Video – Dum Dum Girls : Lord Knows

Christin Turner directs this new Dum Dum Girls video for “Lord Knows” – out now on Sub Pop.    

GIRLS: VOMIT

Promo video for Girls – ‘Vomit’ taken from the forthcoming album ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’ released September 12th in the UK on Turnstile and September 13th in the US on True Panther.

SNEAK PEAK: TOP SECRET SARA BLAKE PROJECT + 100 GIRLS

Before she heads over to Auckland, NZ to speak at the amazing We Can Create conference series, a 2 day conference for creatives, discosalt artist Sara Blake is sharing some new work.  Not only can you can see more of Sara in the new issue of DISCOSALT Magazine, but she has been busy preparing new work […]

THE GET UP KIDS COVER “GIRLS AND BOYS” BY BLUR

The Get Up Kids recently dropped by The AV Club to contribute to their ongoing Undercover Series. The AV Club, in conjunction with their readers, picked a list of 25 songs for 25 bands to cover. Every time a band comes in, they pick a song from the list and cross it off. The Get […]

LISTEN TO “VOMIT” FROM THE NEW GIRLS ALBUM

Click HERE to get a free mp3 and exclusive listen to ”Vomit” from new Girls album – ”Father, Son, Holy Ghost”. You can also pre-order the album and get loads of unique offers and exclusives direct from Girls store HERE or from Girls Facebook Page HERE. And for those of you in the U.S. – exclusive offer from Insound […]

WATCH GIRLS PERFORM FOR MATADOR 21 EVENT

In a couple of days Girls are set to release a new 6 song album “Broken Dreams Club”. And in case you missed this a couple of days ago, Christopher performed a suite of songs he wrote at the Matador 21 event in Las Vegas in October. The video shows a big part of what […]

GIRLS IN BIKINIS!…OH, AND MAYER HAWTHORNE: NEW VIDEO FOR “YOUR EASY LOVIN AINT PLEASIN NOTHIN”

Haven’t heard of eclectic Motown crooner Mayer Hawthorne yet? Well, you might remember him after watching his new video for “Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’”. When I watched this the first time, I didn’t even realize I had my speakers off.  But it doesn’t really matter. He could sound like Justin Bieber, and I’ll […]

FREE MP3: DUM DUM GIRLS: BHANG BHANG, I’M A BURNOUT

“Bhang Bhang, I’m a Burnout” is the second shoegazy single from the California all girl band, Dum Dum Girls featured on their album I will Be . Directed by Christian Turner, the director behind their first video for “Jail La La”, the new video conceptualizes the bands lo-fi sound through a grainy kaleidoscopic haze of […]

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: DRUNK GIRLS

Spike Jonze directs the new LCD Soundsystem video for “Drunk Girls”, throwing LCD band mates into a frat bear college haze, with pandas gone wild, frontman James Murphy being forced into drag, the band stripped down, fire -extinguished, egged, duct taped and covered in booze. Ahhh, college.

HARLEM, THE GIRLS AT DAWN: LIVE AT MERCURY LOUNGE

(photos courtesy: impose magazine) (Photo courtesy: mercurialn) Much hyped Texas trio Harlem graced New York with a quicky on Thursday (4/22). I can think of lots of adjectives to describe their show: silly, giddy, playful, unpretentious…the list goes on and on. They certainly don’t take themselves too seriously lending to a signature stage presence. A […]

GIRLS: LUST FOR LIFE

Discosalt Video of the Week 12/28/09: Girls- Lust For Life. Check out more on Girls and their most recent album HERE

GIRLS: ALBUM

[rating:4] Girls : Album Label: True Panther Sounds Release Date: September 22, 2009 When Girls’ Christopher Owens sings “Man I felt like I could lay down and die, then I found myself in a song” on “Darling,” there’s a palpable sense that rock and roll is salvation, and when he sings “Man I’m just crazy […]

Discosalt Holiday Mix: Volume 3

We are keeping our mix-giving tradition alive this year with volume 3 of the Discosalt Holiday Mix.  Volume 3 is loaded up with new indie holiday tracks and  old classics from artists like Paranthetical Girls, Chuck Berry, Deanna Kirk, Flowman, The Maytals, 44.1K and Postcode. Happy Holidays from Discosalt! and feel free to re-gift this link […]

New Track – Belle and Sebastian : The Party Line

Taken from the forthcoming Belle and Sebastian album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, “The Party Line” is the first radio single since “Come on Sister” from their previous album, 2010’s Write About Love. Stream it below: .

