Check out the new video”Watch The Moon Disappear,” from Fleetwood Mac inspired NYC indie folk rockers Spring Standards’, as featured on Baeble Music. The video is part of the film The Spring Standards Live From Delaware, which accompanies the album of the same name. It offers a taste of the trio’s “tight, soaring harmonies, set against old country twang [with] a pure, childlike joy of playing as many instruments simultaneously as possible” (NY Magazine)
Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for “Kim’s Caravan” from the debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard album sales charts. “Kim’s Caravan” will be released as a special Record Store Day 12″ and is paired with a gorgeous and intimate recording of John Cale’s “Close Watch” as the B-Side.
After sharing debut single, “Animal,” which has an early West Coast punk viciousness unique to the Moon Duo catalog, the band is now presenting the video directed by and starring skateboarding legend Richie Jackson. As described by Ripley, “We loved Richie Jackson’s skate videos, the idea of a psychedelic skater, something outside of the norm. We contacted him and he had the idea of doing the world’s first skate video without a skateboard, and we were sold right there.”
Shadow of the Sun is available for pre-order now. iTunes’ pre-orders come with an instant download of “Animal,” which, in a nod to a great pop tradition, will also appear as the A-side of a 7-inch packaged with each copy of the vinyl edition and exist as the final track of the album on the CD and digital versions.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share the video for their latest single “Kelly” today. It was shot by the band’s friend and longtime collaborator, Art Boonparn. The band is currently on tour and will join back up with The New Pornographers for another run of dates in Nov. The band also recently released a deluxe edition of their 2014 LP Days of Abandon, with 5 bonus tracks. You can listen to one of these bonus tracks, “Summer of Dreams” here. You can buy the deluxe album right now via iTunes or listen to it on Spotify.
Watch Thurston Moore’s video for “Speak to the Wild” from his new solo album Best Day.
With nothing but the junk and the ghosts and his guitar, Ty draws us magnetically into the power of the Singer. Then the guitar solo sings out – and as it bites down, the room begins to spin.
In Chromeo’s new video for “Old 45’s”, Dave kicks it with HAIM before Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) shows up to steal his girl.
The official music video for The New Pornographers’ new single, “Dancehall Domine” is meant to feel like a whole bunch of B-roll clips or film fragments sort of strung together as if they’re taken from some Italian or French musical.
Recording Sand + Silence involved a collaboration with Justin Vernon, spending a week in his Wisconsin studio to create what would become a new Rosebud era-the energy of which can be felt immensely in their new video for ‘Blue Eyes,’… the resulting sound is more hook-heavy tunes that brim with sheer joy and herald a welcome return for the North Carolina band.
To celebrate the release of their new album, Brill Bruisers, The New Pornographers recently performed an NPR Music “First Listen Live” at the legendary Brill Building.
People may remember the epic record release show Parquet Courts staged at Bedford Stuyvesant’s Sugarhill Supper Club back in June. It was a sweaty, inebriated affair that reportedly led to 8 future weddings, 4 children being conceived, 3 breakups, and 1 animal attack (note: none of these reports have been substantiated or, furthermore, reported). Luckily for everyone who missed it, acclaimed directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (known for the recent Nick Cave documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth) were there to capture the scene. Here’s a snippet of what they caught, which was edited into a video for the band’s Sugarhill performance of “Bodies,” one of the standout tracks on this year’s critically acclaimed album Sunbathing Animal (What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop).
Broken Bells have unveiled the accompanying video for their new single “Control” from After the Disco(Columbia). Join Brian Burton and James Mercer on an alien adventure through space and time. The video, as is true with the band’s previous visual pieces, features the omnipresent, extraterrestrial pink orb.
M83 has unveiled a new video for “Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun” from Before the Dawn Heals Us to celebrate forthcoming reissues of early albums and remixes. This epic visual journey captures the spirit of M83’s music perfectly, leaving viewers awe-struck and inspired. Watch the video, created to screen at M83’s Hollywood Bowl show in September 2013.
