Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Scott & Charlene's Wedding 'Lesbian Wife' Any Port Storm

    Scott & Charlene's Wedding Welcome 'Lesbian Wife' to the Slack-Pop Party

    Scott & Charlene's Wedding is the beauteous slack-pop project of one Craig Dermody, an Australian expat whose relocation to New York City has provided him enough inspiration for an album's worth of odes to his new home. We've previously heard "Two Weeks," "Gammy Leg," from the band's previous album Two Weeks, and "Fakin' NYC" from the July 22 Fire Records release Any Port in a Storm. Now we have "Lesbian Wife," a song written by our hero during Hurricane Sandy. "I was down on the street, I was watching the cars lining up for their gasoline / After the biggest storm we've ever seen," Dermody sings before seeking solace in the memory of a friendly stray dog and the theoretical comfort of the song's titular mate. His slightly tone-warped delivery matches perfectly the gorgeously gnarled guitar-play and breezy drum work. Listen below and set the date.

  • Ghost B.C. Video Interview Nameless Ghoul

    Watch Ghost B.C.'s Nameless Ghoul Give an Incredibly Polite Interview

    So it turns out nameless ghouls are completely reasonable people if you just talk to them. Swedish doom-metal destroyers Ghost B.C. are known for their unknown personnel. Though fronted by the one and only Papa Emeritus II, the rest of the band is made up entirely of "nameless ghouls" — guitar goblins, drum demons, and bass beasts. Anonymous though they may be, these damaged souls are apparently allowed to give interviews, as England's Mike James Rock Show has corned one for the clip above. Speaking to the interviewer at the U.K.'s Download Festival, the ghoul is exceedingly polite and endearingly awkward. He comments on the "fine weather," refers to the group's tour as "very rewarding," and praises the "many different flavors" of the European continent. He also cops to wishing he was Spiderman.Ghost B.C.'s custom dildo and butt-plug set is still available, in case you were wondering.

  • Ringo Starr Birthday Peace Love Video Message

    Ringo Starr Wants You to Share 'Peace and Love' With an Unshareable Video

    Dear "everyone everywhere," former Beatle and full-time octopus-under-the-sea Ringo Starr would like to share his birthday with you. On July 7, the rock legend will turn 73 and as he is wont to do each year, he's requesting that we all take "a moment of peace and love" in order to mark the occasion. Via the Official Ringo Starr Site, the drummer would like this moment to happen at exactly noon in whichever time zone you're already in.Mr. Starr also invites us to "post and share" his own good tidings in video form, except he's given the world a clip that cannot be embedded. A riddle, perhaps? Nay — just a general misunderstanding of how the internet works. It's cool. We'll describe it for you. The thing opens with a red title card and a very catchy name: "RINGO 07.07.13 BIRTHDAY MESSAGE." Then we find the goofball in his garden surrounded by lawn ornaments.

  • Randy Blythe Lamb of God Book Deal Memoir De Capo

    Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Is Writing a Memoir About His Manslaughter Trial

    Lamb of God's Randy Blythe has got a story to tell. Following the tragic death of a Czech fan at a show abroad in 2010, the Virginia-born metal singer was arrested, detained, and tried for manslaughter. Fortunately he was acquitted of all charges and even even shared a tender moment with the deceased's family, who wished him well. But as reported last month, his Prague trial left the man and his band flat broke. Enter publisher De Capo Press. Antiquiet reports that Blythe will pen a memoir for release in the spring of 2014. They quoted a press release in which the already known-to-be eloquent man approached the subject with confidence and sensitivity.

  • Dan Deacon 'USA' Suite Video Adult Swim Short Film

    Dan Deacon and Adult Swim Deliver Bong-Bait in 'USA' Short Film

    Mere days ago, we got to hear Dan Deacon's "Why Am I on This Cloud?," a bite-sized remapping of the lengthy "USA" suite found on his 2012 album America. That newish song arrived as part of the jam-packed Adult Swim Singles Series (see other entries by METZ, Run the Jewels, and Kitty), and now the Cartoon Network offshoot is repaying the favor by sharing a nearly 23-minute short film that includes every last second of the "USA" series. The four tracks include "USA I: Is a Monster," "USA II: The Great American Desert," "USA III: Rail," and "USA IV: Manifest."The video follows those themes to some extent, compiling footage of nature, industry, urban development, space exploration, and a dance troupe wearing anatomically correct nude fat suits.

