Today, we’re serving up new videos from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Rufus Wainwright and Plants And Animals as well as a free mixtape download from Gramatik. Who said Tuesdays suck?
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Premiere “We Almost Lost Detroit”
Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. premiered the video for their high-octane cover of the Gil Scott-Heron classic “We Almost Lost Detroit” at Stereogum. The boys do the Motor City proud by highlighting a slew of local entrepreneurs and personalities lip-syncing the lyrics, in between shots of the band joy riding a delivery truck. The video reaches climax with the band performing in the parking lot of Green Dot Stables (where braised rabbit mystery meat sliders flow like water). We told you we liked these boys.
Gramatik Drops Sizzling Hot “#digitalfreedom” Mixtape
Released as a “fight against the severe Internet censorship bills” that populated the headlines a couple of months back, Gramatik put together the 5-track EP during his current tour with Pretty Lights.
T.I. Drops Lead Single “Love This Life”
No, we still don’t have a release date for T.I.’s long-awaited eighth studio album “Trouble Man” (sometime this summer -- maybe!). But we do have a lead single, titled “Love This Life.” As reported in Rap-Up, T.I. describes the pop-rap track as “something that guys and women can enjoy together.” Purchase the single via iTunes here.
Rufus Wainwright Gets “Out Of The Game” With Helena Bonham Carter
On May 1, Rufus Wainwright will drop his latest album, “Out of the Game,” through Decca Records. In the video for the lead single of the same name, Wainwright plays three libidinous characters, who draw the curiosity of a sexually pent-up librarian, played by Helena Bonham Carter. More than an orgy of words ensues.
Plants And Animals Premiere “The End of That”
And here we thought Plants And Animals lead singer Warren Spicer was doing his best Neil Young impression! Turns out, the retro video for “The End of That,” premiered by NPR, was inspired by lounge lizard extraordinaire Engelbert Humperdinck. Decked out in a dark suit with wide collars and a bow tie, Spicer croons against a backdrop of orange while swinging his hips and mingling with two saucy back-up dancers. Dean Martin would be proud.
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