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Vanessa Bayer in Haim's "My Song 5" video

Vanessa Bayer in Haim’s “My Song 5” video

Haim’s “My Song 5” video features a few familiar faces. The video centers around a sleezy talk show hosted by Dallas Murphy (SNL’s Vanessa Bayer) and it’s guests. Kesha seeks treatment for her cat obsession and AS$P Ferg deals with his girl having a girlfriend, while a live audience that includes Big Sean looks on. Grimes and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend also make appearances during the wacky video.

There are a few performance shots, but this is not your traditional music video in that the song serves mostly as background music for the silly talk show.

Luckily, “My Song 5” is getting some much deserved attention. Even if it took a remix to get a video.

The original song is from the sister’s debut album Days Are Gone. Continue reading

Governors Ball

Governors Ball

Outkast, Jack White and Vampire Weekend will headline Governors Ball in New York this year. According to Billboard, the festival announced its lineup by placing a full-page ad in the New York Times. News of Outkast headlining was first announced last week.

Janelle Monae, Disclosure, Foster the People, J. Cole, Empire of the Sun, James Blake, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, La Roux, Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels and Skrillex are just a few of the acts set to perform.

The Governors Ball will take place June 6-8 on Randall’s Island in New York City.

XL Recordings

The third album by the group is due in the Spring as confirmed by lead singer Ezra Koenig to Q Magazine. He says the album will be “darker” and more “organic”. Click below to see what he has to say about why it took so long to release a follow-up to Contra and more about what the album will entail. Continue reading