Tag Archives: Mayer Hawthorne

Video Bonanza: OK Go <3′s Dogs, Music Stars Align for ‘ITW Pathway’, El Guincho’s Surrealist Short Film, Mayer Hawthorne and Mazda, Ima Robot vs. Spike Jonze vs. the Fireball

Spike Jonze and Edward Sharpe ride a skateboarde out of Helle.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll let these moving ones do speak for me. Dig in to the final Funny Ha Ha catch-up cache:

  1. FEATURED: OK Go’s New Video Goes to the Dogs*
  2. Moby, Questlove, Will Oldham unite for ITW Pathway
  3. Toe-Sucking and Teets in El Guincho’s Surrealist Flick
  4. Mayer Hawthorne Shills for Mazda, Debuts New Classixx MP3
  5. Ima Robot vs. Spike Jonze vs. Pro Skaters vs. the Fireball

* “This latest video goes straight for the heartstrings. We’ll give you a hint: the crew went through four pounds of dog treats each day that they were filming.”

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

Compton Hype HOPE, Hawthorne Joins Nottz, Lotus RMXs Some Soul, Sumsun RMXs McClure

Compton's buzzing on HOPE

Quick blog bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ‘em.

  1. FEATURED: Is Rapper HOPE Compton’s Next Big Hype?*
  2. Mayer Hawthorne Hooks Up with Beat-Maker Nottz
  3. MP3: Soul Chanteuse Remixed by Flying Lotus, Mount Kimbie
  4. Beat-Waver Sumsun Remixes Alpha Pup’s Oscar McClure

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

* In the just-out music video for the new H.O.P.E. track, “Bliss,” our unlikely hero has his lights turned out as a result of insufficient funds. Still, he’s got the skills to pay the bills.

Mayer Hawthorne Hooks Up with Virginia Beat-Maker Nottz, Drops Etched 12-Inch for ‘I Need You’

Watch: Mayer Hawthorne’s New Fosse-Styled Summer-Steeped Video for ‘Easy Lovin’

Mayer Hawthorne, looking for his dancing ladies

by Olivia Forman

When Mayer Hawthorne set out to create one of his signature playful music vids for “Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’,” the final product got Bob Fosse-freaky with one uninterupted shot of the soulster and a posse of swim suit-clad dancers cavorting around in a lush Alta Dena backyard.

Can this video actually lessen the late-July heat a few degrees? And is that mysterious man-in-black actually the artist known as Folerio (as director Henry DeMaio tells us), or is it Stones Throw Records head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf in cheap clothing?

Watch Hawthorne’s new video at Spin to find out for yourself.

News: R Kelly Meets Baths, Hawthorne Covers Johnston, VOICEsVOICEs Video, and more

Baths and R Kelly get their wrassle on.

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ‘em.

  1. FEATURED: R Kelly Croons Over Baths’ ‘Maximalist’*
  2. MP3: Mayer Hawthorne Covers Daniel Johnston
  3. VOICEsVOICEs Share Creepy New Video for ‘Flulyk Visions’
  4. MP3: Beat Music Meets Chillwave on Veux’s ‘Late Key’
  5. MP3 Exclusive: Night Horse Resurrects Thin Lizzy with ‘Rollin’ On’
  6. L.A.’s Answer to Cannibal Ox? Meet K-The-I and Michael Nhat
  7. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* “Hot doesn’t begin to describe what happens here.”

COACHELLA 2010: The Belated Preview

Charlotte Gainsbourg, shot by Andrew Herrold for Spin

So, I sorta spaced on this. On Thursday, LA Weekly released its annual Coachella issue and yours truly was all up in that ish. (Sorry, the long weekend has taken it’s toll on my creative juices.) While I realize the timeliness of this is a bit… untimely, since the focus is on L.A. artists, I’d like to get the word out.

Herein, you’ll find lots of good text on good performers from good writers like Jeff Weiss, Drew Tewksbury, Wendy Gilmartin and Daiana Feuer. I wrote on DJ Lance Rock, Devo, Edward Sharpe, the Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julian Casablancas, and Thom Yorke. Dig it.

News Roundup: Franz vs. Foot, Elvis Perkins, Free Languis LP, Mayer RMXs Snoop, El Guincho

El Guincho rides again.

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

  1. WTF: Did Franz Ferdinand Rip-Off L.A. Band Foot Village?!
  2. Elvis Perkins Plays Surprise Gig in Echo Park, Gallery 2023 Closes
  3. Dream-Poppers Languis Release Free Album, ‘Higher Hell’ [MP3]
  4. Snoop Dogg + Mayer Hawthorne Bromance, Pt. 3: The Remix
  5. Watch: The Amazing El Guincho Plays in Rainforest [MP3]
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

News Roundup: Free Garage Rock, Alpha Pup Goes Chillwave, Snoop Disses Grammys, Mayer = Sad Bastard, West Coast Rules The Rap Roost

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

Snoop and The Grammys, before the beef (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  1. MP3 Exclusive: ‘Take You’ from L.A. Garage-Rockers Cobalt Cranes
  2. MP3 Exclusive: Alpha Pup Enters The Chilwave Game with Sumsun
  3. Snoop Dogg Disses Grammys, Big-Ups the West on New Mixtape
  4. Mayer Hawthorne is a Very, Very Sad Man
  5. West Coast Rappers Dominate XXL’s Freshman Class
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

Durlin Lurt's 'Him Jenson'

  1. ‘Him Jenson’ Releases Wild Muppets Mixtape [MP3s]
  2. Dâm-Funk Making LPs w/ Steve Arrington, Nite Jewel [MP3]
  3. Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes
  4. And The Top Radiohead Benefit Donor Is… Dangerbird?
  5. ASKA of Moonrats Collaborates Flea, Spike Jonze
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

todd and gondry

Mia Doi Todd in her new Gondry-directed video

  1. Abe Vigoda Leaks Demo, Tours With Vampire Weekend
  2. Exclusive: Salvador Santana’s “Don’t Do It”, Plus Michna Remix
  3. Watch: Gondry and Mia Doi Todd Make Human Rubik’s Cube
  4. Watch: Rapper ‘Intuition’ Pays Tribute to Al Bundy
  5. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

Durlin Lurt's 'Him Jenson'

  1. ‘Him Jenson’ Releases Wild Muppets Mixtape [MP3s]
  2. Dâm-Funk Making LPs w/ Steve Arrington, Nite Jewel [MP3]
  3. Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes
  4. And The Top Radiohead Benefit Donor Is… Dangerbird?
  5. ASKA of Moonrats Collaborates Flea, Spike Jonze
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes