Video – Still Corners : Endless Summer

Watch the Georgina Hudson directed video for Still Corner’s Twin-Peak-y track “Endless Summer” on Sub Pop.

Video – Tame Impala : Elephant

Watch the analog synthesized video by artist Yoshi Sodeoka –  for the first single “Elephant:” off Tame Impala’s forthcoming new LP Lonerism.

Video – Grizzly Bear : Yet Again

The new video for “Yet Again” taken from Grizzly Bear’s album Shields, out now. Produced by The Creators Project in partnership with Warp Records, the video was directed by Emily Kai Bock and shot in Toronto.

Listen to Grizzly Bear’s Shields in its entirety below.

Video – Tamaryn : Heavenly Bodies

Watch the new video Directed by Grant Singer –  for  “Heavenly Bodies” From Tamaryn’s new album Tender New Signs, out 10/16/12 on Mexican Summer.

Video – Dum Dum Girls : Lord Knows

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

 

 

Video – Frank Ocean : Pyramids

Director Nabil does it again with the new Frank Ocean video for “Pyramids”.

frank ocean [pyramids] from christopher francis ocean on Vimeo.

Video – Fear of Men : Green Sea

You were just saying that you missed the Cranberries…

Watch Fear of Men’s video for ‘Green Sea’

Grab Toronto’s Beta Frontiers dancefloor re-mix of  “Green Sea” below:

Video – Taken by Trees : Large

Taken By Trees “Large” from Other Worlds, available as an instant download today).

MP3 + Video – Smokey Robotic : Schizophrenic DJ

New York based superfuture group Smokey Robotic are a four member supergroup featuring producers !llmind and Konrad OldMoney and lyricists Seer and Father Dude!llmind has a deep knowledge in Hip-Hop beats, as he recently worked with Kanye West on one track for the Cruel Summer album, while Konrad OldMoney is creating his own genre/sound called “GlobalBass.”

The guys dropped off a brand new video this week for their most recent single, Schizophrenic DJ, shot by Pier Pictures.

Video – Van She : Jamaica

Van She‘s new album ‘Idea of Happiness‘ is practically the musical genotype of the very Caribbean itself, almost as if Bob Marley were taken in and raised by a ragtag group of synth-addicted 80’s runaways. Watch Van She traipse around the song’s namesake in the official video for ‘Jamaica’, second single off the album. Directed by Mike Piscitelli.

‘Idea of Happiness’ is out now through Modular Recordings, get it from iTunes / Van She Store / JB Hifi. The Jamaica Remixes EP is out now, featuring remixes from Unicorn Kid, Mad Professor, L-Vis 1990, Plastic Plates, Riva Starr and a special one from Van She themselves, grab it on iTunes.

Video – The Presets : Ghosts

The Presets are back with the second track taken from new album Pacifica –  “Ghosts”. The anthemic track has made it’s maiden voyage across the radio waves and has finally reached the summit, your screen below. The official video for “Ghosts”, directed by Abteen Bagheri, its a soothing meditative masterpiece, perfect for a timeout in this post-Olympic world.

The Presets’ Julian says of the video “it’s both dark and moody yet also joyous and uplifting. We’re so lucky to work with such talented directors like Abteen who manage to add extra layers of depth, beauty and meaning to songs we already love.”

Buy ‘Ghosts’ on iTunes right now.

Video – Petite Meller : NYC Time

A.T. Mann (the Director behind Tiger Love’s “Summer Rain”, “Gio Gio”) & Napoleon Habeica (the well-known fashion photographer behind the American Apparel ad campaigns) direct this new music video for “NYC Time” by PETITE – the ex -lead vocalist of electro-pop cult band Terry Poison.  The video pays homage to Petite’s love affair with NYC and Napoleon Habeica’s love affair with American Apparel, running on memoirs from Antonioni’s ‘Eclipse’ to David Hamilton’s sexy socks in sandals.

Video – Major Lazer : Get Free

Watch – Major Lazer “Get Free” – the first official single and video off of the new album “Free The Universe.” The video, featuring Diplo and Amber from Dirty Projectors, was shot in Jamaica by SoMe and produced by Iconoclast.

mp3 – Major Lazer : Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)

Video – Animal Collective : Today’s Supernatural

“Today’s Supernatural” from Animal Collective’s new album Centipede Hz, out Sept. 3rd / 4th. Directed by Danny Perez.

