Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Friday! Christopher Walken Calls Xbox Live

Happy Friday everyone! I’m super excited because by day’s end I’ll be off to bigger and better things for the next couple weeks as I take a much needed vacation to go see friends up North. On that note let’s keep things fun and light hearted this morning with a Happy Friday post.

Picture the scene: Christopher Walken gets home after a day on set, he’s an every-man type of guy so he likes to kick back and relax while on his couch playing some Xbox One, but he can't because like the folks at Sony he's been "hacked". So like so many other gamers before him, Walken makes the dreaded call to Xbox Support.

Written and Dictated by Dai Ling Ping.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Go Buy This: “Dr. Dreidels”

I usually try and drop a gift suggestion or two during the holiday season that fits thematically with the blog, today I can provide my first recommendation in the form of a Hanukkah gift for all your Jewish hip hop friends out there. Hannah Rothstein, a Bay Area artist, recently combined her love for Hip-Hop, Hanukkah and puns by designing dreidels with Dr. Dre’s likeness on them. Each side of the dreidel features a different image of Dre that was laser-etched onto the wooden canvas. The packaging also features a mirror image of Dre’s Beats logo to signify a “d” for dreidel and also acts as a good reminder how much of a whore the good Dr. has become in recent years. 

Head over to the official website for more information on the Dr. Dreidels.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Video: Panda Bear - "Boys Latin"

Animal Collective’s Panda Bear is set to release his fifth studio LP, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper on January 13th. The record leaked about a month back and it’s pretty great. “Boys Latin,” is the first video and it's a vibrant animated journey directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch. The video premiered on Adult Swim over the weekend and has some thematic nods to some of the network's more popular animated series'. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: /ˈjedˌīak/ - "Video Codes" (Ludacris vs. FKA Twigs)

Happy Sunday! I’m spending the morning nursing a hangover; it’s the holiday season so things have been a bit slower here at camp Onomatopoeia while I’m out being festive in real life. Hopefully I’ll get some posts up this week before I go on vacation to the Great White North starting things off with a new exclusive live remix I threw together of 2014 favorite FKA Twigs and Ludacris. Stream, share and download “Video Codes” from the player below..

/ˈjedˌīak/ - Video Codes (Ludacris vs. FKA Twigs)
Ludacris ft. Nate Dogg - "Area Codes vs. FKA Twigs - “Video Girl
Recorded December 2014 in LIC, NY
100.00 BPM Key Am
Design by Jediak

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Video: Giraffage – “Tell Me”

Directed by Adam Avilla, Giraffage's chopped up electro pop jam "Tell Me" is one of the strangest videos I’ve seen in a very long while. A suitably tweaked music video, featuring a canine cast like you've never seen before. Donuts, emotions, childbirth... the circle of life really! If you like what you hear you can grab Giraffage's Fool's Gold EP No Reason now.

Video: Death Grips – “Inanimate Sensation”

Death Grips officially called it quits earlier in the year with the promise of new music before year’s end and it would seem we are seeing signs of the projects imminent release as 2014’s end fast approaches.  Taken from Jenny Death, the second half of their upcoming double album the powers that b, “Inanimate Sensation” sounds a little bigger and bolder than a lot of the material on the already shared Niggas On The Moon disc. The visuals for “Inanimate Sensation” is as with all things Death Grips, unique. Taking place on a fallen jumbotron that has crashed through the floor of a basketball court, the video flicks between distorted computer graphics and MC Ride. Word on the street is that the LP will drop on December 27th which is precisely why I don't release my favorite albums of the year list until the year is officially over.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy Friday: Every James Hetfield "Yea" Ever

An oldy but goldy.

Listen: Jam City – “Crisis” & “Unhappy”

Jam City is set to return with his sophomore LP in the New Year and producer recently shared two tracks, “Crisis” and “Unhappy.” The tunes are quite a departure from the Jack's last LP which was super crisp minimalist techno, this time around there is a much warmer feel, living in a space somewhere between his existing work and chillwave music.

Listen: Jean Deux - "Right Now"

Chicago continues it’s renaissance as the dominant breeding ground for current hip hop music as the latest offering from Jean Deaux and Tim Suby is bound to get some attention.  “Right Now” pairs the talented singer/emcee with some adventurous production that’s built on jumbled vocal stabs; a style that’s definitely been gaining traction over the last 3, 4 years and one I continue to enjoy.

Video: Vessel – “Red Sex”

Tri Angle recording artist Vessel teamed up with director Harry Wright for the visuals to “Red Sex.” The video is pretty odd, showcasing two naked men in a police cell getting freaky with some random every day household appliances and machinery. Wright was influenced by the aesthetic of the “home movie” and seedy, amateur porn films.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Video: Liars - "Mask Makers" (Extended Version)

The Liars manage to squeeze out yet another video before years end, this time it’s for Mess album opener “Mask Maker.” Directors of Photography Zen Sekizawa & Ernesto Lomeli keep things relatively simple with the tight shot of band member Aaron Hemphil but still retain the beauty and uneasiness of both the new extended version of the song and the existing universe of videos that have been shared from the Mess album thus far.

As an added bonus the band have made the extended version of the track available for free download for a limited amount of time, grab yours here and enjoy the video below…

Listen: Turned Out A Punk Episode #4 - Meredith Graves

Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham recently started a podcast series called Turned Out A Punk, in the podcast he interviews people about their backgrounds in punk rock. On this week’s episode he chats with Perfect Pussy leader Meredith Graves where they discuss a multitude of social subjects including the singer's formative years, the misogyny, sexism, homophobia and racism that exists in the music scene today. It’s not all super serious though as the two also delve into some music geek type stuff and lighthearted fashion talk in the hour and a half chat. So grab a comfy chair and something to drink, kickback and enjoy the show.

Listen: Purity Ring – “Push Pull”

It’s been a while since we heard anything new from Purity Ring so it was a pleasant and unexpected surprise when “Push Pull” was shared yesterday. I don't have much information on this one; presumably it’s out first taste of the follow-up to Shrines? Whatever the case the soothing visuals were provided by  Renata Raksha and the tune sticks to the successful tried and true formula the duo established on their debut. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Video: Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)”

Run The Jewels teams up again with Timothy Saccenti  to continue their onslaught on the music biz with yet another new video to share with their fans. “Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)” is a  little more straight forward than the scripted visuals for “Blockbuster Night Part 1,” dropping a clear narrative for some slightly trippy drug induced footage of the two emcee’s rapping.

Am I the only one who is starting to think this whole Run The Jewels praise from everyone is as late as late can be? Remember when the U.S. finally fell in love with Daft Punk a good 15 plus years after everyone else did? Both these emcee’s have been releasing quality music for years yet it would seem that only now the mass public is on board, great for them but it’s all a bit strange when I see Killer Mike on CNN talking Fergeson more than I see him on TV spitting rhymes. Again both Jaime and Mike deserve the praise and have interesting things to say, I just hope these people are around once the public has moved on to their next obsession, or perhaps I’m the type of guy who would prefer if they just left now?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Listen: mis-bit – “Amphipolis”

After "Përmallim", "Amphipolis" is the second installment of the Saudade sessions from upcommer mis-bit. More quality down-tempo electronic experimentation from the Greek with a clear aesthetic influence from his current home in Albania.

"If only the caryatids of ancient tombs could sing, they would undoubtedly attempt a drowsy siren call, partly menacing, warning of their presence and partly alluring, eager to be discovered."

Download/Listen: The Neighbourhood - “#000000 & #FFFFFF Mixtape"

The Neighbourhood finally dropped their long promised mixtape this weekend.  The rock group took inspiration from hip hop’s mixtape culture and have given the “album” away for free. #000000 & #FFFFFF features appearances by Danny Brown, Casey Veggies, Raury, Dej Loaf, and more. Stream from below, and download the entire project at DatPiff.

Video: Mr. Oizo – “HAM”

Anytime Eric Wareheim is behind a new video it’s worth sharing, the fact that this time it’s in conjunction with electronic mainstay Mr. Oizo makes it even better. “HAM” goes the absurd route depicting what Eric calls “The Future Of America,” it’s comically grotesque and stars John C. Reilly going after, wait for it, a Flat Eric doll. AWESOME!

If you like what you hear you can grab the recently released, The Church LP directly from Ninja Tune.

HAM from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

Listen: Bine – “Afraid of Everything”

Bine dropped a new tune that further refines his still free, Things Will be Better From Now On LP. “Afraid of Everything” is probably a little more energetic in it’s approach then previous work but the producer clearly has something to say when it comes to this more “glistened” sound that’s just as relevant.

Listen: These Arms Are Snakes - "Energy Drink And The Long Walk Home"

These Arms Are Snakes are no more but we are still getting some music from the outfit including b-sides, alternate takes and a new song by the name of “Energy Drink And The Long Walk Home.” The song officially appears on a split 7” with the Coathangers that came out on Friday but if you didn’t catch it you can give it a spin below…

On a related note Brian Cook recently opened up about a possible Botch reunion, Brian has always said no way but recently revealed that his band mates told him to stop saying that.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Video: Run The Jewels video - “Blockbuster Night Part 1”

Trevor Kane directs the latest Run The Jewels video, “Blockbuster Night Part 1.” The clip see’s the rappers half-assing it as EMT’s on the streets of Atlanta, spending their time getting up to no good. Black Lips' Cole Alexander also makes an appearance as a patient.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Listen: Faith No More – “Motherfucker”

Leave it to Faith No More to return with their first new music since 1998 and go with a name like “Motherfucker” for their lead single. Bassist Bill Gould will be producing the record himself which will be recorded in the band's Oakland rehearsal space and released on their own imprint, Reclamation Records.

Motherfucker” is a song about accountability so the band’s approach of handling the record internally hits the nail on the head, as does the soaring chorus of motherfucker being repeated in a radiant manner by lead singer Mike Patton.

"Motherfucker" will be released as a seven-inch single on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 28. The record, limited to 5,000 copies, will feature a B-side remix of the track courtesy of  J.G. Thirlwell

Monday, November 17, 2014

Listen: Heems – “New York”

Former Das Racist emcee Heems shared a track titled “New York” today. The tune was produced by Heems, Patrick Wimberly and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and is a “leftover” from his forthcoming LP, working title, Eat Pray Thug. The LP is scheduled to drop sometimes early next year and reportedly features Dev Hynes and Hudson Mohawke amongst others.

Listen/Download: Mis-bit - "Përmallim"

Mis-bit just dropped the first movement from his forthcoming four-part ep titled Saudade. "Përmallim", which means longing or yearning in Albanian, hits all the sweet spots with it’s manipulated vocal samples and atmospheric, minimal, dark, twisted take on electronic music.  Mis-Bit is definitely one to watch out for in 2015 and beyond so why not get yourself acquainted today before the bandwagon gets crowded. 

Video: Arca – “Xen”

Arca and Jesse Kanda continue their creative partnership with another new video, this time for the stellar title track from Arca’s Xen LP.  Much like the visuals we have seen so far, “Xen” keeps things dark, distorted, atmospheric and odd in the best way possible.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: /ˈjedˌīak/ - "NYC Lollipop" (Lil’ Wayne vs. Daytrip)

Happy Friday y’all, I hope everyone is staying warm where ever you are because it’s getting cold here in NYC as the holiday season approaches. I figured let’s heat things up with a remix/mashup I did back in September pairing together Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop” with Daytrip’s “Flight 43 (NYC)” for something I call “NYC Lollipop.” Give it a spin below and if you like what you hear feel free to download a copy and share with others.

