Electronic music producer Jon Hopkins drops some visuals for the song “Collider,” which is one of the many great tracks from his latest full-length, Immunity, which you can catch a review for below.
The story here seems to follow one girl reliving a nightmarish night at the club that involves some epileptic fits–I’m assuming they’re drug-related–and one of the most aggressive make out sessions I’ve seen in a while. The last third actually becomes slightly uncomfortable to watch as our female protagonist struggles against the grip of some fellow clubgoer who looks like he’s trying to help her–uh, I think.
New Jersey MC GDP and Philly electronic music producer Space Jesus have joined forces under the name #$ (Hash Money). The Smokers Cough signees already have new single and video out under their new handle, titled “Right Now.” Check out the bassy EDM-rap goodness above!
Singer-songwriter Joan Wasser (aka: Joan as Police Woman) has a new album coming out next year, The Classic, the follow-up to her wonderful 2011 LP The Deep Field. She has just released a video for the title track depicting Wasser and some friends performing the song on the sidewalk. It looks like everyone is having a joyous time, and the video has an old-timey vibe to it, appropriate given the old school pop feel of the song. (It even features Reggie Watts!)
Look for The Classic on March 10.
Icelandic electronic musician and contemporary classical music composer Jóhann Jóhannsson broke into the mainstream consciousness earlier this year with his breathtaking score for the acclaimed Hollywood film Prisoners. Now, he’s set to take his astounding score for last year’s Bill Morrison-directed documentary The Miners’ Hymns on the road for a handful of screenings, which you can find information about on his website. Jóhannsson will be constructing the music live with a number of brass ensembles, and judging from the above rehearsal video, it’s going to be fucking epic. Check it!
New York hip hop duo The Underachievers are at work on their debut studio album, set to be released sometime next year via Brainfeeder. In the meantime, check out this stylish, Wrung-produced set of visuals, shot in Paris, for Indigoism cut “Leopard Shepherd.”
And a gentle reminder that Indigoism was a pretty sweet tape:
“Black Captain” is arguably the best song on Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s (aka Will Oldham) quietly great 2011 LP, Wolfroy Goes to Town, and now he has performed a live version with some new lyrics in its final third dedicated to Peter Wilcox, the captain of the Greenpeace ship that was seized in Russia. Oldham plays the song with finesse, which sounds lovely next to the babbling water.
View it above, and go revisit Wolfroy Goes to Town via Drag City. It’s still pretty!
Check out MGMT’s new video for the song “Alien Days;” it’s a delightful, farm-set romp! Our main characters, a young rural couple, appear to be in a constant state of elation – frolicking, swimming, spinning in gyroscopes, experiencing childbirth…Erm, actually, that last one proves to be not so much fun. But there’s also a couple of dancing aliens, so overall, the video’s a joy. Check it out above!
You can also watch the review of MGMT’s latest self-titled LP here:
Top Dawg MC Isaiah Rashad takes us to his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee in this new black and white music video for latest single “Ronnie Drake.” In case you missed the song when it dropped a few weeks back, it showcases a smoother, more nuanced flow from Rashad, who’s even joined by fellow Top Dawg songstress SZA on the hook. With the hardhitting “Shot You Down” and this, again, incredibly smooth new track, Rashad is proving himself to be quite a versatile and exciting up-and-comer. Watch the video above and enjoy!
“Ronnie Drake” will presumably be featured on Rashad’s debut mixtape, Cilvia, due out in late December.
NYC rap group Ratking has dropped a dazzling new video and single, “100.” It looks as though since the release of last year’s Wiki93 EP, the outfit has matured and refined its glitchy modern take on old-school New York hip hop to the point that “100″ is not only their best song to date, but arguably one of the most enjoyable hip hop tracks to drop all year. Watch the accompanying psychedelic music video above and enjoy!
Queens of the Stone Age drop one of the more unsettling music videos of this year, featuring loads of stuffed animals, a toothed piano, and a vampire woman that’s gonna be haunting your nightmares for the next several weeks. Props to directors Kii Arens and Jason Trucco.
Catch a review for the band’s new album …Like Clockwork below: