[NSFW Video] Neon Neon – “Hammer and Sickle”

The conceptual synth-pop collaboration between Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip, currently known as Neon Neon, has taken a step out of a relative quiet in early 2013 with its very recent release of the duo’s second full-length album Praxis Makes Perfect.  Another forward thinking take on music by the progressive twosome, Praxis Makes Perfect is a power-pop tour de force inspired by the colorful and often misunderstood life of Italian  maverick publisher and communist, Giagiacomo Feltrinelli. One of the  LP’s standout singles, “Hammer and Sickle” was given a little NSFW video treatment by director Rob Schroeder, and we were excited to get our little ninja hands all over it. A disorienting, but intoxicating avant-garde music video to say the least “Hammer and Sickle” deals with concepts of sexuality and government using some pretty shocking imagery. Communist symbols, pseudo-cameos by historical dictators and some sort of erotic, kinky banquet are all par for the course in a video that feels more like a short film than anything else. Check it out below.

 

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[Alternative] Farewell Luna – Dead in the Water (Ellie Goulding Cover)

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A man and his guitar is a beautiful thing.
A man with a captivating voice, sitting along a fence, giving all he has to cover Ellie Goulding’s “Dead in the Water” is an even more beautiful thing.
We at TMN are huge fans of the highly talented Jared Wohl, or as he is better known, the voice and musical skills behind Farewell Luna. Wohl has added his laid back Indie/Alternative sound to give this Goulding song a soothing calm feeling, one where you can close your eyes and really hear every lyric in the piece. Many artists attempt to cover a Goulding song, it is something to aspire to for many singers. Wohl does an amazing job of capturing the original feeling of the piece while adding his own whimsical touch and the video carries a certain touch of blissfulness.
Enticing cover.

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[FRESH] Blackstreet – No Diggity (Bondax Remix)

This is a funky remix of Blackstreet‘s anthem “No Diggity” that Bondax shared with us a couple hours ago. Anytime you have an artist sharing a rip of that is this good, we can most likely expect that it’s going to be free. There is no new on the release date yet, but none the less it’s still pure gold. This was taken from Bondax’s recent podcast XLR8R. Big ups Bondax, big ups….Cheers.

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[Dance] SNDCLSH (Lupe Fiasco & Sky Gellatly) – Thieves

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Don’t let the name fool you here; this isn’t your typical Lupe Fiasco. If you’ve been following Lupe on Twitter over the last couple of months, you’ll no doubt have noticed that his feelings towards hip-hop haven’t exactly been positive lately. Accordingly so, it seems he’s decided to take a brief break from rap music to pursue his SNDCLSH side-project alongside partner Sky Gellatly. Although it may seem strange to fans of Lupe, this isn’t his first time branching out from the rap game, as he also had a rock band known as Japanese Cartoon not too long ago.

Similar to his work on Japanese Cartoon, Lupe takes over the role of lead vocalist here as well. “Thieves” is definitely an admirable effort from a man most wouldn’t associate with electronic music outside of his mixtapes. Then again, that’s what might have helped make this transition so natural for him. Lupe described how the evolution from emcee to DJ first began in an interview early last year,

I got an offer to DJ like a year-and-a-half ago,” he reveals. “It was something that I was good at, so it was like I got tired of playing other people’s music so it’s like, I might as well make my own dance music. It should be good.”
Seems like a simple enough answer from a man as talented as Lupe. Why don’t you judge for yourself by taking a listen to the single above? If you like it, make sure to check out some more SNDCLSH material over on their SoundCloud and grab the single on iTunes.

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[NEW] Robin Thicke – Give It To You (Feat. 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) (Prod. will.i.am)

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Robin Thicke is definitely looking to switch things up with his sixth studio album. Currently sitting atop the iTunes R&B Chart with his single, “Blurred Lines,” Thicke decided to drop by Sway in the Morning to premiere his next hit, “Give It To You.” Produced by will.i.am, the track features the crooner linking up with MTV’s Hottest 2 MC’s, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, for this club banger. It’s a major departure from what we’re used to hearing from Thicke, but the upbeat number still manages to let him flex his vocal talents suitably. We’ve got the radio rip up for now, but we’ll be sure provide you with an update once the single officially drops.

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[Seductive Collaboration] Snow Ghosts – Murder Cries (Houndstooth)

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Take a singer with hauntingly beautiful lyrics and mix her sound together with an artist known for his unique sounds ranging from bass to juke to techno and what do you get? A stunning song that captivates from the very first note until the very last lyric. Ross Tones aka Throwing Snow collaborates with Hannah Cartwright, better known as Augustus Ghost, to make this one of a kind song. These two take their unmistakable musical talents and join to make Snow Ghosts with their debut album to be released on June 17th called “A Small Murmuration”. This first picturesque song off that album, “Murder Cries” is a visual video that starts with the strong sultry voice of Ghost over the selective sounds from Snow. Snow mixes guitar and violin to start the song before exposing an electronic melody that sweeps like strong waves against the shore through the rest of the song. The lyrics are equally eloquent painting a story with each word. Snow and Ghost make a fearsome duo that will surely flourish with their debut album.

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