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Tom’s out in California surrounded by floral headbands and bros with GoPros over at Coachella this weekend, so I’m helping him out with this week’s roundup. While I’m sure that Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” video made some kind of stab at a political statement and was probably really nice looking, I didn’t watch it in time… More »

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month’s mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September’s grand finale has all the classic ingredients of a prosperous autumn: rap, punk, post-punk, R&B, and a Paul Westerberg song. They appear here generally in that order, diligently sequenced to include Weekend Money +… More »

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 »

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Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – “Bad Dancer” Video

Yoko Ono’s video for “Bad Dancer,” a track off her recent album Take Me To The Land Of Hell, might be the most diversely star-studded video of the year. Reggie Watts, Heems, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, Ad Rock and Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Ira Glass, Questlove (slow dancing with Ono above), it just… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 4, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Come To Nitehawk Cinema For The Opening Run Of DOSA HUNT, A Film By Amrit Singh

Some of you may remember the month of February, which was about eight months ago. On Valentine’s Day, I released the trailer for a film I’ve been making called DOSA HUNT. Well, the movie is finally complete! And I’m very proud of it. It’s premiering at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg this weekend, and I want… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Watch The Trailer For Amrit Singh’s DOSA HUNT, Starring Members Of Vampire Weekend, Neon Indian, Das Racist, Yeasayer, Vijay Iyer

Since last summer, our Amrit Singh has been making an independent short film called Dosa Hunt, starring Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri and Ashok Kondabolu, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, and NYC jazz stalwart Vijay Iyer, and himself. It chronicles a day spent by the group in pursuit of NYC’… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 14, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Heems – “I Want It Bad”

Das Racist’s Heems just posted a new “love song” to tumblr. It’s produced vy Mike Finito and samples “Bad Street” by Twin Sister, who rocked our CMJ showcase last night. Download below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 20, 2011 - 8:33 pm

Premature Evaluation: Das Racist Relax

To anyone on the Internet with even the slightest music nerd inclination, abstract Brooklyn rap group Das Racist has long been a giant, glowing orb to our mosquitolike existence; it was against our nature to avoid it. And, it’s largely been a great experience — they’ve released a pair of wicked mixtapes, yukked it upMore »

By: Corban Goble / September 9, 2011 - 3:13 pm

Heems – “WOMYN aka HITCH (Demo?)”

The prolific Twitter handle @heems sometimes doubles as a notification system for when the film Hitch is on TBS, which it turns out is very often. Now that love for discussing the Will Smith film and its special way of understanding the female species has inspired a full-length feature of Heems’s own, a very funny… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 24, 2011 - 10:41 am

Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri On Post-Bin Ladin Racism

Alternet.com has given Das Racist’s hyperactive Himanshu Suri space to unleash a straight think piece titled “Post 9/11 All Over Again,” on the race-related hatred he encountered on the internet the day after U.S. operatives killed Osama Bin Ladin. “Straight” as opposed to the irreverent, risible wit that colors his band’s raps; he’s called that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 12, 2011 - 5:17 pm

Das Racist – “Swate” (Feat. Lakutis)

Here’s a quick stopgap track from the Das Racist crew, whose mixtape muscle flexed from from Dudes II Men last year, and are some number of tracks into their proper full-length debut apparently titled RELAX. “Swate” is produced by Mike Finto with a verse from constant DR-periphery presence Lakutis, and Heems’s lines about dropping fact… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2011 - 4:31 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there’s only one respectable place to go: all the tequila shots and genitalia euphemisms that for some reason our video editors felt weren’t germane to clips about charitable bowling. Might wanna plug i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2010 - 10:13 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Round One Of The Tournament

You’ve seen the video of our celebrity bowlers meeting each other, greeting each other, naming their teams, and laying down the smack talk. Now you can see how good they are at bowling when The Planet Earth is on the line. Here’s the first round of our two-round charitable celebrity bowling tournament, shot mostly o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010 - 10:48 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Meeting, Greeting & Trash Talking

You’ve seen the photos from our inaugural charitable celebrity bowling tournament — now comes the even more fun part. After meeting and getting their team assignments, our celebrity bowlers took no time to start trashing each other (because, charity), so it is a good thing we had cameras rolling every second. Here you’ll find our… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural ‘Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you’ll see all the action, the highlights, the endlessly amusing indie-celeb encounters in motion picture. We’re really excited about them. To be real for a second: The main objective behind The ‘Gum Bowl, aside… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Photos Of The Tournament

Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting them liquored up and to talk trash on each other while throwing gutter balls for charity. Bring video cameras. And still cameras. Sit back and watch the madness unfold. Yesterday’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 26, 2010 - 6:34 pm