Baseball. Basketball. Volleyball. They're obviously all sports and they're all in the new single from Viagra Boys. Fresh off their debut album, the Stockholm punk band take a satirical shot at the world of sports. The video focuses on a shirtless Sebastian Murphy as he rambles through a series of loosely game-related terms, poking fun at the testosterone-fueled enthusiasts while crashing a tennis match. Street Worms is available now.
Getting everyone on the same page in a three-piece punk band can be a challenge. So imagine getting 400 guitarists, 250 drummers, 300 bassists and 350 singers to play the same song. It sounds impossible, but Fabio Zaffagnini has made his dream a reality outside of Florence, Italy.
It's one of the greatest, most original, most influential hip-hop albums ever: The Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) has been smashing fans and inspiring artists well outside of the hip-hop genre for 25 years. For The Children: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is a short film that looks back at the group and the record with interviews of the members, family, and friends that were there during the creation of one of the best albums of all time.
Sometimes, music alone won't draw people in but an eye-catching video can do just the trick. Canadian band Said The Whale took that theory into consideration and 2,250 photos later they caught our attention. The whole video was created using stop-motion and zero special effects.
The One Love Machine is an internationally-known punk band that plays to crowds at tech events, conferences, and even TED talks. But no one in the band is actually alive — they're all the creation of inventor and avid DIY-er Kolja Kugler. Made completely out of found materials, Kulger's creations are totally autonomous and developed their sound completely on their own.
In 1991, the rock legend passed away after confirming the day before that he had contracted AIDS. It was the height of the AIDS epidemic and Mercury kept his illness from all but his closest friends and family. This montage of clips from documentaries, interviews, and news shows gives a look at what Mercury's life was like in the weeks and months leading up to his untimely death.
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Advent calendars just got a lot more interesting. Instead of counting down to the holidays with a bunch of boring chocolates, the Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine lets you pop the cork on a dozen different bottles. Whether you've been naughty or nice, each vial holds a glass of red or white from the best regions around the world. The wines come housed in a limited edition box and just 10 will feature a golden bottle that unlocks the key to a free subscription for all of 2019.
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The remake of the surrealist horror film Suspira is terrifying audiences in theaters, thanks in no small part to the atmospheric soundtrack composed by Thom Yorke. BBC Radio 6 hosted Yorke live in studio for a discussion and live performance of the film's score. Catch Suspira and Yorke's amazing music in theaters now.
Chromeo brings the funk to the NPR offices for their tiny desk concert. The Montreal duo exchanges their synth beats for a live band to perform a few tracks from their latest album Head Over Heels while donning matching Funk Lordz uniforms.
The dog days are over. Florence + the Machine have finally performed their first tiny desk concert. Backed by a pedal harp, an acoustic guitar, and the vocals of Hazel Mill, Florence Welch performs an ethereal mix of songs from their new album "High as Hope" as well as their 2015 release "Ship to Wreck."
Big Boi, one half of Atlanta rap supergroup OutKast, stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk for a few songs, both old and new. He brought Sleepy Brown of the Atlanta production crew Organized Noize, along with an eight-member backing band. The pair has been making music for over 20 years, and they're still charting hits. Big Boi played two OutKast classics along with a new song and proved he's as on top of his game as ever.
Greenpeace is on a mission to protect the Antarctic Ocean and they're promoting their cause with an original track from Thom York. Entitled "Hands off the Antarctic", the Radiohead frontman's electronic instrumentals pair perfectly with the raw scenery that was captured by the organization's ship Arctic Sunrise. Their joint efforts aim to save the polar region and its wildlife from the effects of climate change and industrial fishing.
The Beatles iconic logo goes hand-in-glove with the band — even though it didn't gain popularity until years after the band broke up. The logo on the front of Ringo Star's bass drum that would go on to represent the band started in a London music store and a dispute with the store's owner. A compromise was made, and the rest is history.
The second annual Caljam music festival was a landmark. Rumors had been circulating, and the closing act proved them to be true — festival founder Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and guitarist Pat Smear took the stage with John McAulay, Joan Jett and Brody Dalle for an all-too-brief reunion of Nirvana. The set was only six songs but brought back a flood of memories for those on the stage.
Thom Yorke has released another track from the upcoming horror film Suspiria, and things continue to get darker and more disturbing. The original film's soundtrack was composed by Italian prog-rock band Goblin, and Yorke is definitely up to the challenge of matching their chilling music. Suspiia comes to theaters October 26, 2018.
