Published Mar 21, 2011Well, friends, we survived. Spring is here and it brought with it some great new videos, downloads and streams to share. Courtesy of our trusty Click Hear roundup, here's just a taste of what's up for grabs.
Up first, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has turned solo again, with plans to release Ukulele Songs on May 31. The album name and debut track "Longing to Belong" are key indicators of how the rest of the album will sound, as it is rumored that pro-surfer Kelly Slater encouraged Vedder to do a pure ukulele record. Next, a likely unfinished mix of Kanye West's "All the Lights" featuring Lil Wayne, Drake and Big Sean. The mix, which at this point doesn't even have Ye on it, has everyone's favourite felon, Lil Wayne, delivering a noteworthy verse while T-Dot's Drake talks spoons and forks.
Next, French electro kings Justice will finally return with their latest track, "Civilization," due out April 4. The rough preview rip comes to us from an Adidas ad, which is also up for viewing and, of course, that cross above is the single's cover art. Then the love child of weirdos Die Antwoord and Trash Humpers/Gummo director Harmony Korine has manifested itself as a short film, entitled Umshini Wam, which debuted during SXSW this past week and is now available online.
There are few remixes that do a track justice, especially one with as much hype as Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." But Twin Shadow has taken a mediocre, '80s-inspired synth pop song, removed its radio-friendly qualities and inserted a dirty bass line that gives it a catchy disco feel. The best part: according to Shadow's label, this is not even the final cut.
Finally, Radiohead's Thom Yorke has teamed with the always brilliant, but rarely heard from Burial and Four Tet to release a split twelve-inch. Although physical copies sold out pretty much instantaneously, the beauty of YouTube and online streaming has allowed us to give you a taste. Enjoy!
For many more streams, downloads and videos, the lively Click Hear section is where they're at.