Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Tobacco 'Eruption' Stream Ultima II Massage Album

    Hear Tobacco's Lewd and Goopy 'Eruption'

    "It's a nice fucking day and I'm feeling fucking good." So says Black Moth Super Rainbow boss Tom Fec on his latest song as Tobacco. On May 13, Ghostly International will release Ultima II Massage, the first album attributed to that name since 2010's Maniac Meat, which came via Anticon. The first taste of the thing is as grotesque and sickly poppy as we could have hoped. Heard below, "Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)" features wobbling beat-work, blasts of strange synth, "Loser"-like acoustic guitar jangle, and, of course, Fec's creepy Vocoder'ed voice. Track list below too — remember "Lipstick Destroyer"?Ultima II Massage track list:1. "Streaker (ft. Notrabel)"2. "Good Complexion"3. "Video Warning Attempts"4. "Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)"5. "Lipstick Destroyer"6. "Self Tanner"7. "Face Breakout"8. "Blow Your Heart"9.

  • How to Dress Well 'Words I Don't Remember' Stream

    Hear How to Dress Well's Majestic 'Words I Don't Remember'

    Last we heard from How to Dress Well, the sensitive soul born Tom Krell was busy basking in the minimal majesty of an ancient Bill Callahan cover. But now he's back to the gooped-out purple-hued R&B that we know him for. Above, press play on "Words I Don't Remember" and watch the man's face subtly shift in the same manner of his silken coo.Krell shared a few words with Pitchfork: "This song for me is about love, trust, commitment... and what happens to these things and, like, what happens to really real love when sentimentality is so co-opted and ruined. What remains of true love in this world of simulations?" No word yet as to whether or not this'll land on a proper follow-up to 2012's Total Loss.

  • The Birds of Satan Taylor Hawkins 'Thanks for the Line' Stream

    Taylor Hawkins' Birds of Satan Go Full Scuzz for 'Thanks for the Line'

    With a name like theirs, the Birds of Satan should need no introduction, but the fledgling band is only just spreading its wings. Led by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (he of the no shirts and the blonde locks), the group has let loose the first full song from their April 15 eponymous album. "Thanks for the Line" is a scuzzy '70s classic rock track with the sort of chug that'd fit in just fine on a Queens of the Stone Age or Eagles of Death Metal album. Stream it below, and review the full info for the album, which includes appearances from Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. Pre-orders are currently available through iTunes and come with an instant download of this monster jam:

  • Taylor Hawkins The Birds of Satan 'Thanks for the Line' Stream

    Taylor Hawkins' Birds of Satan Get Scuzzy on 'Thanks for the Line'

    With a name like theirs, the Birds of Satan should need no introduction, but the fledgling band is only just spreading its wings. Led by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (he of the no shirts and the blonde locks), the group has let loose the first full song from their April 15 eponymous album. "Thanks for the Line" is a scuzzy '70s classic rock track with the sort of chug that'd fit in just fine on a Queens of the Stone Age or Eagles of Death Metal album. Stream it below, and review the full info for the album, which includes appearances from Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. Pre-orders are currently available through iTunes and come with an instant download of this monster jam:

  • Dum Dum Girls Bret Easton Ellis 'Are You Okay' Video Film

    Watch Bret Easton Ellis' Short Film for Dum Dum Girls' 'Are You Okay'

    We always knew Bret Easton Ellis had a thing for Huey Lewis, but the American Psycho author has been expanding his musical horizons of late. There was the series of collaborations with Kanye West (the Yeezus trailer, the music of The Canyons, the podcast, that in-progress script) and now we've got an 11-minute music video treatment written by the man for Dum Dum Girls' "Are You Okay" (presented by Vice and MOCAtv).That song hails from the Los Angeles group's inspired new album Too True, of course. Here, however, it scores a psychological thriller starring singer Dee dee Penny and actor Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead, United States of Tara). Hit play above to enter this eerie world brought to life by director Brewer (Alt J, Purity Ring). Also, to get another look at the wild desert mansion that appeared in Le1f's "Hush Bb" video.

