Published Apr 28, 2014As April winds down and those depressing showers turn to May flowers, it only makes sense that moods will improve — and what better way to facilitate a good mood than by finding some sweet new tunes to bolster it? With that in mind, peruse this week's edition of our Music/Video roundup below, featuring highlights from the past seven days we think you need to know about.
Innovative Calgarian Chad VanGaalen kicked last week off with a full stream of his latest album, Shrink Dust. The self-produced, folk-tinged new album will be released on April 29, but you can stream it now by clicking above.
Brody Dalle's solo debut, Diploid Love, is also available to stream now. The album delivers all the edge you would expect from the Distillers frontwoman, along with punchy rhythms and an energetic atmosphere. Dalle's Diploid Love marks her return to the scene after a five year long hiatus, and what a return it is.
Gritty rap underdog Chief Keef has released a handful of new songs. "Fucked Up" features drowsy backing beats and a typically repetitive chorus — it's the kind of intoxicated banger that Chief Keef fans have come to expect. "Slam Dunkin" and "Shooters" retain the same catchiness, with a little more energy and fire. All three are brand new and worth a listen.
The new music video from Tobacco is an eerie, unsettling and NSFW companion clip to their track "Streaker." The video pairs grotesque masks and makeup with the setting of a sketchy massage parlour for an altogether terrifying experience. The visual horror paired with Tobacco's glitchy synth tones produces a freaky music video experience that could make even the bravest viewer lay awake at night.
Finally, Sean Lennon and his partner Charlotte Kemp Muhl team up to form the GOASTT, whose third release, Midnight Sun, is now streaming. As the son of John Lennon, Sean Lennon dutifully follows his father's footsteps by producing a clean but modern brand of transcendent psychedelic pop.
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