Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Bonnie Prince Billy Fragrance Sanae Intoxicants perfume unisex

    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Releases Fragrance That Surprisingly Doesn't Smell Like Beard

    Not to be outdone by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and his whiskey-scented guitar, nor by Nicki Minaj and her busty fembot of a perfume bottle, solo folkster and best candidate for Civil War stand-in Bonnie "Prince" Billy has launched his own highfalutin fragrance. "Bonnie Billy" is a unisex scent selling for $220 per 5 milliliter bottle via Sanae Intoxicants. And if you're insane or intoxicated, you can purchase a teensy .5 mL sample of the stuff for $22.The Sanae website, where the limited-edition "Bonnie Billy" bottle can be purchased, describes Will Oldham's new product thusly: "Underneath the bouquet of the mukhallat, on a warm, Egyptian jasmine, tobacco night, rocks the ancient, romantic rhythm of the Assam oud. Relish in this mystical, swirling dance.

  • Angel Haze Galaxy Samsung Shill Stream

    Angel Haze Shills for Samsung With Spacy New Song 'Galaxy'

    Which came first: the chicken, or the egg that's named after the posh nest that the chicken's just chillin' in? Like the age-old query that inspired it, that question may never be answered, but it may not matter all that much. SPIN's recent Breaking Out star Angel Haze is offering up new song "Galaxy" as a free download via Samsung's Facebook page in honor of their "Next Big Thing" partnership and, of course, the Apple competitor's latest mobile phone, the Galaxy S3. But there are two reasons why this integrated marketing tactic shouldn't ruffle too many feathers. First of all, "Galaxy" is another top-notch Haze track that doesn't once reference phones, tech or (tempting as the extended metaphor might be) receiving signals.

  • Gangnam Style Grimes Dan Deacon Mashup Wish Book Vol 1

    Dan Deacon Gives Grimes the 'Gangnam Style' Treatment on Mashup Mixtape

    On his new Wish Book Volume 1 mixtape, Baltimore pop usurper Dan Deacon proves that you don't have to be a biomedical engineer to do what Girl Talk does. In his own frenetic, maximalist way, the always ambitious artist manages to mash up nearly 50 artists across five tracks and 37 minutes (exactly). Smartly, he kicks things off with "Gangrimes Style," a combination of Grimes' "Genesis" and PSY's "Gangnam Style" that also manages to incorporate Beach House, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Oneohtrix Point Never, and tUnE-yArDs, among numerous others. Deacon initially shared the set via Twitter:Here is a new album of my first ever dj style release. Wish Book Volume 1. Hope you enjoy it! soundcloud.com/dan-deacon/set…— DAN DEACON (@ebaynetflix) December 3, 2012On the SoundCloud site for the mix, he listed all of the artists sampled: "Hope you enjoy.

  • Green Day Tre Stream Album Uno Dos

    Green Day Stream Warm and Fuzzy 'Tre' in Full

    Finally, the third piece of the puzzle: Green Day's ¡Tré! is streaming in full via iHeartRadio, despite frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's, well, touchy relationship with the online streaming and broadcasting company. It was at their Las Vegas showcase, of course, that the punk-pop king went all enfant terrible on his guitar, smashing it while delineating the differences between his band and Justin Bieber. This album, officially out December 11, completes the Bay Area band's LP trilogy, preceded, naturally, by ¡Uno! and ¡Dos! (although a ¡Quatro! documentary happened too). While ¡Tré!

  • A$AP Rocky Kendrick Lamar Drake 2 Chainz Fuckin Problems Video

    A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and 2 Chainz Dish in 'Fuckin' Problems' Video

    Back in October, we shared a heater of a club-destined collab: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and 2 Chainz trading lines about their shared love for "bad bitches" and, um, love-making, which is as it turns out are their titular "Fuckin' Problems." At last, there's a video for the bawdy song, which presumably hails from A$AP's frequently postponed major label debut, LONGLIVEA$AP, now set for a January 15 release. Of course, it's not like these four fellas haven't been busy. Rocky appears on the new Big Boi track, "Lines." Kendrick was the subject of a substantial SPIN feature. 2 Chainz starred in that surreal "Birthday Song" video. And Drake got all mopey with the Weeknd for "The Zone." Still, each appears in the relatively spare new clip, sporting fancy duds (although Drake kinda looks like a lost member of PM Dawn) and hanging out with fancy women.

