Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Out To Lunch

I'm off to Toronto Canada to celebrate the wedding of my friends Ziad and Zilla, posts will be few and far between until I return next week. Enjoy the holiday weekend and with it the end of summer! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Video: TV On The Radio – “Million Miles”

After debuting new material in the form of “Mercy” last month TV On The Radio share another song in the form of “Million Miles.” As reported the Brooklyn band don't plan to release an LP in the traditional sense, opting to instead just release singles until feel like doing otherwise. TVOTR’s  Kype Malone handles directing duties in the video featuring a disgruntled environmental activist/TV host-turned-drug evangelist.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Video: Mount Kimbie – “Home Recording”

Mount Kimbie dropped a new video earlier in the week for “Home Recording,” the duo most certainly refined their sound on the Cold Spring Fault Less Youth album, vocals took much more of a center stage then in the past drawing them comparisons to fellow countrymen James Blake at times. Kai Campos, one half of the duo, said the band aimed to “create something that was bigger than the locations it was shot in” with the video. 

Listen/Download: Death Grips- "Birds"

The always controversial Death Grips shared a new called "Birds" which can be streamed and downloaded below. There is a little less bark in the vocal delivery on this one but still plenty of interesting noisy effects going on musically; overall I would say this slowed down take is different for the group but still uniquely them.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Listen: Glasser - "Shape"

Cameron Mesirow, aka Glasser hasn't released a new album since 2010’s first-class Ring, fans like myself had been wondering if there even would be a follow up so it came with some excitement this morning  was when a new track was shared alongside a release date for Ring’s follow up. "Shape" is  accompanied by a visual by Jonathan Turner, expect the LP to be out in October via True panther.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Listen: Captain Murphy - "Between Villains" Feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Viktor Vaughn,Thundercat

The latest installment of the Adult Swim Singles Series comes from FlyingLotus' rap alter-ego and personal favorite of mine Captain Murphy.  “Between Villians” sticks to the dark tone that was showcased on the Captain’s debute mixtapeEarl Sweatshirt DOOM alter-ego ViktorVaughn and Thundercat all make guest appearances. Stream the song below, and download it on Monday at Adult Swim's site.

Listen: Mo' Wax - "Urban Archaeology Kickstarter Mix"

Back in May we shared some video footage of Mo' Wax head honcho James Lavelle discussing the re-lanuch of the label and its 21 year anniversary. As reported the James and friends were planning an exhibition titled Urban Archaeology - which would then be turned into a book documenting the Mo’ Wax discography and story alongside a Kickstarter campaign to fund it all. The campaign easily reached its goal and the project is moving full steam ahead.  To celebrate James and Matthew Puffet released a special mix spanning the label’s history featuring tracks by Blackalicious, Hiroshi & Kudo, Innerzone Orchestra, Divine Styler, DJ Shadow, Unkle, Air, Nightmares On Wax, DJ Krush, Dr. Octagon, Liquid Liquid and many more clocking in at just under an hour and a half. 


UNKLE – Intro (Optional)
DJ Shadow - In/Flux
Air – Modulor Mix
Nightmares On Wax – A Nights Interlude
The Psychonauts – Circles
DJ Krush – Kemuri
UNKLE – Rabbit In Your Headlights (The Underdog Remix)
Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers
Blackalicious – Alphabet Aerobics
Liquid Liquid – Cavern 
DJ Shadow – Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
Sam Sever – What’s That Sound? (Main Cut)
Hiroshi & K.U.D.O feat. DJ Milo – Return Of The Original Art-Form
Rob D – Clubbed To Death (Kurayamino Variation)
Divine Styler – Directrix
La Funk Mob – Motor Bass Get Phunked Up (Electrofunk Remix by Ritchie Hawtin)
La Funk Mob – Motor Bass Get Phunked Up 
Innerzone Orchestra – Bug In The Bassbin
Innerzone Orchestra – Bug In The Bassbin (Jazz Mix)
UNKLE feat. Ian Brown – Reign (alternative version)
Rob D – Clubbed To Death (Peshay Remix)
UNKLE – In A State
DJ Shadow – Blood On The Motorway

Video: Childish Gambino – “Clapping For the Wrong Reasons” Feat. Flying lotus, Chance The Rapper, Trinidad Jame$ & more.

After teasing at such a project several weeks back  we now have the director’s cut of Childish Gambino’s 24-minute short film titled “Clapping For The Wrong Reasons” The short features  Donald himself, Chance The Rapper, Flying Lotus, Trinidad Jame$, and several other Gambino collaborators and friends . The film falls someplace in-between truth and fiction it would seem with parts functioning as a preview of sorts to new Gambino music while other moments seem to focus on scripted narrative about life, relationships, dreams and more. Things get pretty strange during the last third when Gambino pulls a tooth out of his nostril in a scene that wouldn't be out of place in a horror film. Weird stuff but well worth the watch if you are a fan and another interesting chapter from Glover’s creative repertoire.

