Tag: Music Video

Lanikai – “Motor Inn” (video premiere)

Lanikai – “Motor Inn” (video premiere)

A year ago, rising Canadian indie-pop duo Imaginary Cities announced they were taking a hiatus. For how long the break will last is unknown, but this doesn’t mean the band members have completely separated themselves from making new music. In November of 2016, Marti Sarbit released her debut, solo EP under the moniker Lanikai, which had critics applauding its retro-inspired, […]

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Burning Motherfuckers – “Rolling on the Sound of Silence’” (video premiere)

Burning Motherfuckers – “Rolling on the Sound of Silence’” (video premiere)

It wasn’t long ago when a popular music site anointed Norway as the new center of indie-pop innovation (and we would agree). The Nordic country is also home to some of the most creative rock music on the planet. By rock, we mean the breadth of the vast  – metal, doom, garage, indie, and on and on. In some cases, […]

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Fly My Pretties – “Closer” (video premiere)

Fly My Pretties – “Closer” (video premiere)

Every country has a band to call their own, where every single and album is fully embraced by the locals and every show is sold out. The fandom spans generations, as grandparents are attending gigs with their kids and grandchildren. In Canada, The Tragically Hip are that band. In Australia, The Jezabels and Cold Chisel would don the crowns. In […]

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Hey Bulldog – “Stranger” (video premiere)

Hey Bulldog – “Stranger” (video premiere)

Remember when The Black Keys use to create dirty, gritty garage-rock? Their early records, particularly Thickfreakness and Magic Potion, remain their best because the music was raw, unrelenting, and full of energy. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney were just two ordinary guys who knew only two things – play it loud and hard. While The Black Keys have moved on […]

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Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings – “Three Star Cellophane Cocaine Brain” (single premiere)

Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings – “Three Star Cellophane Cocaine Brain” (single premiere)

We’re going to make a bold prediction right now: Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings will grace the Quad Stage at Newport Folk Festival within five years (and probably less). This collective from New York City is that good. They first caught our attention last October with “Deep In Your Heart,” a classic soul/folk-rock song that echoes Van Morrison back in the […]

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Gentleman Brawlers – “Can’t Always” (video premiere)

Gentleman Brawlers – “Can’t Always” (video premiere)

There are two things we have to come to learn about Brooklyn/Queens collective Gentleman Brawlers. First, frontwoman Becca Fox loves to dance. In the band’s video “My Theory”, which we premiered eleven months ago, we watch her and her friends dancing in a New York City apartment and on the rooftop. Second, this is a band that will not abide […]

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Anna Coddington – “Without A Fight” (single premiere)

Anna Coddington – “Without A Fight” (single premiere)

All Anna Coddington needs to do is discover the cure for cancer and win the Nobel Peace Prize because the Auckland-based artist has practically done it all. Her résumé is remarkable. New Zealanders will recognize Coddington for her longstanding involvement with Kiwi super-collective Fly My Pretties, playing guitar and drums and singing vocals. Her solo work has also garnered national […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Venice Beach”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Venice Beach”

Every ten days or so, we have had the privilege of showing videos from intimate live sessions by grunge rockers Heyrocco. Each video features a song from the band’s excellent new EP, Waiting for Cool, which showcased a young band maturing before for eyes. Two videos have been shared to date: “Yeah” and “It’s Always Something New”. Today, the third session […]

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Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

Heyrocco Live Sessions – “Yeah”

When Heyrocco arrived on the indie scene a few years ago, they used several slogans to promote themselves. They profess to be South Carolina’s “first rock ‘n roll band”, which might be the case to the state that has brought us Hootie & The Blowfish. Their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack (Old Flame Records), was described as “Disney Grunge”, as their […]

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Esbie Fonte – “Yesterday’s News” (video premiere)

Esbie Fonte – “Yesterday’s News” (video premiere)

Likely every other music fan has a soft spot for Tori Amos, Natalie Merchant, or Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and likely spun one of their songs or albums to help them through a difficult time. They were like that one friend you could confide in, telling her or him every secret or feeling. Newcomer Esbie Fonte has that same […]

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Ghost King – “Leech” (Video Premiere)

Ghost King – “Leech” (Video Premiere)

Last month, we were introduced to Bronx, New York foursome Ghost King, who had just released their debut album, Bones. The lead single was “Bones 1 & 2”, a ’60s psychedelic-tinged, folk-rock anthem that simply was awesome. On the same album is the terrific “Leech”. This surprisingly melodic number recalls the psychedelic, surf-rock of the ’70s and ’80s. The crystalline guitar […]

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Monograms – “Downer” (video premiere)

Monograms – “Downer” (video premiere)

Brooklyn-based indie rock trio Monograms has the sonic solution to cure those pesky negative thoughts that plague us all from time to time. Their newest video, “Downer”, is awash in a neon rainbow palette with the pulsing visual energy of Silversun Pickups’ “Panic Switch”. The music here is reminiscent of early Bloc Party: from the first notes, your pulse quickens. You […]

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Diana Ebe – “Elusive Pleasure” (single premiere)

Diana Ebe – “Elusive Pleasure” (single premiere)

The feeling of isolation is something we all have experienced at least once, if not many times, in our lives. Sometimes, though, it is a necessary encounter in order to achieve one’s dreams, find a loved one, or discover something new about oneself. All of these possibilities are communicated in Diana Ebe‘s new single, “Elusive Pleasure”, which we are immensely […]

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Amana Melome’ – “If and When” (video premiere)

Amana Melome’ – “If and When” (video premiere)

Singer-songwriter Amana Melome’ first caught our attention back in January 2015 when her Lock and Key EP was released. The EP was refreshing and inventive, combining acid jazz, funk-infused jazz, and 50s-era blues and soul music. Beyond the music, Melome’s story also fascinated us, as she comes from a family with a long history in music. Her grandfather, Jimmy Woode, was […]

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Caralis – “Logic” (video premiere)

Caralis – “Logic” (video premiere)

Music videos – you either love them or hate them. Often times, they can distract from the quality of the music, either covering up something great or making amends for something not so good. They can be overdone and over-the-top, but some can be so simple yet be brilliant. Arguably the best music video ever created was for Fat Boy […]

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Glass Spells – “Rebellion” (video premiere)

Glass Spells – “Rebellion” (video premiere)

Last fall, Karen O told Rolling Stone Magazine that there weren’t any immediate plans for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to record again, as she was “in the full-time job of [motherhood] at the moment.” To the chagrin of fans around the word, we’re left wondering when, if there will be another album. Just as that news was dropped, an unexpected […]

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Happy Hollows – “Way Home” (video premiere)

Happy Hollows – “Way Home” (video premiere)

It wasn’t long ago when Happy Hollows were considered to be the next great indie-rock band, mentioned as being this generation’s Elastica or the heirs to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Their first record, 2008’s Imaginary EP, was a solid introduction to a new band that was exploring new indie-rock depths like the aforementioned groups. They quickly followed with their 2009 debut […]

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Lilies on Mars – “Rachel Walks By The Sea” (video premiere)

Lilies on Mars – “Rachel Walks By The Sea” (video premiere)

For close to a decade, Lisa Masia and Marina Cristofalo, through their alter-ego Lilies on Mars, have been creating music that can best be described as transcendent. From their self-titled, debut EP in 2008 to their more recent release, the splendid ∆GO, the natives of Cagliari, Sardina have been pushing the limits on folk and pop music. Their experimentalism has not […]

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Video Premiere: The Auras, “I Don’t Wanna Know You”

Video Premiere: The Auras, “I Don’t Wanna Know You”

With an intergalactic, psychedelic sound, Toronto six-piece outfit The Auras are a band to watch. Zany, spacy, and immensely catchy, The Auras are Canada’s answer to Tame Impala and Pond. They’ve released three EPs that were all extremely well-received, setting up for something even bigger. But first, The Auras are releasing today their new video for “I Don’t Wanna Know […]

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TMM Releases Music Video for “Moving Through Walls”

TMM Releases Music Video for “Moving Through Walls”

Earlier this year we included a Q&A with Texas Microphone Massacre and shared our thoughts on their album, Saturn’s in Retrograde. The Austin based band is known for producing their own music videos to go along with most of their songs. They have now released the MV for “Moving Through Walls” and we are sharing it here. If you dig […]

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