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 Hottest Alt-Bros at Coachella
"Wait, is your cum gluten-free?"
A Canadian in Tokyo Made a Song Out of Japanese Suicide Statistics
"What if we lived in a society where all historical records were converted into a type of music and people in school would sit around and listen to it?"
Pharoahe Monch: Stress Raps
One of the greatest technical rappers of all time speaks out about the record industry, the state of American healthcare, and that one time he ghostwrote for Diddy.
We Crashed Your Coachella Party
Life hack: You don’t actually have to go to Coachella to go to Coachella.
The Bros of Coachella
Coachella Day Two: Desert Storm Grilled Cheese
It is not Spring Break times a million
What I Learned About Style From Eve's "Who's That Girl"
The keys to being an anti-social bad bitch? Deadly animals, leather catsuits, and lava lamp print.
Former Miami Heat Star Rony Seikaly Is a Real DJ, and I Love Him
It turns out Rony Seikaly is as killer as a house DJ in the club as he is as a character in 'NBA Jam.'
Coachella Day One: SPRING BREAK BITCHES!
Coachella is strewn half-naked bodies, everyone’s excavating each other's tonsils, they're daggering to no music, they’re wearing t-shirts that say “Wild Child” and “America Fuck Yeah.”
Exploring the Wide World of the #Frat Tag on Soundcloud
Are these songs fratting hard, or are they hardly fratting? Only one way to find out, bros.