Electro-indie pop foursome CITIZENS! releases a celebratory music video in anticipation of their upcoming sophomore LP. Remixed by Cesare and directed by Ernest Desumbila the “Lighten Up” video pairs playful animations with models Katerina Safarova and Ira Stroy spending the afternoon in a chic Parisian loft. For more check out the track’s original video sequence and an interactive Four Creeps version on the band’s site. CITIZENS! forthcoming album European Soul drops April 13 via French music label Kitsuné.
Produced by two of the original five members, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre bring their own hip hop story to life in a feature film capturing the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A in the mid ’80s. Set in the then dangerous streets of Compton, California, the biopic drama follows five young men as they translate their experiences growing up through gritty unfiltered music and shed light on the truth about life in the hood. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ hits theaters August 14, 2015.
A conduit for everything action lifestyle, SCOUTWELL is proud to present the first installment of SCOUTMIX, a weekly mix-tape music release of the freshest tracks to hit our desks. Give it a listen via computer, take it with you on your phone via the SCOUTWELL mobile site, or wait for your friends to tell you about it later.SCOUTMIX
Tapping into the spontaneous energy of professional skaters on tour, musical duo The 2 Bears joined forces with the Girl x Chocolate skateboard team for the making of the band’s “Warm and Easy” music video. Shot on location in Central America, during the filming of Girl x Chocolate’s upcoming full length skateboard film “Pretty Sweet,” the 2:57 music video captures the team skating, traveling and lip-syncing across Panamanian, Nicaraguan and Costa Rican borders. Check out the collaborative music video x skate teaser above, and hear The 2 Bears full album at www.the2bears.co.uk. For more on Girl x Chocolate’s “Pretty Sweet” film, due out November 16, click here.Chocolate Skateboards, Girls Skateboards, The 2 Bears
The back-in-action Bloc Party are returning next month with their new album Four, and today they’ve given us the video for the first single ‘Octopus.’ Directed by Nova Dando, the colorful and flashy clip mostly focuses on members of the band in their practice space. Check it out below.Bloc Party, Music Video, Octopus
Recognized as the ‘godfather of Gangsta rap,’ lyricist, director, producer, Ice-T introduces the intimate performance documentary SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP, delving beyond the hype and bling to give view into the minds and personal lives of rap’s true grandmasters, young and old. Interspersed with the performers’ insightful real-life revelations and backed by a street-credible, hip-hop heavy soundtrack are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. Featuring the comprehensive roster of rap’s serial hitters, the film includes the gamut; from founders, to new faces, to global superstars like Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. In theaters now.Ice-T
LCD Soundsystem’s documentary, Shut Up And Play The Hits, comes to theaters for one day only on July 18th. The doc follows their final appearance at Madison Square Garden and the disbanding of the band. The late Adam Yauch’s production company, Oscilloscope, is releasing the film and you can find out if it’ll be playing your city after following the link below. Otherwise keep hanging tight, it should be on DVD and Netflix shortly.LCD Soundsystem, Oscilloscope, Shut Up And Play The Hits
Still months out from an anticipated sophomore album drop by Britain’s own The xx, music’s digital sphere is not without fresh variations on the the band’s 2009 self-titled release. Reworked by 19-year-old New Hampshire native CRNKN, the band’s already classic “Intro” is remixed in a synth heavy dance track that delivers bass direct to the brain-piece. Listen below and cop more of CRNKN at the link.CRNKN, The xx
The Doors have an updated video for their classic hit L.A. Woman in celebration of their final album’s 40th anniversary. The video features professional skateboarders Kenny Anderson, Alex Olson and Braydon Szafranski as they let loose on the streets of Los Angeles. Also featured are cameos of The Doors’ drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger and record exec Jac Holzman, who signed the Doors to his Elektra Records label. Highlighted areas are Venice, Hollywood, downtown L.A., the Wilshire District and other locations that figure in the band’s career.Kenny Anderson, L.A. Women, The Doors
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. Directed by Oscar Winner Kevin MacDonald, the film premiers in theaters April 20, 2012.
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