RJD2 – “The Glow” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

jessica | February 18, 2010 - 10:03 am

The Colossus seems like RJD2 putting his sample-based work alongside his more recent singer-songwriter-y tendencies. The two Colossus flavors so far demonstrate this: “Let There Be Horns” connected back to Deadringer, “Games You Can’t Win” worked the middle ground, but “The Glow” shows where his interests have been lately. RJD2 sings and plays drums over this quietly sarcastic track about the “glow” of money, fake tans, and weekends spend in The Poconos. (Do rich people go to The Poconos?). The doll-filled video stars a Ken Doll yuppie who drives around in a convertible and steals food. Like a yuppie Yogi Bear.

The Colossus is out now on RJD2’s own Electrical Connections.

RJDTour:
02/18 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Not
02/19 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College (Harris Center)
02/20 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club/Club Void #
03/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
03/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/07 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom #
03/08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise #
03/09 – Providence, RI @ Jerky’s Music Hall #
03/10 – Montreal, QC @ La TuLipe #
03/11 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club #
03/12 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
03/13 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave #
03/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
03/16 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater #
03/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
03/19 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
04/02 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
04/03 – Durango, CO @ Strater Theatre
04/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
04/05 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre # $
04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/08 – Eureka, CA @ Red Fox Tavern #
04/09 – Portland, OR @ Dantes
04/10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight Lounge
04/11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/14 – Easton, PA @ Lafayette College (Kirby Sports Center) &
05/01 – Gambier, OH @ Kenyon College (Ransom Lawn)

# w/ Happy Chichester
$ w/ Busdriver
& w/ Kid Cudi

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