It’s that time of the month again, ladies and gentlemen. This is our Video Vomit playlist for the month of April, and our longest one yet. I’m not sure what conditions were responsible for that. It’s the weekend though so take a moment to catch up on cool audiovisual stuff and get high. Several of these videos were released in anticipation of, or along with, the LP where the song came from. It’s been a fabulous year for music so far, and we’re just hitting the 1/3 mark. Be prepared to vomit all over your computer and shitty H&M pants, bitches!
Azealia Banks “Yung Rapunxel”
This is the first official single from Azealia Banks’ much-anticipated, yet-to-be-released, debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. No further comment.
Calvin Harris “I Need Your Love” ft. Ellie Goulding
So basically Calvin Harris takes credit for this song even though Ellie’s vocals are basically 80% of the its substance. If anyone heard this on the radio, they’d probably be like “oh, that’s Ellie’s super recognizable voice!” I doubt anyone will be like “oh, that definitely sounds like a Calvin Harris original beat.” Or am I wrong? I’m probably just hatin’ because I have a man crush on Ellie and I wish she would sing to my ear. Also I’m not sure if this is a commercial for headphones, Nikes, cameras or some trendy European city.
Cat Power “Manhattan”
People spend their lives dreaming of being this cool. I know I do. This song is also super chill and the second single form their newest album, Sun.
Charli XCX “What I Like”
This video reminds me of how much I wanted to be a grown up in the 90’s. Like nobody told me we’d be this far into the future by the time I turned 21. Charli XCX knows what I like though, and that line was cheesy af. Her debut album, True Romance, is out now!
Ciara “Body Party”
Ciara is back with a new self-titled album and new record deal, bitches! And she looks guud.
Crystal Castles “Affection”
These are the visuals for Crystal Castles’ newest single off (III). They’re abstract. You wouldn’t understand.
Frank Ocean “Lost”
I always appreciate a well-executed wide aspect ratio / split-frame technique. Also this song is pretty sweet.
Iggy Azalea “SLO”
The single comes from Iggy’s Trapgold mixtape that came out like six months ago. I believe it’s still available for free download on her website. This video feels a little random because lately she’s been promoting her newest single “Bounce” along with her upcoming album, The New Classic, which will be released via Mercury Records in the UK and Island Def Jam in the US. But whatever. I can’t complain about new Iggy Azalea music videos. I’m totally in love with her right now.
Lil Debbie “Ratchets”
Lil Debbie is brave for putting this song out there. I feel like using the word ratchet as the title of your song is like a huge responsibility. Like it either works or it doesn’t. I like her backup dancers.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us” ft. Ray Dalton
Their studio album is called The Heist. Ryan Lewis wrote a super cute note in the video description (on the YouTube website) to credit everyone that worked on it. You should read it and cry.
Major Lazer “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” ft. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green
You need to experience this song live. Get back to me when you do.
MS MR “Hurricane”
“Hurricane” comes from MS MR’s forthcoming album Secondhand Rapture. I don’t know about you, but I personally like the part where the two dudes get high off the smoke rising from the other dude with the cool hair.
Portugal. The Man “Purple Yellow Red & Blue”
I’ve been a fan of these guys for like a really long time. I feel terrible for consciously missing their set at Coachella. It was premeditated and I deserve no mercy. This song comes from their upcoming album, Evil Friends. Totally digging the whole evil theme to be honest. I just want to be evil with them.
Snoop Lion “No Guns Allowed” ft. Drake and Cori B.
Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) is doing the whole reggae thing now, in case you didn’t know. His new album, Reincarnated, came out around 4/20 because of course it would. This song features Snoop’s own daughter, Cori B. She’s such a cutie and the perfect voice to feature on the song. Are you digging the new Snoop? I am. I don’t know what Drake is doing though. Is it a. Rap, b. Reggae, c. Slam Poetry, or d. All of the Above?
Youth Lagoon “Mute”
Not entirely sure what’s happening here. Youth Lagoon is another artist I’m sad I missed at Coachella though. Powers’ music is super trippy and so is this video kinda.