Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Video: Chance The Rapper – “Everybody’s Something”

Chance The Rapper’s “Everybody’s Something” gets the video treatment courtesy director Austin Vesely. The DJ O-Zone produced tune see’s Chance rapping through a series of maps, neighborhoods and historical events projected on the young man’s  silhouette in this ever so slightly altered version of the Acid Rap original. 

Listen: The Weeknd – “Love In The Sky”

Abel Tesfaye latest offering to the public under his Weeknd moniker is a tune called “Love In The Sky.” The song marks the third track we have now heard from the forthcoming Kiss land LP, which is due out September 10th, and is a rather straightforward affair compared to June’s offering of “Belongto the World.” 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Listen: TV On The Radio - "Mercy"

TV On The Radio returns with  new cut that makes its debute on  band member Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism label. “Mercy” is a fast tempo song high on energy and probably the most straight froward rock i've heard the band produce in quite some time. 

At the moment the Brooklyn band don't plan to release an LP in the traditional sense, opting to instead just release singles until they are ready to change it up, let's hope there is more to come in the very near future.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Listen: HAIM - "The Wire"

The sisters HAIM shared some of their trademark pop goodness today in the form of a new track called “The Wire.” Harmonizing, melodies, stomping beats, tag team vocal tradeoffs and all the other great elements you look for in a HAIM song are here along with some new surprises too(strings). Give it a listen below….

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Video: Volcano Choir - "Byegone"

Volcano Choir, the side project featuring Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Wisconsin post-rock act Collections of Colonies of Bees, have shared the music video for "Byegone.The clip was directed by Michinori Saigo and features what appears to be some instillation art that utilizes a tree. In a funny way it’s kind of like watching tree porn or something. Repave is out September 3rd via Jagjaguwar

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Video: Fiona Apple – “Hot Knife”

Fiona Apple returns to the scene today with a new music video from her 2012 LP, The Idler Wheel.  "Hot Knife" was directed by Hollywood heavyweight Paul Thomas Anderson who once dated Apple and has worked on a healthy chunk of her earlier clips. Fiona co-produced the video with Anderson  which also features Fiona's sister, Maude Maggart, who sings on the track.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Listen/Download: ”Childish Gambino – “Centipede”

It’s been a minute since we heard anything new from Childish Gambino and having recently announced that he would be cutting back on acting to focus on music we get a taste of what’s to come with “Centipede.” It’s a pretty long track clocking in at six minutes but Gambino most certainly makes good use of the time production wise as the track changes in tone several times in its course. Listen to/download below…

Video: Washed Out – “Don't Give Up”

Last month we shared a stream of Washed Out’s “Don’t Give Up” which is set to appear on upcoming LP Paracosm, due out August 13th on Sub Pop. Today we can post the Kate Moroos video that features some beautiful close up's of animals that were filmed at the ZSL London Zoo

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Video: “The Revenge of the Beasts”

You know those sports commercial’s that shoot everything so it’s in slow motion and all epic looking once edited? Well “The Revenge of the Beasts” is a five-minute skate film that is composed entirely of such breathtaking moments. Using hypnotic slow-motion footage, Sebastian Linda has created a film that he says tries to bring back the fantasy of skateboarding. Using high-end cameras and unconventional methods of shooting, like eliminating tripods and dollies in favor of a skateboard, a car and natural body movement, the results are top notch and complemented perfectly by Woodkid’s score.

In the making of video below Sebastian shares the though process and vision behind the film as well as some anecdotes about the colored powder and long brutal days of trying to get a trick captured on film under perfect lighting conditions.

Video: Austra – “Painful Like”

Austra’s “Painful Like” gets the video treatment from a cat who goes by the name of Exploding Motor Car. Classic B-movie thriller action in the one, think Mad Max on rollerblades with some puppet work thrown in for good measure.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Video: Hot Sugar - Leverage (feat. KOOL AD + Fat Tony + Lakutis + Nasty Nigel)

We have shared a couple video’s from Nick Koening’s Hot Sugar project over the last year and those hungry for more tunes should be happy to hear that the New York beat maker has been hard at work on some new material for us all to sink our teeth into in the very near future, but for the time being here is a video for “Leverage” featuring Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Lakutis and Nasty Nigel from the excellent and still free MiDi Murder EP that was directed by Jay Sprogell.

