Daniel Avery assembles a diverse album of well-crafted tech house tracks that’s solid from start to finish.
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:
A video for the latest single from Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson. This cut comes from her latest record, Demand The Impossible. With the aged recording and faux futurism going on in the music and visuals here, there’s no doubt that Jenny Wilson’s got an active imagination. Strong electronic beats pulsate against robotic vocals and eerie lead melodies on this thing, and it takes a while setting the stage with some patient piano chords. Definitely some epic ambitions flowing through this thing.
Check another video and single from Demand The Impossible below:
Chicago hip hop eccentric Mick Jenkins has a new single and video out titled “Roots,” which showcases the MC’s spacey flow and clever bars. While he may be too subtle and downplayed to have a legit hit, this guy will surely blow up with those who like their hip hop verses to have a story, message, concept. Enjoy!
Singer-songwriter Julia Holter releases some visuals for one of the odder tracks on her latest album, Loud City Song, which is out now on Domino Records. It’s a tense, emotive piece of dream pop that’s now accompanied by some eerie cinematography. Enjoy! Also, catch a review for Loud City Song below:
Open Mike Eagle looking snazzy in this session video over at Kinda Neat. With school picture day as a thematic backdrop, Mike drops some pretty clever, hilarious lines that are delivered this a flow that grows more passionate as the song progresses. I’ve gotta say his singing is shaping up a bit, too. Enjoy!
New York’s Flatbush Zombies have a new video out for the track “Death,” which is one of the many grimy, eerie cuts from the trio’s new mixtape, BetterOffDEAD. The visuals here depict the Zombies roaming through some kind of farm area. The ending hints toward some kind of zombie apocalypse going on, but the guys seem readily equipped with chainsaws and bats.
Check a review for BetterOffDEAD below:
With hip hop’s often me-centric standpoint, SOL brings something you don’t catch on a lotta tracks these days: Sympathy for your fellow man. SOL doesn’t get too wrapped up in his own problems on this track. Actually, some of the bars here elude to him doing well for himself financially, but that doesn’t alleviate the pain he feels when he sees others in pain. Props to the people at Kinda Neat for the video!