Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • 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.

  • Oneohtrix Point Never 'Music For Steamed Rocks' Stream

    Hear Oneohtrix Point Never Make 'Music for Steamed Rocks'

    It's been a helluva run for Brooklyn-based experimental electronics whiz Oneohtrix Point Never. The man born Daniel Lopatin released an excellent album in September (R Plus Seven), sat down for an extended talk with SPIN, made it into the Year in NSFW 2013 round-up, pioneered the emoji music video, and stared into the void along with Kanye West. What's next for the man? Composing "Music for Steamed Rocks," naturally. At least, that's the name of the piece you'll hear below, which is an interpretation of Witold Lutosławski's Preludes initially recorded for the Warp Records-backed Polish Icons at Sacrum Profanum event.

  • ScHoolboy Q 'Oxymoron' Billboard Charts Beck Kid Cudi

    ScHoolboy Q Is No. 1 and Beck Isn't Far Behind

    First! In our own Top Dawg Ent. fan-fiction fantasy, Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q are playfully running the dozens on each other right now. Because although 2012's truly great good kid, m.A.A.D city sold more than 100,000 more copies than the just-out Oxymoron (139K, according to Billboard), it didn't have the singular distinction of being a No. 1 album. This week, Q is sitting on the throne thanks in part to a joint deal with Interscope and also due to the ferocity and intrigue projected by tracks like "Break the Bank," "Collard Greens," "Banger (MOSHPIT)," and "Hell of a Night." All of that, and the fact that he's in league with a time-traveling mad scientist (cross-reference: #hoverbort).2 to 10: In at No. 2 is the wickedly talented, one and only, Daisies Ferzguson. Er, Disney's Frozen (we Travoltafied that — thanks Slate).

  • Samo Sound Boy 'Open' 'Divine' Stream EP Body High

    Hear Samo Sound Boy's Warehouse-Worthy 'Divine'

    Los Angeles producer Samo Sound Boy co-founded the Body High label with Jerome LOL in order to give a home to dance music that's as melodically rich and smartly assembled as it is visceral, chest-thumping, and sweat-inducing. Finally, the underground-embraced imprint will make the leap from digital to physical with the man's own Open/Divine EP — a two-song set of analog house music that's due for a 12-inch vinyl release on March 18. Thankfully, you can already hear both tracks right here, right now. Below, you'll find the brand new share "Divine," a mellow but propulsive foray into the heart of the underground rave — glistening, heavy on atmosphere, colored by strange effects. And beneath that is the previously released "Open," via Fader, with its buzzing synths and cut-up voices.And for a cleaner look at the cover art: 

  • White Hinterland 'Baby' Stream Single Album

    Hear White Hinterland's Beautifully Pained 'Baby'

    White Hinterland wowed us in January with "Ring the Bell," a poppy and heady wonder of a track hailing from her four-years-in-the-making April 1 album Baby. Now Stereogum has premiered that 10-song set's titular track, which similarly finds Casey Dienel's powerful voice coming through in melismatic waves. This particular song has a darker bent, both in tone (those skittering turntable-like hits, that brooding atmosphere) and in the lyrics: "Baby go on, I hope you do / Find a partner with the patience it takes to love you." There's also a drowning, and a heart-wrenching finish.

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