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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
The lead track off of the Scott Walker and Sunn O))) collaboration LP Soused tells a crazy story on its own; now, however, it's got some haunting visual accompaniment to join it.

“Oh, the wide Missouri!” Scott Walker sings, kicking off his collaborative album with the American drone metal overlords behind Sunn O))), Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson. Walker sounds better than he’s sounded in years, his famed (and now aged) baritone croon reaching near operatic heights. Of course, this being a collaboration between Walker and Sunn O))), things get increasingly weirder from there. From Guns N’ Roses-indebted lead guitar licks to the sound of a cracking bullwhip, “Brando” is a predictably iconoclastic tune from these sonic innovators.


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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
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The latest tune by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is, unsurprising for these guys, a retro-minded piece of rock and roll.

Those who remember the psychedelic color washes of Oasis’ “Shock of the Lightning” are sure to feel right at home when watching the latest music video by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “In the Heat of the Moment”. The tune is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming sophomore LP, Chasing Yesterday. The album finds Gallagher producing and writing all the music.


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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Longfellow may or may not be "the next Coldplay", but one thing is for certain, as evidenced by its new video for the song "Polaroid": these guys do Coldplay a lot better than Coldplay.

In a time where Coldplay is putting out the most boring music of its career, a group like Longfellow is a welcome and familiar thing to hear. The group hails from London, and already it has begun picking up accolades from British outlets. On BBC Radio 6 Music, Steve Lamacq hailed Longfellow as “The New Coldplay”. Support has also been given by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. Echoes of the early ‘00s, piano-centric British rock can be heard in Longfellow’s music, but the emotional earnestness and memorable chorus of “Polaroid” are strong enough that both the band and this track stand on their own.


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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Loose Buttons draw some aesthetic inspiration from the likes of Wes Anderson for their latest video, "Two Wolves".

The NYC-based indie rockers Loose Buttons are already gearing up to have a busy fall. This week alone the group has four dates at the popular CMJ festival, following the release of its most recent EP, Damage Gallery. One of the catchier tunes off of that release, “Two Wolves” (which premiered in June at Paste), now has a video, helmed by Frankie Fortunato & Justin Frabasile. The video’s playful and eccentric nature is not unlike Wes Anderson, whose famed yellow typefont is emulated in the lyric and title cues.


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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
The title track from the Canadian singer/songwriter Suzanne Jarvie's upcoming LP, Spiral Road, is a song of mystical journeys.

Though she hails from Toronto, Canada (and was born in colonial Hong Kong), singer/songwriter Suzanne Jarvie fits comfortably into the Americana fold. Her newest album, the Indiegogo funded Spiral Road, is set for release in the coming weeks. Now, you can watch the video for the title track below. Directed by Jason van Bruggen, the video captures the mystical journey detailed in Jarvie’s evocative lyrics: “Spiral road, come for me, ready for, eternity / Cloak of invisibility, equal at last – you and me.”


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