Spoon – release new face dissecting video

SPOON RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “DO I HAVE TO TALK YOU INTO IT” 

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Clearly it was time Lou Reed’s ‘No Money Down’ video was remade for the 21st century,” says Britt Daniel, adding, “We did the research, and it turns out 80 percent of our fan base is composed of graphic designers. This one’s for y’all.”

Set in the world of a YouTube Photoshop tutorial, Spoon have released what may be one of the most simple-yet-brilliant music videos of all time for Hot Thoughts standout single, “Do I Have To Talk You Into It.” We’re here to help break it down…

Step 1 – Hire Brook Linder, the mastermind behind recent Nine Inch Nails and Beck videos, to direct.  He explains the method behind the madness in today’s behind-the-scenes interview with Gizmodo, HERE

 

 

Step 2 – Take some captivating photos of the notoriously sharp Britt Daniel

Step 3 – Erase his eyeballs

 

Step 4 – Let your inner Picasso fly

 

Step 5 – Remove his skin (it’s almost Halloween after all)

 

Step 6 – Erase his face

 

Step 7 – Well… we can’t give everything away…

Recent live reviews can confirm the face-melting, actually happens in real life, sans Photoshop:

“Each song was everything it could possibly be… Few bands are as intuitively in-sync as Spoon. Exuding a meticulous yet ferocious energy, they made sure no one in the crowd forgot it” –San Francisco Weekly (Greek Theatre)

“A greatest hits show… there were no sleepers in this rapid fire rock set” –Billboard (Lollapalooza)

“[They] demonstrate how it’s possible to evolve and bring in fresh ideas while retaining the terse, melodic impulse of its vintage days” –Chicago Tribune (Lollapalooza)

“The perfect festival band” –Brooklyn Magazine (Panorama)

“The perfect way to end an incredible weekend of music” –American Songwriter (Forecastle)

Spoon’s ninth album, the Dave Fridmann-produced Hot Thoughts, came out to a cavalcade of critical ecstasy in March, and has sustained continuous praise the “Mid-Year Best-Of” lists of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, SPIN, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, and more, a sure sign of what’s to come as we enter the last leg of 2017.

SPOON SHARE VIDEO FOR “I AIN’T THE ONE”

SPOON – I AIN’T THE ONE

This morning Spoon release the latest video from album-of-the-year candidate and their ninth studio album ‘Hot Thoughts’ (Matador Records).

The brooding “I Ain’t The One”, directed & shot in London earlier this year by the directorial team of Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

WATCH “I AIN’T THE ONE” HERE: 

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Belle and Sebastian – ‘We Were Beautiful’

Today, Belle and Sebastian release new single ‘We Were Beautiful’– the first new music to surface from the group since 2015.

Listen/watch HERE:

The song was recorded in Glasgow and produced by the band and Brian McNeill. The video  was filmed throughout Glasgow, from Crookston in the south-west, through the City Centre to Easterhouse and Cranhill, it is life experienced at different speeds as the city wakes up over a Saturday morning.

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“Rock’s Not Dead: It’s Ruled by Women” Introducing… Snail Mail (Matador Records)

Snail Mail is Jordan’s first band. Though she took up the guitar at age 5 and has been playing ever since, it wasn’t until the spring of 2015—moved by the complementary forces of a devastating Grouper drone set and an insurrectionary Downtown Boys rock baptism—that she endeavoured to form a group of her own. Two weeks after their first practice, Snail Mail played their debut gig at a Maryland festival alongside punk bands Sheer Mag, Priests, and Screaming Females.”
 
The Brooklyn dwelling Baltimore native Lindsey Jordan piqued Matador’s curiosity with her artful approach to guitar playing, anchored firmly in the heritage of the female-led rock canon of the 90’s and beyond.
 
Off the back of earning enviable praise and column inches that bely her years, Lindsey & Matador have inked a deal which will see them working towards the release of a new full length record in 2018, the first material since last year’s ‘Habit’ EP. Snail Mail will be seeing out the year playing shows in the U.S.A with Beach Fossils.
 
 
Plus a video for the track ‘Thinning’ can be viewed here: 

 
And immerse yourself in the recent NY Times article ‘Rock’s Not Dead: It’s Ruled by Women’ where Lindsey is featured prominently. 
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JULIEN BAKER DROPS NEW SINGLE

JULIEN BAKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE

‘APPOINTMENTS’

Julien Baker is back with ‘Appointments’, the moving first single from her upcoming sophomore album, Turn Out The Lights – her first album for Matador which comes out October 27th.

Listen to Appointments here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/1ZExlkzIzjd2FbcCvkTi0J

With ‘Turn Out the Lights,’ Baker returns to a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience. From its opening moments — when her chiming, evocative melody is accompanied by swells of strings — ‘Turn Out the Lights’ throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE DROP NEW SINGLE ‘THE EVIL HAS LANDED’

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE UNVEIL NEW SONG…
‘THE EVIL HAS LANDED’
TAKEN FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM
VILLAINS OUT 25th AUGUST ON MATADOR RECORDS / RHYTHMETHOD IN NEW ZEALAND.

“Perhaps the most preposterously exciting Queens Of The Stone Age song ever” – MOJO Magazine on ‘The Evil Has Landed’, July 2017

PREVIEW / BUY THE EVIL HAS LANDED
Pre-order ‘Villains’ HERE

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