Lake Lustre’s beguiling track Shoplifter takes me through a journey of many earths. I feel enchanted. With eyes closed, I begin to twirl, surrounded by cherry blossoms. Then, when the voice enters the song, I am catapulted back in my room, sweetly content to just lie and listen. This is very clearly a keyhole into […]
The collective creative genius that is Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn are back with more of their animated pop trickery, featuring an ever-expanding cast of characters and a narrative that offers more twists than you could throw a monkey at.
Directed by Benjamin Hoste, the stop motion animation clip for LA art-rock trio, The Happy Hollows, is accentuated by a barrage of random shapes, a matted water color palate and the occasional splatter of paint. We’re giving away a Happy Hollows prize pack featuring a copy of their debut album, Spells, a t-shirt, 7″ vinyl, […]
For the video for their latest single, This Must Be It, Norwegian uber-producers Röyksopp ditched the futuristic stylings and went back to their … ah … roots. Or at least, the roots of a motley collection of tribal dancers. Interesting.
The Wooden Birds’ first album, Magnolia, is out on Barsuk Records. Fans of the AmAnSet will recognize Andrew Kenny’s voice and songwriting immediately, but the arrangements on Magnolia are more vocal and percussion heavy than anything he’s done before. Full of guitar-top drumming and beautiful harmonies, and anchored by Kenny’s percolating, vibey bass, Magnolia rolls […]
Having collaborated over the years with the likes of Amanda Lepore, Larry Tee, Boy George, and David Lachapelle, Cazwell’s fun mix of electrified dance music and old school hip hop embodies the same spirit of goofball experimentation that has been the hallmark of artists like M.I.A., Neneh Cherry, Eminem and Deee-lite. All of which is […]
Andy Dixon, aka Secret Mommy, pieces together glitched-out dance tracks often out of unusual field recordings. His album, Very Rec, is a danceable sound collage, focusing completely on making beats out of animal sounds, laughing children, grunting weight-lifters, people playing tennis, and other unusual sample sources while eschewing the emo-ish vocals he sometimes includes in […]
In School of Seven Bells’ music, a human element lurks behind a veil of technology and noise. Toby Holbrooks’ video for the Brooklyn trio’s single, Half Asleep, follows suit, depicting twin vocalists, Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, as earthbound beauties, while complicating their image through sped-up film, gauzy overlays, and brightly colored, weather-like disturbances. The clip […]
This is the first video from the debut LP of Melbournites Little Red. Witchdoctor has a fantastic old school feel, with its barbershop vocals and 60s pop sensibilities and collar-shirted young men. It’s funny how a video featuring beautifully delinquent young women appeals to the small part of me that is still somewhat wholesome. I’m […]