Tag Archives: r&b

Video: Frank Ocean, “Novacane”

22 Jun

I haven’t been able to get Frank Ocean out of my mind since I first saw the video for his song “Novacane” last week. Rarely have I seen a musician turn hedonism on its head in such a creepy, otherworldly way. (Kudos to both Ocean and video director Nabil Elderkin.) Check out the video below.

Ocean’s Nostalgia, Ultra EP (previously released as a mixtape) will be out July 26 via Def Jam.

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Video: Erykah Badu Jams with My Morning Jacket

1 Jun

Because the glorious holiday weekend/family visit all but derailed my blogging momentum and I have so much to do/catch up on in general, I’m going to keep it simple today with a few videos I found through Pitchfork of everyone’s favorite soul sistah #1, hereafter known as Erykah Badu, performing with much-loved psychedelic Kentucky rockers My Morning Jacket.

Yeah, this happened. And it sounded pretty epic.

First up is a professional clip of the crew covering “Wordless Chorus” with Badu DEMANDING attention in a space-desert-cowgirl getup that only she could pull off.

Second we have a fan video of the gang covering “Tyrone” with all sorts of jammy, soulful abandon.

I don’t know about you guys, but this is just what I need to get through the rest of this post-Memorial Day, way-too-hot-too-already week.