Tobacco – “Streaker” (NSFW)

WATCH: Tobacco – “Streaker”

Thanks to Eric Wareheim of “Tim and Eric” fame, the new Tobacco music video is one of the most twisted things I’ve seen in a long time. Disturbing masks, nudity, overwhelming edits, and freakish effects are among the many things that make this video a weird watch. All I can say is people are kinda weird.

Look out for Tobacco’s next album, Ultima II Massage, on May 13th.

Oh, did I mention this video is SUPER FREAKIN’ NSFW!!???! Unless you work at the massage parlor featured in this video, I guess…

tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain”

tUnE-yArDs drop an incredibly fun, creative, and colorful video for the track “Water Fountain,” which is one of many cuts that’ll be featured on the band’s next full-length, Nikki Nack. The album is dropping the first week of May via 4AD.

Herbal T – “That’s It”

Up-and-coming rapper Herbal T comes through with some top-notch verses on this Kinda Neat video for “That’s It.” The dude’s too clever for his own good, hah! The second verse on this thing is especially hilarious.

T strings together a series of lines that revolve around death–especially sudden death. I guess it’s just a little reminder that the end can come at any moment. However, the final verse tries to keep a positive mindset, acknowledging that there are ways to “live on,” and that one person’s positive impact on the world can last past their death. I’d say that’s worth a collective “awwwwwww,” right?

Herbal T’s got a new project out titled Lo-Fi Blow Dry, which you can check out here.

Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

Lana Del Rey drops a new single in promotion of her forthcoming album Ultraviolence.

Dub Thompson – “Dog Races”

Recent Secretly Canadian signees Dub Thompson drop a new track and music video that reminds me of a more lush, psychedelic take on Odelay-era Beck. Really enjoying the band’s approach to groove, vocal delivery, and the slightly lo-fi tone of the recording. Not only that, but the marching theme melody of this track, strangely enough, is incredibly fun. If every track is this good on the band’s forthcoming album, 9 Songs, the only disappointment will be that it’s, well, 9 songs. Enjoy, and look for this album on June 10th!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – “Yumeno Hajima Ring Ring”

J-pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu drops yet another heart-warming song with some incredibly cute visuals attached. While her formula may be obvious, she’s still doing it incredibly well. Check a review for Kyary’s last album here.

Roc Marciano – “Slingers” ft. Knowledge the Pirate

New York’s Roc Marciano attaches some visuals to “Slingers,” which features some guest verses from Knowledge the Pirate. This track comes from the East Coast rapper-producer’s latest album, The Pimpire Strikes Back. Stream it here. Enjoy!

Isaiah Rashad – “Soliloquy”

Stark black & white visuals tagged onto the Isaiah Rashad track “Soliloquy,” which comes from the TDE rapper’s latest project Cilvia Demo. It drops this week. Enjoy!

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Gum Takes Tooth – “The Perfect Surface”

Some strange, rhythmic, idiosyncratic music from Gum Takes Tooth. The video embedded above for the track “The Perfect Surface” was dropped late last year. From what I can see, the song doesn’t turn up on any of the UK-based duo’s previously released material. May this be teasing toward a new album, perhaps? I hope so!

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A$AP Ferg – “Hood Pope”

An odd set of visuals grace A$AP Ferg’s infamous “Hood Pope” single, which dropped last year in promotion of the New York rapper’s commercial debut, Trap Lord.

Ferg’s unmistakable “ohhhh-oh” calls are met with images neighborhood kids, and some of ‘em are horrifically scarred. It sort of depicts the song’s theme of kids running wild in the streets, getting into trouble. They must “need nurturin’,” I guess.

Given the song’s title, of course there’s plenty of religious imagery, but not all of it is tastefully executed. I mean, Ferg ascends into heaven at the very end of the video, and his fat gold chain goes with him. It looks like he’s spitting his lyrics from some kind of holy book as one point as well. It all plays into the idea that Ferg himself is a religious figure. He wishes to lead his disciples away from senseless violence, but simultaneously knowns he’s far from perfect himself.

Check a review for Trap Lord below: