Muneshine had this to say about Du Tonc‘s remix of his track ‘Full Throttle’ in a statement; “Du Tonc’s ‘Darkness’ was a really big song for me. I came across it on Soundcloud when I was first starting to explore making music that wasn’t at least somewhat related to hip hop. I’ve always been a fan of disco, nu-disco and dance music in-general, but there was something special about that track that really grabbed me and continues to stick with me. When ‘Full Throttle’ was mixed and mastered and it came time to consider artists to remix it, Du Tonc was top-of-mind. They found a way to maintain some of it’s original energy, but really shot it deep into outer space as well. I’m so grateful they were down to work together with us on this project, they crushed it!”
“‘Powerlines’ is a song about my experiences writing the first Low album, Shakespeare My Butt. I had recently broken up with a long time partner and moved into a punk rock squat with some crazy characters I called friends. Every day I walked through the city with a notebook and drank in bars and went to galleries and shows and hung out in my little bohemian circle of anarchists, punks and poets. I became the protagonist in the movie of my life and the city was a cinematic sidekick and factored into the lyrics like a companion,” frontman Ron Hawkins said in a statement.
The vid is a collaboration with photographer Tom Ryaboi, a pioneer in the art of roof topping. The video reflects Hawkins’ changing relationship with his hometown of Toronto over the years.
Catch Lowest of the Low on the following dates;
Oct. 05-06 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom (w/ 54-40)
Oct. 28 – Hamilton, ON – Collective Arts Brewery @ Guitars Strings And Kidney Things
Do The Right Now
The Hard Way
Something To Believe In
Don’t Let it Lay You Low
The duo of Jordan Allen (Rolemodel) and Jesse Crowe (Beliefs) came together in 2015 after collaborating on the track ‘Until’ from Allen’s Rolemodel EP.
Working together proved fruitful as they produced enough material for two EPs, which will be released via Hand Drawn Dracula.
Catch Yi on the following dates;
07/29/17 Toronto – Baby G w/ Dead Leaf Echo
07/28/17 Montreal – Brasserie Beaubien w/ Dead Leaf Echo
Muneshine has unveiled the cinematic video for ‘Full Throttle’, featuring The Darcys.
The clip is an homage to the 80’s movies and film noir with flourishes from b-movies including a fog-shrouded metropolis, a dancer and a hero in the form on a sports car.
“I met (‘Full Throttle’ director) RJ (Sanchez) through Geoff McLean (Vision Film Co.) when I was on the hunt for an exciting new director for my 2015 single, ‘Sunshine’. I hadn’t seen much of his work, but Geoff’s the man and his taste is impeccable, so that suggestion was all I needed to hear. Needless to say, RJ knocked ‘Sunshine’ out of the park, so when I finished up ‘Full Throttle’ with Darcys, I knew exactly where to go for that fire. The only ‘must-have’ I put on RJ was my need for a sexy 80’s sports car (preferably a Lamborghini Countach – my all-time favorite automobile) and he took it from there. We couldn’t source the Countach, but he got his hands on a cherry red Magnum P.I. Ferrari, and who can hate on that?! RJ gets all the props for this masterpiece, I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out,” Muneshine said in a statement.
The video for Run the Jewels’ ‘Don’t Get Captured’ finds claymation versions of El-P and Killer Mike going on a tour through modern day house of horrors.
The track is taken from their current release Run the Jewels 3.
The timely video was directed by Chris Hopewell. The release of ‘Don’t Get Captured’ follows the duo’s appearance in the video for Danger Mouse‘s ‘Chase Me’, also featuring Big Boi from Outkast from the soundtrack to Baby Driver. Mike also has a cameo in the movie.
The pair is gearing up for a busy summer that will include a slew of tour dates and an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on July 20. They also launched their own craft beer in collaboration with Brooklyn’s Interboro Brewery. Stay Gold, named for a track on RTJ3, was named the #1 IPA in North America by Draft Magazine. The next Stay Gold collaboration will be with Pipeworks Brewing Co. in Chicago.
While they’re there for their appearance at Lollapalooza, they setting up a pop-up shopping featuring Run the Jewels-related art, merchandise and more. They’ll keep busy in Chicago when they throw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game.
Catch Run the Jewels on the following dates;
The vid was animated by French visual artist Quentin Deronzier. The visuals were inspired by Blade Runner as it follows an android queen as she prepared to bring her people into the light.