Thursday, August 30, 2012

Download: Spaceghostpurrp – “Mysterious Phonk” Instrumentals


What we got here are the instrumentals of Spaceghostpurrp’s recently re-released “Mysterious Phonk” Lp for all you remixers out there. Or perhaps you are one of the many who dig the beats but don’t love Space’s bleak lyrics? Whatever the case 4AD has let loose the instrumentals from the Florida MC/producer's collection.  They're available as a free download HERE now and on limited edition vinyl September 3. Grab em’ now and don’t get yah head bust…

P.S. It might take a couple of attempts to grab the download as there seems to be a lot of traffic hitting it up but I assure you it's there.

UPDATE: HERE is a new link that should work better.

Video: MellowHype – "La Bonita"


MellowHype’s Hodgy Beats and Left Brain from the Odd Future squad, presents their new visuals for the track "La Bonita". The song comes from their upcoming album ‘Numbers’, which will be released October 9th, 2012. Directed by _P.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Listen: Flock of Dimes – “Curtain”


Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner is releasing her second 7″ single with her Flock of Dimes side project on Merge Records next month. “Curtain” is the single’s a-side. Wasner described the lyrics as documenting “the thoughtless, obsessed joy of new love.”  There is a lot going on in the tune but it all works very well together; the single is limited to 1,000 copies so get one from Merge while you still can.

Video: Yeasayer - "Longevity"


Yeasayer share their latest video for “Longevity” , a track from their recent LP Fragrant World. The video shows the band gradually aging and ultimately decaying in the studio, pretty cool stuff…

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Video: Converge – "Aimless Arrow"


Hardcore giants Converge have a new LP on the way. All We Love We Leave Behind, the follow up to 2009's excellent Axe to Fall, is out October 9 on Epitaph (with a vinyl edition on frontman Jacob Bannon's Deathwish Inc. imprint). The collection will also be available in a 17-song Deluxe Edition featuring a hardcover 48-page book that includes full-color art from Bannon. (All versions are available for pre-order now.)

Unlike the last few offerings, All We Love We Leave Behind doesn't feature outside guests or collaborators. It was recorded and mixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou; he and the core band handled all aspects of the production. It's an especially raw, live-sounding offering. But perhaps the biggest difference to your ears, if the first single and video below are any indication, are Jake’s vocals.  "Aimless Arrow", is the most” singy” I have ever heard the band be, check out the Max Moore-directed video for the song below….

Listen/Download: A$AP Mob – “Lord$ Never Worry”


A$AP Mob drops their Lord$ Never Worry Mixtape featuring the entire AS$AP crew and production from AraabMuzik, Clams Casino, Milo, Ty Beats and more. Guest Emcee's include Danny Brown, Fat Trel, Gunplay, Raekwon, and The Flat Bush Zombies. Download it HERE or stream it below...



Monday, August 27, 2012

Listen: Pinback - "Proceed To Memory"


San Diego’s Pinback are set to release the follow up to 2007's Autumn of the Seraphs with their new album, Information Retrieved, which is due out on October 16. We got a stream of "Proceed to Memory" off the album available to listen to below. 

I could be wrong but the art work looks like it might have been done by Daniel Danger.

Download: Blue Sky Black Death - "Aquatic Reverie" Mixtape


Seattle beat makers Blue Sky Black Death drop a treat in the form of a new mixtape entitled, Aquatic Reverie. The 14 song  instrumental tape keeps those key Blue Sky elements intact with their trademark dreamy and distant sound. Aquatic Reverie is presented by Behold The Destroyer and available now for free download.

Head over to Mediafire to download the tape.

Tracklist:
1. Tree Tops
2. Song About The End (Delta Miror Remix)
3. Sleeping Children Are Still Flying
4. Shoot You Dead
5. Marvel
6. Chloroform
7. The Era When We Sang
8. No Image
9. Naked Lunch
10. Farewell To The Former World
11. For The Glory
12. Gold In Gold Out (Screwed)
13. Slow Years
14. Thirteen

Video: Sleigh Bells: “End Of The Line”


Sleigh Bells unveiled their latest video from their sophomore effort, Reign Of Terror, this morning. “End Of The Line”, was directed by Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller and Gregory Khon…

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Video: Barry McGee Midcareer Retrospective @ UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive


Here is a video short that features interviews with the Director and Assistant Curator of the BAM/PFA on Barry McGee's midcareer retrospective, on view at the UC Berkeley Art Museumand Pacific Film Archive. The show opened on August 24 and is running through December 9, 2012. 

