Warning, things are about to get hot and heavy up in here. Seriously, this video has multiple couples literally “latching” on to each other ushered by new comer and collaborator Sam Smith’s silky vocals perfectly capturing that feeling of the first time you fall head over heels in love with someone. In the way that you can’t keep your hands off each other and can’t wait to get them home alone. Oh man, that is the best!
There will never be a day when I won’t blog a No Doubt video. Tragic Kingdom is burned on to my 90’s teenage bones. I’m stoked to see Gwen took off her high heels and is getting back to what made this band so great. Now all we need is that bindi back and the pink hair too.
Even though Zygadlo put out an LP with Planet Mu Records two years ago the first time a had every heard one of his compositions was about nine months ago. The track was “Variously Made Men” and it blew me away.
I’ve been waiting for new material from him ever since and finally it’s arrived with the video above for “Melpomene” a beautifully constructed ballad who name is taken from the Greek muse. As in “Variously Made Men” we hear the rare use of an accordion and this time a classical piano is brought in for a dueling effect. Every time I hear a Zygadlo production I can’t help but think that he must have been deeply inspired by the works of Frank Zappa. If I ever have the chance to meet him I will be sure to ask.
Over the past month CocoRosie has released both singles off her new 7”. The video above is for the A side and first single “We Are On Fire.” We haven’t heard much from her since Grey Oceans in 2010 and it’s exciting to see that she’s back to work and that Touch and Go records is back from hiatus this being their first release since 2009. Not a bad way to kick it off.
Below is the second song off her new 7” “Tearz For Animals” featuring vocals from Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnson). You would think that it might now work since both vocalists have such unique style but somehow it just does. The album was released on the 5th and you can grab it right here.
I have an abounding love for Body Language. I nearly OD’d on their album Social Studies that came out last year and made our Top 50 of 2011 list.
I never get sick of seeing them live either. It’s a big old dance party every time. That’s why I’m so happy they have given us a sneak peak at one of the newest songs “The First” recorded live in the video above. Needless to say, I’m beyond excited for their next release!
“Coming Down” is probably my favorite track of Dum Dum Girls September release “Only In Dreams.” I’m a little surprised that they just released a video for it now, but I suppose the want to keep promoting the album by rolling out media for it continuously. Either way I’ll take it.
If you haven’t heard the whole album by now (shame on you) you can stream it here. And if by some odd chance you’re curious what I think of the whole album you can check out the full review I wrote for exfm right here.
Back in December, nearly nine months ago I watched in amazement as Alex Schaff looped and harmonized his way through a tiny show at Bowery Electric. There was at most ten people in the audience, but I knew then that this wouldn’t be the last time I heard from Yellow Ostrich.
Since then the band, which was originally just Schaaf has officially added two other members, opened for Beirut at North Side Festival, signed to Barsuk Records, re-released The Mistress; a album that I still listening to regularly and released the Fade Cave EP . Congrats to Alex for making it all happen. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead.
About two months ago we showed you the video for Lana’s “Video Games.” It was mesmerizing and this one may even be more so. She reminds me of a young Nancy Sinatra. You can see by this image that she is definitely paying a homage to her on the track art for “Video Games. It’s nice to know we’re on the same page.
What ever “it” is Del Ray’s got. I can’t wait to hear her full length album which is rumored to be named G.A.B (God Bless America).