Posts Tagged ‘OK Go’

November 25, 2017

A new OK Go music video is always a momentous affair. After all, the alt rock/power pop veterans are well known for their exceptional creativity and skillful innovation when it comes to their visual accompaniments for their always catching tunes. In the music video for their song Obsession, which comes off of their 2014 album Hungry Ghosts, OK Go utilizes a crazy amount of desktop printers to create a jaw dropping stop motion animation clip. The band recycled all of the paper that was utilized for the video, as well as donated proceeds to Greenpeace. As always, it’s a clever and fun watch to go along with such a sprightly rollicking OK Go jam. And if anything is “obsessive”, it’s OK Go’s dedication to their audio-visual artistry.

OK Go says: 
“This video has a lot of flashing colors. If you’re susceptible to seizures, be careful, please. Your viewing experience will look significantly better if you manually set your YouTube resolution settings to 1440p or 2160p (for desktop, click the gear icon in the lower right). Just leaving it on ‘Auto HD’ results in some pretty intense distortion during a few sections, because when the the colors and patterns get crazy, there’s actually just too much information flying by for YouTube’s normal HD compression. We broke the matrix. The good people of YouTube have been working with us to solve this (it’s a bit rate limitation issue) over the last 24 hours, but there’s no quick fix, and now it’s Thanksgiving in the US, and we’re all with our families. We hope you like it! Many, many thanks to our collaborators at Double A (http://www.doubleaxokgo.com).”

From the album Hungry Ghosts, out now everywhere: http://smarturl.it/Hungry-Ghosts

March 8, 2017

It’s not everyday that we sound the horn upon encountering news of an exciting new festival, but we just can’t help ourselves when it comes to ID10T, a music festival and “comic conival” created and hosted by comedian, musician, actor, television host, and Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick. AND the festival is happening right here, in the Bay, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre just south of me this June. 

ID10T features an incredible lineup of musical talent. It’s surprising how vast and expansive the lineup is, ranging from Weezer to Crystal Castles, Girl Talk to OK Go. A sure to be incendiary Mad Decent dance tent also features long time I Heart Moosiq supported production stars, like Jai Wolf, Gryffin, Madeon, and more. 

Alongside all that fabulous music comes a whole lot of daytime comic book and art related activities featuring famed creators plus a full exhibitor village. As if that isn’t already plenty to take in, there’s also going to be a comedy tent. 

You all know I’m a music fanatic, but I also spend my spare time watching The Walking Dead, marveling over art, enjoying Marvel films, and more. ID10T really can’t be more exciting, a perfect way to spend a summer weekend. It also kicks off at a more than affordable price compared to all the other events and festivals that cost an arm and a leg these days. Find out more about ID10T, here.

April 7, 2016
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Los Angeles act Xia Xia Technique is undoubtedly a favorite find of the week. It wasn’t until I’d listened to their new song RUOK? at least a dozen times over before I realized Xia Xia Technique is a new project created by Dan Konopka and Tim Nordwind of OK Go, alongside vocalist Psycho Flower MC. Their music does venture into the psychotic on restless and fidgeting RUOK?, an electronica and experimental pop song that jitters and jars like a dizzying chimera formed out of bits and pieces of MIA, Die Antwoord, Grimes, and SOPHIE. RUOK? is loud and fun, imaginative and fresh. It’s obvious Xia Xia Technique’s sound is heavily influenced by music from Eastern Asia, though a spirited Jersey bounce can also be detected within its mind jogging soundscape. For an even heavier dose of that club buoyancy, dive into Xia Xia Technique’s Shibuya Bounce, below. 

November 22, 2014
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I’ve recently been bumping OK Go’s new album Hungry Ghosts quite happily in my car. It’s chock full of Chicago power pop band’s always playful and fun songs. Plus, they’ve dropped some dang awesome videos for singles off the album already, like the one for I Won’t Let You Down, one of my favorites off Hungry Ghosts. For an ace remix of the song, we turn to Brooklyn newcomer GRYNN. His version of I Won’t Let You Down is a thrilling, funky listen, reminding me immediately of Chromeo. GRYNN says he was inspired by Dr. Luke’s production style. Also, OK Go has publicly expressed their love for this remix. I agree with OK Go, it’s a fantastic jam.

October 30, 2014
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Los Angeles psych pop band White Arrows’ insanely catchy dance rock track We Can’t Ever Die has been remixed by D. Konopka of OK Go. Get ready for a thrilling ride, full of dark turns, ominous beats, and uplifting, luminous moments. It’s a weird mesh of heavy hitting trap like beats, acidic twists, and electro house good vibes. Somehow, it all works, in a very raw, mesmerizing way.

October 30, 2014
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Los Angeles psych pop band White Arrows’ insanely catchy dance rock track We Can’t Ever Die has been remixed by D. Konopka of OK Go. Get ready for a thrilling ride, full of dark turns, ominous beats, and uplifting, luminous moments. It’s a weird mesh of heavy hitting trap like beats, acidic twists, and electro house good vibes. Somehow, it all works, in a very raw, mesmerizing way.

October 27, 2014
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LA based OK Go just dropped their new album Hungry Ghosts. Though I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t found time to pop it in for a listen yet (I’m so behind on all the amazing October album releases!), everything I’ve heard from it has been such infectious 70’s tinged synthpop music, including this synthfunk channeling track, the buoyant I Won’t Let You Down. Of course, in line with OK Go tradition, they’ve released one of their whimsical, brilliant videos for the song, and it might be one of my favorites. The visuals are completely mesmerizing, and their gliding movements on the Segway like Honda scooter thing are flawless. Some genius use of umbrellas is spread out throughout the clip. I wonder if a drone was used to film the whole thing? 

October 27, 2014
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LA based OK Go just dropped their new album Hungry Ghosts. Though I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t found time to pop it in for a listen yet (I’m so behind on all the amazing October album releases!), everything I’ve heard from it has been such infectious 70’s tinged synthpop music, including this synthfunk channeling track, the buoyant I Won’t Let You Down. Of course, in line with OK Go tradition, they’ve released one of their whimsical, brilliant videos for the song, and it might be one of my favorites. The visuals are completely mesmerizing, and their gliding movements on the Segway like Honda scooter thing are flawless. Some genius use of umbrellas is spread out throughout the clip. I wonder if a drone was used to film the whole thing? 

OFFICIAL VID: OK Go – The Writing’s On The Wall

June 17, 2014

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OK Go has always been one of those bands that gives you two treats in place of one. Not only do we get a stellar tune, but we just know that a fantastic, trick filled video would follow down the road. Exactly as was predicted when I featured the audio for The Writing’s On The Wall, OK Go released an amazing video for the synthy tune. The clip seems to be an homage to classic visual illusions, shot smoothly to include a whole bevy of them in one fluid take. It’s a whole lot of fun to watch, especially that first time, when you don’t know what to expect. OK Go’s new album Hungry Ghosts comes out on October 14. The Writing’s On The Wall sure is a catchy first taste off that release.

OFFICIAL VID: OK Go – The Writing’s On The Wall

June 17, 2014

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OK Go has always been one of those bands that gives you two treats in place of one. Not only do we get a stellar tune, but we just know that a fantastic, trick filled video would follow down the road. Exactly as was predicted when I featured the audio for The Writing’s On The Wall, OK Go released an amazing video for the synthy tune. The clip seems to be an homage to classic visual illusions, shot smoothly to include a whole bevy of them in one fluid take. It’s a whole lot of fun to watch, especially that first time, when you don’t know what to expect. OK Go’s new album Hungry Ghosts comes out on October 14. The Writing’s On The Wall sure is a catchy first taste off that release.