Kane StrangView Post releases music video for My Smile Is Extinct
Two Hearts and No Brain album release June 30th on Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod
Fresh off the back of a successful series of gigs, showcases and press days across the UK and EU, Kane Strang returns home for the launch of his sophomore album, Two Hearts and No Brain on Dead Oceans and launches a brand new music video for latest single My Smile Is Extinct, that has held the number one spot at NZ Alternative Radio for three weeks.
Once again, Kane has collaborated with Christchurch based film-maker Julian Vares
(Nadia Reid, Fazerdaze, Doprah) to create the new music video, resulting in a colourful glittery kaleidoscope extravaganza that charmingly belies the song’s narrative. Shot on location in one of New Zealand’s traditional Scottish halls complementing the sardonic and dry humour of Kane and his lyrics.
Today, Kevin Morby shares the title track off his forthcoming record, City Music (out 6/16 on Dead Oceans / Rhythmethod). The song nearly hits the 7-minute mark and challenges what fans may have come to expect from Kevin. The song builds like a slowly accelerating subway train, as does this deeply impressionistic video, directed by Christopher Good. The video stars Kevin and actress Tipper Newton, and features cameos from friends Rodrigo Amarante, Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), Matt Johnson, Kim Schifino (Matt & Kim). “It’s a rare song for me in that it’s more about the guitar than the lyrics,” explains Morby, “So when it came time to write lyrics, I wanted to make something as relatable and simple as possible to conjure up the feeling of being elated by a city’s beautiful mania.”Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
SLOWDIVE – SLOWDIVE
OUT MAY 5TH VIA DEAD OCEANS / RHYTHMETHOD
UK shoegaze pioneers Slowdive are pleased to announce their self-titled fourth album, out May 5th via Dead Oceans, and the beautifully understated new single, “Sugar For The Pill,” which follows the release of “Star Roving.”
City Music is the new album by Kevin Morby, which will be released June 16th via Dead Oceans. Full of listless wanderlust, it’s a collection inspired by and devoted to the metropolitan experience across America and beyond by a songwriter cast from his own mold. As he puts it: “It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me.” Continue reading →
Today, Strand Of Oaks premieres the video for “Cry,” the confessional crux of their “rock ’n’ roll masterpiece” (Salon) ‘Hard Love.’ Directed by Brody Bernheisel, the video serves as an intimate portrait of Tim Showalter’s relationship with his wife Susan Showalter — rife with struggle and laughter, letdowns and reconciliation. Continue reading →
“Strang has a gift for pulling diamonds from the rough” – Pitchfork
Kane Strang has unveiled the official video for his new single, “Oh So You’re Off I See,” via FLOOD. The video was filmed over one day in Central Otago in Strang’s home country of New Zealand. The location was chosen for its natural environment and big, industrial man-made structures. It shares the same contrasting elements as the video. Different colors and cuts of glass were used to create a distorted effect that, combined with the surrounding landscape, achieved a strange, moving collage. Additional performance footage was shot the night before at the band’s practice space in Dunedin, the Attic. Continue reading →