Sly James is the mayor of Kansas City. You knew that, right? You should really know the name of the mayor of the city you live in. Anyway, you might know that the mayor has a son, and his name is Kyle James. In addition to getting arrested a lot, Kyle James is a rapper. He goes by the stage name KJ. We are all supposed to pretend like these facts are unrelated. The mayor quite understandably doesn't want the public associating him with lyrics like You can suck on my dick till you get the hiccups, which KJ proudly delivers in the song "Bender." I don't know about you guys, but I am really enjoying watching this whole thing play out. The "Bender" video, which you can view above, is the latest chapter in the tale. It features Dutch Newman, lots of liquor bottles, and lots of women in tight, tiny clothes.
DO YOUR SERVICE // CONTINENTS from Jim Button on Vimeo.
Jim Button, aka Continents, tells Wayward that he's at work on "what appears to be a new album." Hell, yeah! If the track and video for "Do Your Service," which Button recently posted online, is any indication, the new stuff is darker and scarier than the fuzzy psych drones we've come to love. Watch the video above. Continents' SoundCloud page is here.
After a great deal of personal harassment from me and probably many others, the ACBs are set to release a new LP, Little Leaves, in a few months. Today the band debuted the first single, "Ocean," a reverb-y pop jangler, just the way I like 'em. Danny Gibson made the excellent stop-motion video for the song, which you can see up above us there. (I like the part where the leaves go down the slide.) Download "Ocean" for free here.
Free shit alert: Making Movies' most recent EP, Aguardiente, is downloadable for free right now over at the Record Machine. Also, check out their new video for "Hangover Blues," up above us there. Lots of KC action going on — cameos from the Union, Gusto, the Foundation, YJ's and more. Basically it is a music-video version of what I, and possibly you, do on Saturday nights.
If you happen to be in Columbia, Missouri, tonight (Thursday), Making Movies is playing at the Bridge. Then they're off on a quick tour out east. They'll return locally for a Dia de Los Muertos party at RecordBar on Friday, October 26.
holidaysareniceandwarm from Micki Hadley on Vimeo.
We reviewed the new Empty Spaces EP, Party Line, in last week's issue. Here we have a video for the EP's catchiest track, "Holidays Are Nice and Warm." Directed by Micki Hadley, it's the story of three young men's quest to sell kisses for $0.25 around Westport. I think. Either way, it's a fun three minutes.
The Tambourine Club - Summertime from Danny Joe Gibson - Artist on Vimeo.
Today we bring you a new video that visual artist Danny Gibson has made for "Summertime," a breezy new folk-psych jam from local bedroom-pop guy Brian Lammano, aka The Tambourine Club. The video is weird in a Flaming Lips type of way — shaky and shot from strange, colorful angles. There are blobs of paint. Why am I bothering to describe this video? It's right up above us there. Just watch it!
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