Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jam of the Day: Phantogram - "Celebrating Nothing"


Gorgeous and lush track from Phantogram's upcoming self-titled EP being released next week. You can hear the track at Stereogum.com's website, here.

New: Charli XCX - "Superlove"


Fun, candy colored video from Charli XCX for the first single from her upcoming second album.

Criminally Overlooked: Young Galaxy - "New Summer"


Gorgeous, Balearic-tinged synthpop from this Canadian pop band should have been a huge hit this summer. Their latest record Ultramarine was just re-released in a deluxe edition with 12 additional tracks, including several new songs and some remixes. Do yourself a favor and get on board with this wonderful band.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jam of the Day: Thumpers - "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)"


Deliriously catchy pop from the up and coming UK duo.

Cover: Martina Topley-Bird, Mark Lanegan, & Warpaint - "Crystalized (The xx cover)"


Dusky cover of The xx track "Crystalized" from former Tricky protege Martina Topley-Bird, Mark Lanegan, and Warpaint.

Video: Jon Hopkins ft. Purity Ring - "Breathe This Air"


This achingly beautiful collaboration between Jon Hopkins and Purity Ring gets an equally beautiful video (it is slightly NSFW) that takes two seemingly unrelated moments and finds that one instant in time where intersection creates different outcomes.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Video: Drake - "Hold On (We're Going Home)"


In the video for his hit single, Drake offers up a re-imagining of Miami Vice.

Jam of the Day: Say Lou Lou - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Tame Impala Cover)"


Gorgeous cover of the Tame Impala song from the Aussie twin sisters.

Video: Autre Ne Veut - "Ego Free Sex Free"


Bizarre, stylized video from Autre Ne Veut. Best way to describe it is as if the "Around The World" video from Daft Punk was directed by Alain Renais and not Spike Jonze.

Remix: Disclosure ft. London Grammar - "Help Me Lose My Mind (Paul Woolford Remix)"


Producer Paul Woolford takes the lush track from Disclosure featuring the gorgeous vocals of London Grammar's Hannah Reid and turns the track into a sweet slice of house music with chunky beats and rolling piano loops. Good way to start off your day.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jam of the Day: Jessica Agombar - "Double"


Former member of a short-lived girl group called Parade, Jessica Agombar joins the ranks of other pop meets R&B meets electronica artists coming from the UK with this frothy track.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Jam of the Day: Joel Compass - "Kiss Love Goodbye"


Dark, future R&B track from Joel Compass with some lurking dubstep influences. Love the atmosphere behind this moody track, which can be heard on his Astronaut EP.

Remix: Lady Gaga - "Applause (Purity Ring Remix)"


Never really expected a remix from Purity Ring, but their aesthetic actually works with the track surprisingly enough.

Videos of the Week


Heading to Vegas today for the first time; wish me luck. Here are some videos that distracted me while the week dragged on:



Solange Knowles dances through a mini-mall in this clip for the stunning mid-tempo ballad.



Tegan and Sara document how many ways you can dump someone without even seeing them face to face.



Simultaneously sensual and terrifying, this clip from buzzy new singer FKA twigs is hard to watch, but is equally hard to look away from.



Jonny Rogoff, the bearish drummer for Yuck, plays tennis with a very unstable older gentleman in this clip.



Another bizarre and weird clip from MGMT.



Bloody clip from PUP.



Cool animated clip from Kvelertak.

New: Justin Timberlake - "TKO"


Second single off JT's upcoming record The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2, which drops September 30th.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jam of the Day: Grizzly Bear - "Will Calls (Marfa Demo)"


Sublime B-Side from the upcoming deluxe version of Grizzly Bear's last album Shields.

Album Review: Goldfrapp - Tales of Us


Goldfrapp
Tales of Us
Rating: Yeah Daddy Make Me Want It

Over the years, Goldfrapp have simultaneously enthralled me and exhausted me. Felt Mountain, one of the most striking debuts ever released, was the stunning crossroads between trip-hop and Berlin cabaret culture, all centered by the malleable voice of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory's sublime production. This startling beginning was followed by a series of records that found the duo experimenting with a variety of styles that never really seemed to fit them as closely as on their debut. From the glamtronica of Black Cherry, more traditional dance oriented Supernature, folky downtempo Seventh Tree, and 80s influenced Head First Goldfrapp seemed more schizophrenic than genre experimenting, never really letting their own distinct nature dictate the direction, letting their influences take the wheel. Their sixth album Tales of Us is their first record since Felt Mountain that feels like a "Goldfrapp" record, and actually feels like it should have been one of the logical directions the band should have taken, mixing the organic with the electronic along with a subtle line between earnestness and arch-theatricality.

