Earlier this year Arby’s wisely hired disgruntled former McDonald’s pitchman Pusha T, a master of the diss track, to verbally dress down the Filet-O-Fish. Now they’re running it back with a second song from the Clipse legend, this time targeting the McRib. Although this seems like the kind of joke that will get less funny with each subsequent installment, I have to admit “Rib Roast” is pretty clever. Set to visuals starring pro bull rider Ezekiel Mitchell, the song again proves that Pusha’s fierce and exacting drug-dealer talk translates quite well to the cutthroat fast-food business. He wonders aloud whether McDonald’s is serving up “mystery meat,” preaches the supremacy of Arby’s Real Country Style Rib Sandwich, and strategically punctuates one mention of the McRib with his trademark “Yeeugh!” ad lib. The gag remains amusing for now; listen below.
After Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves had a blank check, and she spent it. Her follow-up record star-crossed was a bleak divorce meditation, inspired by the end of the same relationship that had animated Golden Hour. (An artist’s personal life is that artist’s personal life, but some of the chilly reception for star-crossed was probably similar […]
LA indie rock goofballs Guppy have sung playfully about texting and driving, being Jewish on Christmas, and more. Today, they’re sharing “Dog (Made Me Do It),” which tests the limits of blaming things on your pet. The track is recorded and produced by Sarah Tudzin of Illuminati Hotties, who produced their latest album, 2022’s Big […]
The veteran British rock balladeers Elbow kicked off their Audio Vertigo rollout with “Lover’s Leap,” a song that infused their sound with bright, hard-hitting energy in the form of blaring horns and electronic beats. New single “Balu” keeps that same energy but rocks even harder. They weren’t kidding about this record’s “gnarly, seedy grooves.” Watch […]