base. Landing on the left coast after visiting family in Cuba, Kool A.D. was inspired to make a set of tracks featuring production from almost exclusively California artists, and numerous guest spots from some of the Bay's best up and comers. 

The main producer is Amaze 88, who played with Victor in a hardcore punk band in high school, and also happened to take his sister to prom. They've obviously buried the hatchet on that one though, as Amaze is behind eight tracks on 51, and is joined by other producers like Young L, Trackademicks and Kechphrase. 

There's also frequent guest spots from some of our favorites, like MondreM.A.N. and Squadda B from Main Attrakionz. They link up on four of 51's tracks. And if that wasn't enough, Himasnhu, Meyhem Lauren, Trackademicks and even Boots Riley of the legendary Coup all lend guest verses. But, as expected, the star of the whole thing is Kool A.D., whose gloriously laid back flows consistently impress with their humor and wit, languishing in greenery depicted on the cover."

Video: Grimes Live on Later with Jools Holland

Resident odd ball Grimes stopped by JoolsHolland yesterday to perform “Genesis,” off her recently released LP,  Visions.  As always the one woman wrecking crew pretty much destroyed it handling all performance duties herself without breaking a sweat, check it below…

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Video: Childish Gambino débuts Four New Songs At The Switch

Last night, rapper/funny man Childish Gambino performed a secret show in LA as a part of “The Switch,” the latest live component of La Blogotheque. Included in his set were four new, untitled, songs that will presumably appear on his upcoming mixtape tentatively entitled Royalty. You can check out videos of each of the cuts below, note that the names of these songs are unconfirmed and any labels are purely speculative.

Video: The Rapture - "How Deep Is Your Love"

TheRapture are back with the latest video from their 2011 LP In The Grace of Your Love. This time the clip is for "How Deep Is Your Love?" and features a mini Luke Jenner spending time with some church going ladies and their fantastic Sunday hats. Check it out below...

Video: Hooray For Earth – “No Love”

New York based indie rock band Hooray For Earth just dropped a video for my favorite tune of off one of my favorite albums from 2011. “No Love” was directed by Alex and Paul Cannon and features a zebra headed lady dancing at various locations throughout the city. Loving the bombastic drums and soaring chorus’ on this one.

Kaws: Original Fake 6th Anniversary 1000% Bearbrick

KAWS is back with his latest collectable and this one is looking very unique. Making it’s début  during the most recent World Wide BearbrickTour, the Original Fake 1000% Bearbrick, seen above, will  be released  in conjunction with the Original Fake’s 6th anniversary. As always the release will be a limited edition and features the signature round Chompers design. Look out for a release on the 3rd of May 2012.

Video: Refused’s Full Coachella Set in HD

Before ending up in New York for a series of live dates recently reformed Swedish Hardcore group Refused did their thing at Coachella. And like our post on At the Drive-In last week, which has since been removed, a full HD video of their performance is now available to watch. The performance is broken down track by track making for a grand total of 13 ear blistering tunes to watch and enjoy. Below is the fan favorite “New Noise,” the rest can be viewed HERE but do so quickly as these videos don’t last very long.

Listen: Purity Ring – “Obedear”

Canadian due Purity Ring have returned with some new material from their forthcoming long player, Shrines. Corin and Megan shared “Obedear” with the public recently and it’s clear that the duo are moving forward with their quest of producing quality electronic pop gems. Listen to the tune below and look for the LP to drop on July 24 via 4AD and Last Gang.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Video: Liars - "No.1 Against The Rush"

I’m really loving the new Liars single that we shared a couple weeks back for “No.1 Against The Rush” from the bands forthcoming LP WIXIW so I was happy to see a video had been made, and what a video it is! shot in LA, by Todd Cole the visuals give us a little look into the life of a serial killer who's daily routine seems to be taking out members of the band, very creepy and very well shot.

"No. 1 Against The Rush" is released on 12" and digital download on 28 May, and precedes the 11-track album, WIXIW (pronounced "wish you"), out 4 June 2012 (June 5 in the USA).

The album, with artwork designed by John Weise, will be available on CD, deluxe vinyl (with CD) and limited edition vinyl with silk screened embossed covers hand dipped in black wax by the band.

