Tycho - Ascension (official video)
Are you guys into sexy, ambient electronic music that drips into your ears and floats through your brain? Or maybe sexy, scantily clad women wandering through the desert and psychedelic photo glares? Whatever floats your boat, San Fran artist Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) has got a new video for an old song to satisfy those late night drives. Watch the Charles Bergquist-directed video below for...
Alpine - Gasoline (official video)
“Gasoline” by Melbourne band Alpine gets a U.S. take on its music video and it is decidedly more cheerful than the original version. The groovy indie pop track is set to a fantastically edited and choreographed pastel-colored video which was directed by Emma Tomelty. Marvel at graceful and muscled human bodies bustin’ some impossible moves below and stay tuned for the North...
Crystal Fighters - You & I (official video)
“You & I” was my nomination for “Happiest Song of the Year,” but now I’m just trying not to associate it with (spoiler alert) trees and birds getting blown to bits. Elliot Sellers directs this twisted tragedy for British/Basque band Crystal Fighters’ latest single off of their second LP Cave Rave, to be released later this month on May 27th via Atlantic....
Fenech-Soler - Magnetic
Fenech-Soler goes down the rabbit hole in the mind/time-bending new video for “Magnetic,” the British synthpop heroes’ comeback single which precedes their forthcoming sophomore album “Rituals. Directed by Luke Bellis, the video follows an Alice in Wonderland narrative, with a puzzled Ben Duffy being followed by a malicious-looking, Frank-like rabbit in several...
Reptile Youth - Fear (Official Video)
The always awesome, turbo-charged Copenhagen discopunk duo Reptile Youth shared new video for their infectiously catchy and oh-so-delicious track “Fear,” the final take-off from their self titled debut LP (out now via hfn music). Directed by Narvi Creative, the black and white video stars Icelandic model Kolfinna Kristófersdóttir. Watch it below.
Austra - Home (official video)
Austra have just unveiled the first video from their new album. “Home” is taken from their forthcoming full-length Olympia, the follow-up to 2011’s excellent debut Feel It Break, which is due for release on June 18th via Paper Bag/Domino. The video was directed by Noel Paul & Stefan Moore of That Go. Watch it now.
Empire of the Sun - Alive (official video)
Empire of the Sun have finally unveiled their video for “Alive” after teasing us with the track’s audio a couple of weeks ago. The song stems from their forthcoming sophomore album, due out on June 18th via Astralwerks. Watch it below.
The Neighbourhood - "Afraid," "Flawless" &...
Los Angeles indie stars (and my biggest band crush) The Neighbourhood recently released videos for not one, not two, but three addictive tracks from their absolutely stunning debut album I Love You which came out just last week on Columbia. Regular collaborators Daniel Iglesias and Zack Sekuler spawned moody car ride visualette videos for “Afraid,” ” Flawless” and...
Taken By Trees - Only You (Official Video)
Victoria Bergsman mesmerizes once again with her utterly unique and sweet voice and lullaby-like soothing melodies in her latest single “Only You,” and its accompanying new video. Directed by Armen Harootun, the video features the Swedish songstress singing blindfolded around several mid-makeout couples. Harootun says, “To me the idea of the video came from the resistance of another...
Vitalic - Fade Away (Official Video)
Techno/electronic maverick Vitalic dropped the crime-thriller-like cinematic video for “Fade Away,” the second single taken from Rave Age, featuring vocals by Shitdisco’s Joe Reeves. Produced by Solab Pictures and directed by Romain Chassaing, the fantastic video features a bunch of ruthless professional killers in a chase for a supposedly illegal suitcase. There are multiple...
Two Door Cinema Club - Handshake (Official Video)
Irisih trio Two Door Cinema Club are back with another creative clip, this time for the standout Beacon track “Handshake.” The Sam Pilling-directed video sees a butcher decapitating band members Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday and Kevin Baird to use their still-living heads as bowling balls. After “Sleep Alone,” “Sun” and “Next Year,”...
Portugal. The Man - Purple Yellow Red and Blue...
Premiered last week, “Purple Yellow Red and Blue,” Portugal. The Man’s gloriously upbeat and wonderfully evil new single, featuring HAIM sisters Este and Danielle on vocals, was easily the most exciting music news in a while, and now, the magnificent track has a trippy, insane clip which seems to be drawing inspiration from born-celebrity tabloid media stars who have risen to success...
