It’s not every day films come to life, but this summer, the musicians and live-action cartoons are best buds. Skrillex and the Joker (as played by Jared Leto) hang out and chill in the music video for Suicide Squad soundtrack cut “Purple Lamborghini.” Not everything is a fun dream like that. Modest Mouse’s frontman fell asleep while driving and got in a car accident, Frank Ocean’s album isn’t out but his Snapchat filters are, ex-The Walkmen member teamed up with an ex-Vampire Weekend member, Netflix has an EDM film on the way, and now defunct music venue Death By Audio has an epic compilation album of live songs that you can stream for free.
The Suicide Squad soundtrack drops today, so naturally two of the biggest artists on the soundtrack, Skrillex and Rick Ross, shared a video for their contribution, “Purple Lamborghini.” Director Colin Tilley created a music video that sees The Joker walking around with a menacing stare, threatening strangers and the city at large, his creepy smile growing larger and larger. While Ross raps and Skrillex just kind of jumps on top of things, the song grows, eventually reaching a climax at the end that could send shivers down your spine. Check it out above. [Rolling Stone]
Modest Mouse just finished a semi-extensive tour co-headlining with Brand New. Frontman Isaac Brock returned home to Portland, Oregon, but it seems he’s still on the exhausting tour schedule. Instead of getting enough sleep, he took to the road with Z’s floating around his head. Brock drove across the Morrison Bridge and failed to stop on the other side, hitting a city pick-up truck and others who were stopped in traffic. Brock saw some bruises and another driver got a concussion, but no one was hurt apart rom that. “I feel asleep at the wheel, nodded off and next thing I knew there was a car,” Brock told TMZ. Thank goodness no one fell off the bridge itself. [Consequence of Sound]
Frank Ocean is killing us. Supposedly his album was set to drop Friday the 5, but here we are, album-less and sad about not having the tearfully-titled Boys Don’t Cry. Instead, we do have new Snapchat filters. They aren’t super aesthetically pleasing, but they fit the long, drawn-out wait, suggesting the developers created them. Let’s hope this pushes him over the edge enough to finally, finally, drop his upcoming LP. [Pitchfork]
Several years ago, Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij lent his hands to help The Walkmen‘s Hamilton Leithauser churn out some new music. While he acted as a side songwriter there, Rostam took an equal chunk of the credit on “A 1000 Times,” their single from last month, and now they return with “In A Black Out.” The singles come from their upcoming album, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, which drops September 23rd. Get excited. We’ve got a feeling you’ll want to dance around for a bit in a suit and tie. [Pitchfork]
Forget about Zach Ephron in giant headphones. There’s a new Netflix EDM movie on the way and it looks a little more true to life. XOXO is directed by Christopher Louie and sees six 20-somethings bumping into one another at a music festival. Oh yes, the ideal location for EDM to thrive. There’s a hopeless romantic, a jaded has-been, a budding DJ, and more; in other words, it’s the type of film to hold your attention but, we have yet to determine, may be cheesy in the process. The film’s debut trailer just came out, so check it out above and weigh in on how you think the full feature will pan out. [Pitchfork]
It’s no secret that DIY spaces open just as quickly as they close. That’s part of the struggle of being independent: finding a way to survive when time changes who you’re interacting with. Brooklyn’s now-defunct beloved venue Death By Audio closed in 2014 when VICE moved in to purchase the space (Oh, the irony) to expand their offices. Now, two years later, the community has gathered together to release a compilation album in remembrance. Start Your Own Fucking Show Space sees notable performances come to life again via individual songs. It’s a triple-LP full of goodies and gems, ranging from Dan Deacon to Deerhoof to Ty Segall. It goes without saying that you should purchase a copy if you like any of these bands, but for now, enjoy the ethos and sound by streaming the full record for free above. [Bandcamp]
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