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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn’t run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we’re giving you our picks for this week’s five best videos, as well as, without comment, last week’s picks. You deserve to have a lot of shit to watch on your… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2014 - 9:51 am

Spank Rock – “Gully” Video (NSFW-ish)

After some time away, the Baltimore-bred dance-rapper Spank Rock returned earlier this spring with the pounding “Gully,” his first single in three years. He’s got a new video for the song, even though I don’t think he appears in it. Instead, director Sean Maung has collected a sequence of vaguely seedy New York street scenes,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Spank Rock – “Gully” (Stereogum Premiere)

Spank Rock is back with his first new single in three years. “Gully,” produced by Boys Noize and Kid Kamillion, repeatedly implores us to “pump the bass,” and its greyscale minimal house thump lends us plenty of low end to work with. It’s spare and frenetic, with understated yet explicit rhymes accenting its rhythms, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 13, 2014 - 10:42 am

Spank Rock & Amanda Blank – “We Can Go All Nite Long”

Rap Game BFFAEAEAEAE, Baltimore’s Spank Rock and Philly rapper Amanda Blank, have released “We Can Go All Nite Long,” following a little bit of a mini-hiatus from Blank. This is a filth-fest of a high caliber, but it’s the kind of thing anyone familiar with their collaborations — like “Bump,” in which Blank compares herself… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 11, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Photos From Afro-punk Fest 2012: TV On The Radio, Erykah Badu, And More

This past weekend, Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park hosted the eighth annual Afro-punk Festival, a two-day event offering gourmet food trucks, street art, skating and BMX competitions, and an incredible musical lineup featuring TV On The Radio, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, and dozens more. Photographer Greg Cristma… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 27, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Spank Rock – “Car Song (Shabazz Palaces Remix)” (Feat. Santigold)

Last year, Spank Rock teamed up with Santigold on “Car Song,” a track that appeared on his album Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar. Now, Seattle art-rap duo Shabazz Palaces have remixed the track, transforming it into sputtering, murky bass music but keeping its catchiness fully intact. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Win Win – “Pop A Gumball” Video (Feat. Spank Rock, Andrew W.K. & Matt Sweeney)

Last year, Win Win, the dance trio led by former Spank Rock producer XXXchange, released their self-titled debut album. Today, their track “Pop A Gumball” gets a video, and it stars Spank Rock, Andrew W.K., Chavez’s Matt Sweeney, and a girl who dances expressively while wearing a slip. Given that cast of characters, you’d expect… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Santigold Debuts New Material @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg 1/16/12

Santigold’s roots are in punk (via her old Philly band Stiffed) as much as they are label A&R (via her tenure as an Epic Records agent), so be not surprised by her outright gaming of The System when it turned its gaze on her. There was one great album, which spawned a great mixtape, memorable… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 17, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Spank Rock – “Car Song” (Feat. Santigold)

“I took New York like Cloverfield.” That’s Spank Rock on “Car Song,” the Santigold collab from his new album Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar. I like that line, mostly because people don’t talk about Cloverfield enough. Cloverfield is a fucking great movie, you guys. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2011 - 9:08 am

Spank Rock – “Nasty” (Feat. Big Freedia)

“Nasty” is probably the title you’d expect for a team-up between Baltimore/Philly dance rapper Spank Rock and New Orleans sissy bounce queen Big Freedia. And the song itself, from Spank Rock’s new album Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar, is also just about exactly what anyone could’ve predicted: Overdriven snares, beeping synths,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2011 - 1:54 pm

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

Spank Rock – “Energy”

Going on five years after the release of the masterfully produced, Björk and Yorke beloved Yoyoyoyoyoyo, Naeem Juwon revives the Spank Rock name for a new LP due this fall. It’s titled Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar, which sounds like the sort of thing you call an album after the five… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2011 - 10:53 am

The First Video For Spank Rock’s Italo Disco Project Mobroder Is Here

As of some time last year Spank Rock has a new Italo disco project called Mobroder. (More specifically the Naeem Juwon half of Spank Rock; producer XXXChange is off and running in many different directions.) The outfit, which also features producers DJ Hoff and Blue Jemz, released its first single “Rush” back then; its remix… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 1, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – “The Bike Song” (Major Lazer Remix)

In its original form “The Bike Song” is a breezy ode to Peter Panism. Major Lazer’s remix focuses on Spank Rock’s verse, so it’s a lot less cute, a lot more sexual. Of course. Have a listen:… More »

By: jessica / September 23, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL – “The Bike Song” Video

The video for Mark Ronson’s “The Bike Song“? Full of bikes! Kyle Falconer and Spank Rock also appear in the video do their guest spots. Ronson’s in there too, though you might not recognize him with his white-blonde hair. The video was directed by Warren Fu. More »

By: jessica / September 1, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL – “The Bike Song” (Stereogum Premiere)

Add this song to your list of bicycle odes (“Bicycle Race” and “Bicycle, Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle” are on there, right?), though it’s really about using your time on your bike to clear your head and stay young. “The Bike Song” features the View’s Kyle Falconer and Spank Rock, and was co-written by The… More »

By: jessica / August 13, 2010 - 10:05 am

Staygold, Robyn, Spank Rock, Damien Adore Sing “Backseat,” Fever Ray’s Face Melts

Even the awards shows are better in Sweden. Earlier this week, the preternaturally pop-savvy country’s annual public radio awards show, P3 Guld, aired from from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg. Two bits worth spotlighting: this performance of “Backseat,” featuring both Robyn and Father Spank Rock, taking turns singing and rhyming before warmly embracing and dancing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 21, 2010 - 10:19 am

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke Going Solo, Working With Someone From Spank Rock

From this quote producer Hudson Mohawk gave the BBC, it’s hard to say if he’s working on Kele’s solo album with someone from Spank Rock or if they’re two separate projects, but whatever: this is happening. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 6, 2009 - 10:37 am

Siren Festival 2009 In Photos

The Voice’s annual indie rock fest gave audiophiles the second good reason to visit Coney Island last week, bringing out everyone from Spank Rock to Future Of The Left to Built To Spill on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We sent Natasha Ryan to eat all the hot dogs and take all the pictures, sadly missing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 20, 2009 - 10:28 am

Santigold And Spank Rock “Shove It” On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was good last night! (See also: Tina Fey was a guest last night). This time the show brought music-related content via Jon Bon Jovi karaoke and a performance by Santigold and Philly pal Spank Rock (who forgot we’re not calling her Santogold anymore). Lindsaygum was there and was excited. People… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 4, 2009 - 3:57 pm
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