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Ready for another cavity? This week, we’re infecting your gums with updates from The Cure camp, administering a heavy dose of Luis Guzman, admiring Neon Hitch’s assets, tuning in to Evidence’s latest and sharing a stream of DJ Shadow’s latest.
The Cure Mope Around the World, Perform Trio of Landmark Shows
For now, the Cure won’t be hustling their three classic albums through the Midwest and up and down the East Coast (the Pixies are still touring “Doolittle,” so who knows!). But depressed, cassette mixtape making fans in London, New York and Los Angeles can rejoice.
This November, the Cure has announced seven “Reflections” shows, which will have Robert Smith and his revolving door of bandmates performing Cure classics like 1979’s “Three Imaginary Boys,” 1980’s “Seventeen Seconds” and 1981’s “Faith” in their entirety. Thanks to the awesomely titled (and oddly enough Pixies-related) site Slicing Up Eyeballs for the tip.
We almost forgot! The Cure were nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today. We like the way you surf the wave of momentum, Smith!
Luis Guzman & Duck Sauce Hit The Streets of New York
Let’s give some credit to HBO for knowing their way around the viral world we live in. On Monday, the premium cable giants unveiled their promo for season two of the dialogue heavy yet well paced “How To Make It In America,” which hits the airwaves this Sunday.
The video is a clever play on Duck Sauce's wildly successful “Barbara Streisand” video, but instead of the storied songstress, the show’s Luis Guzman takes the starring role next to cameos from A-Trak, Mark Wahlberg (executive producer of the show), photographer Terry Richardson, Q-Tip, Justin Bieber and lots more. Can you spot them all?
Neon Hitch Cover Waka Flocka Flame’s “No Hands”
At the dawn of the new millennium, it was Dynamite Hack covering Eazy-E’s “Boyz N Tha Hood.” Since then, it’s been an array of frat boys performing acoustic covers of Andre 3000’s “Hey Ya.” We thought we’d had enough. That was until the electro madness of Neon Hitch went real hard and took on Waka Flocka Flame’s “No Hands” as the latest song featured in her line of hip-hop covers.
Thanks to the video, we’ve received our daily dose of over-the-top fetish gear and have been introduced to one of the best behinds in the business. Feel free to watch three or four times. Stream Neon Hitch’s lead single “Bad Dog,” from her upcoming “Beg, Borrow and Steal” debut, below.
Evidence Defends His MC Skills
Today, Rhymesayers released Evidence’s sophomore full-length “Cats & Dogs.” To match the release, Evidence has released a video for “It Wasn’t Me. While the former Dilated Peoples’ MC and producer doesn’t chase “the fame, dragons, chicks or dead presidents,” he will let the haters know just what type of skills he brings to the microphone. And on this track, he certainly does bring it.
DJ Shadow Streams New Album
We’ve the love the idea of the follow-up. We like to tease you with lots of goodies from upcoming projects and releases, but actually delivering is what we’re all about. Back in July, we hinted that DJ Shadow was putting together his latest work, “The Less You Know, The Better,” on 10/4 (that’s the album artwork up above). Well, we’ve got good news! NPR is currently streaming the album in its entirety to preview the official release. Thank you, NPR!
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