Video of the Day: Bat for Lashes, “All Your Gold” October 01, 2012 |
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The countdown begins: “The Haunted Man” is released three weeks from tomorrow on Oct. 23, and this second video from the album will undoubtedly stoke the anticipation.
Video of the Day: Wayne Coyne, Biz Markie, Mark Mothersbaugh, Jack Black and Jon Heder, “It’s Really Happening” September 20, 2012 It could only be a promo for “Yo Gabba Gabba,” right? They all go together, like gorilla suits and fancy cars. Like poison ivy and cheap electronics. Read More
Video of the Day: First Aid Kit, “Wolf” September 19, 2012 Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit get run through the kaleidoscopic filters and chased by Wicker Man-style pagan wolf priests or something in this clip for the excellent new single — not included on the duo’s second album, “The Lion’s Roar.” All highly recommended. Read More
Video of the Day: Cat Power “Cherokee” September 17, 2012 Chan Marshall fights the zombie apocalypse with laser guns, a.k.a. silver-painted super soakers, in this first video from “Sun. Read More
Video of the Day 2: Ben Folds Five and the cast of ‘Fraggle Rock,’ “Do It Anyway’ September 17, 2012 Via Nerdist, Ben Folds, Darren Jessee and Robert Sledge’s first new album in 13 years, “The Sound of the Life of the Mind,” hits stores tomorrow, and to celebrate, the Fraggles cavort with Rob Corddry and Anna Kendrick. BTW, stick around for the last 30 seconds. Read More
Music Review: David Byrne and St. Vincent, “Love This Giant” (4AD/Todo Mundo) September 14, 2012 Rating: 83 In its style and its substance, David Byrne and St. Vincent’s “Love This Giant” sounds exactly like its constituent parts, with neither party dominating and each working to complement the other’s undeniable strengths. True, Byrne and Tulsa-born Annie Clark are both oddball experimentalists who... Read More
Music Review: Cat Power, “Sun” (Matador) September 14, 2012 Rating: 80 Chan Marshall took an elliptical path to recording “Sun,” her first Cat Power album in six years. Originally, Marshall entered the studio to record a batch of pre-2000 songs, only to sideline those archival compositions when all-new material began to develop during the sessions. But then, as... Read More
Honeylark featuring Fiawna Forte debuts new video, “Afternoon” September 11, 2012 Natalie Houck and Fiawna Forte perform parallel actions in this superb debut video, directed by Nathan Poppe. Honeylark’s debut album will be released early next year. From the sound of things, the process is rolling along smartly. – Lang Honeylark + Fiawna Forte - "Afternoon" (Official Music Video) from... Read More
Video of the Day: David Byrne and St. Vincent perform “Who” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” September 11, 2012 Anything I could say about this would feel superfluous, but let it be said anyway: these two belong together. There is nothing about “Love This Giant” that suggests a mere casual one-off. Read More
Video of the Day: The Cast of “Mad Men,” “Never Gonna Give You Up” September 05, 2012 You know the rules, and so do I. Read More
Video of the Day: David Byrne and St. Vincent, “Who” September 04, 2012 Byrne and Tulsa-born Annie Clark commandeer a country road and take turns falling down in the dirt, dancing like pop-locking marionettes and getting boozy. This was an inspired match. “Love This Giant” arrives next week, and so far, the only mark against it is the brain-fried decision to distort Clark’s... Read More
Video of the Day: Animal Collective, “Today’s Supernatural” August 31, 2012 I am officially exiting this particular parade until it can be proved with certainty that the balance of “Centipede Hz” makes up for this. It looks and sounds exactly like Perry Farrell crashing the Gathering of the Juggalos. Read More
Music Review: Jessie Ware, “Devotion” (Universal Island) August 31, 2012 Rating: 85 Jessie Ware does not have a default setting for her uncommonly expressive, soulful voice, but the British singer’s full-length debut, “Devotion,” occupies a rarified sonic space. “Devotion” embodies the same sense of lush, seductive atmosphere that made Roxy Music’s “Avalon” and Bryan... Read More
Video of the Day: Chairlift, “I Belong In Your Arms” (Japanese Version) August 30, 2012 Singing your own lyrics in phonetic Japanese is not easy, but some of the best have done it, including the Flaming Lips for their Nihongo version of “Yoshimi.” Here, Caroline Polachek delivers a beautiful reading of “I Belong In Your Arms” to celebrate the release of “Something” in Japan. Read More
Music Review: Blur, “Parklive” (EMI/Parlophone) August 29, 2012 Rating: 93 Blur is either shoring up its legacy to strengthen the band’s next chapter or capping it off for posterity — Damon Albarn’s assessment of the reunited group’s life expectancy seems to change daily. Whether Blur has no distance left to run or has hope for tomorrow, the raucously remarkable... Read More
Posthuman-Palooza with Ali Harter, Modern Rock Diaries and others on Sept. 1 benefitting ‘Static’ producer Kyle Roberts’ upcoming film August 29, 2012 Posthuman-Palooza, an all-day music festival to raise funds for the locally produced superhero movie “Posthuman,” features music from artists including Ali Harter, Mont Lyons and Modern Rock Diaries beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myriad Botanical Gardens 301 W Reno. Directed by Kyle Roberts “Posthuman”... Read More
Video of the Day: Bob Mould, “The Descent” August 29, 2012 The man who blew out my ears in the 1980s returns with his best song since the Sugar days and, hell, maybe his best since Husker Du’s breakup. The video not only responds to current economic woes and downsizing, but displays some pretty great acting skills from Mould. “Silver Age” comes out Sept. 4 on... Read More
Music Review: Elle Varner, “Perfectly Imperfect” (RCA) August 28, 2012 Rating: 84 Elle Varner’s mother sang backup for Barry White and her father was a session musician and producer in the 1980s, so it computes that a pleasing throwback aesthetic would form the foundation of Varner’s debut album, “Perfectly Imperfect.” Varner’s sweet and seductive vocal style is steeped in... Read More
Video of the Day: Heavenly Beat, “Tradition” August 28, 2012 Classic mid-1980s electro-pop sound — think pre-Walter Becker China Crisis — is the aesthetic touchstone for John Pena’s Heavenly Beat. This is not, by the way, the song from “Fiddler on the Roof. Read More
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