The Planet Smashers, Close Talker and 50 Cent Lead Our Music/Video Roundup

The Planet Smashers, Close Talker and 50 Cent Lead Our Music/Video Roundup
With new music and videos coming out constantly, it can be a bit of a struggle for one person to keep on top of it all. Luckily, we're here to help, and again, we've put together another weekly roundup full of highlights from our Music/Video section last week to help you keep track of what's fresh and to keep you from missing out on something great.

Canadian ska kings the Planet Smashers have shared their new record, Mixed Messages. The new album, now streaming in its entity, packs in all the horns, distorted guitars and bounce you could want from a proper ska record.

Fans of Saskatoon pop-rock troupe Close Talker are in for a treat. After the release of their Timbers album and the Slow Weather EP, the band shared a video for the unreleased track "Heads," with an unnerving new video. All shot in black and white on Mount Seymour near Vancouver, the band play in foggy forests, among streams and a few headless bodies, making the video as unsettling as it is beautiful.

Continuing his impressive stream of new music and videos, veteran rapper 50 Cent shared new track "Smoke," featuring Trey Songz. After dropping the audio track, the rapper released a video set somewhere in the not-too-distant future, in which a police chief calls in special help to take down some bad guys. What does this have to do with Fiddy? Watch the video to find out.

Toronto's Secret Broadcast gave their fans an opportunity to listen to their upcoming album when they shared their new record Filthy Souls ahead of its release date. Recorded in Seattle with producer Adam Kasper, who's worked with Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, the record has an alt-rock edge (even including a cover of Nirvana's "Breed"), with a little dash of Britpop.

Finally, Lil B continued his uncompromising stream of music onto the web with a new track and video. The Based God dropped "Real Based" off his upcoming basketball-themed Hoop Life mixtape, which surprisingly enough has little connection to the court and more to having a positive attitude. On top of that, he shared a video for "Don't Go Outside," which, ironically, features Lil B out on the street ghostriding with some friends, flashing stacks of cash and occasionally stopping for a photo.

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