"Throughout his career," writes Alex Baker in the exhibition catalog, "Barry McGee has continued to surprise and contradict expectations." Including rarely seen early etchings, letterpress printing trays and liquor bottles painted with his trademark cast of down-and-out urban characters, constellations of vibrant op-art painted panels, animatronic taggers, and an elaborate re-creation of a cacophonous street-corner bodega, along with many new projects, this first midcareer survey of the globally influential San Francisco--based artist showcases the broad range of McGee's compassionate and vivacious work.

McGee, who trained professionally in painting and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute, began sharing his work in the 1980s, not in a museum or gallery setting but on the streets of San Francisco, where he developed his skills as a graffiti artist, often using the tag name "Twist." McGee's use of this and other monikers—such as Ray and Lydia Fong—as well as his frequent collaborations can make it difficult to precisely situate the artist's unique authorship. Using a visual vocabulary drawn from graffiti, comics, hobo art, and sign painting, McGee celebrates his Mission District neighborhood while at the same time calling attention to the harmful effects of capitalism, gentrification, and corporate control of public space. His often-humorous paintings, drawings, and prints—all wrought with extraordinary skill—push the boundaries of art: his work can be refreshingly informal in the gallery and surprisingly elegant on the street.

McGee has long viewed the city itself as a living space for art and activism, but his more recent work has brought the urban condition into the space of the gallery. Increasingly, his installation environments express the anarchic vitality of the inner-city street, incorporating overturned cars and trucks, and often spill beyond the frame of the gallery or museum. 

Barry McGee is organized by Director Lawrence Rinder, with Assistant Curator Dena Beard. Barry McGee is made possible by lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and presenting sponsor Citizens of Humanity. Major support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Ratio 3, Cheim and Read, the East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Prism, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, and Cinelli. Additional support is provided by Rena Bransten, Gallery Paule Anglim, Jeffrey Fraenkel and Frish Brandt, Suzanne Geiss, Nion McEvoy, and the BAM/PFA Trustees."(via)


Video: The Flaming Lips Ft. Amanda Palmer – “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” NSFW


Remember back in June when Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips pissed off Erykah Badu because of that NSFW video for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” that featured a very nude Badu and sister? (you can still link to it from HERE) Well, the Flaming Lips song now has a new singer altogether – Badu has been replaced by Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls.

Not for nothing, because if someone doesn’t want there to be a video of them nude readily available on the internet, I prefer Amanda’s vocals to Badu’s. Check the VERY NSFW video below….


The Flaming Lips and Amanda Palmer - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face from Delo Creative on Vimeo.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Video: Ariel Pink: "Only in My Dreams"


Back in July we shared the audio for Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti tune, “Only In My Dreams”, off Mature Themes, the bands recently released LP. Today we got the Travis Peterson directed video for you staring the bands frontman striking out and rebounding in love again and again and again, check it below …

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Video: JJ DOOM - “Guv’nor“


We shared Jneiro Jarel and DOOM’s collaborative album, Key To the Kuffs, under the appropriately named JJ DOOM moniker a week back  and now, we’re seeing the first visuals from the project. “Guv’nor" stars the masked villain himself spitting his rhymes in an abandoned warehouse.

Funny story, I had an Italian friend who mistakenly thought a mutual British friend of ours was super political because he used the word governor a lot, this friend was the furthest thing from political in his views and opinions so it took a good long while to figure out what was the reasoning behind his assumption, hilarity ensued.

Directed by Ninian Doff

Video: Major Lazer - "Get Free"


Major Lazer is set to release their sophomore effort entitled, Free The Universe, in the near future.  We already shared the audio for “Get Free” not long ago, but today we get the steamy visuals to the laid back jam featuring Amber Coffman from Dirty Projectors on vocals. This is probably the most straight forward video I’ve ever seen from Diplo but enjoyable none the less.   Free The Universe is set to drop Nov. 6 via Mad Decent.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Listen: Zodiac - "Come"


Jeremy Rose aka  Zodiac is set to release a 5 track EP via Jacques Greene'sVase label digitally on September 24 on and vinyl October 8th. The sound is what you would expect from someone who was originally involved in the early beginnings of the Weekend’s sound and vibe. Jesse Boykins III provides the vocal work for “Come” which you can now stream below.

Listen: Menomena - "Capsule"


Here is a second track from forthcoming Lp, Moms, from Portland’s Menomena. "Capsule" is another slice of goodness from the band featuring some distinctive looped drums and a very pleasant flute solo (That line just aged me by 30 years).  The album's out September 18 via Barsuk.  Head here to listen to the first single, "Heavy Is as Heavy Does" if you missed it the first time round’.

