Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Theme Flying Lotus Thundercat

    Watch 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Go Space-Rap With Flying Lotus

    Flying Lotus' love affair with Cartoon Network continues to pay dividends to fans of gloriously weird music and animation. The Los Angeles-bred beat auteur teamed up with his bass-wielding Brainfeeder bro Thundercat to record the latest theme for Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which, as part of a running gag, will be known as Aqua TV Show Show for its tenth season. Episode one aired over the weekend, and the new intro can be seen above. The noirish clip finds Master Shake, Frylock, and the "little homie" Meatwad dressed as jazz-funk beatniks while the music treads a similar path. Lotus, in his Captain Murphy cartoon-rapper guise, provides a quick rhyme to kick off the festivities.

  • Rhye '3 Days' Video Woman Album Vintage Showgirls

    See Rhye's '3 Days' Sex Romp Paired With Vintage Showgirls Shots

    If you haven't yet been introduced to Rhye, slip into something a little more comfortable and dim the lights. These international smooth operators specialize in exceedingly silken tones. Toronto singer-player Mike Milosh sounds like Sade (no joke) and his Dutch-bred producer counterpart Robin Hannibal has a knack for xx-level subtlety. Their recent Innovative Leisure debut Woman was remarkable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it finds these two losing themselves so completely in a wonderfully "womanly musical sphere — a transatlantic art-house impression of quiet storm soul." One of the album's highlights is "3 Days," a song about a sex binge that our host predicts will end in one of the lovers devouring the other completely.

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    'CBGB' Trailer Paints Punk's History in Broad Strokes

    After more than two years of rumors, confirmations, Harry Potter character cameos, and flexed Foo Fighters abs, we at last have a trailer for CBGB, the forthcoming biopic (more or less) on the iconic New York punk club. In the two-minute clip above, we see Alan Rickman as founder Hilly Kristal, Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins as the eternally shirtless Iggy Pop, and Swedish actress Malin Akerman as Blondie's Debby Harry. Also: the Ramones, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, and Patti Smith.The preview casts the venue's scrappier charms in a comedic light — cockroaches and electricity malfunctions make for good sight-gags — while its monetary woes and rising fame provide the necessary drama. "50,000 Bands. One Disgusting Bathroom," goes the previously reported tagline. And as was also noted, the space's actual toilets and cash register will be featured.

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    Who Charted? Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Fills Two Slots at Once

    First! Robin Thicke is, officially, the hottest bitch in this place. By being "crass, corny, comic, and yours for the night if you'll have him," as our reviewer Keith Harris wrote, the 36-year-old pop star turned in Blurred Lines, the album Justin Timberlake was too damned famous to make. Following the record-breaking dominance of the LP's titular lead single over on the Hot 100 songs chart ("Blurred Lines" has been No. 1 over there for nine consecutive weeks now), Thicke's full-length offering has plunked itself down atop the mound. Still, his 177,000 copies sold doesn't quite measure up to Timberlake's week-one sales for The 20/20 Experience, which fell just shy of a million. Still, it's Thicke's first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since he entered just over a decade ago.2 to 10: Um, Five Finger Death Punch, who you're not required to know exist, hit No.

  • Black Hearted Brother '(I Don't Mean To) Wonder' Stream

    Black Hearted Brother Unfurl Space-Gaze on '(I Don't Mean to) Wonder'

    Black Hearted Brother make some glorious noise, but it's hardly surprising when you unpack the English trio's lineage. Neil Halstead is, of course, the guitarist and vocalist of both Slowdive and Mojave 3. Electronics whiz Mark Van Hoen was an original member of post-rock O.G.s Seefeel (see also Locust, Scala). And Nick Holton has masterminded a project of his own — the groovy psych-folk experiment Holton's Opulent Oog. The three men have crossed paths on various albums over the years but now they've one to call their own: Stars Are Our Home, out October 22 on Slumberland. Below you'll find "(I Don't Mean to) Wonder," a lovely grinder that opens with an alien transmission, blooms into a billowing nebula, then retracts for a little gravity-free twisting in the ether.

