Posts Tagged ‘TNaF’

March 10, 2018

Young Blood, along with Punching In A Dream, were some of the very first songs that made us fall head over heels for New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous. It’s hard to believe how long ago that was, and how much that time period feels like a whole lifetime ago. The Naked and Famous have been growing and changing over those years, too. They’ve just released their new acoustic album. Two of the founding members of the band, Aaron Short and Jesse Wood, have made the decision to leave. And The Naked and Famous have just embarked on a new tour for their new album, A Still Heart. Today, we get to watch a music video for their gorgeously stripped back, tenderly strumming rendition of Young Blood. We melt into its exquisite melancholy and Alisa’s delicate voice. Our hearts flutter in joy at the prospect of hearing the song live tomorrow night, when The Naked and Famous plays to a sold out crowd at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, with IHM favorite Luna Shadows on keys. It’s going to be a magically heartrending night as we come full circle with The Naked and Famous. Young Blood (Stripped) is available, here. Find out about their new album A Still Heart and their forthcoming tour dates on their website, here.

May 22, 2017
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October 4, 2016

Soon enough, we’ll get to listen to a whole album of new The Naked And Famous songs, and that thought leaves me tingling with excitement. Simple Forms arrives on October 14th. As that date approaches, the New Zealand band continues to please our eager ears with songs via their lyric video visual series. The Runners, the latest episode in that series, is a generous helping of TNaF’s signature sound: cinematic sweeping, melodic billowing, synth erupting alt pop and electro rock, lead by Alisa’s ever endearing crystalline voice. I look forward to seeing TNaF on tour again when they play the Fox Theatre in Oakland on November 30th. Pre-order Simple Forms from iTunes and you get an instant download of The Runners. Learn more about The Naked And Famous’ tour dates, here.

August 25, 2016

This massive The Naked And Famous fan is so excited for the New Zealand band’s third full length album that I can’t keep still. I’m already so insanely addicted to Simple Forms’ lead single, Higher, and here they come with a second song for me to obsess over too. Laid Low, which arrives by lyric video, is a synth pulsing eruption of vivid electronic pop. Though it begs some comparison to CHVRCHES with its bold soundscape, it’s unmistakably TNaF. Alisa Xayalith’s ever endearing singing and the song’s rich sawing guitar make Laid Low another epic grand, electro cascading TNaF pillar. Simple Forms will be out October 14th via their own label Somewhat Damaged. The Naked and Famous will be closing out their forthcoming fall tour at the cavernous Fox Oakland on November 30th. I can’t wait to see them play their new songs. Pre-order Simple Forms from iTunes.

September 4, 2014
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Manchester’s The 1975 sure seems to be having fun with the remixes this week, though I’m certainly craving for some new originals too (and some new footage of that dreamy Matt Healy tossing his dark locks back and forth). Yesterday, I shared their remix of Travi$ Scott’s Drive. Today, I share with you their glitchy, sublime take on The Naked and Famous’ The Mess. Try to stay grounded on this one, I dare ya. Alisa’s gorgeous vocals and The 1975’s atmospheric tweaks? Yes, please!

September 4, 2014
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Manchester’s The 1975 sure seems to be having fun with the remixes this week, though I’m certainly craving for some new originals too (and some new footage of that dreamy Matt Healy tossing his dark locks back and forth). Yesterday, I shared their remix of Travi$ Scott’s Drive. Today, I share with you their glitchy, sublime take on The Naked and Famous’ The Mess. Try to stay grounded on this one, I dare ya. Alisa’s gorgeous vocals and The 1975’s atmospheric tweaks? Yes, please!

May 29, 2014
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Red hot NYC duo MS MR remixed The Naked and Famous’ Hearts Like Ours, off their sophomore album In Rolling Waves, which came out last fall. It’s likely one of my favorite tracks off the release, and this more pensive and somber re-imagining of the track by the dark pop duo is a nice and welcome way to revisit the tune. 

May 29, 2014
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Red hot NYC duo MS MR remixed The Naked and Famous’ Hearts Like Ours, off their sophomore album In Rolling Waves, which came out last fall. It’s likely one of my favorite tracks off the release, and this more pensive and somber re-imagining of the track by the dark pop duo is a nice and welcome way to revisit the tune. 

OFFICIAL VID: The Naked And Famous – I Kill Giants

October 31, 2013

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This one’s fresh off the press and just announced. New Zealand indie act The Naked and Famous released a music video for soaring In Rolling Waves track I Kill Giants. It’s one of many gorgeous new tunes off the great sophomore album. Sure, it’s hard to top debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You, but they did a dang good job on In Rolling Waves. It’s one of those albums that grew on me more and more with every listen. I Kill Giants is one of the more synthpop leaning tunes on the album. When tNaF announced the video just a few minutes ago on their Facebook feed, Alisa added a little message about the song. I think it’s only proper I paste over what she said before you watch the video:

“At first I felt insecure singing about something so infinitely painful and blatantly autobiographical. But now I’m more comfortable explaining that I Kill Giants is a song about losing my mum to breast cancer as a young girl. Thanks to Joel Kefali for directing such a beautiful video” – Alisa

Thank you for sharing, Alisa.

OFFICIAL VID: The Naked And Famous – I Kill Giants

October 31, 2013

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This one’s fresh off the press and just announced. New Zealand indie act The Naked and Famous released a music video for soaring In Rolling Waves track I Kill Giants. It’s one of many gorgeous new tunes off the great sophomore album. Sure, it’s hard to top debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You, but they did a dang good job on In Rolling Waves. It’s one of those albums that grew on me more and more with every listen. I Kill Giants is one of the more synthpop leaning tunes on the album. When tNaF announced the video just a few minutes ago on their Facebook feed, Alisa added a little message about the song. I think it’s only proper I paste over what she said before you watch the video:

“At first I felt insecure singing about something so infinitely painful and blatantly autobiographical. But now I’m more comfortable explaining that I Kill Giants is a song about losing my mum to breast cancer as a young girl. Thanks to Joel Kefali for directing such a beautiful video” – Alisa

Thank you for sharing, Alisa.