Listen: Forest Swords - “The Weight of Gold"

Last month we shared the first taste of Forest Swords upcoming debut LP on Tri Angle records via “Thor’s Stone.” Today we got a second sampling from the recording alias of the Merseyside, U.K. native who birth name is Matthew Barnes by the name of “Weight of Gold.” If you like what you have heard so far you can pick up the record which is entitled Engravings when it is released next month on Aug. 26 HERE.

Video: Inara George - "No one Knows" (QOTSA Cover)

I usually find this type of releases gimmicky by nature, take a popular rock song and essentially turn it into some easy listening experience where fans of the original can wink and nod at each other in some sort of irony based approval; but uncovered project seems to be a little more sincere in its execution and even features some Onomatopoeia favorites. Producer Olivier Libaux’s (Nouvelle Vague) concept behind the record is to take choice tracks from across Queens Of the Stone Age‘s discography and turn them into female vocal-driven bossanova renditions. Take a look at the video for "No One Knows", as sang by Inara George to get a taste as well as an album preview and if you like what you hear you can order the limited edition lP which features Alela Diane, Rosmary Standley, Katherine Whalen, Youn Sun Nah and many more HERE.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Video: Earl Sweatshirt – “Hive” feat. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies

Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt is gearing up to release his new album, Doris, next month on the 20th and in anticipation he dropped the second video from the highly anticipated record via the Vince Staples and Casey Veggies featuring “Hive.” Earl usually goes one of two ways with his rhymes and videos, dark or humorous, "Hive" goes the dark route in the Hiro Murai directed clip…

Video: Run The Jewels – “36” Chain”

El-P and Killer Mike have shared the first video from their excellent Run The Jewels project in the form of "36" Chain." The video was directed by Timothy Saccenti, who’s worked with El in the past, and see’s the duo kicking down doors in their quest to find and rescue a kidnapped Mr. Killums. Keep your eyes peeled for cameos from Andrew W.K., ex-Das Racist members, Amber Tamblyn and more.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Video: The Weeknd - "Belong To The World"

The Weeknd has shared another new tune and video from his forthcoming LP Kiss Land, this one is called “Belong To The World” and samples Portishead’s “Machine Gun.” The sci-fi inspired visuals come courtesy of Anthony Mandler who has done some equally cinematic work for Lana Del Rey.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Video: Think Talk – “Banksy Interview”

In the latest episode of Adult Swim’s Think Talk Banksy talks about a wide range of topics including the importance of breakfast, boy bands, graffiti and KAWS. I’m not quite sure how serious he’s being about everything in the three-minute interview but it seems to be in good fun and any footage of the legendary Brit is always exciting. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Video: Kanye West - "Black Skinhead"

Kanye West drops his first video from his recently released Yeezus LP in the form of "Black Skinhead." The clip features an animated Kanye doing his thing as well as the barking Doberman’s that opened his SNL performance of the same song.

Video: KAWS redesigns MTV's Moonman

Kaws recently shared some footage of his redesigned MTV Moonman for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards which will be held in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center come August 25h.  This is the first time the silver spaceman has been altered in its 30 years but doesn't mark a permanent change as there is no plan to make the face-lift the standard for the next 30 years.

"That's what I liked about the project; I wouldn¹t want to redesign it for history, I like the idea that at this moment, this first time in Brooklyn, the Moonman's going to change," he said. "I like the fact that, 40 or 60 artists will win this piece, and the majority won't know anything about my work. [And] I'm sure you'll have artists that are mad; they have their perfect chrome line of Moonmen and I've somehow ruined that symmetry ... I love that idea."