New Video – Bleachers : I wanna Get Better

Bleachers‘ debut single I Wanna Get Better is set for a July 14th UK release.  The as-yet-untitled debut album will follow on August 4th though Columbia records. Watch the new video, directed by Lena Durham (Girls) :

Mac Demarco @ Sneaky Dees, Toronto

March 22, 2014 – Mac Demarco @ Sneaky Dees, Toronto And you’re opening for Phoenix on their European tour after this, that’s crazy! How the hell did that happen!? Demarco just kinda looks at me with a grin and a shrug. Oh, I donno. They just came to one of our shows in Paris and […]

Q + A : The Hongs

Q + A with The Hongs by Discosalt Gordon Meyers (guitar & vocals) chews the fat and serves up some musical paella with Discosalt, dishing out the band’s slant on Miami’s emerging indie scene, the illusive Hong Headquarters and why the new Hong’s album Pet Scans is a bi-polar listening experience. DISCOSALT : So, what’s a […]

Q + A : Night Moves

Night Moves Stir Colored Emotions by Discosalt Recent Domino signing Night Moves are one the best local act to emerge from the Twin Cities since Howler, and the first noteworthy band of 2013. The Minneapolis-based, classic-rock inspired trio sound like a cross between Gram Parsons, Supertramp and MGMT, with some falsetto Mick Jagger sweet talk mixed in. […]

Q + A : Tulpa

Q + A with Tulpa by Darcy darcy Ujjainwalla aka Kazabazua What were you doing when you were 15? When I was 15 I spent most of my time wearing ‘fashionable’ polo shirts,  testing my drinking abilities in friends basements and making poor attempts at losing my virginity. I think it’s pretty safe to say that I […]

Like it was Yesterday with Brad Elterman

Like it was Yesterday with Brad Elterman by Discosalt Brad Elterman’s golden rule of concerts? “There’s always a party.” And if anyone is an authority on this, it’s Elterman. Around a curtained corner in the posh Le Parker Meridien hotel on Manhattan’s West Side, under a neon burger sign, I sit down with prolific rock […]

Q + A : Happy Lives

Q+A with Happy Lives by Discosalt Brooklyn’s Happy Lives trust themselves to get weird and succeed. Together, the intensely creative duo Mike Lande  and Julian Beel) step deep into the absurd and unknown, using DJ software to play rock music to achieve a massive wall of  sound. We recently caught up with Mike and Julian in New York […]

Live – Mac Demarco @ Sneaky Dees, Toronto, ON

    “And you’re opening for Phoenix on their European tour after this, that’s crazy! How the hell did that happen!?” Demarco just kinda looks at me with a grin and a shrug. Oh, I donno. They just came to one of our shows in Paris and liked what they saw, I guess. The cool […]

Discosalt Holiday Mix : Volume 3

  We are keeping our mix-giving tradition alive this year with volume 3 of the Discosalt Holiday Mix.  Volume 3 is loaded up with new indie holiday tracks and  old classics from artists like Paranthetical Girls, Chuck Berry, Deanna Kirk, Flowman, The Maytals, 44.1K and Postcode. Happy Holidays from Discosalt! and feel free to re-gift this […]

Grindhouse-esque new video from A Place To Bury Stranger

A Place To Bury Strangers have released a new video for their song “You Are The One.“ Directing duo Matt Moroz & Tracy Maurice deliver a twisted nightmare in this grindhouse-esque clip produced by Greencard Pictures. Shot on 16mm film, their dark, experimental style expertly mirrors the mood of APTBS’s track and elevates the music video […]

Craig Finn : Clear Heart Full Eyes

No one is able to share spot-on observations about indie/punk/rock show culture and speak-sing about it, in as interesting a way as Craig Finn. The voice of Lifter Puller, The Hold Steady, and most recently, Craig Finn and Some Guns – the 41 year-old Brooklyn-ite, by way of the the Twin Cities and Beantown, is by far […]

top 10 albums of 2011

Now that it’s 2012, here is a look back at the past year in music. We’ve rounded up the usual suspects, sat back, reflected and squared in with discosalt Magazine’s “top 10” best albums of 2011.   Twenty-two tracks of flawlessly crafted synth drenched in intrepid, day-glo, art-pop scenery, without a wasted moment. Citing Billy Corgan’s […]