Tales of Us is a song cycle about a variety of characters, with no real thematic through story, only sharing a similar palette of musical motifs and Alison Goldfrapp's very mannered vocals. She chooses a very icy, serious demeanor throughout these tracks. Those looking for the sexiness and campiness of previous records are certain to be disappointed, but it suits the tone of these tracks. The record was recorded slowly over two years in the English countryside, and it has a very pastoral, folky feel to it, with many tracks limited solely to gently plucked acoustic guitars, strings, and voice. First single "Drew" finds Goldfrapp hesitant and soft over delicate guitars and gradually sweeping strings, as if her voice is the sun peaking through clouds of fog.



This attention to detail works well on other tracks like the slightly sinister "Annabel," its interplay of guitars along with the stark nature of Goldfrapp's voice crystalline and riveting,



to the fractured guitar tunings and slightly frantic tone on the vocals on "Jo," ultimately changing from darkness to more sunnier climes in the closing sweep of strings on "Clay."

The tracks that worked best for me were the ones harking back to the glory days of Felt Mountain, featuring the perfect mix of electronics and acoustics. Here, standouts are the subtle "Alavar" which floats along gentle guitar tones, keyboards, and strings, and album highlight "Thea" which could easily fit within Felt Mountain, its haunting electronics burbling throughout, as an almost techno thumb propels the track, Goldfrapp's voice ghostly and wraith-like.



It is tracks like "Thea" which make you long for what could have been with this duo, however, that ship has sailed and we have to look to what they are doing now. I, for one, never really bought them as a glam/electronic act, and this return to their roots, so to speak, makes me hopeful that they are thinking the same. Unfortunately, they haven't quite found the right mix of tracks yet. While stunners like "Thea" and "Alvar" give me hope, there are a few too many hesitant songs on Tales of Us that never really take the record to the next level; from the idle, meandering "Stranger," string heavy "Ulla," to the dusky yet maudlin "Laurel" these songs just tend to stay in one place without providing any momentum.

But these slight down moments on Tales of Us don't detract from the fact that it is their most cohesive record in years, and is always stunningly beautiful, the production always sleek and stunning. While it is doubtful we will ever get another record as brilliant as Felt Mountain from them, there is always hope, based on most of this record, that there is always hope we will.

Rating Scale:

Chilfos: masterpiece; coolest thing I've heard in ages.

Woof Daddy: excellent; just a hair away from being a masterpiece.

Grrrr: very good; will definitely be considered for my top releases of the year.

Yeah Daddy Make Me Want It: good; definitely invites further listens and piques one's interest for more material.

Meh: not horrible, but certainly not great; could have either been polished, trimmed, or re-thought.

Jeez Lady: what the hell happened? Just plain bad. They should hang their heads in shame and be forced to listen to Lady Gaga ad nauseam as penance.

Tragicistani: so bad, armed villagers with pitchforks and torches should run the artist out of the country for inflicting this abomination on the human race.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Jam of the Day - SOHN - "Lessons"


Another beautiful track from SOHN.

Album Review: BANKS - London EP


BANKS
London EP
Rating: Grrrr

LA singer BANKS releases her second EP of the year, the 4 track stunner London, showcasing her sultry delivery and immaculate taste in collaborators, aligning herself with up and comers SOHN, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Lil Silva, and Jamie Woon. BANKS hangs in a sort of netherworld between pop, R&B, electronic, and indie-alternative, never really putting her foot firmly into any one camp, choosing to float loosely over them all, taking what works best to suit her sexy voice. Her voice is often compared to Lana Del Rey, whose voice is pretty, don't get me wrong, however, BANKS adds more emotional heft to her tracks instead of being mere window dressing.

London begins with the SOHN produced track "Waiting Game" which opens with BANKS' multi-tracked voice under stark piano chords and her main, smoky vocal line. Buzzy electronics push the song forward into a dense, sinister mesh.



