A new music video from Kendrick Lamar with toys with some comedic and dramatic ideas involving partying, death, violence. There’s even a call for the death of Molly at the end of the video. The themes are nice, but it’s really the visuals on this video that impress: a somber funeral where attendees are dressed in white, rolling hills behind a beautiful and grassy field, and a funeral procession that looks more like an all-out party.
This track comes from Lamar’s latest full-length, Good Kid m.A.A.d City, which you can catch a review for below:
Some fast, jagged, angular, wild, spastic, and some what zany post-hardcore from the guys in Let’s Talk Daggers. The trio just dropped a new full-length in March titled Fantastic Contraption. I’m gonna give the full-length a listen as soon as I make heads or tails of this video!
Baltimore band Dope Body drops a new music video for a track off their latest EP, which you can check a review for below. The video here features footage of the band being mimicked very loosely by a group of girls and one feisty, young kid as the frontman. Enjoy!
Some twisted visuals coming through on the new Queens of the Stone Age video for “I Appear Missing,” which is a newly released track that’s set to be released on the band’s next album, …Like Clockwork. Enjoy!
Janelle Monáe drops some stellar visuals for her funky, strange, and eccentric new single, “Q.U.E.E.N.,” which has me absolutely psyched to hear her new full-length when it drops. Enjoy!
Kurt Vile drops some visuals for the track “Never Run Away,” which comes off the singer-songwriter’s latest full-length, Wakin On A Pretty Day. Check a review for the album below:
The self-titled debut album from English duo Letherette is a colorful trip through a dusty, sample-driven take on house music and instrumental hip hop. “D&T” is a prime representation of the album’s house roots, placing groove-laden drums under infectiously sliced vocal snippets and similarly chopped synthesizer bits. The aesthetic is one of its most appealing aspects, favoring an endearingly analog quality rather than venturing into overproduced sheen. When the song eventually peaks with a soaring guitar solo, its melding of the past and present comes fully into fruition, and with it is one of Letherette’s greatest strengths: the ability to inject the appeal of old-school sounds into a fresh and modern take on house and beat music.
Look for Letherette via esteemed electronic label Ninja Tune Records.
Savages drop some visuals and a new track from their forthcoming debut album, Silence Yourself. The message behind that title comes through via some spoken word right at the start of this track, which, when the instrumentation kicks in, turns into a fast and driving piece of post-punk with reverbed guitars and crashing drums. The band’s lead singer even finds herself pulling off some dance moves eerily similar to that of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis.
Look for Silence Yourself, on May 7th via Matador Records, and enjoy!
The Flaming Lips drop an incredibly twisted and surreal video for the Heady Fwends track “Ashes In the Air,” which features some vocal contributions from Justin Vernon, a.k.a. Bon Iver.
Check a review for The Flaming Lips’ Heady Fwends compilation below, and look out for the band’s next record, The Terror, in the middle of April.