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Ty Segall Forms New Band Broken Bat With Members Of Melvins, Redd Kross

Ty Segall, Steven McDonald (of Redd Kross and OFF!), and Dale Crover (of Melvins) have banded together to form a scuzz-supergroup under the name Broken Bat. They’ve uploaded a single track to their Bandcamp page titled “Take My Medicine,” with a parenthetical note that this particular recording is “just a taste edit.” It’s 53 second… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 2, 2015 - 5:23 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After a couple of monster weeks, the music-video gods finally fell asleep on us this week, giving us warmed-over ideas and slopped-out murky execution and very, very little to get excited about. There are good videos on the list below, but many of them are videos that would’ve missed the top five during a busier… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2014 - 10:20 am

OFF! – “Meet Your God” Video (Feat. Jack Black)

Last week, California hardcore supergroup OFF! released their gory, ridiculous, deeply entertaining “Over Our Heads” video, in which Jack Black played a berserk skydiving instructor and half the band died violently. That video came with a “to be continued…” tag, and the band didn’t take long to make good on it. Today, we get the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner — who will be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence — posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It’s pretty crazy:… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm

OFF! – “Over Our Heads” Video (Feat. Jack Black)

OFF!’s awesome video for Wasted Years track “Over Our Heads” features Jack Black, skydiving, LSD, rampant bloody violence, a murderous grizzly bear, and Dimitri Coats drinking his own urine. Not sure what else it will take to convince to press play, but the song is rad too. Jimmy Hayward directed the clip, which is billed… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2014 - 12:49 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, our busiest comments section is a heated debate over whether a white lady is racist for dancing with black men in her music video and then being defensive about it. That is how indie rock, and every other form of media, works in 2014. You get used to it, I guess. Here’s what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm

OFF! – “Red White And Black” Video (Feat. Dave Foley & Brian Posehn)

Hardcore supergroup OFF! recently put out their new album Wasted Years, and now share a goofy video for “Red White And Black.” In it, comedians Dave Foley and Brian Posehn play two inept fascist leaders who end up getting their comeuppance. Directed by the Admiral, it also features small cameos from Danny Carey (Tool), Dale… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 15, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Stream OFF! Wasted Years

These guys have come a long way. The members of hardcore supergroup OFF! spent their youths bashing out quick bursts rabid guitar aggression in some of the nation’s dingiest basements and VFW halls, with coverage mostly limited to homemade zines and college radio. Now they’re playing major festival premiering their album in the paper of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014 - 12:51 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was one of those weeks where the best music-related video wasn’t a music video. It was Future Islands performing on Letterman and just fucking going for it. Letterman has already introduced frontman Samuel T. Herring’s dancing as a recurring joke on the show, and I sincerely hope it’s because he realizes that dancing wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2014 - 4:56 pm

OFF! – “Hypnotized” Video (Feat. David Yow & Jack Grisham)

OFF! is a band of grizzled, aging punk veterans who now pay the rent by bashing out early-’80s-style trashcan hardcore. And their new video for the single “Hypnotized” features two fellow members of their old-punk tribe: The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow and T.S.O.L.’s Jack Grisham, both of whom play rival off-brand superheroes who get into… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2014 - 11:31 am

OFF! – “Hypnotized”

Hardcore supergroup OFF! has just released another song from the upcoming Wasted Years, and like “Void You Out” before it, it’s super indeed. “Hypnotized” rages with an urgency worthy of the members’ legendary pedigree. Check it out below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2014 - 11:42 am

OFF! – “Void You Out”

After a year of weird tension concerning FLAG and Black Flag last year, it’s nice to have Keith Morris going back to his supergroup Off! with the upcoming album Wasted Years. Listen to the band’s newest single, “Void You Out,” below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 22, 2014 - 2:11 pm

OFF! – “What’s Next?”

Everyone knows that one of the very best parts of Grand Theft Auto is the amount of care and effort they put into designing the radio stations, and that’s part of why GTA V is so exciting. There’s been so much new music made by bands to go into the game it’s been hard to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013 - 12:34 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I spent a pretty good chunk of the week in transit to or from New York, or doing New York things while I was in New York, so I didn’t see a lot of this weeks’ videos before the massive video-watching binge I went on this morning. And I have to say: Lots of good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2012 - 2:53 pm

OFF! – “Wrong” Video (Feat. Jack Black)

L.A. trad-punkers OFF! have released a handful of funny, weird videos for songs that are shorter than most radio jingles. (“Cracked” clocks in at 1:27; “Borrow And Bomb” and “I Got News For You” are both so short that the band just crammed ‘em both into one video.) The grainy, B-movie-esque “Wrong” is a little… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 11, 2012 - 5:01 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The real best music video of this week isn’t on this list, since it wasn’t actually a music video at all. But Frank Ocean’s performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was drop-dead gorgeous. It won’t leave my head anytime soon, and I don’t especially want it to. But there were also plenty of strong… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2012 - 1:39 pm

OFF! – “Borrow and Bomb” / “I Got News For You” Video (Feat. Dave Foley)

The amazing new video(s) from OFF! are a note-perfect flashback to ’80s VHS cassettes — not just the programming you might find on those cassettes (in this case, a local talk show and a Jazzercise video, primarily), but their grainy, low-resolution textures and their oft-incomplete contents, the result of one show being taped over doze… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 11, 2012 - 1:14 pm

OFF! – “Cracked” Video

The L.A. rudimentary-hardcore revivalists OFF!’s new video for “Cracked” is the first in a planned trio of clips from director Whitey McConnaughy, and it revolves around a feud between two guys who stand by roadsides and twirl those twirly sides. This particular dispute escalates really, really quickly. Watch it and download the incredibly brief song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Stream OFF! OFF!

So far, we’ve heard three cuts, in some form, from the forthcoming self-titled full length from Californian hardcore revivalists OFF!: “King Kong Brigade,” “Cracked” and “Wiped Out.” Now the entire record — which is like, 16 songs in about as many minutes — has been posted online. Hit the stream at Spin. OFF! is out… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 2, 2012 - 12:57 pm

OFF! – “Cracked”

Californian trashcan-hardcore revivalists OFF! — led by trashcan-hardcore originator Keith Morris — will release their self-titled full-length debut shortly, and we’ve already heard “King Kong Brigade” and seen the video for “Wiped Out.” Now we’ve got another minute-long tantrum from the band. It’s called “Cracked.” Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 4:23 pm
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