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Friday, February 24, 2012

New Shins video - Simple Song

Yesterday it was announced that The Shins would be the next in a seemingly growing line of indie-centric musical guests on Saturday Night Live, for better or for worse. Assuming the vocal majority of "nothing is good enough for me" internet commentators don't decide to unsympathetically rip them apart because they are who they are, the performance hopes to be solid.

Check out the new video from the band's huge lead-single "Simple Song" below, starring a dead James Mercer and his jerkoff family.

Friday Bears: The 13 minute extended version of "DoYaThing"

At this point, you've probably at least heard of Converse's promoted Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000 single "DoYaThing," but do yourself and everyone you know a huge favor and listen to this monster 13 minute version below. Stop wasting time, listen!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday Bears: New Screaming Females video - It All Means Nothing

New Jersey band Screaming Females premiered their fairly NSFW video for "It All Means Nothing," where the only answer for murder is more murder. So if you aren't into that sort of thing, then just forget about it.

The single is from the band's upcoming Ugly LP, which doesn't have a lot of details out right now. Watch the video below.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


A while back I posted Tyler, The Creator's live rendition of "Orange Juice" with Toronto jazz hip-hop trio BADBADNOTGOOD. And as the group is catching niche fire, they have released a free live EP of tracks, with covers of Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, and James Blake. Trust me, it's worth your time, even if those names may throw you off.

You can listen to the entire EP below, or download it via the group's Bandcamp page.

Wednesday Bears: Stream Daft Punk's Da Chip 2

Sound familiar? Da Chip 2 is the second in a series of Daft Punk 8-bit covers, which was first released three years ago. The second go around features fairly obscure artists, but extremely well-done covers of "Digital Love" and "Make Love." You can stream the entire 13-track tape below.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Ceremony - Adult

Apparently, Ceremony have given up the hardcore punk scene for now. Between their Violence, Violence LP and 2010's Rohnert Park, Zoo sounds like a step into the post-punk world with their singles "Hysteria" and "Adult," which you can listen to below.

Grab the new album Zoo March 6 via Matador Records.

Tuesday Bears: New Odd Future video - Rella

A little bit of hype died with a 'so-so' reaction to Tyler, The Creator's Goblin early last year, despite the emergence of other acts outside of Odd Future beginning to flourish. So with the release of the obscenely fantastic "Rella" video with verses from Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and Tyler, there's something to get excited about again.

Oh, by the way, through Tyler's Formspring (which does exist), the group will apparently be at this year's Lollapalooza. Not a confirmation, but why the hell would he say yes to the question?

Grab the group's upcoming album OF Tape Vol. 2 in the near future, and watch "Rella" below.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Michael Kiwanuka on Mahogany Sessions

Michael Kiwanuka was somewhat of an emerging cult figure (not in that creepy sense) before winning BBC's Sound of 2012 poll last month. The poll is designed to find which artist critics and writers believe will emerge strongest in the year, which since it's inception in 2003, has produced a lengthy list of notable acts. Check out the list here, and watch Kiwanuka's rendition of "I'm Getting Ready" on Mahogany Sessions below.

New Santigold video - Disparate Youth

A few weeks back, Santigold premiered "Big Mouth," a less-than stellar single from her upcoming Master of My Make-Believe. Fortunately, "Disparate Youth," the album's first official single, is more in line with the woman who mad "L.E.S. Artistes." Watch the simple animated video for the song below.

Monday Bears: New Drums video - Days

Last week, The Drums premiered their newest video for "Days" off the group's 2011 album Portamento. The Patrick Roberts' directed video is shot entirely in black and white, in the same aesthetic as the group's Viseomento series. Watch below.