Listen: Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”

 Fiona Apple dropped the first single from her forthcoming 4th LP due out in late June, The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. “Every Single Night” has been making the rounds in Apple’s live show as of late but this is the first time the public is really hearing any studio material from The Idler Wheel. Enjoy the tune below and look for more material to pop up online as we get close to the June release.

Listen: Action Bronson – “A Simple Man”

Action Bronson doesn’t lose a beat, the Queens rapper only just recently released his joint effort with Party Supplies and has already dropped some new tunes for us to all enjoy. Production duties on this one are handled by Tommy Mas who provides some laid back, dusty production well fit for the Queens rapper’s delivery. Check out “A Simple Man” below….

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Listen: Mastodon - “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” (Flaming Lips Cover)

On Friday we heard Mastodon cover Feist for a Record Store Day 7″. Now we’ve got the Atlanta bands take on the Flaming LipsSoft Bulletin classic “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton.” It was also released as an Record Store Day exclusive, and is available on pink vinyl with the Flaming Lips original version on the flipside. The song remains very true to the original almost giving us a different side of the metal band. Listen below…

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Video: Jeff Soto "Sonic" graffiti robot car

We aren't really ones here at Onomatopoeia to push products but if we come across an interesting ad that is well done, we'll throw it up there. The folks at Chevrolet have been working overtime to make their new Chevy Sonic appear cool with the kids in their latest ads by having it skydive from a plane, "kick flip" off a ramp, etc... etc. In their latest ad they employed the talents of artist Jeff Soto, to team up with Sonic - the Graf-writing-Robot-car to paint a mural.

 The car is fitted with robotic arms, the same from the assembly line factory, and are used to help paint a mural. I'm sure the robots precision is slightly overstated in this video, w/ Soto picking up all the slack on the mural but the video is well made and interesting none the less.

Film by Drea Cooper

Friday, April 20, 2012

Video: Work in Skateboarding

This a really great idea that deserves your attention,  I really wish something like this existed when I was a kid growing up…

 “Work in skateboarding is an educational video website that shows the diversity of jobs in skateboarding, their accessibility and how similar roles can apply to other sport industries.

The plan is for the site to act as a resource for kids who are beginning to plan their career paths and are unaware of all the different job options within skateboarding.

The main goal of the website is to invest in the next generation of skateboarding, nurturing their growth and creativity and supplying them with information they can use to become a part of the industry.” Click HERE to support the project and learn about some perks that come with donating. 

Listen: Feistodon - Feist: "Black Tongue" / Mastodon: "A Commotion”

Feistodon is the 7″ split EP that’s being released for Record Store Day which features Mastodon covering Fiest’s “A Commotion” from here 2012 release Metals and Feist covering Mastodon’s “Black Tongue” from their 2011 release The Hunter. Listen to both covers below and take note of the rad cover art. 

Onomatopoeia celebrates 1000 Posts with a Giveaway!

Onomatopoeia reached 1000 posts! I can hardly believe this little experiment has made it this far, and we did it just under our 1 year anniversary which hit’s in June.  Myself and the other collaborators would like to give thanks to our loyal readers so we set up a friendly competition. We have two signed and numbered metallic inked screen prints of Mr. Lif, the  Coup and Blue Scholars, at the Independent in San Francisco. These were designed by myself and Scraped Knee and could be yours. All you have to do is introduce us to something we might not know and will enjoy. Maybe it’s an artist or a band, maybe it’s a recipe for your secret peanut butter and bacon sandwich, maybe it’s a standup comedian that deserves our attention  or maybe it’s your own raw talent that we need to know about and you draw us something or record a tune. The choice is yours really. We ask you to leave your suggestions in the comments section of this post or email us at, we will review them and our favorite two will each get one print. We will announce the winners on our one year anniversary June 3rd. Thanks for all the support and we look forward to another year of sights, sounds, smells and laughs. 

