Some twisted visuals coming through on the new Queens of the Stone Age video for “I Appear Missing,” which is a newly released track that’s set to be released on the band’s next album, …Like Clockwork. Enjoy!
The Gaslamp Killer has released a video for the massively heavy closing track to his latest full-length album, Breakthrough. It’s an incredible track that features wailing synths, ear-shattering percussion, and dramatic strings. It’s got some incredible textures on it, and I’m glad to see this monolithic beatmusic matched with some visuals of equal intensity. Enjoy!
Check a review for Breakthrough below:
Janelle Monáe drops some stellar visuals for her funky, strange, and eccentric new single, “Q.U.E.E.N.,” which has me absolutely psyched to hear her new full-length when it drops. Enjoy!
New York hip hop outfit Pro Era drops a new video for the track School High, which was featured on their last mixtape, PEEP: The aPROcalypse. Check a review for it below:
Kurt Vile drops some visuals for the track “Never Run Away,” which comes off the singer-songwriter’s latest full-length, Wakin On A Pretty Day. Check a review for the album below:
I might not have been huge on the last Black Pus record, but Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale is still an absolute thrill to watch bang on the skins. He strikes the drums with the force of a gorilla and the speed of a ninja in this new session video, which you can watch vie the embed above. Enjoy!
Canadian saxophonist Colin Stetson delivers another breathtaking performance for La Blogotheque, featuring two songs from his latest full-length album, New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light. Check a review for the album below:
Throughout an excellent debut LP and a handful of stellar EPs, Nicolas Jaar has proven himself worthy in a number of roles throughout the past few years: a producer with fine attention to detail, a justifiably patient songwriter, and a seductive singer. His skills extend to a live context as well, revealing him to be a coherent and focused DJ. This particular talent manifests itself in this set Jaar recently performed in NYC for Boiler Room, which marks the first time he has contributed to the established underground music show.
Over the course of the set’s 45 minutes, Jaar pulls together a series of minimal yet hypnotic microhouse grooves which are peppered with interjections from static-infused radio samples. Especially admirable is the way he never loses sight of his aesthetic, maintaining the smooth and seductive vibe which defines his studio material. A subtle approach to the tension-and-release technique also proves rewarding, with Jaar refusing to allow the bass to remain prominent for extended stretches of time, which allows for a stimulating sense of dynamic. The set is consistently understated, but also passionate and vitalizing, hopping from idea to idea with enlivening finesse.
Check a review of Jaar’s Space Is Only Noise below:
The self-titled debut album from English duo Letherette is a colorful trip through a dusty, sample-driven take on house music and instrumental hip hop. “D&T” is a prime representation of the album’s house roots, placing groove-laden drums under infectiously sliced vocal snippets and similarly chopped synthesizer bits. The aesthetic is one of its most appealing aspects, favoring an endearingly analog quality rather than venturing into overproduced sheen. When the song eventually peaks with a soaring guitar solo, its melding of the past and present comes fully into fruition, and with it is one of Letherette’s greatest strengths: the ability to inject the appeal of old-school sounds into a fresh and modern take on house and beat music.
Look for Letherette via esteemed electronic label Ninja Tune Records.