Archive | September 2011

Neon Hitch – “No Hands” (Video)

 

New video from Neon Hitch, and this time she’s covering Waka Flocka’s “No Hands”. She always puts her own unique spin on all of these covers that she’s been doing, and I’m liking her more and more as every one comes out. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that there is at least one ass close-up in every video (there are TWO in this one)!

Yonas – Remixes

Okay, I know this is getting a little ridiculous, but “How To Make It In America” keeps making its way into the front of my mind. As everyone who has watched this amazing show knows, the theme song is Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar,” and this makes the show 100x better than it already is.

This song is not a new one by any means, but Yonas’ remix of “I Need A Dollar” is actually pretty good and I felt obligated to post it with “How To Make It” coming back in less than a week.

 

Also, here is a more recent remix that Yonas has put out. Everyone has heard Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” by now, and this is actually a good remix of it (not as good as Kendrick’s, but good nonetheless).

Bryan Greenberg ft. Kid Cudi – “You Can Run”

Now that Entourage is over (for now), the best show on television is preparing to kick off its second season. How To Make It In America stars Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell, and of course, Kid Cudi. In honor of the upcoming premiere, I have dug up something from a few years ago to show you another side of star Bryan Greenberg. Unbeknownst to me, he has been singing for a few years and even has an album under his belt. One of the songs from the album features Kid Cudi, and it’s the perfect thing to get you in the mood for more How To Make It In America.

Local Natives – NPR Tiny Desk Concert

I’ve posted a lot of rap and R&B in my recent posts, so I thought that this would be a good time for me to take a break and post some great indie music for a change. Local Natives has become one of my favorite bands in the past few months, and their beautiful melodies and perfect harmonies are what makes them stick out from other indie bands in my eyes. The NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts are new to me, and the first one I saw was Foster The People’s performance a few weeks back. They’re intimate, stripped down acoustic sets and in my expert (ha)¬†opinion¬†this is the best way to enjoy music. You may hate hipsters, but I’m sure almost anyone can enjoy this music.

 

Skizzy Mars – “Together”

Skizzy Mars has come out of nowhere this summer and became one of my favorite new artists. With so much new Gambino and Frank Ocean content being released recently I’ve had a bit of information overload, and this song just fell into my lap. He dropped it an hour ago via his Facebook page and it already has close to 2,000 views. Check it out and download it along with his other songs on his Soundcloud.

Frank Ocean – “Swim Good” (Video)

FRANK OCEAN [swim good] from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

When I woke up this morning and found a new video on Frank Ocean’s Tumblr, I had came to the realization that this is Frank’s world and we’re just living in it. Frank Ocean came out of nowhere this year and became my favorite artist hands down. The weird thing about it is that it’s not like he drops something new every week like some artist, but when he does drop something everyone in the blogosphere hears about it. He kind of fell off the map for a little while, but then he comes back with two great videos in consecutive days. All of this makes me speculate that he has a treasure trove of goodies that he’s holding on to and is releasing them all little by little just to keep us interested. It’s working.

Frank Ocean – “Thinking About You” (Video)

I think I’m starting to like music videos again. I was always bitter about the fact that back before I was born MTV was this magical place where you could watch music videos all day and I never got to experience that. As far back as I can remember, most of the videos played on MTV or VH1 were all about “bling” and other pointless things (I’m looking at you ‘Ye and Jay), but recently there have been more theatrical videos like the ones from Kid Cudi and The Decemberists. Frank Ocean just dropped this on his Tumblr (where else?) and it’s pretty good. In case you were wondering, he makes an appearance as the nurse.

 

Frank Ocean – Thinking About You (music video) from High5Collective on Vimeo.