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Monday, Mar 9, 2009

I think Ghostly International described the latest video from 2008’s Alpinisms best themselves:


“In School of Seven Bells music, a human element lurks behind a veil of technology and noise; Toby Holbrook’s video for the Brooklyn trio’s ‘Half Asleep’ follows suit, depicting real-life twin vocalists Alejandra and Claudia Deheza as earthbound beauties, while complicating their image through sped-up film, gauzy overlays, and brightly colored, weather-like disturbances. The clip conjures a sad, surreal feeling that sticks with you long after the images fade.”



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Monday, Mar 9, 2009

Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s forthcoming album Beware is out on March 17th (the 16th in the UK) and here’s a music video for one of its songs, “I Am Goodbye”. The track is very country with it’s fiddle and banjo and it’s also very good. The video is simple but effective with Oldham strolling the city streets, singing.



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Monday, Mar 9, 2009
Hollywood Undead group photo

Hollywood Undead group photo


A mixture of rock and rap (while deftly avoiding the “nu metal” ethos of almost a decade ago), Hollywood Undead are deveoloping a rapidly growing fanbase with the release of their debut album, Swan Songs.  The group’s first single, “Undead”, was featured in the Super Bowl commercial for the upcoming G.I. Joe film. 


Bringing hip-hop’s love for their hometown to the table along with metal angst and hair-metal’s penchant for good times, Hollywood Undead’s sound is as unique as their look.  Keeping their identities secret beneath masks (à la Slipknot), Hollywood Undead are arguably one of the most interesting and exciting acts to hit the scene in years.


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Monday, Mar 9, 2009

Chris Wilcha (This American Life) treats us with the second video from Asthmatic Kitty’s latest and greatest, Fol Chen’s Part 1: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made, which saw release in mid-February. Not to be outdone, the benevolent label convinced Liars (fresh from their tour with Radiohead) to provide us all with a free remix. Good vibes all around.


Fol Chen
“Cable TV” [MP3]
     


“Cable TV (Liars Remix)” [MP3]
     


No Wedding Cake (Matthew David Remix) [MP3]
     



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Friday, Mar 6, 2009

Eight years ago this week UK acoustic band Turin Brakes released their debut The Optimist LP. We loved the record back then and it still sounds fresh and timely. Devon Powers raved: “Turin Brakes have created a testament to singing and songwriting, and it’s impossible not to believe. The Optimist LP is a treasure chest of sparkly baubles and rare gems, and from top to bottom it is precious and priceless.” The record spawned a rash of videos highlighted below, plus, a live treat at the end of the batch.


Turin Brakes - Underdog (Save Me)


Turin Brakes - Emergency 72


Turin Brakes - Mind Over Money


Turin Brakes - The Door


Turin Brakes - Over & Over and Feeling Oblivion


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