Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Washed Out Moby Remix 'All I Know' Stream Paracosm

    Moby's Washed Out Remix Proves He Was Born to Do Chillwave

    Moby and Washed Out were meant to be. The former's most recent album is called Innocents. The latter's, Paracosm, drifts through a New Age Disney dream-world — a place where innocents would dwell. They both trade in mellow beats and warm textures, and each has been both beloved and occasionally maligned for that. Last month, the Sub Pop-signed Georgian chillwave pioneer remixed the Los Angeles-based elder statesman's soulful "Almost Home," and now the favor is returned. Below, you can hear Moby's take on Washed Out's "All I Know," wherein the original's soft-focus disco thrust gets a stronger rhythm, prominent acoustic guitar, lush reverb, and a heretofore unheard sprightliness. Frankly, it's lovely, and you should give it a spin below.

  • Young Thug Arrested Drugs Reckless Driving Atlanta

    Young Thug Arrested for Drugs and Driving

    Young Thug, a.k.a. Jeffery L. Williams, has been arrested in his hometown of Atlanta. On Wednesday, he was taken to the Fulton County jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance, reckless conduct, and reckless driving. According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he was "driving in a circular or zig-zag course, or 'laying drags,'" and was held on a $2,450 bond. It seems he's out today, though:Beer n Tacos tonight .... I'm back at it #juugmanvoice #StonerNation pic.twitter.com/8QEvce9tV1— Young Thug ひ (@YoungThugWorld) February 27, 2014The Brick Squad-reared rapper-singer made SPIN's Best New Artist roster last year, and placed in our "The REAL 10 Hottest MCs in the Game" rundown as well. He also happens to have February's rap album of the month with Black Portland, a collaboration with Bloody Jay.

  • Oscars Soundtracks Movie Songs Radio Station Stream Radionomy

    Oscars 2014 Online: Stream the Music, Watch the Show

    The Oscars are right around the corner and this year's show features a whole lot of music. We've assembled a crack guide to the songs, soundtracks, and performances of the 86th Academy Awards, but what if you want to hear some sweet statue-worthy tunes while you place your bets on the big event? Radionomy has got you covered.This week, the nascent free music-streaming platform launched "The Oscars Station," which compiles this 2014's Best Song nominations, previous years' Best Song winners, and music from films that have nabbed statues in the past (not limited to Best Picture). So far, we've heard selections from Pulp Fiction, The Graduate, Crazy Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, Crash, and The Fighter. Oh, and each song is paired visually with the corresponding movie poster.

  • Kanye West Yeezus Tour Film Hype Williams Movie

    Kanye West's Insane 'Yeezus' Tour Is Now a Movie

    Kanye West has tapped Hype Williams to direct what seems to be a Yeezus Tour documentary. A trailer on the frequently self-celebrating artist's website pulls footage from his current stage show, which is indeed a thing worth taking down for posterity's sake — both for the level of ambition at work and for the WTF-ness of certain moments. Among the wild highlights of that particular tour (which heads to Australia in May): a massive pyramid, lasers for days, a bevy of dancers, West's array of terrifying/beautiful haute couture masks, the re-resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the ceremonial mid-set Kanye Rant. The film will play in theaters initially.The GOOD Music boss of course had SPIN's Album of the Year with Yeezus but the most recent "documentary" about the man was a cornball E! treatment of his made-for-TV proposal to Kim Kardashian.

  • Pearl Jam 'Habit' Liam Finn Live Video Big Day Out

    Watch Liam Finn Headbang to Pearl Jam's 'Habit' Onstage

    As the son of Crowded House star Neil Finn, songwriter Liam Finn is very much a child of the '80s. But when the New Zealander shouts out that repurposed Mike Watt line in Pearl Jam's punked-up 1996 song "Habit" — "Speaking as a child of the '90s..." — he sounds right at home. Back in January, Finn joined Eddie Vedder and co. onstage at Aukland's Big Day Out festival to rip through the itchy, distortion-fried No Code track. While the original vocals were shredded and grungy, his performance skews more Fugazi. The fan-shot clip above has been around for awhile, but it hasn't been widely shared. Rectify that here, and revisit the original song below. Finn's got a new album out May 6 on Yep Roc dubbed The Nihlist — listen to "Snug as Fuck."

  • Gazelle Twin 'Belly Of The Beast' Video UNFLESH Album

    Watch Gazelle Twin's Terrifyingly Beautiful 'Belly of the Beast' Video

    If you haven't yet met Gazelle Twin, it's hard to imagine a more fortuitous first exposure than the video above. Hailing from Brighton, England's Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective (we heard from her cheerier comrade Acquaintance last month), the artist otherwise known as Elizabeth Bernholz has a knack for transmitting aural terror and utter beauty at the same time, as evidenced in past releases: 2011's The Entire City, 2013's Mammal EP. But new song "Belly of the Beast" horrifies most viscerally. Combining supermarket samples and Moog madness, our hostess seethes: "I'll beat them all at their own game / Bit the hands at the fingers that feed."Meanwhile, the video, co-directed by Esther Springett finds our anti-heroine holed up in a barn, seemingly wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting public via telekinesis.

  • My Morning Jacket 'Farewell Transmission' Songs: Ohia Stream

    My Morning Jacket Send 'Farewell Transmission' to Late, Great Jason Molina

    Jason Molina left behind an impressive legacy of song when he died last March at the far-too-young age of 39. With Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. — and in particular the Magnolia Electric Co. album that bridged those projects' gap — the Ohio-born artist demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect blue-collar concerns and depressive tendencies to heartfelt poetry and stunning songcraft. It's no wonder, then, that so many other music-makers were inspired by Molina.

  • Ty Segall FUZZ Raise Video Album

    Ty Segall's Fuzz Create a Monster in 'Raise' Video

    "I felt it was my responsibility as a filmmaker to warn parents that Fuzz is going to turn their children into monsters," that's director Matt Yoka, speaking to Consequence of Sound about his new video for Ty Segall's badass proto-metal band. Fuzz dropped their eponymous debut in 2103 but failed to release any proper visuals until now. Turns out this was worth the wait. Above, a young boy experiences an, ahem, transformation while watching these longhairs do their thing. It's scary good. And, well, just plain scary. Watch above, and catch Fuzz covering the Kinks' "Till the end of the Day" if you haven't already.

  • M83 'I Need You' Divergent Movie Soundtrack

    M83 Go Big for 'Divergent' Soundtrack Song 'I Need You'

    M83 made the short list for Best Original Score, but when the Oscars air on Sunday, March 2, Anthony Gonzales and his crew won't be part of the festivities. The Oblivion soundtrack didn't make the cut (and Ali & Matthias was never in the running), but the French producer is not so easily dissuaded. M83 are among the impressive list of artists who contribute original songs to Divergent, the sci-fi blockbuster due out March 21. We've yet to hear the anticipated Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala collaboration, but BuzzFeed is now streaming "I Need You" by M83, who sound a whole lot like Bon Iver therein.

  • Major Lazer 'Lose Yourself' Video Apocalypse Soon EP

    Major Lazer Twerk With Goats in 'Lose Yourself' Video

    Major Lazer are known for delivering over-the-top videos (look no further than "Bubble Butt") but sometimes all you need is a beautiful natural locale, a bunch of goats, two mohawk'ed dancehall MCS, and a handful of twerking women wearing futuristic bathing suits. Diplo and his suited brethren Walshy Fire and Jillionaire just dropped their Apocalypse Soon EP which, yes, includes a collaboration with G I R L guy Pharrell. It also includes a wildly surging beat-blaster called "Lose Yourself," which features Jamaican duo RDX and producer Moska (the soccer-jersey'd cameo at 3:09). In the Diplo-directed clip above, the whole lot of them hang out in a bombed-out church on the Caribbean isle. Naturally, fun times ensue.

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