Video – Chromeo : Old 45’s

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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. 

Video – The New Pornographers : Dancehall Domine

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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.

Video – Rosebuds : Blue Eyes

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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.

First Listen Live – The New Pornographers perform NPR Music

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the-new-pornographers-brill-bruisersTo 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.

Video – Parquet Courts : “Bodies Made Of” Live At Sugarhill Supper Club

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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).

Video – Broken Bells : Control

6655394_2007-mlib_1500x1500_300dpi_RGB_100Q__19173_zoomBroken 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. 

New Track – Julian Casablancas & The Voidz : Where No Eagles Fly

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Julian Casablancas+The Voidz are premiering the video for “Where No Eagles Fly,” from their forthcoming debut album, Tyranny. Directed by guitarist Jeramy Gritter, watch the video here and buy the track for $.59 here from Cult Records. Tyranny is out on Cult Records September 23 in the U.S./Canada, September 26 in Australia and October 13 internationally.

Video – M83 : Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun

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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.

New Track – Thurston Moore: The Best Day

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The Best Day, Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts, will be released on October 21, 2014 on Matador Records. Backed by James Sedwards of Nought (guitar), Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine (bass) and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (drums), the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads. Listen below.

Video – The War on Drugs : Under Pressure

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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.

New Track – Julian Casablancas & The Voidz : Human Sadness

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Julian Casablancas+The Voidz are premiering “Human Sadness,” the first track from their forthcoming debut album, Tyranny. Hear it via YouTube here. Tyranny is out on Cult Records September 23 in the U.S./Canada and October 14 internationally.

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New Track – Teeel : Disk Go

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New track from  synth-pop guru Teeel delivers dance floor ready grooves, dark washes of synthesized brooding, and pop hook after pop hook. Think equal parts Chromeo style playfulness, Tom Tom Club rubbery bass, and a repetitive synth line that harkens to filter-based Frech house music.  The track is featured on the album Hydrostatic via Mush Records.  

Album Stream – Jason Feathers : De Oro

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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon teamed up with  MC A and  to release  an experimental nine-track rap album titled De Oro under the moniker Jason Feathers. The  album is set for official release this fall but you can stream the entire album now on Pitchforkmedia:

CLICK TO STREAM ALBUM  – JASON FEATHERS : DE ORO

De Oro track list:

1. “Leave Your Stain”
2. “Young as Fuck”
3. “Courtyard Marriott”
4. “Canary in a Goldmine”
5. “Hot Forever”
6. “Sacred Math”
7. “Cyclone”
8. “Pay the Guard”
9. “Gold Standard”

Video – Alt-J : Left Hand Free

alt-j-finalThe 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.

New Track – Black Honey : Teenager

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Video – Chuck Inglish : Keith Sweat (feat. Sulaiman & DJ Izzo)

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chuckinglishChuck Inglish (Cool Kids) premieres new video for “KEITH SWEAT” (feat. Sulaiman & DJ Izzo) via Pigeons and Planes, directed by ELEVATOR

Video – Broken Bells : Holding On For Your Life

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Broken-Bells-copyBroken 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. 

Video – Beck : Heart Is A Drum

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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.

Video – Karen O : Rapt

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Watch Karen O’s (Yeah Yeah Yeahsnew 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.

Album Stream – Spoon : They Want My Soul

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Spoon’s eighth – and by numerous early reports best – album, They Want My Soul, is now streaming in its entirety on iTunes. Having premiered “Do You”, “Inside Out”, and “Rent I Pay” to rapturous response, anyone with a computer can now hear every note of the most highly anticipated record in Spoon’s storied career. 

Scene + Heard, Episode 1: The Strokes

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Episode 1: The Strokes. The scene was the Lower East Side, NYC, early 2000s. A rock & roll renaissance rang out into the night and the Strokes were at the center of it. Hear firsthand from the people who were there, those who made it happen and those that were inspired by it. Featuring Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes, Ryan Gentles and the famed DJ, Justine D tell it like it is, with up and coming Brooklyn band the Gradients.

Video – Spoon : Inside Out

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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.

Video – Spoon : Do You

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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.

Video – The Kooks : Bad Habit (Live At Hansa Studios)

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The Kooks : Bad Habit (Live At Hansa Studios)The Kooks have a new live music video for “Bad Habit”  – off their upcoming album, Listen (out September 2nd via Astralwerksm and available now for pre-order via iTunes and the band’s website.)

Video – Sharon Van Etten : Our Love

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Sharon Van Etten is reaching the end of a two-month tour in support of new album, Are We There out now on Jagjaguwar and has a beautiful new video for “Our Love” directed by Karen Collins.  

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.”

 

 

Live Video – Moon Duo : In the Sun

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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

 

Free Download – Rey Pila : Blast

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Rooted in Mexico City, Rey Pila is the solo project of Diego Solorzano, former front man for Los Dynamite.