  • Myron & E 'Do It Do It Disco' Video Broadway

    Myron & E Visit the Greatest Roller Rink on Earth in 'Do It Do It Disco' Video

    At a moment when disco's biggest claim to fame is the latest transmission from a pair of chic French androids, it's refreshing to hear a funkier, more visceral strain. The Bay Area-based duo of Myron & E aren't afraid to sweat for their grooves, as proven in the video for "Do It Do It Disco." With an assist from Finland's Soul Investigators, the pair have just released their debut full-length Broadway on Stones Throw — a project several years in the making, considering the two met while providing backup vocals (Myron) and turntable skills (E) for Blackalicious some time ago. The clip above, directed by Mochilla's Eric Coleman, finds our hosts lacing up at Cerritos' Skate Depot alongside the actual patrons who frequent the Southern California hub on disco night.

  • Colorado Rapper SWAT Team Arrested Video Recording

    Colorado Man Raps About His Own SWAT-Team Standoff as Grenade Explodes

    A 19-year-old Colorado man recorded himself rapping about police storming his residence as police actually stormed his residence on Monday night (August 5). The aspiring MC who calls himself Adequate Advocate was eventually booked under his government name, Joshua Jackson, after Fort Collins authorities brought out the big guns — more than 15 cars, a SWAT Bearcat, and a whole bunch of flash-bang grenades. A minute into the video, an explosion can be heard.As the Coloradoan reports, police were called after Jackson allegedly threatened his roommates with a knife — he has been charged with felony menacing. Captain Jerry Schiager told the paper the young man has "a history of resisting the police." He had apparently been active on Facebook earlier that day, writing about the 5th Amendment and also announcing, during the standoff, that he was unarmed.

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    Moby and Wayne Coyne Issue Casting Call for Nude Skaters, S&M Gimp

    We already know Moby is a laid-back type of fella. To wit, when it comes to "touring" for his forthcoming album Innocents, he's planning on playing only three shows, all preferably within walking distance of his historic Los Angeles home. Thus, it may seem a bit surprising that he's issued a music video casting call for obese Speedo-sporting bikers, nude rollerskating ghosts, and an S&M gimp proficient in rhythmic gymnastics — until you realize Wayne Coyne is involved.As previously reported, Moby's 11th studio album will feature the Flaming Lips singer on a song called "The Perfect Life," while the video will clearly feature a blissful array of fringe lifestyles.

  • Kings of Leon 'Wait for Me' 'Supersoaker' Video Fred Armisen

    Kings of Leon Go Hipstamatic for 'Supersoaker' Video, Chill Out on 'Wait for Me'

    Kings of Leon have a whole host of fresh gifts for their loyal citizenry. With their sixth album Mechanical Bull due out September 24, the Nashville band has shared the Hipstamatic music video for their most recent single "Supersoaker," debuted the audio for a mellower mid-tempo number called "Wait for Me," and goofed off with Fred Armisen to preview their forthcoming American Express Unstaged concert.First: in the above clip, the boys travel back to the '50s for a malt-shop make-out session and more. The Followills appear in denim and leather, winkingly delivering lines about "sentimental girls" while the blown-out colors seem to pay a little tribute to the Rolling Stones' Some Girls cover.

  • Nadine Shah 'Runaway' Stream Love Your Dum Mad

    Nadine Shah Broods Mightily on Operatic 'Runaway'

    Nadine Shah has a powerful voice and a way with striking moods. The London-based songwriter channels the bleak work of contemporaries Tiny Vipers and Scout Niblett, though infuses her songs with a powerful operatic bent. Raised in a small English village by a Norwegian mother and a Pakistani father, she grew up with a taste for jazz standards (via Julie London, Billie Holiday) and an ear turned toward Hindi poem-songs, or ghazals. No doubt the latter influenced the quaver in her throat as Shah began to carve out her own sound. Her just-out album, Love Your Dum and Mad, was produced by Ben Hillier (Blur, Elbow, Doves, Depeche Mode) who helped flesh out her piano compositions into full-blown rock dirges. Below you can hear "Runaway," which broods mightily as our heroine growls out some real talk for an unfaithful husband and father. 

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