Video Bonanza: OK Go <3′s Dogs, Music Stars Align for ‘ITW Pathway’, El Guincho’s Surrealist Short Film, Mayer Hawthorne and Mazda, Ima Robot vs. Spike Jonze vs. the Fireball

Spike Jonze and Edward Sharpe ride a skateboarde out of Helle.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll let these moving ones do speak for me. Dig in to the final Funny Ha Ha catch-up cache:

  1. FEATURED: OK Go’s New Video Goes to the Dogs*
  2. Moby, Questlove, Will Oldham unite for ITW Pathway
  3. Toe-Sucking and Teets in El Guincho’s Surrealist Flick
  4. Mayer Hawthorne Shills for Mazda, Debuts New Classixx MP3
  5. Ima Robot vs. Spike Jonze vs. Pro Skaters vs. the Fireball

* “This latest video goes straight for the heartstrings. We’ll give you a hint: the crew went through four pounds of dog treats each day that they were filming.”

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

News News: Ima Robot Reemerges, Frusciante in Swahili Blonde, Converse Collabo, Books!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

We’re getting caught up on two weeks of intense blogging for West Coast Sound. Here’s a round of straight news (“news news,” if you will), with a little playful vitriol thrown in for good measure (ahem, Ima Robot).

  1. FEATURED: Ima Robot: New Side-Project of the Magnetic Zeros?*
  2. John Frusciante in new indie super group Swahili Blonde
  3. Best Coast, Kid Cudi and a Vampire Weekender for Converse
  4. Flaunt Editor Kicks Off Publishing Imprint with Part Time Punks
  5. The Elusive Madlib Gives First U.S. Interview in Four Years
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* “Just as the Magnetic Zeros’ reputation begins to eclipse the fame of Ebert’s former group, he resurrects the early-aughts dance-punkish outfit.