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Here We Go Magic Announce US Tour

Buzz band Here We Go Magic hits the road for a U.S. excursion through November 2010. If “Collector”, the perky shoe-tapper off their latest LP, Pigeons (Secretly Canadian) is any indication, their live performance will be just as satisfying. Check out the video for “Collector” and US tour dates below.

Here We Go Magic US Tour

7/17 – Schuba’s – Chicago
7/18 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
7/29 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA *
8/01 – The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ *
8/03 – The LOFT at the Palladium – Dallas, TX *
8/04 – Emo’s Outside – Austin, TX *
8/06 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
8/07 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC *
8/08 – The Black Cat – Washington, DC *
8/09 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
8/11 – CoCo 66 – 826NYC Benefit – Brooklyn, NY
10/16 – Phoenix – Toronto, ON #
10/18 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY #
10/19 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH #
10/20 – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI #
10/21 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL #
10/23 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN #
10/25 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE #
10/27 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT #
10/30 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC #
10/31 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
11/02 – Crystal Bay Crown Club Room – Crystal Bay, NV #
11/03 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA #
11/06 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA #
11/08 – Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ #
11/09 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM #
11/10 – Academy of Contemporary Music – Oklahoma City, OK #
11/11 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX #
11/13 – Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX #

* w/ Beach Fossils
# w/ Dr Dog

The-Dream: Trilogy (Video)

A wise man named Dr. Steve Brule once said, “You can’t kiss a beautiful girl and have a cool uncle.” This applies to all aspects of life. For instance, you can’t be a brilliant singer/songwriter and producer and dance. Looks like The-Dream may not have come to terms with Dr. Brule’s “rule”, judging by whatever he’s trying to do in the first part of this “Trilogy” video.

You can’t really complain, though, as musically he’s doing his best Prince impression (which is a very good impression) via “Yamaha,” which then bleeds into “Nikki Pt.2” and the “Cry Me A River” cribbing “Abyss” (complete with crying/watery imagery). Just listen to the jams, folks, and be happy he’s serving ’em up!

But really – you don’t see Yeezy pretending he can dance after that “Gold Digger” video, do you? He already has a cool uncle, and he knows it.

Wait a minute, Dream, WTF is going on with that girl in the shower? #creepedout

-Jack

Buraka Som Sistema: Buffalo Stance

It occurs to me that I haven’t posted this video yet. I thought really hard about doing it last week, but, as it turns out, that doesn’t actually accomplish anything. This video is like spraying lemon juice in your eyes (in a good way).

I should probably mention that this came from a weird 50th anniversary project for Dr. Martens footwear, which features some other interesting covers by folks like The Noisettes and DāM-FunK. It’s still ongoing, with new releases slated for the coming weeks.

-Jack

Vampire Weekend: Holiday (Video)

The star-studded video for “Giving Up The Gun” was fun and all, but this new video for “Holiday” is flat-out hilarious. Considering the context (ie. people thinking that Vampire Weekend are a bunch of rich, spoiled ivy-league brats), having the band run around town dressed like French royalty circa 1700 is nothing short of brilliant. Take that, haters!

Watch the new video at MTV.

-Jack

He’s SO Gorgeous!

I can’t hide it: I love Gregory Gorgeous! He’s got legions of followers (nearly 50,000 subscribers on YouTube!), killer confidence, and homeboy can ROCK some stilettos. And he’s one bad (…watch your mouth!)

He emerged on YouTube (youtube.com/gregoryGORGEOUS) sharing make-up tutorials and giving advice, but these days you can catch him as a guest correspondent on MTV’s “The After Show”.

He’s a star to watch and he shared his secrets to success with us! See the exclusive interview in the new issue of Sundae Magazine on June 1st at sundaemag.com!

Until then, check out some behind-the-scenes bloopers from his video homage to Lady Gaga’s “Speechless”.

It ain’t easy being gorgeous…

Los Rakas: Soy Raka (Video)

Bay Area dudes Los Rakas are back with this video for “Soy Raka.” Ready for summer yet? After watching this, YOU WILL BE. Get it, Rakas!

See Also: Fuego En Mi Cuerpo (for further research)

Or just watch some videos of people turfin’ on YouTube.

-Jack

Animal Collective Get Even More Trippy in ODDSAC

The horrifying and sinister undertones in Animal Collective’s music tend to be overlooked by many fans. Luckily for them, ODDSAC , the band’s psychotropic foray into film, brings all the dread and horror to forefront. The moment ODDSAC’s first scene of tar floods and glitter/fire beings crept on the screen, it was clear director Danny Perez was once again able to capture Animal Collective’s more fun, horror-tinged musical ingredients (see his video for “Who Can Win A Rabbit” to get a taste).

ODDSAC shifts through morphing visuals and dark storylines- a family camping is suffocated by their marshmallows and attacked by a somber vampire. A group of young women baking is scolded by the glitter being from the first scene and then erupt into a series of food fights. The music is erratic and suspenseful, but maintains a certain sensation of “fun horror”. The abstract visuals burn and scatter across the screen like electric spasms, with gobs of color and incoherent chatter. ODDSAC propels a certain sense of obstruction and internal struggle, but it is definitely a fun ride. No word yet on when the soundtrack will be released, although some of it has been leaked. Be on the lookout for the DVD and iTunes release June 29th.

Until then, check out the trailer below:

— Alisha