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EV2BK Productions – Boy Crisis “L’Homme” Official Music Video

After over a year of sitting on this amazing video that we produced with EMOTE Productions for Boy Crisis, the funk of a thousand suns burst through the cables holding it back and the glorious “L’Homme” video found its way into the world. Will this serve as the guiding beacon bringing Boy Crisis home again and ready to party? We hope so.

Boy Crisis – L’Homme (Official Music Video):

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Jam of the Day – White Rabbits with Guns

The beginning drum beats of this song sound suspiciously like Marilyn Manson‘s “Beautiful People,” but once the guitar line drops in on “Percussion Gun” from New York City band White Rabbits, it’s clear that we have a great track on our hands here. There was kind of a reason not to write about a song with guns in the title today, but I can’t really tell what’s going on with this story. And then I stumble upon this live version of a song called “Rudie Fails” that White Rabbits performed at the SPIN offices. This is a good joke and another good song. This is a band that really knows how to rock out on the drum set. So White Rabbits wins. Jam of the Day.

White Rabbits – Percussion Gun:

And if the image of white rabbits gets you in the mood for a little magic this weekend, go check out Paper Garden Records Presents: Multiverse Playground on Saturday Night at 3rd Ward. It’s getting all sorts of press coverage, like even in the NY Post, and should be a great time with shows from Boy Crisis, a guest appearance from Das Racist, and sets from a bunch of other great bands. Come check it out!

-Drew

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ev Live Music – Das Racist Join Boy Crisis at Pianos for Combination Jam

Last night at Pianos, we caught a set from Boy Crisis, who were joined onstage near the end of their performance by the other half of Das Racist, Himanshu Suri (along with Boy Crisis frontman Victor Vazquez), for a “live remix” of DR’s “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” and BC’s “Dressed to Digress.” Check out a live video of the combination.

Boy Crisis ft. Das Racist – Dressed to Digress (Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Remix live):

Not sure what happened to the video during filming, but at least the audio gives you an idea of what went down. “Combination Best of Times and Worst of Times.” Word.

-Drew

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JOTD Update – Official Boy Crisis ‘Fountain of Youth’ Video

As a final update to our series of posts about the new “Fountain of Youth” video from Boy Crisis, here’s the official final version, directed by Jordan Fish, which they just posted earlier today.

Boy Crisis – Fountain of Youth:

Boy Crisis is also playing a show tonight at Cameo Gallery, in Williamsburg. Come see what they’re wearing this time!

-Drew

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ev Live Music – *EXCLUSIVE* Boy Crisis “In the Air Tonight” Cover

It looks like we finally have a release date set for the new Boy Crisis record, Tulipomania! According to their myspace blog, we can expect an October 5th release (both in stores and online), although I think that you may be able to pick up a copy in the U.K. already. Also, the first single, “Fountain of Youth,” will be released on September 28th. Get psyched!

So last night we had a chance to see them play at Mercury Lounge, and it was a blast. The band got all dolled up in matching costumes (taken from the set of the “Fountian of Youth” video shoot earlier this month), and were surrounded on either side of the stage by the very girls that were holding them aloft in the video:

Boy Crisis @ Mercury Lounge, August 25, 2009

Boy Crisis @ Mercury Lounge, August 25, 2009

They played kind of a short set, but it included a lot of the new material (“Elementary Particles” was the opener, followed by “Bohemian Grove,” and later on “Fountain of Youth” was probably one of the best songs they played all night). And before they jumped into the encore of “Dressed to Digress,” we were hit with a pretty great cover of “In the Air Tonight,” the Phil Collins classic! Check it:

Boy Crisis – In the Air Tonight (Live Cover @ Mercury Lounge):

The place was pretty dark for this one, so the video quality isn’t top-notch, but the magic shines through in the vocals.

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JOTD Update – Boy Crisis ‘Fountain of Youth’ Video Shoot Pics

In case you were wondering how the video shoot went for Boy Crisis’ “Founting of Youth” at McCarren Park this past weekend, the band has now posted a few “behind-the-scenes” pictures of the on its Myspace page:

Boy Crisis and its women in action

Boy Crisis and its women in action

Standin' around

Standin' around

Check out all the photos here.