  • Atoms for Peace Club Amok Dropped Default Video Live

    Atoms for Peace Open Doors to Club Amok With 'Default' and 'Dropped' Videos

    Last month Atoms for Peace blessed Los Angeles with a secret-ish show at Club Amok — the temporary name they'd given the intimate Fais Do Do in honor of their debut album Amok. We were able to experience some of that special warm-up gig thanks to fan footage (in which Thom Yorke aligned himself with Mr. T's stance on jibber-jabber) but now the band have shared their own footage. Above you'll find "Default" — all crawling bass and tribal grooves helped along by a Yorke ad lib about "a queen in a fucking dream." And below is "Dropped," a more hyperactive track featuring lively instrumentation and, from 3:34 on, some of the greatest spazz-dancing this man has ever committed to camera. Flea, for his part, does that thing where he makes his head move like a bouncy ball across the screen of a karaoke program. Atoms have added Nashville a date to their busy touring schedule.

  • Michael Jackson iTunes Remastered Collection Extras

    Michael Jackson Estate Releases Nearly 270 Remastered Tracks and Rarities to iTunes

    A massive cache of Michael Jackson songs has hit iTunes — nearly 270 in total available in two packages. The Indispensable Collection compiles a handful of classic albums, a remix set, and Bad-circa full concert recording.

  • Azealia Banks Pharrell 'ATM Jam' Single

    Azealia Banks and Pharrell Rap About Thongs on 'ATM JAM'

    Azealia Banks debuted her new Pharrell-assisted song "ATM JAM" at Glastonbury over the weekend making the arrival of the studio version of the track an inevitability. And indeed, today, Hot 97 played a clean version of the song on the air, finding Skateboard P speaking the repetitive hook and the Harlem MC trying on a couple of different styles over the jittery groove. Verse one owes a bit to Nicki Minaj with its crisp delivery and occasional foray into English accenting. Verse two is a bit more Missy Elliott — a dextrous and stuttering set of bars that ends far too soon. Looking for lyrical clarifications? Banks has been sharing highlights via Twitter.

  • Janelle Monáe 'Dance Apocalyptic' Video Electric Lady

    Janelle Monae Boogies While the World Burns in 'Dance Apocalyptic' Video

    When last we saw Janelle Monáe, she and Erykah Badu were shattering their space-shackles while smashing stereotypes in the futuristic video for "Q.U.E.E.N.," a song that's since been remixed by the time-traveling purple elf known as Prince. But the new clip for the Archandroid's footloose clapper "Dance Apocalyptic" is set in an alternate version of present-day America — a place where zombies prowl, earthquakes shudder, fires blaze, and locusts swarm while one brave soul known as the Electric Lady does her best to boogie against the end of the world. That woman is Monáe, of course, and The Electric Lady is also the title of her next album, due September 10 via Atlantic/Wondaland/Bad Boy. The video is directed by Wendy Morgan and appears to be an excerpt from a short film by bandmate Chuck Lightning.

  • Nick Cave 20,000 Days on Earth Movie Documentary

    Kylie Minogue to Appear in Half-Fake Nick Cave Documentary

    Nick Cave will be the star of a new semi-fictional documentary dubbed 20,000 Days on Earth. The feature-length film was conceived and directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (the pair behind 2008's "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!" video) and will feature appearances from actor Ray Winstone (The Departed, The Proposition), fellow Aussie star Kylie Minogue, and Cave's Bad Seeds/Grinderman collaborator Warren Ellis, according to The Guardian.The process began while the post-punk legend was conceiving February's Push the Sky Away. "They filmed everything," Cave said. "They had a camera set up in my office when I'm just writing the first lines of things, picking out the first melodies on the piano. That's kind of why I let this go ... because you just don't have cameras on bands doing the actual thing ...

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