Best Of Noisey - Puro Instinct
When we started Noisey way back in March of 2011, we thought we'd be satisfied criss-crossing the globe, documenting the year in music from ginormous heavy hitters to no-fi podunk garage bands that usually play to their girlfriends and moms. We spent our first year doing just that, and not much else. Then we realized we could probably do the whole "full-service music website" thing just as well as the bazillion other sites out there - that's when we started pumping out original shows, new music recs, photos of babes in bands, insanely witty opinion pieces, the works. That pretty much brings us up to date.
Thing is, in that first year, we shot a crapload of amazing videos, and we sometimes feel like they don't get enough play. Do you remember when we filmed Woodkid at the base of the Eiffel Tower? Or when we captured Dirty Beaches just before he became the rockabilly wunderkind you know and love?
It's with that spirit that we're teaming with our friends at PUMA to bring you the "Best Of Noisey" series, a look back at some of our favorite material we made during our beta days. Every Wednesday for the rest of the year, check back to relive the best of the best.
Our second blast from the past was shot at our New York launch party waaay back in the spring of 2011, with the dreamy, hazy LA pop outfit Puro Instinct. Cue the dreamy harp sound and peep this grade-A performance from Noisey year one.
The Kid Mero Versus Baltimore Party Rap
Gay rap is not a genre.
Scrapbook: MØ Flips Through Her Old Photo Albums
From grunge to crust punk to hip-hop to coyly cool Scandi-pop, MØ digs through her old photo albums for the ultimate #TBT charting her music and style evolution.
Hipsters Can't Ruin Hip-Hop Because Hipsters Don't Exist
"Hipsters" are a fictional construct, an army of imaginary scapegoats in trucker hats perched perilously on top of both a five-panel and a snapback.
Deniro Farrar: Notice - Cult Rap - Part 3/4
Deniro Discusses How Cult Rap is a Genre of Music That Connects With the Listener Through Social Commentary
Insanely Close and Personal With the Brian Jonestown Massacre
I met Katy Newcombe when we were both fifteen. Now I see her presence lurking within magazine features, disguised as the words “Anton’s teenage Welsh bride.”
Courtney Barnett Told Us How to Stop Writing Terrible Poetry and Land a Record Deal
We talked to the Australian singer about art school and why trying to write good songs just leads to writing bad ones.
Turn Up to Keys N Krates' Diplo & Friends Mix
Occasionally, we the at Noisey will kindly request that you drop whatever you're doing and turn the goddamn motherfuck up. Now is one of those times.
Meet Amos: The Man Who Designs Moog's Wonderful Toys
Moogfest takes place in North Carolina this Wednesday and boasts a lineup including M.I.A., Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Dan Deacon and many more. So we talked to the man who dreams up synths.
I Went to Bogotá in Colombia For Festival Estéreo Picnic and Danced For Days
Noisey ditched North America for South to eat endless empanadas, catch up with Julian Casablancas backstage, get winded while dancing to Phoenix and find out more about Colombia's music scene.
Give Life Back to Fhqwhgads
How a Strong Bad/Daft Punk mash-up album helped bring out the magic in 'Random Access Memories.'