Posts Tagged ‘official music video’

OFFICIAL VID: CANT – Believe

October 21, 2011

I think I shared the track previously, but here’s the video for it. It’s a strange video montage made of old VHS clips of lights in the sky and peoples’ reactions upon seeing them. Kind of odd. Perhaps there’s some sort of UFO obsession going on with CANT? Well, the song is pretty genius, so they can do whatever random thing they want, I suppose.

http://www.npr.org/player/embeddable/video/player.html?i=141476920&m=141552437

OFFICIAL VID: Dirty Beaches – Lone Runner

October 13, 2011

dirty beaches

Wow. This is different. And intense. And dark. Very dark. Dirty Beaches consists of one dude, Alex Zhang Hungtai, originally from Taiwan and a drifter for years until settling down in Montreal. The song is very dirty with a vintage rock and roll feel. I’m liking it. Very grimy and even cinematic. The guy’s voice sounds a little like Elvis’. Gotta check out more Dirty Beaches material!

DIRTY BEACHES /// LONE RUNNER from Kevin Luna on Vimeo.

OFFICIAL VID: Safetysuit – Let Go

October 13, 2011

safetysuit

Here’s the new video for Safetysuit’s single Let Go. I recall reading that Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic) produced it or something. Or was it the album he produced? I’m not too sure. Supposedly, he helped write several of the tracks on SafetySuit’s new album too. I have a feeling this song is one of em. The track sounds like it could be a OneRepublic track rather than a SafetySuit track. Well, it’s some good, enjoyable alternative pop ballad stuff in anycase. Enjoy.

http://videoplayer.vevo.com/embed/embedded?videoId=USUV71101482&playlist=false&autoplay=0&playerId=62FF0A5C-0D9E-4AC1-AF04-1D9E97EE3961&playerType=embedded&env=0

OFFICIAL VID: Ryan Adams – Lucky Now

October 11, 2011

ryan adams

Let’s go a little on the folky acoustic side of things for a bit. Ryan Adams released the video for Lucky Now over the weekend. The tragic, sombre, soul searching feel of the song makes me want to wax nostalgic and mire in reveries of the past. Great track, lovely video.

OFFICIAL VID: The Vaccines – Wetsuit

October 10, 2011

the vaccines

This video was produced by Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes. The footage is all fan submitted from this past summer’s festivals via instagram (seems like a popular thing lately for artists to do for videos in getting fans involved). The catchy single is set to be released officially in December.

OFFICIAL VID: Noel Gallagher – Aka.. What a Life

October 7, 2011

noel gallagher

Here’s the new video for Noel Gallagher’s Aka.. What a Life, off his upcoming solo album. It’s definitely a VERY interesting video… and on top of that, it has Russell Brand, which only makes it that much more interesting (or should I say, odd?). I like the darkness and quirkiness. Skip to 3:30 for the actual song if you don’t want to wade through the strange Brand intro. From what I can glean, it seems to be a reference or play on a sinister interpretation of Alice in Wonderland. The song itself is pretty decent too; I’m starting to think Noel Gallagher’s solo album might actually be fairly good.

OFFICIAL VID: Jessie J – Domino

October 7, 2011

jessie J

I guess they decided to go with a live video for the song. This must have been when she had a broken ankle or leg or whatever it was, when she was performing sitting down in that throne thing. Jessie J’s voice is absolutely amazing, though it’s a little bit similar to Katy Perry’s, but better. And she is extremely unique and creative. If you didn’t know, check out some of her other work. Some of her music has a tinge of Sleigh Bells and MIA in em. I’ll share a fave video I have of hers below where she performed in a New York subway station before Price Tag and some other stuff helped her attain some level of fame in the US, but nowhere close to her stardom in the UK. I’m pretty sure she’s much more widely known now around here though? Am I right? She was the house DJ/performer for the MTV Video Music Awards this year and was on SNL and stuff… 

Here’s the New York Boombox series performance of Who You Are:

OFFICIAL VID: Niki & The Dove – The Drummer

October 7, 2011

niki and the dove

Woohoo. There’s an official music video just out today for Niki & The Dove’s The Drummer! While it’s a great song, it’s actually not my fave outta the few tracks out and about from them so far. But still great though! The Fox, DJ Ease My Mind, Mother Protect, etc are all amazing songs. Can’t wait to find out when they tour to the US! So, can anyone explain to me why Swedish electropop singers have such a distinct and recognizable sound vocally? You can tell right away they’re Swedish (Robyn, The Knife, Lykke Li, and so on and so on so many amazing acts from there). 

OFFICIAL VID: Mausi – Sol

October 6, 2011

mausi

This video has been out for a month, but I just found out about it. Bright, sunny, very happy music. Cute hipster video. Hmm. I think I like. Mausi consists of a brother sister collaboration along with a couple other bandmates. Can’t find too much information about them yet, they are unsigned at the moment as far as I know.

They had another single out titled Follow Me Home much earlier this year, but it was actually pretty tough to find on youtube and elsewhere. Even on tumblr searches, the video linked went to a “private” error message. But I’ll post the bandcamp version below. It does sound rather different from Sol, maybe they’re going a different direction so took off references to the single for some reason? Still sounds bright and colorful though. I’ll also include Kiss So Slow, which I like more than Follow me Home.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=3883380849/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=37a9d2/

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2211603842/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=349abc/

OFFICIAL VID: Atomic Tom – Break My Heart Around You

October 5, 2011

atomic tom

Atomic Tom recorded this video live from a NYC rooftop. If by now you haven’t heard of Atomic Tom after their surge in popularity some time back, you must check out the video that propelled them to being wider known. They recorded one of their songs in a subway utilizing only an iphone and some other peripherals (super apple promotion?). I guess I’ll tack that video on again at the bottom of this post in case you haven’t seen it. I do have their recent album at home, and it was a very enjoyable album. I was just a tad disappointed after waiting for it that it wasn’t a little more complex, but it was a fun album. I look forward to seeing how they develop over the next while. They also did a great cover of  The Human League’s Don’t You Want Me along with a really entertaining video utilizing a bunch of 80’s throwbacks/references. The track was produced for the film Take Me Home Tonight, which I still hafta watch sometime. I’ll tack on the cover and wacky video below too, and you can try to pick out your favorite 80’s moments. 

Here’s the new video:

Here’s the subway video:

80’s video and cover of Don’t You Want Me: