Leave it to Willow Smith to make skipping class into a catchy as hell summer jam. There are a few artists in every generation who possess the fiery willpower to remake pop in their own image — Willow is one. Between her unaffected, guileless adoration of one of our own new favorite acts, Girlpool (a… More »
Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they’ll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can only dream of. Their stadium anthem “Centuries” was inescapable during ESPN’s coverage of the College Football Playoff (the highest-rated event in the history of cable), it’s #6 today on the… More »
Willow Smith has been pretty quiet in the music world since 2011’s “Whip My Hair” took the world by storm, but the 13-year-old has spent the past few years refining her taste, from sampling Radiohead to joining up-and-comer SZA on stage. Now, she’s released a cover of King Krule’s “Easy Easy” from his debut album… More »
13-year-old Willow Smith has apparently graduated from whipping her hair back and forth to sampling Radiohead and performing slow-jam duets with ethereal R&B singer SZA. I’m okay with it! On Tuesday night at Rough Trade, SZA brought the youngest Smith onstage to perform their unreleased collaboration track, “Domino.” Watch it below. More »
Fun fact: Last year, Jaden Smith, the Karate Kid remake star and the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, released The Cool Cafe, a mixtape where he rapped over Purity Ring samples. Apparently, some sort of Solange-esque indie awakening is sweeping through the younger generation of the Smith family. Jaden’s sister Willow, of “Whip… More »
This week we have new videos from The Living Sisters (directed by Michel Gondry), Pharoahe Monch, Die Antwoord, and, once again, Cloud Nothings. The videos from Guillemots, YELLE, and Willow Smith have some amazing special effects — bodies embedded in pavement, bodies spinning and floating in space, entire city streets emerging from sand. But the… More »
You’d be surprised. In 2010, the #1 hazard about being a man of a certain age spending too much time working from bed consuming the internet is NOT poor vision, or bedsores, or even the anxiety that comes with acute social isolation. Rather it is the having of a very jacked up neck that ca… More »
This week’s most watchable videos include new, color-saturated clips from Flying Lotus, Willow Smith (!), and Kaybelrex, and mesmerizing videos from Soars, Hundred In The Hands, and Glasser.