While The War On Drugs’ “Red Eyes” continues to be one of the strongest singles of the year, the band is excited to bring focus to another one of Lost In The Dream‘s many excellent songs with the new video for second single, “Under The Pressure.” The sweeping video, directed by Houmam, presents aesthetics the ‘Drugs have become known for throughout their career. It manages to be both a broad and intimate look at a band that is clearly one of the breakout stories of the year, and one that actually deserves every bit of praise and adoration bestowed upon it. Watch the video below.
The new video from U.K. indie rockers Alt-J, directed by Ryan Staake, is 2:47 minutes of pure southern summer envy. The track is from the bands forthcoming album This Is All Yours which officially drops September 22.
Broken Bells unveiled a new video for “Holding On For Life” performed live at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. “Holding On For Life” is the first single from After the Disco, Brian Burton and James Mercer’s second work under the Broken Bells moniker.
Having been teased for days at http://heartisadrum.tumblr.com and during Beck’s performance on The Colbert Report (exclusive video HERE), the video for “Heart Is A Drum” can now be viewed in its entirety. Directed by Sophie Muller and shot in Bergman-esque black and white, “Heart Is A Drum” finds Beck in a rural backwoods limbo, encountering figures from his past, present and possible future-including one with an uncanny resemblance to his former self as captured in 1993’s immortal “Loser” clip.
Watch Karen O’s (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) new video for “Rapt” from her forthcoming Crush Songs, out September 9 on Julian Casablancas’ helmed Cult Records. The video was directed by Barney Clay with production design from K.K. Barrett, who is known for his work with Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze and was recently nominated for an Oscar for Best Production Design for Her.
During a live chat with fans hosted by Consequence of Sound, Spoon premiered “Inside Out” from their forthcoming album They Want My Soul (out August 5 on Loma Vista). The song is accompanied by a morphing slideshow that features photos taken by Todd Baxter for They Want My Soul‘s album artwork. Watch the video here.
Fans talked to Britt, Jim, Rob, Alex and Eric about the new record, expressed their appreciation for their Vinyl Gratification program and offered the band homemade baked goods in exchange for private jam sessions. Check out a transcript here.
[Photography by Mike Selsky]
Spoon has unveiled its eerie and destructive new video for They Want My Soul‘s lead single, “Do You”. Directed by Hiro Murai, the video features a bandaged and semi-shellshocked Britt Daniel as he cruises through a city under siege…but under siege from what? The video is the 20th installment of Urban Outfitters’ UO Music Video Series. They Want My Soul will be released by Loma Vista Recordings on August 5.
Vinyl preorders for Spoon’s forthcoming album were launched this week as part of the band’s Vinyl Gratification campaign with many stores selling out on day of release. The band is currently working on replenishing stock, but in the meantime, here are the details for those who may be unfamiliar with this never-before-attempted release method. Those fans who wish to preorder a vinyl copy of They Want My Soul will instantly receive a limited edition 45rpm 10-inch from participating record stores (find yours here). This 10-inch is comprised of three album tracks including “Inside Out”, “Rent I Pay” and the previously mentioned single, “Do You”. Preorders placed through the Vinyl Gratification program will be filled with a sleek 180g white vinyl copy of They Want My Soul.
For more information about Spoon’s groundbreaking Vinyl Gratification program, visit http://www.spoontheband.com/vinylgratification.
As described by Sharon, “Working with Karen was a dream. We sat together and talked about imagery and feeling and distance versus connection. Lightness versus darkness. Referencing directors like Tarkovsky to articulate the beauty in the understatement and slowness. ‘Our Love’ is about someone acknowledging that having loved and letting it be over can be just as beautiful as being in love. It can also be a form of rebirth and renewal and inspiring and uplifting, even in the darkness and sadness. I think Karen captured that really well.”
Moon Duo perform In the Sun live at Museum Ludwig, Cologne Germany. Live in Ravenna is due out as a limited, one-time vinyl pressing of 2,000 and digital only on August 19th via Sacred Bones
Noisey is premiering the video for EELS’ “Lockdown Hurricane,” the second single from the band’s eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, out now on E Works/Pias. Watch the video here:
Spoon will return with their long awaited eighth offering, They Want My Soul, on August 5 via Loma Vista Recordings. Preorders for the album-lauded by NPR as “unmistakably a Spoon record, with…fantastically infectious grooves and melodies” — are live now at iTunes and Amazon. An exclusive bundle will be available later this week through the band’s store (at www.spoontheband.com) which features, among other desirous items, a limited edition glow-in-the-dark vinyl LP, a t-shirt and handwritten lyric sheets. The first 100 bundle orders will receive an autographed set of lyric sheets. All preorders placed through iTunes and www.spoontheband.com come with an instant download of the album’s lead-off track “Rent I Pay.”
The band has also filmed an unofficial video for They Want My Soul’s “Rent I Pay.”
Britt Daniel and Jim Eno recently talked with Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton for NPR’s All Songs Considered about the recording process behind the record and its sonic elements. The All Songs Considered segment is currently streaming here.
Watch the official video for CHUCK INGLISH’s latest single “LEGS” featuring CHROMEO. The track can be found on Chuck’s widely praised debut album, Convertibles, which was released via Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun on April 8. Given the title of the funky, chill jam – as well as the incredibly catchy chorus – you already know what the video features…lots of them. This is our new summer jam.
Got A Girl – Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan “The Automator” Nakamura – share the music video for “Did We Live Too Fast”, from the debut album I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, out on Bulk Recordings July 22nd. The video was written and directed by Hope Larson, best known for her award-winning work as a cartoonist. In the video Winstead and Nakamura play a married couple exploring comedically unconventional sexual kinks in an effort to spice up their stalled relationship.
A new video from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah for “As Always” from the new album Only Run out June 3. The video, directed by David M. Helman, shows actor Wil Daniels deep in a never-ending night of debauchery and explodes with an unexpected twist at the end.
Viva La Puppet! New video for “Restless Leg” from Har Mar superstar’s album Bye Bye Seventeen
Weatherbox have a new music video for “Pagan Baby”. Directed by Max Moore, the video for “Pagan Baby” pays homage to The Replacements as a modern take on their iconic video for “Bastards of Young”, which consisted of a single unbroken shot of a speaker, kicked over at the end of the song.
Bridget Battle’s last band might have been a high school choir, but the 21-year-old singer for Cincinnati’s Tweens is no goody two shoes. Look no further for proof than their forthcoming Self-TitledLP, the punk-tinged debut from the trash-pop trio—Battle on vocals and guitar, Peyton Copes on bass and Jerri Queen on drums—that showcases a melodic, driven and exceedingly catchy sound that’s anything but well behaved.
“Boyfriend” is from Screaming Females first ever live album, Live At The Hideout, recorded over two nights in Chicago, IL by Steve Albini. Music video Edited and Directed by Mark Pallman.
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) :
Small Black has released a video for “Real People”, the title track off of their forthcoming 12″ EP. Helmed by Nick Bentgen, this video perpetuates the off-beat beauty from Bentgen and Small Black’s previous joint venture for “Breathless”. Bentgen described the concept behind the video and working with Small Black:
I can’t imagine that Jet Blue is going to be using this for promo anytime soon, but here’s a new wildly trippy Major Lazer video for “Jet Blue Jet” featuring Leftside off Free The Universe bringing new meaning to the mile “high” club. Check it below:
Avec Sans are soon to be releasing new single “Shiver”. In the meantime check out the remix they did of last single “Hold On”. It’s the first time we’ve seen an original video re-envisioned to fit a remix. Both videos are by Chief Productions and Sing J Lee (Pins/Chvrches director) and both the original and the stuttering, left-field remix are audio/visual feasts.
Julian Casablancas label Cult Records presents Har Mar Superstar getting rad and romantic with Juliette Lewis on BMX bikes in the new video for “Prisoner”. Oddly Familiar. Where have I seen this before?