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“Don’t chase the money,” Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. “You can’t chase the money,” he pleads. What exactly has Blacc been doing these past few years, then? This is a guy who broke through to TV sync ubiquity… More »

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who’s been away for a while, one who’s barely taken enough time off for anyone to notice it’s been a year since he dropped an album. And both are heavy on old-school music-video values: Expert rhythmic editing, implied sex, the goofily in-charge… More »

If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas’s celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at his… More »

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Passion Pit Trailed By MTV … But Will They Make Wikipedia?

Their first show was a year ago, and they've played around 30 shows since. Fast forward to CMJ where they express wonder at playing a…
Amrit Singh | October 27, 2008 - 9:36 am

New Passion Pit Video – “Sleepyhead”

A couple months back, Scott and Amrit ventured out to catch Passion Pit at Pianos. Since then, the Boston Frenchkiss signees have continued popping up…
brandon | October 14, 2008 - 3:34 pm

Passion Pit @ Pianos, NYC 8/27/08

Scott and I swung into Pianos last night to check in with electropop outfit Passion Pit. And clearly, someone's doing their work in that camp.
Amrit Singh | August 28, 2008 - 12:38 pm
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