This Week: New music from Santigold; Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman as Father John Misty; Baltimore quartet Lower Dens; Psych-rock from The Brian Jonestown Massacre; Brooklyn’s Light Asylum.
August 3rd – 5th in Grant Park, Chicago: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White headline a very rock n roll weekned with Florence & The Machine, Bassnectar, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, The Weeknd, Santigold, Miike Snow, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Die Antwoord, M83 and more.
Here’s the second clip from genre-defying Santigold’s upcoming album, Master of My Make-Believe, out May 1st. Santi White herself directed the clip featuring the songstress wandering the jungle and a strange ritual with a group of children.
The Governors Ball 2012 Lineup: one day of dance with Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Chromeo, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, Major Lazer, Santigold and Atmosphere. One day of indie & rock with Beck, Modest Mouse, Explosions In The Sky, Devendra Banhart, Cage The Elephant, Built To Spill, Cults, Phantogram and the return of Fiona Apple.
The new video for Spank Rock’s “Car Song” is just as bizarro as you would expect, but somehow it’s also visually pleasing; there’s trippy backgrounds, two nearly naked blondes and LOTS of blue paint. From Spank Rock’s Everything is Boring and Everyone is a F*cking Liar.
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.
Santigold drops the first single from Master Of My Make-Believe which you can expect to hear on the hippest dancefloors for a good while. Trade your email for a download of the track at santigold.com.
The Afro-Punk festival returns to Brookyn with Cee Lo, Das Racist, Janelle Monae, Santigold and more. This year Harley-Davidson is hosting a custom bike show and doing a calendar shoot; there will be food trucks, street art and BMX / skate competitions. And it’s all free!
Here’s the next video from the Beastie’s most recent album, The Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, and once again they team up with favorite director Spike Jonze for an action figure and action packed clip.
It’s another week for you to cram as much new music into your ears as you possibly humanly can, by hook or by crook. A lot of new releases this week from a lot of diverse artists, so let’s get down to business right away.