Video: Killer Mike – “Untitled”


Killer Mike’s latest video see’s the Emcee being transformed into a series of historical tableaus via some movie magic in the R.A.P. Music highlight "Untitled". The video was directed by Benjamin Dickinson, and features Killer Mike, Scar and EL-P

Download: Powell Peralta - "The Search For Animal Chin"


Well here is a little treat, Powell Peralta has decided to give away their 1987 film The Search For Animal Chin as a fee download!  At the time the film was the benchmark for what skate films should be  acting as one of the first skateboarding films to have a "plot". 

The Bones Brigade travels around  California,  Nevada, and Hawaii to different skate spots in search of a wisened old man, Won Ton "Animal" Chin. The movie is of the old-school nomadic, skate-everything-in-your-path genre with interludes of stopping to rip-up a big ramp, pool or kicker. After much searching and skateboarding, they locate a large ramp in the desert. They also find a Chinese character on the inside of the ramp's spine. They conclude that in searching for Mr. Chin, they may have found his spirit.”

Staring Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and Tommy Guerrero. Download it HERE in exchange for your email address.

Video: Grimes - "Genesis"



"Dear girlfriends,
You are cordially invited to a road trip in the desert. No guys allowed unless we meet some random dudes on the way.

Dress Code: World of Warcraft avatars based on contemporary pop icons.  Bring weapons and pets.

Yours truly,
Grimes xxx"

Ok so I completely made that up, but that has to be the premise of this video for Grimes' "Genesis", which was teased just a few days ago.  The track is one of the many highlights off her brilliant Visions LP and I for one did not have these images in my mind while listening to it these past months, which is not to say this isn't a great video. It's yet another glimpse into Grimes' unique vision and creative mind, directed by Claire Boucher. 


Listen: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - "Up To Infinity"


One of my favorite bands,  Austin’s ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead,  are set to release their new album Lost Songs on October 22nd via Richter Scale. The album promises to be an overtly political statement. Conrad Keely and Jason Reece will again be joined by Autry Fulbright and Jamie Miller, who helped on the band last record, Tao Of The Dead.

Today we can share lead cut, 'Up To Infinity,' which the band recently dedicated to Pussy Riot.  Check it out below alongside some words from Conrad Keely.

"Hello, we are ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. This is our eighth album, it was recorded this summer in Hannover, Germany. The music was inspired by the apathy to real world events that has plagued the independent music scene now for over a decade. The first preview of our album, entitled “Up To Infinity”, is about the Syrian civil war. We believe that tyranny and despotism suffered by any people, anywhere, is intolerable and should not be treated as an internal matter, but completely justifies intervention by the international community".

"We would like to also dedicate this song to Pussy Riot."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Video: Diplo – “Set it Off” (feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex)


So every time we post a video here at Onomatopoeia we do a little screen capture in order to have a graphic to accompany the story.  Diplo’s new video for “Set It Off,” featuring Lazerdisk Party Sex, presented a problem, as there were just too many amazing moments worth capturing! Seriously folks, this video really does take the cake and at the same time is quite simple, I’ll just let you press play below without saying anymore.

Listen: Lightning Bolt - "King Candy"

On September 25, Load Records will release an EP of Rhode Island noise band, Lightning Bolt's, "lost tracks", called Oblivion Hunter.

"Since forming in 1994, Lightning Bolt has taken a zig zag path to recording, playing and touring. Following in this pattern is the release of Oblivion Hunter, a collection of the band’s epic recording sessions over the last few years. Oblivion Hunter is a real cool time – loose, hard and loopy. From the get-go the sound is amped-up and free with an ear on the railroad tracks to the big sounds of industry and clamor. Bass sounds jump out of the speaker cones that conjure up ears in alien propulsion systems, nights in faraway wind tunnels, and brutal beatings at Gitmo. Drums and assorted FX pop in and out with the resolve of a finger quivering over the A-bomb button drunk on power and convinced of your need. This record is one of the few necessary things in your grim stretch of existence, played by a band with 20 years of total conviction to the destruction of your ear drums. The net is cast decidedly further this time out with North Pole square dancing colliding with shock troop whiplash, executed with the spontaneous interplay of neutrino collision. It is time for you to binge and purge. You are now the Oblivion Hunter."

