Deerhoof kept it lo-fi for the third video from the band's recently released album, Offend Maggie, with a 2D-animated adventure of seeming doom and destruction. Lightning bolts strike ghosts, characters boat through a treacherous lake of fire, and then there's that coffin at the beginning. It's all rather gloomy, but juxtaposed with the band's upbeat rhythms, there's an air of comedy about the whole thing. Maverick Newberry Read more »
Z-Trip's been hard at work on the Obama support trail, most notably in his collaborative event series with Shepard Fairey. The two have made a mission of educating fans on the importance of voter registration, and Z-Trip continues on that track with his new "Obama Mix."
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Shame we can't always go behind-the-scenes in person to witness what our favorite artists get up to in the dressing rooms, but we can count ourselves lucky we live in the age of music documentaries. And after a bit of a wait, Soulwax's previously mentioned film, Part of the Weekend Never Dies, is set to make its Stateside premiere on October 28.
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Lyrically, Atmosphere's track "You," off this year's When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold album, follows the trials of an overburdened, under-appreicated waitress. Not so for the track's video, which was just recently released. The visual accompaniment to the song is more concerned with shots of the Minneapolis-based hip-hop act performing, snacks in the fridge, and the many travels of a tiny skateboard. Read more »
Kevin Barnes and Co will gather up their colorful costumes, mountains of makeup, and tracks off the recently released Skeletal Lamping and hit the road tonight for Of Montreal's tour in support of the new album. Dates should keep the crew busy through the fall and on into December, and the band will be picking up the likes of Gang Gang Dance, HEALTH, Icy Demons, and others along the way. See here for further inspiration to pick up a ticket.
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Gothenburg, Sweden-based duo The Tough Alliance's energetic electro-pop is anything but violent, and though the two childhood friends have onstage antics that include swinging baseball bats and have been cited as hooligans by the press, the video for "Neo Violence" finds them in a rather reflective state. With nary a baseball bat to be found, Henning Fürst and Eric Berglund sit quietly amid doric columns and Technicolor light beams while the synths and beats swirl around. Read more »
French chanteuse Yelle is ready for the remixes, namely for her track "Ce Jeu," off last year's full-length, Pop-Up. The track has been making the rounds about the club circuit, so the inevitable remix was bound to be announced soon.
The Ce Jeu EP contains the album version of the track, as well as a remix by bandmate Tepr and two mixes created by fans from the recent contest held at the group's MySpace page. The whole package will be released digitally on October 14, with a vinyl version to follow on November 25.
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