Published Nov 07, 2011Start off your week by checking out Exclaim.ca's top picks from the Click Hear section. We've chosen a few highlights from tons of new albums, songs and videos, which you can read about below.
First up, emotive Guelph, ON outfit Lifestory: Monologue are dropping their debut full-length Drag Your White Fur - Make it Grey tomorrow (November 8), and you can check it now. Produced by Moneen's Kenny Bridges, the album's sound is reminiscent of Bridges' band and finds Lifestory: Monologue dolling out some pretty epic, high-reaching tracks.
For something completely different, Kid Cudi returns with a Shia LaBeouf-directed video for "Maniac," a ten-minute clip featuring Cudi and fellow rapper Cage on a murderous rampage. And California pop rockers Foster the People also debuted a new video for their track "Call It What You Want," which is made up of some pretty weird clips.
Masked rapper DOOM's collaborative track with Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood recently surfaced and goes by the name of "Retarded Fren." Yorke and Greenwood's contributions aren't especially distinguishable, but you can listen to the song now at Exclaim.ca.
Waterloo, ON sibling trio Kidstreet also released a new video for "Never Coming Back," from their recent debut Fuh Yeah, which stars singer Edna Snyder cruising around in a Cadillac. And we're streaming the new five-song EP Mercy from Toronto's the Schomberg Fair, blending blues and punk sounds while it "lyrically grapples with the inclination to destroy oneself, the desire to be saved, and the hope of better things ahead."
Finally, Drake's Take Care has leaked, and we have a trio of previously unheard tracks from the record in Click Hear. Sweetening the deal, these ones feature the Weeknd, Rihanna and Jamie XX.
Check out these picks and more over at our Click Hear section this week.