Ahead of the release of 'Jei Beibi,' Café Tacvba have released a video for the track "Que No" which features a "slender albino protagonist in a stark white universe" that gets into some trouble when a masked doppelgänger appears. Watch now!
Soulwax's newest full length release ‘FROM DEEWEE’ was recorded all in one take earlier in the year, and you can now hear the entire album. Click through for the lead cut, "Transient Program For Drums And Machinery"!
This new video from Brother Ali was shot in New Mexico at Dar Al Islam, which is the same location that Tupac's “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto” video was shot at. Click through for this highly cinematic and choreographed piece!
“When Hurray for the Riff Raff were at The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Mary Lucia, on the final song, “Living in the City,” frontperson Alynda Segarra picked up and played a beautiful, golden archtop guitar.”
“Making Movies played Hurray for the Riff Raff‘s Nosotros Fest in NYC last year, and HFTRR leader Alynda Segarra now appears on their upcoming album, I Am Another You. The album was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and it also features Alaina Moore of Tennis and Asdru Sierra of Ozomatli. We’re premiering the video for “Spinning Out,” which has singer/guitarist Enrique Chi taking on a noticeable Thom Yorke influence.”
5/9: Washington DC @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
5/19: Chicago, IL @ Martyr’s
5/20: New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (9:30pm)
5/26: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
6/2: Dallas, TX @ Trees *
6/3: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
6/4: Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
6/6: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
6/7: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
6/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
6/10: Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre *
6/11: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
6/13: Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall *
6/15: Vancouver, CA @ Imperial *
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“This is another presentation made possible by community. We shot it in New Mexico at Dar Al Islam, a beautiful worship and healing center built mostly by American Muslims in the Adobe style prevalent in the Southwest. Spiritual and wisdom tradition holds that buildings should be designed in harmony with the natural beauty of the location, as well as the culture of the people in that area. Many of my elders built this place, and many of my friends grew up there.
One thing interesting about this location is that after the death of Tupac Shakur, the Dar Al Islam community opened its doors to film his “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto” video there.
The dancers are Al Taw’am from Minneapolis. You may recognize them from the “Mourning In America” video, as well as their own international videos and news pieces. The twins are dear family friends and leaders in our cultural and spiritual community. Their movement speaks of their family legacy of dignified regality. I believe them to be royalty. They choreographed this incredible piece and brought the entire song and video to life.
The video was directed by Kron, whom we’ve worked with in the past. He and his crew did an incredible job and I’m deeply grateful.
Of course, Ant made the track with G Koop playing the instruments and deM atlaSadded some additional operatic vocals at the end of the song. Special thanks to: Siddiq, Sidi Hakeem Archuletta, La’kisha Raeesah Holloman, Amir Sulaiman, and anyone else I’m forgetting. Please enjoy.”
“When I hung out with Minneapolis rapper and Doomtree Collective kingpin P.O.S outside Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Lounge, he had just wolfed down a pork bun that he had bought in nearby Chinatown. The pork bun didn’t quite agree with him and, if you listen closely, you can hear the legendary rapper’s digestive system rebel against his snack as we chat.
How is P.O.S’ latest record, Chill dummy, his version of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic? What was it like to put out his 2012 record, We Don’t Even Live Here, and not be able to tour due to heath issues? How is his heath these days? Which song from his 2004 first record, Ipecac Neat, is the only one he will perform anymore? How does he know Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon? What was it like to work in a strip club?
“We’re days away from the arrival of Jei Beibi, Café Tacvba’s first album in five years. The Mexican icons keep surprising us with more new music and videos in anticipation of the final project. As part of the rollout, we’ve got a new visual work for the latest song, “Que No.”
Café Tacvba have always had an eclectic approach, and even visually, they (especially singer Rubén Albarrán) showcase their different personalities with costumes, masks, and props. Each single and video, from the surfing footage in “Un Par De Lugares” to the Trump and Pope Francis-featuring “Futuro,” has illustrated the band’s multiplicity. “Que No” offers us another transformation.
The video features the quartet decked in white, wearing masks of different animals. The clip starts innocently enough, following a slender albino protagonist in a stark white universe as she meets her masked doppelgänger. The two go to bed, and a violent encounter unfolds, capturing what seems to be a love undone. As the fight unfolds, blood is replaced with vivid paint splashes on screen. Venezuelan director Carl Zitelmann explains, that “the concept of the video is born from the song’s lyrics. The idea was to visually capture the struggle to overcome toxic love.””
Watch “Que No” below, and catch the group on tour at one of the dates below!
9/14 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
9/15 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9/17 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl
9/20 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
9/21- Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
9/22-23 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
9/24-25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
9/28 – Miami Beach, FL – Jackie Gleason Theater
9/29 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
9/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/1 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
10/3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/5 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/6 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/9 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/11-12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/13 – Fresno, CA – Woodward Park Rotary
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Hall (with Gustavo Dudamel and LA Philharmonic Orchestra)
10/17-18 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
10/21 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino