As you recover from your Mardi Gras king cake hangovers today, have you considered what you will be giving up for Lent? For Jesse Carey, the answer is any and all music not performed by Nickelback. We have that story, as well as an interactive music video by Jack White, and Master P’s impressive collection of Zach Morris phones. Read on below.
For the week of February 16 to 22, the Relevant podcaster, Jesse Carey, is taking on “The Nickelback Challenge,” listening to the entire Nickelback discography, on repeat, 24/7, clocking in at a total of 168 straight hours of the ‘Back. Why endure such a grueling, possibly mind-altering, ordeal? For charity, of course! Banking off widespread and passionate disgust for the Alberta stadium rockers, Carey hopes his challenge will help raise funds for charity:water. With 41 days still left to collect donations, the Nickelback Challenge has already reached over $18,000, shooting well passed his initial $5,000 goal. This may be the single greatest contribution to humanity Nickelback has ever made. Billboard asked the brave humanitarian if he had consulted any doctors, to which Carey responded, “Yes, several in fact. They have all said that such an endeavor could result in irreversible damage to my ears, brain, kidneys and soul.”
If you don’t enjoy Jack White’s latest music video, for the tongue-twisting track, “That Black Bat Licorice”, that’s really on you. The interactive, 3-in-1 video allows you to toggle between three different, simultaneously playing videos that loosely interact with one another, in a choose-your-own-adventure sort of way. This comes out in support of the single being printed on vinyl by Third Man Records. [Rolling Stone]
LA beach rockers Best Coast have announced their third album, California Nights, which will release on May 5 via Harvest. Check out the purple hues of the album trailer above.
Master P and some Zach Morris phones star in Money Mafia’s “Drug Dealer”, a music video that salutes New Orleans’ rough Calliope Projects, and features an eccentric crew that lands on the spectrum somewhere between Scarface and the goofier parts of Grand Theft Auto. Ace B, Blaq Mild, Alley boy, and Young June round out the new rap collective. [Fader]
HOLD THE PHONE. A$AP Ferg has one, too? Are Zach Morris phones a thing now? Does T-Mobile have them? And is that a lemur wearing a diaper on his shoulder? Two lemurs wearing diapers?! That seems like an excessive number of lemurs, Mr. Ferg. This must be true luxury. And suddenly a wild Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig appears! My mind is breaking from this “Doe-Active” music video. [MTV]
Chief Keef got too punny with his new mixtape, playing off Lil Wayne’s habit of titling his mixtapes, Sorry 4 The Wait, Master Chief went with Sorry 4 the Weight, leading us to hope the mixtape is all “Weird Al”-style food-themed parodies. (Yes, I am required to mention “Weird Al” at least once per article). Andy Milonakis makes one of the few featured appearances, which supports our theory. [Stereogum]
If you’ve got a spare $7,000-$9,000 lying around, you could be the proud owner of Kurt Cobain’s Seafirst Bank credit card that would expire a full year before his untimely death. The auctioneer Paddle8 is offering the item as part of a “Memorabilia From Rock Gods & Pop Stars” showcase.
That’s all for today, because I need to go find out how to buy a lemur and a Zach Morris phone. See you tomorrow with more Music Dispatch!
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