Video: Sky Ferreira – “Everything is Embarrassing”

 

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Sky Ferreira got her a little vintage Madonna steez going on. In this video for “Everything is Embarrassing,” she flails about like the natural carefree pop star rocker she seems destined to be. That early 90s pop zest on this tune is exactly what we needed to make this sunny Friday seem all the more perfect.

Pitchfork even gave it the honor of Best New Track when it first came out – not too shabby. And she’s quite easy on the eyes with that carefully crafted “messy” hair, too, huh? Winning all around.

The track is part of her upcoming EP, Ghost, where Sky calls on an impressive cast of producers, including Greg Kurstin (Santigold, The Shins), Jon Brion (Fiona Apple), and Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher).

Look out for Ghost on October 16.

CMJ Show Dates
October 17 (10pm) @ Union Hall, NYC
October 18 (early, 8pm) @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC
October 18 (late 11:30pm) @ Santo’s Party House, NYC
October 20 (daytime tbd) @ Piano’s, NYC
October 20 (12am) @ 92Y Tribeca, NYC

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Video: M83 – “Echoes…”

 

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France-based producer, M83 (Anthony Gonzalez), recently released a video teaser to promote his double album due this October. Starting off with a stripped down recording setup, the scene crescendos into a grandiose landscape of atmospheric visuals. Given this video, it’s not surprising that Gonzalez explains his forthcoming project as “very, very, very epic” and “mainly about dreams.” According to Pitchfork, the album will feature collaborations with Zola Jesus and Brad Laner.

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GPWW 2/23/11: Nicolas Jaar Feature and dOP Mix

This GPWW features words and music from Nicolas Jaar, an electronic artist based in NY on a French-based label (Clown and Sunset), currently studying at Brown University in Rhode Island. His album was released on January 31st, called Space is Only Noise. While chatting with Gilles about his studies and music, Nicolas mentions that he’s happy to see artists like James Blake getting so much positive attention, because it represents this new, mellow electronic generation in a relatively accurate way. As Pitchfork said about Space Is Only Noise, “The textures and ingredients of Jaar’s music exist in the context of techno– rhythm and repetition are clearly important to him– but Space is not dance music. It’s too slow, sure, but it’s also too diffuse in its methods and results.”

Later in the show, Gilles brings a mix from dOP, going into their jazz box for Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, Coltrane and more.

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Salva – Complex Housing Album Stream & Remixes + MP3s

Salva is a producer and label owner (Frite Nite), creating a future-leaning style of electronic dance music that is all his own, influenced by electro, juke, analog house, ghetto house, underground hip-hop and bass productions. The dance music melting pot that is Complex Housing dropped this week on Friends of Friends, and the entire thing is streaming after the jump [via Fact Magaine]. Here’s a few extra downloads:

“24 Carats ft. Zachey Force Funk” (Lazer Sword’s Lando Kal remix) via Fact Magazine

Salva – “Blue” [MP3] via The Fader

Salva – “Wake Ups” [MP3] via Pitchfork

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