Count on this group of Australian weirdos to come up with an idea like this – a 12” of four songs, each 10 minutes and 10 seconds long, accompanied by an insane painting of four different worlds melding together. Who are we to refuse them?
To honor the inherent twenty-five percentedness of this record, the band has created a special Drawn and Quartered edition – the colored vinyl will be quarter pie-slices of Translucent Red, Opaque Grimace Purple, Translucent Ice Blue, and black, and the artwork will be a custom designed poster of the full artwork that folds into a gatefold jacket for the record, and opens up to a 24” x 24” poster of the art on one side and the lyrics on the other. It’ll only be available from our webstore and from the band directly, so do yourself a (huge) favor and sign up for the mailing list here.
Donald Cumming, Former lead singer and founder of the band The Virgins. will release his highly anticipated debut solo album, Out Calls Only, on June 16th on Washington Square, the label imprint formed by Razor & Tie. Listen to the first track “Game Of The Heart”, recorded at East Village Recording Center with additional work done at Sullivan Street Studios in Manhattan.
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.
On Content Nausea , we find Parkay Quarts confidently exploring sounds that were previously only hinted at; Townes Van Zandt, Warren Zevon, and Dylan are evident points of departure on “Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth”, a lonesome tale about “two men tragically colliding in the deep south”.
Taken from the forthcoming Belle and Sebastian album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, “The Party Line” is the first radio single since “Come on Sister” from their previous album, 2010’s Write About Love.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.