Video:First Look at “Obey The Giant”(A Narrative Drama about Shepard Fairey)

Here's a Kickstarter campaign that made me do a double take. “Obey the Giant,” is a 25-minute, lightly fictionalized film by RISD student Julian Marshall that acts as an origin story for the artist known worldwide for his Obey campaign. The project has the street art great's official seal of approval as well, Shepard gave Julian the rights to make a dramatic film on the beginnings of the whole OBEY GIANT phenomenon.  The film is at a state where Kickstarter is being used to generate the remaining funds needed to complete the film.  To learn more about the project and contribute to its funding, click HERE which includes some rewards for donations from a DVD edition of the film to signed Shepard Fairey works (donated by the artist himself) and pieces of the set, including the fake Cianci billboard. Watch the video below to get preview of the project.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Video: Cat Martino on Shaking Through (“I Promise” Featuring Sufjan Stevens and Man Man’s Chris Powell)

For those who aren’t familiar with Weathervane/WXPN's "Shaking Through" here is a quick run down. Artists are asked to write and record a song in 48 hours from start to finish, all while filming the process, got it? Singer-songwriter Cat Martino is the latest artist to take part in the series creating a new song called "I Promise". Martino gets some help from SufjanStevens contributing keyboards, drum machine and somebacking vocals, while Man Man's Chris Powell tackles the drums and drum machine. Download the track for free HERE and watch the video below...

Listen: Kool A.D. – “Ticky Ticky”

Das Racist member Victor Vazquez, aka Kool A.D., is following up his 2011 mixtape The Palm Wine Drinkard with 51, out via Mishka/Greedhead next Tuesday April 24th. The new album features contributions from fellow Das Racist member Heems as well as the Main Attrakionz, the Coup's Boots Riley, Trackademicks, and others. Have your first taste of 51 below via "Ticky Ticky", which was produced by Young L from the Pack and features guest spots from Main Attrakionz and Green Ova.

Listen: Forss - “In Paradisum” + “Me Apparo” + Ecclesia App Preview

We talked about Eric Wahlforss, also known as Forss back at the beginning of the month sharing with you his tune “Voca Nomen Tumm.” We got some new info on his upcoming album, which is an an interactive experience, and two new  tracks to listen to. Appropriately for someone who is the co-founder and CTO of SoundCloud, Eric is going about the packaging of his début LP in a manner that reflects the times we live in. It’s reactive, perhaps, more than interactive, but there’s still a chance to use your hands to rotate both the visuals and music, it’s  a bit like picking up a piece of three dimensional art and viewing it from different angles – though with the added element of sound. There is a sense that the two elements are interwoven and equally important helping build an aesthetic that Wahlforss has envisioned.

On the recording side of things Eric has captured the sound of strings, choirs, organs and ambient noise from church concerts which have been cut up into fragments and rearranged into a new unique piece of music.  Recordings of wooden, stone and metal objects help make up the beats and percussion. These key elements create the foundation for the audio side of things and also a link between traditional to modern.

Viennese graphic designer (Leonard Lass) and German computer graphics artist (Marcel Schobel, Untouch) collaborate with Forss  to produce an audiovisual experience that is called  Ecclesia. The project will get its launch across multiple medias with a live show in Berlin an app on iPad and a traditional album. For now, you can hear two more tracks in the form of “In Paradisum” and “Me Apparo” below as well as a short video showcasing the app.

In Paradisum

Me Apparo

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Video: Death Grips - "I've Seen Footage"

Death Grips will be releasing the first of two major label débuts this year next week; you can stream The Money Store in full right now HERE and check out the band’s latest video for "I've Seen Footage" below. The clip is composed of a stream of single-frame shots meaning you can't pause it twice and land on the same scene. 

Video: “Waiting For Lightning” (Danny Way Documentary) Preview

From the producers of Step Into Liquid, comes Waiting ForLightning, the story of a young boy(Danny Way) from a broken home in Vista, CA, whose passion for skateboarding would one day bring him and his creation, a ramp of prodigious and dangerous proportions, across many cultural and ideological boundaries to attempt the impossible: jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard. It's a film about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive the betrayals of family, and how high and far dreams can fly. Directed by Jacob Rosenberg. Check out the preview below…

Listen: Santigold – “Master of My Make-Believe” (Full LP Stream)

Santigold‘s long-awaited LP, Master Of My Make-Believe is set to drop May 1st, it’s been a long time coming and having given it a couple listens so far I would say it’s full of eclectic  pop songs with some punk edge. Check it out below courtesy of ASOS

Listen: FACT Mix 325 - Battles

To mark the release of Dross Glop, and to herald Battles’ live appearance at Belgium’s Dour festival, which takes place on July 12-15, FACT Magazine  invited Battles, composed of The trio of John Stanier, Ian Williams and Dave Konopka,  to record a little something for our FACT mixseries. John Stanier stepped up, and has turned out a tasty selection of the kind of tunes the band have been devouring of late, focusing primarily on artists who appear as remixers on Dross Glop; intriguingly, it features no less than three previously unreleased tracks by Hud Mo. Full tracklist is below; download via the Soundcloud player.

