Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jam of the Day: Everything Everything - "Distant Past"

Quirky art pop from UK band Everything Everything. If you like Foals crossed with a little of Radiohead's sonic experimentation, you will like this track.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jam of the Day: EASTGHOST - "D'vocean"

Gorgeous track from producer EASTGHOST that moves from chillout to the dance floor with surprising ease.

Videos of the Week

Another stressful week over with, and here are the videos that were a needed distraction:

Gorgeously shot sports themed clip from Jean-Michel Jarre and M83.

Great song from Tove Lo gets a slick video.

Black and white performance clip from the sleek R&B duo Homme.

Another black and white clip that gets a blast of psychedelic color towards the end.

Shura provides an aliens as social misfits video to accompany her latest single.

Haunting clip from Tinashe.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jam of the Day: BATTS - "Morals"

Australian duo consisting of Melbourne’s Tanya Batt and Birmingham’s Ficci have released this dreamy and evocative track that is the perfect mixture of striking vocals and subdued electronics.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jam of the Day: Jaakko Eino Kalevi - "Double Talk"

Languid and dreamy track from Norwegian singer/producer Jaakko Eino Kalevi.

Videos of the Week

Welcome to the weekend! Here are some awesome videos from this week:

Candy colored mess of a video from Madonna.

Fairly literal video from Death Cab For Cutie has Ben Gibbard directing a sight-seeing bus full of tourists.

Drunk EMTs try to help two gas leak victims in this heavy clip from Father John Misty.

Jessy Lanza performs her song alone in a parking lot with two inflatable wind dancers.

The members of Alpine look like they are having fun in this simple clip.

Languid clip from Jaakko Eino Kalevi.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New: La Bagatelle Magique (Robyn with Markus Jägerstedt and Christian Falk) ft. Maluca - "Love Is Free"

Robyn previews the first track from her project La Bagatelle Magique.

Jam of the Day: I'lls - "Let Me Have Just One"

There is something slightly menacing about this skeletal garage-influenced electronic track from Melbourne trio I'lls. Singer Simon Lam's haunting falsetto winds its way through the minimal beats and cold synths.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jam of the Day: Namie Amuro - "Golden Touch"

Considered the Madonna of Japan, Namie Amuro is not well known over here in the States, but this single from her first English language album might just change all that. This is a killer summer jam.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jam of the Day: Galimatias & Alina Baraz - "Show Me"

Sumptuous and languorous track from Danish producer Galimatias and LA singer Alina Baraz. Their entire EP Urban Flora is stunningly gorgeous.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Videos of the Week

Happy Friday y'all! Here are some videos to catapult you into the weekend:

Stunning clip for this emotionally wrenching track from Bjork.

Interesting take on the lyric video with the words from the song being projected onto the body of dancers in this clip from Hudson Mohawke.

Sleek electro-pop track from Empress Of gets an editing effects heavy video.

No Joy's clip for this track features a storyline about a magical pile of garbage. Yes, it is strange.

This is exactly what you would expect from a collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks.

Public Access T.V.'s clip for "All We Want" looks like one of those old b-roll footage clips that would show up on MTV's 120 Minutes.

Interesting video from Mew, which was made using fan submitted clips of themselves lip synching the track.

Jam of the Day: Little Boots - "Working Girl"

Sleek electro-pop track from Little Boots. It is the title track from her upcoming record which is being released on her own label. Her sound sort of positions herself midway between artists like Kylie Minogue and Roisin Murphy. It's a pretty amazing track.

Happy 20th Anniversary: Bjork - Post

For me, Bjork's album Post was the album where she really found her voice and took off from there. It goes off in a hundred directions and styles, but always sounds cohesive. It also contains my favorite song from her, "Hyperballad," which is simply sublime. And if you ever get the chance to hear her sing this live, you will be in for a treat.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jam of the Day: Chløë Black - "Professional"

Influenced by the Luc Besson movie, this cinematic track from Chløë Black hits all the right marks, coming across like a femme fatale Lana Del Rey.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jam of the Day: HEALTH - "Stonefist"

Surprisingly pop leaning track from noise merchants HEALTH. The vocals are pushed way up front and you can understand all the words sung. Of course, it is still HEALTH, so it is very sinister sounding pop song. The single is off their upcoming album Death Magic, which is now one of my most eagerly anticipated releases.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jam of the Day: Bosco - "ROSENWOOD/Pour the Whiskey"

Originally from my hometown, Savannah, Georgia, singer Bosco now resides in Brooklyn via a short tenure in Atlanta. This dense track comes off her debut EP BOY, and sounds a little like Aaliyah fronting NIN or Tricky. I am looking forward to more from this interesting new artist.

Video: Björk - "Black Lake"

Intense ten minute clip from Björk.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jam of the Day: What So Not ft. George Maple - "Gemini"

Made before the departure of Flume, this is the final collaboration between Flume and Emoh, a.k.a. What So Not. It's a dreamy, downtempo track featuring the impeccable vocals of George Maple.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jam of the Day: Crookers ft. Jeremih - "I Just Can't"

This slamming track is my summer jam.

Videos of the Week

Slamming track from Crookers gets a bizarre video.

Stunningly shot clip for this intense track from Braids.

The members of Blur become part of an animated video game in this infectiously fun clip.

Class Actress as a femme fatale in this brooding clip.

Haunting video from Holly Herndon as she wanders an alien landscape in a space suit.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jam of the Day: Lakker - "Pylon"

Intense track from electronic duo Lakker. Wait for the drop at about the 4 minute mark.

Monday, June 1, 2015