Video: Dinner At The Thompson's - "Beat The System" ft. Insight
Since the release of their debut album, Off The Grid, vocalist Lucille Tee and producer Fablive have garnered a variety of praises, ranging from YouTube featuring the duo's video for "It All Began" on their music page, to BBC deeming them a "thoughtful, leftfield success" for trip-hop fans. AOL Music liked Off The Grid so much that they selected the album to be streamed on their Listening Party section during release week, and OkayPlayer.com just proclaimed that the album will be hard "to not include on the year's 'best of' lists." And now, the genre-bending and undeniably funky Dinner At The Thompson's are back with a new thought-provoking video for their single "Beat The System."
Dinner At The Thompson's latest video is considerably darker and more political than their previous ones, but does not fall flat in the funk department. The video is essentially a series of symbolic, and sometimes graphic, photographs that are constructed to make the viewer question the definition of the words like "Father," "Country," and "Happiness," and suspect "the system" in general. They brought on Boston-based MC Insight to drop some call-to-arms bars, such as "Temperature is rising/ Senators are lying/ Tentacles are common/ Generals are silent/ Terrible the violence/ Chemicals combining/ Federal alliance." Throughout the video's striking imagery, Lucille maintains her sultry sensuality while singing the cautionary hook over Fablive's dark and panicky production.
Dinner At The Thompson's new album, Off The Grid, is available now via Earth At Works Records/FB Distribution.
New MC Lars album and tour news! The new album, 21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One), is available now digitally and on compact disc at iTunes, Amazon and more! Plus, Lars, fresh off a UK tour, is on the Vans Warped Tour ’11 with Weerd Science starting June 24th!
For a limited time, get the special CD + Poster tour offer, available here!
The 21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One) compact disc plus a collectable 18 x 24 poster, featuring an illustration by MC Lars. Digital packages are also available.
Get the CD + Poster (and other cool MC Lars offers) here.
Plus, hear full streaming songs from the album here as well.
Eyedea: Sixth Sense CD Available + Soundset Wrap-Up
We're pleased to announce that for the first time ever, the Sixth Sense (Eyedea & Abilities before they went by that name) album Grand's Sixth Sense, is available online through the official Micheal Larsen web store! Recorded on a 4-track when Mikey and Max were 14 and 16 respectively, the album captures songs from the group's formative years, and from the pre-First Born era.
Soundset was an emotional day, and we'd like to thank everyone who made and wore an "Eyedea shirt" as a tribute. If you have photos of you or your friends wearing an Eyedea shirt (even if it wasn't at Soundset), please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get them all in one place and add them to our own. Read the City Pages coverage of the shirts and Face Candy set. Thanks to Lauren Alford for putting together the awesome video.
Louis LaPierre, who did the amazing artwork (which is also interactive) for the Face Candy Outtakes CD packaging, will be displaying his work at Beep Beep Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia from June 4th-25th. If you're in the area, please stop by and see his incredible work. More details here.