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Guitar Wing

Guitar Wing

An innovative add-on for guitar and bass players, the Guitar Wing lets you wirelessly control DAWs, MIDI effects units and even synths from the edge of your instrument. It offers pads, buttons, faders and a 3-axis motion sensor.

Dad Metal

Dad Metal

Just because your partying days are behind you doesn’t mean you can’t continue to rock. See for yourself as the best death and grind metal is gently combined with parenting reminders in this hilarious Funny or Die vid. (Thanks Spencer!)

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James Brown Soul Train Megacut

James Brown Soul Train Megacut

Put on your hot pants, get up offa that thang, and crank up your speakers for the next 45 minutes to honor The Godfather of Soul in this great compilation of all of his performances from Soul Train back in the 1970s.

NYC Trumpet Player

NYC Trumpet Player

(NSFW: Language) Ah, Gotham. If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere. Or get lambasted by a random stranger while practicing your musical instrument. This is why we love New York. (Thanks Disco Chicken!)

Muppets: Blurred Lines

Muppets: Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke’s song is still rattling around in our brains, so we’re enjoying this minute long Sesame Street/Muppet video version. Also Grover as Pharrell is pleasing us.

Duke Dumont: Need U (100%)

Duke Dumont: Need U (100%)

The music video for dance DJ Duke Dumont’s Need U (100%) is about a man who somehow ends up with a cassette tape player inside his belly. It doesn’t bother with the how or why; and neither should we.

Phoenix: Trying to Be Cool

Phoenix: Trying to Be Cool

Directed by CANADA, this energetic video for the new song from Phoenix was shot live with two separate camera crews who kept having to run and set up for the next shot before the visible countdown timers ran out.

Blurred Lines Improv

Blurred Lines Improv

The Collective Cadenza is working on a series of videos that are conceived of, rehearsed, and performed in less than one hour with songs currently hot in pop culture. We especially enjoy the festive horn section and Pharrell substitute.

SOTRW: Stratospheric

SOTRW: Stratospheric

We thought this was pretty great, but then we saw Todd Edwards’ spectacular homage to 80’s movies and music in Story of the Running Wolf’s latest video. Limahl, Laura Branigan and A-Ha would be so proud. (Thanks Ben!)

Lennon on The Voice

Lennon on The Voice

Jesse and Adam Blockton of Failures have spliced together an amusing video of John Lennon auditioning on The Voice, which makes us wonder who else might bomb on that show.

Philly Orchestra Flight Delay

Philly Orchestra Flight Delay

When their flight is delayed, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra decide to break the boredom with a impromptu rendition of the last movement of Dvořák’s American Quartet. This stuff never happens to us. (Thanks Aetherion!)

The Vein: Magma

The Vein: Magma

Barcelona-based art direction collaborative Dvein have used their talents to create a surreal and stunning animated liquid landscape for Magma, the new single from The Vein.

PocketStrings

PocketStrings

The equivalent of drum practice pads for guitarists. PocketStrings are small bars with real guitar strings and real frets that you can use to practice anywhere. Available in 4- and 6-fret variants. Also on ThinkGeek.

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The Red Wing (Edit)

The Red Wing (Edit)

A cut from The Red Wing, a single from the upcoming album Slow Focus by electronic noise duo F**k Buttons. It’s more structured than the band’s earlier work but still carries their trademark thick distortion.

A Capella Get Lucky

A Capella Get Lucky

Using only mouth sounds, YouTuber Oliver Age 24 has put together a sprightly version of Daft Punk’s hit single (called Get Neefy, in this case). Sing along! Boots, cats, boots, cats, etc.

Planet Online

Planet Online

(NSFW) The music video for Planet Online, an upcoming single from German electronic duo neosignal. Made by Dent De Cuir, the video looks like one of those cheesy toy commercials in the 90s, except it’s promoting the Web.

Bluegrass One More Time

Bluegrass One More Time

We know the new record is out, but take a trip down memory lane and remember why you still love Daft Punk when you hear the Seven Handle Circus perform their string-laden bluegrass rendition of One More Time. (Thanks Brandon!)

Blown Minded

Blown Minded

The music video for Young Galaxy’s song Blown Minded, from their album Shapeshifting. The video was made by Carine Khalife, who painted each frame of the animation by hand using oil paint on a glass surface.

Shift It

Shift It

Because Rhett and Link enjoy local late-night commercials, they created this one for Arlen Transmission in Burbank. It features Goorgen, the singing mechanic. Satisfaction guaranteed.

AK-47 Guitar

AK-47 Guitar

Guitar builder Jimmy DiResta made this custom electric guitar for musician Wyclef Jean, turning what was once an axe into an assault rifle. Jump to 6:35 to see the finished instrument.

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Misogynist Serenade

Misogynist Serenade

Presented with the challenge of performing a completely improvised serenade from a misogynist’s point of view on the comedic improv show Set List, musical funny man Reggie Watts knocks it out of the park.

Lie Witness News: Coachella

Lie Witness News: Coachella

Jimmy Kimmel’s Lie Witness News heads to Coachella, where a reporter asks concertgoers their opinions about bands… that don’t exist. Ever known anyone like that? (Thanks Jay!)

Alphabets Heaven: Birthday

Alphabets Heaven: Birthday

Birthday, a sparsely layered, experimental tune from Alphabets Heaven reminds us that Spring is coming; Renata GÄ…siorowska’s dreamlike animation is the perfect complement to it.

Literal Cartoon Thrift Shop

Literal Cartoon Thrift Shop

(NSFW: Language) A great way to enjoy the afternoon: after viewing this playful (and literal) stick figure re-imagining of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop, how can you not laugh? (Thanks Daniel!)

AraabMuzik: Never Have to Worry

AraabMuzik: Never Have to Worry

AraabMuzik garnered hype for his insanely fast fingers, but at the end of the day he keeps our admiration by making good tracks. Here’s one from his new, free mixtape, For Professional Use Only.

Harp Twins x The Walking Dead

Harp Twins x The Walking Dead

Camille and Kennerly, better known as “The Harp Twins,” take on the creepy theme to The Walking Dead with exactly the right instruments for the job – though we did wish for at least one zombie/harp kill.

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