Yes yes yes yes. A video that includes 3-D avatars having acrobatic sex. A song that includes the words “gotta get my brains outside of my face.” An interview that hinges upon terms like “vintage internet,” “sea punk” and “ayahuasca,” plus includes the following choice quote: “If you think you’ve seen the dark side of the internet, you haven’t seen shit until you’re on the porn message board circuit trying to figure out how to make 3-D figures fuck.” Loyal readers know Aural Standards has been backing Wallpaper since the VERY BEGINNING, so we’re pumped to have this up on the SPIN homepage right now. #tehinternetz
This is NOT the video in question, but also involves creative use of upchuck:
Posted in interviews, SPIN
Tagged 3-D, avatar sex, ayahuasca, barf, Epic Records, GIFs, hurl, lyrics, music videos, Oakland, puke, sea punk, skateboards, skeletons, tehinternetz, upchuck, vomit, wallpaper.
My dear friend and colleague Colin Stutz, a.k.a. Jean Dont, has a damn good East Side punk-rock band called The Franks, which is celebrating the pending release of its second EP, Duh (the first was called Un), on Sunday at the Echo. Le Face also plays, and Part Time Punks presents. Go there.
Here’s the flyer. Vids after the jump.
Posted in event previews, news, rando
Tagged badass, Colin Stutz, DIY, East Side, independent music, music videos, Part Time Punks, punk-rock, The Echo, The Franks
No words for this.
I had no words for this, but a second video tip-off from the Pedestrian, a.k.a. the good evangelist J.B. Best (check out the first two tracks on the Lala player, screen right), revealed a second gem in addition to the incredible new E-40 video. Eerily similar in its visual theme is the just-released clip from spoken word heavyweight Gil-Scott Heron. Two of the hip-hop’s biggest DNA-providers crossing paths in the night.
Posted in news
Tagged anticon., awe, Bay Area, E-40, Gil-Scott Heron, holy shit, hyphy, music videos, Pedestrian, spoken word, The Server, underground rap
More news from moi on West Coast Sound. Ramping up the sensationalism for kicks (and hits).
Admirers of the male figure (beardy Americana variety) take note: indie alt-country band Or, The Whale has just released a video for “Rusty Gold,” and it features a fella fitting that description wearing nothing more than the scruff on his chin.
Read on to watch the video and download the song.
Posted in LA Weekly, news
Tagged Asura, Christmas, Dam-Funk, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Fool's Gold, Foreign Born, Hanukkah, Human Ear Music, Los Angeles, Manimal Vinyl, MP3s, music news, music videos, Nite Jewel, Stones Throw, The Polyamorous Affair, Universal Music, We Are The World, XLR8R
Ben Barnes is a rising directorial talent who calls L.A. home. His work thus far has been limited to a select few music vids and promos, but he hasn’t dropped a dud yet. Click over to LA Weekly‘s West Coast Sound blog to read what Barnes had to say about his work with Anticon band WHY?.
Here’s a promo clip he made for Busdriver:
Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).
- Ariel Pink Signs To 4AD, Readies Euro Tour
- Watch ‘Saxx Laws,’ Bizarro Kenny G Take on Beck Classic
- MP3 Exclusive: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s New Holiday Song
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)
*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.
Posted in LA Weekly, news
Tagged 4AD, Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti, Beck, computer funk, freak-folk, holiday music, Kenny G, Los Angeles, Midnight Vultures, MP3 exclusive, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, music news, music videos, saxophone, Seattle, Sexx Laws, signings