I’m Good, I’m Gone – Lykke Li Live
I wont be at the phone.
If you don’t like The xx, you’re officially uncool. Their understated vocals, simple and delightfully dark songs, catchy melodies and unmistakable style have made them one of the hottest indie acts coming up right now. Personally, I love them, so I’m just gonna continue to be cool and watch their new video which seems to be a very artistic window into 2 perhaps intertwined broken relationships. Very sad.
Life is Short – Consequence
Q-Tip’s cousin Consequence making an entrance, 1nce again. Consequence’s Cons TV album has no official release date, but it’s expected to drop later this summer. One can only expect it to be amazing if he’s dropping freebies like this one. Life is Short is getting the single treatment. I would expect this to be the single of of the new album with this new vid and all, but it ain’t.
This songs rings so true and too many like myself can relate. Life is Short, that’s why I get my drink and smoke on. Live life to the fullest!! Never know when it’s going to be your time, one day your kicking and the next you’re six feet deep, being turned into an insects general tao meal.
The Roots have released a video for their single “Dear God 2.0″ which will be featured on their upcoming album entitled “How I Got Over”. The album should be dropping tomorrow but today we are treated with a hot track and an equally awesome video to hold us over for the next 24 hours. This track is highly emotional and might touch on some topics that people don’t wanna talk about but that’s why someone like Black Thought exists in the first place. Check out the video and pick up the album today!
Dear God 2.0 – The Roots
A promo teaser or something, right? Nope.
This is, no doubt, a powerful visual filled with imagery, symbolism, and meaning more than average viewers will catch, but the bottom line? It’s going to leave a lot of people scratching their heads. It’s a move you probably should have expected from Kanye West – this is not entertainment, it is a statement. Read more about what the director said via MTV:
“There’s a lyric in the song — ‘No one man should have this much power’ — so the video kind of answers its own question,” Brambilla said. “It poses the question: ‘What does power and access look like?’ And then: ‘How delicate is it to preserve that moment of time?’ ”
Brambilla said they wanted to take a contemporary look at the idea of someone being immortal then becoming mortal, and show it in a way that would connect to art history. He used the Sistine Chapel as a reference point, including a Michelangelo fresco that comes to life. West is the central figure of the piece and represents “power.” Brambilla said West has gone through a tumultuous past year, as expressed in the lyrics of “Power,” and is in a moment of transition.
I think it’s pretty dope. Not as cool as the original “Civilization” from Brambilla but pretty damn cool.
The fact that I haven’t heard of Sarah Blasko before makes me question the time I spend foraging hip-hop blogs. Sarah’s video for “No Turning Back”. Has a delicate voice, but this time over pounding drums and paired with dream-like animation. Again, this girl blows me… wait for it… out of the water. This Tuesday August 10th, Sarah Blasko’s haunting new collection of songs, As Day Follows Night (Dramatico Records), hits stores.
No Turning Back – Sarah Blasko
Here are the visuals from of Montreal’s “Coquet Coquette”, from their album False Priest. The video features the band in primitive caveman clothing using spiked clubs, swords, and handmade axes to fight off a boat full of intruders storming a beach. Barbaric, violent, and bloody.
Coquet Coquette – of Montreal
Chris Milk has “milked” state-of-the-art web technology to create an “utter”ly weird multi-window, interactive video experience called “The Wilderness Downtown,” where trees will literally (well, graphically) pop-up right outside your childhood window and birds will fly onto your doodling. The video features Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait,” off their acclaimed album, The Suburbs.
Check it out!
Check out the Broken Bells interactive video. A new trend, fascinating, trippy and the future of music. You can’t really download a copy. It’s a good way to promote and stop piracy.
Broken Bells 3d Interactive Video
As seen by the entire Internet, the August 19th premiere of Cee-Lo Green’s “F**k You” will go down in history as the day the phrase “f**k you” became totally benign and commonplace. But, in another case of loud web hipster chatter not resulting in a proportionate amount of viewers, “Fuck You” did not get to 1/2 million or 1 million mark faster than glossy stuff like Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone,” which had surpassed the Cee-Lo video’s current 2,822,225 million views IN A DAY!
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to predict that Cee-Lo’s “F**k You” is going to be the most remixed song of the year. I’m predicting it. That is not to say that I’m not a genius. I am. Swedish rapper Rebstar pulls off the first remix of Cee-Lo’s jam that I’ve heard (Correto on the fly: It’s the second. I almost forgot about the 50 Cent remix). Rebstar’s mixtape Arrival is slated for a Fall 2010 release.
F**k You – Cee-Lo ft Rebstar
ps I don’t swear because SEO land forbids it.
Wiz Khalifa raps about so much weed that he should have a strain named after him. “Just got a zip of that Wiz Khalifa” has a nice ring to it, right? Here’s his latest video, from the Kush and OJ mixtape. In other news, my Monday morning headache is the worst ever. Left side of my brain might shut down soon. Happy Labour day…..wtf.
In the Cut – Wiz Khalifa