The official video for Marina‘s single ‘Shampain’, taken from her debut album ‘The Family Jewels‘. A lot has been said about this video being a tribute to Michael Jackson, and I do see that inclination in this video.
Though Marina does look a bit stressed out in the vid, you can appreciate the song fully with your peepers closed.
‘Shampain‘ is released through 679 on 11th October 2010.
‘The Family Jewels’ is available to buy here:
Ra Ra Riot surprised everyone with their 2008 debut The Rhumb Line and overwhelming all the blogs and grabbing attention from the music community, although they later on faded into the background simultaneously relasing the debut with critical favorites Vampire Weekend and Fleet Foxes.
How about their sophomore album The Orchard? I have yet to hear the album though I have heard a few songs already but a lot of people have been saying the cathartic and emotional indie experience you get from the album.
Well, those are some seriously high bars set by those reviews. I’m gonna be expecting something above average from them! Below is the official music video of “Boy” from The Orchard.
A lot of you have been waiting for this, well here it is. Below is the music video for arcade Fire’s track, “Ready To Start” off their currently released album The Suburbs (which is currently leading at number 1). The unflagging glory seekers’ live concert footage from a recent show in London is featured in the video. And when the slow motion starts the supreme epicness of it all reigns. This got me thinking on a few things I am enamored with when it comes to Arcade Fire, but most of all their outraged vitality and how their music always makes sense…
Okay, enough babbling. Here’s the video.
VIRGINIA ECHEVERRIA WHIPPLE
One of the great things about Bombay Bicycle Club is how they endured the long stay in the music scene without losing sight of their band’s persona and fundamentally transformed and better their sound through the years. It proves how they are cognisant of their sound and are focused on their growth as a band. It’s even more commendable how they try to deliver a varied style and sound in every album they release. These London rockers with a bit of adorable geekiness went for a more acoustic and intimate sound in their new album, Flaws. Their sound is a softer version of Ray LaMontagne and a bit of Iron and Wine with a more lively percussion.
I hope you buy their recently released album, Flaws! Their video for Rinse Me Down, below!
Bombay Bicycle Club – Rinse Me Down
|The Man behind Dominant Legs.|
I’m quite adamant in saying this but Dominant Legs is new to me. Clawing Out at The Walls has been playing in constant repeat in my head for the past week but I’ve only heard of them almost a month ago. If you didn’t get a wind of these guys, I suggest you do now or you’ll pass something amazing.
The man pictured above is San Franciscan native Ryan Lynch, the one primarily behind Dominant Legs. As the name implies, dominant leg pertains to finding that “unnatural strength” in one leg over the other. Ryan Lynch drops some lines in appreciation to slender, sexy gams in his songs and he seems thoroughly contented with his word. Although some interviews connote that Dominant Legs is Lynch’s solo project, wherein he sings, plays guitar (acoustic and non), synthesizer and drum machines, he does have a companion – Hannah Hunt(like him, from the SF band Girls). Is it just me or did the “duo” concept appealed to a lot of artists? It started with Ike and Tina, Moldy Peaches and a few more.
On first listen, anyone would be impressed with their sound. The songs are honest with a production eliciting haunting yet lush images in your head. Dominant Legs’ creativity shines with their different percussions like the handdrums, brass sounds and that echoing falsetto. Other than the dance, folk and rock genre’s touched by their music, there are some ingeneous additions like hand-claps and jazz.
Below featured are their A class tracks, “Just Silly Ones,” “Young at Love and Life,” “Clawing Out At The Walls,” and “About My Girls.” With Dominant Legs,the emotion goes full stream and is at its best when embraced willfully. It’s sentimental, nostalgic and genuine. With the talent these two are showing us, you’d definitely hear more of them sooner than you think.
Purchase their CD Young At Love And Life here.
Opening for Girls on these dates:
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
12/04 – San Diego, CA @ Loft
12/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
12/06 – San Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters
And since I feel necessitated to provide other forms of multimedia here TBT, here’s a Youtube video of “Just Silly Ones,” giving us a peek of his music and some of his odd haircuts in the past.
Scissor Sisters‘ released this bright and hip-shaking video supporting their single “Any Which Way”. Some scenes even feature naked Jake Shears and some nude girls hiding their body behind a table lamp and other home props. These infectiously fun group had me begging for some banging time on the dance floor!
“Any Which Way”, which will be out September 20, is the second single from the band’s third studio album “Night Work”. The music video is directed by Ace Norton (Norah Jones, Death Cab for Cutie) and was shot over two days in London, England.
Apparently I am late on this but rather late than never! If Kanye West’s lyrics got you scratching your head, wait til you get a load of the song’s music video. Marco Brambilla, a visual artist who happens to be the director for the video gives us the lowdown on the aesthetics of the music video. Read it here on MTV’s page. Kanye West outdoes himself once again.
“The key to a number one album, you ask? A publicity campaign, $3.99 sales on Amazon.com, rave reviews, and a headlining spot at Lollapalooza just about does it.” Alex Young of Consequence of Sound it spot on on that one.
Other than those brilliant tactics, the album scores high notes from critics and a few sour ones. But Arcade Fire’s The Suburban flame burned right through Eminem as the album beat his Recovery out for the #1 slot on the Billboard Top 200 with 156,079 albums sold of The Suburbs in their first week. Their 3rd studio album, The Suburbs beat Eminem’s Recovery narrowly selling 152,000.
And if that’s not enough to convince you, The Suburbs dropped atop Billboard’s Euro Album Chart and Digital Sales chart and was the top selling album on iTunes (more of it here). Cheers to Arcade Fire, Merge Records and all the fans. Great day for indie! Great day for Canada.
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They were an aural pleasure in their Madison Square Garden webcast and did a fantastic job headlining Lollapalooza. Although the live performance of two songs is practically pie for the Canadian crew, their performance was nothing short of fun, genuine and undeniably good.
They played “Ready to Start” and “Month of May”, tracks that happen to be one of the mainstream-sounding songs off the album. And the interaction between Jon Stewart and Win Butler is definitely the best part of the show.
If you are one of those unlucky ones like me who didn’t get to see them perform live at The Jon Stewart Show, well then relive the experience inside.
M.I.A. gives us a closer look of her mouth in her teaser and now with the full video for her XXO track we’d see a different M.I.A., framed by glittery flowers like some fanmade video and dancing unicorns. Despite the oddness of the video, the song wins with its infused with an insane beat. This song is probably one of the few songs I like in her recent album /\/\ /\ Y /\.
Check the video inside!
I think I’m falling in love with Sweden even more. Lemme see, the country exports indie acts with lasting talent like Robyn, The Hives, Lykke Li, The Cardigans, The Sounds… the list goes on. Now add Teddybears Stockholm to that. Save for the menagerie of genre’s they mix like pop, rock, hip-hop, electronica, reggae, punk to name a few. These guys created their music around the year I was born and they sure made some great music.
The first time I’ve heard of these guys was in their Cobrastyle video. I’m totally down with the rhythm and the dig digi bombi-ness of it all, but those bear heads creep me. I mean, seriously. I have a thing against clowns as well, so this isn’t anything unusual. If you need to be reminded of that wild video, I posted it below.
Teddybears Stockholm’s Yours To Keep is the bees’ knees. There, I said it. I don’t want to force the track on you, but don’t prejudge the bear heads. Though it does add personality, nothing beats the good vocals from Paola and the right groove set by the trio.