Bob’s Burgers, Fox’s cutesy (in a good way) cartoon comedy, flattened Annie Clark out to 2D, and had her sing a jaunty punk-rock tune about good girls going bad (but like, by fighting with their moms, not by rolling blunts on the top of their security guard’s heads). You know, when I was a younger man, the best parts about being a rock star seemed like it would be all the girls and the money and the free cheese pizzas. These days, though, it's more these kind of things — getting a fun animated version of yourself; you know, something you can frame and hold in your hands, and one day look back and reflect on — that seem to be the real perks. And now if you'll excuse me, I have some milk to warm.
Earlier this month, Grantland's Songs of the Week™ pointed your attention to ascendant U.K. pop starlet Jessie Ware and her compactly perfect single "Sweet Talk." This week, we direct you to another young British lady crooner who might be famous sooner rather than later. Lianne la Havas dropped her debut, Is Your Love Big Enough?, earlier this month, and now she's up and about, strutting around Brooklyn in a slick one-shot video. Bonus: If you like interesting shirt collars (and, really, who doesn't!), this video is for you.
To complete the implicit analogy between this new track from Ross's God Forgives, I Don't and David O. Russell's early classic Three Kings: Jay-Z is obviously George Clooney, Dr. Dre is probably Ice Cube, and so Ross is Mark Wahlberg? And Gunplay can be Spike Jonze?
Galactic feat. Mystikal and Mannie Fresh, “Move Fast”
Actual lyrics from this (totally great) song: “Go Mystikal, go Mystikal, go! / Hold up / Look, I’m 40 baby, go slow / My back sore, I can’t party like that no mo’ / Get off the floor my knees won’t let me get that low.” I’m standing and applauding, Mystikal. Standing and applauding.