Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Unstoppable Death Machines Do the Devo Video

    Watch Unstoppable Death Machines 'Do the Devo' in Incredible Animated Video

    Brooklyn's Unstoppable Death Machines have been earning their gnarly name in basements, warehouses, and galleries across the country since forming in 2008, but the Tucci brothers (Mike and Billy) have released precious little music to the masses thus far. For those unfamiliar, the duo bang out brutal, garage-y noise-punk using nothing more than bass and drums, but unlike their stylistic cousins in Lightning Bolt, UDM lace their heavy beat with sticky hooks and undeniable danceability. All of this can be heard quite clearly on "Do the Devo," a compact ripper from the duo's August LP, We Come in Peace, which now has an amazing animated video. Director Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor oversaw the extensive process behind the video, as explained to SPIN by Unstoppable Death Machine Mike Tucci:"Nick filmed UDM performing the track in the main gallery space of Clocktower Gallery.

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    Screaming Females Plan New EP After Health Setbacks

    A source close to Screaming Females exclusively tells SPIN that despite recent health setbacks, the New Jersey shredders will be delivering a brand new EP in spring 2013, only a year after the release of their fleet and fiery Ugly LP. Also, while the trio has been forced to cancel a handful of shows over the past few months, guitar hero Marissa Paternoster and her zomboid bros should make their return to the stage in New York in February.Yesterday, Paternoster shed some light on the ailment that cut short Screaming Females' time on the road with Garbage. Via the band's Blogger site, she wrote, "Here is a very brief run down of where I stand right now as far as my health is concerned ...

  • Flying Lotus Captain Murphy Elijah Wood Tiny Tortures Video

    Flying Lotus Is Captain Murphy, Drops 'Tiny Tortures' Video Starring Elijah Wood

    This morning, Flying Lotus released the Elijah Wood-featuring music video for pensive Until the Quiet Comes track "Tiny Tortures." It's rad and recasts the Wilfred star as a recent amputee who uses his mind to craft a new, Akira-style cybernetic arm — but that news has been overshadowed by a different story.The villainous cartoon cat is out of the bag. On November 15, the enigmatic animated rapper known as Captain Murphy dropped a 35-minute short film-as-mixtape dubbed Duality, and we reported everything that was known about the bearded bad guy. Everything except his identity.Well, last night, after hemming and hawing on Twitter about whether he should, the Captain decided to perform his songs in person at Los Angeles' Low End Theory night at the Airliner, ground zero for the West Coast beat scene movement helmed by Flying Lotus.

  • Britney Spears Will.i.am Scream and Shout Video

    Britney Spears Plays Two-Bit Bond Girl in Will.i.am's Spacey 'Scream and Shout' Video

    First things first, Britney is better than this.

  • Girls Christopher Owen Quits Bands Lysandre

    Girls' Christopher Owens Vows Never to Play in a Band Again

    In July, Christopher Owens unexpectedly announced the seemingly premature demise of his band Girls less than a year after they released their Essential second album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost. After momentarily re-emerging as a Heidi Slimane-shot model in a Saint Laurent fashion campaign, Owens announced his return to music in October with a pair of softly rocking solo tracks from an upcoming album dubbed Lysandre.According to SPIN's Barry Walters, that post-Girls outing, due January 15 via Fat Possum/Turnstile, is shaping up to be a lovely affair. But that doesn't mean there aren't some questions left unanswered. Owens at last lays a few of those to rest in a new story in The Fader.

  • roxy theatre adam levine dressing room

    Burn Notice: The Roxy Fires Back at Adam Levine After Dis

    Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has lost a battle of wits to an inanimate object. On Monday night's episode of The Voice, the part-time reality TV talent coach had an opportunity to bestow some worldly wisdom on show contestant Cassadee Pope, who'd just wrapped up a performance of the Michelle Branch song, "Are You Happy Now." Instead, he took the time to dis iconic Sunset Strip venue the Roxy Theatre."We used to open for Michelle Branch," Levine began innocently enough. "I remember we opened for her at the Roxy, and they didn't even give us a dressing room. I hate the Roxy. I'll never play there again." Pope did her best to keep smiling. "I love the Roxy," she said meekly, before dude bitchily cut her off: "Oh, the Roxy is horrible. Don't ever go there.

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    Watch Tegan and Sara Get 'Closer' to a '90s Karaoke Party (in Spanx!)

    As Tegan Quin told SPIN back in April, when she and sister Sara began work on their seventh album, Heartthrob, they realized that "It was time to shake things up." And sure enough, as we've watched the evolution of their first new single "Closer" — from stripped-down live demo to compact synthpop dynamo to Letterman-crushing triumph — it's become clear that Tegan and Sara are indeed readying some of their most accessible and interesting material in years. Heartthrob, the Canadian duo's first long-player since 2009's Sainthood, isn't due out until January 29, but we've got the official video for "Closer," which expands upon the song's happy vibes and corporeal themes by placing the twins in the midst of a very '90s-feeling house party.

  • mellowhype, break

    Watch MellowHype Take a 'Break' to Play With Balls

    When they aren't busy making super aggro horror-fied rap songs, Odd Future duo MellowHype busy themselves with coasting stoner ditties that'd be perfectly at home on a Madlib-produced Wiz Khalifa album. Hodgy Beats and Left Brain's latest long-player, Numbers, is pretty diverse. We've heard the laid back Frank Ocean feature "Astro" and the far trappier "Grill," plus watched the clip for the genuinely poppy "La Bonita," so it's — ahem — high time for something a bit more heady. Hence, MellowHype have offered up the brief "Break," a gooped hip-hop dreamscape with a music video to match. While Hodgy free-associates about boning Little Bo Peep and keeping a positive mental attitude, Left laces him with drifting guitars, psychedelic synths, and tinny drums.

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    Who Charted? Rihanna Is the Only Girl in the Only No. 1 Slots That Matter

    First! Black Friday fiends did their thing and boosted album sales by about 3 million compared to the previous week. Sitting at the top of that post-Thanksgiving pile — Queen Turkey, if you will — is Rihanna. Her Unapologetic, debuted at No. 1 with 238K sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Billboard), despite/due to a handful of insane release-related maneuvers: charging $250 for the album's Diamonds Executive Platinum Box version (which includes no actual diamonds), inviting her former assailant Chris Brown to record a hater-baiting track called "Nobody's Business," and press-ganging 250 members of the press (and fans) on board an airplane for a seven-day, seven-nation Navy jaunt dubbed the 777 Tour. Oh, and she was drunk for her "Facebook Live" interview. Is this what it takes to send RiRi to the top?

  • qotsa queens of the stone age nick oliveri reunites

    Nick Oliveri Impossibly Reunites With Queens of the Stone Age for New Album

    Earlier this month, we were elated to announce that Dave Grohl had rejoined Queens of the Stone Age for the band's upcoming, in-progress sixth album. Exciting as this news was — bringing us one massive step closer to the classic QOTSA lineup responsible for 2002's untouchable Songs for the Deaf — it wasn't exactly shocking: Grohl is at the top of his multi-tasking game at the moment. But to imagine embattled former bassist Nick Oliveri reuniting with his old chums ... it'd be too much for even the most dedicated desert-head to hope for.And yet, this, as Stereogum noticed, from the Facebook page of Mondo Generator, the band Oliveri founded in 1997: "NEWS: Nick has re-joined Kyuss, and has recently recorded his vocals on a new Queens of the Stone Age song!

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