Bloodgroup - Fall (Official Video)
Start your week right with the beautiful new video for Iceland four-piece Bloodgroup’s “Fall,” the anthemic first single from their third album Tracing Echoes. Directed by Eilifur Thrastarson for SNARK, the video looks like a dark, rather sinister reinterpretation of Peter Pan and his Lost Boys’ adventures in Never Land to me (but of course, that’s just me...
Is Tropical - Dancing Anymore (official video)
“Dancing Anymore” is the much-anticipated first single to stem from Is Tropical’s forthcoming sophomore album I’m Leaving, which comes out May 20th via Kitsuné Records. Megaforce, the French directors foursome behind the brilliant video that was Is Tropical’s 2011 hit “The Greeks,” once again direct and definitely do not disappoint. NSFW!
Club 8 - Stop Taking My Time (Official Video)
Last month, Swedish electronic duo Club 8 released new single “Stop Taking My Time,” the synth-drenched first taste of their forthcoming eigth stuido album, Above The City. Teaming up with Andil Dahl, Club 8 collaborators Johan Angergård and Karolina Komstedt made a stylish video with a simple concept for the enticing first single which features the duo as silhouetted figures and...
Portugal. The Man - Purple Yellow Red and Blue
Portugal. The Man is rampin’ up their sound in lieu of their forthcoming Danger Mouse-produced album Evil Friends, to be released on June 4th via Atlantic Records. Listen to their lately released, gloriously upbeat and sassy single “Purple Yellow Red and Blue” below.
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
It goes without saying that any double album, takes some sort of commitment to lay back and immerse into. But then again, any artist who has the nerve to release such work, deserves a heap of respect for their mutual commitment and balls for going against the grain of the old three minute roundabout. Kurt Vile’s Wakin on a Pretty Daze, is a monumental record that proves that rigorous...
Flume - More Than You Thought
Aussie DJ/producer Flume is garnering quite the following for his debut album, released last year via Future Classic, and now his sounds are finally paired with images. This hip hop beat infused track gets some sweet, trippy graphics that are worth full-screening for in this music video directed by Toby & Pete. Yeah, I actually have no idea why the whole floating lady in a cape thing, but it...
Haerts - Wings (Official Video)
Electropop outfit HAERTS have released what looks like a montage of VHS samples of stuff you recorded on your mom’s videocam when you were 5, except more gracefully edited together. Honestly though, Emily Kai Bock has composed a beautiful video to go with HAERTS’ achingly pretty, mildly downtempo single “Wings,” released via Columbia. Get a load of chilling vocals and...
Empire of the Sun - Alive
After an epic enigmatic album trailer and weeks of teasing, Empire of the Sun finally gave us “Alive,” the anthemic first taste of their upcoming second album Ice On The Dune. The new single, which you can get now as a free download on iTunes when you pre-order the second full-length, is a stadium-sized, joyous tribute to the power of love, driven by Nick Littlemore’s hallmark...
Urban Cone - Searching For Silence (Official...
We’ve alerted you about Urban Cone for several times before and just when we thought it wasn’t possible to love this Swedish synthpop five piece more, they gave us the new video for “Searching For Silence,” the thumping body-mover taken from their unapologetically good debut LP Our Youth (out now via Universal Music Sweden). Watch the video below and have a listen at...
James Yuill - Turn Yourself Around (Official...
James Yuill released the video for “Turn Yourself Around,” the eurotechno-infused first single off his recently released fifth full-length These Spirits (was out March 25th through The Happy Biscuit Club). Directed by Alex Emslie and featuring Daniel Taylor, the brilliant video is a modern tribute to Albert Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus.” Turn Yourself Around EP was...
Cat Power - Manhattan
Noooo, Cat Power, you’re not helping! I went to New York City over spring break, and if I wasn’t nostalgic about that crazy cosmopolitan city already (which I was), I would be now (so make that a thousand times more so). Crazy antics throughout streets of NYC ensue, set to one of my favorite songs off of Sun, released via Matador. Watch the delightful Chan Marshall in the beautiful,...