Check out the short video below for more details…

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: Perestroika - "S.D.M. EP"

Wednesday means day three of our July 4th Perestroika extravaganza and we got a double whammy for you in the form of some Action Bronson goodness with our Sex Drugs and Money E.P. Tomorrow is BBQ day here in the U.S. and it only seemed right to include the former chef on a day we love to eat and party  so give em’ a spin below, download them, and make sure they are blasting outdoors as you man the grill. 

Perestroika - “Sex Drugs & Money EP
Bronson’ Money” 3:04
Action Bronson - "Consensual Rape ” Vs. Money Mark - "Sixth Sense Invitation
Perestroika is Jediak & Chambaland 
Recorded June 29, 2013 in LIC, NY 
81.40 BPM Key Am 
Design by Jediak

Perestroika - “Sex Drugs & Money EP
Get Off The Sugar” 2:25
Action Bronson - "Get Off My P.P.” Vs. The Free Association - "Sugar Man"
Perestroika is Jediak & Chambaland
Recorded June 29, 2013 in LIC, NY
92.01 BPM Key Am
Design by Jediak

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Video: The Art Of Punk - Episode 3: Dead Kennedys

From the chaotic, surreal, madness, of collage mixed with political folly that blazed their LP's and gig flyers; to the razor edge ultra-simplistic DK symbol that is still lovingly displayed on shirts across the world today, the latest episode of The Art Of Punk focuses on San Francisco punk band legends, the Dead Kennedys. In the fourteen minute video Jello Biafra discusses his own warped inspiration for the many sleeves and often controversial posters created in the early days of the band. We also meet pop surrealist artist Tim Biskup who chimes in about how the DK's affected and twisted his own young mind.  And finally we meet up with master collage artist, and designer of the DK's symbol, Winston Smith in his North Beach art studio, where he talks about how he was drawn into the early Bay Area punk scene - and his long and creative artist relationship with the Dead Kennedy's and Jello Biafra

Listen/Download: The Underachievers – “The Proclamation”

Brainfeeder rapper’s The Underachievers return with some new material to follow up the first class Indigoism mixtape from earlier this year. The two Flatbush rappers composed of AK and Issa Dash are apparently dropping an EP produced by Lex Luger in August and today we get a taste of it via the Rolling Stones sampled “The Proclamation” which lucky for us has been made available by the duo to download for free.

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: Perestroika - "Domino Prime"

Day two of our Perestroika invasion on this holiday week here in the U.S. and we got something a lot more poppy for you to enjoy. Chambaland and I actually finished this one up last September but never got around to sharing it, our loss is your gain. Tomorrow you’ll be getting some Action Bronson goodness so make sure to check back and let us know what you think of these.

Perestroika - “Domino Prime” 4:32
Jessie J - "Domino" Vs. Stan Bush - "The Touch"
Perestroika is Jediak & Chambaland
Recorded September 2, 2012 in LIC, NY
126.98 BPM Key Am
Art by Jediak

Monday, July 1, 2013

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: Perestroika - "Reach For The Coffee"

It’s been a moment since Chambaland and I released any new mashups under code-name Perestroika so we recently got together at one of our secret bases and decided to put our heads together to come up with some new combinations for y’all. Since its Uncle Sam’s birthday here in the U.S. we figured why not share them throughout the week in celebration of July 4th this Thursday.

But wait! 

You thought we forgot about Canada Day didn't you? Don't be silly, we would never forget our friends to the north today as they too celebrate so we decided to lead things off with “Reach For The Coffee” combining rhymsmith Aesop Rock with the recently resurfaced Boards of CANADA. Give it a spin below, download it, share it with friends and family and don't be afraid to let us know what you think.

Perestroika - “Reach For The Coffee” 3:37
Aesop Rock - "Coffee" Vs. Boards Of Canada - "Reach For The Dead"
Perestroika is Jediak & Chambaland
Recorded June 28, 2012 in LIC, NY
136.01 BPM Key D#m
Design by Jediak