Thursday, June 21, 2012

MP3: John Maus - "Bennington"

"I love those fucking eyes."

So we've always loved John Maus' unreleased song "Bennington" for the obvious reason that we ourselves are rad ladies who matriculated at Bennington College... and harbor fantastical delusions of such songs being written about us. Then today we saw this hilarious post over on Ad Hoc declaring the official release of this song - and other rarities - on Ribbon Music. Awesome shit.

Whaaat! It sounds so much better than the shitty quality of the old recording. Pre-order the album here!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

VIDEO: Beach House - "Lazuli"

Beach House's first video off their new album Bloom is for track #3 "Lazuli." The song itself is beautifully languid with delicate, sprawling vocals and climbing melodies. The video depicts various vignettes, including a young girl in front of TV noise dancing as if possessed, a la Ghostbusters/Poltergeist/Lynch.
And the Harmony Korine one with the kid walking around is actually sort of sweet, and the visual effects therein are drool worthy.

This is a beautiful song and while it's a cool video, it's not nearly as lovable as the track. 

VIDEO: My Dry Wet Mess - "Etcetera"

My Dry Wet Mess' new video for "Etcetera" is a psychedelic trip. Directed by visual artist Martin Allais, it mixes animated and "real" imagery. Childhood figures and a nostalgic color aesthetic give the video an ultimately creepy, powerful vibe. Like a cross between a nightmare you just remembered having when you were 5, and a Patrick Daughters video. And the ending, although the audio is rather out of sync, is probably the most poignant part.

My Dry Wet Mess - "Etcetera"

File under "it's awesome," and "just had to diggit."

Monday, April 23, 2012

VIDEO: Liars - "No. 1 Against the Rush"

The new Liars video for "No. 1 Against the Rush" is creepy and gorgeous. Directed by Todd Cole, the video follows a shlubby Michael Caine lookalike around the city, offing mems of the band in his dry cleaning van. Liars have a history of making exceptional music videos and this one is no different:

Friday, April 13, 2012

MP3: Class Actress - "Weekend"

Bring On The Weekend.

This Sept 2011 throwback is the only thing that's going to get us through this Friday afternoon. Well, that and the video:


Thursday, March 29, 2012

VIDEO: Frankie Rose - "Night Swim"

Let Me Go Oh Oh
Frankie Rose's new video for the song "Night Swim," off her recent release Interstellar, is enchanting:

Directed by writer/filmmaker Laurel Parmet.

Really we just wanted an excuse to post this song, which is one of our favorite off this album. (Second only to "Had We Had It.")

Can you lay me ouuuttt.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

VIDEO: The Shoes - "Time To Dance"

Shitsane Gyllenhaal Styles

The new music video from France's the Shoes for "Time To Dance" is batshit crazy awesome.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen - "Dream Baby Dream"

Keep the fire burning.
Have you seen Bruce Springsteen's live version of Suicide's 1977 song "Keep Your Dreams"?? It's the best thing ever. I want to make love with it, have babies with it, and live forever in the exact split second that I found out it exists.

[Thank you, Arthur P.]

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

MP3: Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem - "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire"

Liberate Your Lutes
There is rarely anything about Jim Jarmusch that I don't envy. His flawless record of indie films such as Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Dead Man, Coffee and Cigarettes... speaks volumes to his impeccable style. I mean, look at that fucking haircut - it's perfection in its most unflinching, eccentric form.

Only slightly lesser known are his musical talents. (Insert obligatory joke about David Lynch here.) Many may know him as vocalist/keyboardist of 80's No Wave group the Del-Byzanteens (yes that IS John Lurie on sax). On the soundtrack to his 2009 film The Limits of Control - watch it, if you haven't already - Jarmusch performs as one third of Bad Rabbit. The band formed solely for the purpose of recording 4 ambient metal jams for the soundtrack which is one of the best contemporary movie soundtracks ever compiled. Seriously, it just does not quit. Much to our shagrin, however, we were unable to find any further Bad Rabbit material, though search we did - day and fucking night. Thus, left behind is an unquenchable thirst that can only be identified as the ever-painful longing for more guitar-heavy psychedelic rock delivered at the hands of one Mr. James Jarmusch. *dry sob*

Until now? Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity is not Jarmusch's first collaboration with Dutch lute-master Jozef Van Wissem, but it certainly is the most exciting. As you'll find below, this record may potentially serve to moisten even our most parched, impoverished orifices of desire for what once was so beauteous about Bad Rabbit, and all that is awesome about Jim Jarmusch... and the lute.

Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem - "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire"

Much rumored is Jarmusch's inevitable move towards a solo project. But there's no point in breaking our own hearts for nothing. So, til then, Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity is set to be released February 28 on Important Records.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

VIDEO: Family Portrait - "Never Should've Been There"

Yeah You Know That We're All Dreamers
Family Portrait have a friggin' awesome new video out for their song "Never Should've Been There" off their 2011 release Family Portrait LP (Underwater Peoples):

Sigh. Isn't (lead singer Evan) Brody dreamy?? Directed by Alice Goldsmith and Blair Waters, the whimsical video is super reminiscent of one of our favorite music vids of all time - "Kim & Jessie" by M83.

Also, speaking of reminiscing, remember that old gem of FamPo performing this very tune in a Bruar Falls extended jam sesh way back in November 2009, filmed by none other than your very blogvideators PIXELHORSE?? Watch here. And then get the song off their bandcamp or the whole album here.