Track Listing:
1. King Candy
2. Baron Wasteland
3. Oblivion Balloon
4. Fly Fucker Fly
5. The Soft Spoken Spectre
6. Salamander
7. World Wobbly Wide

Listen to "King Candy” below...


Video: Dinosaur Jr. - "Watch The Corners"


Dinosaur Jr. get some help from Funny Or Die for their new video for “Watch The Corners,” off their forthcoming LP, I Bet on Sky.  What we got here is the story of young/forbidden love at the super market. The band themselves only show up in digitally blurred cameo form, an effect that is whimsically introduced as part of the narrative.  Tim Heidecker of Tim and Eric fame plays the protective father. The Director Brothers direct.


Video: Aesop Rock - “Cycles to Gehenna”


AesopRock  let loose his latest set of visuals for “Cycles to Gehenna” off of his recently released, and very good LP, Skelethon. Perhaps taking a cue from Kanye we get some lovely artsy type footage of ballerinas, or perhaps rappers just like the classically trained dancers as a whole? Can’t say for certain but it all works very well. Directed by Ben and Pete Lee.

Listen: Holy Other - "Held” (Full LP Stream)


Here is a little treat … Tri Angle Records artist, Holy Other, will be dropping his debut lp, Held, in about a week and we got a full stream of it available to hear right now below. The Holy Other formula is intact dark, dreamy, slow build up’s and much attention to detail making this another home run from the Manchester  producer.

Listen: Avalanches "A Cowboy Overflow of the Heart" Demo (ft. David Berman)

After hinting as much on Twitter, the Avalanches have released a new demo. "A Cowboy Overflow of the Heart," which features Silver JewsDavid Berman performing a spoken word poem over some faint music. Truthfully it’s not the strongest piece of music as far as getting an idea of what the Australian collective’s next album will sound like but on the plus side it is another strong indication that an album will actually see the light of day.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Video: Angel Haze - "New York"


So this one came out several weeks ago surrounded by some buzz due to a beef with Azealia Banks but I never got around to posting it, in the time since I’ve heard Angel Haze’s excellent free mixtape, Reservations, about a dozen times. So if that’s not a stamp of approval then check out the video for “New York” where a masked Angel haunts tunnels and the New York City subway system in the Adrienne Nicole-directed video and maybe your mind will be changed.

Video: Xiu Xiu – “Born To Suffer”


Born To Suffer” Is the latest tune to get the video treatment from Xiu Xiu’s 2012 LP Always. More lo-budget artsy weirdness from the group, there seems to be a religious undertone to the video but that’s just my unofficial interpretation of it at the moment.

Listen: Animal Collective - "Centipede HZ" (Full Lp Stream)



Animal Collective are gearing up to release their follow up to 2009’s Merriweather Post PavilionCentipede Hz will be out on September 4th via Domino but you can now listen to the whole thing HERE till 9pm EST tonight. And just in case you missed it, we shared the Danny Perez directed video for lead single, "Today's Supernatural" on Friday which you can view HERE

Friday, August 17, 2012

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: Perestroika - "Grime About Us"


Hey Ho from Chambaland and myself and a happy Friday to everyone. So here is the latest Perestroika mashup, we finished it off a couple weeks back but have been sitting on it for a brief moment while tying up some loose ends with the art work. This time round’ we went with some R&B, via Avant, for the acapella, while using Grimes as our instrumental. We like to think this re-work gives the whole thing a slight hipster R&B vibe, maybe not lyrically but sonically, Let us know what do you think?

Perestroika - “Grime About Us” 4:24
Avant Feat. Nicole Scherzinger  - "Lie About Us" Vs. Grimes - "Oblivion"
Perestroika is Jediak & Chambaland
Recorded August 5, 2012 in LIC, NY
155.98 BPM Key Bm
Art by Jediak

Video: Animal Collective - "Today's Supernatural"


Animal Collective are gearing up to release their latest album, Centipede Hz, on September 4th. We already heard lead single "Today's Supernatural" and now we get the Danny  Perez  directed video. Featuring a colorful go-kart racing in the desert, trippy visuals, face paint, dismembered arms that beat up a weird dragon thing, a pretty intense ending and more strange and fun stuff.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Video: Lunice - “Believe Dat”


Lunice has been a busy man; having only just released his joint project with Hudson Mohawke, TNGHT, the Canadian producer is involved with a new clothing line. Good Kids,  “dedicated to the progression of music and style in Montréal, and across the globe.” is a collaboration with a Montréal boutique, Off The Hook. In celebration , Lunice drops a new track and video called “Believe Dat”, which you might have caught at his Boiler Room set recently. 

