Archive for February, 2012

OFFICIAL VID: Geographer – Kites

February 29, 2012

Sweet! One of my all time favorite Geographer songs, Kites, now has an official video! I fell in love with this song a couple years ago when it was only in existence on the Animal Shapes EP. It is now the closing song on Geographer’s new full length, Myth, a critically acclaimed and long awaited release. It doesn’t surprise me at all that Kites is one of the lead singles off the album. Geographer will soon be moving onto the long predicted great achievements they deserve. And this song will always be awesome. Love it.

OFFICIAL VID: Mouse On Mars – Polaroyced

February 29, 2012

Oooh this is a great electronic track from Mouse On Mars, titled Polaroyced. The video is absurdly epic too with its dancer in a wrestling mask and floating puppies. Polaroyced is a VERY brilliant track filled with spacey bloopiness from the German duo off their new album Parastrophics. The music is textured and not repetitive at all for an instrumental electric tune. These guys have been making music since the 90’s and their genius shines through. 

OFFICIAL VID: Parakeet – Tomorrow

February 29, 2012

How about some indie noise rock? Who can resist some good, grungy guitars? The tune Tomorrow is from the band Parakeet, which consists Mariko Doi (bassist from Yuck) and James Thomas (The History of Apple Pie). Their side project is sounding pretty good so far with this track, and here’s the brand new music video.

OFFICIAL VID: CSL SX & I Break Horses – Violent Sea

February 29, 2012

Mmmm here’s a nommy new video and tune from CSLSX and I Break Horses for their song Violent Sea. I’m not at all familiar with CSLSX, but I am with I Break Horses, another great Swedish indie duo. You’ll like this if you’re a an M83 fan. It’s very sweeping synthpop and extremely dreamy. You can just let your mind drift away with the textured music on a journey. I, for one, already have tickets to I Break Horses’ show in May. The duo are also opening for M83 on tour. As for CSLSX, I’m definitely going to look more into their music.

February 29, 2012

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Mwahaha. You will never get away from Video Games. Evarrrr! Just when it seemed to quiet down in regards to Lana Del Rey Video Games remixes and covers, London producer Joy Orbison decides to throw us a music video for his trippy, garage remix. The video doesn’t really have anything new to it, it’s more of a “remix” video.

OFFICIAL VID: Gorillaz feat Andre 3000 and James Murphy – DoYaThing

February 29, 2012

The Converse three artists one song project released the Gorillaz, Andre 3000, and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) collaboration DoYaThing the other day. When I shared, there were those that hated it and those that loved it. Yes, indeed, it’s not the best Gorillaz track and the songs from this Converse project haven’t been top notch, but it’s still a decent song and it’s still VERY enjoyable to hear something new from Gorillaz, and with Andre 3000 and James Murphy too. Today, a video was released for the track. How can you not enjoy animated Gorillaz videos? The sound mixing is a little odd with how the song fades in and out. Either way, this is pretty dang cool. By the way, the word on the street is that there will not be a new Outkast album any time soon, if ever. Too bad… And we already know LCD Soundsystem is no more.

ALBUM STREAM: Bowerbirds – The Clearing

February 29, 2012

Here’s some folksy music for you to wax nostalgic. It’s perfect for a quiet evening and some introspective thoughts. Stream Bowerbirds’ The Clearing below in full. This is their third album, and it’s the one I mentioned previously as recorded partly in Bon Iver’s studio. The three piece hails from North Carolina. The Clearing drops on March 5th on independent record label Dead Oceans.

OFFICIAL VID: Access Royale – Hide

February 29, 2012

Access Royale is a uniquely formed band from Los Angeles. The alt rock outfit found each other via Craigslist early last year. All hail, the great and mighty Craigslist! Actually, I’m sure there are a lot of bands grabbing bits and pieces of their group from Craigslist, but this is one of the first times I’ve seen one such mosaic featured on NME. Their single Hide is a very decent and catchytune off debut album City Of Paradigm, which drops on May 17th. 

OFFICIAL VID: ScHoolboy Q – Druggys WitH Hoes Again ft Ab-Soul

February 28, 2012

Dang, this is really wonky and wacky. It’s actually pretty good, and the lyrics are very nasty. You’ve been warned. I’m not the biggest hip hop and rap fan, so I’m always a little cautious when I check out new tracks, but there’s something about this ScHoolboy Q ditty that I do like. I’m very picky with my hip hop. I just have to ignore how foul the language is at times. The beat to this has got a wicked bounce that i like. It’s…. rubbery… like I said, it’s wonky! Very, very wonky!

The Drums B-side

February 28, 2012

We already know that Days is the next great single from The Drums off of album Portamento with the release of the video the other day. Along with the single will come a brand new B-side titled I Don’t Want To Go Alone. It’s a less pop rock track than normal for The Drums, and a lot more sultry, synthy, and drawn out.