Chris Martins

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  • LIZ Pharrell 'That's My Man' Stream Spider-Man Soundtrack

    LIZ Teams With Pharrell for 'That's My Man'

    We've been loyal supporters of LIZ ever since we heard the Y2K-pop-slinger's July collaboration with Ryan Hemsworth, "Day N' Nite." But the Mad Decent-signed starlet has been busy since, touring with Charli XCX and releasing more bubblegum-flavored treats like "Stop Me Cold" and "All Them Boys" (see a recently released video for the latter above). Now she's back with a Pharrell-produced track for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack."That's My Man" is sunny like most of LIZ's material, but far less rooted in the past. Rather, the track is firmly ensconced in Skateboard P's signature sound — in his wheelhat, if you will. The Valley Girl's vocals are candied as per usual, ringing out over bells, funk-guitar hits, bubbling bass, and upbeat percussion.

  • Kanye West 'Yeezus' Film Poster Trailer Bret Easton Ellis

    Fake Kanye West 'Yeezus' Movie Poster Credits Bret Easton Ellis

    Update: Roc Nation says this isn't the actual poster for Kanye West's Yeezus movie, according to Pitchfork.It wasn't enough that Kanye West's Yeezus was a wildly challenging album (SPIN's favorite of the year) and a jaw-droppingly ambitious tour. As reported in late February, it's set to be a movie as well, though the details thus far have been scarce. We knew that music video (and Belly) great Hype Williams is on board to direct, and we've seen the trailer, but the freshly shared poster for the film lends a little more insight.Seen below, the spare promo image was shared by Milk Studios founder Mazdack Rassi and it reveals that Yeezus, the film, was written by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis. Also, there's a casting credit. Taken together, those details all but confirm this will be more than a simple tour documentary — though, it's Kanye, so, like, duh.

  • Christopher Owens 'Stephen' Stream Girls Twitter

    Christopher Owens Sings of Family in Touching 'Stephen' Stream

    Former Girls guy Christopher Owens shared a new song on Twitter Thursday, writing, "Like I used to do on myspace. Check out my new joint today, I think it's a song unlike anything I've ever worked on." The previously unheard track is called "Stephen," and it's a rich, gospel-fed affair.

  • Open Mike Eagle 'Very Much Money' Stream Dark Comedy

    Open Mike Eagle Is a Superhero on 'Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)'

    Open Mike Eagle is a Project Blowed alum who honors that estimable past by continuing to poke and prod at hip-hop's future. In 2010, the Los Angeles MC's style was rightly defined by his then most-recent album title: Unapologetic Art Rap. But in 2014, he's preparing for the June 10 release of Dark Comedy, a 13-track set that's just as aptly named. That'll include guest appearances from comic Hannibal Buress and ex-Das Racist dude Kool A.D., but our latest taste is unadulterated Eagle."Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)" finds our host in sing-rap mode, apparently empathizing with a certain Adventure Time villain as he coos, "My friends are superheroes / None of us have very much money though / They can fly, run fast, read Portuguese / None of us have very much money though." The dreamy production comes courtesy of U.K.

  • Drake Lint Roller Toronto Raptors Bounce Official

    The 'Drake Lint Roller' Is a Real Thing

    In case you missed it, Drake, the Toronto Raptors, and laundry-stuff brand Bounce became best of friends at Wednesday night's NBA Playoffs game versus the Brooklyn Nets. A week ago, Canuck rapper/actor/singer Drizzy made news-of-the-weird when he was seen using a lint roller on his clothes during Game 2. This was, of course, after he'd accused Jay Z of being bourgeoisie by suggested Hova was eating fondue instead of watching basketball.Well, while the Los Angeles Clippers were busy losing sponsors over their racist owner's unforgivable idiocy, the Raptors were busy hatching a good-humor deal (which likely also involved good money) with Drake's OVO label and Procter & Gamble's, erm, dryer sheets imprint.

  • Chance the Rapper 'I Am Very Lonely' Stream Social Experiment

    Chance the Rapper Declares 'I Am Very Very Lonely' on New Song

    After a stunner of a Coachella performance that involved a surprise Justin Beiber cameo, Chicago star Chance the Rapper fell ill and was forced to cancel a series of shows. Now it seems life off of the road has got him down. The Acid Rap MC shared a new song today dubbed "I Am Very Very Lonely," and it's the sort of ennui-stricken fare that Frank Ocean played with on "Super Rich Kids," though without the class element or sarcasm."I guess I'll file the cabinets, fix the dishwasher tonight / Feed the fishes, twist a Swisher while I mix the pasta tonight," the Rapper sings, while his Social Experiment band plays a minimal groove behind him. The pretty vocals and slow-rolling soul are a comforting combo, and reason enough to take Chance's advice to hit his line if you're passing through the neighborhood and roommate James Blake's out on business.

  • Foo Fighters New Album Studio Photos Joshua Tree

    New Foo Fighters Album Details Revealed in Studio Photos

    Indulge us just this once. When it comes to making their eighth album, the Foo Fighters are bringing out the small guns. Har har. (Thanks.) Seen above, Dave Grohl menacingly clutches a BB rifle at the Rancho De La Luna studios in Joshua Tree, California. A second photo shared by studio co-owner (and occasional Queens of the Stone Age player) Dave Catching thanks the band for an "incredible 9 days of music recording magik."Last we heard about the Foos' new one, producer Butch Vig said they were about halfway done after "recording at some different locations [and] throw[ing] a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel." Target practice appears to be one of those things.

  • Mad Men Tracking Shot Video Song Montage Rob Paravonian

    This 'Mad Men' Song Spoofs the Show's Dramatic Camera-Work

    As Mad Men devotees are likely aware, the award-winning AMC show has a certain tic when it comes to closing out episodes. Frequently, the series will employ a tracking shot — where a camera is mounted on a dolly attached to a track, and rolled slowly forward or backward for dramatic emphasis. It's the cinematic equivalent of the musical fadeout, of course, and it works oh-so-well with shots of Don Draper doing ... well, anything.Now, as A.V. Club reports, comedian Rob Paravonian blesses the world with a YouTube montage of each and every one of those shots, accompanied by his own original song about the phenomenon. Musically, "Dolly Through the Doorway" winds up some sort of weird hybrid of the Smiths and Red Hot Chili Peppers, but we're not here for the chops.

  • Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace Getting Reality Show

    Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace Getting Reality Show

    AOL is preparing to launch 16 new reality-based shows online in 2014, tapping such talent as James Franco, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Buscemi, Mike Epps, and Kevin Nealon as creators and/or subjects. But the biggest and most pleasant surprise of them all is So Much More. The forthcoming series aims to tell the story of Laura Jane Grace, the leader of Against Me! who came out as transgender in 2012.In the preview clip above, the singer/guitarist formerly known as Tom Gabel discusses meeting "gender-variant people from all walks of life all at various points in their journeys," and we too get to encounter some of these fans and friends clearly touched by Grace's bravery.

  • Gazelle Twin 'Anti Body' Stream EP

    Hear Gazelle Twin's Noise-Pop Disruptor 'Anti Body'

    Last we heard from Brighton, England's Gazelle Twin, she'd just released the wonderfully disturbing, Cronenberg-inspired video for her bleak-banger of a single, "Belly of the Beast." Now, the march toward her fall Unflesh album continues with "Anti Body," premiering below.

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