The Year in OFF!
2012 is grinding to a close, and it's not out of the question that you could use a bit of clear-eyed insight into the injustices of the world. Thankfully, Keith, Dmitri, Steven, and Mario of punk rock über-group OFF! have gifted us a handful of videos this year to help us cope with the multitude of abuses on this dangerous, dying sphere. We asked them what 2012 meant to them: here are their answers, except for Mario, who never got back to us:
Keith: "I wouldn't sell this year of the ongoing OFF! adventure for all the gold in Fort Knox!"
Dimitri: "2012: the year punk broke... again."
Steven: "This year with OFF! has been ON the hook... wait, no OFF! the hook... no ON the.... it's been really fucking cool."
Here's a look back at our four favorite OFF! vids, plus scroll down to check their dates and buy tickets to their February tour of the USA. Oh, also you should buy OFF!'s new self-titled record on vinyl or MP3. It makes a great holiday gift for all the sheeple in your life that need to be woke the fuck up.
"Borrow and Bomb" / "I Got News For You"
"Wrong" (ft. Jack Black)
OFF! February Tour Dates
02-07 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre (buy)
02-08 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre (buy)
02-09 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (buy)
02-11 Portland, OF @ Branx (buy)
02-12 Vancouver, B.C. @ Fortune Sound Club (buy)
02-13 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey (buy)
02-15 Boise, ID @ The Venue (buy)
02-16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (buy)
02-17 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre (buy)
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.'