This Is Our Jam: Busta Rhymes, Ceo, & Sky Ferreira Evokes David Lynch

TIOJ_skyClockwise, above from left: Photo: Courtesy of Sacred Bones Records; Sincerely Yours; Tri Angle Records; Capitol Records.
This week, we've got five tracks with radically different sounds and styles. First, it's an all-star rap collab lead by a very buff Busta Rhymes. Then, it's Tough Alliance member ceo with a bouncy, new synth jam, some gorgeous folk from Marissa Nadler, and a mind-bending banger from Evian Christ. Last, Sky Ferreira's new video evokes Lost Highway and Enter the Void with some seriously unnerving visuals. (If you're home for Thanksgiving, you may want to wait until your parents got to bed to watch that one.)
Busta Rhymes
"Thank You (feat. Q-Tip, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne)"
Busta has been rhyming faster, harder, and stronger than just about anyone for about two decades. His latest features a cadre of supporters including Kanye West in hype-man mode and quick verse from Lil Wayne. The star, though, is veteran Q-Tip, whose two verses absolutely steal the show.
With a cringe-worthy all-caps title, you'd think Eric Berglund's new song as ceo would be less, well, joyful-sounding. That's not the way the former Tough Alliance member works, though, and as usual, "WHOREHOUSE" is a buoyant synth romp with just a hint of seediness below the surface.
Marissa Nadler
"Half as Much"
Wispy, countrified, downright beautiful, Marissa Nadler's latest doesn't disappoint. "Half as Much" is taken from the recent compilation You Be My Heart, a collection that benefits 826 Valencia, the nonprofit founded by author Dave Eggers to help encourage student writing. Also be sure to lookout for Nadler's upcoming LP July, which happens to drop in February.
Evian Christ
"Salt Carousel"
As a producer on Yeezus, Evian Christ helped realized Kanye's industrial-rap vision. "Salt Carousel" is the newest taste of his upcoming EP, Waterfall, and it's as aggressive and off-kilter as anything we've yet heard.
Sky Ferreira
"Night Time, My Time"
Things get creepy in Sky Ferreira's new video for her Night Time, My Time title track. Though unnerving, the video has a sexy/seedy vibe that's unmistakably Lynchian. Spooky.

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