PIXX Listen to new single “Waterslides” with video
Taken from debut album, The Age Of Anxiety
Out June 2nd 2017 on 4AD / Rhythmethod
“A genuinely smart, intriguingly playful set that both presses all the right Big Pop buttons and sounds decidedly off-centre.” Uncut 8/10
“Dazzling and infectious.” Dork ****
Pixx – the alter ego of Hannah Rodgers – has released a new song, ‘Waterslides’, from her forthcoming debut album, The Age Of Anxiety.
A spiralling pop song, its accompanying video fuses a lo-fi aesthetic with the ultra-modern; the synthetic and the natural. Filmed in the futuristic city scape of Bilbao, directors Alice Clingan and Louis Milner explain the premise behind its visual companion. “The lyrics to ‘Waterslides’ are inspired by a dream Hannah had, isolated on a waterpark in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by emotionless suited figures. We tried to make the video in keeping with the surreal and lonely imagery that inspired the song.”
Independent singer songwriter and New Zealander, Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape. Working with the bare essentials and crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Everyone from India Arie (“Louis Baker, you sing my soul,”) to the international music community (BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk) have shown love for what he is, and has become.
Today, Baker shares his new single “Addict”, the follow up to his previous single “Gave It All Away”, which was picked up by BBC 6 Music, Australian Double J, and featured on Red Bull Music’s 20 before 17 list.
Today Strand of Oaks shares a brand new video for “Everything.” Animated by fellow musician Chad VanGaalen, the colorful, immersive, and illustrative world in the visual accompaniment for “Everything” follows a chaotic narrative, employing psychedelic effects while utilizing everyday imagery.
The track comes from Hard Love, Tim Showalter’s fifth LP under the moniker Strand of Oaks. Recording during much-needed downtime following the release of Heal, Hard Love is a record with influences culled from Creation Records, Trojan dub compilations, and Jane’s Addiction. Hard Love is available now via Dead Oceans.
In addition to releasing today’s video, Strand of Oaks will also be playing a string of North American tour dates, including several festival stops. Full list of dates can be found below.
She-Devils Share Video For ‘Hey Boy’
She-Devils out May 19 via Secretly Canadian.
She-Devils are aware of some future truth that the rest of us aren’t privy to. – NME
“intimate, dusty hybrid pop that searches for cosmic meaning in vintage sounds” – The FADER
“She-Devils…are creating a new way forward for tape looping. The group…dive into the souls of the samples they use, possessing them and finding otherworldly new emotions.” – Pitchfork
“She-Devils evoked the ’70s and ’80s electro-punk minimalism of Suicide and Soft Cell with an austere but riveting presentation.” – Chicago Tribune
A week ahead of the release of their eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album, She-Devils are pleased to share the new video for ‘Hey Boy’. The duo directed the video themselves, as with all their videos, and this focused vision creates a style that is very much in tune with the song. Bright and bombastic colours influenced by the art of Yayoi Kusama, 90s kids TV and 60s ye-ye music videos (a la Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg in Comic Strip).
‘THE SYSTEM ONLY DREAMS IN TOTAL DARKNESS’ UNVEILED
The National – Photo Credit – Graham MacIndoe
The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast– to be released on September 8th on 4AD via Rhythmethod. Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond. Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order today at americanmary.com and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.
The National debuts the track ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’, in this Casey Reas directed video.