Published Nov 17, 2014Ease the onset of early winter blues by cozying up with the latest edition of our Music/Video Roundup. Take a look at what your favourite artists have been up to lately with the most clicked-upon album streams, music videos, singles, remixes and more from the past week. Check out our picks for this week below, and be sure to stop by our Music/Video section for more new music and videos every day.
With the hip-hop world eagerly awaiting his new material, Kendrick Lamar paid Saturday Night Live a visit over the weekend, performing twice in addition to featuring in a skit. Supported by a full band and backup singers, the Compton MC offered up a powerful rendition of his recent single "i" before bringing TDE labelmate Jay Rock and Chantal Kreviazuk to the stage to perform the emotive "Pay for It" (though that performance has now been pulled offline in Canada).
For Toronto indie rock five-piece Midday Swim, summer is very much a state of mind as opposed to simply being a season. In a new set of visuals for the "lush pop melodies" of "Summer Eyes," the band members engage each other in a very colourful paint war despite the impending arrival of autumn.
For the touring musicians who may be reading this, the question of what to do while traveling between gigs has been answered by Secret Broadcast. The four-piece recorded a performance video for their fittingly titled tune "Killing Time" while driving their cargo van. Elsewhere, Winnipeg folk trio Red Moon Road opted to film their latest video in the city's Rosalyn apartment complex, which is reportedly "the 100 year old nexus of 'hipster' living and the home of Western Canada's oldest elevator."
Finally, Ottawa "Ouija rock" outfit the Yips have released a video for their track "Point Dume." Their unorthodox genre title makes all the more sense when partnered with a set of visuals, with abstract film techniques and quick edits adding to the spooky, vague creepiness of the track.
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