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Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
The gorgeous vocal interplay that is at the forefront of HUGH's music dominates the space at Sofar's London venue.

Following videos from Sofar’s London and Philadelphia venues, PopMatters takes you back once again to Sofar London, this time for a performance by the very promising indie quartet HUGH. Helmed by Benin City vocalist Josh Idehen, the group features Idehen on vocals with Izzy Brooks, Andy Highmore on production/keys, and Tino Kolarides on guitar.


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Monday, Sep 8, 2014
A lot dreamier than the city it shares its name with.

An airy fever dream of a track that recalls Steve Reich and Oneohtrix Point Never in equal measure, FaltyDL’s track “New Haven” is far dreamier than the Connecticut city it shares its name with. The song appeared in August on the producer’s album In the Wild; now it’s got a technologically awing new video that makes use of aerial drone cameras as well as a filmmaking technique called Schlieren Imaging, “to visualize the normally invisible flow of air.”


Watch it below. FaltyDL, whose real name is Drew Lustman, is a producer best known for touring with James Blake and remixing artists including the xx and Disclosure.


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Friday, Sep 5, 2014
alt-J has stepped in front of many cameras leading up to the release of its new album, This is All Yours, including two videos for single "Every Other Freckle".

Leeds-based indie rock outfit alt-J is having a busy time leading up to the release of its newest studio effort, This is All Yours. Following numerous live performances, both at concerts and on late-night television shows, the British trio has released twinned music videos for their latest single, “Every Other Freckle”; one represents a “boy’s perspective”, the other a “girl’s perspective”.


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Friday, Sep 5, 2014
In this amazing new video, bluegrass legends Del McCoury and Tim O'Brien chat about my hero Bill Monroe, the Del McCoury Band, and the importance of Hot Rize.

Hot Rize was at the forefront of newgrass in the ‘80s and then the band broke up into four amazing solo careers from members Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, Tim O’Brien, and Bryan Sutton. Now the seminal act is reforming for a new album When I’m Free, releasing 30 September. CMT has the group’s latest video, while you can catch the performance and discussion with McCoury and O’Brien below.


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Friday, Sep 5, 2014
It's rare to get a complete audio/visual package in an album, but San Francisco artist Christopher Willits has done just that with Opening.

San Francisco artist Christopher Willits has outdone both himself and many of his contemporaries with Opening, his recently released audio/visual album. Not only did he write a seven-song album, but he also put together a stunning 45-minute visual accompaniment for the music. Says Willits of the artwork, “For years, I’ve imagined the work I do in music, photography, video/film, immersive audio and meditation all coming into one space.” With Opening he has achieved that union quite impressively.


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