Category Archives: Culture
If you haven’t seen 2008′s That’s It, That’s All yet, you’re missing out. It’s one of the most visually stunning movies you’ll ever see and you can bet the upcoming The Art of Flight, produced by the same company, won’t disappoint either. The movie is set for release in September 2011.
This is the insane video for “Yonkers” off of Tyler, The Creator‘s newest album Goblin, due out this April. Watch it. The single is available for purchase on iTunes for $0.99. Thanks to Adam for the tip.
Since their 2008 debut album Remind Me In 3 Days…, The Knux have slowly gained popularity for their unique electronic/rock-inspired sound. The brothers are at it again, currently working on a new album and an even further-evolved sound. They’ve released a new track titled “She’s So Up” which gives us a taste of the new feel, something they describe as if “The Stones mingled with The Clash, ZZ Top met Joy Division, and The Smiths chopped it up with PM Dawn.” Whatever that means, it’s good. Give it a listen below and head over to TheKnux.com for a free download.
The Knux, She’s So Up:
Check out the music video for the Damien Marley & Nas track Patience. The highly stylized video was directed, shot, and produced by Nabil, who has previously worked with Kanye, Common, Bruno Mars, and plenty others. The video has a few crown & throne moments reminiscent of Kanye’s Power video, but don’t yell “ripoff!” as his official opinion on the piece is “super dope.” If you like the track, make sure to check out the entire album: Distant Relatives.
Make sure to check out this video from Chemistry Surfboards. It offers a behind the scenes look at what goes into the artistic side of their boards all wrapped up in a pseudo-music video. Enjoy!
Lupe posted this short video on his Facebook page about a half hour ago. It’s a trailer for his upcoming single, “Words I Never Said,” which drops February 1st. The album, “Lasers,” comes out on March 8th. Enjoy!
Design blog idsgn.org has an interesting piece up examining the relationship between the worlds of music and design. They do so through referencing the likes of Justice, Kanye West, and the Gorillaz, who have all crossed between the two fields in one way or another. Regarding Kanye West, they write:
West was a former student at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. There, he studied art and design before hitting it big and inking a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records.
Design and art clearly made an enormous impact on West. When Rolling Stone asked in 2006 how he would describe himself, he replied: “a designer.”
The article has some good information that might surprise you about the artists (Kanye also interned for Fendi this summer), and gives a solid look at how the two industries mesh and relate to each other. Give the full thing a read over at idsgn blog.
Last month, Freshborn favorite The Cold War Kids stopped by Jack White’s Nashville record store/production house/performance venue Third Man Records for a live performance. Not content with just a sold out show, they took the time to cut a live record with a direct-to-analog recording to be later released on Third Man Records’ Vinyl. While we wait for that, they’ve uploaded a performance of “Skip The Charades,” a track from their upcoming album Mine Is Yours. Check out the performance above, then head over to Amazon to pre-order Mine Is Yours.
Also: Be sure to give a listen to the first single from their new album: “Louder Than Ever” (iTunes link)
The Work has produced a pretty sleek video recapping Big Sean’s recent Hometown Heroes show in Detroit, presented by Revive.
Dan and Pat from The Black Keys, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), novelist Jennifer Egan, and broadway star Patti LuPone got together to discuss ‘popular culture’ for Time. The piece, created by Christian Weber, was commissioned for Time Magazines’s “Best of 2010” series. Enjoy. Thanks to “The Baby” for the tip.