Spent part of the weekend finishing up some year-end list stuff for Altered Zones, including the shortlist of our favorite videos of the year. Here are our top 12:
12 Erykah Badu - "Window Seat"
(director: Coodie & Chike)
11 Twin Shadow - "Slow"
(director: Alex Markman)
10 Flying Lotus - "Kill Your Co-Workers"
09 HEALTH - "We Are Water"
(director: Eric Wareheim)
08 The Books - "A Cold Freezin Night"
(director: The Books)
07 Bruce Haack - "Party Machine"
06 Toro Y Moi - "Low Shoulder"
05 El Guincho - "Bombay"
(director: Nicolas Mendez)
04 Earl Sweatshirt - "EARL"
(director: AG Rojas)
03 Arcade Fire - "The Wilderness Downtown"
(director: Chris Milk)
02 Shabazz Palaces - "Belhaven Meridian"
(director: Kahlil Joseph)
01 Gil Scott-Heron - "Me & the Devil"
NSFW. Directed by Nicolas Mendez. Check BOMBAY: THE MOVIE for more.
An "UPBEAT, NOSTALGIC POP JAM FOR THE BEACH, SUMMER DRIVES WITH FRIENDS AND TWILIGHT BBQ'S," according to elguincho.com. Seems reasonable.
New song from El Guincho's forthcoming album Pop Negro, due this autumn:
Presenting gorila contra bear, an awesome new 30+ minute mixtape put together by Barcelona's El Guincho, featuring an eclectic selection of obscure songs from all over the world. And since this is, like, an actual mixtape, we have 10 cassette copies to give away thanks to imeem, each with custom cover art hand-designed by the Guincho himself. To enter, just embed the following imeem player anywhere online (myspace, blog, whatever), and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your page. The winners will also receive a pair of tix to a date of your choice on El Guincho's upcoming North American tour, and a limited Palmitos Park 7".
Here's a downloadable mp3 of the full gorila contra bear mixtape, plus a brand new unreleased El Guincho song that'll appear on a limited Alegranza bonus disc in the UK:
Check the full tracklist for the mixtape and upcoming North American tour dates after the jump...
Our friends at Funeral Pudding recently put up a rad post detailing Barcelona's thriving, vibrant music scene (and more specifically, the adventurous DC/Luv Luv label). The highlight for me was this colorful, swirling new tropical pop jam from El Guincho's other project, Coconot, taken from the band's forthcoming record, Cosa Astral (due in November)...