The result of three years of research and millions of data points, the Casper Wave is a breakthrough in mattress design. Underneath its handsome exterior, you'll find the new, proprietary Natural Geometry System. It uses five layers of foam to mimic the natural contours of your body at 36 specific points, adjusting naturally to your shoulders and hips without sacrificing support, and keeping your spine properly aligned. Like the original, it uses open-cell foams to keep you cool at night. Designed and assembled in the USA.
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Oasis is releasing a new video for "She's Electric" from their blockbuster 1995 album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Released 23 years ago on October 2, the new video for the fan-favorite song has a classic British vibe, using the animated collage technique popularized by acts like comedic troupe Monty Python and the Beatles. But don't get too excited — the Gallagher brothers aren't any closer to making nice for a reunion tour.
It's been over a year since the release of Baby Driver so to satisfy your Edgar Wright cravings with this music video. The director's vibrant visuals are for Beck and feature the singer and Alison Brie performing choreography by Ryan Heffington with a blue-hued crew.
LCD Sound System released a video for "oh baby" off their latest album american dream and brought in the big guns to direct it — The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson. Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn star as two scientists who take an amazing journey through love, death, and discovery. More than just a music video, this is a short film with a soundtrack that happens in just under six minutes.
Like nearly everything in human history, the raucous, screaming electric guitar that became the sound of rock was mostly the result of an accident. While amplifier manufacturers like Fender were trying to create the loudest, cleanest sound possible, guitarists of the late 40s and early 50s were doing exactly the opposite — trying to coax the most tortured sounds possible from their gear. Polyphonic goes through the history of the sound that changed popular music forever, from destroying speakers to the invention of the fuzz pedal.
On the internet, sometimes dreams really do come true. A 14-year-old girl by the name of Mary made a Twitter account with the sole purpose of convincing Weezer to cover the resurgent soft-rock song "Africa" by Toto. It took a few months and back in May, Mary got her wish. Weezer released a perfect cover and reinforced just how strange a place our online lives have become. Now, they've blessed us once again with a magical music video featuring Weird Al and his accordion.
Eminem's late-2017 album Revival caught fire from critics, and not much of it was good. But that's always been fuel for Eminem's fire, and the surprise release of his latest album Kamikaze shows how he takes criticism and channels it into his art. The rapper sat down with Sway for a not one, not two, but three-part interview that covers everything from his previous hits and misses to his current spat with fellow rapper Machine Gun Kelly.
The Gorillaz have released the sixth single off their most recent album The Now Now, and it's a milestone of sorts for the virtual band — their first "live" music video. Russel, 2-D, Noodle, and Ace take the stage for a wild visual trip that has everything from 3D and hand animation to claymation. Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett was the creative mastermind behind the video, along with Blinkink and Paris-based production house Eddy.
María Conde, along with her father and brother, is keeping the guitar company her grandfather started alive. In 1915, Felipe Conde began constructing guitars in a basement workshop in Madrid, Spain. Over 100 years later, guitars are still being made in the same workshop and with materials selected by the elder Felipe himself. María goes through the exacting process to build one of Conde's excellent flamenco guitars, from selecting wood to the final finishing touches.
Kanye West landed the job of creative director at the first ever Pornhub Awards in Los Angeles. At the show, he dropped a new video with Lil Pump, some crazy suits, and Spike Jonze as executive producer. No matter what's going on with Yeezy, he always manages to come through with another surprise.
Legendary doesn't even begin to describe Michael Jackson as an artist. Together with producer Quincy Jones, the duo made three of the greatest albums ever recorded featuring some of the best songs ever written and earning Jackson his title as the King of Pop. Nerdwriter looks at how Jackson composed his songs, giving them a unique sound and energy that hasn't been replicated since.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke scored director Luca Guadagnino's reboot of the horror film Suspiria, and the initial release sounds like a perfect fit. This is the first time Yorke has ever scored a film and the musician picked an ambitious project for his debut. The full soundtrack arrives October 26, 2018.
Muse warps to the Dark Side in their latest music video. Off the upcoming album Simulation Theory, the retro visuals for the lead single give off major 80s vibes with its Tron-like neons and period correct Lamborghini. The styling mimics the album's cover art, designed by Stranger Things visual artist Kyle Lambert.
As far as cellists go, Yo-Yo Ma is quite possibly the GOAT. He started performing for presidents at the age of seven, has been featured on soundtracks like Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has earned 18 Grammys, and was named the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities by Obama. Now, Ma is gracing the NPR Tiny desk to perform a series of suites for unaccompanied cello by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Queen of Soul wasn't just a soul singer; she embodied soul itself. Franklin had 112 singles hit the charts, won 18 Grammys, and brought her gospel background to the forefront of music. Vox looks at Franklin's roots in the church and how that laid the groundwork for her amazing career as one of the greatest singers of all time.