Video – Daft Punk : Lose Yourself to Dance

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.

Video – Caveman : In the City

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.

Get a free MP3 –  “Shut You Down'”

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New Track – Chromeo : Over Your Shoulder

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 RoomHoly 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/

Album Stream – Holy Ghost! : Dynamics

The full new album Dynamics from Holy Ghost! is here! and you can stream it below:

New Video – Petite Meller : Backpack

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”. 

Album Stream – Arctic Monkeys : AM

Next week, Arctic Monkeys release their fifth album, AM.  You can hear its low-slung rock and R&B grooves via this free iTunes stream.

New Track – Alt-J : Breezeblocks (RZA Remix)

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.

Album Stream – Mrs Magician : B-Sides

Mrs Magician’s upcoming album appropriately titled, B-Sides is a collection of, you guessed it, B-sides recorded throughout the entirety of Mrs Magician’s lifespan and is now available nationwide via drummer Cory Stier’s  (also of the Cults) label, Thrill Me Records. You can hear the record streaming in it’s entirety here: https://soundcloud.com/thrillmerecords/sets/mrs-magician-b-sides/s-Eznz8.
 
B-Sides is a follow up to the debut critically acclaimed full-length Strange Heaven (produced by John Reis- Hot Snakes, Rocket From The Crypt, The Night Marchers).  “I’m excited these songs are coming out on a physical release, in true Mrs Magician fashion,” frontman Jacob Turnbloom comments. ” It’s honest and self deprecating, everything I love about real pop-punk. It shows where Tommy (guitar) & I were when we started this band. It’s a documentation of our friendship turned eventually into a band. It shows our growth as song writers and producers. I’m proud of the record no matter how imperfect it may seem, it’s real and the lyrics reflect that.” Complete with 17 tracks, the record is full of the witty, gloomy narratives Mrs Magician is known for all the while blending together “la,la, la’s” and choir boy harmonies, creating a perfect juxtaposition.

Album Stream – Potty Mouth : Hell Bent

Northampton, MA-based quartet Potty Mouth are all-parts smart-pop craftswomen, specializing in taut, infectious, C-86 influenced indie pop meets ’77 punk perfection. The ladies are streaming their full-length debut LP, Hell Bent, exclusively this week at NPR’s First Listen before it’s official release on September 17th. Departing from the more angular shades of post-punk heard in their EP, Hell Bent is marked by its significantly heavier production and melancholic hooks. Nonetheless, the album stays true to the confident, youthful punk aesthetic the band has cultivated for themselves.  

New Track – Au Revoir Simone : Crazy

Tyler Sargent (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) played bass on this awesome new track from Au Revoir Simone called “Crazy”.  Get it as an instant download with pre-order of album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/arsmoveinspectrums

New Track – John Grant : Black Belt (feat. Biggi Veira)

Chegg out the punchy new disco-house track “Black Belt” from former Czars frontman John Grant and Biggi Veira of GusGus..

New Track – Lumineers : Naïve Melody (Talking Heads Cover)

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:

Video – Mock Suns : You Only Live Twice (007 Nancy Sinatra Cover)

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.

 

New track – Sweet Jane : Find Your Way

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.

Album release – Braids : Flourish

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.

Album release – Volcano Choir – Repave

After releasing two singles, a stunning video, and a behind the scenes Making of the Album mini-documentary, you can finally hear the whole new record Repave from Volcano Choir. Visit NPR now and hear for yourself. 

New Prints : 43 Magazine

Posted in New Art, Photography

43 Magazine just added select prints from the 43 issue 003 gallery shows to theironline store, including prints of jahmal williams, bobby puleo, koki loaiza, connor kammerer, and yonnie cruz. Have a look here: store.43magazine.com

New Track – Vaccines : Melody Calling

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.

Video – Blue Hawaii : Try To Be

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.

 

Video – Appaloosa : Fill The Blanks

Video by Raphaëlle Chovin for Appaloosa’s “Fill The Blanks”, written by Anne-Laure Keib & Max Krefeld in London 2008. 
Produced by Johnny Jewel for ‘After Dark 2’ compilation, released on Italians Do It Better.