Listen to Animal Collective Radio THIS Sunday night at 9pm EST to hear Geologists’ show and the LIVE premiere of Centipede Hz:http://radio.myanimalhome.net

Video – Lower Dens : Candy

Watch the new Alan Resnick + Noah Collier directed video for the Lower Dens track – “Candy”.

Video – Frankie Rose : Know Me

Watch the new Ricardo Rivera directed video for Frankie Rose’s track – “Know Me” off the  album Interstellar, out now on Slumberland Records.

Frankie Rose – “Know Me” on Vimeo.

Video – Freddie Gibbs & Madlib feat. BJ The Chicago Kid : Thuggin

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib feat. BJ The Chicago Kid This is the follow up video to “Thuggin'” directed by Jonah Schwartz and presented by Madlib Invazion and DD172 Films. http://rappcats.com

Video – Black Moth Super Rainbow : Windshield Smasher

A few weeks ago, Black Moth Super Rainbow revealed “Windshield Smasher,” the first true single off their upcoming, most impish release, Cobra Juicy. Thanks to the hordes of BMSR supporters who came out in force on Kickstarter, that record will be coming in multiple physical forms, including MP3, CD, vinyl, lenticular vinyl, and, of course, mask, via frontman Tobacco’s new label Rad Cult on October 9th. The band’s gratitude is boundless. They consider themselves something of a misfit gang, and many of those who supported their cause are mask-carrying members, too. There are many perks to being a member of the BMSRmy, some of which are explored in the new video for “Windshield Smasher”. Force-feeding people cake, for example. Free amateur haircuts, always and forever. Cool, West Side Story-esque weaponry. The list goes on. Watch the video, directed by Bo Mirosseni (Sleigh Bells’ “Riot Rhythm”) and edited by Sammi Cohen.

Video – Tiger Love : Summer Rain

Watch the new VHS music video for “Summer Rain” by Tiger Love directed by Tiger Love – a London-based band formed last year by brothers Roiii, Gigi and Loral. They’ve had previous success with their self-directed music video’s “Gio Gio” and “Pussy Cocaine”  and performed as main support for the likes of Mark Ronson, Uffie, TV On The Radio, The Hurts, Boy George, and others. 

Video – Liars : Brats

Liars  just unleashed the video for “Brats”, off of their recently released album WIXIWAnimated by Ian Cheng, the video is a nightmarish and glitchy rendition of the Elmer Fudd vs Bugs Bunny tale – catch the caricatured cameo of the three Liars as that rascally rabbit battles Fudd.

Video – Tef Wesley : Rock-N-Rolla

Check out the Tef Wesley’s new NSFW music video “Rock-N-Rolla”, directed by Stacks Calhoun for Spaghetti Project Media Group . This song can be found on Tef Wesley’s recently released Corner Store Loosies mixtape.

Tef Wesley-“Rock & Rolla” from Spaghetti Project on Vimeo.

Video – Washed Out : A Dedication

The new official video from Washed out for the track ” A dedication” finds chill-waver Ernest Greene living a quiet, domestic life with a sweet gal and a sweeter little cat.

Video – Twin Shadow : Five Seconds

The first video from Twin Shadow’s new album – Confess, out July 9(UK)/10(US).  Album available for pre-order: http://twinshadow.net/

Directed by Keith Musil – http://www.keithmusil.com/

Video – Purity Ring : Fineshrine

Watch the new Video for Purity Ring’s “Fineshrine”, from the album Shrines, directed by Young Replicant.

New Video – alt-j : Tessellate

alt-j have a new video for  “Tessellate”. Directed by Alex Southam, the video is a twist on Italian Renaissance painter Raphael’s “The School of Athens,” seen through a modern day lens that Raphael may not have had in mind. “Tessellate” will appear on alt-J’s debut album, An Awesome Wave, to be released September 18th via Canvasback

 Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio has also lended his remixing hand to alt-J’s lead single, “Fitzpleasure.”  Emphasizing the melodic swells while highlighting a tribal-meets-industrial beat, Sitek’s mix showcases an entirely new feel for the song while maintaining the core to alt-J’s sound which the BBC describes as “strong, addictive and enthralling, the perfect accompaniment to any mood, any moment, anywhere.”

