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“Daytime disco” duo Poolside has got some serious fans, because stop-motion music videos don’t come easy. But that’s exactly what director Alexander Familian created to go with “Next to You,” taken from Poolside’s debut album Pacific Standard Time, available via Day & Night Recordings. Check out the offbeat video about a plug looking for its outlet-soulmate below.
Portugal. The Man has cranked out another music video for the Danger Mouse-produced Evil Friends album, soon to be released on June 4th via Atlantic Records. No story in this David Vincent Wolf-directed vid… just jarring black-and-white visuals of the lead band members blinking and making weird facial gestures at the camera. But add some with weird graphic effects like missing frames and slow motion, and you get a vid that looks like messed up gifs on a site that won’t load fast enough. You Tumblr people definitely know what I’m talking about, right? Enjoy the trippy vid below.
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 “Ascension,” a track off his 2011 full-length Dive, available via Ghostly International.
Bonus: Also check out his remix of Ulrich Schnauss’ “I Take Comfort in Your Ignorance” as well below.
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 “Alleyways” in the band’s distinctive black and white style and you can watch them below. Enjoy.
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 through bad reality TV and sex tapes and stuff. When asked what is happening in the video, John Gourley replied “I think the treatment read ‘A Day In The Life’.” Following on from the fantastic title track, “Purple Yellow Red and Blue” is the second single taken from Evil Friends, Portugal. The Man’s forthcoming Danger Mouse-produced album due out June 4th via Atlantic Records. Watch the Noel Paul & Stefan Moore-directed video below and then watch it again and again. :)
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.
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 attempts to develop the KV cred are always worthwhile. The seventy minute, eleven track wonder from Philadelphia’s finest is something that I had been waiting for with anticipation. 2010’s Smoke Ring For My Halo was a magical, awe-inspiring, album that, stopped everyone in their tracks, had they heard it. Vile instantly created himself an identity and following of musicians and dreamers alike who were left wanting more.
Wakin On A Pretty Daze presents a totally new language. The sense of absence from Smoke Ring is now a sense of maturity, and the hard work that Vile commits himself to. He has risen the standards for what rock music strives to be and should be; transcendent and unnerving.
Get the album now via Matador, then watch Vile introduce you “Never Run Away” and finally download the track for free here.
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 kids basking in suburbia below.
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, self and co-directed vid (with Greg Hunt), below.
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.