This video for D/A/D’s “Orion Beach” is like if an N64 mated with an Atari Jaguar and its offspring was a warped version of Wave Rider. It’s the perfect backdrop for D/A/D’s delightfully kitschy synth-rock, which screams to be blasted during high-speed jet ski sequences. I want to play this video, which I’m pretty sure is a compliment.
“Orion Beach” appears on The Construct, the second edition of which is out next week via Hausu Mountain.
We’ve been pretty stoked about this Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink collaborative project ever since they dropped one of 2013′s best singles, “Hang on to Life,” last summer. You might recall the single later receiving a crazy, smokey music video that was equally great.
Well, second single “Called to Ring” has received the same treatment. The video features a strange camo-clad band playing along to the song in slow motion, occasionally being interrupted by the conjoined, mask-wearing faces of Pink and Elbrecht mouthing the lyrics. Like the previous one, it’s a trip. Hopefully there’s a full-length in the cards for Jorge Elbrose because this pair has proven to be just a machine at turning out obscenely catchy songs.
Mariam The Believer’s Blood Donation was definitely one of 2013′s greatest albums. It was also one of the year’s most mystifying, perhaps the greatest question it left us with being, “How do I dance to this?” Well, fret over this no more, for the answer is revealed in this new video for highlight “Above the World.” You probably could have guessed it entails going out to the woods (on a foggy day, naturally), convulsing wildly, and climbing trees, but whatever; it’s killer all the same. Watch above and enjoy!
Check out the review for Blood Donation here:
A hilarious and breezy new music video from New Jersey’s GDP for his song “The Next Day.” The B&W music video of nothing more than the MC taking occasional sips from a bottle of Coca Cola kind of reminds me of a recent Xiu Xiu one – Both leave me feeling parched. But while GDP might leave me in want of a beverage, he thankfully does not leave me in want of good bars; they’re as solid as ever here. H. Jon Benjamin deserves more shout-outs.
“The Next Day” is taken from Permanent Vocation, due out via Smokers Cough later this year.
“Hauntingly beautiful” is an apt description for the music of neo-folk act Nebelung. It certainly fits this new music video for upcoming LP Palingenesis‘s lead single “Mittwinter.” Mostly set in the wilderness, the visuals are gorgeous; although, it is rather melancholic, cutting back and forth between a woman in-trance in a dim room lit by a candle and a woman who appears to have left society and digs up her own body in the woods. The intensity of the instrumentation and video build nicely together. Check it out above.
Palingenesis is out February 18 via Temple of Torturous.
German gloom jazz quartet Bohren & Der Club of Gore have a new album out of some more of the moodiest “fahrstuhlmusik” (elevator music) you’re likely to ever hear. It’s called Piano Nights, and above you can check out the fittingly surreal and noir-style music video for cut “Ganz leise kommt die Nacht,” starring sax and keys player Christoph Clöser. Good night.
New York’s Roc Marciano attaches some visuals to “Slingers,” which features some guest verses from Knowledge the Pirate. This track comes from the East Coast rapper-producer’s latest album, The Pimpire Strikes Back. Stream it here. Enjoy!
Xiu Xiu drops a dark, violent video for “Stupid In The Dark,” which is a cut from the band’s forthcoming album Angel Guts: Red Classroom. Don’t watch if you have an intense fear of seeing people take cast iron cookware to the head. Check a review for Xiu Xiu’s latest project, Nina, below:
St. Vincent/Annie Clark has released a music video for her recently-released song “Digital Witness”, from her upcoming self-titled LP. The video depicts Clark standing stiff with an almost completely blank gaze. The clip seems to be about Clark acting as this sort of figurehead/commander (I picture her as being a sort of dead-eyed/dead-spirited Miss Trunchbull) at a facility where people do boring, repetitive tasks lifelessly, unendingly, like drones. Lots of bright color and some gorgeous, sharp close ups make this video both funny and interesting to watch.
St. Vincent is released on February 25 via Loma Vista.
ThisisDA’s new video for “Gridlock” is, like the single it accompanies, chock full of analogue artifacts. The visuals have a worn VHS aesthetic, bleeding/ghosting galore, that pairs nicely with the vinyl crackle of the track’s old-school instrumental (again, courtesy of Mancunian producer Mankub). The track will appear on the Bristol MC’s debut album Super Arkane, due out February 25.