This video for Business Casual, the new EP by We Are Scientists, is so cool. The broken images flipping across the screen are so atmospheric and old-school. The video just oozes nostalgia and classic cool. It makes me wish I could go back to the eighties and lounge on a beach somewhere with the band.
I discovered The Dead Pirates a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. Check out their music video for country/rock inspired track, Wood. The animation is outstanding and the black and white illustrations are created by French illustrator and band guitarist, Matthieu Bessudo (Mcbess). The pen and ink style has an old […]
Preston Reed, the legendary percussive guitarist who has influenced the likes of Kaki King, Andy McKee and the most watched guitarist from South Korea on YouTube, the young Sungha Jung, was invited to TED last year, where he performed. Reed invented this unique style where he uses his fingers, thumbs, fists and hands, which sounds […]
Murcof (aka Fernando Corona) had been around for some time in various electronic multimedia groups before emerging with his own debut album, Martes, in 2002. He’s signed to UK label Leaf, home of Four Tet, Susumu Yokota and Caribou, among others. I was lucky enough to meet him in a town called Sligo on the […]
These prosthetic body parts allow the wearer to create music with their body. The futuristic digital instruments are designed for dancers to wear as they move. The pieces are built as single, smooth prostheses that can attach or detach from the human body throughout a performance. Not only are the instruments eerie to behold, but […]
Belle and Sebastian’s latest album, The Third Eye, is a compilation of rarities and remixes from over the years. It’s an upbeat, eclectic romp through top-fan-picks from their last decade of music. So have a listen right here, courtesy of Rough Trade.
Fred Stobaugh didn’t know the first thing about how to write a song or upload a video to YouTube. But his raw emotion took control as he began to pen lyrics to a love song for his late wife, Lorraine. ‘After she passed away, I was just sitting in the front room one evening by myself, and it just came right to me almost. I just kept humming it and singing it. It just fit her’, Fred explained. [watch this moving video here]
Meet the Kitar. It’s a brilliant new invention in the world of electronic instruments which lets you change out necks with bodies on the fly. And with built-in effects, the Kitar evolves and changes as you switch it up. This new open source musical instrument is a great idea for those of you who just can’t sit still when […]
I met Keyoung when he sort of stumbled into my life in Amsterdam. On a mission to explore the globe with only a backpack full of clothes and the poems he’d written, he seemed to be searching for his place in the world, anywhere that might feel like home. Though he gave off the impression of being a […]
A night spent clicking deeper into the digital rabbit hole, clutching at fickle interactive works and embraced by ambient electronica, I discovered ICASEA. A British, Japanese and German collaborative, ICASEA music distribute crunchy and fragmented walls of distortion alongside lush and funky digital beats, all disseminated via digital delivery with occasional vinyl and cassette (yes, […]
This hauntingly beautiful and surreal track“Made For You by Niia is equally matched in mood and direction by director Tony Kaye (American History X). Inanimate, intense and kind of insane, Made For You is available on iTunes.
The music of production team Blue Sky Black Death (BSBD) stays in heavy rotation in my studio. They just dropped a deluxe version of the already incredible, atmospheric album NOIR. The re-issue includes live, alternate and screwed tracks along with three previously unreleased songs. Stream for free and support their art here.
Operating out of a nondescript storefront in Los Angeles’ increasingly mysterious Chinatown, KCHUNG is a radio station after my own heart. Sure, you can pick them up on 1630 AM if you happen to be within their four block broadcast radius, but most listeners tune in online and you should too. KCHUNG is based on […]
Can you even remember the last time you were totally floored by an album? Not a single, not a playlist, not a mashup – AN ALBUM. Well, if you’re like me and spend most of your time hop-scotching through an iTunes library, allow me to introduce you to Colin Stetson, the avant-garde saxophone juggernaut behind New […]
Waste Away is the first song on our new EP, High Gain. It’s probably one of my favorites because it’s very new. We wanted one more song for the record, so we wrote the basic idea very quickly and pretty much learned it in the studio. It’s about sitting around doing nothing and being fine […]