Stream, Download, Grab, and Share “Fitzpleasure” (Dave Sitek Remix): 

New Video – Mock Suns : Cabin Essence (Beach Boys Cover)

Philly’s Mock Suns have a knack for making music that sounds like it should be heard in the great outdoors.  Wearing their 60s psychedelic influences on their sleeve, melded with offbeat progressive jazz like rhythms and playful floating harmonies, the band can make you feel as though you’re about to embark on a summer excursion, exploring open spaces…or, the beach.  Tt should come as no surprise, then, that Mock Suns have found a comfort zone covering The Beach Boys ( in particular, the more experimental work of Brian Wilson, post Smile). This week, Mock Suns released a live rendition of “Cabin Essence”, by The Beach Boys. Check out the video after the jump.

 

 

 

 

Video – Scuba : NE1BUTU

Brrrrrrrand new throwback video for “NE1BUTU”  off the new Scuba album, Personality – click here to buy.

MP3 + New Video – Marty Angus : Break Free

Grab some fresh tracks and check out a new music video from Martin “MartyAngus – an upcoming hip hop artist out of central New Jersey with plans of releasing his debut EP “Elephants” early Fall 2012. With influences from Mos Def, Tupac, Andre 3000, Common, 90’s Black Cinema, Pelé, Ambient Cultural Music From Around The World, and Lee “Scratch” Perry, Marty has a refreshing, throwback sound and a nasty ear for production. Download some free tracks after the jump.

Listen as RJD2 lays the instrumentation for “Break Free”:

Video – KidsOf88 : Tucan feat. Alisa Xayalith

New Zealand duo KIDSOF88 have released a new remix of their official single, “TUCAN,” from the forthcoming album MODERN LOVE, expected in summer 2012 via Dryden Street. On the original version of “TUCAN“, Sam McCarthy and Jordan Arts are joined by Alisa Xayalith of The Naked And Famous, uncovering a soaring sense of yearning previously unseen within KidsOf88’s oeuvre.

KIDSOF88 : “TUCAN” L-O-L-O Remix

Album Stream – Bravestation : Giants & Dreamers

With just a couple of weeks to go now until the release of their debut full-length Giants & Dreamers, Toronto’s Bravestation have unveiled the video for the album’s third single ‘Western Thrills’ – which, combines the bands ambient textures and spaced-out New Wave guitars with colorful harmonies and tribal percussion.  Listen to the album and watch the new video after the jump.

New Video – Sebastien Tellier : Russian Attractions

French vocalist Sebastien Tellier just dropped a great new video for the Morrissey-esc single  ‘Russian Attractions’ produced by VICE with the help of Air. Starring an olympic caliber synchronized swim team, the video for the latest track from his new album My God Is Blue is reminiscent of a classic kaleidoscopic Bond title sequence.

Video – Bowerbirds : Sweet Moment

Watch the Bowerbirds brand new video for “Sweet Moment“, off The Clearing.

You can also grab some MP3’s and watch the mini-documentary about the Bowerbirds’ The Clearing after the jump.

MP3 – Bowerbirds: Tuck The Darkness In

MP3 – Bowerbirds : In The Yard 

About “The Clearing” by Bowerbirds from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

Video – Gem Club: I Heard The Party

Watch this intriguing, new, slow-motion love story video from Gem Club – beautifully directed by Joshua Stocker.

Gem Club – I Heard the Party from Gem Club on Vimeo.

Video – Killer Mike + El-P : Big Beast

Warning: This video is not for the squeamish. A gruesome Point Break inspired video turned Tarantino-esc gore -fest  from Atlanta rapper Killer Mike + El-P for the track “Big Beast”. “Big Beast” is off Killer Mike and El-P’s recent collaborative album, R.A.P. Music. 

Video – Drunksouls: Human Race

Indie-reggae band Drunksouls have released a new music video for “Human Race”, made with breathtaking footage from the multi-award winning documentary “I Believe I Can Fly“. The film was directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and based on the Skyliners, a team of French adventurers who specialize in highline  tightrope walking, basejumping, and mountaineering. It won the Jury’s  award at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

Want to watch the entire original film? – Click HERE to download the film (720p HD) for 4.90€ below, or make a donation via the link.

Listen to the full album below:

Video – Washed Out : Lazuli

Allen Cordell directs this new Beach House video for the single “Lazuli” , off of their 4th album – Bloom.

