Intern Grace’s Team Pick:
Brooklyn-based rapper Theophilus London is a friend of the queer ladies. He’s collaborated with Autostraddle-favorite Holly Miranda and wore a hat from all-women Smith College on the cover of his This Charming Mixtape.
More recently, London collaborated with Sara Quin (of “Tegan &” fame) on his cynical song “Why Even Try.” This is a pretty good endorsement for London, considering Quin has been vocal about her distaste for homophobia in the hip-hop community.
This is Sara Quin with London performing on the Late Show with David Letterman. She’s very cute. You’ll like it.
The song was released on London’s EP Lovers Holiday in February, but listen: The killer RAC remix is available for free from Mashable! It’s a little more ethereal than the original, has a lot more Sara and is very danceable. It’s a great summer song, and it’s kind of a departure from the typical Tegan & Sara affair.
London’s full album Timez Are Weird These Days, which includes the original version of “Why Even Try,” drops July 19.
She is like an adorkable boppy little fireman in that video. So cute!
I like the camel on his vest.
A neat collaboration, but the song doesn’t stand out for me.
This song is pretty good. Nice beat.
Sara’s dancing makes me feel a LOT better about my moves.
Aw yeah I love RAC. And Sara Quin of course! But RAC makes some great remixes, including T&S’s “Alligator”
sara should dance more often. more dancing and more high-fives.
Ha ha Sara is adorbs, but I have to say, this is what happens when you take the guitar/keyboard away from T&S: awkward bouncing.
yes! lol except I feel that if someone forced me to dance on national television, I would probably look even more awkward! scary thought!
that jacket is bananas. but i like the song and they all sound good live ha
this has been out for the longest time ever. im kind of surprised it wasn’t on earlier. good song though
Sara’s dancing is super adorbs.
Also, liking the look of the keyboardist… Just sayin’.
some mere observations:
1. that woman on the keyboards is one sexy fox
2. theophyllus (what kind of a name is THAT) has a cute dancing style
3. sara’s trenchoat is hideous
4. the verse is kinda catchy, but the intro was WAY awkward
Im a little bit more happy now :)
That’s such a cute video, though I like the remix much more than the original. It’s probably just because of the extra Sara Quin
This is also how I feel.
In addition to this piece, I’m pretty sure Sara Quin is featured in a song with the Seattle (to Minnesota) transplant Astronautalis as well.
But, then, I could be wrong about that.
I’ve been a pretty big fan of theophilus london for a while now so it’s nice to see him on autostraddle :D sara singing with him is a great bonus
Ahh the picture used for the article is my screencap
so cool c:
Actually “trout fishing in America” Was the one who paired up
With astronatilus (however you spell it) for the song , and the music video Contrails.
Also I love Sara in this. She looks fucking adorable in a rain jacket for Crying out loud. Only a Quin haha