Watch what looks to be a ton of fun in the new video for Wavves’ “King of the Beach.” Snacks the cat, you are everywhere!
Beach House debuted a fantastic new tune over the weekend. I’m a moderate Beach House fan, but this one seems like it could be the one that tips me into rabid fandom. It’s got some meat to its bones without losing their etherial quality. Can’t wait for a studio version. Until then, here’s a live MP3.
MP3: Beach House – New Song (live 2.25.11)
Sloan over at Southern Shelter posted a bootleg of the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise show in Atlanta. Included among the dozens of great songs is this cover of Sun Ra’s “Enlightenment.” It’s some jazz madness at the end of a ton of great rock and pop. Enjoy!
MP3: Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise – Enlightenment (Sun Ra)
MP3: Widowspeak – Harsh Realm
Chalk “Harsh Realm” up among those contemporary tunes that feel like an unearthed vintage cool-as-hell track. You know — like something you’d hear as incidental music in a Tarantino film. Only “Harsh Realm” is slowed down 1.5x from what I’d say is normally the speed of this category. Use this to soundtrack your next windows-down cruise through town under the speed limit.
Hit up CoS for the details and MP3 of Kanye West & Mos Def crashing Lupe Fiasco’s gig at a jazz show.
M.I.A. let loose this unused song from the /\/\/\Y/\ sessions. This one’s pretty all over the place, but it’s at least a bit more fun than the ones that made the cut for the LP. Really, she probably made the right choice by leaving it off the album but giving it to us anyway. Make your own decision, though:
MP3: M.I.A. – Zig Zag
Donald Glover posted this video of him recording his song “Freaks and Geeks” in the studio with producer Ludwig Goransson — apparently the two are working on Childish’s upcoming EP.
Grab the original MP3 below:
Portugal. The Man are a band that’s always on tour or recording. They finished recording and now they’re ready to jump back on tour. They’ve got dates that start a week from now and stretch all the way to Bonnaroo in June. Catch ’em live as many times as you’re able, my friend.
See PTM’s tour schedule after the break.