Dirty Projectors just released a video for the track “Impregnable Question” off 2012’s Swing Lo Magellen, and it basically features a dude running through the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
I can’t decide if I’m really digging this song, or if I’m just in love with the visuals – but does it really matter? Just let me zone out looking at the landscape and wondering when I’ll have both the time and money to visit these magnificent places.
Have you been spending the last month and a half watching this video for Solange’s “Lovers in the Parking Lot”? If so, excellent work. If not, fix it now.
Need another reason to watch it? The video was shot in Houston:
Damn this fall has been flying by. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that you heard that that Arcade Fire was releasing another album? Now that album, Reflektor, is being released next week.
As they ramp up for that release, they’ve released this lyric video for a new song, “Afterlife”:
Jessie Ware recently had some tour stops in Texas, where she played a new track in her encore called “True Believers”.
Normally, I’d skip posting show clips like this because the audio is so terrible, but the sound quality is pretty good on this one, and the song is just too beautiful to skip:
AlunaGeorge‘s debut album Body Music has a ton of great tracks on it beyond the songs you’ve already heard, and one of them is “Best Be Believing”.
Now the duo has released a video for that track, so you can start to jam out to that too. The video features Aluna Francis being forced to attend a “Dance Rehabilitation Clinic”, which basically looks like Girl, Interrupted plus dancing. Read More
I was all ready to be mad at Charli XCX when she cancelled a bunch of tour dates – including her date here in Austin – to open for Paramore’s tour. “She’ll never reschedule”, I moaned, “And then the next time she comes through town she’ll be in a much bigger venue.”
Well, Charli proved me wrong because she rescheduled the date only a few months later and in the same venue. And when she finally gets here, it looks like she’ll have some new music to perform. Read More
You may have heard this track back when it was released over the summer, but it’s fresh in my mind now that I’ve had a week to listen to Janelle Monáe‘s amazing new album, The Electric Lady.
Be honest, have you listened to anything except “Q.U.E.E.N.”? If you haven’t, I don’t blame you; that track alone pushes the album into 10 top category. But you haven’t taken a listen to the album at large, now is the time.
“Dance Apocalyptic” might not be the best track on the album, but it’s certainly one of the catchiest. Let it be your introduction to the rest of The Electric Lady:
Listen for: “What’s the matter? / Your chicken taste like pork? / You have triplets instead of twins? / Does your food taste plastic?”
You can also check out the video for the track, which is absolutely worth 4 minutes of your time (and then 20 more minutes when you watch it 5 more times):
I’d admit that haven’t been paying enough attention to Camera Obscura‘s new album Desire Lines that was released back in June. I’ve been digging on a more electronic sound lately, and their sweet pop just wasn’t hitting my ears the right way.
Then I got to see a fantastic performance from Belle & Sebastian last month, and it’s got me desiring some more twee in my life. Read More
Ski Lodge is continuing to bring us catchy indie pop/rock that would sound right at home on that end-of-summer mixtape you’re currently cultivating.
“Boy” is off their upcoming album Big Heart, which will be released August 20th via Dovecote Records. Take a listen below: Read More
One look at the font/artwork for this new single from Summer Camp and you’re instantly transported back to 1980s. Which just so happens to be Summer Camp’s favorite decade.
Though their music sounds decidedly less retro to me than their earlier work – particularly the Young EP – the influences are definitely still there.