Listen: Flying Lotus - See Thru To U (Feat. Erykah Badu)


"See Thru to U" featuring Erykah Badu, is our first album exclusive taste of Flying Lotus' forthcoming LP, Until the Quiet Comes. Out on October 2 via Warp the Lp also will feature guest spots from Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Thundercat, Niki Randa, and Laura Darlington.

Video: "The Killing Season" A Motorbike/Skateboard Trip Through Vietnam


Skateboarder Magazine’s Senior Photographer Jonathan Mehring got together with the globetrotting filmer Patrik Wallner to plan and film a skateboarding trip to Vietnam. The ambitious trip was especially difficult on old school motorbikes, the only method of transport used while there. But as they say, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, which is probably why the likes of Jerry Hsu, Keegan Sauder, Joey Pepper, Javier Mendizibal and Michael "Michi" Mackrodt were game to accompany them on this journey down nearly the entire length of Vietnam despite some of their limited past experience's with doing so." The trip didn’t  produce a whole lot of skating but The lush surroundings that make up Vietnam are the real treat in this very well shot twenty plus minute film. 

Directed, Filmed & Edited by Patrik Wallner


Skateboarder Magazine - 'The Killing Season' from Patrik Wallner on Vimeo.

Listen: JJ DOOM – “Keys to the Kuffs” (Full Album Stream)


Earlier this week we shared a slice of goodness from JJ DOOM, the collaboration between DOOM and producer/rapper Jneiro Jarel, today we got the whole album available for streaming. Keys to the Kuffs is out August 20 through Lex Records. Featuring collaborations with Damon Albarn, Portishead's Beth Gibbons and Goodie Mob's Khujo Goodie to name but a few. 

Throwback Thursday’s” Jim Henson Advertising

Before puppeteer pioneer Jim Henson brought joy to the entertainment world with his world famous Muppets there was Jim Henson the ad man.  We all got bills to pay and sometimes those checks come from advertisers. Jim Henson’s early works of the 60’s and 70’s included commercials and short sales films for the likes of Wilkins Coffee, IBM, AT&T, La Choy and PakNit Fabrics to name but a few. The revenue gathered during the time helped Jim and his future wife, Jane, grow their own vision, kick-starting a prolific career and leading to several puppet proto-types that would one day be some of the most recognizable characters in pop culture. Henson didn’t necessarily express a personal preference for any of these companies but used the time to develop and perfect his artistic vision, often throwing in some light hearted cynicism as a wink to the adult audience. For this week’s Throwback Thursday we share some of those early ads and instructional videos that I personally first enjoyed at the Museum of Moving Image’s recent retrospective of Henson’s work. For those that couldn’t make the trip out to NY at the time let this be your window. Oh yeah and Fuck Chick-fil-A.

The Paperwork Explosion,” Jim Henson’s weirdly sinister IBM ad from 1967

In the 1960s, IBM tapped Jim Henson and composer Raymond Scott to create "The Paperwork Explosion," a four-minute advertisement for the MT/ST word-processing machine. The commercial was jarring brew of jargon and flashing images seemingly custom-made for an office-drone dystopia.



Cookie Monster’s debut -IBM Training Video from 1967. At the time, the greenish monster's name was actually Arnold the Munching Monster.



A Set of Wilkins Coffee Commercials Made by Jim Henson back in the 1950's when setting explosions and hitting Muppets was acceptable.



AT&T’s crappy service won’t put a smile on your face but maybe this video from 1963 will. According to AT&T, Henson made the video for a seminar being given to business owners on what was then a groundbreaking topic — data communications.



Delbert the La Choy Dragon appeared in television commercials for La Choy chow mein from 1965 to 1967. In some commercials he was teamed with Mert, a meek, bespectacled Muppet spokesman.