/ˈjedˌīak/ - NYC Lollipop (Lil Wayne vs. Daytrip)
Lil Wayne - "Lollipop" vs. Daytrip - "Flight 43 (NYC)"
Recorded September 2014 in LIC, NY
148.04 BPM Key Dm
Design by Jediak

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Listen: Father John Misty - "Bored in the USA"

Last week Josh Tillman shared a new tune from his forthcoming Father John Misty LP, I Love You, Honeybear by the name of “Bored in the USA.” The tune continues down the already fine path laid out in Fear Fun, lyrically focusing on sex, drugs and alcohol.

Listen: TĀLĀ – “Alchemy EP”

TALA’s second EP, Alchemy, is finally available to stream in full, with three of the four tracks having already made their way onto the internet prior there is still something new for everyone as “Unfinished Business’ makes its official debut with the release. The tune is an upbeat stimulating blend of distorted vocals and drum & bass-tinged production that further shows off the singer/producers skill set.

Video: Clark – "Winter Linn”

Clark's latest self-titled LP is a real monster that hits all the right spots. With each listen it brings some new realized nuance that I hadn't picked up on previously, making it a treasure trove of micro-surprises for all those like-minded headphone jocks out there.  Director Christopher Hewitt takes on video duties for “Winter Linn” which in my opinion successfully acts an interpretation of Clark's vision for his new album - "music like sculpture." 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Listen: Hail Mary Mallon - "Bestiary" Full LP Stream

Happy Friday fuckers! Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic are Hail Mary Mallon and they got a new album coming out next week by the name of Bestiary. You can get a jump on its official release and enjoy a full stream of it today before November 10th via Rhymesayers Entertainment.  As an added bonus there is a slick  music video for lead single “Kiln”directed by Galen Mckamy.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Video: Arca – “Now You Know”

Arca has been keeping pretty active as of late and with the release of his new LP, Xen on November 4th, it only makes sense to be out their promoting the material with appearances, remixes and videos. “Now You Know” is the latest song from the forthcoming LP to get the video treatment and it stays true to the Venezuelan’s aesthetic matching the producer’s creepy alien like sounds to a T. Jesse Kandra once again handles the animation on this one, choosing to find inspiration from fireworks.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Video: The Afghan Whigs - "Lost In The Woods"

Following the Western-themed revenge drama of "Algiers" and the kinetic "Matamoros" videos, comes the dream like "Lost in the Woods," the latest visual from The Afghan WhigsDo to the Beast, once again directed by Phil Harder.

Listen: TĀLĀ - "Everybody’s Free"

London-based pop artist/producer TĀLĀ has shared another new song from her arsenal; this one is called “Everybody’s Free,” a song made famous by Quindon Tarver, and it continues down the path of spiritual euphoria with it’s clever use of Arabic influenced samples and ghostly vocals which have come to define the artist. The track will appear on the forthcoming Alchemy EP due out  in the near future.

Listen: The History of Big Black From Bulldozer To Atomizer

FKA Twigs - "Video Girl"

I’ve made it no secret how much I love FKA TwigsLP1, in reality I love all of the artist’s work and LP1, much like her first two EP’s, will absolutely make my year end list, actually LP1 will top the list. “Video Girl” is just one of the many highlights from the record and now it has a Kahlil Joseph directed video to boot.

There is a whole lot going on in the clip, which is a variation of the track as it appears on record. A man is being executed as Twigs acts as a fly on the wall of sorts in a world that juxtaposes the clean and sterile with the dark and gritty, something Twigs and her co-producer for the tune, Paul Epworth, do in their music extremely well. Keep an eye out for Travi$ Scott who makes a cameo. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Chargeboard

A student designer has built a skateboard that harnesses the kinetic energy from the motion of the wheels to store power and charge your device. It's called the Chargeboard, and its creator, Bjorn van den Hout, who designed the board as a school project for the Willem de Kooning Academy of art and design in the Netherlands explains, "The two dynamos in the in the rear axles generate 6V each, this electricity is then converted back to a 5V current and gets stored in to a powerbox. So when you'll plug your iPhone in the dock your phone gets charged and in the meanwhile you can listen to some of your favourite tracks."