-Drew

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Jam of the Day – Boy Crisis Finds the Fountain of Youth, Gives it to Monkeys

If you happen to be a nerdus maximus and read the Wired Science blog on the regular, you might have seen the piece a month ago about the results published in Science magazine of a 20-year-long study of rhesus monkeys. The study seems to show that “caloric restriction” (i.e. eating less than you “should”) actually produces changes in the body’s metabloic functioning that in turn may serve to lengthen life and increase the quality of life in primates (and maybe humans, too!). This is not entirely new thinking, but “[t]his is the first study to show that caloric restriction slows aging in a primate species. And of course, we’re primates, too. It’s a lot more relevant to humans than the mouse.” Sometimes science just pummels you with common sense. EAT LESS, BE LESS FAT. Maybe not exactly the fountain of youth that the story’s title suggests.

Not like I coughed up any dough for this research, but for my dollar I’d much rather take a sip off of the new “Fountain of Youth” track from Brooklyn’s favorite panty-dropping, party-starting fivesome, Boy Crisis. Part of what the Village Voice just dubbed the “Wesleyan mafia” along with MGMT, Amazing Baby, Bear Hands (not in the article, surprisingly), Das Racist, and a bunch of others, the group is comprised of Tal Rozen and Victor Vazquez on vocals (Victor is also known as Kool A.D., one half of the DR crew), Alex Kestner on bass and laptop (among other things), Lee Pender on guitar, and Owen Roberts on drums.

The first time I ever heard these guys play, I knew it would only be a matter of time before some major swooped in and picked them up by the spandex, which is exactly what happened last fall when Ben James signed them to B-Unique/Atlantic Records. Since then, the group has spent a lot of time selling their vision of danceable, freaky-deaky, Bowie/George Clinton funkiness to audiences across the pond, including gigs at the Glastonbury and Isle of Wright music festivals. They also had an opening spot for Katy Perry up in Boston recently – here are some great behind-the-scenes photos from our friend Ben Rowland of the show.

Apart from the touring, the boys have also been putting the finishing touches on their first full-length, tentatively titled Tulipomania. I had a chance to listen to a near-finished version of the record a couple of weeks ago, and let me tell you, its “japanties are makin me hot,” to borrow a line from the album’s first single, “Dressed to Digress.” To be honest, I’m not that into the studio-version of “Dressed to Digress” (it sounds a little thinner, bass-wise, than the pre-deal versions), but “L’Homme,” “Ganglion of Lightnings,” and “1981” all sound amazing. But why didn’t “Strawberries” make the album? I guess we can’t have everything we want in life. As to the new fare, I think Victor’s vocal patterns strongly shaped “Murder Murder Murder” and “Sex and Violence,” both of which have similarly sparse openings followed by catchy choruses of tightly rhyming lines. “Bang Bang Bang” sort of follows the same pattern, but with Tal recycling the lyrics from an older song over some horns and super-sleek production. God-damn Boy Crisis is catchy as hell! Essentially, all of the tracks are bangers; I can’t wait for the release.

I think that “Fountain of Youth,” the opener, is probably my favorite (at least of the newer tracks). And though they still haven’t released the actual music video for “Dressed to Digress,” this past weekend the band got together with their friend Jordan Fish to shoot a new music video for “Fountain of Youth” featuring a lot of women “relatively scantily clad” and “covered in paint at some point,” according to the casting call. I can’t give away too many details, but according to one female acquaintance on the set for the shoot, the women are carrying around Tal and Victor on some sort of “chariot.” Check back for updates.

As a video appetizer, last week Boy Crisis posted a link to an “ULTRAVIDEO MEGAMIX” for “Fountain of Youth”, so check it out while you wait for the real video full of scantily clad painted women. Boy Crisis is forever, like Wu-tang!

Boy Crisis – Fountain of Youth:

-Drew

P.S. Boy Crisis wins! It’s EV2BK.com’s 100th post!

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