Banks – “Brain” (video)...

Back in January we had the audio for BANKS’s new single, “Brain.” Now we have the visuals. Produced by Shlohmo. Maybe you should find a nice quiet spot by yourself before pressing play. Imjussayin. (2dopeboyz/Hernameisbanks)...

Shlohmo and Jeremih – “No More” Feb13

Shlohmo and Jeremih – “No More”

When NPR is promoting crossover R&B dudes, he must doing something extraordinary. It started with a teaser cut last March “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” which was thrilling left turn from a singer with that other birthday song and collaborating with a rapper unfortunately known for a birthday song. Then came the gonzo Xmas video And now the culmination. Yes, it’s very Weeknd-ish, but the wild card is the strangulating beat constructed by Shlohmo. This beat is on some Santigold “Starstruck” shit....

BANKS – “Brain”

It’s a been a NY minute since BANKS dropped her fascinating London EP. Last night BANKS blindsided her fans with the art for upcoming single on Instagram. Now the pressure is on. Does the single live up to her past successes? It does. But does BANKS take an evolutionary step towards carving out her own sector in the crowded singer/songwriter electropop set? She does. I am sure Lorde comparisons are inevitable. This a not a fully-realized record, but the importance is established her niche. I know her best is yet to come, and I’ll keep...