Since money's tight for everyone these days and restaurants are featuring specials like "Credit Crunch Lunch," Wiley decided to throw a little humor into these grim times with this video. Whether he hired actors or just bumrushed a nearby office building and directed actual employees in unclear, but it's a pretty hilarious video that features the suit-clad workforce lip-synching to Wiley's rhymes and R&B singer Daniel Merriweather's vocals and dancing around merrily–despite the times. Read more »
With a lengthy tour winding down, Vivian Girls are rewarding all their hard work with a little fun for the end of the year. As in, the Surf's Up Fun Pack, which the trio is releasing via its site as we speak. Vivian Girls fans can currently score a new 7", the ocean-themed "Surf's Up," a t-shirt, two postcards, and a button, for $20.
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Rhymesayers has announced the re-release of Atmosphere's 2002 album, God Loves Ugly, which has been out-of-print for over a year now.
According to a post by the Minneapolis-based duo, the re-issue will be "uglier than ever," and will feature a bonus DVD that was originally the limited-edition Sad Clown Bad Dub 4 DVD.
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Kraftwerk was forced to cancel its November 22 show at Melbourne's Global Gathering Festival when member Fritz Hilpert suffering a heart attack. Hilpert was taken to a hospital, though reports are that the attack was minor and that the band performed the next day.
Hear the crowd's aghast cries at the news when Global Gathering's MC stepped onstage to announce that the band would not be performing:
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On their tracks or onstage, Late of the Pier have a reputation for evoking the spastic kind of energy that causes one to do things like start a mosh pit and rip one's t-shirt off. In the Megaforce-directed video for "Heartbeat," similar tactics are applied. You'll find band members shoving one another around, dragging lead singer Sam Dust along by his arms, jumping frantically through trippy, optical illusion-type rooms, and occasionally appearing in various states of undress. Read more »
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