Tuesday
Oct142014

[Watch] Don Diablo - "Back To Life" (Official Video)

Yesterday my ongoing DJ/producer obsession Don Diablo debuted the video for his latest single, "Back To Life" and it is nothing short of adorable. The video takes place in the year 2068 where we find Don Diablo with a thicker, wrinklier, and well worn face staring down at his old clothes that he used to perform in. As any good story from the future goes, he has decided to do one more performance for old times sake so puts on his old clothes, crawls into a limo with his futuristic iPad that projects hologram looking things, and heads to a club that is anxious to receive him. You then follow along with old man Diablo as he nervously awaits to go on. Old man Steve Aoki also makes a brief appearance in the video. I know 54 years is a long time from now, but my gut tells me that based on how pristine Diablo's skin is now that the man is going to age like a fine wine. 

I'll say this, if he continues to put out bangers like the past few tracks he's dropped in the past year, I most certainly look forward to growing old with Don Diablo. 
"Back To Life" officially drops next week on October 20th via Spinnin Records. You can stream it incessantly sans video below. 
Friday
Oct102014

[Watch] Royal Blood - "Ten Tonne Skeleton" (Official Video)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher, better known as Royal Blood, exploded onto the music scene this year and deliver, for me, a musical highlight of the year with their self-titled debut. If you like riffs they've got you covered. If you like noisy two pieces, they've most definitely got you covered. If you like guys in leather jackets, yup, they've got your back. They've also now added cinematic official videos to their résumé with a great looking accompaniment to "Ten Tonne Skeleton". Check out the clip above and if you haven't already, go pick up their album. You won't regret it. I promise. 

If you're feeling super hyped about these two, and this track in particular, and would like to add to your 7" collection, the 7" single featuring B-side "One Trick Pony" will be released on December 1st.

Wednesday
Oct082014

[Download] Two Tracks From Wavves Frontman Nathan Williams’ New Band Spirit Club

Nathan Williams has been keeping himself busy recently with more than one project, and he seems to be really enjoying himself in the process. While we await more new music from Wavves, he's teamed up with his brother, and Andrew Caddick for a release under the moniker of Spirit Club. Dropping the two tracks as a surprise yesterday via Twitter, you can see what he has to say about it below:

The tracks themselves are fuzzy, hazy, laid back tunes with a little less angst than some of his more recent Wavves releases. No official word on whether or not an official release is coming but I'd say from looking at the back cover of the release above, that they'll drop via his own Ghost Ramp label. Grab yourself the new tunes "Eye Dozer" and "Sling" below. I for one am liking the tunes and will happily take almost anything Nathan throws out. Heck, I still use "King of the Beach" as my ring tone 4 years on! (Damn, I didn't actually realise it'd been 4 years since that album dropped!)

Tuesday
Oct072014

[Watch] Queens of The Stone Age's Full Set from the Movistar Arena, Chile 

While the festival summer may be over, we can still look back fondly on the bands we most enjoyed. For me, that would be Queens of The Stone Age who played a biblical, career spanning set of tracks in August at Reading & Leeds Festival. Now the weather outside my window right now looks miserable and the memories of summer fade into darkness. Winter most definitely is coming. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy some awesome live music from the warm, comfort of our homes though, does it? QOTSA played close to a 2 hour set a few nights ago at the Movistar Arena in Chile, once again reaching into their ever growing back catalogue of hits. You can check out the full set above, all while avoiding the elements that plague the outside world. Not a bad deal, huh? Hat top to QOTSA Mexico for the upload.

Thursday
Oct022014

[Listen] Don Diablo - "Back To Life" 

Ol' Donnie boy has dropped yet another banger folks! Pretty sure he's unstoppable at this point. Earlier today, Dutch producer Don Diablo unveiled, "Back To Life", which is full of high pitch vocals, snazzy synths, and bass that only a rock mama could wubwubwub (see what I did there?). The track officially drops on October 20th on Spinnin Records, so you can wear out the stream below for the time being. 
US Don Diablo fans! The man himself is playing a few select dates this month so if you're in the area make sure you do whatcha gotta do to get out and see him. Even though I'll actually be in Philly this weekend I will unfortunately be unable to catch him at Soundgarden on Saturday night. I am hoping to bump into him around town tho in hopes of getting the scoop on his secrets to acheiving insanely flawless skin. My guess: babies blood. Or genetics. Whatever. 
Don Diablo On Tour
02 Oct Fluxx (San Diego, USA)
03 Oct Foundation (Seattle, USA)
04 Oct Soundgarden (Philadelphia, USA)
10 Oct Gala Supalec (Paris, France)
11 Oct Bonusz Festival (Budapest, Hungary)
12 Oct Globe @ Gotham City (Athens, Greece)
15 Oct Protocol @ Melkweg for ADE (Amsterdam, Holland)
18 Oct DJ Mag Top100 Party @ Brixton Academy (London, England)
Thursday
Oct022014

[Watch] Flying Lotus - "Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)" (Official Video)

Okay, can we talk about how Kendrick Lamar is like EVERYWHERE right now?! I feel like if I'm not careful that I'm going to go around a corner and he's going to be standing there ready to start rapping on command for me. I mean, I'm not complaining or anything, but it's been a little overwhelming, especially over the past week. At any rate, I'm glad that he's contributing to the goodness that is Flying Lotus' upcoming 5th album You're Dead! which drops next week (October 6th). The video (below) for "Never Catch Me" takes place during a funeral wherein the deceased love this song so much that they leap out of their caskets and start dancing. 
Tomorrow (October 3rd) you'll be able to stream the entire album in full starting at 5pm EST/ 11pm EU / 2pm PST over on Flying Lotus' website, so set yourself a remind for that. 

Flying Lotus On Tour 

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Wednesday
Oct012014

[Download] Ryan Adams - "I Want To Know What Love Is" (Foreigner Cover)

Ryan Adams' new album is a throwback to the eighties and while I may have only been born in 1989, I grew up listening to my Dad's record collection from that era, and you know what, I like it. Sure, it's cheesy at times, and maybe even predictable, but it just sounds good to me. Maybe I'm looking at it with rose-tinted fondness, but Ryan's new self-titled album is equally brilliant and given it was released in 2014, maybe my kids will grow up and reach for it in my collection when they're growing up and the cycle of the 80s will begin again.

With his new album's sound in mind, he's offered up a true piece of memorabilia by covering "I Want To Know What Love Is" recently for NPR's World Cafe. Originally released in '84 by Foreigner, the result presented to us is a beautiful, stripped back version approaching nearly 7 minutes that remains smooth, emotional and damn right brilliant from start to finish. Whenever you may have been born, however old you may be, enjoy the download of the track below via Stereogum.

Tuesday
Sep302014

[Watch] Chromeo - "Old 45s" (Official Video)

I love that Chromeo took a track that almost didn't make the record, realized how much of a fan favorite it was, and turned it into one of the most fun videos I have seen in awhile. I will spare you any spoilers, but man oh man did I not see the ending coming at all. Pretttyyy funny stuff. Excellent cameo. Nice work, fellas! 

Also ladies you're welcome in advance because I spared you the time and effort to create a .GIF of Dave 1 shaking his booty at the jukebox:

Yepppp. This is a thing that I did. You go have fun with that on Tumblr now.