Double Exposure – Vintage Photos + Nude Models

Photographer Davis Ayer can’t get enough analogue.  He shoots most of his projects on film and his photo essay series called Time Travel, combines two forms of film photography: vintage photographs of cityscapes and forests projected on nude models. The arcs of bridges and trunks of ferns hug the hip lines of partially lit girls. Autumnal foliage wraps […]

Best Albums of 2011

Now that it’s 2012, here is a look back at the past year in music. We’ve rounded up the usual suspects, sat back, reflected and squared in with discosalt Magazine’s “top 10” best albums of 2011. Twenty-two tracks of flawlessly crafted synth drenched in intrepid, day-glo, art-pop scenery, without a wasted moment. Citing Billy Corgan’s twenty-eight-track, […]

Q + A : Holy Hail

Q + A with Holy Hail by Rachel Covert In a slightly sweaty room, with a decrepit skylight and a drum kit, I met Kevin Cooke and Jesse Sposato of Brookyn based Holy Hail. They are one part rock, one part electronica and all parts awesome. We were there to discuss Holy Hail’s recently released […]

DRAGONSLAYER PREMIERE IN BROOKLYN + FREE PBR

Come check out the DRAGONSLAYER  premiere party at Public Assembly w/ Psychic Ills and Endless Boogie w/ DJ Steve Lowenthal Nov 1. at 8pm FREE! If that’s not enough to wet your beak, there are free PBR from 9pm-10pm!  DRAGONSLAYER opens at Cinema Village on November 4 and be sure to get your hands on a copy of the […]

NEW VIDEO FROM ARCTIC MONKEYS : SUCK IT AND SEE

Focus Creeps, the director duo behind Waaves “King of the Beach”and Girls ““Lust for Life” have teamed up once  again to direct another Arctic Monkeys video. This time around for the title track off their new album “Suck It And See”.  Interesting title, interesting American Graffiti style video, interesting nipple appearance…unfortunately not so interesting song. 

HOW TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME TOO

Directed by Tristan Patterson and executive produced by indie-maverick Christine Vachon, DRAGONSLAYER is the Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary Feature at SXSW 2011, and is the second feature to be released theatrically by Drag City following Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers. The film  documents the transgressions of a lost skate punk falling in love in […]

IS INDIE POP FORMULAIC? 6 KEYS TO CLASSIC SUMMER SOUND

Is indie pop formulaic? Last summer, discosalt writer Casey Bowers  pinned down 6 Keys to a Classic Summer Sound: 1. 60’s girl group pop melodies 2. Big, bright surf guitars 3. Vocals drenched (or drowned) in reverb 4. Any sound resembling The Beach Boys or Jan and Dean 5. Lyrics with the words: beach, summer, sun […]

THIS WEEK AT ROOFTOP FILMS: LESBIAN SPACE ALIENS + BUTT NAKED GENERALS

Friday, June 24, 2011 ROOFTOP FILMS: CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME (Madeline Olnek | New York, NY | 76 min.) Premiering on Gay Pride weekend, this playful send-up of 1950’s sci-fi follows a group of lesbian extraterrestrials banished to Earth because their feelings of love cloud up the atmosphere on their home planet. Called […]

SLASHER? I DON’T EVEN KNOW HER: ANR’S HORROR FLICK

“It all started with the idea of shooting spear hooks through this girls back, through her boobs, into her boyfriends hands.” That’s what ANR’s singer/ drummer, Michael John Hancock, told us was the premise for the bands new slasher film project.  We took the bait too.  So here it is, the music video edit of ANR’s slasher […]

NEW VIDEO FROM DESTROYER: KAPUTT

Leggy women, a whale, a thirsty desert traveler and a runny nosed geek all get busy in the new video for “Kaputt”  from Dan Bejar’s side project, Destroyer. The video was  directed by Dawn Garcia and the track comes off the new album by the same name on Merge Records this year. What does this all […]

POPGUN BOOKING BURNT CD: JANUARY

Here’s a rad sampling of what to expect from Pop Gun Booking’s upcoming shows in January in New York. Check out the mix below: January 2k11 by popgunbooking Tracklist: 1. Smith Westerns – Weekend 2. Guards – Resolution of One 3. Bass Drum of Death – Get Found 4. Minks – Funeral Song 5. Yuck – Georgia […]

top 10 albums of 2010

At the end of yet another great year in music, team discosalt has sat back, reflected and squared in with 2010’s “top 10” best albums of the year. So turn on some tunes, read through le lists and keep the discourse going! We want your feedback. Shoot us your album picks for the year and […]

SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL

  Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between […]

COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTARY NEW GARAGE EXPLOSION!!: IN LOVE WITH THESE TIMES

Reputable purveyors of compelling niche music, Scion A/V has made it’s first foray into feature length cinema with New Garage Explosion!!: In Love With These Times, a gritty cross section of one of rock’s most exciting subgenres, garage. Produced by Scion and Vice, the film will premiere in three parts on Scion A/V’s website Monday, November 22nd, […]

Discosalt Photography Exclusive : Brad Elterman , Like It Was Yesterday

Brad Elterman’s golden rule of concerts? “There’s always a party.” And if anyone is an authority on this, it’s Elterman. Around a curtained corner in the posh Le Parker Meridien hotel on Manhattan’s West Side, under a neon burger sign, I sit down with prolific rock photographer, Brad Elterman. The Burger Joint is a crowded […]

Best albums of 2010

At the end of yet another great year in music, team discosalt has sat back, reflected and squared in with 2010’s “top 10” best albums of the year. So turn on some tunes, read through le lists and keep the discourse going! We want your feedback. Shoot us your album picks for the year and […]

FREE MP3: R. STEVIE MOORE TRIBUTE VOL. 5: NOT QUITE YET

Our friends at www.Sickoftheradio.com has just released Volume 5 of the R. Stevie Moore Tribute box set entitled “Not Quite Yet”. The entire album is exclusively available for FREE DOWNLOAD on their site: http://sickoftheradio.com/?p=15820&preview=true Volume 5 includes tracks from Jad Fair, Earwak, Skizz Cyzykand, Augustita Lloret, Sleeping Bag, Bars And Tone, Astrid Quay Arts & […]

Q + A: HOLY HAIL

In a slightly sweaty room, with a decrepit skylight and a drum kit, I met Kevin Cooke and Jesse Sposato of Brookyn based Holy Hail. They are one part rock, one part electronica and all parts awesome. We were there to discuss Holy Hail’s recently released EP’s, Education Through Music, strong hands, dead birds, short […]

SPIKE JONZE’S SHORT FILM: I’M HERE

A while back we posted a trailer for the brilliant Spike Jonze’s  short film I’m Here which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Funded by Absolut Vodka, the film has absolutely nothing to do with the brand or vodka. Rather, the 30 minute film is a bittersweet love story between two robots […]

GET STACKED: AT THE WHITE RABBIT W/ DJ EPIDEMIC

STACKED #9 is taking on THE WHITE RABBIT w/ DJ Epidemic (AZ)!!! This week, the scallywags behind Stacked #1-8 will be jumping ship and setting sail for the White Rabbit on East Houston. You have no doubt walked by it a million times and apparently they have a freshly tuned sound system as well, which […]

ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES: MUSIC FESTIVAL AND DOCUMENTARY

Last year, Future Cinema in association with Warp Films presented a documentary film called All Tomorrow’s Parties, directed by All Tomorrow’s People and Jonathan Caouette. The film documents the history of the long running All Tomorrow’s Parties Music Festival, which is often described as a “post-punk DIY bricolage.” The film was created by both fans […]

TOP TEN BEST BEARDS IN INDIE

We hate pushing the seasons, but with “Mustache March” now well behind us, we’ve started ruminating on beard season here.  While, musicians have always rocked out playoff whiskers, the chin muffler has advantaged some, and been the demise of others. Think Dennis Wilson, and Jim Morrison, respectively (sorry Jim). But what about the indie beard? […]

GET STACKED: THURSDAY WITH DJ DAN ALCALA

Its that time of the week again. With Slouch fully recovered from his Birthday celebration, STACKED #8 is coming! This week’s soiree will feature the stylings of rising DJ/Producer Dan Alcala.  Dan just won the remix contest for Dragonette’s “Pick Up The Phone”, and there is no stopping his momentum.  Come see him at STACKED […]

top 10 albums of 2009

With the year winding down, team discosalt has squared in with our “top 10” best albums of 2009. If you are missing any of these albums in your quiver, you may be ill prepared to face the new year. Take a peek, take a note and let us know who we left off. ABC/DJ SLEEPY […]