Did you manage to squeeze Late Night with Jimmy Fallon into your evening programing last night? If so, you must have seen Major Lazer performing “Get Free,” a cut from their soon-to-be-released Free The Universe. Twas the group’s television debut and a damn good one at that. Joining Diplo and the gang is Amber Coffman, who works some serious vocal magic during the performance. Watch above.
Make sure to add Major Lazer your Coachella experience. Starts this weekend!
Perhaps you’ve heard the songs, now it’s time to own them. Run to your local record store. Get your mouse to clicking. Yeasayer’s Fragrant World is officially out. Looking to score it on the limited edition blue vinyl? Head to SC Distribution.
Last night Yeasayer returned to Jimmy Fallon for a follow-up to their “Ambling Alp” performance in 2010. Celebrating the release of Fragrant World, Anand, Chris and Ira performed “Longevity” with their new live percussionist Cale Parks. The dudes also unveiled quite a fancy stage and light set-up designed by Creators Project. Get your dancing shoes – it’s time to groove. Watch above!
Love for Fragrant World
“But overall, Fragrant World is a sexy, infectious compilation of conventional musical tropes, filtered through Yeasayer’s dark kaleidoscope.” – Paste
The songs throughout Fragrant World are arrestingly forward-thinking without shying away from invoking music’s rich pageantry. – Under The Radar
“This is a record of adventure and texture, an attempt, musically, to conjure up a future we may never actually have. Maybe that is kind of nerdy, but Yeasayer carry it off with style to spare.” – Drowned In Sound
The War On Drugs are excited to share the brand new video for “Brothers,” one of the many highlights off their stellar Slave Ambient. Following the more kaleidoscopic videos for “Baby Missiles” and “Come to the City,” the “Brothers” video, which premiered this morning via New York Magazine’s Vulture, definitely takes a different approach with its bleak western narrative. More on the “Brothers” video from the director team of Brewer, a pair of brothers (Ben and Alex), actually, is below.
“We kept picturing it as the soundtrack to a dark western like Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid or Unforgiven. That is where the deranged T.V cowboy character came from. We wanted the video to feel like the most exciting five minutes taken out of a longer movie. The biggest challenge in the filming was how to make the old cowboy (played by David Weindel) seem threatening, and how to make the nurse (played by Tallie Medel) seem like she was dealing with the situation the way a normal person might really handle such a nightmare.”
In case you missed it, The War On Drugs played a pretty damn perfect performance of “Baby Missiles” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon a couple of weeks ago for their late night TV debut, complete with two drummers, including special guest, ?uestlove, and dueling keyboards. After five solid months of touring, and several more on the horizon (full schedule HERE.
Oh my god you guys the War on Drugs totally NAILED their set last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon! Check out this amazing video of them performing “Baby Missiles” on the show with a very special guest drummer. They’ll be hitting Europe next month, followed by spring dates with White Rabbits and the fabulous Sharon Van Etten. Dates below!