Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lo Thraxx – Downtown Freestyle (Video)

It’s only been forty seven days since the release of Lo Thraxx’s Highlight Reel mixtape, and he’s already putting in work on his next project. To keep us on the edge of our seats, Lo Thraxx drops this Downtown Freestyle video.  As always Lo Thraxx does his thing, as well as Seth Savoy (videographer) and Jordan Allen (edit). Stay current with Lo Thraxx by following him on Twitter @LoThraxx and regularly checking his website

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Broken Keys – “Neon Exit Sign” (Video)

Broken Keys debut visuals for their track “Neon Exit Sign”. Broken Keys is The experimental/alternative side project of Mooke and Chemist from the Cleveland hip-hop duo known as Smoke Screen. Stop Motion EP dropping 2/2/12.

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First Aid Kit – “King of the World” (feat. Conor Oberst)

You know what every Monday morning needs?  D’you guess Swedish music?  Well, here’s some even if you didn’t.  First Aid Kit’s been gaining momentum these past years and here’s the grand result.  “King of the World” is an upbeat, pop-stomper that’ll be stuck in your dome all day.  And there’s a guest spot from the venerable indie icon Conor Oberst, so that’s pretty cool, I guess…  Jump and enjoy.

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Andrew Bird – “Eyeoneye”

Andrew Bird’s newest album, Break It Yourself, comes out March 6 and here’s its lead single, “Eyeoneye”.  It’s a pretty solid track recorded in an oh, so Andrew Bird manner–in his barn.  Yes, children, Break It Yourself‘s another barn album, so get ready for some sweet acoustics.  Oh, and by the way, any one that buys a ticket to see the Birdman live gets a code to download the album for free, so I might jump on that.  Enjoy.

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Cloud Nothings – “No Future/No Past” (Video)

Cloud Nothings much anticipated second LP, Attack on Memory, hits shelves tomorrow and here’s a little visual accompaniment.  “No Future/No Past” is the album’s lead track and is now it’s first video.  Directed by John Ryan Manning, the video surreptitiously focuses on a man who was pushed to the ground and is now being pulled to, well, everywhere.  The man gets drug out of his home, over many streets, and into the wild until he is hung upside down above a tree.  It really is something to see.  Jump and enjoy.

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Smoke Screen – 2011 Highlight Re-Cap (Video)

Last year was a busy year for the Cleveland hip-hop/alternative duo known as Smoke Screen. For Smoke Screen members Mooke and Chemist, 2011 consisted of a 6 city Spring tour, a remixed version of their Imagination Beyond Illustration album and plenty of other major moves. For those of you that missed any or all of the action, this video should fill you in on what you missed. Stay up to date with Smoke Screen by following them on Twitter: @SmokeScreen216 // Tumblr: // and their official website

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A/V x Urbindex – “Eggnog Surprise” (Electric) (Video)

A/V and Urbindex give us visuals for their collaboration “Eggnog Surprise” (Electric). Stream and download the track here:

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A/V x Mario The Mechanic – “This Is For My Ninja’s” (prod. A/V)

Here’s the latest heat coming out of Cleveland, featuring A/V and Rio The Mechanic titled, “This Is For My Ninja’s”. A/V is responsible for the production as well. S/o to F/C x CCC x SHOTS FOR EVERYONE.

This Ones For My Ninja’s A/V x Rio The Mechanic (prod. by A/V) by Mario TheMechanic

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Watch Lana Del Rey On Saturday Night Live

This weekend, Lana Del Rey graced SNL’s stage for her first American TV performance and the reactions have been inauspicious.  Perhaps her nerves resulted in a shaky performance or maybe it was the sound on the stage (or maybe a combination of both) that hurt the songstress, I just can’t say.  But, I can say with certainty she’ll be okay.  Her debut LP, Born to Die, is due out January 31 and last time I checked, she still has a pretty awesome voice.  So, get off her back and check out the performance.  Jump away.

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Ryan Adams – “Chains of Love” (Video)

Here’s the latest video off Ryan Adams’ Ashes & Fire for the quintessentially-Adams “Chains of Love”, an intensely emo, up-tempo ballad.  The visuals show the man rocking out on a fog-drenched rooftop backed by a sexy backing band.  That’s right, I said ‘sexy’.  I wish I had a sexy backing band…  Jump and enjoy, children.

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