10/23/2014

Chvrches - "Under the Tide" (Official Video)



Chvrches have shared the video for "Under the Tide", taken from their excellent debut The Bones of What You Believe. Directed by Sing J. Lee, it's a trippy space journey featuring Martin Doherty singing in between anime footage.

Beverly - “Yale’s Life” (Official Video)



Over the summer, Drew Citron’s indie-pop project Beverly (which started out as a duo with Frankie Rose) released the bright, engaging debut album Careers. After making videos for “Honey Do” and “Out On A Ride” and “All The Things,” they’ve got a new clip for the slow and stately “Yale’s Life.” In the video, we see Citron and her bandmates playing onstage and, for some reason, doing carpentry, as director Jim Larson gives them glamorous ’80s lighting and films them in ecstatic slo-mo, lending the whole affair a seedy, dreamlike feel.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Kelly" (Official Video)



New York indie pop outfit the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have shared the video for "Kelly" from their recent album Days of Abandon. Directed by Art Boonparn, it's a performance clip shot in vibrant, warm colors. The song is sung by Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow.

Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - “Brando” (Official Video)



The enigmatic experimental music master and human myth Scott Walker just teamed up with drone-metal wraiths Sunn O))) to release an uncompromising collaborative album called Soused. And now the choreographer Gisèle Vienne has made a “short film” to accompany its opening track, the berserk nine-minute meditation “Brando.” The icily precise, cryptic video is full of near-motionless dancing and ominous tracking shots through fog-enshrouded forests. The French writer and actress Catherine Robbe-Grillet makes an appearance. Watch this strange, intense piece of work.

Lone - “Restless City” (Official Video)



Lone’s Reality Testing jam “Restless City” was released as a single this week with a remix by Head High as the B-side. To complement the single, the original “Restless City” how has an entertaining animated video by Ruff Mercy. It’s a real sensory overload, with imagery speeding in and out of the frame before you can wrap your mind around it. That makes it a good match for Matt Cutler’s brisk, brainy techno production. Even the dark-hued color palette is a perfect fit for music that casts such a dusky tone without compromising its playful spirit.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - “In The Heat Of The Moment” (Official Video)



Last week, Noel Gallagher announced the 2015 release of Chasing Yesterday, his second album with backing band High Flying Birds. That announcement included news that Chasing Yesterday will include a guest spot from Johnny Marr on the LP’s closing track “Mighty I”; it was also paired with the album’s first single, “In The Heat Of The Moment.” Today, Gallagher releases a video for that song.

Watch American Horror Story: Freak Show Take On Lana Del Rey



American Horror Story is taking a distinctly musical turn this season; we’ve already posted the show’s take on Fiona Apple’s “Criminal.” And as previously reported, last night’s episode featured Jessica Lange, a 65-year-old double Oscar winner, singing a Lana Del Rey song. The song in question turned out to be the Born To Die special-edition bonus track “Gods & Monsters.” And Lange took to the song like she was born to do it, cranking the vaudevillian-witch thing into overdrive.

Panda Bear - “Mr Noah” (Official Video)



Panda Bear has announced the details behind his new album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, and shared the album’s first official single. The first single is called “Mr Noah” and is accompanied by a video directed by AB/CD/CD and an EP (already on iTunes), which contains three b-sides: “Faces In The Crowd,” “Untying The Knot,” and “This Side Of Paradise.” 

CREDITS
Dir: AB/CD/CD
Hero Dog: Boycie
Production Co: http://www.partizan.com
Producer: Adam Farley
Production Manager: Jon Mealing
PA: Suzi Simms
Loc Manager: Thomas Gale
DoP: Olivier Cariou
1st AD: James Dyer
1at AC: Ahmet Husseyin
2nd AC: Louis O'Brien
Grip: Johnny Donne
DIT: Ashley Hicks
Steadicam: Thomas English
Jimmy Jib: Shaun Willis
Gaffer: Lee Parfitt
Art Director: Mikey Hollywood
Stylist: Joseph Crone
Hair & Make-up: Emily Bilverstone
Camera Co: Arri Media
Lighting Co: Panalux Lighting
Editor: Joce Hockings
Edit Co: Circus - www.thecircus.tv
Colourist: Matt Hare
Grading Co: Glassworks - http://www.glassworks.co.uk
VFX Co: Golden Sq - http://www.goldensq.com
VFX Producer: Luke Toyne

The Bug - “Mi Lost” (Feat. Miss Red) Official Video



The British producer the Bug released his all-over-the-place album Angels & Devils a little while ago, and after dropping his epic dystopian “Function / Void” video, he’s made a very different clip for “Mi Lost,” a collaboration with the Israeli dancehall artist Miss Red. This is a small, low-budget video, one that focuses entirely on Miss Red and on smeary in-camera effects. Directors Aviya Wyse and Daniel Tsukahira filmed the clip in Miss Red’s Haifa City hometown.

