Posts Tagged ‘The End’

October 19, 2017
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French electronic outfit KCPK dropped a heckuva gripping and riveting five track EP earlier this month named Critics. The title track is a regal sweeping, grandiose soaring anthem. Its throbbing electronica is heavily adorned in icy synths and pounding beats. It’s also infused with bold electro-rock and painted in a new wavey gloss. Critics is perfect for a visceral and liberating solo dance session. KCPK also shared a video this week for opulently pulsating, darkwavey  synthpop track The End, their current single off Critics. The theatrical clip was directed by Luc Besson’s Steadicam operator Loïc Andrieu, with cinematography by DoP Nicolas Loir (Ghostpoet, Woodkid, Alt-J) and with VFX by famous French Flame artist and VFX artist David Danesi (Jackie, The Artist). The cinematic video, which premiered on Nowness, captures a teenage girl’s worst nightmare. Stream KCPK’s Critics EP in full on Soundcloud, here

April 20, 2017
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We hop over to Bergen, Norway for the exact sort of glacial enchanting pop that I can never resist from that magical region of the world. Elida Høgalmen, who likes to mix elements from genres like melancholic pop, jazz, and even Arabic music, gives us an icy enthralling yet woozy warm ballad named Winter Sun. The fantastlcal wonderland she’s taken us into is lined with a dark edge rooted in its kaleidoscopic braids. Winter Sun is like Aurora or Oh Land gone Pixx, Soak, and Lykke Li. For more of  Elida Høgalmen’s beautifully captivating music, stream her debut single The End below. Don’t be surprised if you feel melancholy and awe, all at once.

December 31, 2014
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The End is a hip hop and electropop jam that brings together Los Angeles’ Olivver The Kid, an act I’ve been championing since he swept me away with his song Lucy, and Wes Period, a rising California hip hop artist who only gripped my attention recently. The two make the perfect match on the gritty song, which carries a hooking chorus by Olivver with plenty of his slinky, edgy synthpop style and Wes Period’s staccato, entrancing, and raw delivery. Pinky and the Brain also delivers on the song’s transfixing and dark production. You might recall that Olivver is formerly from The Neighbourhood, who’s vibe always gelled with hip hop.

OFFICIAL VID: CYMBALS – The End

May 29, 2014

CYMBALS recent album The Age Of Fracture has been out on Tough Love, and they’ve released an amalgamation of live footage and mesmerizing London city visuals to accompany blissful, soothing synthpop track The End, all of which were taken in the span of 24 hours. The song is full of light, airy synths and mesmerizing beats.

OFFICIAL VID: CYMBALS – The End

May 29, 2014

CYMBALS recent album The Age Of Fracture has been out on Tough Love, and they’ve released an amalgamation of live footage and mesmerizing London city visuals to accompany blissful, soothing synthpop track The End, all of which were taken in the span of 24 hours. The song is full of light, airy synths and mesmerizing beats.

The Raveonettes – The End (The Doors cover)

March 6, 2014

Danish indie rock duo The Raveonettes decided to offer up a psychedelic cover of The Doors classic The End. It’s a gentle, whimsical treat that made me melt the moment the opening bars hit. It’s their contribution to A Psych Tribute To The Doors, out March 4 on Cleopatra, which is a compilation of covers by a long list of bands.

The Raveonettes – The End (The Doors cover)

March 6, 2014

Danish indie rock duo The Raveonettes decided to offer up a psychedelic cover of The Doors classic The End. It’s a gentle, whimsical treat that made me melt the moment the opening bars hit. It’s their contribution to A Psych Tribute To The Doors, out March 4 on Cleopatra, which is a compilation of covers by a long list of bands.

OFFICIAL VID: The Jezabels – The End

November 14, 2013

Let’s stick around Australia for a little bit more. The Jezabels have announced a new album titled The Brink to release on February 17. I was a huge fan of their 2011 debut album Prisoner, though a little late to catch on to it. I love their alt rock sound that has a hint of disco pop at times, and touches of 80’s power pop glam at other times. And, as usual, I gravitate towards compelling vocals that remind me of Kate Bush. I’m eager to hear what they have to offer us on the sophomore album. For now, we get to listen to lead single The End and watch its new video. It’s as omnipotent and captivating as I expected. I hope The Jezabels will tour once the new album is out, since I didn’t catch them on tour for Prisoners. I very much want to hear them live. In fact, the version of Prisoners I purchased had a bonus CD of live material, and I dug the live material even more than the studio recorded album!

OFFICIAL VID: The Jezabels – The End

November 14, 2013

Let’s stick around Australia for a little bit more. The Jezabels have announced a new album titled The Brink to release on February 17. I was a huge fan of their 2011 debut album Prisoner, though a little late to catch on to it. I love their alt rock sound that has a hint of disco pop at times, and touches of 80’s power pop glam at other times. And, as usual, I gravitate towards compelling vocals that remind me of Kate Bush. I’m eager to hear what they have to offer us on the sophomore album. For now, we get to listen to lead single The End and watch its new video. It’s as omnipotent and captivating as I expected. I hope The Jezabels will tour once the new album is out, since I didn’t catch them on tour for Prisoners. I very much want to hear them live. In fact, the version of Prisoners I purchased had a bonus CD of live material, and I dug the live material even more than the studio recorded album!