Music Videos: Haim – “My Song 5 (feat. A$AP Ferg)”

This post is sponsored by Karina Curto and Curto Photos. Karina is tremendous talent, both behind and in front of the camera. She is also a dear friend and the official photographer for The Vinyl Warhol. But most importantly, she loves Hiam, and shared this video with me. Enjoy.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: I finally got a Instagram. You can follow me on it here, if you’re into that type of thing.

Also, this music video rules. It has cameos from the following famous peeps: Ke$ha, Ezra Koening, Big Sean, and Grimes. Peace.


Janelle Monáe – “Electric Lady”

My girl Janelle Monáe just released a music video for the title-track from her 2013 album, Electric Lady. I saw Monáe at Bonnaroo, and she quickly became one of my favorite female pop artists. Her blend of funk, pop, and soul is sure to make you “shake like a lil earthquake.” Enjoy.

23 Days to Bonnaroo: Die Antwoord

Since the fearsome threesome just released a new video for the song “Pitbull Terrier,” now seems like a good time to tackle this South African beast. Enjoy.

Educate yourself on other Bonnaroo artists!

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Just because you don’t hear any music coming from the Silent Disco, that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s nothing going on.

Die Antwoord – Saturday, June 14, 1:45 A.M. – The Other Tent

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: A Tribe Called Red, Danny Brown 

The most fitting way I can find to describe everything Die Antwoord: fucked up shit! However, this is not an insult. In fact, I think Die Antwoord would be offended if I called them anything less explicit. Die Antwoord is a South African rap-rave collective whose debaucherous, and that’s putting it lightly, themes and hard beats have built them a surprisingly large following in the US. They’ve released two albums thus far, $O$ and Ten$ion, and their third album Donker Mag is scheduled to be drop on June 3.

I will definitely be seeing Die Antwoord live. Actually, I have no other choice. My girlfriend is dying to see Yo-Landi Vi$$er, the group’s Fergie with more meth. But just because I have no say in whether or not I’m seeing going to see them, that doesn’t mean I’m not excited. “In fact, I don’t know if I’m more scared or aroused.” – Allie Warhol

4/4/14 Bag of Tracks: St. Vincent, Jack White, Liars

Something, something, something, intro. Enjoy.

St. Vincent – “Digital Witness”

This song has invaded my life. It captured me, and gave Stockholm syndrome bad.  From the distorted horns, to the infectious vocal melodies, St. Vincent’s latest single from her recent self-titled album is, without a doubt, my favorite song I’ve heard this year. I realize I was late to the party, but boy am I glad to be here. The video is a beautiful piece of artwork, full of color with St. Vincent as a modern day Venus. You need to hear this song. It will change you.

Jack White – “High Ball Stepper”

Among everyone’s idiotic April Fool’s Day shenanigans, myself included, there was one piece of news that was no joke. Jack White announced his new album Lazaretto, and teased us with this fuzzy instrumental track. “High Ball Stepper” is a piercing wave of guitar gold, that only allows you to breath during intermissions of reversed piano. Jack sounds hungry here. For now, I can only hope that the rest of Lazaretto will be this aggressive. I personally didn’t love Blunderbuss, it had a handful of good tracks, but it was too bogged down with slow country tunes to really grab me. Lazaretto’s first official single will be recorded, pressed, and released on Record Stored Day, and the album in it’s entirety will be out sometime in June.

Liars – “Mess on a Mission”

“Mess on a Mission” is the first single from Liars’ seventh studio album, Mess. Prior to Mess, I had never heard Liars, but their dance-punk sound with singer Angus Andrew’s whinny vocals create caught me in an evil trance. It’s dark. It’s fun. It’s catchy. It’s different. I’ve given the whole album a few listens, and the somber melodies paired with these punchy beats create for something unique and memorable.

New Videos from Daft Punk, The Knife, and Chipotle?

Today is all about music videos. That’s all I have to say. Enjoy.

Daft Punk- ‘Lose Yourself to Dance’

The video for Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” follow-up, “Lose Yourself to Dance”, combines robots with Studio 54. Both, Nile Rodger and Pharrell Williams show up to get down with the Random Access Memories duo, in a video that is sure to keep the keep the funk alive. The whole crew is decked out in suits that could make Micheal Jackson’s glove wince, while fans reach up to touch the hottest hit-makers of the year. This video seems to be following the  trend of vintage looking music videos for big pop songs. Bruno Mars recently did the same in the videos for “Treasure” and “When I Was Your Man”

Listen to Random Access Memories on Spotify.

The Knife- ‘Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You and Me’

In what seems to be a sequel to Itunes’ Visualizer, The Knife has released a video for “Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You and Me”, a remix of their own song “Full of Fire”, off of Shaking the Habitual. The song, reminiscent of 90’s house/rave music, flows well over the video, making the viewer feel like they’re floating around in a lava lamp. Lips, covered in various venereal diseases, pop up throughout the video to recite the song title. The song is great, and the video is just weird enough to work.

Hear more from The Knife.

Fiona Apple- ‘Pure Imagination’

What do you get when you combine Fiona Apple, Willy Wonka, and Chipotle? According to this clip, me crying in the corner for a half hour. Chipotle released this short film, entitled The Scarecrow, to warn consumers of genetically mutated foods. Set over Fiona Apple’s rendition of ‘Pure Imagination’, orginaly from the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this video will make you hurt.