"This Is What It Feels Like," produced by Lil Silva and Jamie Woon, takes the bass line from Ginuine's "Pony" and slows it down into a horror film crawl, BANKS' vocal turn more edgy and aggressive, toying with and playing against the fractured beats and army of samples. Her voice goes from a whisper to a growl on a dime, using silence as a weapon, turning this track in to a head spinning stunner.



The Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs' produced track "Bedroom Wall" creates a gorgeous mix of intimate electronica and future R&B, BANKS' voice in delicate mode, showcasing her tender, emotional side.



Final track, "Change" took a long time for me to get a handle on, as it doesn't initially grab you like the first three tracks. It's insistent keyboard motif and skittering percussion keep luring you into the mix, as BANKS' dusky voice flutters up and down as the music gets denser and denser. It's the perfect way to end this almost flawless EP.



London is a nice snapshot of BANKS as a artist right now, offering a cohesive grouping of tracks that are each shaded differently enough where they work together yet stand apart from each other. BANKS' voice is flexible enough where she can go from subtle to strong in a heart beat, and better yet, knows when to show restraint or when to let go. Based on her limited output at the moment, we can only expect great things from this emerging talent.

Rating Scale:

Chilfos: masterpiece; coolest thing I've heard in ages.

Woof Daddy: excellent; just a hair away from being a masterpiece.

Grrrr: very good; will definitely be considered for my top releases of the year.

Yeah Daddy Make Me Want It: good; definitely invites further listens and piques one's interest for more material.

Meh: not horrible, but certainly not great; could have either been polished, trimmed, or re-thought.

Jeez Lady: what the hell happened? Just plain bad. They should hang their heads in shame and be forced to listen to Lady Gaga ad nauseam as penance.

Tragicistani: so bad, armed villagers with pitchforks and torches should run the artist out of the country for inflicting this abomination on the human race.

New: Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - "Dark Horse"


Off her upcoming album Prism, Katy Perry drops this trap track made with Juicy J.

Monday, September 16, 2013

New: Katy B - "5am"


Listen up bitches, forget the Rihannas, Gagas, Beyonces, Madonnas, Britneys (though we love them all), and start listening to Katy B, she is the real thing. Criminally under-appreciated here, she deserves a bigger audience. Here is a teaser from her upcoming second record. "5am" is another club banger that shows off all her best attributes. Listen to the sounds of now people.

Jam of the Day: Olympic Ayres - "Orchid"


Gorgeous and lush track from the Aussie duo.

Album Review: FKA twigs - EP2


FKA twigs
EP2
Rating: Woof Daddy

Enigmatic UK singer twigs, who goes by the rather clunky new moniker FKA twigs (a change at the behest of another artist called Twigs), follows up her first EP with four tracks produced by up and coming producer Arca (who worked on Kanye West's album Yeezus). Blurring the lines between trip-hop, Aaliyah/Timbaland future R&B, UK bass music, and the menacing, sinister throb of Mezzanine-era Massive Attack, EP2 is a thoroughly beguiling, addictive listen. These four tracks effortlessly flow into each other, utilizing the same elements (whispered vocals, warped samples, fractured beats, and haunted silences), but are offered up in different shades and perspectives.

Opening with the hypnotic "How's That," the EP puts one immediately on edge, the disparate elements at first never seeming to flow together. The narcotic beats and chirping percussion elements work against one another, as the dense cloud of harsh/soft electronics fights to be heard. Twigs' vocals flutter within the chaos, bringing a heart and emotional soul to the clangor. It takes several listens for what sounds like a mess to come together into a sublime whole.



"Papi Pacify" continues with trippy/druggy keyboards, skittering beats, and twigs' breathless coo, all a distraction for the uprising sense of menace burbling under the surface as a lurching, growling bassline emerges, the beats getting more forceful, along with a more confident vocal turn.



Stunning first single "Water Me" feels like the track is going backwards, the percussion off-kilter, keyboards dripping like icicles, twigs' main vocal warped and twisted against itself.



Final track "Ultraviolet" is perhaps the most accessible song on the record, its abstract beginning of pitch-shifted vocals ditched for a lovely swoon of its chorus, twigs' voice taking on a Janet Jackson/Aaliyah-esque warmth and heart.