 

Go Buy This: "Celebcalls"


Ever need to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies? Well do I have the product for you. Undisputed heavyweight boxing legend, Mike Tyson, is offering his services via a phone call. Just plug in your info and for $3.99 Mike will lay the smack down! Don’t have enemies? Well there are also options for “Special Occasion” and “Show Invitation” messages. CelebCalls has got a variety of personalities to fit your tastes and needs including Ice T, Snoop Dogg and more, fun stuff. Check it out HERE.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Listen/Download: TNGHT mix for BBC Radio 1's Diplo and Freinds


Last month  TNGHT appeared on Diplo's BBC Radio 1 show Diplo and Friends. They shared a mix that they considered their mission statement. Now, the duo has made the full, uncensored mix available for download. Lots of fun stuff on this one with a full tack listing below…  


1 John Carpenter - Back to the pod (version 2)
2 SpaceGhostPurrp - Get Yah Head Bust
3 Dj Zirk - Lock Em In Da Trunk (Chopped & Screwed Tommy Kruise Remix)
4 Lil Ugly Mane feat. Denzel Curry - Twistin
5 Jackie Chain feat. Bun B & Big K.R.I.T. - Parked Outside
6 Lady Bee - Hard Like A Criminal
7 Dj Squeeky & Tha Family - Death To You Playa Hata
8 Snoop Dogg feat. Master P - Snoop World
9 Lunice - Youngin (Paper) (forthcoming LuckyMe)
10 TNGHT - Bugg'N (forthcoming Warp X LuckyMe)
11 2Chainz feat. Drake - No Lie
12 Lunice - Believe Dat (forthcoming LuckyMe)
13 TNGHT - Ridin Up
14 Chief Keef feat. Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss - I Don't Like (Remix)
15 TNGHT - Goooo (forthcoming Warp X LuckyMe)
16 GOOD Music - Mercy x Furnace
17 Hudson Mo - Chimes
18 Sasha Go Hard - I'm Hotta
19 Zebra Katz x Boyfriend - Winter Titty
20 Decibel - GAP
21 TNGHT - Bounce Hitum
22 Waka Flocka Flame - Rooster in my Rari (TNGHT official remix)
23 TNGHT - Higher Ground (forthcoming Warp X LuckyMe)
24 Stabber - Torsion Force
25 S-Type - Billboard (forthcoming LuckyMe)
26 TNGHT - Go Get Busy (forthcoming Warp X LuckyMe)
27 Zodiac - Girlgirlgirl
28 John Carpenter - Over the Wall

Download HERE.

The Pussy Riot Russian Doll


Someone should produce and sell these with a portion of donations going towards the legal fees of the band.

Video: Grimes Live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Last night Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for her U.S. TV debut. The Canadian songstress performed "Genesis" from 2012’s Visions, accompanied by two backing dancers, check it out below…..

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Listen: Heems - "Killing Time"


Das Racist are planning to release a follow-up to last year's Relax in early 2013, but for now Himanshu, aka Heems, has a new mixtape on the way.  Wild Water Kingdom is set for release this fall and will feature contributions from the likes of Diplo, Le1f, Harry Fraud, and more; this track from the tape features production from BLKHRTS' Yorissey and samples "Killing Moon" from Echo & The Bunnymen.

Video: Azealia Banks – “Van Vogue”


AzealiaBanks has released the official visuals to her song ‘Van Vogue’ off of the 1991 EP. The video was directed by Rankin who was also responsible for the “Liquorice” clip.  The outcome is another dark and stylish video, showing the singer in various situations not unlike a fashion shoot.

Video: A$AP Rocky – “Purple Kisses” (NSFW)


A$AP Rocky  posted a NSFW video for his new track "Purple Kisses.” Directed by A$AP Rocky and Luke Monaghan, the clip sticks to nude women and smoked out visuals for this one which will appear on A$AP Mob's upcoming debut, Lord$ Never Worry, due out August 28th. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Video: Fang Island - "Sisterly"


Fang Island dropped a brand new video from their recently released LP, Major.  We shared an audio stream of  “Sisterly” back in June before the album even hit the stores but just in case you didn’t hear it back then, or need a refresher before you have you have made up your mind about the band,  you check out the Behn Fannin directed video below….

Video: Japandroids - "The House That Heaven Built"


Canada’s Japandroids have gotten a lot of love for their latest LP, 2012’s Celebration Rock, and for good reason. The record is full of fun, fast, well written summer anthems.  "The House That Heaven Built" was directed by Jim Larson and follows the band as they play shows, party, and goof off, check it below….

Listen: JJ DOOM – “Rhymin Slang”


Well this is strange, I was just talking about this project with a friend about an hour ago and then this pops up! JJ DOOM, a project composed of Jneiro Jarel,  and Hip Hop’s busiest man, DOOM is set to drop an LP entitled "Key To The Kuffs"  on August 21st.  “Rhymin’ Slang” has been up on the internet in several forms. Dave Sitek, of TV On The Radio, remixed it and U.K. emcee DELS even hopped on an alternate version. But now we’re hearing how it will sound on Kuffs. DOOM and Jneiro Jarel combine their sound for pretty good results.