Get this song ‘Blast’ as a free download from: bit.ly/ReyPilaFreeDownload oremailunlock.com/cultrecordsnyc/re…ast-free-download

New Track – Fantastic Fantastic : Never Enough

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New Track – The Kooks : Bad Habit

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The Kooks’ anticipated new album, Listen, is available for pre-order now via iTunes and the band’s website.  Chegg out the new track “Bad Habit” below:

Pre-Order – Julian Casablancas+The Voidz : TYRANNY

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Pre-order Cult Records latest release – TYRANNY from Julian Casablancas + The Voidz : http://bit.ly/jcvdz

World underground music from the 70s and 80s meets hardcore/punk and modern harmony, using modern and analog recording and sampling techniques.
Of the album’s title Casablancas says,
“Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king:whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter).”
The band will be melting peoples’ faces off in the U.S., starting this October

More info + ticket links: www.cultrecords.com.

New Release – Cerebral Ballzy : Jaded & Faded

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Jaded & Faded by Cerebral Ballzy is out now worldwide

Download on iTunes here

Video – Guantanamo Baywatch : Love This Time

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Portland, Oregon’s surf-punk miscreants, Guantanamo Baywatch, have released the Dan Shaw-directed video for “Love This Time” from their split single with Natural Child for Suicide Squeeze Records.

Watch – Bankrupt! (Phoenix Documentary)

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phoenixbankruptBankrupt! A documentary film from Guilaume Delaperriere, filmed & recorded in Paris at Motorbass Studio in November 2012.

New Track – Reputante : Iron Seven

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140203440453_AMAnother great track from Julian Casablancas label Cult Records – “Iron Seven,” from Reputante. The song is the band’s first new material since last year’s Cult Records-released Oceanside EP.

FREE DOWNLOAD –  REPUTANTE : IRON SEVEN .

Listen to Oceanside in full via Soundcloud here: http://bit.ly/OceansideEP.

Album Stream – The Antlers : Familiars

FamiliarsAlbumCoverThe Antlers’ highly-anticipated fifth studio album Familiars is now streaming exclusively on NPR Music. NPR calls the record “sure-handed and ambitious” and praises “its emotional openness, its rich sound, its mix of subtlety and grandiosity, its funereal beauty.” Stream the album hereFamiliars is out tomorrow, June 17 on Anti- Records. 

Last time we caught up with the Antlers

Video – EELS : Lockdown Hurricane

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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:

New Track – Spoon : Rent I Pay

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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.

New Track – Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) : God Damn Beauty

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Dave-Sitek-God-Damn-Beauty-00The first solo track from musician/producer extraordinaire Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio). “God Damn Beauty” will be available for purchase on iTunes June 17th.

Video – Chuck Inglish : Legs (Feat. Chromeo)

chuck-inglish-chromeo-legsWatch 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. 

Video – Got A Girl : Did We Live Too Fast

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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.

Video – White Lung : Face Down

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White Lung dosed us with another visceral video, “Face Down,” from their upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 17th via Domino Recording Co. NPR debuted the VHS filmed video calling White Lung “the endless-riffs-per-minute punk band”.

Video – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah : As Always

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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.

Video – Har Mar Superstar : Restless Leg

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Viva La Puppet!  New video for “Restless Leg” from Har Mar superstar’s album Bye Bye Seventeen

Video – Weatherbox : Pagan Baby

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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.

New Track – The Kooks : Hold On

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Chegg out a  groovy new R&B track from The Kooks – off their eagerly anticipated album  Listen produced by young hip hop pioneer Inflo. The album officially  drops September 2nd via Astralwerks.

New Video – Tweens : Forever

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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.

New Video – Syd Arthur : Garden of Time

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SydArthur1200x820Watch the official video for “Garden of Time” from Sound Mirror, the second album from British psychedelic band Syd Arthur. Preorder here: http://smarturl.it/sydarthur

Governors Ball Founders on The Exchange

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Rob Cox, host of The Exchange, sits down with the founders of the Governors Ball music festival to discuss the economics of organizing three days of rock and roll on an island off the city of New York.

Free Download – Twin Shadow : To The Top

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Download the new Twin Shadow single – To The Top  here.

New Track – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart : Eurydice

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Today The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share the anthemic new track “Eurydice,” the second official single from the band’s eagerly anticipated third LP – Days of Abandon, out May 13 via Yebo in North America and via Fierce Panda in the UK/EU on June 2. The album is also now available to pre-order via iTunes. The band heads back out on tour at the end of this month, and will wrap its North American run of shows with a homecoming gig at Bowery Ballroom. Watch a six-song set the band did for WNYC last week right here. And in case you missed it, check out the video for the album’s first single, “Simple and Sure.”