Friday Five (Bobby Raps, Candid Kid, Wetter, The Dirty Banks, Allan Kingdom)
We know you come to Reviler for the most hip, groundbreaking and up-to-date local music recommendations, so each Friday we will be bringing you the five very best music videos of this week, ever, of all time. Well, it may not always be five. And the videos may be old. And sometimes they may just be cool UnderCurrentMPLS videos from the vault. But other than that, get ready for the hippest, most cutting edge music coming out from the Minnesota scene each and every Friday. Or whichever day we get around to posting it.
Bobby Raps – Nobody Cares
Bobby Raps is part of The Stan4rd crew, all of whom seem to be gathering national steam (see V below for another example and new material from Corbin next week in this post). On his new LP Mark, he creates vivid tracks of gurgling, dark, emotive and tense rap music. This track is one of the less tightly-wound on the LP, and showcases a more subtle and melodic side of his work.
Candid Kids – Lips
Some straightforward, earned guitar pop from Candid Kid. A cool lo-fi video that mixes your turntable with the thing I remember from childhood where you’d pour paint into the spinning contraption and out would come a DIY tie dye shirt. Weirdly engrossing to watch.
Wetter – Live at the Eagles Club (via UnderCurrentMPLS)
Wetter are a new-ish group that combine folks from other bands to create smart, lo-fi indie pop. You can check them out above performing at the Eagles Club courtesy of UnderCurrentMPLS. Looking forward to hearing more from this band.
The Dirty Banks – Dardanelles
I guess I’d describe The Dirty Banks as angular, post-classic rock. A bit of the Talking Heads if they had focused on blues rock. This is also a wild video, with twitchy animation that is pretty cool.
Allan Kingdom – CUL8R! (ft. Finding Novyon & Drelli)
Like his fellow traveler Bobby Raps, Allan Kingdom is from Minnesota but is clearly shooting for a wider universe. With his latest LP, his sound is tighter and features crisp beats and melodies. I actually miss the looser, more playful style from his mixtape, but can’t deny his sound and vision and can see a clear path towards a much bigger audience for this young MC.