  • Louisahhh 'Night Clubbing' Maelstrom Stream Bromance Traces

    Hear Louisahhh!!! and Maelstrom Go 'Night Clubbing' for Bromance

    The goal of Bromance Records, founded by producer Brodinski, is to connect artists who may not have otherwise wound up in the same room (or on the same track) together. House and techno practicioner Louisahhh!!! and left-field rave-ist Maelstrom are the perfect example of the theory in action. When she, hailing from New York, moved to his native France in 2013, the label boss suggested they meet up. One day she appeared at his door "like some techno foreign exchange student," as Bromance puts it, and the rest is ... well, audio. You can hear the pair's latest collaboration below: "Night Clubbing," from their March 17 Bromance #15 EP. The track combines a hard and steady bass beat with glistening synth hits, arpeggiating sequencers, and Louisahhh!!!'s own voice: "It's subliminal, it's sublime / Brilliant, a thrill divine." Indeed.

  • Jeff Goldblum Laugh Jurassic Park Remix Loop Video

    Jeff Goldblum's Laugh Gets a Trap Remix and a Video

    The trap genre has spawned all kinds of spinoffs — space-trap, rave-trap, trap-step — but giggle-trap might be the silliest. Hit play on the video above to hear those familiar stuttering hi-hats and that trademark 808 bass woven into a loop of Jeff Goldblum's famously bizarre laugh as Jurassic Park's Dr. Ian Malcolm. Australian producer FLIPSH0T, a.k.a. 19-year-old Mikey Diserio, posted the audio track to SoundCloud a month ago and racked up half a million clicks. Now, some Internet genius called MrTabarnaco2 has given the so-called "Hahahrawrrahaha" a video that remixes footage from that very scene in the film. Richard Attenborough's John Hammond warns, "You'll have to get used to Dr. Malcolm." Watching this a few dozen times should do the trick. Someone dial Wedidit — RL Grime needs a crack at this. 

  • Andre 3000 Jimi Hendrix 'All Is by My Side' Video

    Here Is Andre 3000 Playing Jimi Hendrix, at Last

    At last, we can see André 3000 in action as Jimi Hendrix. We've known about the All Is By My Side biopic since 2012 — the OutKast star even spoke to SPIN about it — but it wasn't until last July that we even saw a picture of him as the late, great rock legend. But now that the film is SXSW-bound, a preview has emerged. Above, you can watch Mr. Benjamin talking about the impending Monterey Pop Festival to Imogen Poots as model Linda Keith (the subject of the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday"). He flirts, and plays humble, but she tears down his ruse with a few pointed words. The film was written and directed by John Ridley, who wrote the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave.

  • Watter 'Rustic Fog' Stream Slint Grails Britt Walford

    Hear Slint and Grails Members Unite as Watter

    Only days ago, we learned of Inventions, the new post-rock superduo formed by Eluvium with Explosions in the Sky's Mark T. Smith. Now, the same label backing that project, Temporary Residence Limited, is announcing Watter, which combines the talents of Slint drummer Britt Walford, Grails guitarist Zak Riles, and producer Tyler Trotter. That trio will release the This World EP on May 27 and the first taste of it can be sampled below.The seven-minute "Rustic Fog" is a brooding slab of burnt guitar, country lope, billowing atmosphere, and strange vibes. though Slint broke up in 1992, the sadcore greats have reunited a few times over the years, and are currently looking forward to a deluxe box set reissue of their classic 1991 album Spiderland, our April 15. Walford has also done time in the Breeders, Evergreen, and the For Carnation. Hear the new stuff here:This World track list:1.

  • Walkmen Walter Martin 'The Beatles' Video When Ringo Shook His Mop

    A Guy From the Walkmen Wrote a Perfect Kids' Song About 'The Beatles'

    The Walkmen only announced their "extreme hiatus" in December, and already we have three solo albums on the way: frontman Hamilton Leithauser's Black Hours, bassist Peter Matthew Bauer's Liberation!, and organist Walter Martin's We're All Young Together. Last time we heard from the last name on that list, he was yodeling with Karen O on a tune called "Sing to Me." Now we get another welcome treat in the form of, yes, a perfect children's song about the Fab Four dubbed "The Beatles (When Ringo Shook His Mop)." You can watch the video above, which finds Martin unveiling the new song backed by sizable band.

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