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.