Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Cate le Bon 'Are You With Me Now?' Video Mug Museum Stream

    Cate Le Bon Shows Off Secret Talent in 'Are You With Me Now?' Video

    Welsh psych-folk heroine Cate le Bon releases her third album Mug Museum on Tuesday and in honor of the occasion, she's got two goodies for us: the sweetly intimate and slightly magical video above, and an entire stream of the aforementioned album below. Casey + Ewan (DJ Shadow, Los Campesinos!) direct the clip, which finds Le Bon flexing some mightily impressive pottery skills with a little help from her family, past and present. The song itself is a lovely drifter, shambling forward on a playful guitar figure and assisted by the woman's slightly husky voice. And there's plenty more where that came from — 10 songs' worth, including "I Think I Knew" featuring Perfume Genius.

  • Joker 'Deserted Island' Stream Head Top EP Mr. Miyagi

    Dubstep Godfather Joker Goes Glitch for Streaming 'Head Top' EP

    U.K. dubstep innovator Joker has shared his new Head Top EP a month early. Below, fans can find the four songs streaming: the rumbling bass-slapper "Mr. Miyagi," the lo-bit banger "Mario Ting," the darkly tinted title track, and the dub-damaged crusher "Deserted Island." Although the man born Liam McLean last released a full-length in 2011 (see The Vision, via 4AD) he's been plenty busy, appearing last year in the disco-flavored Sure Thing supergroup with DJ Die and Christophe, and also releasing the Face Off EP this year. For more on the man's legacy, check out SPIN's 30 Greatest Dubstep Songs of All Time. Head Top is due out on Kapsize in December.

  • Future Maison Margiela Metro Boomin DJ Spinz Stream

    Future Goes High Fashion on Showy 'Maison Margiela' Single

    Jay Z can keep his "Tom Ford" and Migos can have their "Versace." Atlanta rapper and Auto-Tune guru Future has shared a new song dubbed "Maison Margiela," which is a shout-out to the French fashion house founded in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela.

  • Ice-T Body Count Reunion New Album 2014 Twitter

    Ice-T Promises Body Count Will Rise With New 'Manslaughter' Album

    Celebrated television cop and OG "Cop Killer" celebrated by television, Ice-T has announced that his thrash-metal band Body Count will release a new album called Manslaughter in 2014. The group's live performance in Austin over the weekend was one of SPIN's major highlights from the Fun Fun Fun Fest, and it seems the Law & Order: SVU star felt pretty good about it too. "We called last night the 'TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE'," he wrote on Twitter. "We're BACK! The new BC album 2014. #MANSLAUGHTER." We called last night the 'TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE' We're BACK! The new BC album 2014. #MANSLAUGHTER— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 10, 2013Pussy MFs DON'T want me back in the music business..... Because they know I'm gonna cut HEADS off.

  • Cassie Indo Solange Saint Heron Records Compilation Stream

    Cassie Takes R&B Higher on Smoky 'Indo' for Solange's Label

    Connecticut-born chameleon Cassie reinvented herself at the top of 2012 with the dance-pop groove "King of Hearts," and then flouted expectations further by wreaking havoc with Nicki Minaj, working over Kendrick Lamar, and dropping a raw, rapper-packed mixtape called RockaByeBaby. But tomorrow, she replants a flag for her the zero gravity R&B we first knew her for, appearing on the Solange-curated Saint Heron compilation alongside folks like Kelela, BC Kingdom, and Jhené Aiko. Below, via Stereogum, you can hear "Indo," Cassie's contribution and a fittingly hazy, dazed tribute to the song's combustible subject matter. Not for nothing, Solange wrote and produced the new song.

