There's far too many awesome music updates arriving this week to post individual articles about them all, so we're compiling the best videos of the week in one place for your rockin' convenience! Check out new videos from Deftones, Jane's Addiction, Chromeo, Consequence, B.o.B., Marc Broussard and more!
Deftones – "Beauty School"
After four great new videos off their recent album Diamond Eyes, Deftones return with a behind-the-scenes vid for "Beauty School". The video, directed by 13thWitness, features a tour diary of sorts that gives fans a little more insight into the band's activities offstage. We're also hearing rumors of a new album already in the works…
Jane's Addiction – 1988 – Present Day
After twenty-three years as the pioneers of alternative rock music, Jane's Addiction takes a look back as they prepare for their latest release, The Great Escape Artist, and an upcoming world tour. The above video takes fans back through the full history of the band’s journey up to now in a few short moments. The Great Escape Artist will see a release on September 27th. For more information on Jane’s Addiction including upcoming tour dates, make sure to check out the band’s official site, www.JanesAddiction.com.
Chromeo – "When The Night Falls (feat. Solange Knowles)"
Are Chromeo's jams sexy enough to make you pregnant? If there's any truth to the video above, it's entirely possible. Enjoy another installment from the electro-soul movement that is Chromeo, and make sure to pick up their When The Night Falls (Remixes) EP.
Neko Case, My Morning Jacket – “Islands in the Stream”
Neko Case, joins My Morning Jacket to channel Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton’s chart-topping ’80s hit “Islands in the Stream” for the encore at their recent show in Pittsburgh. Check out some decent audience-shot footage above, and be sure to dig even deeper into each artist's respective catalogues – you'll thank us for it.
Frightened Rabbit Cover Death Cab for Cutie – "Different Names For The Same Thing"
Frightened Rabbit paid homage to tourmates Death Cab for Cutie for supporting Invisible Children, a charity organization that works toward bringing peace to Northern Uganda. Trontman Scott Hutchison has shared a touching cover of his favorite Death Cab tune: 2005 Plans cut “Different Names for the Same Thing.”
“I almost tried to ‘countrify’ the song, as it has such a strong beautiful melody,” he told Spin. “It’s a very simple song at its core, so I just stuck with that basic structure and let it be plaintive and sad.” Watch Hutchison’s riverside performance above.
Consequence – “Everybody Told Me”
Check out the new video from seasoned rapper Consequence, as inspired by The Wizard Of Oz. Cons sits in the director’s seat and gets a few things off his chest, lamenting on how he should've listened to his mentors on the come-up.
B.o.B – "High Life"
Ever seen the Singapore skyline from a lit pool filled with girls at night? No? Well, that's too bad, but thanks to B.o.B. and Motion Family you're able to experience the baller lifestyle vicariously in his latest music video.
Silkk The Shocker – “Fast Livin”
Silkk The Shocker makes a return and tries to catch the momentum for his new music video, another bragalicious joint from a man who feel on “top of the world” with the “top down” on his ride. Silkk The Shocker proclaims that “New Orleans is to” him “what Brooklyn is to Jay” in a video directed by Isaiah Moxley.
J.Cole – “Work Out”
Shortly after his Ustream appearance, Jermaine follows his love and basketball to the house party for the video of his first single. "That's unfair but so is life/ Take a chance and roll the dice," the MC raps as he chats up his new lady friend. "Money can't buy you love 'cause it's overpriced/ Don't overthink, just hope it's right, I'm only here for the night."
As the clip continues, Cole and his lady move onto a house party, and the dancing continues while the North Carolina native gives his own spin on the bridge from "Work Out," playfully drawn from Paula Abdul's "Straight Up." J Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story hits shelves on September 27.
Fool's Gold – "Wild Window"
Guitar-pop collective Fool’s Gold has just released their second full-length Leave No Trace on IAMSOUND Records. The video was directed by Andrew Gura.
Marc Broussard – "Cruel"
Louisiana songwriter Marc Broussard has released a new music video for his latest single “Cruel,” which is featured on his brand new self-titled album, available here. Broussard and his band are currently on a nationwide headlining tour – for full show details and ticket information, visit www.marcbroussard.com.