Welcome to a first of a series of music video collectives here in TBT*‘s Video Shack. If you frequent this blog, you should know how out of the loop I am on the new videos coming out. It would be GREAT if you leave suggestions on any good video you think everyone should see by leaving a comment! I’d be totally down with your suggestion, just as long as it’s worth sharing!
This week’s Video Shack features Mayer Hawthorne‘s Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’, Nicki Minaj, Mount Kimbie’s “Would Know” and All Summer‘s music video from Best Coast’s Bethany Constantino, Vampire Weekend’s Rostamn Batmanlij and Kid Cudi.
Mayer Hawthorne – Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’
Mayer Hawthorne can do a lot of things with that voice and retro sound of his. Take Exhibit A, from the music video. The throwback style and dancing attractive women seems like another of his typical weekends.
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Nicki Minaj – “Your Love”
Nicki Minaj scores gets a big score for doing a 180 degree turn from her warrior-in-training drama closing the video with the dying ending. “Your Love” samples lines from Annie Lennox‘s “No More ‘I Love You’s’,” so seeing some frou frou fashion statement in highly unlikely.
Mount Kimbie – “Would Know”
Mount Kimbie have released a music video for “Would Know” and it was directed by hotly tipped filmaker Tyrone Lebon. The track is taken off their debut album, Crooks & Lovers out now via Hotflush Recordings.
Best Coast, Rostam & Kid Cudi – “All Summer”
Here it is, the hot Converse-funded collab “All Summer” track featuring the between Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij. Yeah the mugging of large heads whilst in the apartment might not be your way of spending the summer but these three know how to have fun at it.
Last year, Converse‘s Three Artists, One Song got Pharrel William, Julian Casablancas and Santigold for ‘My Drive Thru‘. Now, it’s only sensible for Converse to have the most popular artists– Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Bethany Consentino of Best Coast — for this year’s version. Will this track be a sneak peek of the upcoming Warped Tour? I sure hope so.
♫ Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij and Bethany Cosentino – All Summer (via Converse)
Converse also did some character profiles of the three artists which will be viewed as mini films. Watch it here if you know only 1/none out of 3 of them.
The blogosphere has been relishing these tracks from Best Coast recently. And another reason to to talk about them is the romantic entanglement between songwriter Bethany Consentino and Wavves frontman Nathan Williams. Yeah, its gossip but its a good one. There’s also eager anticipation of Crazy For You , the title of their new album which will be out July 27th via Mexican Summer. The first one off their album, “Boyfriend” will remind you why you loved those 7″s they released.
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