The Middle East “Blood”

The cool thing about the music video form is that, even if the song isn’t spectacular, a great video can make all the difference. Such is the case with “Blood” by the Middle East.

Breakthrough Band: jj

While I thought all the ‘best of the year’ lists popping up now would make it easier to come up with some belated nominations for our ‘Breakthrough Band’ section but in fact I had quite a hard time finding something by a newcomer band that truly made a lasting impression on me and that we haven’t covered yet.

Freddie Gibbs “What It Be Like”

Freddie Gibbs is another person we’ve spotlighted in Breakthrough Band, so it’s with great pleasure that we bring you the video for “What It Be Like”.

Spencer Pratt Album Cover

Dudes, Spencer Pratt’s album has a cover! It’s not just a CD in a little plastic sleeve that he’ll give you on the street if you walk by and make eye contact!

The Drums “Let’s Go Surfing”

We’ve waxed rhapsodic about The Drums on Heavy before, but the new video for “Let’s Go Surfing” just dropped and it’s basically precious treasure. Enjoy!

Rage Against Christmas

Rage Against The Machine are pretty cool… if you’re 16! No seriously, guys: yeah it’s totally rad they’re all left wing and caring, but every time some guy with a wack hairstyle throws a petulant and inarticulate tantrum over a bald dude fret-wanking it, the balance of the gentle earthsoul is being wrenched away ever further from good to bad.

The Presets “If I Know You”

Dancing is awesome. Videos with unlikely people dancing are awesomer. Following in the footsteps of Christopher Walken, I present to you the new video by UK electronic band The Presets – “If I Know You”.

Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy Review

The problem with Robin Thicke’s Sex Therapy: The Experience isn’t that it openly aspires to be the soundtrack to a million conceptions – let he whose parents don’t keep an Keith Jarrett album on hand cast the first stone.

Hot Chip “One Life Stand”

Who would have thought that, of all the British bands to come and go over the last few decades, Hot Chip would end up having this kind of longevity? The new clip for “One Life Stand” is spectacular.