Honeyblood - “Choker” (Official Video)



Over the summer, the Scottish duo Honeyblood released a wonderfully incisive and hooky self-titled ’90s-style fuzz-rock debut album. It’s one of those albums that gets better every time I hear it. They’ve just made a video for “Choker,” a pointed song about falling in love with someone you can’t trust. The Tardo/Williams-directed video turns them into noir heroines, which is a good look for them.

Peaking Lights - “Everyone And Us” (Official Video)



Hazy dub-pop duo Peaking Lights released their Cosmic Logic album a couple of weeks ago, and now they’ve made a video for the sunny, fizzy single “Everyone And Us.” Robbie Simon directed the clip, which appears to be made mostly from animated construction-paper cutouts and photos of Peaking Lights. It’s a piece of goofy homemade psychedelia, and you can watch.

Low Pros - “100 Bottles” (Feat. Travi$ Scott) Video (NSFW-ish)



Earlier this year, A-Trak and Virginia rap producer Lex Luger teamed up to form Low Pros, a duo whose music fuses both definitions of the term “trap music.” On “100 Bottles,” they teamed up with Travi$ Scott, a young Houston rapper and producer who’s all unstable energy and thus perfect for a sound like theirs. In the track’s new video, Scott (or a broken-down robot version of him, anyway) wanders a glitched-out CGI vision of a futuristic Japanese metropolis. It’s all very Lawnmower Man. There’s a quick glimpse of some decidedly inorganic boobs, so proceed with caution. Nate Brown and Gustavo Torres direct.

10/22/2014

Public Access TV - “In The Mirror” (Official Video)



Ex-Be Your Own Pet member and longtime rock sideman John Eatherly’s Public Access TV already gave us one fun video for “Rebounder.” Now here’s another freewheeling clip for the upbeat Strokes-meets-Free Energy pop-rocker “In The Mirror.” In keeping with the song’s heavy Cars influence, it finds them driving around in a car, apparently having a blast. “In The Mirror” is definitely an appropriate tune to blare on the stereo in that situation.

The Coathangers - “Drive” (Official Video)



Atlanta punks the Coathangers have put out a video for “Drive,” a track from their fourth full-length album, Suck My Shirt, that came out earlier this year. The video follows around two adorable plush dolls who seem like they’re star-crossed lovers. The dolls accompany the band on tour and pop up in all sorts of different locations — the beach, a wine shop, on a train, in a church. It’s all really cute!

The Head And The Heart - “Let’s Be Still” (Official Video)



The Head And The Heart have shared an elaborate video for “Let’s Be Still,” a song off of their album from last year that shares the same name. It starts with a man waking up because of some tortured dreams, follows him (and a cute puppy) as they make their way to a field, where they meet up with their lover and travel in some hot air balloons. Apparently, the video was inspired by Mary Poppins, but I’m getting more of a Moonrise Kingdom for adults vibe. It’s a very pretty and pastoral video, and you can watch.

The New "Marcel The Shell" Video From Jenny Slate Is Ridiculously Cute



Comedian Jenny Slate and her husband, director Dean Fleischer-Camp, have released a new Marcel The Shell With Shoes On video, and as one’d expect, it’s ridiculously cute. This one’s called “The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been,” which is also the title for the couple’s Marcel-themed children’s book out this week. This is the third video in the Marcel series and the first we’ve seen of the shell with sneakers since 2011.

The video teaches us a lot about the little guy, like how Marcel protects himself in a rain storm and what his favorite saying is: “Life’s a party, rock your body.” Also, poor little Marcel has allergies.

S - “Vampires” (Official Video) + Stream "Cool Choices"



“Vampires,” the excellent lead single from Jenn Ghetto’s excellent S album Cool Choices, now has an excellent music video. Directed by Finch Wolfe, it stars Tacocat bassist Bree McKenna as a woman nervously going out in public after a breakup — coping with changes around the house, dealing with judgment from friends, hoping she won’t see her ex. The old haunt McKenna anxiously wanders into happens to be hosting an S concert, so Ghetto and her band make an appearance.


Dej Loaf - “Try Me (Remix)” (Feat. Remy Ma & Ty Dolla $ign) & “Bird Call” (Official Video)



Detroit rapper Dej Loaf has had a breakout year, and this week she reiterated her status as an MC on the rise with updates to two of her biggest hits. Breakthrough “Try Me” blends chirpy, poppy sing-song that verges on cartoonish with the cold-hearted pulse and dead-eyed threats of Chicago drill music. On the new remix, Ty Dolla $ign and the recently released Remy Ma show up to lend their own melodic verses over a DDS beat that sounds like an ice palace with subwoofers installed. Meanwhile “Bird Call,” a DJ Whoo Kid production on which Dej outright raps (and raps well!), gets an official video shot by Dan The Man at Eminem’s Shade45 Studios in New York. It’s pretty barebones as music videos go, but the song is well worth your time.