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Video: Sole Grunt – Now She’s Alone

Sole Grunt recently released some visuals to go along with his latest instrumental track, Now She’s Alone. I’m going to go ahead and assume that the situation that we’ve stumbled onto here, is that this girl is recently single. All signs seem to point towards it. Then again, maybe she just really hates stuffed animals. I’m not here to judge and break down people’s emotions. I just provide good music for your ears. So sit back, enjoy Sole Grunt’s smooth production, and watch this chick demolish an innocent little teddy bear. Download Now She’s Alone for free, below.

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Video: Harts – All Too Real

Harts is a solo act out of Melbourne that has recently been brought to my attention. How he has yet to pop up on my radar, until now, is beyond me, considering that I’m obsessed with Australian music and all. With his latest single, All Too Real, Harts pulls out all the stops, throwing in everything that makes up a spectacular pop song. You can never go wrong with a dancable beat, a catchy chorus, and sing-a-long verses. What’s even more impressive than just creating a good pop song, is that Harts plays every instrument himself. This guy has got some major talent. Harts’ five track EP, Offline, is planned to release later this year. If All Too Real is any indication, the Offline EP is going to be a must have whenever it drops.

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Video: ShyBoy – Bird in Flight

Bird in Flight is the first single from the upcoming album from ShyBoy, Water on Mars. It starts off very low and quiet, and then starts building up into something of its own. ShyBoy’s voice starts very low and deep and ends up soaring by the end of the song. His voice is the Bird in Flight. That’s the only way to put it! The visuals for Bird in Flight are a fantastic addition to the song’s beauty. The simple, yet slightly mysterious, imagery perfectly matches the song’s tone. I’m going to keep listening and wait patiently for the album’s release. If Bird in Flight is any preview to Water on Mars, then I think the world is in for something truly spectacular, and I cannot wait to be engulfed in that.

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Video: The Lower Class – The Sound in the Soul

I’ve been waiting an awfully long time, it seems like, for The Lower Class to release their album, Wingfield. Fortunately, the album is set to drop in a couple of weeks on August 31st. Until then, check out the visuals for their first single off of Wingfield, The Sound in the Soul. Like what you hear? You should follow it up with their second single, The Proof. Yeah, that should hold you over until Wingfield drops.

The Lower Class – The Sound in the Soul by The Lower Class

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Video: JSWISS – Daily Conversation

A few days ago, No9to5’s JSWISS released a nice set of visuals to go along with my favorite track off of his latest mixtape, Out of State Tuition 2: Leave Me a Loan. The video for Daily Converstation comes off looking quite sharp thanks to the choice made of stripping away color and going with a classic, black and white imagery. Along with some nice editing, Daily Conversation is able to tell a story while showcasing JSWISS’ lyrical style. If you’re left wanting to hear more of JSWISS, then I’d highly recommend that you check out the rest of the Out of State Tuition 2 mixtape.

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Video: Freedom Fry – Jesse James

Back in April, Freedom Fry released the absolutely haunting, western inspired Outlaws EP. The French-American indie pop duo have now released some visuals to go with the most haunting track on the EP, Jesse James. In the video, a scantily clad lady, thanks to some witchcraft, embodies the spirit of Jesse himself, and goes on a shooting spree in the sake of revenge. Everything seen, is about 98 times more dramatic than my description. So don’t worry, I didn’t ruin anything for you. If you like what you hear, feel free to download the single below. However, I recommend that you splurge a couple of dollars and get the whole Outlaws EP.

Jesse James by freedomfry

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Video: J Dilla feat. Tone Plummer & Mr. Wrong – Rebirth Is Necessary

Anything that involves J Dilla automatically gets featured here. The latest visuals off of the Rebirth of Detroit project have released today, and they’re matched with one of my favorite tracks heard on the album. Rebirth is Necessary focuses on Detroit’s troubles and how the people of the city are struggling to survive. This song was already haunting enough, thanks to Dilla’s sampling of Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso’s Italian prog rock song, Nothing’s The Same. Now that there’s video to go along with Rebirth is Necessary, the creepiness of the instrumental is greatly intensified. This is really an eye opening song. Detroit rappers are always in a league of their own when it comes to their verses. They manage to keep the hood aspect, but their words are often very profound and real. Case in point, Tone Plummer and Mr. Wrong’s topics are completely essential to the power that this song gives off. Their words, matched with the instrumental, tell a story that needs to be heard. Things are bad in Detroit, but as Brandon Lockheart recently told me, “Detroit is like the phoenix, only she doesn’t know it yet.”

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