Archive for the ‘music video’ tag
Bat For Lashes takes on the classic teenage skirmish/ party trope in this latest video. Good over all? Meh.
Singer-songwriter / film composer Keegan DeWitt and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock make up the Nashville-based duo Wild Cub, and they’ve caught our attention. They’re just beginning to catch on – this summer they performed at Bonnaroo, for instance – but thankfully, they’ve uploaded a king’s share of solid indie pop. “Thunder Clatter” is my personal favorite, but we’ll let you decide for yourself. These tracks are our favorites so far.
Remember Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game?” I remember feeling guilty about liking what my teenage brain told me should have been a languid, easy-listening track, that instead became a catchy refrain I’d sing at track meets. (I was a cool kid.) Coves released a psychedelic, dreamy cover of what’s already a dreamy song. Check it out – the electric guitar is particularly appealing. It’s getting me all nostalgic.
In anticipation for her new album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats (to be released May 29, 2012), Regina Spektor has released a little taste of her dizzying dream with the dark video for “All the Rowboats.” Spektor gets a little more glammed up and is even carrying a little more of an amped up sound as the Alice clad in black falls into murky waters and into a whirlwind nightmare.
Guest post by Ariana H.
Florence + The Machine have released the video for “Never Let Me Go,” off their album Ceremonials. Check it out here on iTunes. Your Music Radar notes that “in Australia the track is being used for the new release of The Titanic to celebrate 100yrs since the shipping tragedy.” Bizarre, and yes, still a good song.
Dark-wave has never sounded so good. Evy Jane’s aesthetic is like a feminine version of The Weeknd’s, but way more subtle and way less whiny. The atmosphere is one of dazed numbness, the beat is a low, warbling stumble. Evy Jane’s honeyed voice quavers and trills, “Didn’t I tell you / didn’t I tell you / didn’t I tell you / not to be so kind?” Wistful R&B vocals are getting played out, but Evy Jane’s bored tone and whimsical delivery make it fresh. Her self-titled EP came out in February, though this mesmerizing video only recently emerged…
Grimes, poster-child of post-internet music, just released the official video for “Oblivion.” Lady Gaga can’t hold a flame to this bubblegum. The allure of Grimes’ edgy pop can’t be boiled down to shock-appeal. Watch the video already. It’s deliriously absurd.
School of Seven Bells’ official video for Ghostory’s opening track, “Lafaye,” strays dangerously close to the current witchhaus trend. At least SVIIB hasn’t gotten dark enough to reject standard typography like ooOoO, ~▲†▲~ and †‡†. The after-production is similarly fanciful though. Everything is in sepia, Alejandra Deheza spookily fades in and out. These whimsical effects make “Lafaye” seem like it was lifted out of an B horror film. Deheza is superimposed over footage of a haunted house, complete with strobe-lighting and a glimpse of a scantily clad murderess. It’s nice to put a face to Deheza’s voice, but the way she stares at the camera with her glistening puppy-dog eyes is so intense it borders on corny. To her credit, the asymmetrical haircut is pretty sharp. “Lafaye” is a great song though, and the video is entertaining, if questionable.