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Most buzzing rappers these days make it after one of their videos goes viral on the blogosphere and is able to show off their unique style and image.  Now the incredibly talented Vince Staples has his own ‘Purple Swag’/‘Yonkers’ with this video for ‘Matlock’.  Listening to Vince’s deadpan and rich flow is paired perfectly with the grainy, black and white style of this video.  The dark vibe of the video is taken even further as a clips of riot footage are projected on to Vince and Michael.  Shyne Coldchai Vol. 1 has already proved Vince to be one of the best rappers making music right now, hopefully this video will help more people realize it.

-PK

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Royal Headache is one of the more notable lo-fi bands to rise up in the past few months with some killer Guided By Voices inspired singles.  Apparently Pitchfork has also taken notice of the Australian group having just premiered their video for ‘Girls’.  The video is everything we’d hope and expect from a group like Royal Headache with plenty of grainy shots of the guys having a good time…. (kinda like this and this).  It’s hard not to imagine how much fun it would be to tour with these guys.

-PK

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XXYYXX has been gaining a huge amount of buzz since we first started digging his atmospheric jams.  With the buzz, apparently, has come a gorgeous video for his standout track ‘About You’.  ‘About You’ works so well as a track because it plays well with the dynamics of the different main vocal samples.  Director J Vash convey’s that contrast with stunning hi-def shots of girls exhaling smoke which turns out to be equally as entrancing as it is haunting.

-PK

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Of all the amazing lo-fi bands sprouting up in the UK right now, Splashh may just be my favorite.  If their track ‘Headspins’ didn’t already convince you, ‘All I Wanna Do’ is another sun-soaked slice of lo-fi punk with plenty of pop thrown in that should convert anyone to the Splashh fan club.  Regardless of what you think of the video (with the band do their best Strokes impression), Splashh writes great jams that send fuzzy sonic waves to our musical pleasure sensors.  Just try to resist not humming along with the chorus.

-PK

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More bands need to have music videos like this.  Equal parts Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and ‘Another Girl Another Planet’, the music video for ‘Anybody Out There’ sold me on Mean Jeans before I had heard more than 10 seconds of their music.  Of course the song and video only got better as I watched more of the trio exploring space and partying with totally rad aliens.  Mean Jeans just put out On Mars on Green Noise Records.

-PK

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Sat. Nite Duet’s latest video for their awesome track ‘Genghis Khan’ was just dropped taking place “somewhere on the epic jah compound”.  The video is expected Sat. Nite Duet’s awesomeness including a masked drummer, fully grown facial hair from Andy and a Four Loko bath… oh, and of course Andy flies on a mattress through space.  I just gave a positive review to their album Summer of Punishment and this video only further validates all the praise.

-PK

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If you look past their incredible talent instrumentally and ability to bring jazz to an all new generation, BADBADNOTGOOD are really just three guys who like to chill on the couch and eat cereal.  Nothing proves this more than the newest video for ‘UWM’ where the guys sit on their couch, listen to some music and eat some cereal.  They even invite their saxophonist friend Leland Whitty and some other dudes to the party.  If you haven’t already go listen to BBNG2.

-PK

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