That last part calls to the Chargeboard's third function, an iPhone boom box. Van den Hout has added an extra component to the underside of the board, between the two axles, a dock speaker. When you dock your iPhone you can play music through the speakers.

According to the specifications, one hour of skating will generate enough energy to charge your phone, and the built-in battery can store enough power to charge your phone eight times over.

Although it's a graduation project, van den Hout would like to take his Chargeboard further. "Chargeboard is now still a prototype in development," he wrote. "If there is a brand, product developer or anyone else interested in Chargeboard it can hopefully be further developed."

Of course no self-respecting skater would be caught dead riding a long board as they tend to be viewed as a tool that allows people who can't skate to sort of hop on the skateboarding culture but in theory this should be able to work on any type of deck with some modifications. 

Contribute to the Kickstarter campaign HERE and start getting that playlist ready!

Thanks to Matt for the tip.

New Hanksy Work - "Eazy-E Bola"

Posted with the caption "Straight Outta Congo,"(bad geography Hanksy)  a play on the NWA hit "Straight Outta Compton," Hanksy’s latest work is topical; in fact it’s THE topic of the moment as newspaper headlines throughout NY had one thing to say this morning, Ebola has hit NYC.  The artwork depicts the late rapper, in the form of a strain of the Ebola virus, holding two guns next to a bottle of prescription pills. Hanksy calls the piece "Eazy-E Bola."

The art was pasted on the corner of Division and Canal Streets in Chinatown.

"Don't get me wrong, Ebola is like hella serious omg," the artist told ANIMAL. "But American media just loves to sensationalize things." 

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: /ˈjedˌīak/ - "Drowning Bird" (Eminem vs. BANKS) & "Falling Horse" Katy Perry vs. BANKS)

Happy Friday! I figured why not share some more exclusives as we end the work week and approach the freedom of the weekend. I got two new remix/mashups to gift you, both featuring music from BANKS

First up is “Drowning Bird” which pairs up Eminem’s “Mocking Bird” with one of Jillian’s bigger hits, “Drowning.”  The Soundcloud police said no can do in regards to uploading and sharing of this bad boy but our standby Mixcloud has absolutely no issues with the untouched BANKS intro and let me proceed. For those who grabbed our latest edition of the Onomatopoeia Playlist Series earlier in the week you already got the tune ahead of everyone else as part of that package so good on you.

/ˈjedˌīak/ - Drowning Bird (Eminem vs. Banks)
Eminem - "Mockingbird vs. Banks - “Drowning”
Recorded October 2014 in LIC, NY
84.58 BPM Key Bm
Design by Jediak

Next up is “Falling Horse” which finds inspiration via Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J, and “Fall Over” from BANKS.  Pretty happy with how they both turned out, let me know what you think and be sure to download and share via the players, playa’s!

/ˈjedˌīak/ - Falling Horse(Katy Perry vs. Banks)
Katy Perry - "Dark Horse vs. Banks - “Fall Over”
Recorded October 2014 in LIC, NY
132.00 BPM Key D#m
Design by Jediak

Download: Run the Jewels - "RTJ2" (Full LP)

I had a pretty strong feeling Run The Jewels would share their album ahead of schedule and low and behold late last night EL-P and Killer Mike did just that! RTJ2 was to see an October 27th release date via Mass Appeal, but in this day and age why wait, if that shit’s good to go I say let it go, apparently El felt the same way.

