Category: New Release

Strong Bad Is Back With A New Number One Jam

Yes you read right, THE Strong Bad, of homestarrunner.com fame, is back.  Joined by none other than Coach Z to deliver us, the peorple, a new “number one jam.”  And boy do they deliver.  “Fish Eye” is everything you need in a weekend banger – rap, gratuitous booty shots, old timey jazz, you name it!  I almost feel a bit of sacrilege posting the YouTube embed, as it takes away from the fun of trying to click every possible area of the screen to find the easter eggs, waiting around staring at your screen hoping for additional footage (spoiler alert: it’s the best part of the video) – but regardless, here it is.  Now if only I had the ability to summon a cieling pizza…

10 Questions for Katy Perry Regarding “This Is How We Do”

Dear Katy Perry,

Today a friend instructed me to listen to your  new single “This Is How We Do.”  Seeing as this friend and I almost always see eye to eye on all things pop, I happily obliged.  While I am sure that I will end up singing this song ad naseum for the next few months – upon reaching the end of the track, I found myself with more than a few questions for you in regards to this song.  I would be more than grateful if you are able to provide me with answers to any of the below:

1) First and foremost – is this really how you do?

2) What exactly do you mean by “all my girls vintage Chanel baby?” Are your girls vintage?  Are they Chanel babies? Please clarify.

3) Just so we’re all on the same page – you know you’re a white girl, right? Like, dated and collaborated with John Mayer white.

4) What exactly is “no big deal”?  The song? Your life? The various popsicles featured in the video?

5) Could you please elaborate on how you, Katy Perry, “straight stunt?” Gymnastics? Shooting hooops? Driving cars off of cliffs?

6) No question, just wanted to give props for somehow working in La Super Rica into a song.  (Side note: Now I wantttt itttttt)

7) Have you yourself ever used rent money to pay for bottle service?

8) Who was this song written for originally?

9) Are you absoultely, positively sure you would like the beat back?

10) And finally, where can a girl get a pair of those pizza earrings???

Your timely response is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

Rachel

Kristen Stewart Makes Her Acting Debut In “Just One Of The Guys”

By now you have probably seen the new video for Jenny Lewis’s latest single “Just One of the Guys” from her forthcoming album “The Voyager.”  It stars Jenny Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson and Kristen Stewart alternating between white suits with pretty/punk-rock hair and makeup and full Adidas jumpsuits with flat brims and mustaches.  The video is pretty run of the mill aside from it’s all star cast goofing around and pretending to play intstruments, but there was one thing that struck me: Kristen Stewart. Is it just me or she actually acting in this?  And well!  She’s almost, dare I say, funny?  Of course, this is only while she’s in her “guy” look – as a lady she’s her usual pouty old self.

So props to you Kristen Stewart for making me chuckle.  Perhaps you missed your calling as the hilariously douche-y dude in a Disney channel original sitcom.

Now Playing: Ryn Weaver – OctoHate

 

In the past 24 hours, something magical has happened.  A summer track has emerged seemingly out of nowhere.  Ryn Weaver’s new track OctoHate has taken the internet by storm, and with good reason.  The all-star produced track (Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, Charlie XCX, Benny Blaco, and Cashmere Cat) is everythign you could want in a summer pop song.  Light, upbeat, catchy, strong vocals, easy to learn lyrics, etc.

This is currently the only track on Ryn Weaver’s Soundcloud page, but one can only hope many more of the same appear soon.  In the meantime, I can’t wait to figure out how many listens it will take before I get sick of this…I have a feeling it’s going to be alot.

NEW RELEASE: “War” – Common

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Alright this one’s for Chicago…a little something to listen to while you sit there huddled in a corner conserving every last ounce of body heat.  While this LA girl may be wearing a scarf in 55 degrees, let’s not forget I once lived in the Windy City and know what that shit’s like.

Common’s single is one that’s very near and dear to his cause – shedding light and telling the tale of “Chiraq” and all the young violence that goes along with it.  In my opinion there’s nothing Common does better than tell a story – and this track is no different.

For more info and a link to download the track check out Stereogum’s article here.