You say your Friday would be made if another Xiu Xiu video was released? Preferably from their last album, Angel Guts: Red Classroom, and entirely shot in crusty black and white? Thank god we have one for "Archie's Fades" that you can peep at then. Directed by Marty Marquez, the video takes Lynchian turns as the camera follows a stranger with many masks.
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!
Here's Painted Palms' new video for "Forever," the title track to their debut album (which was just released last week on 1/14). The video was directed by Ours & Yours and features lead singer Christopher Prudhomme gettin' wild in the desert. Watch it above and check out what Stereogum had to say about it HERE.
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Yesterday The Dodos debuted a new music video for "Confidence" on NPR's All Songs Considered, and we couldn't be more thrilled to divulge the deets. Off of their recently released album, Carrier, it's a sequel to the "Companions" video that came out in 2011, and features a high-speed chase, bathrobe couture, and one sweet, sweet moustache. It's directed by Nate Chan, and you can find it by clicking the NPR link or the Youtube video above.
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!
During Their / They're / There's last Chicago show at Schubas, Made of Chalk filmed a few songs which are now live on IMPOSE! Watch "New Blood" above then head to IMPOSE to see a clip of "Traveler's Insurance" and read an interview with singer Evan Weiss.
Holy smokes, Batman Kid! Wampire just debuted a brand new music video for "The Hearse" on Gorilla vs. Bear today. Click HERE to watch it on GvB for a cinematic narrative complete with huge 80's hair and attempted murder, as directed by the talented Raphaël Pfeiffer.
"The Hearse" is off of Wampire's recently released album Curiosity, and you can purchase it at our e-store HERE.
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.