Still Corners - Berlin Lovers (official video)
London dreampop duo Still Corners have just released a video for their new single “Berlin Lovers.” The track is taken from their forthcoming third album Strange Pleasures, which comes out on May 7th via Sub Pop. The video was directed by Christian Sorensen Hansen. Watch it below, and then grab the track for the price of an email in the embedded widget afterwards.
Annie Mac presents: Foals Mini Mix
Treat yourselves to a 5-minute classic disco/house extravaganza delivered by Foals keyboardist Edwin Congreave for the Mini Mix segment of Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. You can check out the tracklisting below and download the mix on SoundCloud. Tracklisting 01. The Good Men - Give It Up 02. Kindness - Gee Up (Cosmic Kids edit) 03. Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby 04. Chaz...
Depeche Mode - Soothe My Soul
Depeche Mode have released a dark but stylish video for “Soothe My Soul,” the second single from their thirteenth (!) studio album Delta Machine. The black and white video was directed by Warren Fu. Delta Machine is now available worldwide via Columbia Records.
HUMANS - Wicked Games (feat. Tristan Orchard)...
If you like electonically inclined indie dance music, then be sure to listen to HUMANS. Based in East Vancouver, mighty talented friends Robbie Slade (lead vocals, guitar, synthesizer, sampler) and Peter Ricq (synthesizer/sampler, groovebox, vocoder, backup vocals) are a self-described “dynamic live indie electronic pop act in the vein of LCD Soundsystem, Jamie xx and Junior Boys.”...
SWIM - Creeper (official video)
London-based new wave two-piece SWIM have just released a video for their second single “Creeper”—their first, “Ride,” came out three months ago)—and it’s been playing on a loop in our office all morning long. The track was produced by autoKratz’s David Cox and the video was directed by Josh Lawson for Gosh Damn Films. No release date yet, but you should be...
Passion Pit - Cry Like A Ghost (official video)
Passion Pit have just released yet another great video from their stellar sophomoric album Gossamer. This time, it’s “Cry Like A Ghost” that gets the video treatment from the director duo DANIELS, and just like the rest of their work (which can be seen here), it’s nothing short of genius. Watch it below, and don’t miss the making-of afterwards.
Say Lou Lou - Julian
The Australian/Swedish sister duo Say Lou Lou,who previously mesmerized us with their debut single “Maybe You,” are back with a brand new one titled “Julian.” They are unleashing the single on May 6th through their newly formed label À Deux, and it will be bundled with remixes from Dan Lissvik, Martin Dubka, Monsieur Adi and Checan. Stream the track below.
Sigur Rós - Brennisteinn
In case you missed it, Sigur Rós have released a video for their new single “Brennisteinn.” The track stems from their forthcoming seventh studio album Kveikur—their first as a trio with the recent departure of Kjartan Sveinsson—which comes out on June 16 via XL Recordings. The video was directed by Andrew Huang. And in case you were wondering, “Brennisteinn” means...
Feathers - Land of the Innocent (official video)
Austin four-piece Feathers, who have been getting some hype from playing with the likes of Washed Out and Robyn on top of performing at this year’s SXSW festival, have been readying their debut album If All Now Here for the past year and that album will see the light of day on April 15th. We dig them, and we’re sure you’ll jump on the bandwagon too after watching the Allie...
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege (official video)
The first official video from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s fourth album Mosquito has surfaced. Watch the video for “Sacrilege,” directed by the Megaforce collective, below. Mosquito comes out on April 15th via Interscope Records.
Tomorrow We Move to Hawaii - Still Life
Tomorrow We Move to Hawaii is an Oslo-based chillwave electro duo, composed of Eyvind Brox and Marianne Stranger, that has caught our attention recently. Though they’ve been making music for a couple of years in Europe, they’re relatively unknown to us here in the Western hemisphere. Austin-based label Red Eye Transit is trying to change that; they released the band’s debut EP...
Bloodgroup - Tracing Echoes
Last week, Icelandic electronic pop quartet Bloodgroup released their third album Tracing Echoes, via Sugarcane Recordings,and it has been playing on repeat on our stereo ever since. Undoubtedly their best to date, but more impressively, one of the best albums of 2013. Period. Don’t believe us? They’ve made 8 of the 10 tracks from the album streamable. Press play, sit back and...
