Saturday Spins: Duck Sauce, tUnE-yArDs, Blood Orange, Schoolboy Q, Tobacco

New tracks and videos to watch today, including a contender for freakiest video of 2014.


Blood Orange, “Palo Alto”

The title track from the soundtrack to a film called Palo Alto, for which Blood Orange (aka producer Devonté Hynes, responsible for one of 2013’s best albums) wrote the score. The film is an adaptation of a short story by James Franco, who produced and starred in the film, directed by Gia Coppola (granddaughter of Francis). The soundtrack, on iTunes now and out physically on June 3 via Domino, also features songs by Montrealers Tonstartssbandht and Mac DeMarco.


Schoolboy Q (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid), “Studio”

L.A. rapper and Black Hippy member Schoolboy Q worked with R&B singer BJ the Chicago Kid on this track from Q’s latest record, Oxymoron. Check out this kinda video, a literal depiction of a tune about being horny at work.


Duck Sauce, “NRG”

It’s nearly impossible for NYC/MTL duo Duck Sauce to top themselves in the video department, but you can always count on them for unbridled dumb fun. This one was directed by Dugan O’Neal.


tUnE-yArDs, “Water Fountain”

The forthcoming record by experimental vocalist and leftfield pop-ster tUnE-yArDs, entitled Nikki Nack, comes out on May 6 via 4AD. Here’s another video for one of the new tracks, inspired by vintage Saturday morning TV, directed by Joel Kefali.


Tobacco, “Streaker”

The new video by Tobacco (aka Thomas Frec, of Black Moth Super Rainbow) was directed by Eric Wareheim, of Tim & Eric fame, the same moron/genius who made our pick from 2013’s freakiest music video. Whereas that one was a grotesque and awkward sex romp, this one is just batshit crazy.

TOBACCO “Streaker” from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.