Sky Ferreira‘s “You’re Not The One” was one of the sharpest pop tracks of 2013, thanks to the acerbic lyrics and crisp guitars. But Austrian producer Cid Rim has pared away the pop-rock bite on this official remix, turning the song into a jittery bit of electronica. Sky’s vocals are pitched up and cut up for the chorus here, and the verses get a brittle, handclap-assisted beat underneath them. It’s a wholesale makeover, making for an intriguing listen.
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The video for “Turn Down For What,” DJ Snake trappy collab with crunk king Lil Jon, takes things to a whole new level of WTFness not quite seen before. In it, some dude’s invincible crotch causes him to crash through the roof of an apartment building and into some woman’s house. She freaks the eff out and throws a plant at his man junk and tries to beat it with a baseball bat, only to have her own booty star popping uncontrollably after it takes on the same Herculean powers.
These two then fall through the floor into the next apartment, and more chaos ensues. There’s rabid television humping, some mom’s massive, bouncing boobs and a trashy party to end all parties. But you know what? That original guy’s d*** keeps gyrating, even after everyone else is passed out. Solid. More »
Another of Coldplay‘s songs from their iTunes Fest SXSW set has hit the Web, after the full concert streamed last night (March 11). In addition to playing “Midnight,” “Magic” and “Always In My Head” live for the first time, here we have their debut of Ghost Stories track “Another’s Arms.”
As with the rest of the new material we’ve heard, the mid-tempo piece is restrained and utilizes repetitive guitar lines and eccentric (for Coldplay, at least) electronic flourishes (this time, those theremin-like space signals). But the track builds into what is the heftiest offering from the album yet, though it still never fully hits their usual anthemic rush.
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BANKS premiered her video for new single “Brain” today (March 12), which also served as the debut for the V Magazine cover girl‘s new bangs. Anyway, the Shlohmo-produced song is perhaps her strongest offering yet, and for the visual, director Barnaby Roper paired it with stark black-and-white images of the singer in a variety of sultry poses. By the time BANKS beautifully wails through that stirring second half of the song, flashes of pink are thrown into the mix.
We can’t wait to see what she’s got in store on her debut album later this year. Watch the video up top. More »
Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator is in Austin for SXSW, and right after that he’ll head on a US tour, with a few dates each month running from now until June. He’ll start right down the road in Dallas, then work his way through the South, followed by a string of dates out west before hitting up Boston, New York, D.C. and wrapping up in Philly on June 11.
If you’ve never been to an OFWGKTA concert, you should really try to make it out to one of these. Just make sure you wear your moshing clothes, because they’re wild punk shows.
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Coldplay kicked off iTunes Fest SXSW last night (March 11), taking a break from rocking stadiums for an 11-song set at Austin’s Moody Theater. The performance included the live debuts of four songs from the forthcoming Ghost Stories (out May 19), including “Midnight” and “Magic.” And while the whole concert was live-streamed, the only video that has survived this morning is album opener “Always In My Head.”
As with the two prior cuts, this is a subdued one. Unlike those, the straightforward ballad doesn’t delve into atmospheric electronics; instead it’s built around a couple alternating notes on the guitar and a swaying beat. Overall, a pretty innocuous choice for the first track on the LP.
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