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.


Julie Byrne - Natural Blue

I am ashamed to say that at one point in my life I wrote off most music with female vocals. I blame it on my own narrow mindedness and the prevalent sexism in our culture. Luckily, I have matured from those days, and do not limit myself to artists of one specific mold. I bring that up to say that this song is beautiful and stirring, and one that I would have missed in my younger years. Do not be an idiot like me.


Ghost in the Shell [Trailer]

I know there is controversy surrounding this movie and the whitewashing of its main character. I think those aggrieved by it are totally justified. There needs to be more representation in Hollywood for everyone. That aside, the imagery in this trailer is killer. I was not sure that I cared about this movie, but I think I am sold now.


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.


Solace [Trailer]

With this cast and the suspense that the trailer pulls off, I went from never hearing of Solace to its release date not coming soon enough.


Run The Jewels - 2100 feat. Boots

Killer Mike and El-P are two of the most relevant figures in hip-hop right now. Their rhymes are excellent, backed by incredible beats and poignant themes. This track comes from their upcoming album. It proves that they have not lost their knack, and provides some great discourse for our current political climate.