The brand new video for "Single Fins & Safety Pins" by Japanese Motors will premiere September 3rd on mtvU and mtvU.com:
Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, will be delivering his fourth album, everything is borrowed October 7th on Vice Records. Never one to take the same approach twice, Skinner is contemplating the impermanent nature of life this time around. Skinner has made a record to console the lonely and bring a smile to the saddest visage. Applying his homespun hip-hop sensibility to real instruments, Mike comes up with sing-a-long musings on such unconventional subjects as religion ("Alleged Legends"), evolution ("The Way of the Dodo"), biological destiny ("On the Edge of a Cliff"), and male friendship ("The Sherry End"). From the first time people heard The Streets' Mercury Prize-nominated debut Original Pirate Material, they couldn't make their minds up whether the person making this music was black or white, from London or the Midlands, serious or a joker. Having given the world plenty of time to get acclimated, Skinner now rediscovers his old irrepressible buoyancy and takes his trademark stop-start lyrical flow to entirely new places.
Watch "The Escapist" video and receive a free download of the track:
"British MC Mike Skinner is a pale-faced poet laureate the geezer is so real it hurts." - SPIN
"Mike Skinner is to hazy slacker downtime what Hunter S Thompson is to Americana: a shrewd chronicler, a dizzying blurrer of creative forms." - INTERVIEW
"It's important to note that Mike Skinner (aka the Streets) is pop music's rarest commodity: a singular talentŠimplausibly imaginative." - ESQUIRE
"Skinner's ear for language and detail is vivid and hilarious. Call it Zen Hooliganism - ROLLING STONE
Skinner, though, is life's real deal, an artists who knows that, if rendered honestly, even mundane experiences can produce the most powerful music." - NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Watch King Khan play in front of a fun sweaty mess of a crowd @ the Sala Rossa on July 25 ‘08.
Complete with mosh pit, crowd surfing, a chicken outfit and broken beer bottles, Khan destroyed innocence that night. All on livemtl.com:
The tour is in support of the Universal Indians release from earlier this year, and it ends on October 31 in the perfect city for a Halloween show: New Orleans. They're also playing with Vivian Girls on a boat in New York City on October 4.
17 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
18 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club tickets
19 Peoria, IL @ The Red Barn
20 St. Louis, MO @ Billiken Club FREE
21 Chicago, IL @ Hideout Block Party, 4:45 pm tickets
22 Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge
23 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry tickets
24 Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter Sessions
24 Rock Island, IL @ Huckleberry's
25 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
26 London, ON @ Call The Office
27 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
28 Guelph, ON @ Vinyl tickets
30 Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
1 Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi FREE
2 Portland, ME @ Space238
3 New York, NY @ Rocks Off tickets
4 Brooklyn, NY @ Schmarket Schmotel
29 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre tickets
30 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree tickets
31 New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
The Japanese Motors debut single "Single Fins & Safety Pins" out now.
Download on iTunes.
VICE presents Ice Scream Social. Tuesday, August 26, 10 pm at Beauty Bar, 517 Fremont St.
Live performance by the Japanese Motors and DJs: Vin Sol, 86'ed Supra and Ice Cream Man.
FREE. RSVP here: viceland.com/vegas.
The episode with Chromeo on
“Live From Daryl’s House,” the online music show masterminded by Hall
& Oates frontman Daryl Hall, has just premiered. Their set include the Hall
& Oates songs “Family Man” and “Adult Education” and a pair of
Chromeo songs: “Tenderoni” and “Waiting 4 U.” . “We’ll be pinching ourselves for years
to come,” Chromeo guitarist/singer Dave 1 said of the experience.
“Given that he pretty much wrote half our songs, it was about time we
met Daryl Hall in real life." Check out the entire episode here.
MySpace, the world’s premier social network, today announced a series of East Coast headlining tour dates featuring Chromeo the two-stepping Montreal/New York-based duo.
After playing every major North American festival this summer to rave reviews (including Coachella, Pemberton, Lollapalooza, All Points West, and Virgin Mobile), selling out a string of high profile headlining shows on the West Coast, Chromeo have set their sights on the East Coast to further their world conquest of love, funk, and vocoder. Presented by MySpace Music, the tour begins October 1st in Boston, MA and finishes October 4th in Washington, DC.
Myspace Music Presents:
VICE and DELL put together a cool summer mixtape as part of the Dell Summer Rocks tour. You can download a mix of VICE tracks and tracks by bands we love like Neurosis, Howlin Rain, Annihilation Time, Boris, High On Fire, Jay Reatard, Panda Bear, Thurston Moore, and more here.