Purity Ring – Fireshrine

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The Walkmen – Heartbreaker (Official Video)

Murs – Animal Style (Official Video)

“Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons,” Murs explains. “The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It’s also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort.”

Zola Jesus – Seekir (Official Video)

My indie girl crush Nika Rosa Danilova: known to the music world as “Zola Jesus”, releases the visual, for one of my favorite songs off her third album “Contaus”. In “Seekir” Zola is surrounded by dancers covered in white, the video for the most part is almost blinding, due to everything being white. Regardless, her voice, which thunders from her small frame, is released; no matter how blinding the visuals maybe, those vocals can be felt, and be recognized.

Curren$y – Showroom (Official Video)

One of my favorite joints off “The Stoned Immaculate” gets a visual.

Active Child – Johnny Belinda

Breathtaking new visuals, from the electronic artist. The song is featured on his 2011 album “You’re All I See”, which garnered rave reviews from the Internet music community.

Charlie XCX – You’re The One (Official Video)

In what the featured artist has called “the perfect representation” of herself as an artist. Can not lie, it is very interesting.

Tyler, The Creator & Domo Genesis – Sam Is Dead (Official Video)

This is about as serious a video you are going to get, when Tyler not only stars, but directs a video of warfare. In the latest visuals from the enigmatic, sometimes polarizing group, Tyler, and Domo find themselves in a 70’s style war film, with it taking a pretty serious tone, until of course, Tyler makes his presence felt. While it takes a more “Odd Future” like tone once he captures the screen, like he usually does, it does not distract from the video entirely. The song featured in the visual, can be found on the compilation album “OF Tape, Vol. 2” which you can purchase from any store; or, your digital outlet of choice.

Kids These Days – Flashing Lights (Official Video)

Dropped the audio earlier this week, the video has now been released.

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) Official Video

It still does not really sound like an actual Lupe Fiasco song, mainly due to the ubiquitous sample. I have grown into the song a bit, and find myself enjoying it more, since it was first released a few months back. Lupe goes from being in the avatar sample apparently, to hanging with cartoon characters, like Paula Abdul back in the 80’s. Thankfully, his hair style is not as doofy as it once was. The sequel to “Food & Liquor”, is set to release on September 25th.

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