It’s Labor Day here in the U.S. so most of the awesome music we publish today we’ll be non-US-based, in fact I might even just leave it with this Frightened Rabbit video.
This marks the fourth post we’ve done on “State Hospital” and the fifth it’s been mentioned if you count our post on their other new EP track “Wedding Gloves”, but this time around it’s a gorgeous acoustic live session filmed on the remote Scottish island of Skye before a show there earlier this year.
Their State Hospital EP is out on September 24th, but keep yourself warm with the live video below.
Just like the sparse and thumping “Ima Read”, “W8WTF” is also barely there and makes way for echoing space and his gradually warping rhymes. The video is reminiscent of the artwork for The Weeknd’s album “House Of Balloons”, which I think I’ll go and listen to again.
Check out the video below along with a couple of remixes from Brenmar and Rizzla.
I love it when crazy-fun, indie pop groups put out something acoustic. It’s like they’re whispering softly into my ear, “Hey baby, let’s get personal.” That is exactly how I felt when I heard The Royal Concept’s Black and White Session of “In The End.”
The track is off their self titled debut EP, which came out in June. It’s a great reminder that there are real musicians behind the music that inspired all those hipster dance battles I was mixed up in all summer. Tickle that ivory and tell me you’re mine.
So…..this exists, and the world is a better place for it. A Japanese language version of Chairlift’s “I Belong In Your Arms”.
Now, I don’t speak Japanese other than Hello and Goodbye, and Kamikaze, but Caroline Polachek’s Japanese in this perfect. She may speak it, or maybe she just learned it for this song/video, but either way it’s sick. And obviously since the Japanese are weird, it’s got a weird visual accompaniment behind the band, from ladders with capes to an airport in the sky.
You’d think it was Halloween with all the songs about ghosts that we’ve been posting in the last week or so.
Now it’s The Presets’ turn for their track “Ghosts”, that if you haven’t heard yet then the video below will have you hitting replay again and again, plus the video is pretty sick, too. There are zero bellyflops, though, if that’s what you’re holding out for.
Astronauts, etc. aka Anthony Farrar, has just released a video for his latest single “You Can Yell.” The 21-year-old Berkeley student blew up the blogosphere earlier this month with the release of “Mystery Colors,” a hauntingly electronic tune with similarities to artists like Bon Iver, Beach House and Grizzly Bear. His soft vocals and wistful melodies relax your brain and melt away your tensions like a good illegal drug. The kind that should be legal.
“You Can Yell” takes you on a cosmic journey through the simplicities of human life and experiences of the past. I’m pretty sure the video was shot on an old VHS camcorder but I’m not sure how video creator, Ben Smith, got that into space. Astronauts, etc. releases his first EP, Supermelodic, on September 8th and it’s probably going to be pretty melodic. And awesome.
Whose bright idea was it to film Yeasayer’s new video for “Longevity” inside a church? The house of God is no place for the demonic vocals and brain shaking beat of this awesome track. Have we learned nothing from our friends Pussy Riot?
In the video, the band sets up to put on one HELL of a performance. Literally. As the song booms along, front man Chris Keating ages faster then Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis in Beetlejuice. It’s both groovy and compelling just like the record it hails from. “Longevity” is off their latest album Fragrant World, which is out now.
It’s been a couple of years since Everything Everything dropped their stellar debut EP Schoolin’ and subsequent debut LP Man Alive, and now the band are ready to infect the shit out of your brains again like one of those dodgy grubs that burrow into your skull when you go swimming in rivers in Thailand.
Their new album Arc won’t see the light of day until January 14th next year, but they have given us the first taste of music from the album in the form of the skittish, electronically-charged rock/scissors/rock “Cough Cough”, like The Futureheads covering Egyptian Hip-Hop.
“Cough Cough” will be released as the first single from the album on October 14th and below you can watch its video and stream its MP3. If you only do nine things today, make sure it’s hitting that play button below repeatedly.
In about 45 minutes I’ll be taking myself to see this man live for the first time, so this is a nice little send-off before I get on the road.
The start of the video for “Duquesne Whistle”, the first single from Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest, is upbeat and lighthearted, but that quickly changes. You’ll learn two things from watching it: Don’t be a stalker, and Bob Dylan has THE most bad-ass entourage on the planet.
Tempest is released on September 11th and below you can watch the new video via Rolling Stone.