Landing in the crosshairs of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog can be as much a compliment as it is an, well, insult. In one regard, you are receiving acknowledgement from one of our most esteemed and sophisticated satirists. Then again, he’s probably going to disparage your mom and then hump your face. In today’s Music Dispatch, we have Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig meeting the comedic canine, as well as Sleater-Kinney on Seth Meyers, a b-ball playing Godzilla in the new Action Bronson video, and news of a SpongeBob SqaurePants Broadway musical!
Ezra Koenig paid a visit to Adult Swim‘s new comedy, Jack and Triumph, starring 30 Rock alum, Jack McBrayer and the one-and-only Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. In the clip, the musician pays a compliment to Triumph’s coffee-brewing skills, and receives his due punishment. [Spin]
Sleater-Kinney rocked the Late Night With Seth Meyers stage, even under the unideal conditions of a poor mix. The recently returned riot grrrls performed the pounding lead track from No Cities to Love, “Price Tag”. While Fred Armisen heads the show’s in-house band, he let his Portlandia partner, Carrie Brownstein, steal the show. [Stereogum]
NPR’s First Listen always wows with it’s weekly supply of new, highly anticipated album streams. This week, they have Purity Ring’s sophomore effort, Another Eternity. Give it a listen HERE.
Action Bronson has shared the music video for “Actin Crazy”, his first single off Mr. Wonderful. For a song that references oysters, prosciutto and melon, lunch meat and baklava, the video only shows the celebrated chef/rapper eating a disappointing bowl of cereal. Then again, it also features Mr. Wonderful dunking over Godzilla, riding a shark-cycle, and doing the splits over the gaping maw of hell, so we can’t complain. The album comes out March 24. Also, just for fun, here’s a list of all the foods name-dropped in Bronson’s Blue Chips 2. [Pitchfork]
Nick Thorburn, of Islands and previously of one of my all-time favorites, The Unicorns, is reviving his solo alter-ego, Nick Diamonds, for a new album, City of Quartz. Give a listen to the gritty, disco-pop single, “The Sting”, above. [Consequence of Sound]
The artist and director boots, who came to wide attention after producing on Beyoncé’s latest album, has released a 30min short film titled, Motorcycle Jesus. The film centers on boots wandering somewhat aimlessly around the desert, and features music by boots, as well as Carla Azar and Run The Jewels’ El-P. If anyone watches this the whole way through, I am very interested to hear your thoughts. Please let us know in the comments below! [Pitchfork]
According to Entertainment Weekly, Nickelodeon has confirmed that our favorite subaquatic, pineapple dwelling sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants is currently being prepped for a Broadway run. With gems like the “The Fool Who Ripped His Pants” and the shoelace song, this is such a no brainer. Check out a collection of the best songs above.
Noisey has dubbed the Krill’s cover of Billy Madison’s “Victory Song”, “Krilly Madison.” That track, and many more, are available on ; the hilarious compilation of cover songs from TV and film from Father/Daughter Records. Other tracks include Chumped’s cover of “Threshold” (from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Quarterbacks cover of “You Painted My World” (from The Adventures of Pete & Pete), Running In The Fog’s cover of “Killer Tofu” (from Doug), LVL UP’s cover of “Somebody Kill Me Please” (from The Wedding Singer), and 1Small Wonder’s cover of “Margerine” (from The Simpsons). [Noisey]
Skrillex and Diplo attempted to complete a 24hour DJ-a-thon, Jack Ü, but were shut down by the police after about 18 hours. Not a complete bust though: the duo dropped an album in the middle of the would-be daylong event. Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü features Missy Elliott, 2 Chainz, Kiesza, and the Biebs among other. [NME]
It takes a big man to admit when he has made a mistake. At least that is what Kanye would insist if you were ever on the receiving end of one of his apologies. The ubiquitous rapper, whom my editor assures me you guys do not want to hear about as much as I want to write about, made a public apology to both Beck and Bruno Mars. Kanye also visited BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe show to intimately discuss all things Kanye, where he compared the Grammys to an ex-girlfriend, and broke down into tears when discussing the late fashion professor, Louise Wilson. [Pitchfork]
“Reaper Invert” is an ominous psych track from LA-based garage rockers WAND and it is reminiscent of Tame Impala’s sophomore album, Lonerism. WAND’s new album, Golem, is out on March 14, and will be full of jams.
See you Monday with yet even more Music Dispatch!