How about we start with a little stop motion version of Joy Division
. Imagine how many hours it took to make this:
And then let’s talk about how meh this new Gagz (a.k.a Lady Gaga
) song is. Does anyone wonder why all pop music sounds like Euro dance these days?:
And then to cleanse yourself of the whole experience, watch the FlyLo-directed video for Erykah Badu
’s ‘Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long’ over here
have upped the ante with their latest music video. ‘Howlin’ For You’ is a faux-movie trailer featuring, amongst others, Diff’rent Strokes
star Todd Bridges (and also the toy dinosaur from their video for ‘Next Girl
’). Watch it over at IMDB
Chaz Bundick aka Toro Y Moi
is streaming his new album Underneath the Pine
over at Urban Outfitters
. Whoever isn’t irritated by the term ‘chillwave’ yet is probably in the minority.
Let’s shake it out with Rye Rye
’s version of ‘Party in the USA’ below and/or her free mixtape called RYEot powRR
Speaking of mixes, how’s about this excellently titled A Heart-Breaking Work of Swagger and G-Ness
from a guy called Jams F. Kennedy
(will this current trend of pun artist names
ever stop?). It features songs from a bunch of solid beatmakers like Nosaj Thing, Teebs and of course Kennedy himself:
Looking for some new music? Venezuelan artist Algodon Egipcio
(Spanish for ‘Egyptian Cotton’) makes sun-drenched, reverb-y, laidback indie rock. Go to CMJ
to preview/download the track ‘El Dia Previo’, lifted off his forthcoming album La Lucha Constante
, out March 22 via Lefse Records.
The Nicolas Jaar podcast
over at XLR8R
is really good. Dude is only 21 but already makes solid music awash with emotion and other humanistic endeavors.
There doesn’t appear to be a tracklist for this Jacques Renault
mix, but he is part of Runaway, and Runaway is signed to DFA, and DFA is good.
Another sick producer who shares the same first name as the gent above is Jacques Greene
. He’s 21, signed to LuckyMe, and makes solid house tunes. This is also a mix without a tracklist:
And finally, a live session from when-indie-meets-commercial-success group, Arcade Fire
. Does anyone else think that Win Butler’s ‘ironic jumper’ saves him from looking entirely like a member of the Hitler Youth?: