Chris Martins

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  • Matthew E. White 'Human Style' Video Outer Face

    Matthew E. White Finds Sexual Healing for 'Human Style' Video

    Baritone soul man and mad-scientist bandleader Matthew E. White is no stranger to love. When we first met the Breaking Out profile star in 2012, he was cooing Otis Redding lyrics and offering to "stay the night." Much has happened since his excellent Big Inner album arrived — Hot Chip reworked "Big Love," White dubbed Howard Ivans' "Red Face Boy," and the man dropped his Outer Face EP — but the Virginia genius' aim has remained true. In a new clip celebrating that just-out short-player, White sings of being "in a human pile of love and delight." Soaked in choirs and orchestra, "Human Style" gracefully reclaims our, um, positional nicknames from the animals. The visual is far less explicit, capturing White and his gang at the Spacebomb HQ.

  • Son Lux 'Pyre' Video Lanterns Modern Dance

    Son Lux Is Smeared With Paint in 'Pyre' Video

    As Son Lux, Los Angeles-based producer/singer Ryan Lott imbues minimal soundscapes with bursts of color and undeniable movement. His latest video — for Lanterns standout "Pyre" — does the same in its own way. Above, we see both dancer Bennyroyce Royon and our host against a black backdrop. They are caked in white powder and makeup, but soon, smears and rivulets of paint appear, seeming to move with the song's surging pulse. The Craig Brothers-directed clip comes courtesy of Stereogum. Two months ago we heard rapper Busdriver rhyme over a remixed version of "Easy." Both songs are found on Lanterns, Lott's third album, out now on Joyful Noise Recordings. Son Lux will be touring with a full band in 2014.Son Lux tour dates:January 14 - Berlin, DE @ Bi NuuJanuary 15 - Cologne, DE @ ArttheatreJanuary 16 - St.

  • Angel Olsen 'Stars' Stream Burn Your Fire

    Angel Olsen Is Electric on Stormy Stunner 'Stars'

    Angel Olsen plugs in for her 2014 album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. The Missouri-born singer-guitarist wooed the world quietly on last year's Half Way Home, but earlier this month she revealed an electric rebirth via "Forgiven/Forgotten." Her latest song doesn't retreat from that stance — "Stars," shared by Belgian radio show Signaal/Ruis ("Signal/Noise"), finds her darkly resonant quaver ringing out over a stormy soundtrack of fuzzy jangle, humming keys, pounding drums, and rolling bass. Producer John Congleton (Bill Callahan, St. Vincent, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) assists. Listen below around 5:45 — though, as Stereogum points out, you might as well hear EMA's pretty freaking awesome "Satellite" on the way. And Sharon Van Etten after Olsen, and Belgium's own Pilod after her, and ...UPDATE: The track prematurely leaked and has been pulled down.

  • Baz Luhrmann Hip-Hop TV Drama Show Rap

    Baz Luhrmann May Bring Rap's Golden Age to TV

    Baz Luhrmann is reportedly in talks to develop a television drama that would be set in New York City during the dawn of hip-hop. The acclaimed director (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet) is reportedly working with producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Terriers) and playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherfucker With the Hat), according to Vulture.Their sources say the series would revolve around the lives of five young friends, though focusing on two in particular — a writer, and a performer. Evidently Netflix, Amazon, and FX have taken meetings on the show, and others including Showtime are rumored to be next. The first season would pick up in 1977, two years before Sugar Hill Gang drop "Rapper's Delight."Thankfully, it will not be a musical.

  • Jay Z Drake Timbaland Know Bout Me Video Timbo

    Timbaland, Jay Z, and Drake Drop Post-Apocalyptic 'Know Bout Me' Video

    Timbaland had a great 2013, helming not one, but two Justin Timberlake Experiences and Jay Z's blockbuster Magna Carta Holy Grail. He also did a thing or two for that little old Beyonceé album that dropped unexpected in the wee hours. But the Virginia-bred producer/rapper has got his eyes set on 2014 for a solo (re-)breakthrough — just call it Textbook Timbo — which will undoubtedly be incredibly star-studded. How would we know such a thing? Look no further than potential first taste, "Know Bout Me," a swaggering rap roundtable featuring Jay Z, Drake, and JT songsmith James Fauntleroy. Now the song's got a beautifully shot lyric video that follows a leather-clad woman as she explores a bombed-out building in search of a special relic. Watch above.

  • Neko Case 'Calling Cards' Lyric Video

    Neko Case's 'Calling Cards' Lyric Video Is Tear-Jerking Sweet

    Neko Case picked up a Grammy nomination for her excellent sixth LP, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, which comes as no surprise since the thing made SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2013. Along the way, the New Pornographer has blessed us with a clip for "Night Still Comes," a hilarious Funny or Die session version of "Man," and a swaggering Jimmy Fallon performance. Now she lets loose a lyric video built around "Calling Cards," a gorgeous and bleary-eyed tribute to romance that seems to be directed at another songwriter. The song is a tear-jerker as is, but paired with vintage shots of loved ones sharing each other's company ... well, just make sure that tissue box is handy. Via Stereogum.

  • Majical Cloudz 'Savage' Video Lyrics Impersonator

    Majical Cloudz Share Handwritten 'Savage' Video

    Last month, Montreal's Majical Cloudz snuck out a new song dubbed "Savage" despite having dropped a whole album's worth of gorgeously minimal synth-pop already this year. Now, that post-Impersonator gem gets a simple video that places the focus on its evocative and mysterious lyrics, full of references to death and love and drugs. Singer Devon Welsh directs, and explains his motivation in a post to the Majical Cloudz Tumblr:This is the music video for the song "Savage." We wanted to make something simple, so my friend Igor came over and we shot it really quickly. He edited it and sent a version of it to me later that night. I tried my hardest to write the lyrics out in time with when they appear in the song. This didn't work out very successfully so Igor edited the footage a little bit in order to keep the pace.

  • Drake Tour Lawsuit Concert Fraud Chicago

    Drake Accused of Making Off With $200,000 Over Nixed Chicago Gigs

    Drake and his OVO Touring company are being sued for allegedly making away with more than $200,000 of a Chicago concert promoter's money. In court documents filed Tuesday, December 10, and obtained by SPIN, Status Entertainment says the Nothing Was the Same star bailed on two agreed-upon gigs, that his people attempted to increase an already set price due to his rising stardom, and that a third party spent half of the cash on an unrelated event.The lawsuit cites in great detail the emails between Drake's reps and Status, who first began communicating about a planned show for March 2012. The latter alleges that OVO agreed to the gig at an asking price of $250,000. Status then transferred $100,000 over, but the concert was cancelled.

  • Lee Ranaldo Dust Conan Lecce Leaving Video Steve Shelly

    Lee Ranaldo and the Dust Shred 'Conan' Gently With 'Lecce, Leaving'

    Rock solid post-Sonic Youth band Lee Renaldo and the Dust hit Conan on Thursday night to perform "Lecce, Leaving." Accompanied by his former bandmate Steve Shelly on drums, guitarist Alan Licht, and bassist Tim Lüntze, the silver-haired songsmith let loose an occasionally fuzzy, often anthemic alt-rock gush. That song, of course, hails from the group's October debut, Last Night on Earth. Watch above and take note — this man didn't tie for first on SPIN's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list for slacking on the shred. If you haven't yet, dig into Kim Gordon's Body/Head LP Coming Apart. Thurston Moore's debut with Chelsea Light Moving was equally impressive. To find out where they all place, review SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2013.

  • slipknot drummer joey jordison split scar the martyr

    Left Behind: Slipknot and Original Drummer Joey Jordison Part Ways

    Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has parted ways with the band he helped launch back in 1995. He co-wrote songs for the masked metal act and played on each of their four albums. As Blabbermouth points out, he has recently been devoting attention to new project Scar the Martyr, who released a self-titled debut in October via Roadrunner Records, also home to Slipknot and singer Corey Taylor's Stone Sour band.The group made the announcement on the Slipknot homepage:To our Maggots and fans around the world, It is with great pain but quiet respect that, for personal reasons, Joey Jordison and SLIPKNOT are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future.

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