"Swedish rock outfit MANKIND has a few songs floating up on SoundCloud at the moment, and they’re absolutely over-the-top, ballsy, and in-your-goddamned-face! UGH! GOD! BELHDLHDLGHG!
There are some loud, abrasive elements to this band’s music that reminds me quite of bit of progressive punk bands like Refused, but they’ve got some eccentricities of their own as well. Not only that, but some clear influences coming from the world of garage rock and soul, too. Enjoy!”
"Well, it was bound (BOUND) to happen: Some people made a shot-for-shot spoof of Kanye West’s much-discussed "Bound 2" video. And what do you know, those people were Seth Rogen and James Franco, who apparently had a lot of downtime on the set of their forthcoming movie The Interview.
The result is “Bound 3”, featuring Franco playing Kanye and a topless (NSFW!) Rogen as Kim Kardashian. Why yes, I will proofread your thinkpiece about James Franco and Seth Rogen French-kissing and James Franco lip-syncing the n-word for lulz. I charge by the hour.
(When asked for his thoughts, Jeromey Romey Romey Rome declined to comment.)”
What happens when you let a group of graffiti artists loose in an abandoned warehouse? Sofles has the answer. He and three other artists (Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench) wowed the internet with their ability to completely cover the inside of a warehouse with their artwork in the video “LIMITLESS.” The film, shot and edited by Selina Miles with a soundtrack by DJ Butcher, was released on Friday and gained more than half a million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours.
Gorillaz // Crystalised (JThunder Mix/ The xx cover)
“Arcade Fire are not messing around when it comes to being prolific this year. In support of the band’s new LP, Reflektor, the group has already released a video for its title track, as well as a twenty-minute concert special called “Here Comes The Night Time,” on top of a litany of high-profile shows.
Now the Montreal band is unveiling a new video for track “Afterlife,” directed by Emily Kai Bock and produced by The Creators Project. The film’s narrative is dark and compelling, incorporating nightmares, lost lovers, and familial bonds into a somnambulistic seven minutes.
Watch the music video above, and continue reading for a Q&A with director about how difficult it is to make a film about dreams without it becoming cheesy, and how Kai Bock dragged an extremely rare camera through sand while shooting.”
""Whatever I Want (Fuck Who’s Watching)", the final track from the newly leaked Death Grips album Government Plates, is nearly seven minutes long, and never settles, for three consecutive seconds, into comprehensibility. Think about the speed with which your mind seizes on and processes even the tiniest scrap of recorded music—we ID big pop songs from their opening seconds, they are specifically engineered to make sure we can do so. Now think about the harrowing intensity required to throw our relentless pattern-seeking ears off balance for that long. Death Grips are serious about chaos—as a creative strategy, as a way of life, as a healthy tonic to proscribe to whoever they can lure near them—and their best music processes and atomizes this impulse.
“Whatever I Want” is Death Grips operating at their sensory peak, a falling-elevator-shaft collision of recorded sounds that interrupt each other ceaselessly. There are a million ideas here, and every sound—the too-bright synth arpeggio; the brief four-on-the-floor pulse; the new age keys and backwards drums—is the sound of arriving calamity, a heavy object plummeting towards fragile netting.”