FKA twigs' work is all about atmosphere and mood, bringing you into the music either through its dissociative effects or through its inviting bath of electronics. Her work here with Arca is never short of intriguing, always pushing the envelope without ever crossing the line into obtuse or too experimental. Based on her short output at the moment, we can only expect great things from this immensely talented singer, and I wait with breathless anticipation for a full length record from her.

Rating Scale:

Chilfos: masterpiece; coolest thing I've heard in ages.

Woof Daddy: excellent; just a hair away from being a masterpiece.

Grrrr: very good; will definitely be considered for my top releases of the year.

Yeah Daddy Make Me Want It: good; definitely invites further listens and piques one's interest for more material.

Meh: not horrible, but certainly not great; could have either been polished, trimmed, or re-thought.

Jeez Lady: what the hell happened? Just plain bad. They should hang their heads in shame and be forced to listen to Lady Gaga ad nauseam as penance.

Tragicistani: so bad, armed villagers with pitchforks and torches should run the artist out of the country for inflicting this abomination on the human race.

New: SBTRKT - "IMO"


New song from SBTRKT that he shared on his Twitter page. It is not expected to be on his upcoming release, but is a song he just wanted to share.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jam of the Day: River Tiber - "The Star Falls"


Lonely synths hover over skittering beats and glitchy textures in this haunting track from the Toronto producer (Tommy Paxton-Beesley). His achingly tender vocals only add to the sense of loneliness.

Cover: Arctic Monkeys - "Hold On We're Going Home" (Drake Cover)


Sad that I like Arctic Monkeys' covers of other's songs rather than their own output. And here, they put in a lovely cover of Drake's sexy, R&B jam.

Videos of the Week


This long week is finally over, and these are the videos that propped me up:



Stylish black and white clip for the new Arcade Fire track, directed by Anton Corbijn.



Icona Pop takes a look at New York's vogue-ball culture in this gorgeous and fun clip.



Gorgeous song from Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange. The video, directed by fellow musician Kindness (Adam Bainbridge), finds Dev in Georgetown, Guyana, meeting some of his relatives for the first time. It is wonderful video for a wonderful song.



Galactic man has some low key adventures in this clip from Shit Robot.



Danish pop singer MØ transcends her mundane suburban existence by dreaming herself as some glammy superhero who ends up in the desert.

New: Drake - "Wu-Tang Forever"


Track from the upcoming record Nothing Was The Same. Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib, the track samples Wu-Tang Clan’s 1997 classic “It’s Yourz.”

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New: Phantogram - "Black Out Days"


Finally some new music from one of my favorite synthpop duos.

Guilty Pleasure - Kaskade - "Atmosphere"


Maybe I like this song because I have only heard it 592,459,345,603,947,650,347,563,408,765 times on BPM and it is like Stockholm Syndrome, or it is just a nice catchy EDM tune. I'll let you decide.

Jam of the Day: Blood Orange - "Chamakay"


Gorgeous track from Blood Orange (Dev Hynes) who has produced some amazing pop tracks for artists like Solange, Laura Welsh, and Sky Ferreira. This is the first single from his upcoming album Cupid Deluxe. This track features backing vocals from Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek.

Concert Watch: Depeche Mode - "In Your Room"


Depeche Mode is playing the Lakewood Amphitheater tonight with Bat For Lashes. I have lost track how many times I have seen them, but they always put on a nice mix of new stuff and old stuff. This is my favorite song from them, but sadly it has not appeared on any of their setlists. Oh well, I guess I can just hope they throw it in for good measure.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jam of the Day - FKA Twigs - "How's That"


Complex track that is an interesting fusion of future R&B/Brainfeeder LA beat music/UK Bass/Trip-Hop that gets into your brain and won't let go. Initially, this track is a head scratcher as everything about it seems off; the singing going against the fractured beats, too many elements jockeying for position. By the haunting closing, you are infected. The video to the song is mesmerizing.



Moment of Beauty: Aphex Twin - "Avril 15th"


On this day of remembering something so horrific, and seeing that the world never really seems to change in better directions, there is nothing really for me to say, other than sometimes the simplest things can bring you such calm and peace. This short piece from Aphex Twin is about as perfectly simple as you can get. Enjoy.

