Wednesday Music News

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  • We’ve always known Nathan Williams had a sense of humor, but Wavves‘ new video for “That’s on Me” feels both humorous and deadly serious. Sometimes you are just mad and need a cheerleader and a ... sword? The video pairs destruction born of frustration and the playful metal-wannabe riffing of Williams singing “that’s on me.” [Pitchfork]

  • In anticipation of their upcoming album, An Object, No Age has released “No Ground”, another anthemic guitar driven killer of a track that’s gracefully layered and complex. “Who do you think you are? Trying to get backstage ... the line is set in stone!” they shout, “Does anybody care?” It seems pretty tongue in cheek, the mocking those of call for a status quo of concert-goers. All the voices get mixed up though - who’s asking who, who they are? [NPR]

  • Arctic Monkeys have returned with another sexy heavy stoner anthem chock full of both angst and a sexy-trucker lady music video.”Do I Wanna?” sounds a bit like the White Stripes, and the videos black and white slightly psychedelic tone feels a bit like that too. But everything is a bit off kilter, like the sexy ladies who might be a bit too tough for fantasy, who eventually lead the viewer on a downward spiral through a cartoon induced trip.[Stereogum]

  • Hunx & His Punx are never lacking in controversy. They released their own contribution to “Masterbates Theatre” yesterday. In “Punk Street Trilogy”, they confess to their “Bad Skin,” that they think “Everyone’s a pussy (Fuck you)”, and please, even if you think I am, “Don’t Call me Fabulous”. It’s a wild punk ride and we can’t promise you won’t end up with a stick ‘n’ poke, but hey, give it a try! [Noisey]

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