Vampire Weekend - "Step," "Diane Young" & "Ya Hey"
Not one, not two, but three new songs by Vampire Weekend have hit the internet since last week and it would be a crime not to share them here. Indie-pop crew played new songs from their long-awaited Contra (2010) follow-up Modern Vampires of the City (whose title and May 7 release were first announced in the New York Times Classifieds) at SXSW last week, including “Unbelievers,”...
Mt. Wolf - Shapeshift (Official Video)
South London four-piece Mt. Wolf have shared the video for “Shapeshift,” the dreamy second taste of their forthcoming Hypolight EP. We have a lot of love for this talented foursome for how wonderfully they combine electronic and folk elements to give us these ethereal, blissful soundscapes. Shot in high-contrast monochrome, the sophisticated minimalist video is directed by Paul...
Nadine Shah - Dreary Town (Official Video)
Following last year’s critically acclaimed, Ben Hillier-produced debut EP Aching Bones, Nadine Shah announced second EP titled “Dreary Town” and shared the heavy, hypnotic and emotionally intense title track with its Matthew Barton-directed equally dark and romantic visuals. Shot at Shah’s brother Karim’s flat and starring her real-life friends alongside actor...
Skaters - I Wanna Dance (But I Don't Know How)...
We are super-stoked to finally share with you the latest video for Skaters’ explosive single “I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How).” Brooklyn-based self-classified plasma punk trio have released the Danilo Parra-directed video earlier this month to celebrate the new Chinese Year as well as their recent signing to Warner Bros Records. The April 9th release of the I Wanna...
Chlöe Howl - I Wish I Could Tell You
Time for our weekly Chlöe Howl-update. After two high-energy videos for her hit singles “Rumour” and “No Strings,” London pop songstress rounded up the video trilogy for her debut EP Rumour (download for free on her website) with the new video for sensual third single “I Wish I Could Tell You.” The video is very similar in aesthetics to the first two in the...
Donora - Float Away
Pittsburgh indie pop trio Donora have just shared the video for their new single “Float Away.” The track is taken from their 5-track Play Nice EP, now available via Rostrum Records, and the cute video was directed by Thom Glunt.
Arlissa - Sticks & Stones
Half German, half American but raised in South London, Arlissa is an exciting up-and-coming artist that was recently picked up by London Records/Roc Nation. After the release of her debut single “Hard to Love Somebody” at the end of last year, the 19 year-old is back with an even better track titled “Sticks & Stones.” Expect her debut full-length later this year, and...
Soldout - 94
Belgian electropop duo Soldout have just released a video for their infectious single “94.” The track, which has been playing repeatedly on our stereo since last weekend, is taken from their third album More—their first since 2008’s Cuts—that is now available via Flatcat Recordings. Delphine Lehericey directed the video.
Frank's Daughter - Fall Fully Backwards (Official...
“Fall Fully Backwards” is the lead track and the debut single off London experimental/electronica duo Frank’s Daughter’s forthcoming debut studio album The Sound of a Heart Unravelling (out in May, via Immure Productions). Released in both an album and a single version, the track is gloriously haunting with wailing synths, driving drums, and Frank’s crooning,...
The Strokes - All the Time (official video)
The Strokes have just released a video, made out from old footage of different stages of their career, for their new single “All the Time.” The track is taken from their forthcoming fifth full-length Comedown Machine which comes out on March 25th via RCA Records. Watch the clip below.
Devendra Banhart - Mala
There are many many reasons for why I am currently obsessed with Devendra Banhart, but that’s more of a personal issue than one which permits me to rant about the greatness of his new album, Mala. However, I am going to do so anyway. According to my listening history, this week I have played Mala thirteen times. Its medicinal qualities are quite something. Since 2009’s What Will We Be,...
Copacabana Club - Love Is Over
We fell in love with Brazilian indie tropical band Copacabana Club back in 2010 when SXSW featured their single “Just Do It” on their YouTube Channel, and that lead to us getting their fantastic debut full-length Tropical Splash (you can still stream it in full here) when it came out a year later. Last night, our part-time collaborator Natasha tipped us that they’ve just...
Chlöe Howl - No Strings (Official Video)
It’s only been a week since London songstress Chlöe Howl’s debut video for first single “Rumour” has taken over the internet on her birthday, but the now-18-year-old freckley red head is already back with her video for her second single “No Strings.” The new video is not very different from her first; a more (and very) stylish Chlöe gives the camera the same...