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