Coming off an insanely prolific period that saw them release five albums between 2009 and 2012, followed by a 2014 compilation, Dayton, Ohio garage rockers the Motel Beds are set to release their latest full-length Mind Glitter on 23 October. In advance of the release they’ve put together a fantastic little video for the title track, which consists nothnig more of clips from classic fast food commercials from the ‘70s and ‘80s. You’ll either be disgusted, or drooling, or both.
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Singer-songwriter Mike Grubbs, better known in Brooklyn circles as Wakey Wakey, has just released a new EP called Homeless Poets on the heels of his 2014 album Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said the Last Time I Saw You. He’s just put together a charming little video for the standout track “Adam & Eve”, which can be streamed below.
On the heels of 2014’s breakthrough debut album Structures, Swedish trio Like Swimming have just released the companion EP Tiny Structures, featuring minimalist re-imaginings of the album’s more popular tracks. In addition they’ve just completed a video for the album version of “Icarus” that serves as a good visual compliment to the song’s blend of lofty poetry and propulsive indie pop.
Myke Terry is best known for being the lead vocalist for metalcore band Bury Your Dead, who were modestly successful in the 2000s. After leaving the band in 2011, however, he gradually got his own solo career rolling, heading in more of a pop and soul direction, ditching the metal growling for singing. As you can hear on his new single “Slide” from his upcoming EP Red Handed (out 9 October, pre-order here) he’s headed in the direction of the Weeknd and Frank Ocean, and while it might be a shock to his metal fans, the style suits him perfectly. The accompanying video, directed by Meg Schmidt and featuring actress Ciarra Carter, only amplifies the intimacy of the song.
A native of Calgary, Alberta but now based in New York City, singer-songwriter Nadia Kazmi has just her new EP Lamb, which is her first collection of new original material since 2008’s Arrival. The murky tune “Haunting” is a tremendous example of how Kazmi approaches blues rock: stylistically it’s similar to the lean attack of Anna Calvi, but Kazmi’s singing steers it into much sultrier territory. It’ll stay with you long after first hearing it, and you can see the new video for the track below.
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