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The Music Link List – 8/4/2011


Best Coast

♥♥ Directed by none other than Drew Barrymore, the video for Best Coast’s newest single, “Our Deal,” is nothing short of a Hollywood production. The latest clip in MTV’s “Supervideo” series features an “A-list” of up-and-coming stars that includes Chloë Moretz, Tyler Posey, Donald Glover, Alia Shawkat and Miranda Cosgrove. The video tells a story of forbidden love that is deeply reminiscent of teenage melodramatic classics such as “The Outsiders,” “Grease,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” and “West Side Story.” Check it out below! Best Coast’s album, Crazy For You is in stores now!

Watch The Throne

♥♥ Anticipation is building as Jay-Z and Kanye West (now collectively known as the Throne) get ready to drop their long-awaited, full-length album Watch the Throne on August 8th via iTunes as a digital exclusive, with physical retailers to follow on August 12. However, not everyone is super excited about its release. Indie music stores recently issued an open letter to Jay-Z and Kanye protesting iTunes and Best Buy Exclusives. Find out why on Pitchfork.

Mayer Hawthorne

♥♥ Coolest video of the week would definitely have to go to one of my favorite soul singers: Mayer Hawthorne. Visuals for “A Long Time” capture various cuts from an old-school cable dance show called “The New Dance Show.” The funkiness of the track combined with some pretty awesome dance moves remind me that people used to have such a good time back in the 80s! Check it out below! You can purchase the single on iTunes.

Label Love Vol. 3

♥♥ “Label Love” Vol. 3 is now out and available for free download. This time it features music from labels such as Decon Records, Fat Beats, One-Handed Music, Stones Throw, Tru Thoughts, Wah Wah 45s, and Wax Poetics. Be sure to check it out!

Das Racist - Michael Jackson

♥♥Michael Jackson” is the first single from Das Racist’s new album, Relax, which will be released on September 13th via Greedhead Music. What do you guys think? Is it just plain bad or “M.J. Bad”? You do know there is a difference, right?

Toro y Moi

♥♥ Last week, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Toro y Moi’s “Still Sound” as one of the featured tracks on HBO’s hit series Entourage.  The chillwave expert never disappoints and his latest video, “How I Know,” is proof of that.  The song is featured on his latest album, Underneath The Pine, which is in stores now!  Check it out below!

Hudson Mohawke - Satin Panthers

♥♥ Hudson Mohawke has a new video for “Satin Panthers” and it’s full of breakdancers and ’80s pop stars. Check it out!

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2 Responses to “The Music Link List – 8/4/2011”

  1. C_Rocka C_Rocka says:

    CANNOT wait to hear the Jay + Yeezy collaboration album…the anticipation has been killing me!!

    Great list all around downloading the Label Love Vol. III!

  2. Lauren M. Berrill Lauren M. Berrill says:

    I love the “Our Deal” music video. Drew Barrymore’s come a long way since her days as Gertie in E.T.!

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