Battles’ Dross Glop is out now on Warp Records. For more information and to buy your copy, click here.

Boredoms – Super You – Costas  unreleased
Hudson Mohawke – Silver   unreleased
Hudson Mohawke – Zebrasss   unreleased
The Alchemist – Chemical Warfare (instrumental)
The Alchemist – More Like Us (instrumental)
The Field – Looping State Of Mind (Junior Boys remix) unreleased
S.C.U.M. – Amber Hands (The Field remix)
The Alchemist – Gangster Shit,Pt. 2 (instrumental)
Shabazz Palaces – Yeah You
Gang Gang Dance – First Communion (TV On The Radio remix)
Kangding Ray – Odd Sympathy
Gui Boratto – Destination Education (Tale Of Us remix)
Silent Servant – Violencia (Function mix)
Gui Boratto – This Is Not The End (Michael Mayer remix) unreleased
The Field – Yesterday and Today
Cluster – Heisse Lippen
LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum (Onanistic dub)
Kode 9 vs. LD – Bad
The Alchemist – That’ll Work (feat. Three 6 Mafia & Juvenile)

FACT mix 325 – Battles


Coachella’s first weekend is finally over, and while everyone is talking about Tupac’s hologram, I find this to be a lot more exciting. At The Drive-In performed  an energetic 40 minute set featuring tunes from their final two LP's, Relationship of Command and In Casino Out.  Make sure to enjoy lead singer’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s onstage banter, on topics ranging from Peter Saarsgard’s mom to Urban Outfitters but don’t wait too long because these video’s have been getting pulled from the internet extremely fast by Johnny Law.

01:05 Arcarsenal
04:34 Pattern Against User
08:09 Chanbara
11:35 Lopsided
15:30 Sleepwalk Capsules
19:17 Napoleon Solo
24:20 Quarantined
31:30 Enfilade
37:36 One Armed Scissor

Video: The Shins – “The Rifle’s Spiral”

Three sinister gentlemen, a magician and an enormous rabbit populate the fantastical landscape of Emmy-winning director Jamie Caliri’s video for the Shins’ “The Rifle’s Spiral.” Sketching the short’s narrative from any lyrics that grabbed his attention, Caliri had free rein to let his imagination run wild, resulting in a surreal stop-motion animation. “I have always loved Edward Gorey’s illustration work and his influence is apparent throughout the video,” says Caliri. “Also, seeing Martin Scorsese’s Hugo three times subconsciously veered my thoughts onto the magic theme.” Enthusing about the current renaissance in music videos after also making a 3D version of the film exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS, Caliri observes: “It's now more like the years before MTV, when music videos did not have a formula. You can be expressive and idiosyncratic.”

The Shins: The Rifle’s Spiral on

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Video: The Simpsons Couch Gag by Bill Plympton

Been a little music heavy on the blog as of late so why not share some new animated material to satisfy those art type needs...Last Sunday the iconic couch gag that takes place in the opening titles for The Simpsons was done by legendary American artist Bill Plympton. You may know Bill’s work from MTV’s heyday amongst other things, the artist definitely puts his own spin on things and creates a short tale of love and loss between a young Homer and the famous couch. You can watch it below...

Listen: Major Lazer – “Get Free” (Feat. Amber Coffman of The Dirty Projectors)

Major Lazer are back with their latest tune featuring Amber Coffman (of Dirty Projectors) on vocal duties. “Get Free” shows off the slightly more mellow side of Switch and Diplo’s popular project. It’s an usual collaboration, but a good one none the less. Grab the track and a Bondo do Role remix over at their website and check out  some accompanying visuals below….