As previously reported RTJ2 features collaborations with  Zack de la RochaTravis Barker, Boots, and DianeCoffee on the record which you can download in full HERE.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Exclusive: Onomatopoeia Playlist Series: Vol.5 - "/həˈbiləmənt/"

It’s been about four months since I last shared a new playlist, it was June,  hot,  and New Yorker’s were out in full force doing their seasonal impression of someone who has always loved hiking and mountain biking before opting to move to a city that's totally inappropriate for either.  But hey, we all like to live out a fantasy from time to time and what better represents that then Halloween? So in celebration of all things make believe here is volume 5 in the series, “ /həˈbiləmənt/". The festive mix includes over three and a half hours of music from the past, present and future, spanning a wide range of genera’s alongside a healthy dose of remixes, mashups and exclusives that should help move some asses come the 31st.  

I will not be posting any of the track information here or in the metadata normally attached to the mp3 files. If you would like a copy of the full track list you can contact us via email and we will gladly send it your way. 

Onomatopoeia Playlist Vol. 5 -  /həˈbiləmənt/
61 Tracks, 3 hours 36 minutes
Art: Jediak

Monday, October 20, 2014

Chvrches – “Get Away”

Zane Lowe and the BBC have teamed up for a project that frankly is kind of weird. Lowe will be “rescoring” Drive by curating artists for new music to go with the film on a BBC Three airing this October 30th at 10 p.m. The project features new music from artist such as BANKS, SBTRKT, The Neighbourhood and Chvrches amongst others. 

Get Away” is the the first new music we have heard from Chvrches in quite some time given the rapid fire nature of how music is distributed and shared now days on the internet. It’s not my favorite song from the band, I find it less appealing than pretty much every track on The Bones Of What You Believe but it’s a good sign that the group is working on new material. Give the song a spin from below..

Banksy Takes On The Girl With The Pearl Earring

More Banksy work to share today, it would seem that the famous graffiti artist has been pretty active as of late with no less than four new pieces making their street debut in the last month. Perhaps it's in lieu of the upcoming documentary on HBO?

There was also a false arrest report floating around the web this morning with a mug shot of some cat who not only didn't look anything like Banksy but wasn’t even the right age, it would seem the public’s thirst to learn the true identity of the artist never wanes.

Moving on to the news at hand Banksy takes on Johannes Vermeer’s legendary "Girl with a Pearl Earring," The artist goes for what he does best and utilizes the existing environment, check out some before and after shots from the site.

On a side note if you haven't watched the documentary "Tim’s Vermeer" make sure you do so, it’s one of my top films from 2013 and anyone I have recommended it to thus far has been equally impressed.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Video: LUH. – “Unites”

WU LYF only lasted for one album but it was a killer one, so while I was bummed when they broke up a two years ago I was happy to see some of the band continue on as Los Porcos.  Odd man out Ellery James Roberts put his focus on solo efforts and a now new group that teams him up with Ebony Hoorn. “Unites” is our first taste of a project called LUH. (Lost Under Heaven) and includes additional beat sequencing and arrangement by Kult Country’s Yousif Al-Karaghoul, check out the video below…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Video: Youth Code - "Consuming Guilt"

Grant Singer directs the new video from LA industrial duo Youth Code and it’s a graphic one at that.

"We wanted to use this video as an opportunity to show the public the inhumane practices of animal testing," Singer said in a press release.

To accomplish that, they've cleverly recreated some of the more well-known acts one would associate with testing on animals and flipped the script.

"Consuming Guilt" is off the pair's A Place to Stand EP, out now on Dais.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Listen: Run The Jewels ft. Zach De La Rocha – “Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck”

Run The Jewels’ second free album RTJ2 is set for release on October 28th, till now El and Mike have shared two tracks, “BlockbusterNight Part 1” and “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry,” which have both been pretty great  but I’d be lying if I didn't mention my worry when I saw the guest list for the forthcoming LP. It’s not that I don’t like the names that were shared, I do, I‘m just not a big fan of guests on hip hop records, especially when the artist or artists in question already do a bang up job on their own.

“Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck,” features former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha, not just providing the vocals for the repeating hook, but also gifting us with a couple of versus. I can breathe easier as it’s still clear who’s running the show and gives me hope going forward that RJT2 is going to be just a solid as its predecessor. 

Onomatopoeia Exclusive Download: /ˈjedˌīak/ - Milquetoast Intolerance (Nas vs. Helmet) & Driver’s Helmet (El-P vs. Helmet)

Happy Columbus Day y’all! I’m at the office but I know there are a bunch of you out there who probably got the day off, this one is for the worker bee’s who are stuck behind the desk today and my buddy Stel.

/ˈjedˌīak/ - Milquetoast Intolerance (Nas vs. Helmet)
Nas - "Hate Me Now" vs. Helmet - “Milquetoast
Recorded October 2014 in LIC, NY
90.42 BPM Key F#m
Design by Jediak

/ˈjedˌīak/ - Driver’s Helmet (El-P vs. Helmet)
El-P - "Drive" vs. Helmet – “Wilma’s Rainbow"
Recorded October 2014 in LIC, NY
109.09 BPM Key Am
Design: Jediak

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Video: The Blood Brothers Live @ Warsaw, Brooklyn October 5 2014 (Full Set)

The Blood Brothers reunited this year, and made their way to NYC over last weekend where they first played Central Park's Modern Sky Fest on Saturday and then headlined a show at Warsaw on Sunday. The crowed was definitely hyped and full of fans as the venue erupted when the Seattle band took the stage. From that point it didn’t let up with continuous, dancing, stage diving and crowd surfing from all in attendance. This was my sixth time seeing the band, the last being in 2006 or so and they sounded awesome, even more impressive since this was only their fourth show together since 2007. Looking in the crowed you could spot Blood Orange's Dev Hynes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, who plays with Jordan Blilie and Cody Votolato of The Blood Brothers in Head Wound City, all enjoying the set list made up of songs from the majority of their LP’s.

Set List: Guitarmy,  Trash Flavored Trash,  Fucking's Greatest Hits,  Laser Life,  Ambulance vs. Ambulance,  Burn Piano Island  Burn,  Mutiny on the Ark of the Blood Brothers,  Crimes, Beautiful Horses,  Peacock Skeleton With Crooked Feathers,  Camouflage Camouflage, Teen Heat, We Ride Skeletal Lightning,  Vital Beach,  1 2 3 4 Guitars,  Love Rhymes With Hideous Car Wreck,  Cecilia and the Silhouette Saloon.

Encore: Set Fire to the Face on Fire, Feed Me to the Forest,  Jennifer, Birth Skin/Death Leather,  The Shame.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Video: Son Lux - "Easy"

Easy” is one of many highlights from Son Lux’s 2013 album Lanterns, I believe it appears on either our first or second edition of the Onomatopoeia Playlist Series so you know I’m a fan. Director David Terry Fine’s video keeps things moody and dark for the tasteful sorta NSFW video.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Video: Caribou - "Our Love"

Caribou's new LP, Our Love is officially out today; I have to believe most fans heard the record when it leaked back in July which makes this post a bit awkward right? But the truth of the matter is the record is great, arguably Daniel’s best work to date, and now we can share something that should be fresh for everyone eyes and ears as a video for the title track has made its way onto the internet today in conjunction with the release. Directed by Ryan Staake of Pomp & Clout, the narrative is a look at the seeming limitless of youth with the reality of death in later years.

Listen: TV On The Radio - "Careful You"

TV On The Radio have shared another new tune from their forthcoming LP, Seeds. “Careful You” made its way onto the web this morning with an accompanying lyric video for our enjoyment.  No surprises here, more quality work from the Brooklyn crew so if you are a fan of the band’s sound this should please you, if you aren't maybe today's the day you become one. Seeds is out via Harvest Records on November 18th.