Mayer Hawthornes got a mini-anthem on his hands in Just Aint Gonna Work Out, a weepy 50s-ish slowdancer. In a retardedly wounded falsetto, he regrets to inform you he will be breaking up with your ass, but does it like a player putting on a puppy dog show. Its cute, and sos the red, heart-shaped vinyl Stones Throw Records released it on. Hawthornes voice, though, is no joke, and neither are those boom-crack drums. Hawthorne appears with old and new school beat scientists Dam Funk and James Pants, plus label boss Peanut Butter Wolf (who VJs as much as he DJs, these days).
Sat., April 25, 9 p.m., 2009