Here we have it – first official video from Daft Punk for “Lose Yourself to Dance” directed by: Thomas Bangalter, Guyman de Homem-Christo, Warren Fu, Paul Hahn & Cedric Hervet.
Watch Caveman’s horrifying new video for “In the City” starring Julia Stiles. A tourist couple visits New York City for the first time. They soon discover that underneath the surface of the playground of the city, lies a world of darkness and horror.
Chromeo is back! On Tuesday, Holy Ghost! & Chromeo joined forces with Touch Sensitive and new DFA collab Museum of Love (Pat Mahoney of LCD and Jee Day) for a live broadcast on Boiler Room. Holy Ghost! have their sophomore LP out and Chromeo came down to play some of their first new recorded music in two years. Even though the show was private, you still get to watch the amazing music, free, live, online: http://boilerroom.tv/chromeo_holy_ghost_touch_sensitive_museum_of_love_sinkane/
The full new album Dynamics from Holy Ghost! is here! and you can stream it below:
Chegg out the stylish and “cheeky” new video for “Backpack” from “nuovo jazzy-pop” singer and native Parisian Petite Meller. Directed by A.T. Mann & Napoleon Habeica (the Mexican photographer who created the American Apparel visual aesthetic),”Backpack” is a memoir of a French summer vacance, shot in the French Riviera that pays homage to French New Wave Cinema, winking at Godard’s “Pierrot le Fou” and George Henri Cluzot’s “L’Enfer”.
alt-J have shared a reworking of “Breezeblocks” remixed by producer, multi-instrumentalist, and Wu-Tang Clan member, RZA. The remix premiered today on Jay Z’s Life + Times site. The release of this remix comes just in time for alt-J’s September 12th performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Chegg out the punchy new disco-house track “Black Belt” from former Czars frontman John Grant and Biggi Veira of GusGus..
The Lumineers are streaming their cover of the Talking Heads’ classic “Naïve Melody” from the upcoming deluxe edition of their self-titled debut album, to be released tomorrow via Dualtone Records. Listen to “Naïve Melody” at the link below:
You Only Live Twice…lives twice. Watch a live, psyched-out cover of Nancy Sinatra’s classic James Bond theme – You Only Live Twice – from Philly’s Mock Suns. One of the worst James Bond movies with still one of the best themes.
After playing this years SXSW, Sweet Jane – the four Paxton brothers and one Honorary Brother – have recently released their latest EP ‘Witches’ in the build up to their second album By the Ocean, By the Sea produced by Pat McCarthy (U2, Counting Crows, R.E.M) which will be released September 6th on Reekus Records.
After 18 months of touring in support of Native Speaker, along with the departure of a band member, Braids secluded themselves in their Montreal studio for a year of writing and recording. While Native Speaker was written in an organic and live environment, the group sought to explore a more introspective and electronic approach to songwriting. Sonically, the songs from these sessions are delicate and tight, yet thoughtfully open up to the rich lushness reminiscent of their older material. Lyrically they are honest and vulnerable, demonstrating the group’s emotional growth and maturity since their last record.
The Vaccines have released a new track in anticipation of their upcoming North American tour dates. “Melody Calling” was recorded in March at Eldorado Studios with producers John Hill (Rihanna, MIA, Santigold) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys); the band debuted “Melody Calling” on their recent U.K. Arena tour which included shows at London’s O2 Arena & Leeds Millennium Square.
Blue Hawaii, Arbutus Records and many of their Montreal counter-parts all began with the same breath in early 2010. To date they’ve released an 8 song EP: in May of that year, Blooming Summer (Arbutus Records 2010) was recorded following the pair’s travels in Central America. It frames a time of warmth and novelty, featuring dense female harmonies, tape saturated synths, guitars and drum machines. Eventually Ra– returned to her role in BRAIDS, touring constantly, while Ag–moved to Europe, treading deeper into dance music, electronics, and production.
The duo notice that throughout the changing social and personal landscape which is one’s twenties, these divided notions and people somehow stay together. Even the name Blue Hawaii suggests a kind of melancholic, jaded paradise, but a paradise afterall. It is because – or perhaps in spite of – these disjointed intersections that the record is called Untogether.