Tuesday, November 25, 2014
From his brilliant 4-track EP entitled Beautiful, Wonderful, Sad Boy producer/DJ Micke Berlander, AKA Yung Gud, releases this amazingly nuanced track. At only 18 years old, this producer has some serious chops along the lines of Clams Casino. Expect big things from this guy.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Coming across like the bastard child of Foals and the electronic side of Radiohead, London quartet Zola Blood know their way expertly around some evocative, down-tempo electronica.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Very rough week here that I am glad is almost done with. Here are the videos that brought me back to reality:
NSFW clip from Arca for the title track to his brilliant debut record.
Dizzee Rascal as a ninja master in this entertaining clip.
Intense performance clip from Desperate Journalist.
This clip from Belle and Sebastian tells a story in three chapters, with the viewer getting more of the story each time.
Blonde Redhead's lovely track gets a video showing a rainy day in Manhattan.
Surreal clip for this delicate track from Angel Olsen.
Evocative clip from Iceage that is slightly NSFW.
Haunting video from post-hardcore act Pianos Become Teeth.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
From the Lorde curated soundtrack for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, this collaboration between Major Lazer and Ariana Grande is a kick-ass track.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I don't normally post tracks this old ("Thrown" was released in 2012) as my Jam of the Day, however, I only just discovered it, and it is one of the most gorgeous techno tracks I have heard in awhile. The synth-strings alone make you want to weep. Kiasmos is the duo of Ólafur Arnalds & Janus Rasmussen.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Enigmatic London duo Sylas have already won the approval of Brian Eno, and it is no wonder. "Hollow" is a breathtaking single; simultaneously abstract, frightening, beautiful, and haunting.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Cold front slams into Atlanta last night. Here are the videos this week that warmed my cold feet up:
Tongue in cheek video making fun of Taylor Swift's dating persona.
Gorgeous clip from Kindness and Robyn, featuring simple portraits of their families and friends. It is quite touching.
The band WATERS performs their song in a parking lot while frontman Van Pierszalowski wanders through LA's skeezy Pink Motel while weird things go on.
Hypnotic and strange clip from ambient artist Tim Woulfe.
Gorgeous animated clip from Field Report.
Amazing abstract clip for this haunting track from Clark.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Jackson Phillips, formerly of Carousel, has broken out on his own as Day Wave. Here is his first single, the jangly and bouncy new-wave influenced cut "Nothing At All."
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding deal with imploding relationships in this clip for their track "Outside," off of Harris' latest record Motion.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sneaky track from Knife Party starts out as your usual electro banger, builds up to a huge release, then pulls the rug out by throwing down a trap beat. Pretty slick and sick.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
More gorgeous synthpop from the British duo, featuring help from White Sea. This track is the first listen from their upcoming record Maximum Entropy.
Friday, November 7, 2014
It's Friday, and here are the videos that saddled up for the week:
Lorde works her witchy hands dance magic in this clip for her song on the Hunger Games soundtrack.
Simple, yet effective black and white clip for up and coming London singer Billie Black.
Gorgeously shot clip for Hundred Waters.
Metronomy get back to nature in this interesting clip.
Wild Beasts are exposed to different elements and these are their real reactions in this quasi-science experiment cum music video.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
From her Hunger Games curated soundtrack, Lorde releases this video for her track "Yellow Flicker Beat," which finds her performing the track in a variety of different locations utilizing her idiosyncratic dance moves.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Nineteen year old London singer Billie Black's voice straddles the line between jazz, R&B, and pop and belies her young age. She puts that voice up against some Jame Blake-ian UK bass sounds in this intoxicating single. Her first release EP 000100 is out now.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Chvrches releases their track from the Lorde curated soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1.