Skateboarding and music have been pals for decades, introducing both riders and bands to rest of us and probably each other as well. Things have gotten a lot fancier since the VHS days for both industries, but skate videos will never die. Here are some recent combinations of good song and good shred.
This one’s a winner. 32 artists / 32 tracks featuring SBTRKT, Youth Lagoon, Spank Rock, Rainbow Arabia, Destroyer, Real Estate, Phantogram,YACHT, Beastie Boys, Cults, Santigold, Friends, M83 and more.
Coachella has officially announced the lineup for this year’s festival: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, M83, Arctic Monkeys, Girl Talk, The Weeknd, Buzzcocks, Justice, A$AP Rocky, Girls, Cat Power, Neon Indian, Justice, WU LYF and it just keeps going.
Around this time each year we have the ask, has the whole world gone list crazy? And yes, we have, and ours go to eleven. Here’s our favorites this year.
There’s been no official announcement from the Coachella camp, but this lineup is being circulated as an early leak. Big names too: Radiohead, No Doubt, Foo Fighters, Daft Punk, The Roots, Wilco, Florence and The Machine, Underworld, Beirut, M83 and Justice are a few of the acts listed for the three-day festival in Indio, CA.
There’s something about those familiar asphalt driveways and picket fences that put us in a certain mindset—video directors know this well and push the button often. And it still works, even now as we’ve been swept back to suburbia too many times to count. Instead of calling trite!, we’ve compiled a few all-time favorites for your viewing pleasure.
It’s getting to be that time of year where we look back at 2011’s trends and decide which ones we liked and which we didn’t. One musical trend that can’t be ignored is the saxophone – it showed up everywhere. Lisa Simpson would be thrilled.
Fun Fun Fun Fest is this weekend in Austin,TX and the lineup is insane: M83, Girls,Passion Pit, Lykke Li, ,The Damned, Slayer,Danzig, Public Enemy,Odd Future, Diplo, Spank Rock, Wugazi, Neon Indian, Henry Rollins, Turquoise Jeep, Cold Cave, Yacht, Grimes, Purity Ring…it goes on.
This Week: M83 impresses with a double-disc; Real Estate’s Days of sunny surf pop; Gauntlet Hair is intriguing, but…; Brooklyn folk singer Elizabeth Harper is reinvented as Class Actress; My Brightest Diamond’s greatest gem is her voice.