New: Diplo (ft. Imanos, Faustix, and Kai) - "Revolution"


New single from Diplo featuring Imanos, Faustix, and Kai off his upcoming EP of the same name.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New: Young Galaxy - "Sea Drug"


On the heels of their excellent new record Ultramarine, Young Galaxy keep releasing material. This track has a subtle Caribbean/reggae feel to it.

Jam of the Day: Banks - "This Is What It Feels Like"


Lil Silva and Jamie Woon produced this slick, slow jam from Banks. Her debut album is going to be phenomenal.

Album Review: London Grammar - If You Wait


London Grammar
If You Wait
Rating: Grrrr

London Grammar, a trio made up of vocalist Hannah Reid, guitarist Dan Rothman, and pianist and drummer Dot Major, made a buzz late last year with the single "Hey Now," which cribbed from the playbook of The xx, sparse instrumentation (delicate trills of guitar, plaintive piano, and dusky percussion) and intimate, emotionally charged lyrics, but went one step further with Reid's powerhouse voice that can go from a hushed whisper to full on wail in seconds. The band wisely realizes that Reid's voice is the star of the show, and steps things back to allow her to be the focus, but she has amazing control of her instrument, never letting it get too out of control, and reigning it back when necessary. Their debut If You Wait collects all of their singles from this past year with new tracks that seamlessly create a gorgeous collection of atmospheric pop that only falters every so slightly with some timidity that only comes with their youth, but foreshadows great things to come.

If You Wait starts off with their first single "Hey Now," which perfectly encapsulates their sound. Pointillistic guitar motifs echo across washes of keyboards and muted piano chords, with Reid's dusky voice taking command of things handily.



The band rarely goes outside this limited palate, but knows how to tweak it for maximum impact. These subtle shifts work best on tracks like the transcendent beauty of "Wasting My Young Years," where Reid's voice reaches an emotional apex that will wrench your soul asunder;



the slow build of "Strong" finds Reid's voice quietly going from a dusky growl up to her upper registers without you even noticing it;



"Metal & Dust" adds more danceable textures to the mix, with skittering percussion that bumps against rising swirls of strings;



or the amazing arrangement of "Interlude" as the descending piano chords counterpoint the rising roar of Reid's voice.



The only real missteps are where they either try for too much as with the jazzy inflections of "Flickers," or don't try for enough as with the almost by the book xx-isms of "Shyer." But when a band can close out a record with a ballad as intense as the title track, you know that they have it in them to put out a masterpiece later. "If You Wait" is almost skeletally adorned, mere aching piano chords hold the weight of Reid's massive voice.

London Grammar belies their young age with an album that grows on you with each listen. Yes, there will always be comparisons with The xx, it is unavoidable, however, the band merely uses it as a stepping off point, adding their own personality to the mix. And it also helps that Reid's voice is such an amazingly different one from The xx's Romy Madley Croft, that you end up forgetting about the association. While If You Wait is not as strong a record as The xx's debut, it definitely portends great things down the road.

Rating Scale:

Chilfos: masterpiece; coolest thing I've heard in ages.

Woof Daddy: excellent; just a hair away from being a masterpiece.

Grrrr: very good; will definitely be considered for my top releases of the year.

Yeah Daddy Make Me Want It: good; definitely invites further listens and piques one's interest for more material.

Meh: not horrible, but certainly not great; could have either been polished, trimmed, or re-thought.

Jeez Lady: what the hell happened? Just plain bad. They should hang their heads in shame and be forced to listen to Lady Gaga ad nauseam as penance.

Tragicistani: so bad, armed villagers with pitchforks and torches should run the artist out of the country for inflicting this abomination on the human race.

New: Cut Copy - "Free Your Mind"


Cut Copy follow up their album Zonoscope with their November 5 release Free Your Mind. Here is the title track, a throwback to Screamadelica-era Primal Scream.

Monday, September 9, 2013

New: Active Child ft. Mikky Ekko - "Subtle"


Active Child is further expanding his sound with this very synth heavy track, a collaboration with singer Mikky Ekko. It can be heard here on SoundCloud.

Jam of the Day: Holograms - "Meditations"


Though I can count influences from Joy Division, The Cure, and Killing Joke, Swedish punk band Hologram stamp their own personality on this driving track from their latest record Forever.

Video: Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"


Interactive video for the new single from Arcade Fire can be seen here. I like this new sound for them, sort of borrowing from Talking Heads.

