Do you ever fixate on one album and have it pretty much become the soundtrack to a certain part of your life? For me, Cults‘ debut album was played every single day of last summer. The band recently went on tour, and Pitchfork caught up with them on the first night to interview them and record a live performance of “You Know What I Mean.”
The Diplo-produced “Climax” is my favorite Usher song since his Confessions album, and I’ve been shamelessly playing it over and over again for the past few weeks. The song finally received a visual accompaniment today, and it features Usher facing alternate realities in what I’d describe as Groundhog Day meets Source Code.
I’ll be the first person to tell you that I didn’t really start listening to LCD Soundsystem until last summer. That said, I fell in love with their music after reading articles about their last concert at Madison Square Garden. I was devastated when I realized that I would never be able to experience the magic that occurs at their concerts. Then, out of nowhere I catch wind that there is going to be a documentary about the band’s final moments and the dark cloud was instantly lifted. Pitchfork says we’ll be getting details about the release of Shut Up and Play the Hits on April 2nd, but if you’re like me and can’t wait you can whet your appetite with the clip below.
I’ve always liked Grimes’ music but it wasn’t until I watched this video that I decided she’s super duper cool. She’s hanging out at a motocross show and football game and she’s making friends wherever she goes. She has that alternative, quirky appeal that reminds me of Natalie Portman’s character in the movie Garden State.
Apparently this new song from Rita Ora was written by Drake and produced by the dubstep duo Chase & Status. Ms. Ora is joined by fellow Londoner Tinie Tempah on the track, which is pretty damn good. This is sure to be a hit in the U.K. and probably pretty popular in the U.S. as well.
We’ve all seen R. Kelly trapped in the closet; now we get to see André 3000 trapped in a fridge. A little while back Gorillaz, 3 Stacks, and James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) got together to do a track for Converse called “DoYaThing” and now we have the official visuals. The video is animated beautifully and has a few subtle references to past songs and videos sprinkled in here and there. Check out the video and see if you can spot what I’m talking about.