Music Video

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The name Chloe Locarro may sound familiar to you here, as she’s photographed a handful of shows for us on these very pages. So I’m very proud and honored to premiere a short film that Chloe has made to the music of Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin’s fantastic track “Fly By Wire.”

It’s a lovely piece, and it gets an even lovelier visual memory thanks to the creative mind of Chloe. The video captures the essence of the song, captured lost love and youthful timelessness. It’s so good that it’s hard to believe its not the official video for the band, because it really should be. It’s one of my favorite music videos of the year, without question.

You can enjoy the film below, which is posted below (along with some production photos of the video, graciously provided by Chloe and her team)

Fly By Wire from Suspension Productions on Vimeo.
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[music video]: The Dø – Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy

By Will Oliver, October 29th 2014

The Do

The Franco-Finish duo known as The Dø are gearing up the release of their new album Shake Shook Shaken on January 26, 2015, via their own label Siamese Squids.

They’ve recently released a colorful music video for album single “Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy.” It’s a shimmering feel-good slice of synth-pop with big vocals from singer Olivia Merilahti. The track’s video was directed by Noel Paul and sees the duo hanging out near an airstrip with some big planes.

Check it out below.
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[music video]: Adult Jazz – Am Gone

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2014

Adult Jazz

If you’re not familiar with Adult Jazz’s terrific debut album Gist Is, you’ve slept on one of the best albums of the year.

One of the first songs that was shared from the album was the multi-layered and colorful offering “Am Gone.” It’s just gotten an official music video, directed in black and white by director Samuel Travis, and starring Suren Seneviratne who is walking around outside trapped in the confines of gallows.

The video features a powerful artistic vision, fitting for a band that is really pushing the boundaries of music to exciting levels.

Check out the video below, as well as the bands CMJ show dates next week, which will mark their U.S. live debut.
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Music Video Premiere: Honey Wild – Home

By Will Oliver, October 10th 2014 — with 1 comment

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Photo by Talia Green

Brooklyn’s Honey Wild will release their new self-titled EP on October 14 via Shorewave Records. Today, we have the honor of premiering the music video for “Home,” a track off of the EP.

The video itself was shot at the Bushwick house of the label’s very own Chris Leo Palermino, and features the band playing a dazzling live performance of “Home.” The track features delightful 60s vibe that fans of Mac DeMarco should certainly appreciate. Get your exclusive first watch of the video (which was made by Brooklyn’s Yellow House Pictures) below.
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Jessie Ware – Want Your Feeling (Live at the Barbican)

By Will Oliver, September 12th 2014

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Jessie Ware’s new album Tough Love is sounding like it’s going to be a strong follow-up to Devotion. At least based on the strength of “Say You Love Me” and “Tough Love.”

“Want Your Feeling” is the most recent cut shared from the album, and it’s actually a collaboration that Ware did with Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange). It’s a golden pop-song with a soulful core, with the fingerprints of Hynes all over the place. Throw in production from James Ford (of Simian Mobile Disco and producer of most of Arctic Monkeys stuff) and you got quite a team credited on the track.

Check out the live video of the song that was recorded as her performance at the Barbican in London. It’s posted below.
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Moonface – City Wrecker

By Will Oliver, September 4th 2014

Moonface

Former Wolf Parade man Spencer Krug will release a new EP called City Wrecker under his Moonface moniker on September 16 via Jagjaguwar. Apparently it’s the last set of tunes that Krug made in his temporary home in Helsinki, Finland.

He’s released a black and white clip for first single “City Wrecker,” which is a pretty piano-based ballad showing a gentle side of Krug. It’s a touching and powerful effort, one that shows that this man has some pretty incredible range all over the musical spectrum.

Watch the video below.
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Action Bronson – Easy Rider

By Will Oliver, September 4th 2014

Action Bronson

Queens rapper Action Bronson will return with his new album Mr. Wonderful this fall. If the rest of the album is as ridiculously awesome as first single “Easy Rider,” then we may be looking at one of the best rap albums of the year.

“Easy Rider” grooves off a crisp psychedelic-influenced sample of a 1974 song called “Adımız Miskindir Bizim” from Turkish artist Mazhar Ve Fuat. Bronson delivers a memorable flow that calls to mind a bit of Ghostface. It’s produced by Party Supplies, who is certainly earning his pay on this song, which is just fire.

Watch the equally awesome music video for “Easy Rider,” which naturally, is an ode to Easy Rider.

Owl John – Red Hand

By Will Oliver, September 4th 2014

Owl John

When Scott Hutchison isn’t singing lead vocals for Frightened Rabbit, he’s releasing his own solo music under the guise Owl John. In August he released his self-titled debut album via Atlantic Records.

The record’s single “Red Hand” is a more polished off version of Hutchison’s work with Frightened Rabbit, but it’s a good look for the Scottish singer. He sounds confident and assured over the well produced track, which soars towards the great heights that you come to expect from Hutchinson.

Check out the song below via it’s official music video, which was directed by Storme Whitby-Grubb & Charles Gibson.
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Band To Watch: Kate Boy

By Will Oliver, September 3rd 2014

Kate Boy

Kate Boy started in 2011 when Kate Akhurst moved from Australia to Stockhold, Sweden, looking for a change of pace for her music. It was there that she met producers Markus Dextegen and Hampus Nordgren, and Kate Boy was founded. Soon after, they started releasing music together, grabbing the attention of the music world instantly with successful electro-pop singles “Northern Lights,” “The Way We Are,” and “In Your Eyes.”

Earlier in the summer they came back with their biggest moment yet, the juggernaut pop monster that is “Self Control.” Everything that we love about pop songs is packed into its wonderful world of throbbing synths, pop hooks, and confident delivery. I’ve had this bad boy on repeat all day, and I bet you’ll be doing the same in no time.

You can stream the studio version, as well as the new live version that they just released as a video. Both are posted below.
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