VW (Video Wednesday): 8/3/16

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Today’s scoreboard:

Number of cool videos this VW: 3
Number of endorsement checks received by VW: 0

It seems I’m far more interested in getting the VW endorsement than they are in giving me the endorsement.  More importantly, they’re not interested in giving The Ghost the money behind an endorsement.  If any other businesses are interested in helping The Ghost sell out, you should Talk to the Ghost about your ideas.  In the meantime, on with the videos.

It seems every time I turn around, a local artist is getting signed to London based label DEFDISCO.  The latest act to do so is rapper 88 Killa.  Friday is the CD release show for 88 BPM, which happens at Spinster Records.  His latest video for “Boomerang” is a simple yet visually striking clip.  Oh, and the bass line to this track is so on the money.  I can only hope 88 Killa receives national success, as his rhymes are stronger than the vast majority of current rappers.  Watch the video below and see what real rap music sounds like.

(Note: The lyrics are NSFW.  But you probably guessed that already.)

The last few days, I’ve been plugging my Return of the Lucky Thirteen Bandcamp compilation pretty hard.  The next two videos are not songs from the comp, but they both share connections to the comp.  The first video is actually not even a full music video, but rather a teaser for a song by ILA Minori called “Panoramic View”.  That song is not available for purchase yet, but you can get her song “Mend” when you buy Return of the Lucky Thirteen.  Just sayin’, you know.

My pals at Single Car Sessions have just released their latest video, with this month’s guests being Loyal Sally.  You can always count on Single Car Sessions to work with great acts, and Loyal Sally is definitely no exception.  They’ve worked with a wide variety of artists thus far, including Red Like Heat, Death Stairs, and Emmeline.  Speaking of Emmeline, her rendition of “Down” that she recorded for Single Car Sessions is also a part of my compilation.  OK, I’m done with promoting my compilation… for now.

Finally, I leave you with a video from one of my favorite Austin acts.  Bloody Knives have a way of writing captivating yet unsettling songs, one such example being “Cystic”.  While I wouldn’t go as far as to call the video for the song unsettling, the way the video was edited leaves the viewer almost dizzy and discombobulated.  It’s only fitting, however, that a band with such a powerfully abrasive style would create such a compellingly weird video.

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