Paul Epworth

Friends – “Mind Control” [Official Video]

Brooklyn-based Friends have unveil the video for their new single, Mind Control!

Shot by Hiro Murai (St. Vincent, Scissor Sisters, Usher), the clip combines band performance, action footage, and special effects, in a rhythmic montage cut to the Paul Epworth mixed track.

The band pay reverent homage to dystopian Sci-Fi films from the ‘80s (‘They Live,’ ‘Brainstorm,’ ‘Scanners’).  But the members take themselves less seriously in various roles in an apparently sinister brainwashing plot, evocative of the song’s over-the-top lyrical message Hold holy only what you want/Mind control everywhere/Is trying to keep your brain washed”

Mind Control is taken from Friends’ debut album Manifest!, out June 4th.

Friends (iTunes) (Amazon Rough Trade (with a bonus disc)

Azealia Banks – Bambi

Hot new track called Bambi by NY’s Azealia Banks! The track is a rave-vy anthem with pounding club beats over Banks’ hypnotic sleek rhymes.

Bambi is a production by genius producer Paul Epworth whom is also on the hook to deliver Banks’ debut album. Epworth has worked and produced tracks for Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, Florence and the MachineFriendly FiresThe Rapture and lots more.

After jammin non-stop to Banks’ 212, “NeedSomeluv” and now “Bambi”… I’m so ready for this album to drop now!

Check it out!