Spoon – release new face dissecting video

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

HOT THOUGHTS OUT NOW ON MATADOR RECORDS

GA GA GA GA GA TENTH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OUT NOW 

 

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.

THE NATIONAL – NEW VIDEO!!!

THE NATIONAL RELEASE RAGNAR KJARTANSSON DIRECTED VIDEO

FOR ‘I’LL STILL DESTROY YOU’

PLAYING AUCKLAND’S VILLA MARIA WINERY SUNDAY FEBRUARY, 25TH, 2018

Tickets Selling Fast!

 Today, The National released the video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’, off their most recent album Sleep Well Beast.

‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Ragnar, who also appears in the video, collaborated with The National for A Lot Of Sorrow which saw the band play their song ‘Sorrow’ for six hours in front of a live audience at MOMA’s PS1. ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Aaron and Bryce Dessner created HAVEN Festival.

‘I’ll Still Destroy You’

Directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Ragnar Kjartansson

Produced by Lilja Gunnarsdóttir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Haven Festival

Set design: Anda Skrejane, Christoph Fischer, Camilla Hägebarth, Julia Krawczynski.

 

Continue reading

DREAM WIFE FIRE REMIX EP OUT NOW

London-based and British/Icelandic born Dream Wife have released their Fire EP, a collection of four remixes of their latest single of the same name; “Fire” (biLLLy remix) .

LISTEN TO ‘FIRE’ EP

Earlier in the week, Gorilla vs. Bear premiered the Ellie Herring remix. Of this edit, Dream Wife had to say: “In Ellie’s remix of ‘Fire’ the song takes on a new and moody form. It’s exciting to hear this transformation of something so familiar to us.

Ellie commented: “Remixing ‘Fire’ was challenging in the sense that I did what I normally do by creating 12 edits in 3 different genres… but then multiply that by 10. I’m exaggerating, but this production timeline really caught me in one of my more indecisive stints of 2017 & I overworked it until pigs flew. Fortunately Dream Wife handed over a lot of great cuts from the original; I pulled off the shredding guitar riffs & focused more on keeping Rakel’s vocal lead towards the front. The remix ended up more of a rework, but in a format that I’ve been playing out lately.

DREAM WIFE

Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals)
Alice Go (guitar and vocals)
Bella Podpadec (bass and vocals).

PRAISE FOR DREAM WIFE

Dream Wife have made the perfect song for Leo season.
The FADER

Icelandic-Brightonian three-piece with the attitude of New York
punks and pizazz of disco queens.

The Guardian

A well-oiled machine worthy of the Strokes but performed with the righteous
indignation of Bikini Kill…snappy, punk-informed rock ‘n’ roll.

Stereogum

“Dream Wife is a perfect example of what makes SXSW special,
the discovery and excitement of seeing something real that
has feeling and meat to it, and makes you grateful you
were there to witness it.

NPR Music

“Dream Wife offer a soundtrack ripe for a punk Sofia
Coppola movie soundtrack.

NYLON

For more information:
www.dreamwife.co
www.facebook.com/dreamwifedream
www.twitter.com/dreamwifemusic
www.instagram.com/dreamwifetheband

 

 

Smerz share new track ‘No Harm’

Copenhagen based duo Smerz take you to the dark corners of the club in the video for new track ‘No harm’. As premiered on their new NTS show, Catharina and Henriette’s new track showcases a darker side to their musical palate, a feeling echoed in their visuals. The video was produced and directed by Smerz, and as with all Smerz music, the track was produced, programmed and sung entirely by the Norwegian duo.

The duo use their first hour-long NTS mix to play everything from minimalist R&B to deconstructed club music and full on techno floor-fillers, introducing listeners to their eclectic palate and wide range of influences. It’s a display they are bringing to various European cities this winter with their series of ‘Half life’ parties, which started in Copenhagen with a sold out show and after-party this weekend.

Continue reading

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile new single! with the sweetest video..

Continental Breakfast
taken from forthcoming LP 
‘Lotta Sea Lice’
released October 13th  
on Milk! Recordings/ Remote Control

“Harmonies and guitarmonies galore” Courtney

“An intercontinental country duo for the ages (minus the country, haha)” Kurt

By now you would have heard that Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, two of the most accomplished songwriters of their generation, are releasing a very special collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice October 13th – at once a glorious peek behind the studio doors of two acclaimed artists and an unabashed celebration of their unique, longstanding friendship.

After the runaway success of opening single Over Everything, the video for their magical new single Continental Breakfast gently pushes the door open just a little bit further. Using intimate home footage shot over four days of Kurt and Courtney in their respective family environments surrounded by friends and relatives, Continental Breakfast  goes beyond being a mere music video and becomes a mini documentary of sorts, capturing candid, honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both musicians.

Director Danny Cohen says:

‘Continental Breakfast’ was made while spending time with Courtney and Kurt in Melbourne and Philadelphia, it’s an intimate home movie into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring. Shot on 16mm, the mini-documentary captures honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both Courtney and Kurt. It was such a treat to experience life with Courtney and Kurt in their natural habitats. It really left me feeling like part of the family and hopefully fans can feel that too.

It’s just another delightful layer to what is already promising to be one of the most compelling albums of the year.
 www.courtneybarnettandkurtvile.com

One of the UK’s most talked about young bands (and new Dead Oceans signing) Shame shares their new single and video, Concrete.

UK’s SHAME RELEASE NEW SINGLE VIDEO, CONCRETE – DEBUT ALBUM COMING IN EARLY 2018 ON DEAD OCEANS 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR CONCRETE

Today, one of the UK’s most talked about young bands (and new Dead Oceans signing) Shame shares their new single and video, Concrete. A bracing jolt of a song, Concrete races forward on a tightly wound post-punk riff, its call-and-response vocals capturing the turmoil and schizophrenic internal dialogue of the song’s subject matter.

Continue reading

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce their new forthcoming album Wrong Creatures, and release the first single the  “Little Thing Gone Wild”.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce their new forthcoming album Wrong Creatures – out January 12th, and release the first single the  “Little Thing Gone Wild”…

A return to their trademark sound of scuzzy bass, slurry, heavy vocals and shrieking guitars Wrong Creatures was Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire) and recorded at Sunset Sound.

Continue reading

“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. 
***

NEW JAGJAGUWAR SIGNING; CUT WORMS

INTRODUCING NEW JAGJAGUWAR SIGNING, CUT WORMS

DEBUT EP, “ALIEN SUNSET,” OUT OCTOBER 20TH

WATCH VIDEO FOR “LIKE GOING DOWN SIDEWAYS”

“Clarke’s forlorn, beautifully simplistic vocal harmonies do more to pull at heartstrings than the most excessive vocal gesticulations.” Brooklyn Magazine “15 NYC Bands You Need To Hear

“Max Clarke still has a firm grasp of his aesthetic, somewhere between the Everly Brothers and Harry Nilsson but with his own unique melodic spin” – Brooklyn Vegan

Cut Worms, a.k.a. NY-based Max Clarke, is announcing his debut EP, “Alien Sunset,” out October 20thon Jagjaguwar. He’s sharing the EP’s lead single “Like Going Down Sideways” along with its accompanying video via Brooklyn Vegan. Additionally, he’s announcing a fall tour supporting The Lemon Twigs and Nick Lowe around the U.S.

Continue reading