Produced by Major Lazer
Mixed by Rich Costey Written by: A. Coffman, D. Longstreth, T. Pentz, D. Taylor Recorded at Geejam in Port Antonio, JA & Mad Decent in Los Angeles, CA Guitar by D. Lonstreth Additional Engineering Donato Paternostro

Listen: Marina & The Diamonds – Primadonna (Evian Christ Remix)

UK beat maker Evian Christ keeps the releases rolling after dropping “Payo Rent” in early March he has returned with a remix of Marina &The Diamonds' single "Primadonna." The infectious reworking, which has been stripped down and seemingly pieced together from the ground up should please all the glitch fans out there. Enjoy it below…

Video: Kuedo’s Boiler Room Set

Last week we shared Former LCDSoundsystem frontman James Murphy’s 50-minute  Boiler Room set  and I proclaimed the wish that the London/Berlin venue would make German electronic artist Kuedo’s recent performance at the club available in the near future. Well the future has arrived because the set is now available to view in its entirety and you can watch it HERE. While you are at it make sure to check out our friends at RedCup who just this morning posted a new non album single that Kuedo will be releasing come June by the name of "Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space."

Monday, April 16, 2012

Listen: A$AP ROCKY – “Goldie”

Gonna hit you up with some more A$AP Rocky today with the Hit-Boy produced “Goldie.” The tune acts as the lead single from his upcoming LongLiveA$AP album. Check it out below, and if you like it download it here.

Video: Flaming Lips & New Fumes - "Girl, You're So Weird.." (NSFW)

For months The Flaming Lips have been recording a slew of collaborative track with some of the most interesting musicians out today (Bon Iver, Eryka Badhu, Prefuse 73, Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, Jim James, Edward Sharpe, etc.. ).  These sessions were all for the upcoming record, The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends which is to be released next week on April 21.  There is a special edition of this record that is supposed to include blood from all of the artists involved mixed in w/ the vinyl.  No suprise there,.. as the Lips have been doing an interesting run of crazy and inventive ways to package or compliment their releases.

The first video for the album is out featuring the New Fumes and is entitled "Girl, You're So Weird"... and is NSFW... aka. boobies and nudities.. and the such.  So just saying....

BONUS - Interesting video on the pressing of the record...

Video: Rone - "So So So"

I'm a sucker for hand animated videos and thought I would throw this one up there.  Paris-born electronic music producer Erwen Castex, aka. Rone, recently followed up his 2009 release, Spanish Breakfast w/ a new EP entitled So So So.  This is the first video released, also entitled "So So So".  Some nice rotoscope stuff.

The video is directed/animated by Studio FunF

Video: Das Racist - A Day in the Life Documentary

You may recall that back in September of 2011 we introduced Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock’s Hulu series A Day in the Life, which chronicles an entire day (in the life) of people that one might find interesting. Today brings us another notable episode in the series featuring Das Racist the day before their performance at the Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall. Of particular note is some footage of the group in the studio where they claim it usually takes them about 15 to 30 minutes to write a song!

Check out Das Racist’s Remix Dr. Dre & Kendrick’s “The Recipe” via Hehru Jackets

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Video: Santigold Live @ Coachella 2012 (Full Performance)

Representing Brooklyn, NY, Santigold is next up to bat on our onslaught of Coachella performances here today. The set clocks in just under 44 minutes and features songs from both her debut LP and soon to be released Master Of My Make-Believe

Get Drunk On This: Slayer “REIGN IN BLOOD RED” Cabernet Sauvignon

This amuses me to no end, the puns in this write up make me laugh and cry all at the same time!

“The wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon from California, is as uncomprimising and tough as the band. After a couple of Seasons in the Abyss, the wine has an undisputed attitude and a soft nose of dark berry fruits with oak and spicy nuances. Good mouth feel with hints of fresh fruit and juicy, smooth tannins. Well structured and rounded with subtle notes of oak, showing true Divine Intervention. Best company for the wine comes as no surprise, enjoy it while headbanging, riffing or with food, friends and great music. Reign in Wine!”

From the 2nd of April you can order it in case of 6 from Systembolaget in Sweden. Order your Slayer wine here.

Name: Slayer Reign in Blood Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2010
Product Code: 74527-09 (can only be ordered in case of 6)
Origin: California, USA
Type of wine: Red wine
Price sek: 714.00 (per bottle sek 119.00)
Volume: 750 ml
Alcohol: 12,5%