Posts Tagged ‘Spector’

OFFICIAL VID: Spector – Kyoto Garden

June 9, 2015

An album not yet out but definitely on my much anticipated list is Spector’s sophomore album, and today, the British band revealed a stunning music video for album track Kyoto Garden. The song is an unexpectedly downtempo and atmospheric song compared to Spector’s usually punchy, boisterous synthwave meats Brit pop and alt rock sound. And despite my penchant for that exact mix of sound from this band, I find myself absolutely enraptured by the beauty and wispy air of Kyoto Garden. It’s as enchanting and tender as I’ve ever heard Fred Macpherson, who normally comes off a bit gruff and raucous. The video is a fitting accompaniment with its mesmerizing, artistic visuals. It was created through a collaborative process by creative people all over the world via Topman’s Openshoot project.

OFFICIAL VID: Spector – Bad Boyfriend

May 21, 2015

British synthwavey rockers Spector released a video today for their latest single, Bad Boyfriend. As always, I’m drawn to Fred Macpherson’s voice and the charisma that seeps through from Spector, both live and through their recordings. Their post punk imbued songs are always incredibly infectious, with plenty of tragic theatrics. The video for Bad Boyfriend, created by In/Out, is based on a story about the director’s friend. Bad Boyfriend is out now on iTunes. It’s from a sophomore album in the works, which I can’t wait to hear, after falling deeply in love with 2012 debut Enjoy It While It Lasts.

OFFICIAL VID: Spector – All The Sad Young Men

February 16, 2015

I can’t wait for Spector’s sophomore album, yet to be announced in detail. In the meantime, the UK synthwavey post punky band released an official video for their wistful new single All The Sad Young Men, lead by Fred Macpherson’s deep baritone vocals and the fellas’ charming, swooning sound. Watch it above. The single is available now on iTunes. I hope Spector will tour to the US again once they release their sophomore album. They were superb live a few years ago, full of charisma and absolutely entrancing on stage.

Spector – All The Sad Young Men

February 8, 2015

I could launch into a longwinded ramble yet again about how much I’m fond of Spector, how thrilling it was to catch them live a couple years ago and to meet their wonderfully charismatic frontman Fred Macpherson, but let’s just listen to their new single All The Sad Young Men, driven by their glistening synthwavey post punk sound and Fred’s riveting vocals. Like Spector’s other music, All The Sad Young Men is an immediately infectious and gripping tune. The song is the second single off Spector’s forthcoming sophomore album, yet to be announced in detail, which I’m much excited for after falling deeply in love with their debut album, Enjoy It While IT lasts, back in 2012.

Spector – Don’t Make Me Try

December 10, 2014

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I swear this weird thing always happens to me, wherein I start wondering about what’s going on with a certain band I love, because we haven’t heard from the act in awhile. And then, lo and behold, something new drops and an announcement arrives soon afterwards! Time flies, and it’s been two years since UK band Spector released their fantastic but far overlooked debut album Enjoy While It Lasts. This means it’s also been two years since I had the pleasure of catching Fred Macpherson and the boys live at Popscene in San Francisco, after which I managed to meet the band, eat some cheetohs off their trailer, and take a photo with Fred with my teeth painted orange (note to self, cheetos not good before photographs, but so tasty after some adult beverages and live music).

Spector’s music is spectacular live, partly due to how great their post punk and synthwave flavored music tends to be, and partly due to the absolute rock star charisma of cool Fred and the rest of the band. I’m glad to share their new single Don’t Make Me Try with you today, which, like previous stand alone song Decade Of Decay, is produced by Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange. Don’t Make Me Try is a surprisingly mellow song compared to some of their upbeat songs that I’ve loved before. It carries that dreamy synthwave atmosphere that I absolutely adore. And it marks the completion of Spector’s sophomore album, from which I have a feeling I’ll be sharing more singles off of in the coming months. Revisit the colorful video for Decade Of Decay below, if you missed it a year ago, and because it’s so good, and because Dev Hynes produced it.

OFFICIAL VID: Spector – Decade of Decay

August 19, 2013

In other awesome news of the day, British post punk band Spector unveiled a brand new tune named Decade of Decay! If you recall, I fell in love with this band last year and greatly enjoyed their debut album Enjoy It While It Lasts. I love the dramatic vocals by Fred Macpherson and the band’s epic flair. I also had a crap ton of fun catching them live and meeting members of the band after the show. Their new song continues to embody that glorious indie rock sound that at times seems like a blend of The Strokes, Pulp, and The Killers. The track is produced by Fred Macpherson himself along with Dev Hynes (Blood Orange). Does this mean there is a new EP or album coming? No idea, yet, but new Spector music is more than welcome on my Monday. The only complaint I have is that it’s far too short, ending abruptly soon after 2 minutes long. And now, I want to see Spector live, again. Watch the new video below!

OFFICIAL VID: Spector – Decade of Decay

August 19, 2013

In other awesome news of the day, British post punk band Spector unveiled a brand new tune named Decade of Decay! If you recall, I fell in love with this band last year and greatly enjoyed their debut album Enjoy It While It Lasts. I love the dramatic vocals by Fred Macpherson and the band’s epic flair. I also had a crap ton of fun catching them live and meeting members of the band after the show. Their new song continues to embody that glorious indie rock sound that at times seems like a blend of The Strokes, Pulp, and The Killers. The track is produced by Fred Macpherson himself along with Dev Hynes (Blood Orange). Does this mean there is a new EP or album coming? No idea, yet, but new Spector music is more than welcome on my Monday. The only complaint I have is that it’s far too short, ending abruptly soon after 2 minutes long. And now, I want to see Spector live, again. Watch the new video below!

OFFICIAL VID: Gabriel Bruce – Cars Not Leaving

March 12, 2013

British rocker Gabriel Bruce released a video for his great track Cars Not Leaving. It was a video I was eagerly awaiting, as it features none other than Spector’s Fred Macpherson in a short cameo (on the sax!), and I’m pretty fond of that charismatic band. It actually fits well, since Spector and Gabriel Bruce have a similar type of sound at times. Cars Not leaving is a super catchy rollicking fun track that really showcases the guy’s wonderful deep, brooding, post-punkish vocals. 

OFFICIAL VID: Gabriel Bruce – Cars Not Leaving

March 12, 2013

British rocker Gabriel Bruce released a video for his great track Cars Not Leaving. It was a video I was eagerly awaiting, as it features none other than Spector’s Fred Macpherson in a short cameo (on the sax!), and I’m pretty fond of that charismatic band. It actually fits well, since Spector and Gabriel Bruce have a similar type of sound at times. Cars Not leaving is a super catchy rollicking fun track that really showcases the guy’s wonderful deep, brooding, post-punkish vocals. 

OFFICIAL VID: Spector – Friday Night, Don’t Ever Let It End

October 8, 2012

Flamboyant Brit pop/rock band Spector continue their rise in the limelight with another new video off their debut album Enjoy While It Lasts. I’m still waiting for this side of the pond to start picking up on them. Fred Macpherson sports his signature slicked hair, dorky glasses, and mega colorful shirt in the video. These guys are so fun to see live. I hope they come back to North America soon, they’ll surely win over tons of new fans when they do a circuit. Great music, charisma, goofy humor, rock and roll demeanor… They’ve got it all.