Okilly Dokilly – White Wine Spritzer

Okilly Dokilly is a Ned Flanders themed metal band. It is as ridiculous as it sounds. To be honest, the full length album is not great, but I think this video is hilarious.

Oathbreaker – 10:56 / Second Son of R

Oathbreaker released one of my favorite albums of 2016. The dynamic range on the album is incredible, and it is filled with moments of amazing intensity. This is showcased perfectly in the opening two tracks, played together as one full song.

Rick Rude – Mauve Talk

I probably will not always have a lot to say about particular stuff I post. Sometimes the song or video just works for me, and I want to remember it. With the amount of releases in this day and age, it is easy to listen and forget. I want to be better at savoring art again.

Poppies – Told

If you get past the goofiness at the surface of this video, you will find a tragic story with a poignant message for everyone. I had not heard of Poppies before this. You can be certain that I am a big fan now.

Pup – Sleep In The Heat

Pup released my favorite album of 2016. Sleep In The Heat is my favorite track on the album. The video is great, and a perfect intro to anyone who does not know the band.

Eñvor [Short Film]

This three minutes of animation manages to invoke a lot of emotion. Plus the soundtrack is incredible.

Lil Uzi Vert – You Was Right

I am uncertain about my feelings for this new crop of young hip-hop artists. I think I might just be getting old. However, the aesthetic and style that many of these artists exude is undeniably intriguing. This video is a perfect example of the weird mix of pop culture that artists like Lil Uzi Vert incorporate into their music.

David Bazan – Trouble With Boys

I have been a fan of David Bazan since Pedro the Lion’s first EP on Tooth and Nail Records. He wears his heart and his life on his sleeve, and it shows how powerfully music can affect its audience. This video showcases Bazan singing to his daughter through tears. It is emotional, and the message resonates even more in these post election times.

Wonder Woman [Trailer]

At this point, I am over superhero movies. However, there is something about seeing Wonder Woman kick ass that appeals to a visceral part of me. It is about time that a female hero gets her own big budget film. I hope this movie does great, both critically and monetarily.

The Smith Street Band – Death to the Lads

The Smith Street Band continue to release fun music. This video features their moms filling in for the band members. It is hilarious, and showcases much of what makes this group so great.