“LITTLE BLACK SUBMARINES” THE BLACK KEYS
Retro MTV style video for the new song by the Black Keys, put the band in a little roadhouse and throw a house party for their fans. The song begins with a slow burn which reminds me of Mumford & Sons, then comes a guitar riff which reminds me of Tom Petty’s “Last Dance With Mary Jane”. Not sure what I love more, the drummer’s intensity or that frenzy on the guitar solo. This video and song screams “instant rock classic”, a rarity nowadays when so many songs sound so similar.
“MAKE IT BUN DEM” SKRILLEX and DAMIAN “GONG” MARLEY
Hot collaboration between the reigning dubstep master, Skrillex, and Bob Marley’s son, Damian. The video requires a couple of plays before you understand the story. An eviction/foreclosure of a Native American from his home, a rain dance to inspire the spirits, and a trio of the most beautiful wolves you’ve ever seen, create an intriguing storyline to match such an innovative meshing of musical genres.
“PUSH AND SHOVE” NO DOUBT with MAJOR LAZER
No Doubt came up in the punk scene in Southern California but they took their sound into new directions over the years. Ska, reggae, and dancehall beats were explored in songs like “Hella Good” and “Underneath It All” with Lady Saw. They’re back with another genre-busting track, the new single, “Push & Shove” adds horns and an electro groove. Rolling Stone described the song as No Doubt’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a combination of two or more songs into one killer performance.