Each week ListenUp browses through Twitter's infamous #musicmonday hashtag to find some new and somewhat random musical offerings to help Myrtle Beach Music fans kick off their week. This week, we bring you new music from Brandon Flowers,
Brandon Flowers "Crossfire"
Tweeted by Ellen Degeneres (@TheEllenShow) who said:
Having seen this same track mentioned each of the last three weeks — this time as a "Featured Tweet" — we figured it was about time to check it out. What we found was the Killers frontman performing a nice piano-driven ballad that sounds like a cross between U2 and The Fray. It's undoubtedly mainstream, but well written and beautifully composed nonetheless, with a very entertaining (and action-packed) video about being saved by a woman, who just so happens to be Charlize Theron.
Eyedea & Abilities "The Dive (Part 1)"
Tweeted by Cicero, of Dallas, Texas (@Cicero7thSense) who said:
Had to be posted as a tribute to one of the most talented underground emcees in hip-hop, who passed away over the weekend. This track is an interesting testament to the off-kilter lyrical skills the man, possessed, but if you really want to see what he was all about, you might also want to check out some of his freestyle videos on Youtube.
In the indie rap world, Michael "Eyedea" Larsen was seen by some as the underground Eminem. The talented Midwestern rapper and turntablist, who recorded under the name Eyedea for the Rhymesayers label, died suddenly over the weekend at his St. Paul, Minnesota, home at age 28.
Known for his rapid-fire delivery and freestyle skills, like Eminem, Larsen cut his teeth by impressing fellow hip-hop heads in lyrical battles while still in his teens. He took the top prize at 1999's Scribble Jam in Cincinnati and went on to win 2000's Blaze Battle in Chicago as well, releasing his debut album, First Born, in 2001 in collaboration with his longtime musical partner DJ Abilities. Together they were known as Eyedea and Abilities and recorded for the hometown Rhymesayers record label, home to such fellow underground faves as Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Grayskul, Mr. Dibbs and Slug.
Reggae Skeleton Dance
Tweeted by Queen of Costume (@halloweenstreet) who said:
Even though Halloween is still two weeks away, we're suckers for the season and thus comes this ridiculous, yet fun mash-up of reggae and the classic Disney cartoon. Upon further look, it actually seems to be a bit of a meme to use the footage, as there was also a Russian version, A version set to Korn's "Dead Boies Everywhere" and multiple others. If you have no idea what the heck we're talking about, then you ought to check out the original "Silly Symphony" cartoon from 1929 here.
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