The Woodsman's Babe takes us on the road in his"Red Or White" video.
Any metalheads (former or current) in the room? If so, you might recognize Los Angeles native and multi-instrumentalist Joe Lengson as the former bassist of Christian metalcore troupe MyChildren MyBride (I know, riiiight?). You may ALSO recognize Joe as a former mtvU personality (!). OR maybe you've thumbed through Lengson's memoir, "Sleeping In Parking Lots." In short, Lengson's all over the darn place, in trade and in musical genres. Nowadays, the former metal musician/VJ/writer has traded metal riffs for beards and knitted caps in his solo project, The Woodsman's Babe: a pastoral, Fleet Foxes-meets-Bon Iver-sounding project that's just released its latest video for "Red Or White."
Watch The Woodsman's Babe's "Red Or White" video after the jump.
Wallpaper. gets a little help from his friends in his "Good 4 It" video.
Initially we assumed that Wallpaper.'s new jam "Good 4 It" signified a momentary break from getting white-boy wasted while raging up in da clurrrb and grooving to party jams like "F****** Best Song Everrr." And yes, while "Good 4 It" might be a smidge on the emotional side ("Without some help, sometimes/ Need my friends, sometimes/ To bail me out, sometimes/ You know I'm good 4 it"), the track's just-released video shows Ricky Reed getting riiiiiight back to his "#STUPiDFACEDD" roots. And you know what that means: PARTYING. HARD.
Watch Wallpaper.'s "Good 4 It" video after the jump.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis go H.A.M. in their "Can't Hold Us" video.
Now that we've had a minute to digest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's high-octane, stamina-for-days performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, we're obviously MORE than primed to take in the rap/producer duo's official "Can't Hold Us" video. The third single off their full-length debut, The Heist, "Can't Hold Us" is the type of pop-rap anthem that could (and does) fill stadiums, so creating a video to do it justice is what one might deem a staggering task. But nothing's too grand for Macklemore and his better musical half: Spilling over with everything from pirate ships to camels, the tundra, skydiving and even the Seattle Space Needle, "Can't Hold Us" is a cinematic clip that's every bit as look-at-me epic as its accompanying track. Are we sure M&R shouldn't rename their song "All Around The World"? Because that's what it is.
Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us" video featuring Ray Dalton after the jump.
Medina describes an addictive love in Wolfgang Gartner's "Overdose" video.
Electro house producer/DJ Wolfgang Gartner is probably juuuust heading back from Coachella (or maybe he's still sleeping off that three-day party). But before packing his bags for California, Wolfgang dropped a new brand-video for "Overdose," featuring Danish singer Medina. The busy, dizzying clip has Medina doing most of the heavy lifting while a cadre of dancers WERQUE and experience gravity shifts in a series of metallic rooms. Wait, is Coachella still happening? 'Cause "Overdose" looks how we think Coachella feels.
Watch Wolfgang Gartner featuring Medina's "Overdose" video after the jump.
Five Knives play head games in their brand-new "Messin' With My Mind" video.
Nashville's Five Knives are not country, despite their Tennessee home. In fact, they're not even "A Little Bit Country" (LOL, had to) -- they're a totally badass electro/pop/rock/rap quartet that's about to slay the game every which way (or should we say "cut the game"?). Seriously, we actually mean it when we list all of those genres -- think The Knife meets Yelle meets a vaguely angrier Hank & Cupcakes. Witness Five Knives' genre mashup for yourself in their brand-new "Messin' With My Mind" video, the latest single from their The Rising EP.
Watch Five Knives' "Messin' With My Mind" video after the jump.
Versus The World return after a lengthy hiatus with a new video for "She Sang The Blues."
It's been a long wait for new material from California's Versus The World, a band made up of members of The Ataris and Lagwagon. After taking a few years off (their last release was a self-titled debut in 2005), the band is back with Drink. Sing. Live. Love. and a brand-new video for "She Sang The Blues," which features behind-the-scenes and live footage from the band's whirlwind international tour.
Watch Versus The World's "She Sang The Blues" video after the jump.
Fabolous woos a Dominican beauty in his latest video for "Ready."
When it comes to New York rap kingpin Fabolous, it's Loso's way or the highway. But you never know -- maybe he'll change his style for the right girl. At least that's what we're getting from Fab's "Ready" clip featuring Chris Brown, the latest single from Loso Way 2: Rise to Power. Shot in the gorgeous Dominican Republic, Fab's vacation is sweetened by a local beauty who gives him all kinds of special treats. MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER: We mean she's a maid who sneaks him luxury goods like watches and chains. But we kinda led you there. Sorry!
Watch Fabolous featuring Chris Brown's "Ready" video after the jump.
Hank & Cupcakes dance like nobody's watching in their "Ain't No Love" video.
Don't be deceived. Just because the word "cupcake" is part of their band name does NOT mean that Hank & Cupcakes are a kiddie band and/or a band that makes music like Eiffel 65's "Blue (Da Ba De)." Nope, the Israeli duo is vocalist/drummer Cupcakes and pedal board player/bassist Hank, and the band name is a hat tip to literary legend Charles "Hank" Bukowski and one of his real-life lovers: "Cupcakes." And if you haven't heard the band's infectious blend of electro-pop goodness, then look no further than their latest video, "Ain't No Love," from the EP of the same name. Oh, and one more CRUCIAL factoid about these guys: THEY'RE MARRIED! Like, an IRL married, rocking duo. Mazel tov, guys. We're getting some serious Mates Of State and Matt & Kim vibes here.
Watch Hank & Cupcakes' "Ain't No Love" video after the jump.
J. Cole gets BURNED by an ex-FLAME in his "Power Trip" video. (Hint, hint.)
Breakups are hard. Sometimes they're so hard, in fact, that you end up camped outside of your ex's house in your car, like Roc Nation rapper J. Cole does in his "Power Trip" video. The latest from his forthcoming Born Sinner album, "Power Trip" has J. Cole trying to forget the past, mainly because sexy singer Miguel is all up in it -- specifically, dating J's ex-girlfriend (not cool, bro). And true, that would probably make most dudes super angry, but J. Cole takes it WAY too far.
Watch J. Cole featuring Miguel's "Power Trip" video after the jump.
Oxymorrons are THIS CLOSE to taking over the hip-hop game.
Meet Oxymorrons. (It's misspelled intentionally, so just turn your spell-checker off and DEAL!) They're two Queens-bred hip-hop-loving bros (yep, they're literally brothers) named D and K.I. who have been slaying the "Klasher Music" game since they joined forces in 2009. (FYI, "Klasher" is the boys' self-proclaimed genre, and while there's no technical definition, we're just calling it "awesome.") Anyway, a lot's happened since D and K.I.'s official musical union -- they recruited two more band members, Omar Hernandez on the decks and Matt Mayz on the drums, they've opened for Lupe Fiasco, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Ke$ha, Rihanna, and Neon Hitch (WE KNOW), become BFFs with Travis McCoy, AND teamed with Jay-Z's Artful Dodger to release their mixtape STFU and Listen. Oh, and remember Wynter Gordon's infectious 2012 single "TKO"? Yeah, well, that ish was cowritten by (and featured) Oxymorrons. And now that we've given them a proper intro, we are straight REVVED to bring you Oxymorrons' brand-new video for "Alone."
Watch Oxymorrons' "Alone" video after the jump.