by / March 26th, 2017 /

State's Videos of the Week: Thurston Moore, Migos, Run The Jewels & More

It was World Poetry Day earlier this week and online people from across the globe shared their favourite poems. There is a poem about every inevitability in life; love, death, healing, family, banalities of everyday and pets. Here’s one of my favourite poems about contentment and how easily it can be found from within.
For The Foxes.

– Charles Bukowski

don’t feel sorry for me.
I am a competent,
satisfied human being.

be sorry for the others
who
fidget
complain

who
constantly
rearrange their
lives
like
furniture.

juggling mates
and
attitudes

their
confusion is
constant

and it will
touch
whoever they
deal with.

beware of them:
one of their
key words is
“love.”

and beware those who
only take
instructions from their
God

for they have
failed completely to live their own
lives.

don’t feel sorry for me
because I am alone

for even
at the most terrible
moments
humor
is my
companion.

I am a dog walking
backwards

I am a broken
banjo

I am a telephone wire
strung up in
Toledo, Ohio

I am a man
eating a meal
this night
in the month of
September.

put your sympathy
aside.
they say
water held up
Christ:
to come
through
you better be
nearly as
lucky.

Thurston Moore – ‘Smoke of Dreams’

The official announcement of the separation between Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore in 2011 would also mark the beginning of Sonic Youth’s indefinite hiatus. Since the demise of his iconic band, Moore has conceived and participated in several different bands and projects, including a well received solo endeavour. It has been three years since he released his last solo album, The Best Day but he is about to unveil some new material with Rock n Roll Consciousness, due this April. ‘Smoke of Dreams’, gives a promising indication of what’s to come. It presents us with a relaxed guitar complimenting Moore’s monotone vocal. A brightly coloured video of cityscapes is the perfect complimentary piece for the song.

Run The Jewels – ‘Legend Has It’

Killer Mike and El-P returned with the final instalment of their trilogy, RTJ3 at the end of last year. They have always been politically and socially conscious with their lyrics, lending critique on the injustices that trickle from the highest forms of office right down to on the street. The current single from the record, ‘Legend Has It’, was released earlier this week and Run The Jewels instilled the message of how we immediately judge people from a glance based upon stereotyping. In the video Killer Mike and El-P are dressed in different guises in a police line up demonstrating the kinds of people that are so often and incorrectly accused of committing crimes. It makes you think again before you judge someone based upon their appearance.

Migos – ‘What The Price’

After a brief confusion about Migos’ association with Kanye West’s GOOD Music Imprint, the trio are on form in 2017 with the release of their second studio album, Culture. In the video for their latest single, ‘What The Price’, the lads embody a rogue weekend complete with playing music in the woods and driving round the city until they eventually heading to their local and getting into a bit of trouble.

Gorillaz – ‘Saturnz Barz’

It was a big week for fans of Gorillaz as they unveiled four new tracks from their upcoming album entitled, Humanz. ‘Saturnz Barz’ is the lead singling from the record and the video was given the special (effects) treatment with viewers given the opportunity to watch it with a 360 degree perspective. It was directed by Jamie Hewlett and follows the animated band surfing through space. Since the songs were shared online there has been an overflow of support for the band as fans have been waiting six years since Gorillaz last album, The Fall.