STRFKR's friends in Chicago over at Liberum Pictures came up with this awesome video for STRFKR's "Quality Time," a track off their upcoming LP Reptilians, in stores March 8. While it's not an official STRFKR video, it does feature a time-stopping, party-starting, glammed-out...dude, who brings to life an otherwise lame party (with the help of STRFKR's "Quality Time"). Check it out above.
Here's a nice little clip: Loney Dear's Emil Svanängen performs a solo rendition of his new song "Young Hearts" in this intimate video. On-screen animations highlight the track as it goes. The track is an early glimpse at the music that will make up Loney Dear's new full-length album due out later this year. Watch it above.
Casiokids have been nominated for a Spellman, which is the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy, for Best Music Video. The video is for the song "En Vill Hest" off of their recent compilation Topp stemning pa lokal bar. The video features glowing crystals, exploding cereal, radical dance moves, and lots of smoke. Like the Grammy's, Spellman nominations are determined by a jury. But unlike the Grammy's, Spellman winners are determined by popular vote. So click the link below to head to the voting site, and watch it above.
Pitchfork debuted an awesome new video for Deerhoof's "The Merry Barracks" off of Deerhoof vs. Evil. The video features levitating apparitions, exploding heads, gravity-defying debris, and heart-shaped atomic clouds. What else would you expect? Head on over to Pitchfork TV and check it out.
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.
David Barnes, art-director for of Montreal, is releasing a brand new book of his works of art spanning his entire 20-something year career. The book, titled "What's Weird?", features over 100 painting and hundreds more sketches, doodles, and comments on the works. In preparation for the April 26th release, Barnes will create a teaser trailer per week--and this week's is hilarious. If you feel your rights have ever been infringed upon, check this out. Rights you didn't even know you had may have been violated, and the crack team of attorneys over at Barnes & Spenser are going to get you what you deserve: a huge cash settlement. Watch above.
Casiokids took SXSW by storm this year and debuted new material at several of their shows. This video clip shows the debut of Olympiske Leker, another awesome upbeat electropop jammer from the Norwegian quintet. The video's taken from the dancing multitudes, so check it out and feel like you're there shakin' it with the band.
Alright my friends, it's time to let David Barnes bring you a better future, a brighter today, and an unforgettable tomorrow with his new limited art book, What's Weird? The full color 128 page book features new drawings and sketches from David and is currently up for pre-order right now through our E-Store. You can even get it as a package deal with of Montreal's new EP, thecontrollersphere. Check out David's new commercial above then follow the links below to pre-order.
IndyRock uploaded a new live video of Vivian Girls from their first show in Spain on 3/25 at Planta Baja in Granada. Vivian Girls will be touring Spain until 4/2, and will return for a full US tour with Black Lips. Click the links below to check out videos and photos from the show, along with a complete list of upcoming tour dates.
STRFKR's bringing back their tour videos! Check out Episode 18 here, then click the link below to see all of STRFKR's YouTube videos. Don't forget to purchase your copy of Reptilians from the e-store if you haven't done so already!
The new 31Knots video for "Candles on Open Water" made its debut on VISIONS Mag today.
"Candles on Open Water" appears on the band's upcoming album, Trump Harm, which comes out April 26th in Europe and June 7th in North America. For all you Europeans out there, 31Knots will be touring through Germany, Belgium, and France throughout the whole month of May so be sure and catch them!
Follow the links below to check out the dates, watch the video, and pre-order Trump Harm.
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.
of Montreal art director David Barnes spent some time with The New Gay to discuss of Montreal's live visual art, what the American flag means to him, and how he is able to perform in those epic latex costumes night after night. He also promotes his new book What's Weird? If you haven't already, head over to the e-store to pick up your copy, along with of Montreal's latest EP thecontrollersphere.
The new video for STRFKR's stunning single "Julius" made its debut on Consequence of Sound today. The video was directed by Jason Miller and features an adventurous little jammer who saves his lady from pure evil. Pay attention at 2:55...AMAZING.
Check out the video above, then head to Consequence of Sound for more by clicking the link below. If you haven't picked up a copy of the band's latest album, Reptilians, yet...do that too!
Check out this Mighty Clouds live acoustic performance, which they recently recorded while on tour in Germany. Click the link below to check out more live acoustic videos, and be sure to visit our e-store to purchase the self-titled album!
While of Montreal was on tour in support of their new EP thecontrollersphere, the band stopped by the AV Club office in Chicago to perform a cover as part of their series Undercover. Check out the video of their cover of The White Stripes “Fell In Love With A Girl” at the link below.