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Watch Sunflower Bean Rock Out With Some Unusual Props In Their “Come On” Video

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It involves skunks + sunflowers

Brooklyn trio Sunflower Bean is bringing back fuzzy alt-rock from the days when bands like The Cure and Sonic Youth reigned the musicsphere. Still riding the success of their February full-length debut, Human Ceremony, the group—made up of Julia Cumming, Nick Kivlen, and Jacob Faber—just released the music video for the album's second track, "Come On." Spoiler alert: It's pretty damn perfect.

The Ruby June-directed visual takes everything we love about the band—from their psychedelic jams to Cumming's flawless scarf game and the band's willingness to not take anything too seriously—and rolls it up into one vibrant, strobe-lit scene. Filmed at Brooklyn's ACME Studios, the band members bring their lyrics to life under various neon spotlights. They aren't afraid to have fun with some unusual props, choosing magnifying glasses, sand timers, skunks, and sunflowers that double as drumsticks.

As an added bonus, the video for "Come On" comes hand-in-hand with the announcement that Sunflower Bean will expand their tour to North America come fall.

The up-and-comers have yet to disappoint—their rustic March visual for "Easier Said" is one of our favorites of 2016 thus far. With each release, the band further proves that music videos don't have to be complicated or laden with special effects to be captivating. 

Watch the lighthearted visual in its entirety, above.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.

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