Last week I did a workshop in New York for the Make Something!! School in association with Nike. They’ve been getting people like Todd James, Carri Munden from Cassette Playa, Todd Selby and more to come in and work with teenagers from the City. They’re all preparing a big blowout ceremony that will be taking place next weekend at the World Basketball Festival. In my case, I was asked to help the kids come up with a 1 minute musical performance.
Gearwire interviewed Vega guitarist Ronald Gierhart about all things shredding at Pitchfork Festival (where he was performing as part of Neon Indian, a little band you may have heard of). They also chatted with Jason Faries about drums, and you can watch that clip after the jump. Music! Check for new Vega tunes on Fool’s Gold very soon. Read More
This year during Coachella, we got together with our friends from Stones Throw for one fine evening of “disco, boogie and house music” (as the hand-drawn flyer advertised) from Peanut Butter Wolf, The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave1), Mayer Hawthorne, Jokers Of The Scene, James Pants, and Chris Bag Raiders. Aloe Blacc was on mic duties throughout the evening, and, as you can see from the video highlight reel, a groovy time was had by all!
The night went so well, in fact, that we decided to base a whole tour around it: the Stones Throw x Fool’s Gold Discotheque, featuring Peanut Butter Wolf, A-Trak, J Rocc and Nacho Lovers (alongside DJ sets from some very special guests: Treasure Fingers, Holy Ghost!, Mayer Hawthorne and more) kicking off in Chicago with a Lollapalooza afterparty on August 6th and then traveling to San Francisco, Portland, and wrapping up with a very special boat party in Vancouver. Check the lineups and details after the jump! Read More
As you may have seen on P4K, Kid Sister has a new video! The clip is for Ultraviolet jam “Big N Bad” and comes courtesy of our friend Rik Cordero, who shot it on location in Chicago. Cameos by A-Trak, Flosstradamus, and hot dogs.
Not enough Kid Sis on your television? Her song “Daydreaming” was selected to soundtrack the new national ad campaign for Bud Light Lime, kicking off this month and running through 2011. Want her in person? Check the upcoming tour dates, including an 8/22 Fool’s Gold spectacular at the Jelly Pool Party in BK.
And it doesn’t stop there! All her recent collabs, along with Ultraviolet remixes, fresh freestyles and more will be collected on KoKo’s Revenge, a new mixtape coming very soon. Get psyched…
“Resident Fool’s Gold dance maniacs Jokers Of The Scene know what a good music video looks like. And, ahem, so do we! Now that the Jokers have a new record in need of a video, we reach out to you, the upstart, unsung directors and visual artists of bloglandia, and throw down the gauntlet. SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!
New JOTS single ‘Revolting Joks’ is a twisty piano clubber that’s just begging for a visual to compliment its jacked-up moodiness. To that end, we’re launching a contest to see who can come up with the most imaginative music video for the tune. Download the video edit here, make some magic happen, and send us the results by August 16th. The videos will be reviewed by the collective FADER and Fool’s Gold braintrusts, and the best ones will be re-posted for the world to see, earning its creators internet immortality (and some fine, fine prize packs from the label and the magazine). It’s time to revolt…”
Check FG alumnus Kid Cudi, Bethany from Best Coast and Rostam from Vampire Weekend romping around in giant paper heads in the video for “All Summer,” a track they collaborated on for Converse’s new ad campaign (the same one that brought Kid Sister to a subway near you last summer). Download the mp3 here.
If you missed the festival debut of Duck Sauce (featuring A-Trak, Armand Van Helden, and…an enormous inflatable duck) at EDC, fret not: Trizzy has you covered with this great video recap and pics from the night, along with some shots from his Travis x A-Trak performance at the same fest.
For more DS action, you can finally grab their perennial summer jam “aNYway” in North America:
For the inaugural edition of Scion A/V’s music video series, Fool’s Gold represented with Congorock’s “Babylon.”. Their newest batch of videos hits iTunes next week, featuring a brand-new clip for Kingdom’s “Mind Reader,” directed by Kari Altmann (aka blackmoth.org).
Kingdom and Kari have worked together on numerous live visuals and other graphic projects in the past, so it was only natural that they would come together to forge an impressionistic world for “Mind Reader.” The fractured visuals of their collaboration turn nightclub flashes into a moody, mystic vortex, and provide a perfect counterpoint to the hyperkinetic synth riffs and soaring diva vocals of Shyvonne.
“Mind Reader” will also be airing on MTV2, starting with a premier July 8th at 8pm EST. To preview the other Scion A/V videos in the series, check this trailer. And of course, pick up Kingdom’s “Mind Reader” single on alldigitaloutlets and vinyl 12″!