  • Atoms for Peace Amok Thom Yorke Flea cover track list

    Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace to Release 'Amok' LP in February

    Back in September, Thom Yorke at last revealed that his Atoms for Peace band, originally formed to take his 2006 solo album The Eraser on the road, would indeed deliver a long-player of its own. In the time since, we've heard the blippy single "Default," the punishing "What the Eyeballs Did," a handful of untitled teasers, and the promise from Yorke himself that his other band would deliver actual "songs." Track lists, album names, and release dates have been floated, but now we have official confirmation of what's to come: Atoms for Peace's debut LP, Amok, is due stateside February 26 via XL Recordings.Don't believe us?

  • Chromatics Johnny Jewel Mixtape Black White

    Chromatics' Johnny Jewel Shares Autumnal 'Black & White' Synth Mix

    Nothing says "welcome to the fall" like a fat stack of awesomely gooped, synthsizer-swole, mellow dance jams assembled by a bona fide expert thereof. At least, that's what Chromatics and Glass Candy main brain Johnny Jewel appears to be going for with his new free-to-download 45-minute set, Black & White: A Mix for Autumn. Indeed, if chillwave is the sound of summer (well, circa 2009), then these cooler feeling songs are the next logical step as the year progresses toward winter. Better still, they span an impressive range of time, with tracks from Kraftwerk, Nico, and film composer Bill Conti blending kindly with works from Blonde Redhead, Xeno & Oaklander, and '90s 4AD act His Name Is Alive. As Jewel explained on the SoundCloud page for the mix, "It's the end of Autumn, & all of the Reds, Greens, & Yellows have disintegrated into Black & White.

  • Jarvis Cocker Scott Walker Interview BBC Radio

    Hear Jarvis Cocker Grill Scott Walker on Bawdy Lyrics and Long Songs

    In anticipation of the Tuesday release of his 14th studio album, Bish Bosch, reclusive pop experimentalist Scott Walker sat down with Jarvis Cocker for a very well-mannered chat about music-making.

  • Dave Grohl Sound City Sundance Documentary

    Dave Grohl Is Bringing 'Sound City' to Sundance Film Festival

    Anticipation for Dave Grohl's directorial debut, Sound City, has been building since February when he released the frenetic, high-octane trailer for his documentary on the legendary Los Angeles recording studio of the same name. The most enthusiastic responses have come from Grohl himself, of course, who hand-wrote the film's announcement and recently launched a SiriusXM radio show celebrating Sound City's illustrious history.Finally, after dropping two more trailers with no details on the movie's forthcoming release, Grohl has given the thing a premiere date — er, range. Sound City will make its debut at the 2013 installment of the Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 17 through 27 in Park City, Utah.

  • Ryan Adams 'Shining Through the Dark' 'This Is 40' Soundtrack

    Ryan Adams Strums Twangy 'This Is 40' Contribution: 'Shining Through the Dark'

    Ryan Adams isn't afraid to get weird with the occasional Deadmau5 collab, Lemonheads production gig, or foray into metal, but as interesting as his sidelines can be, the man's best mode is as alt-country crooner. Thankfully, he'll be reprising that role on the soundtrack to Knocked Up spinoff, This is 40. EW is streaming one of the Los Angeles singer-songwriter's two contributions to Judd Apatow's latest, an organ-strewn jangler dubbed "Shining Through the Dark." Though it's a live recording (as is the "Lucky You" cameo in the track list), the easy-rambling rendition is more fleshed out here than in its previous incarnation on 2011's Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two benefit comp. Adams joins Paul Simon, Wilco, Lindsey Buckingham, and other notables on the This is 40 soundtrack, including Fiona Apple, whose "Dull Tool" is the embattled artist's first original song for film.

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