Happy Everybody! Welcome to another stunning, flawless, amazing, doing the creep better than your favorite edition of the Majak Mixtape, where pop culture goes when it is done shoveling. It's another edition of New Tunes Tuesday, where we give you some of the highlights (and occasionally the lowlights) of all the new releases coming out this week. Color us excited as one of our favorite acts puts out an album today as well as the return of an out-of-the-closet teen idol plus new music videos from Jessie J, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Sleigh Bells. But before we get to the tunes, we got to do what we do best:
Charlie Sheen continues to be the gift that keeps on giving so much that we officially had to update our logo for on-going coverage for him as things have moved from "Sheen-nanigans" to:
From Charlie Sheen's uncle, B-movie actor Joe Estevez, allegedly trying to worm his way into the cast of "Two and a Half Men" in his nephew's absence to reports that Charlie Sheen asked one of his porn star pals if she would mind babysitting his kids sometime to now reports that Charlie Sheen's rehab stint will not be in a facility but at his own home, which is undoubtedly a recipe for success. We're surprised that they decided not to do the rehab at the Bunny Ranch in Las Vegas so sticking to just the humble Sheen abode shows remarkable restraint.
So far, the moment that has made us give out the biggest exhale of I CAN'T is when Sheen thought it was wise to send some messages to gossip site RadarOnline, defiant as all get out. He told the gossip site and said, "People don't seem to get it.... Guy can't have a great time and do his job also?" Yes, because the role of "Charlie," a womanizing playboy on "Two and a Half Men" is such a stretch. Or maybe it is and everything Charlie Sheen is doing now is like some Joaquin Phoenix level of method acting. We doubt it. Charlie Sheen seems so lazy of an actor that they have to give his character the same name as him, both on this and his stint on "Spin City," just to make sure he responds during scenes.
Also according to RadarOnline, the Sheenster has spent something like $500,000 on hookers and drugs the last 6 months. That sounds like an astronomical number until you put it into the context of things. Charlie Sheen makes some $2 million per episode. Break down the numbers, most of this sitcoms are roughly 22 minutes or so long. That means Charlie Sheen averages around $90,000 PER MINUTE of an episode of his show so he's basically paid for the strippers and drug bonanza in five minutes of one episode of his show.
In other news, "Entourage" actor Jeremy Piven took time out of his busy schedule of hugging it out and getting mercury poisoning to throw shade at the upcoming Super Bowl. In a video obtained by the greatest media source of our time, TMZ, Piven says that the "Jets vs. Bears" came would've been the greatest Super Bowl ever. Now the viewing public has to settle with, "Rapistberger and the Cheeseheads. The Cheesy Rape Burger." Unsurprisingly, Piven was not pleased when he realized he was on tape. Should've saved your anger for manager for letting you be in "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard."
And that's the tea. Now onto the tunes!
We're kicking off this super, ultra, mega, amazeballs Mixtape with the jubiliant return of one of our favorite bands, The Go!Team. Below, a track from their second album "Proof of Youth."
It's hard to describe the sound of The Go!Team other than it's an awesome mixture of cheerleading chants, hip hop samples, B-girl swagger, with just a dash of Sesame Street all somehow put together in a fantastically coherent fashion that's loud, noisy and joyful. These aren't hipsters that are going to be standing in the corner, drinking import beer and talking how much they love dance music without ever breaking a sweat to move their Converse-clad feet. The Go!Team is comprised of people who would not only start dancing at a bar but would also probably launch into their own Double Dutch tournament in the middle of a kegger just for shits and giggles.
And with their third album, "Rolling Blackouts," The Go!Team proves that their kooky brand of noisy, lo-fi, high fun pop is going stronger than ever. Below, their tune with indie vocalist of the moment Bethany from Best Coast:
Speaking of hipster bands, Sleigh Bells have put out a music video for their stunning, flawless, amazing tune "Rill Rill."
In other new video news, Jessie "Do It like a Dude" J has a new video for her latest single "Price Tag." Peep the recession-budget video below:
Oh Jessie J. It's like if you took chav-era Lily Allen, gave her the lead singer of Sleigh Bells' haircut, mixed it together with Natasha Bedingfield vocals and gave her just smidgen of Katy Perry's always questionable gender politic lyrics, you have Jessie J. And just like Ms. Perry, I found Jessie J's initial song "Do It Like a Dude" a mess like "I Kissed a Girl." But also like Perry, Jessie J decides to come out with a song better than she has any right have, given her pedigree of writing the amazing lyrics of Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." Actually, "Price Tag" would fit nicely on a Miley album if she wasn't so busy ripping off her wig on Hannah Montana and not being able to be tamed and wondering who owns her heart and such growing pains business. And personally we love songs, made to make lots of money, about how we don't need money.
Nicki Minaj has released a new music video for her single with Drake. "Moment 4 Life" is filled with all the things we've come to love about the Minaj: crazy outfits, inexplicable British accents, beyond kooky rhymes. Girlfriend needs to be a guest judge on "Ru Paul's Drag Race" pronto as her whole persona is one of the better drag performances we've ever seen.
In other new releases, electronic production duo extraordinaire Chase & Status have a new album out featuring a plethora of awesome features including Clare Maguire, Cee-Lo Green and below Liam Bailey:
Finding new found relevancy when he kicked open that invisible closet he had been in forever and a day, Ricky Martin is putting out a new album titled "Musica+Alma+Sexo" or "Music+Soul+Sex." Having traded the flat-ironed hair for well-trimmed stubble, we find this newer, older, out-er Ricky Martin to be just as entertaining as he was before when he was rocking pleather pants and causing a standing ovation some 12 years ago.
Ricky's latest single is titled "Shine," a song her performed live back in December on some CBS Christmas special.
We just like that Ricky Martin is back and making waves again WITHOUT the aid of the "Jersey Shore" folks. JUDGING YOU RIGHT NOW ENRIQUE IGLESIAS.
Speaking of judging, Lady GaGa is experiencing a slight bit of backlash for the lyrics of her upcoming single "Born This Way."
Apparently some groups are none too pleased with her use of "chola" and "orient made" in the song which is supposed to be all about accepting who you are. We're starting our own protest due to how ungodly hacky the lyrics are as well as the non-stop hype over the impending album.
And lastly, Rihanna debuted her new music for her single "S&M."
And with this,we end another edition of New Tunes Tuesday! Hope to see you back here tomorrow. As always we wish you love, peace, and downloads. Now BRING ON THE DANCERS!