Need a little pick me up on this depressingly dreary Tuesday Afternoon, well check these videos out and get prepared for the summer to possibly catch some of these acts.
(You have to watch video on NBC sorry folks)
Last Saturday SNL hosted one of the most riveting and lengthy performances I’ve seen thus far on the show. Prince and 3rdeyegirl shocked the audience and the nation with an 8 minute mystifying showcase of what their two new albums are all about. Prince and 3rdeyegirl released ART OFFICIAL AGE and PLECTRUMELECTRUM in late September of this year. If you haven’t given it a chance, it’s worth a listen. The first album offers a more funky introspective sound while the latter straight up rocks the listener away with heavy instrumentation from 3rdeyegirl.
Animal Collective member Avey Tare took a break from the group after they released and toured their last album Centipede Hz to work on a solo project. A love of horror movies caused Avey to create Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks and produce a single album: Enter the Slasher House. Directed by Abigail Portner, the video for “Catchy (Was Contagious)” off the album isn’t just a music video but more of a homage to horror flicks.
After releasing the first single of his highly anticipated next album, Kendrick Lamar has released the official video for his single “i”. There has been a lot of mixed feelings in Lamar’s fan base about the song because it seems to some to be getting away from the raw emotion and aggression that got him to where he stands today. Watch the video go from an eerie club to an upbeat rooftop and take note of the conclusion, things may not be as real as they seem in the end. The video leaves the viewer wondering what comes next and adds to the hype as diehard King Kendrick fans wait for the album’s release.