There's far too many awesome music updates hitting the tubes to post individual articles about them all, so we're compiling the best videos of the week in one place for your rockin' convenience! Check out new videos from Pearl Jam, Flaming Lips, Noel Gallagher (ex-Oasis), Mastodon, Black Rob & more! And of course, don't miss the Watch The Throne documentary featuring Kanye West & Jay-Z.
Pearl Jam: PJ20 Trailer
The official trailer has been introduced for Cameron Crowe’s PJ20 documentary, chronicling the rise, trials and tribulations of persevering Seattle quintet Pearl Jam – from an insider’s perspective. The trailer appeared on the PJ20 website this morning, along with a montage of photos featuring the band in both prominent imagery and behind-the-scenes shots. For longtime fans, there’s a goosebump-inducing level of intimacy portrayed in the trailer alone, showcasing the rare occurrence of the band speaking openly about their struggles and unlikely survival, as well as many candid & unguarded moments, under the tune of the semiautobiographical soul-soarer "Given To Fly".
PJ20 will arrive in September. Keep an eye on PJ20.com for more…
Almost a week after the unveiling of her Biophilia iOS app, the Icelandic singer has released the video for the album’s first single, "Crystalline".
"Crystalline" reunites Björk and director Michel Gondry (who directed several of her visually striking videos over the years), as they immerse themselves in a world of stop-motion not unlike Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video on an alien planet. We'd expect nothing less from the relentless innovator that is Björk.
This track and "Cosmogony" are available for download ahead of Biophilia‘s release on September 27th. Head to Bjork.com for details.
Noel Gallagher: "The Death of You and Me"
We finally have a tentative answer as to who’s got the more promising splinter in the great Oasis split – Noel Gallagher has officially kicked off his solo venture with the release of the first track from his High Flying Birds project, entitled "The Death Of You And Me". It aint Oasis, but it’s promising.
Watch the video for the track "The Death of You and Me" below.
We’re naturally left wanting more, by design, particularly with the “To Be Continued” tease at the end, as the waitress climbs into the fancy outhouse. Thankfully we’ll get it, on Oct. 17 when Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds sees a full proper album release.
The Flaming Lips: "I Wanna Get High But I Don't Want Brain Damage"
The Flaming Lips have teamed up with Rhode Island noise-rockers Lightning Bolt for a spastic new jam called "I Wanna Get High But I Don't Want Brain Damage." Creepy barely begins to describe this video, which features Lips frontman Wayne Coyne's face getting tweaked with crazy effects.
Coyne has also revealed that he'll be on hand to sell limited-edition vinyl copies of the single at Newbury Comics in Boston, MA on July 26. That's today. Get there.
Grieves: “Against The Bottom”
Rhymesayers prodigy Grieves has dropped another new video to tide us over while he’s out showing the punk/hardcore kids what’s what on the Warped Tour. Rather than preach the standard fare of arrogance & impossible wisdom, the gifted spitter lays out relatable struggles through poetically lush & vivid lyrical narratives that indicate not only a sharp upward trajectory of personal evolution, but a determination to connect to a core humanity.
Directed by John Bollozos and Henry Baliton, the video for “Against The Bottom” is the latest push for the young MC’s fantastic new album Together/Apart. Check it out, thanks to Hot Topic:
Mastodon: "Black Tongue"
Mastodon's Mike Elizondo-produced new album The Hunter will hit stores September 27th via Warner Bros. Records, with the first single, “Curl Of The Burl,” due shortly. Frontman Brent Hinds told Rolling Stone the following about the new record: “Kids are going to get into trouble to this album. They’re going to break speakers, pop springs on their beds and get drunk and nude in public.” Sounds promising.
Check out “Black Tongue” from Mastodon‘s upcoming fifth album The Hunter. The song is set to a making-of video for the triple-jawed beast sculpture that adorns the album cover.
Black Rob: "Celebration"
Black Rob’s latest video brings the celebration to Harlem. His new album, Game Tested, Streets Approved is in stores now. Check out "Celebration":
Raphael Saadiq: "Movin' Down the Line"
Raphael Saadiq's latest album 'Stone Rollin' is another notch in the soul crooner's belt of stellar accomplishments. His latest single, 'Movin' Down the Line,' invokes Marvin Gaye and the greats of Motown, the video for which features Saadiq returning home from a long tour to his beloved. Have a dose for yourself: