Xiu Xiu's newest song "Beauty Towne" from their forthcoming album, Always, has gotten some online love these past few days. The video, animated by Jean T Kim, made its debut on NME and can be watched above. The track was also posted on Pitchfork, and can be streamed below. Always comes out March 6th, and is available for pre-order RIGHT HERE.
QRO Magazine wrote up a great review for Xiu Xiu's Portland show, even comparing Stewart's on-stage writhing with Morrissey. Follow the link below to read on. Also be sure to check out the live video above to see Jamie Stewart and Angela Seo performing "Hi".
Xiu Xiu's brand new video for "Born to Suffer" made its debut on IMPOSE Magazine today. Watch it above! "Born to Suffer" appears on the band's latest album, Always, which is available through our online store RIGHT HERE.
In addition to posting the video, IMPOSE is hosting a giveaway for a vinyl copy of Always and two tickets to the band's upcoming NY show at Bowery Ballroom on 8/30. Follow the link below to check it out!
If you've been wondering what xbxrx have been up to these past couple years, wonder no more. Equipped with a new drummer, new material, and new beach ball costumes, xbxrx are currently playing around the Los Angeles area. Check out the video above by Carnage Video to become enlightened.
Our intern Molly and I took a trip San Francisco's one-and-only Dolores Park to flip through David Barnes' new art book, What's Weird? As you can see, we had a good time!
What's Weird? is available now and comes in two different formats:
Regular Edition – Limited edition first pressing includes download code of page by page audio commentary by David (that's it in the video).
Special Deluxe Hard Cover Edition - Gorgeous hard cover edition limited to just 250 copies! Each book is hand-numbered, signed by David, and includes a hand-made sketch on the inside cover. Also includes download code of page by page audio commentary by David.
Follow the links below to find out more about David Barnes and to purchase What's Weird?. Video by Molly Stetson.
Here's Mike doing a live performance of "Mother's Milk Breath" (track 8 off the new Owen album, Ghost Town) at Salvage One in Chicago. Be sure to check out the Owen YouTube channel for the rest of the videos in the ongoing Ghost Town live series. If you haven't had a chance to check out Ghost Town yet, you can stream it / order it RIGHT HERE.
To close out the Ghost Town live video series, Mike revisited the same location seen in the first video, his own home. Check out this performance of "Everyone's Asleep in the House but Me," the last track off Ghost Town.
Be sure and visit the Owen YouTube channel to see all the past videos. There's one for each song off Ghost Town.
Directed by Ewan Macleod, Loney Dear's newest video, "Loney blues," has a faceless skateboarder riding through urban streets. The scenes go perfectly with the slow orchestral swell Emil is known for creating, and Stereogum was nice enough to debut the video. Check it out above, or click the link below to see what Stereogum had to say!
The new Shugo Tokumaru video for "Katachi" made its debut on Pitchfork today (watch it above). The video was directed by Kijek / Adamski and features some SERIOUS stop motion animation skills. This thing will blow you away for sure.
"Katachi" is featured on Shugo Tokumaru's new album, In Focus?, which comes out tomorrow!
Last night, Japandroids swung by the Conan O'Brien show to perform their song "The Nights of Wine and Roses," the first track from their critically acclaimed album, Celebration Rock. Watch the video above!
In late February 2011, Vivian Girls had the honor of playing the first-ever Bruise Cruise--a music festival aboard a cruise ship. Between sailing around the Caribbean and playing shows, Vivian Girls had time to take a break from their swim and interview poolside. Check out what they have to say about life on the high seas, the new record Share the Joy, and finding time for all their side projects. Watch above.
Vivian Girls continue their European tour this month and have been receiving tons of praise throughout the European music world. The girls did an exclusive acoustic performance of “Sixteen Ways” for UK blog This is Fake DIY. Check out the video above then click the links below for other interviews in Addict Music & Bowlegs Music.
Back in July during Vivian Girls' UK tour, Manchester Scenewipe met up with them at The Ruby Lounge to shoot this live performance of "Dance (If You Wanna)" off their latest album, Share the Joy. Check out the performance above then head to Manchester Scenewipe by clicking the link below.
Vivian Girls took a break from their European tour to stop by the Bowlegs studio for a live performance of "Take It As It Comes" from their recent album Share The Joy. You can check it out above. Also, if you click the link below and head over to Drowned in Sound you can see a photo set from Vivian Girls' show at XOYO in London. And just in case you missed it, click below to head over to NME to watch the official music video for Vivian Girls' "Take It As It Comes."