Directed by Hiro Murai.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Video: These New Puritans – “Organ Eternal”

Willy Vanderperre handles directing duties on the latest video from U.K. band, These New Puritans.  “Organ Eternal” was a Field Of Reeds highlight for me and the video maintains that same polished feel and attention to the dramatic that the Puritans have consistently delivered with each release.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Video: Youth Lagoon – “Raspberry Cane”

Trevor Powers unleashed the latest set of visuals from 2013’s sophomore LP, Wondrous Bughouse. “Raspberry Cane” is a trippy animated affair filled with strange giant creatures that could call a Jim Henson production home, a perfect complement to the music; directed by Stephen McNally

Monday, August 12, 2013

Video: HAIM - "The Wire"

Two weeks back we shared the studio recording of L.A.'s sisterly trio, Haim's latest single, today brings us the video, whose narrative seems to be one of post-breakup independence. Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone makes an appearance…

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Video: The Underachievers - "Land Of the Lords"

Brainfeeder rappers the Underachievers team up with Kidsuper for a combination music video fashion lookbook in a bit of cross promotion that utilizes the duo’s choice cut “Land of the Lords” from their massive Indigoism mixtape, directed by Sean Phazes.

Listen: Jon Hopkins: "Breathe This Air" Featuring Purity Ring

Well this is a treat, Jon Hopkins has enlisted Purity Ring's Megan James to provide vocals for a alternate version of "Breathe This Air" from his Immunity LP, I say a treat because the tune was already by far my favorite tune on the album so this is just a bonus as far as I’m concerned. A limited-edition 12"will be available at Purity Ring and Hopkins' shows at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theater on August 27 and 28. (175 copies will be given away for free per night).

The 12" will also feature Hopkins' remix of Purity Ring's "Amenamy" making it a great little score if you manage to get one.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Listen: Delorean – “Destitute Time”

Spain’s Balearic-infused synth-poppers,  Delorean,  are gearing up to release their sophomore  album Apar on September 9th and following up lead single “Spirit” we have  a second tune from it to share with y’all today. .  “Destitute Time” is another slice of breezy effortless sunshine from a band that seems to live for the summer, check it below…

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Video: Kavinsky - "Odd Look"

Kavinsky saves the day in the video for “Odd Look” off his recently released debut LP, Outrun. This is some straight up 80’s action here and it’s something Kavinsky often calls out in his video’s and sound with great results, you have to love that it opens with the Frenchman’s biggest hit playing out of the Testarossa’s  speakers.

Video: Glass Candy – “Redheads Feel More Pain”

Johnny Jewel’s GlassCandy have shared the visuals for "Redheads Feel More Pain", one of their contributions to the recently released Italians Do It Better compilation After Dark 2. As pretty much is always the case with a Jewel related video the footage was captured by Alberto Rossini while the band was in Ibiza touring with the Chromatics.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Video: M83 - "Claudia Lewis"

Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and staring Lily Collins comes the latest video treat from M83’s Hurry Up We’re Dreaming LP. Dallas tells Vogue that the video for “Claudia Lewis” was inspired by the David Bowie-starring sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth.

BONUS: Behind the Scenes…

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Video: animal Collective - "Monkey Riches'

Animal Collective shared their latest video from 2012′s head trip, Centipede Hz . “Monkey Riches” is pretty much as odd of a video as the music that is it playing companion to; in the six minute clip director Jack Kubizne  shares the misadvebtures of a bedridden wizard played by actor Martin Pfefferkon.

Video: MGMT - "Your Life Is a Lie"

MGMT are gearing up to release their new self titled LP on September 17th and their first video from the record is up and live. The humorous "Your Life is a Lie" was directed by Tom Kuntz who’s own homepage made me chuckle with its intro audio.

I wasn't the biggest fan of the bands last lp but this single, although straightforward, is pretty fun.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Video: FKA Twigs – “Water Me”

U.K. singer Twigs, who recently changed her name to FKA Twigs at the request of an artist who shares the same name, has got a new tune and video out today by the name of “Water Me.” Like “How’s That” the song was co-written by Arca and sports a fantastically moody beat for the unique looking songstress to lay down her sultry vocals.  “Water Me” is taken from FKA Twigs' EP2 which will be released on the  9th of September 2013 via Young Turks. Jesse Kanda handles directing duties once again on the simple yet striking video…