The Tins have released a great new video for Young Blame EP offering “If You Want To Navigate.”
The black and white video was made by Armenian fans of The Tins, who shot a freddie mercury look-a-like who takes his talents into the street along with a white cat. It’s a great watch, and premiered last week on Entertainment Weekly.
Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has announced the quick follow-up to his debut album Lysandre, which came out early last year. The new album is called A New Testament, and that’s it’s album art posted above. It’s out on September 30 via Turnstile Music. John Anderson, Danny Eisenberg, and Darren Weiss, all of whom played with Owens in Girls, have featured contributions on the album.
“Nothing More Than Everything To Me” is the first single to be shared from the record, and it’s a country inspired rock tune with Owens now signature songwriting sound. It’s a lot more upbeat that almost anything heard on Lysandre, which may please some fans.
If you haven’t already, check out the simple but dazzling video for album track “No Werewolf.” It doesn’t seem like much at first, but you won’t be able to look away from the art that Mikhail Sadovnikov has created. The track itself is a sunny instrumental that would be perfect for a long walk on a beach.
Alvvays’ self-titled debut album has emerged as one of the most pleasant delights of 2014, serving as the soundtrack of my summer as of late. One of the standouts is the charming “Archie, Marry Me”, a song that’s becoming one of my most listened to of the year.
The band have released a simple but enjoyable video for the single that does the job just fine. It was directed by Gavin Keen & Allison Johnston, and can be watched below. Read the rest of this entry »
Foxygen had a wild 2013, one that most people will remember for all the drama that the band endured. Unfortunately all that seemed to overshadow the fact that they released We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, an album that landed on my best albums of 2013 list.
I assumed it would be a while before we heard new music from the guys, but that’s far from the case. They’ve announced that they got a new album on the way, and it’s an epic. It’s called …And Star Power and features 24-tracks, running at a lengthy 82-minutes. Wow. Read the rest of this entry »
Real Estate make the sort of songs that have a timeless feel to it, especially on their wonderful new album Atlas, which has been one of my favorite ones of the year.
“Had To Hear” is one of the best tracks off of Atlas, and it’s music video perfectly captures its mindset. It’s a simple video featuring the band on tour in Mexico City, exploring the city and playing a show. It’s directed by Richard Law, and can be found below. Read the rest of this entry »
This week young Chicago rockers Twin Peaks released their sophomore album Wild Onion this week via Grand Jury Music. It’s a rock-sold album, one that you should be spinning right about now.
Next Wednesday night they bring the fun to New York City for a show at Mercury Lounge (with support from fellow Chicago natives The Lemons). Tickets are still available for the show (for now). Don’t miss this intimate showing at what is guaranteed to be a wild good time.
The Drums music video for current single “Magic Mountain” shows the band (now duo) having an enjoyable evening in the woods, showing some pyro-tendencies. There’s also an odd dedication to the late Elizabeth Taylor towards the end.
Interpol’s new album El Pintor will be released on September 9, and first single “All The Rage” got the full Interpol treatment, shot in black and white. Makes sense that singer/frontman Paul Banks co-directed the video with Sophia Peer.
I heard Interpol play the song at Governors Ball and was pretty satisfied with how it turned out. The recorded version lives up to that promise, and then some. It honestly may be one of my favorite Interpol songs of the new era.
Check out the “All The Rage Back Home” video below. I’ve also shared their upcoming U.S. dates for this fall, which includes two nights at Terminal 5 with Hundred Waters. Read the rest of this entry »
L.A. outfit Harriet have a new album on the way that is awesomely titled It’s Totally Cool I Wouldn’t Even Worry About It. They already shared the video for first single “Burbank”, and they’ve since followed that up with a video for new single “Ten Steps.”
The video has to be one of the best of the year to date. It features all kinds of choreographed dancing and some brilliant cinematography that begs other bands to step up their music video game up. Oh, it also helps that the song is killer good. It explores a very dance-funk area that just keeps grooving along with some perfectly placed vocals from Alex Casnoff. It’s super smooth and easy on the ears.