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[VIDEO] Drake: “Over”

April 13, 2010


Directed by Anthony Mandler

Expect Thank Me Later (Young Money) on June 15.  A lot of the writing for his first proper release took place when Drake was in Jamaica. (via MTV)

M.I.A. Rips On Lady GaGa

April 12, 2010

In her interview with NME magazine, M.I.A knocks on GaGa pretty hard:

“People say we’re similar, that we both mix all these things in the pot and spit them out differently, but she spits it out exactly the same. None of her music’s reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is.”  She added: “She models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna but the music sounds like 20 year-old Ibiza-disco. She’s not progressive, but she’s a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I fucking do! That’s a talent… but she’s the industry’s last stab at making itself important.”

True, but ouch!

British magazine NME shot 10 covers featuring different artists for their latest edition.
Here is the list of artists who feature on the ten covers:
1. Jack White
2. Florence And The Machine
3. LCD Soundsystem
4, Rihanna
5. Kasabian
6. Laura Marling
7. Foals
8. MIA
9. Biffy Clyro
10. Magnetic Man

[VIDEO] Chillwave Documentary

April 11, 2010

This made me laugh very hard..

[NEW RELEASE] Sally Seltmann: Heart That’s Pounding

April 7, 2010

Australian-based Sally Seltmann is an award-winning songwriter and singer who formerly recorded and performed under the name New Buffalo.  Her first full-length under her own name titled, Heart That’s Pounding, was released yesterday on Arts & Crafts.  So you can get an idea of her sound, she has collaborated with a ton of other great artists such as Feist, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Stars, and Bright Eyes.

Standout Tracks:  “Set Me Free” “Book Song”

LINKS:  Artist Website // MySpace //  iTunes //  Amazon

Lil Wayne’s Website from Prison

April 4, 2010

Weezy is “gone ’til November” but we have his new website to keep us busy.
weezythanxyou.com features a countdown to his release and ‘free weezy t-shirts’ for $29.99.
He will be updating weekly with responses to fan mail and questions.

[LIVE] April 1: Japandroids Kick Ass at Bowery Ballroom

April 2, 2010

The two piece band from Vancouver, BC really shows what they’re made of live.  The performance felt like a work-out for them- really pushing themselves to play as hard and as flawlessly as possible.  They are definitely “in shape” as musicians.  The chemistry and energy between Brian King and David Prowse translates to something special on stage.  I fully understand Japandroids- they are awesome!

LISTEN TO:  “Rockers East Vancouver” &  “Crazy/Forever”
from their 2009 debut: Post-Nothing (Unfamiliar/Polyvinyl)

LINKS:  Artist Website //  MySpace //  iTunes // Amazon

Pitchfork Introduces New Hip-Hop Series

March 22, 2010

(via P4K)

Pitchfork’s latest series, titled “Selector”, takes a hip-hop touchstone, the front-stoop freestyle, and pushes it in interesting new directions.

For each installment, we offer a rapper two different beats, and they pick one as the backing track for a freestyle. These beats, produced by indie artists, aren’t the type of thing we often hear rappers use for freestyles. Each episode of “Selector” is filmed on a New York City neighborhood location.

On the premiere episode, Virginia rap heroes Clipse pick between tracks by the Very Best and DOOM.

WATCH