Swedish band Holograms release the music video for the track “Lay Us Down” from their sophomore album, Forever. The 7-minute, black-and-white video has intense visual moments. It starts with an introduction saturated with the ethereal sounds of a church choir, photographs and fast-forwarded videos flashing on the screen. After a brief quote from the late [...]
art by Patrick Seymour
Wild Beasts have been the source of an enormous amount of great music lately. Aside from their outstanding new album, Present Tense, there have been remixes of their songs by such wildly different artists as Factory Floor and The Field, not to mention recent covers of Leonard Cohen and Miley Cyrus. And, of course, they [...]
Summer Camp are a cheery indie-pop duo from Britain who have a habit of making incredibly charming music videos that often subvert the idea of what you might expect from a cheery indie-pop duo from Britain. Whether they’re filming backwards like the Pharcyde, parody news anchors, or performing the most adorably twee kidnapping and murder, [...]
Last month, Phantogram released their new album, Voices, which was preceded by singles “Black Out Days” and “Fall In Love.” The band stopped by Letterman last night to play a song that wasn’t released as a single, “The Day You Died,” which is nonetheless incredibly catchy and worth your time. Watch it below. Voices is [...]
The London producer Fort Romeau has an evocative, atmospheric take on house music that echoes both the genre’s primal mid-’80s Midwestern psychedelic computer-funk beginnings and the young Aphex Twin’s theoretical early-’90s take on same; his 2013 track “Stay True” was a personal favorite. Later this month, he’ll release a new EP called Her Dream, and [...]
Right now, Big K.R.I.T. is in the midst of his “Week Of K.R.I.T.” campaign, in which he offers up a new loose track every day. Things started off with the Rick Ross collab “New Agenda,” and now it continues with K.R.I.T. joining forces with an equally unlikely collaborator. “Lac Lac” is K.R.I.T.’s second encounter with [...]
Edmund was tired. 2% battery life and last night's clothes. Blood thick with sugar like raspberry jam. How meaningless a poker win seemed in the face of this grey morning. The morning seemed to have nothing to offer, it...
HBO’s Game Of Thrones takes on an unlikely hip-hop edge with a mixtape that will feature tracks by Big Boi, Common, and Wale. The mixtape, fittingly titled Catch The Throne, will be released in honor of the show’s season four premiere. The tracks are expected to be posted on Soundcloud around the time the season [...]
In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever...
Brooklyn synth wizard Oneohtrix Point Never works in a decidedly non-commerical field — queasy drone — but he has still figured out a few interesting ways to get that money. In the past few years, he’s put together a few commissioned musical works for interested parties, and a forthcoming 12? EP will collect three of [...]
One of the most dumbfoundingly awesome live shows I ever saw at SXSW was by British rock trio Esben And The Witch, whose monstrous swirl of noise threatened to chew up and swallow everyone within earshot. Esben’s new black and white performance video for “No Dog,” from their upcoming split 7-inch with Thought Forms, captures [...]
This Record Store Day (April 19), of Montreal will release a remastered vinyl pressing of their excellent 2004 album Satanic Panic In The Attic, whose 10-year anniversary arrives that same month. It will be a double-vinyl release, with the second disc containing unreleased tracks from those sessions, but it will also include something more recent: [...]
Excellent new mix of immersive “iridescent gems” from Dublin producer Clu for DIS Magazine. Download... Read more »
Christopher Owens had an absolutely flawless run as the frontman of the San Francisco band Girls, but he dissolved his band in 2012. And last year, he released the intriguing but spotty solo debut Lysandre. Today, Owens wrote that he’s already made another album with “some friends,” and it would be nice if those friends [...]
The members of the great San Fransisco psych-rock band the Fresh & Onlys like to stay busy. The band didn’t release an album last year, but they did give us their Soothsayer EP, and at least two members of the group dropped solo albums. The band just announce plans to release House Of Spirits, their [...]
The Migos are, in some deeply fascinating ways, the early-’00s answer to Das EFX, the New York/New Jersey duo who introduced the much-lampooned tongue-flipping iggity-wiggity style to rap way the hell back in the early ’90s. (Swear to God: I was planning on making this point before this Complex article did the same.) The contexts, [...]
Last year, after long talks with a number of labels, it looked like Conner Youngblood was finally going to get his music heard by a wider audience, but as with many things in life, the plans never quite came together. Conner Youngblood – Confidence was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
We previewed this one a couple months back, and now Fort Romeau unveils the sprawling,... Read more »