Friday, March 12, 2010

New Kid Cudi Video Features MGMT & Ratatat

Listen.  Kid Cudi and MGMT are both A-Okay in my book. But the most significant inclusion here, is the marvel-inducing riffs of Ratatat. It's been a little while, no doubt, but Ratatat's trademark sound is back.  Listen for it Kid Cudi's fun new video 'Pursuit of Happiness':

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Yeasayer Video

Yeasayer is back with a brand new video. In this one, we're given a small glimpse of the future, in which turntables and guitars seem to have been replaced by cheesy, illuminating crystals and there's some ominous shape-shifting fellow who shows up to the dance party that reminds us of Critters 2 (anyone? anyone?) Check out Yeasayer's video for O.N.E.

"O.N.E." by Yeasayer from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Gorillaz Video

Today the Gorillaz released a new video for their single 'Stylo'. While previous videos have been entirely animated, this Gorillaz track is live-action with more realistic CG characters. Oh, and there's also an interesting cameo...

Check out the video on YouTube .

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tiger's Pandering Apology Playlist

If you're like millions of other golf fans... Americans... Or even if you just have an address somewhere on this planet... Tiger Woods had something to say to you last Friday. He wanted you to know that he made a mistake and most importantly? He was 'sorry'. A little piece of every last one of us died the day we found out that an immensely rich and famous pro athlete had been cavorting with attractive cocktail waitresses.

So for all that pain and suffering you certainly endured... for all that weight you lost after those sleepless nights... for those golf lessons you were inspired to buy for your uncoordinated kid... Tiger just wanted us to know... 'he's sorry.'

We'll leave the pandering to Tiger. We're not really here to play the holier-than-thou game or stir up the blood in the media shark pool. Actually, we're just here to stalk Tiger's children on their way to school. Or maybe follow his mom to a Jenny Craig meeting...

We kid, we kid... we actually just want to listen to some good music, and we'll use the rise and fall of a sports icon as our opportunistic springboard.

(Check out Tiger's playlist after the jump)

Kanye's 'Coldest Winter' Gets a Remix and a Video

We're getting pretty far removed from Kanye's 808's and Heartbreaks album to have a new video from it. But, Kanye's 'Coldest Winter' gets all dolled up for the occasion. Sporting a wedding dress, gratuitous slow-motion cleavage shots, and some haunting Reapers in a Sleepy Hollow-like foggy forrest.

Check out "Coldest Winter (Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam)":

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Which Band Are You Here To See?

When you walk into a music club, and the guy at the door asks which band are you here to see? What should you say? Did you know that you're answer can actually affect how much money the respective bands take home that night?

A discussion has been brewing of late within the local DC music scene, kicked off last week by local hip-hop artist Head-Roc's rant on the practice of door-polling at music venues.

Washington City Paper ran a follow up piece on the matter even more recently titled "Sins of Admission: Why It's a Problem When a Club Asks, 'Who Are You Here To See?'"

Is this an unfair way to determine a band's payment? Is it a cop out for music venues to defer marketing responsibility to desperate musicians? Does it create an unfair bias against out-of-town bands?

Or is this a fair practice that benefits hard-working and talented musicians? What do you think?

Friday, February 19, 2010


Vampire Weekend's bizarre new video features a lot of tennis and some guest appearances by the likes of Rza and Jake Gyllenhaal. Without further ado, check out Vampire Weekend's video for 'Giving up the Gun':


A couple weeks back Caribou released their first single from their upcoming album. The single is called 'Odessa' and today got it's own music video that starts out with a woman walking with a bloodied face. Check it out:


It's been a little while since we had an official album from Broken Social Scene. We've seen members spin off to do solo work (um... Feist, anyone?) and had a handful of 'Broken Social Scenes Presents:' albums. But, not since 2005 has the band released a real Broken Social Scene album. The band's freshest won't come out until May 4th, but they've put up one song on their website that's free to download just to let us know they mean business. It's called 'Sick World'.

This time around, BSS has slimmed to a mere 6 members but most of the old cast is slated to make guest appearances as the likes of Feist, Metric, Do Make Say Think, Sea and Cake, Pavement and Tortoise lend their talents to the track list.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Manners is straight-up loaded to the gills with an engaging, experimental mix of poppy electronic tracks. From 'Moth's Wings' to 'Sleepyhead' to 'The Reeling'... Passion Pit have proven real hit-makers.  This time around, Passion Pit gives us a video for yet another can't-miss hit: 'Little Secrets'

Check their latest video for 'Little Secrets' over at MTV.