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Watch Hudson Mohawke’s Ray-Ban x Boiler Room LA Live Set Feat. Eric Wareheim, Busta Rhymes, & Captain Murphy

Scottish production mastermind Hudson Mohawke recently hit the Boiler Room’s LA outpost in support of his upcoming EP Chimes, and some impressive guests partook in the Ray-Ban-sponsored festivities. Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric fame delivers a vaguely humorous intro, and the set features appearances by Flying Lotus as his rapping alter ego Captain Murphy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 17, 2014 - 11:42 am

Captain Murphy – “Cosplay”

Just yesterday, Flying Lotus alter ego Captain Murphy released a clip from his Adult Swim cartoon called “The Birth Of Captain Murphy.” And today, FlyLo drops the Captain Murphy track he recorded for the Adult Swim Singles Series, the aptly titled “Cosplay.” All this precedes FlyLo’s forthcoming proper LP, You’re Dead, and it portends greatness,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 15, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Watch Flying Lotus’ Captain Murphy Cartoon

Flying Lotus makes a pretty good rapper, for a guy who’s mostly known for making jazzed-out stoner-odyssey productions. And when he raps, he raps under his Captain Murphy alter-ego. Murphy will show up alongside Snoop Dogg on “Dead Man’s Tetris,” a track from the forthcoming FlyLo album You’re Dead! But this also appears to be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Watch A Cool, Animated Trailer For Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead!

Late last month, Flying Lotus finally announced his fifth album, You’re Dead! (that’s its trippy cover art above) and now we’ve got some more news on it, including its guest stars. Not surprisingly, the album features appearances from Brainfeeder acolyte Thundercat, and Captain Murphy (which is really just FlyLo’s alter ego), but then there are… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Adult Swim Announces 5th Singles Series With Deafheaven, Run The Jewels, Speedy Ortiz, & More

For the last several years Adult Swim has curated a series of singles released throughout the summer. They’ve put out some fantastic tracks in the past, but for the fifth series, coming this summer, they’ve completely outdone themselves, enlisting a dizzying array of artists from Speedy Ortiz to Tim Hecker, from Deafheaven to Run The… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Captain Murphy – “Between Villains” (Feat. Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt, & Thundercat)

The latest track in this summer’s Adult Swim Singles Series is called “Between Villains,” and it features a murderer’s row of rap-friendly astral travelers: Bass-music space cadet Flying Lotus (in his rapping Captain Murphy guise), masked rap enigma DOOM (in his tough-guy Viktor Vaughn guise), insanely gifted Odd Future introvert Earl Sweatshirt, and soul-jazz singer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013 - 11:16 am

Captain Murphy – “The Killing Joke” Video

Captain Murphy is the alternate moniker of Flying Lotus, a Californian who has both performed and produced tracks with Earl Sweatshirt. (We first heard from Captain Murphy on a Flying Lotus-produced collaboration with Sweatshirt for Adult Swim.) Now, here’s a new video from Murphy, “The Killing Joke”, which finds his verses wandering between dark, delicate… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 23, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Watch Captain Murphy Perform With Earl Sweatshirt In L.A.

At a Los Angeles show last week, the mysterious Californian rap newcomer Captain Murphy finally revealed his identity: He’s actually Flying Lotus, the guy who produced Murphy’s debut track “Between Friends,” putting vocals on his own tracks for the first time. And he’s got bars. At that same show, Murphy was joined by a very… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures” Video (Feat. Elijah Wood)

Flying Lotus’s musical productions are bizarre, inventive, dreamlike works, so it’s fitting that the video for “Tiny Tortures” (from FlyLo’s fantastic recent Until The Quiet Comes) matches the music in all those departments. Directed by David Lewandowski and starring the always-creepy Elijah Wood, the clip brings together the amorphous and beautiful song with cyborg-nightmare visual… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 29, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Captain Murphy – “Shake Weight (TNGHT Version)”

It was just a matter of time, but people are starting to hop on the tracks from the Hudson Mohawke/Lunice collision TNGHT. An early adopter is the ever-mysterious Captain Murphy, who were first met on that fierce Flying Lotus and Earl Sweatshirt collab “Between Friends.” The Captain Murphy Twitter account spurns the notion that he’… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 13, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Flying Lotus – “Between Friends” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy)

Here’s the latest from Adult Swim’s Singles Program series, a track featuring Earl Sweatshirt and “Captain Murphy” (Maybe Tyler? Maybe just a slowed-down Earl?) rapping over some thick, heavy-lidded production from Flying Lotus. It brings to mind the DOOM/Danger Mouse collab The Mouse And The Mask, a connection that’s reinforced by the presence of Adult… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 23, 2012 - 12:23 pm