Whatever happened to good old fashioned jam-sessions and chilled acoustic music? It’s all over at Watch Listen Tell. Watch Listen Tell, based in England, records bands performing acoustic versions of their songs. From names like Bombay Bicycle Club, Lucy Rose, Two Door Cinema Club and Young the Giant, they will easily soak up hours of […]
Gus Péwés short film, This Vacuum is Too Loud [watch below], won the Hammer to Nail Short Film Contest in June 2012. Reviewer Michael Tully notes: ‘Made while a freshman undergraduate, Péwé’s film is a super-duper example of a class assignment made on a tiny budget that has something many professionally produced films at more widely heralded film schools are often missing: a truly distinct voice’. Péwé also has started making music videos. Here’s one for the singer Mac Demarco.
Simone Felice is from upstate New York. He is an author, poet, songwriter and a survivor of two very near death experiences. He often sings about drugs, prostitutes, guns, whiskey and war, all delivered with his expressive and soulfoul voice. I love his intensity and the rhythm in his songwriting. This is a great video […]
This video by The Ritual Project with music by The Album Leaf is two years old, but periodically I go back into my bookmarks to watch these guys hand-painting advertisements on the sides of buildings New York.
Lucy Dyson is a Berlin-based artist, music video director and animator. Dyson uses cutouts from vintage magazines to make films that are unique, fun and wonderfully nostalgic.
Black Mekon are a partial mystery. It appears to be two men (or one, or three?) who give away very little information other than tall tales regarding their origin and a wealth of interesting music videos online. Shying away from the usual baggage that comes with being a band, Black Mekon would rather let their […]
The new single Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass will make you want to put on some short-shorts and go disco romping through your neighbor’s garden. !!! is the band you might actually want to be in: the groove is always fresh, and the party never ends. Their new album is out now on Warp Records.
We’re loving the new video from April Smith and the Great Picture Show — Terrible Things — which has been released to coincide with Halloween and features Smith grinding her dinner guests into next week’s leftovers. Haha! Sounds like fun.
Check out this new video by the excellent soul singer, Aloe Blacc. Very smooth, genuine and cool music from this California native. I Need A Dollar is the theme to the HBO series How to Make it in America and is now on heavy rotation everyday before I go to work.
In New York City, hip-hop and graffiti run as tight as Wu and Tang. Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren’s new music video for Got the Fever celebrates this hallowed union in glossy HD. Directed by rising photographer Tom Gould, the video catches the city’s finest street artists bombing landmarks across the boroughs. It’s also a beautiful […]
This video here makes me happy for several reasons: the tune is great, the boys are cute, the vocals and the groove are really my thing, and the video, directed by Lucinda Schreiber and Beatrice Pegard, simply rocks. It was shot frame by frame, then re-shot using over 2,000 printed pieces of paper.
This brings me back to my youth-defying authority days, when skipping school and rolling my skirt up a few inches was a must. Now that I’ve grown out of that phase, I keep my acts of defiance to eating junk food, oversleeping, and blasting this song in my car while politely yelling at everyone to […]