Friday, August 29, 2014
Happy Friday and Happy Labor Day Weekend! Here are the videos that got me through the week:
Charli XCX looks like she's having fun breaking the rules in this video.
This rather somber Coldplay track gets a goofy video treatment.
Trippy video from Bear In Heaven.
Single shot video that adds a sinister element to an already hypnotic, moody track.
Things get progressively weird in this clip from Usher.
Grimes' Rihanna-rejected track gets an over-the-top video treatment.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
In honor of the upcoming release of Interpol's brilliant new record El Pintor, here is the lead off track "All The Rage Back Home," which starts off deceptively calm before erupting into a prototypical Interpol barn burner.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
No longer going under the band name I Blame Coco, Eliot Sumner, daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler, is now releasing music under her own name. The title track to her new EP is a pulsating rocker with subtle electronic flourishes, and is catchy as hell.
Röyksopp and Robyn hit the Tonight Show to perform their single "Do It Again." It contains lots of lasers, lights, weird masks, and Robyn dancing like a pixie on crack.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Mysterious production duo 18+ from LA (isn't every production duo from LA "mysterious" these days?) so far have dropped three mixtapes. Their latest, Mixtap3, is a bizarre mix of future R7B, avant hip-hop, and electronica, as if Tricky's Pre-Millennial Tension was distilled down to a skeletal core. It's a difficult listen at times but bears fruit after multiple listens. Standout track "Crow" pulses with a dark energy, its minimal beats and almost obnoxious crow sample push the track forward while the male and female voices go back and forth in an drugged out cadence. It's a strange track, but oddly captivating.
Let's get this Friday started right, here are some videos that spanked my ass and called me Judy this week:
Gorgeous, sci-fi freak out video from Röyksopp & Robyn.
Interesting take on the lyric video in this collaboration between Rustie and rapper Danny Brown.
Post-hardcore band Frameworks enjoy destroying a car in this frantic clip.
Basement Jaxx video shows a colorful, aquatic animated world.
Intense clip from Big Ups.
Provocative and intriguing clip from murky duo 18+.
Decidedly low-fi and goofy video from Arcade Fire.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Probably the most mainstream song she has recorded, "Say You Love Me," from Jessie Ware's upcoming second record Tough Love, is testament to her wide ranging talent. Co-written with Ed Sheeran, this is Jessie Ware at her most radio-ready. Ware is a huge talent and hopefully will see her career take off with this record.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Adam Bainbridge, who records under the moniker Kindess, returns with his follow up to 2012's World, You Need a Change of Mind. Otherness will be out on October 13 and features guests like Robyn, Blood Orange's Dev Hynes, and others. The first track we get to hear from Otherness is the slinky "World Restart", which features Kelela and Ade.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Majid Jordan, the Canadian production duo of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, are signed to Drake and Noah "40" Shebib's record label OVO Sound. Their atmospheric work, such as single "A Place Like This," fits nicely within that after-hours comedown aesthetic.
It's Friday! Videos dammit!
Azealia Banks in some Mad Max-esque adventures in this stylish clip.
Lush, synthpop track from Vaults gets an eerie video treatment based on medieval "dance of death" paintings.
Bear In Heaven's latest video focuses on late night escapades in NYC.
This delicate track from UK shoegaze act The Fauns gets an appropriately atmospheric video.
Haunting images highlight this stark clip for HANAH's gorgeous single.
Starting off with a literal interpretation of the song title, this clip from Suno Deko takes an interesting turn halfway through.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Kiasmos, a collaboration between Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen, release this gorgeous electronic track that is a master class in build and release.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Nothing like a nice, quiet week. These videos made it even better:
Simple, yet gorgeous video from Lana Del Rey.
Sleek, intense black and white clip for BANKS.
Experimental clip for experimental rap outfit clipping.
Extremely NSFW video for this spacey track from Aussie trio Movement. It is about as NSFW as you can get. Did I mention it was NSFW?
Stark song from Karen O's upcoming solo record receives the underwater video treatment.
Gorgeous track from Real Estate has the band members traipsing around Mexico City in this clip.
Extremely fun sorority based clip from Janelle Monae.