A hip-hop song created from samples found within the K Records catalog? An indie rock fantasy come true.
How about this: an entire album featuring songs featuring samples found within the K Records catalog? Yes, an entire album. The video above is for the song “Jump Kick The Legs”, featuring a hip-hop scene within the pacific Northwest that you might not have heard from before: Olympia, Washington. Oly has been a mecca for punk and indie rock for decades and now they’re giving hip-hop a try. The song was produced by Smoke M2D6 and features rappers such as Xperience, Zikki, Jesus Chris, Candidt, Nicatine, Hashtronaut, Swamp Tiger, Miz, Ang P, Heretic, Shellz Sck, and Luvva J. Get to know them a bit and get involved with what they’re about. The All Your Friend’s Friends compilation album will be out on November 11th and I’ll have a review of it very soon.
It’s a pop song but it’s a crafty pop song at that, and there’s an animated video for it. You can’t go wrong with that. Originally I thought this was a song by two people: Feed Me and Kill The Noise, but they are one act. One name. Or maybe they are one act with two people. Yeah, I think that’s it. Don’t hesitate to sing along to this.
Carmada are a dapper duo out of Australia who were recently signed to the power of OWSLA, which came about after the success of their single “Maybe”. A video has been made for it, and an EP called Realise is being prepared for release. Smuggle it.
Yes, it’s brand new music from Marilyn Manson and this song is called “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge”. You can say it’s a song that is needed during a time when there are musical droughts out there.
No, this video is not the proper one for the song, it’s what is being called a “viral video”. In other words, you see Manson in the video but it’s just wallpaper, nothing more. It’s for you to get into the song and feel its vibe. If you want to download the MP3 of the song for yourself, head to MarilynManson.com.
If a mean metal crunch is what you need to give you a boost today, check out “Headhunter”, the brand new clip from The Crown. It is from the Swedish band’s latest effort, Death Is Not Dead (Century Media), which will be released in January to commemorate the band’s 25th year.
A week ago, the Databits channel on YouTube decided to find out what would happen if one was to create a record from a standard 12 inch laserdisc. It worked. This time around, he opens up an RCA Selectavision CED, a precursor to the laserdisc, to find out if one is able to make a record from it, even though the CED’s have a set of its own grooves (or “groove” if you want to get technical). Find out what happens.
You may also want to check out the Databits channel for other items he turns into records, along with other projects involving old and new technologies.
The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere is the new album by Pink Avalanche and you can bet they have a lot to share with fans who enjoy their music. They’ve turned “In Empty Spaces” into a video and this one is going to open up your abdomens and leave it open in order for it to heal. Can you feel it? Can you?
The Chicago band will be hitting the road next month, so catch them if they are of interest to you:
November 14… Chicago, IL (Subterranean) *
November 15… Grand Rapids, MI (Founder’s Brewery) *
November 16… Columbus, OH (Double Happiness) *
November 17… Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop) *
November 18… Philadelphia, PA (The Boot and Saddle) *
November 19… Washington, DC (DC9) *
November 20… Allston, MA (Great Scott) *
November 21… Pawtucket, RI (The Met) *
November 22… Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Night Bazaar) */@
* = w/ Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost
@ = w/ Obits
The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere will be released on November 18th through Past/Futures.
Virginia Wing’s new album will be out on November 4th, called Measures Of Joy and today, you’ll be able to see and hear one of their measures for your own measure. This South London combo have nothing to fear, thus the reason they wanted to create a video for “Marnie” so here it is, a nice mixture of rock and psychedelic touches. Far out? It may be.
The legacy of Napolean XIV continues almost 50 years after the release of his biggest song when Butcher Babies have done a brutal metal version of “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!”. Personally, the song doesn’t get to its core until 66 percent into the song, when they speed things up and recite the best lyrics in the song, when Jerry Samuels (b/k/a Napolean XIV) spoke about the “trees and flowers and chirping birds”. That’s the part of the song where you could hear the moment he was being taken away, and the job here is modernized with sick results. The song is from their latest EP Uncovered (Century Media), which also features an incredible cover of S.O.D.’s “Pussywhipped”.