Posted in music | pictures on March 27, 2012

photos by Chris La Putt

Kimbra @ Mercury Lounge
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Like Rostam, Best Coast & Kid Cudi did in 2010, and more recently Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000, Mark Foster, Kimbra and A-Trak have teamed up, on Converse's tab, to create a new song as part of the shoe company's "3 Artists 1 Song" program. Says a press release:

"I had such a good time diving into the creative process working with two incredible artists to create a sound that is uniquely our own," said Mark Foster of Foster The People. "This project has given me a new found appreciation for the power of collaboration which is something that Converse really understands."

"Warrior" is a new genre-bending collaboration that weaves together Mark Foster, Kimbra and A-Trak's individual musical styles to create 4 minutes of pop perfection. Recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks studios in Brooklyn, NY and remotely while on tour, "Warrior" blends the best parts of each artist's contributions and personalities for the latest Converse Three Artists. One Song collaboration.

The song and video won't be available on Converse's website until April 5th, so we don't know how perfect that pop really is yet, but you can watch the video for the Gorillaz/LCD/Outkast collaboration below.

Last night (3/26), one night after she played with Gotye at Terminal 5, and one night before she plays with Gotye at Webster Hall (tonight), as part of a tour that continues to Coachella, the just-turned-22-today (the crowd sang her Happy Birthday) New Zealander Kimbra headlined her own early show at Mercury Lounge in NYC. An excited 'According 2 G' was there, and says, "She's going to be HUGE!.... One of the songs she performed tonight was 'Plain Gold Ring,' a Nina Simone cover and this girl can SANG, as they say. Wow! She blew the roof off Mercury Lounge and the crowd erupted in screams when the song was finished." Here are some pictures and a video from the small NYC show. More below...

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"DoYaThing" Official Video (James Murphy, Damon Albarn (of Gorillaz) & Andre 3000)

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Kimbra - Call Me - Mercury Lounge, NYC - March... by brooklynvegan

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Comments (23)

oh shit, i didn't know danny brown was her bass player.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 11:59 AM

People are excited about this lightweight pseudo r&b? God this is some weak ass shit!

Posted by Anon | March 27, 2012 12:07 PM

Her and Gotye- riding the waves of one shitty song. No one will remember them this time next year.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 12:10 PM

shouldn't she have a bunch a fruit on top of her head ?

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 12:13 PM

irrelevant hoe

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 12:19 PM

Totally obnoxious drumming style. Sounds like Leno's band or some shit. I like looking at her tho, not gonna lie.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 12:34 PM

Foster The People is the next Led Zeppelin. They are so fucking good.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 1:16 PM

WHAT'S UP THAT DIRT DRESS?????

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 1:38 PM

you are so wrong 12;10. Gotye is so big in the world right now people will pay large sum of dollar to see him perform live. eat your word you will be mistake in one year next time. Gotye will can play Acropolis soon and i can it then. please eat a word for gotye and listen to songs too

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 1:41 PM

Goyte is a one-hit wonder. This girl, however, has talent that I think will endure.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 1:42 PM

Vote for Pedro on bass. Gosh!

Posted by Napoleon | March 27, 2012 1:49 PM

I can't even tell if this is good or not because all I can think is that there's at least some talent going on. Sadly at this rock-bottom time in music that's enough to make it stand apart. Totally agree that it sounds like some Leno house drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 1:49 PM

Dese people taking all the bass player jobs nobody wants in Uhmerica.

Posted by Lawrence the Hipster Cable guy | March 27, 2012 1:51 PM

that is one ugly dress!

And I don't know what the photog was thinking but of the shots shown there maybe 5-6 unique shots the remaining are slight varients of the others...aka duplicates.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 2:12 PM

"Mark Foster of Foster The People. "This project has given me a new found appreciation for the power of collaboration which is something that Converse really understands.""

I wonder what Mark's bandmates think of him -- that he understands more about collaboration from a sneaker company than from being in a band.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 2:45 PM

Take off that ugly dress and you have one smoking hot young lady, one that I would gladly enjoy sensual pleasures avec

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 2:55 PM

Seriously soulful drumming. That's what I hear. The beat is driven by heart.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2012 4:45 PM

no Hummus late show joke?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2012 11:06 AM

Foster the People is my new barometer for determining whether people have decent taste in music or not. Seriously fucking terrible pseudo-indie garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2012 12:20 PM

@12:20 Amen. I feel like there is such a dearth of creativity I find myself remembering when bands like the strokes were coming out and i was lamenting the scene but I guess it wasn't so bad compared to how it is now.

On another note - foster the kids sounds like boy band music. They definitely could play rock center in the summer for all the tourists.

That Gotye song is just G-Am in a 2/4 time with some super synth melodies, sparse drum kit and clever, relate-able love story line which always works. Its amazing how simple it is but the both singers have really nice voices but i listened to the rest of gotye album and i thought it was kind of blah and forgettable. I probably wouldn't go to a show to hear one song but i also listen to full albums still.

Sigh...

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2012 4:35 PM

You want boy bands? How about One Direction instead of Foster the People? And clearly you guys haven't seen her videos on youtube where she goes all out at Sing Sing Studios.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 8:43 PM

LOL GO AWAY GOSH FOSTER THE PEOPLE ARE AMAZING AND SO ARE THE STROKES THEY'RE UNIQUE AND PERFECT

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2012 9:27 PM

she's really pretty

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 2:15 PM

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