Video – Temper Trap: Trembling Hands

Having released their new album last month, London based quartet – The Temper Trap have a new video for their single “Trembling Hands”;  one of the strongest songs on the album.

Listen to The Temper Trap’s new album now: http://www.thetempertrap.com/


Video – Danny Brown : Grown Up

Arguably one of the better hip-hop singles this year, Danny Brown’s Scion A/V contribution, “Grown Up,” now has an accompanying video.  The Detroit hip-hop spitfire reveals the truth about what happened to his teeth, in this childhood-revisited clip,  that follows a young Danny Brown lookalike through various neighborhoods and businesses, causing problems and rapping.

Video – Chromatics : These Streets Will Never Look The Same

Alberto Rossini flexes his directing chops in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Montreal for his collaboration on the new Chromatics video – “These Streets Will Never Look the Same” ( the bands  sixth album single).  Catch Chromatics on their first European tour in two years  here, and back in the States this summer at GvsB II on July 28 at the Granada Theater.

Video – M83 : Reunion [ Adam Yauch Tribute ]

Directed by Fleur & Manu, the official video for M83 ‘s new single version of Reunion [ off Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming],  is a continuation of the storyline for “Midnight City.  

Watch as  a group of creepy glowing-eyed, paranormal children go to battle. And, keep your eyes peeled for the Adam Yauch tribute.

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 to a cinematic noir thriller. Moroz and Maurice’s creation recalls a 70s-era, B-movie that is definitley Not Safe For Work. The duo says, “We really loved the song. The video evoked something extremely dark, weird and disturbing.” In it, the viewer follows a mysterious figure as he visciously beats total strangers, leers at nubile young girls at an underground club, and initiates a blood-soaked make-out session.

Video – Ballerina Black : NTSB

Director: Adam Grabarnick
Cinematographer: Marcos Durian
Stylist: Bo Matthew Metz ( Id Cri)
Hair: Irene Urias (Hairroin Salon Hollywood)
Make-Up: Caroline Ramos
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NEW VIDEO FROM MIKE SNOW: THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE JEAN NOEL STORY

In case you missed the chill-inducing new video for ‘The Wave’ (and next chapter in the Jean Noel story) from Miike Snow during SXSW, check it now on Noisey

The video is a continuation of a thread which began in their last video for “Paddling Out.” In that video, a group of unfortunates were abducted to space in an experiment to create a perfect human named Jean Noel. Following some pretty brutal chainsaw surgery, the video ended with Jean crashing to earth in a spaceship seemingly manned by classical-era twins. Both videos were directed by Swedish Director Andreas Nillson, who’s work includes MGMT and Fever Ray. Rumours the entire plot was cooked up after a real life after hours chain saw massacre are currently unconfirmed.

On Tuesday, March 20, Miike Snow will stop off in NYC at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Tickets are limited and Terminal 5 tickets holders have a limited pre-sale. General tickets are on-sale March 15th @ 12pm PST here:http://www.j.mp/ms-wburg-tickets

NEW BRETON RELEASE: OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS

Subversive art collective Breton are about to release their Album “Other People’s Problems” in the next week and along with that they have a small tour lined up in the UK.

As a bunch of film-makers who turned musicians in order to soundtrack their visual work, who emerged from the south London squat party scene and named themselves after the father of surrealism Andre Breton, their approach to creating this album was never going to be predictable. Nor is the end result.

The album’s 11 tracks were fashioned from a field recording. Breton mastermind Roman Rappak obsessively records anything that attracts his attention – a building being demolished, a chance conversation, keys opening doors, the hypnotic motion of a New York subway car – and around these incidental sounds songs are created and a story is formed. His process of Automatic writing gives the songs their randomness and complex, dark layers of twisted beauty. Each listen divulges a little more – be it footsteps on a deserted hospital corridor, the ramblings of a beat poet on acid or the songs of prayer in a Belgian mosque.

It’s about randomness rather than traditional structure. Liberating the songs to take on a life of their own – Breton’s musical interpretation of the surrealist game “The Exquisite Corpse”.  “Other People’s Problems’” seditious sound was formulated at the band’s creative HQ The Lab, a disused bank in Kennington, south London. It’s here that this outfit live, rehearse, and make their music. It’s also where they create their films, videos and remixes with meticulous attention to detail under their cinematic wing BretonLABS.