Album Review: CHVRCHES - The Bones Of What You Believe


CHVRCHES
The Bones Of What You Believe
Rating: Woof Daddy

Scottish trio CHVRCHES burst on the scene last year with two hard hitting electro-pop tracks, "Lies" and "The Mother We Share," which paired dense, over the top club tracks with Lauren Mayberry's soft yet confident vocals adding a nice organic contrast to the machine created sounds. With each subsequent single they kept raising the bar higher and higher for themselves, and now with the release of their debut full length, The Bones Of What You Believe, we now have a year's worth of work to evaluate, and what they have ended up with is the best pop album of the year. Working from a limited palate, merely keyboards and drum programming, CHVRCHES are able to put together a remarkably cohesive sound with subtle changes from track to track that provide textural and atmospheric interest while still smacking you left and right with some of the tastiest pop hooks.

Starting the album off with one of their initial singles "The Mother We Share" gets things off on the right now, Mayberry's soft burr keeping the bright, candy coated synths in check. The keyboards remind me a lot of early Knife singles, providing a jolt of major key brightness, while Mayberry's lyrics contrasting with a downbeat tone. The remainder of the track feels like the logical extension of The Knife's precision, M83's star-scraping grandeur, and Purity Ring's emotional heft.



And while the singles that have been released so far all included here, the deceptively bright revenge track "Gun,"



pounding synth workout "Lies,"



and epic synthpop ballad "Recover,"



they work well with the new tracks, and even sometimes are eclipsed by them. What makes The Bones Of What You Believe such a great pop record is that the band didn't rush to throw together a record that would have singles and some filler, but really thought about how all these tracks needed to work with each other for maximum effect.

Highlights of the record are the throbbing, electro track "Science/Vision" that builds into something quite spectacular,



brilliant dance track "We Sink" which again disguises bleak lyrics with a sunny synth pop base,



texturally complex "Lungs," and delicate electro ballad "Night Sky,"



Even the two tracks not sung by Mayberry add complexity to their sound. And while there appears to be a slight critical backlash against these tracks sung by keyboardist Martin Doherty, I have an affinity for his voice, which has a lonely, weighted quality that provides a nice contrast to Mayberry's distinctive vocals.

The Bones Of What You Believe is one of the most remarkably assured debuts in recent history. There is nothing new to the synthpop playbook necessarily, however, the band has an innate sense of how to put together tracks that feel as well worn as your favorite pair of old shoes, yet still somehow sound fresh and vital. This is amazing pop music, and should it not be on everyone's playlist, it will be a crying shame. Buy it now. Don't make me shame you.

Rating Scale:

Chilfos: masterpiece; coolest thing I've heard in ages.

Woof Daddy: excellent; just a hair away from being a masterpiece.

Grrrr: very good; will definitely be considered for my top releases of the year.

Yeah Daddy Make Me Want It: good; definitely invites further listens and piques one's interest for more material.

Meh: not horrible, but certainly not great; could have either been polished, trimmed, or re-thought.

Jeez Lady: what the hell happened? Just plain bad. They should hang their heads in shame and be forced to listen to Lady Gaga ad nauseam as penance.

Tragicistani: so bad, armed villagers with pitchforks and torches should run the artist out of the country for inflicting this abomination on the human race.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Jam of the Day: CHVRCHES - "Science/Visions"


Ominous and driving synthpop track from Scottish trio CHVRCHES; it is utterly beguiling.

New: Coldplay - "Atlas"


New Coldplay track for the upcoming Hunger Games' movie, Catching Fire.



Videos of the Week


Here are the videos that summed up the week for me:



New video from Empire of the Sun finds the space pirates trekking around LA.



Singing and dancing food takes the spotlight in this video.



Trippy clip from TV on the Radio.



Gorgeous song and video from Jon Hopkins and Natasha Khan (aka Bat for Lashes).



Stunning black and white clip from New Hampshire post-black metal band Vattnet Viskar.

Moby - The Perfect Life (with Wayne Coyne) from Moby on Vimeo.


Utterly bizzare video from Moby and Wayne Coyne (NSFW).


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Jam of the Day: Frank B - "Chain of Fools"


Scottish producer Frank B released this track last year, but is now coming out with its official release. This is a slick house track with some amazing vocal cut ups. The bass line will get your butt moving.