Friday, March 16, 2012 4:31PM - By Laura Aguirre
This week Rihanna gave another excuse for her collaboration with Chris Brown, Myspace announced a web series starring singer-songwriter Andrew W.K., and The Shoes released a music video featuring actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Time to catch up on some music news…
Friday, February 19, 2010 2:57PM - By Laura Aguirre
Vampire Weekend premiered their music video Giving Up the Gun via Spinner today, and let’s just say, tennis has made a comeback. The superstar cast includes rappers RZA and Lil Jon, Joe Jonas, and Jake Gyllenhaal — enough said.
Giving Up the Gun centers around Jenny (a friend of Vampire Weekend) and a number of opponents whom she goes up against in several matches; there’s a samurai, a gigantic woman, Joe, and Jake (to name a few) and she beats all of them. One of the best, if not the best, match is the one against Gyllenhaal, who plays a comedic tennis player who constantly sips from a flask. It’s obvious that most of the performances are improvised, but that doesn’t make the video any less amazing.
Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:03PM - By Seraphina L.
Vampire Weekend may have gotten the world to accept them as the band who plays accessible Afro-pop music, but it’s still hard for them to shake that Ivy League label most critics have slapped onto their personalities. We’re also somewhat guilty of doing that here, but can you blame us when they flaunt their love for Polo T-shirts so willingly?