RZA and The Black Keys – “The Baddest Man Alive”
While we’re on the topic of RZA and his upcoming film that’s pretty much guaranteed to be amazing (if Quentin Tarantino is even backing it, you know it’s going to be good), check out his latest collab with blues brothers The Black Keys. You know those moments when you feel like life is beating you down and all you need is a song to blast in your room to pick you back up? Yeah, this is it. Listen to the heavy beat, bluesy guitars, RZA’s rap segments, and badass lyrics and you’ll feel like king of the world again.
Bat For Lashes – “We Found Love (cover)”
Bat For Lashes (a.k.a Natasha Khan) is known for her haunting, beautiful voice and powerful melodies. Her new cover of Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ club banger “We Found Love” turns the house infused track into a pretty dark song. She strips down all the extra Harris beats and synths, slows it down, and sings over low-key guitars and a hypnotizing beat. I personally still like the Rihanna/Harris version better, but it’s cool to hear house the mood of a song can flip with just a few changes. Bat for Lashes’ new album The Haunted Man is released Oct. 23.
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The Black Key’s new music video for “Little Black Submarines” captures their intimate performance at Nashville’s Springwater Supper Club, a former speakeasy. The Danny Clinch-directed video is a fairly simple concept but their passionate performance and the gritty cinematography is enough to keep me watching.
Singer Dan Auerbach described the building to Rolling Stone: ”It’s been there forever. It’s got a lot of history. It’s one of three or four different little small dive bars in town. It’s special because it’s so old.”
The track is the fourth single taken from their album El Camino.
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Well that’s fun. In a new film directed by Harmony Korine, The Black Keys are dressed like giant babies in pastel onesies, holding bottles and giving the camera their trademark deadpan expressions. It’s all to the tune of their song “Gold On The Ceiling,” which already has a music video, but hey, who cares?
What else would we expect from Harmony Korine after all? The guy is directing the controversial new film Spring Breakers starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson.
The video is so bizarre it makes me like The Black Keys more than I already do, which trust me, is a lot. The track is from El Camino, which is out now.
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