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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 10, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Young Fathers – “Shame” Video

Shame” is probably my favorite song off Young Fathers’ new album, White Men Are Black Men Too. It’s got this raw, pissed-off intensity that immediately hits your bloodstream. In the Jeremy Cole-directed video for the track, they play off that pulsing violence that lingers just under the surface, portraying one long scene of an injured,… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 9, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Stream Young Fathers White Men Are Black Men Too

Young Fathers won the Mercury prize in 2014 for their album DEAD, but honestly the more interesting thing about them is that they’re a rap trio from Edinburgh, Scotland. Listening to previously released singles like “Shame” and “Rain Or Shine,” the closest comparison I came up with was TV On The Radio, or maybe Shabazz… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 31, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Young Fathers – “Shame”

Following up a Mercury Prize is no easy task, and considering UK-based trio Young Fathers won the honor for their 2014 record DEAD, they have a lot to live up to. Listening to their new single “Shame,” though, it doesn’t seem like that pressure even crossed their minds while recording the upcoming White Men AreMore »

By: Caitlin White / March 11, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Young Fathers – “Rain Or Shine”

Last year, the Scottish art-rap trio Young Fathers won the UK’s Mercury Music Prize for their album Dead. This year, they’ll follow that album up with a confusingly titled new LP called White Men Are Black Men Too. First single “Rain Or Shine” is a noisy, cluttered track that sounds like a poetry slam breaking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2015 - 10:55 am

Young Fathers Win 2014 Mercury Prize

For many Americans, this year’s Mercury Prize nominees comprised a whole lotta “Who the heck is that?” I mean: GoGo Penguin? East India Youth? Polar Bear? Did any of those records even get a Stateside release? Yeah there were a few familiar names on that shortlist — FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn, Anna Calvi … Bombay… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Young Fathers – “Romance” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Scotland isn’t the first country that comes to mind when you think of rap destinations but Young Fathers are about keeping it global. They are based out of Edinburgh, but their roots are planted around the world — including Liberia and Nigeria. They’ve unleashed a clip for their dancehall drum-laden track “Romance” in anticipation for… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 16, 2013 - 2:59 pm