Watch “Nuclear Bomb” by Cherry Glazerr

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My crush on Cherry Glazerr started with their 2014 hit “Had Ten Dollaz” from their Burger Records full-length, Haxel Princess.

The band returned with a new album, Apocalipstick, late last month, on Indiana-based label Secretly Canadian, thus guaranteeing future trips to Indiana and bringing them closer to my love. This new album was recorded at Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Sound studio with acclaimed producers Joe Chicarrelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes) and Carlos De La Garza (Bleached, M83, Paramore).

This week, the band continues their US tour, and they’ve shared a new video for the album cut “Nuclear Bomb.” The band has also announced that a portion of the profits from this new tour leg will be donated to support Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.

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Watch “Big Picture” by London Grammar

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British trio, London Grammar have released their new single “Big Picture” this week. The track was produced by acclaimed British musician Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote) and is a little reminiscent of one of those mid-80s-era anthemic love ballads that Peter Gabriel was so good/bad at, depending on who you ask.

Video Essay on Run The Jewels : Coming For The Check

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Noisy Images creates mini documentaries about his favorite hip-hop acts. You can find essays on Kanye, Drake, Chance The Rapper, and more at his site, so if you ever want to help mom and dad understand why you love a particular rap act, this might be a good way to do it.

“Their music is molotov cocktail of brazen braggadocio, cutting political criticism and abrasive lyrical execution. Such aggression has not been so concisely and effectively executed, project after project, since the days of N.W.A. and Public Enemy.”

You can help Noisy Images create more content by donating at his Patreon page.

Watch “Little Scars” by Citris

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Retro-leaning/alt-rock fourpiece, Citris, are reissuing their debut album, Panic in Hampton Bays, through New Professor Music on February 24th with a bonus track entitled “Coco Chanel.” The NYC band has a February residency at Arlene’s Grocery and a few other tour dates in nearby areas. You might recognize frontwoman Angelina Torreano who starred in the music video for Mitski’s “I Want You.”.

The sound recall 90s-era rockers like Hole, Garbage and Veruca Salt, as well as contemporaries like Dilly Dally, Bully and Courtney Barnett.

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Watch “Overthinking” by Craig Brown Band

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Craig Brown has been a long-time Detroit scene band-hopping musician, and in his Craig Brown Band project he channels a Honky-Tonk-Ramblin-Man-meets-Black Lips vibe to it.

The new debut full-length album, “The Lucky Ones Forget,” was produced by Warren Defever (Thurston Moore, Yoko Ono, Iggy and the Stooges) and is available through Third Man Records.

Watch “Crazy Crazy” by Yasutaka Nakata featuring Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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Drugs are good! Drugs are bad! I’m not sure. You decide. Yasutaka Nakata, a Japanese superproducer, today unveiled his new single “Crazy Crazy” featuring British pop star Charli XCX and j-pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The track comes with a wacky new video directed by Kazuaki Seki.

On working with Kyary, Charli XCX said, “ “I’m definitely a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s music, her style, her art. I think she’s a really incredible artist.”

Rick Ross and Ty Dolla $ign Team Up for “I Think She Like Me”

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Rick Ross has shared the first official single and video from his forthcoming ninth full-length album, Rather You Than Me, a soulful team-up with Ty Dolla $ign entitled “I Think She Like Me.”

Ricky Rozay has been teasing the single all week on his social networks and tells his fans, “This album is more than just another project for me. It’s a product of strength, perseverance and determination. Rather You Than Me is a testimony,” going on to add, “I owed this to my supporters. Y’all that been rocking with me since we came out The Port of Miami. Without you none of this shit really means anything. Rather You Than Me…I hope y’all feel this.”

Watch PARTS’ Visual for “Flowers”

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Two-piece Grand Rapids duo PARTS released one of the more compelling introductions in 2016 with their all-too-brief three-song self-titled EP. Today, they capture the different facets of a random house party with their video for “Flowers.” It was self-directed and edited by the pair drawing inspiration for their love of karaoke and featuring their friends. You can still purchase the EP on pink cassette now via our homies at Winspear.