The band then took their album from the dingy grey urban surrounds of the Lab and relocated to Iceland for a week to record it at Sigur Ros’ studio in Reykjavik, which added yet another dimension to its sound. The final task was the addition of brass and strings. Breton sent some basic parts to German composer and personal hero Hauschka in Berlin, who recorded them with an orchestra of violinists, cellists and trumpet players to create an incredible piece of music worthy of a film score. He sent back the parts to Breton who then chopped up and sampled them into select album tracks – so the classical was redefined. And with that the album finally reached the end of its own game of “The Exquisite Corpse”.


 


 


NEW VIDEO FROM TRIBES: CORNER OF AN ENGLISH FIELD

Whether or not you’ll be partaking in the madness that is SXSW, the music industry chugs on. UK rockers Tribes are offering their debut album Baby via Universal Republic/Fairfax Recordings. Check out the new video for “Corner of an English Field”,  featuring some hazy, behind-the-scenes footage from the band on the road, cut with live footage of the band performing at numerous venues while on tour.

Grab some mp3 downloads below.

MP3 DOWNLOAD: “Whenever

MP3 DOWNLOAD: “We Were Children”

If you’re at SXSW, be sure to check out one of their performances.

Wednesday, March 14th 
12pm @ Waterloo Records Parking Lot
3pm C3 Party @ Lambert’s
1am 101X Radio Showcase @ Cedar Street

Thursday, March 15th 
3pm @ Fader Fort Thurs. March 15 @ Fader Fort

Friday, March 16th 
12:30pm UMG/Frye Day Party @ Buffalo Billiards
5pm @ Lomography Store
6:40pm @ Nylon Pool Party @ W Hotel

Saturday, March 17th
12:30pm Baeble Party @ Peckerheads
3:00pm Dickies Party @ Lustre Pearl

Non SXSW Tour Dates
Sat. March 24  Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon. March 26  NYC @ Mercury Lounge
Tues. March 27 Philly @ North Star Bar
Wed. March 28 Boston @ Brighton Music Hall
TICKETS AND MORE INFO

CHAIRLIFT’S CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE VIDEO: MET BEFORE

Chairlift’s new video concept for “Met Before” is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, where you use your keys to chose the storyline. Directed by Jordan Fish, the interactive video will be different each time you watch, while the accompanying song, will be the same. You’ll start out in a university lecture hall, and you might end up making out with Amber Schaefer from Starfawn.

PORTLAND DREAM POP: RADIATION CITY DEBUT NEW TRACK AND NEW VIDEO

Portland, OR-based Radiation City has debuted a brand new single ‘Eye of Yours‘, off their forthcoming Cool Nightmare EP, set for release on April 10.The emotion for the release stems from an old piano the band thoroughly used to record the EP on, just before smashing it to pieces on their “Find It Of Use” video, directed by Andrew Sloan.
The dream-pop quintet (now with the addition of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Patti King) will be selling the EP digitally and on USB sticks attached to collected piano keys as they embark on their first trip to SXSW as part of a tour through the West Coast and the Midwest (image below). Cool Nightmareis available for preorder here.
Grab the MP3 for “Eye of Yours” HERE

NEW VIDEO FROM SHARON VAN ETTEN: LEONARD

2012 has been going supremely well for Sharon Van Etten. The year kicked off with her debut performance on late night television; her stunning new album, Tramp, unleashed on the world via Jagjaguwar, was surrounded by a flurry of excellent press, including a profile in The New York Times Magazine and a rave review on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Shortly after, she kicked off three months of touring with sold out shows across the northeast and midwest, culminating in a three-night run in her hometown of New York. Sharon is in Europe now and begins the second leg of her North American tour next week with two special shows at SXSW – the NPR showcase at Stubb’s on Wed.

Before heading down south, Sharon wants you to soak up a little more of Tramp with the video for “Leonard.” The video, directed by Sam Zimman. Check it out.

DEBUT VIDEO FROM MOCK SUNS: THE DARK

Official music video for The Dark, the debut single from the album Here Nor There, by Philadelphia based band Mock Suns. Album available April 3rd on mocksuns.com

NEW VIDEO + MP3 FROM BAND IN HEAVEN: HIGH LOW

Watch the latest video, directed by Jason Johnson, for The Band in Heaven’s single “High Low”, which premiered on Vice and is available on 7″ from HoZac records.

To support their SXSW dates, the band is also giving away a free download of “High Low” HERE.