CGI, rapid cuts, and flashy guest appearances continue to reign supreme in the music video world. Enter Francis and the Lights. Director Jake Schreier was wise to step back and let casually eccentric headman Francis Farewell Starlite do his thing in this video for "The Top." The shoulder-padded, floppy-haired crooner takes center stage under a classic spotlight, armed with nothing but a mic and a serious case of happy feet. Read more »
Electro-acoustic outfit Plushgun! is leaving its hometown of Brooklyn, NY to tour the wild west for a change of pace. Having released a self-titled, four-track EP at the end of this summer, the band will put out a full-length in the coming new year. Can't wait? Catch them at one of the select tour dates below.
11/15 Los Angeles, CA - Viper Room, 8 pm
11/19 Portland, OR - Rotture
11/20 Seattle, WA - The High Dive
11/21 Bellingham, WA - Underground Coffee
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A new track from longtime Buzzin' Fly member Justin Martin is on the way. On November 24 he'll drop "My Angelic Demons," another number suited for the dancefloor. As usual, the S.F.-based producer and dirtybird Records co-founder has added a bit of quirk to the European house sound, staggering the 4/4 beat, switching up the tempo, and throwing in a plethora of laptop-generated noises, one of which sounds like an old-fashioned cash register opening and closing. The single will be available in 12" and digital formats.
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Right in time for today's election comes this video from Nudge, which appears to be a commentary on current American culture. Directed by Multifresh, this visual accompaniment to the Infinity Padlock EP's track "War Song" follows Honey Owens as she aimlessly wanders about dressed as both a bedraggled soldier and some kind of strange animal-like creature. Read more »
Matt and Kim got straight to the point on their website October 18, when the following message was posted: "Finally, a new fucking song by Matt and Kim!" The Brooklyn-based duo has readied not just the aforementioned song, which you can take a listen to here, but an entire new album, the first since their 2006 self-titled debut.
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"11 Years" is something of a melancholy track, so it's fitting the members of Fredrik decided to shoot the video for the song in an abandoned train station in rural Sweden. Directed by Dutch filmmaker Iris Piers, the video was shot frame by frame with a photo camera, which accounts for the grainy, lo-fi look of the piece. The song, off the band's Na Na Ni album, is typical Fredrik-style music–soft, sad, somehow comforting and unsettling at once. Read more »
Their track "Chrome's On It" has appeared on numerous blogs recently (and gotten the remix treatment from Mad Decent, The Mae Shi, and Frankmusik with the Chrome's On It EP), giving us an idea of what we can expect on February 17, when Melissa Livaudais and Busy Gangnes drop their debut album under their Telepathe guise.
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