  • Radiohead Jonny Greenwood Birthday Penis Cake Photo

    Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Ate a Penis-Cake on His Birthday

    Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood celebrated his 42nd birthday with a penis-shaped cake served on a gold-framed mirror — a tribute to Curb Your Enthusiasm, as the accompanying tweet confirmed. "In homage to Larry, Jeff & Funkhauser," he wrote. "An erotic birthday cake from Lucie and @huntingowls. Next, a curb marathon!" As Consequence of Sound points out, we were spared the speculation that this might have been some kind of twisted Miley Cyrus tribute. In homage to Larry, Jeff & Funkhauser - an erotic birthday cake from Lucie and @huntingowls. Next, a curb marathon! pic.twitter.com/UMrMCg4TG2— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) November 8, 2013The Master-scorer has stayed relatively clear of the spotlight while Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have been spreading the Atoms for Peace gospel (which includes a large section on why Spotify is the devil's work).

  • Yellow Dogs Murder Black Lips Letter Tribute Persian Cats

    Black Lips Pen Touching Tribute to Murdered Yellow Dogs Members

    Details are still emerging in the tragic Brooklyn murder of three men following a dispute between alleged shooter Raefe Akbar and members of the Iranian-born band the Yellow Dogs, but while news organizations struggle to get the story straight, others are focusing on the loss to the music community. Atlanta garage-punk greats Black Lips have shared their condolences via Facebook. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, member Cole Alexander DJ'ed for a New York Yellow Dogs show in 2011.We are very upset to hear that our friends in the the band Yellow Dogs were shot and killed in Brooklyn last night. We were first introduced to this band by the great film director Baham Ghobodi in his film No One Knows About Persian Cats, which showcased the alternative music scene in Tehran.

  • 2 Chainz 'Fork' Video BOATS II Me Time Crack Pyrex

    2 Chainz Contemplates a Career in Crack for 'Fork' Video

    There are two 2 Chainz in the video for "Fork," both metaphorically and physically. The B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time album opener finds the Georgia rapper contrasting a career in music with a hypothetical one in the dope game, and the clip plays off of this juxtaposition. "Rap don't work, records ain't being sold," the former Tity Boi says, and yet, "so much money on me, it won't even fold." The charismatic MC stalks through a house that's constantly shifting between stately manor and run-down hovel, and many scenes feature two different versions of 2 Chainz: a shirtless and hungry version, and the dressed-to-the-nines gold aficionado we now know.Check out SPIN's Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2013.

  • Drake Worst Behavior Video Juvenile Juicy J Back That Azz Up

    Drake's 'Worst Behavior' Video Features Juicy J's Sketch Comedy Debut

    UPDATE: The official version of the video has arrived and is streaming above. We now know that the Director X-helmed clip features Drake's dad Dennis Graham as the lead "'70s pimp" referenced below, and that Project Pat ("Pattycakes") and former Hot Boys member Turk guest as well. Oh, and now that we've got a better view of the costume being worn by the beardy bro, it's clearly a mascot version of the OVO owl.At a weekend stop in New Orleans, Drake played his entire, extended music video for Nothing Was the Same song "Worst Behavior." The 10-minute clip was shot in Memphis, Tennessee, and opens on the historic Royal Studios, which was run by Drizzy's uncle Willie Mitchell.

  • My Midnight Heart 'Chest of Hearts' Video EP Anime NSFW

    Watch My Midnight Heart's NSFW Anime Adventure 'Chest of Hearts'

    My Midnight Heart is Angelica Allen, a New York songwriter whose stunning pipes have landed her touring memberships with acts as diverse as symphonic prog project Trans Siberian Orchestra and nü-disco collective Escort. But Allen's voice both literal and figurative can best be heard in her own music, as My Midnight Heart. Like contemporaries Blood Orange and Kelela, she trades in a combination of dream-like R&B and drifty electronic textures without ever lacking for propulsion. Above, you'll hear the titular song from her just-released Chest of Hearts EP. It's a stunner of a track, wedded with an eye-catching anime (a wee bit NSFW) whose flavor seems inspired by Akira and Ninja Scroll.

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