Monday, August 17, 2015

Video: Tame Impala – “Let It Happen”

Tame Impala shared a video for Currents cut "Let it Happen". The tune might be my overall favorite on the excellent record and the video captures the mood of the song quite well, although this is a radio edit which kind of bums be out since it is such a killer tune. The band team up with David Wilson to handle directing duties again for this frightening journey into one man’s mind.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Video: HEALTH – “Stonefist”

HEALTH have released a video for a radio edit of "Stonefist" off their new album Death Magic. I already shared the audio stream multiple times so you know how I feel about the song and band but just in case you missed it, or still need some convincing, maybe this clip will push you over the edge. Directed by NAKED FACES, “Stonefist” sees the band undergoing plastic surgery to both humorous and disastrous effect.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Video” Youth Lagoon – “Highway Patrol Stun Gun”

As previously reported Trevor Powers is gearing up to drop his latest LP, Savage Hills Ballroom on September 25th. Our second taste of the LP, and first video, comes in the form of “Highway Patrol Stun Gun.” The song was inspired by the hailstorm of police brutality that’s been on many peoples mind this last year and the isolation he feels living so far removed from it. Directed by Kendy Ty.

Video: Joanna Newsom – “Sapokanikan”

Joanna Newsom shared the first taste of her forthcoming LP, Divers today in the form of “Sapokanikan.” The Paul Thomas Anderson directed clip see’s Newsom walking the streets of NYC while singing her tale, day turning to night.

I’ve never really thought of Newsom’s albums as a series of singles, they are parts of a larger world that has to be experienced in its entirety to get the complete picture. Thats being said “Sapokanikan” has several movements in itself changing throughout and  steadily building up.  The song clocks in at just over 5 minutes but it actually feels longer as there is quite a lot to digest lyrically.

Divers is out on Drag City on October 23rd and along side Newsom herself the record features arrangements from Nico Muhly, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, and Ryan Francesconi.  Steve Albini is behind the boards again with Noah Georgeson.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Video: Clarence Clarity – “Will To Believe”

My man Clarence Clarity dropped a new video on us earlier this morning for NO NOW cut, “Will To Believe.” The clip was directed by Vinyl Williams and like the fantastic song keeps things jittery and jerky. There will be a follow up to the clip that is completely interactive but what that entails exactly and when it will drop are still a mystery to me.

NO NOW continues to be my favorite album of 2015, certainly the most adventurous; so if glitchy alternative R&B sounds like your thing, or perhaps you just want to hear something different, then  make sure to check the album out in full.