Showing posts with label videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label videos. Show all posts

August 08, 2012

Tunesday: Grynch - "My Volvo"

If you like: Macklemore, Scribes, Sol
Young Seattle MC Grynch loves his car and he wants you to know about it. Even though it's an old, rickety 1986 Volvo 240 DL. On his track "My Volvo" he talks about the endearing, frustrating, and downright terrible aspects of his ride. The subject matter may seem silly at first, the song is actually pretty touching and works surprisingly well. And the track has some serious swagger. If any of you out there drive a Volvo, you now have an anthem to bump with the windows down. The video also features some of Seattle's finest MC's, with cameos by Macklemore, Sol, Fatal Lucciano, and more. Happy Tunesday!

Grynch-"My Volvo"

August 03, 2012


Two hot producers, Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, have combined forces to create something even larger. They go by the name of TNGHT, and have just released an EP of the hardest, heaviest, most intense hip-hop beats I've heard in a while. The five enormous tracks have been making waves that big too. Apparently the duo are being courted by quite a few rappers who want to use some of these beats. And I don't blame them. They are simple, and impossible not to headbang to. Listen to all of "Higher Ground" and a sampler of the whole EP below. Go crazy. 

August 02, 2012

Aunt Martha

When I saw the amazing Delta Rae perform in New York, I got an extra treat when the opener, Aunt Martha, took the stage. The band (nobody is named Martha) drew a small crowd of rabid fans, and their tender acoustic folk stood out. The problem with bands like this is that there are so many that, at first, sound very much alike. And I must admit, Aunt Martha, may sound like one of the pack at first. But give them a deeper listen, and you will be pleasantly surprised. The melodies stick, the vocals never disappoint, and live, they are captivating. Below, you can stream one EP, and download another. Check it out!

August 01, 2012

Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan & John Smith Cover The Band

A.V. Club is known (at least to me) for their brilliant series, Undercover, where they invite artists to cover songs outside of their comfort zone. This time, they're taking a break from the usual formula, and bringing us just a fantastic, but fairly expected, cover. Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, and her collaborator, John Smith, team up to cover The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Hansard often performs this song live, and a few weeks ago in New York, I caught a live version of this cover from all three of them. It was absolutely fantastic. Now you can see it too!

July 31, 2012

Hey Marseilles - "Hold Your Head"

The gents from Hey Marseilles are in the midst of prepping their next full length record! Finally! The first peek of the new disc, unless single "Elegy" will be on there, is a brand new video the band filmed in Oregon. The new track, "Hold Your Head" continues in the folkestral vein of their debut, and features frolicking strings, and Matt Bishop's always tender croon. I'm getting antsy for their new album! Looks like it will be a winner. Watch our interview with the band at Sasquatch here.

July 30, 2012

Miriam Bryant - "Finders Keepers"

Miriam Bryant is Scandinavia's response to Adele. The English-born, Swedish-raised singer's voice is fantastic, strong, bold, and dark. While she only has one single out, "Finders Keepers," Bryant has been picked up by EMI Music in Europe and is currently invading radio stations all over Sweden. Thanks to this little thing called the Internet, she's starting to get some fans stateside as well. While Adele is an obvious (and awesome) comparison, Bryant's voice and songwriting are both darker, a tad sultrier, and just as catchy. Enjoy the video for "Finders Keepers." Buy the track on iTunes here

July 25, 2012

The xx on Conan

Last night, The xx made their first TV appearance in support of their upcoming album, Coexist, out September 11. They played the single "Angels" on Conan. The beautiful performance shows that the band has built up some serious stage experience.

July 20, 2012

Milo Greene Is Making A Movie!

Milo Greene, fresh off the release of their debut album (fantastic by the way), released two music videos, both very nature-filled clips about a man living in a cabin. Today, they made this special little announcement about those videos:

"So we released videos for 1957 & Silent Way a few weeks ago. Some of you connected the dots and asked if they were pieces of a larger puzzle... Well, you were correct. We made a film that uses our entire album as a single piece of music."
-Milo Greene

It looks like Milo Greene is making a movie! I'm quite excited to see how everything ties together. You can watch the trailer for the film, titled Moddison, below.

Julia Easterlin

Thank goodness looping technology exists, because one of Julia Easterlin's voice is not enough. The indie-pop singer uses a loopstation to build full, multi-part works out of nothing. She is one part Regina Spektor, one part Tune-Yards, and a dash of Feist. A pretty sweet combo, I know. While her recorded tracks are fun, bouncy pop with a sense of adventure, her music really comes to life in person. Watching her build up her tracks one layer at a time is fascinating, like watching a piece of artwork take shape from a blank canvas.

Last night I saw her brief performance at The Bitter End in New York, NY. While the venue was pretty ill-suited to such a quiet show, she made me a devoted fan in about 30 seconds. Her voice is so precise that she layered all her songs in only one take. And backed by tight drums and bass, her sound grew far more powerful. Her cover of the Pixes track "Break My Body" was a definite stand out, as was "Eyes On The Prize," a track you can download for free right here! Enjoy!

July 19, 2012

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist Trailer

Having just dropped the first single from their debut album, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also shared with us a little video trailer about the record. It chronicles the recording process, and describes how much energy, time, and effort went into The Heist, out October 9th. It also gives you an idea of the overall sound. Can't wait for October. Check it out.

July 18, 2012

Gotye vs. Carly Rae Jepsen

Unless you have been living under a rock, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Goyte’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” are old news. Enter Pomplamoose, an indie duo hailing from California who decided to mix things up a bit with a refreshing mashup of the two aforementioned songs. In their version, titled “Do Not Push,” the band skillfully weaves their own vocal renditions of the two songs to create a not-your-average mashup.

Warning: The accompanying music video is…ummm….creative.

Bonus Fun Fact: The name Pomplamoose is derived from the French word for grapefruit!

July 17, 2012

Bahamas - "I Got You Babe"

Bahamas is seriously making the rounds. Riding the success of his latest album, Barchords, Afie Jurvanen is making appearances on radio stations, blog videos, and everything in between. He recently stopped by KCRW to record an always-lovely rendition of "I Got You Babe." Enjoy his smooth voice and fantastic guitar work.

July 13, 2012

Blitzen Trapper - "Girl In A Coat" Music Video

Portland's Blitzen Trapper have released a new video from their latest album, American Goldwing, this time for "Girl In A Coat." The clip shows drummer Brian Koch's grandfather. See what Koch says about the video:

"I was struck by how, even though so much had become blurry, confused or completely fallen away from his memory, some things remained. Just shy of his 100th birthday, Daniel Elkayam and I began to create a video from my grandfather's perspective, blurring the boundaries of time and space in memory. 'Girl in a Coat,' with its wearied narrative of retrospection, seemed the perfect match for the concept."

July 11, 2012

Purity Ring - "Fineshrine" Music Video

Purity Ring, the dark electronica duo that has been buzzing quite a bit lately thanks to a few incredible singles, has released a music video for their latest track, "Fineshrine." The clip is dark and creepy, like the music, yet also beautifully filmed and quite intriguing. Their album drops July 24th. You can preorder it from iTunes here. Check it out.

Milo Greene - "Silent Way" Music Video

Ahead of their debut album dropping next week, Milo Greene has released their second music video, this time for "Silent Way." The clip, like their video for "1957," is immersing, taking the viewer into another world for a few minutes. This time, the world involves a man who every once and a while, just needs to float on a lake. Take a look! You can preorder the album here.

Greylag Look Session - "Tiger"

Greylag, a lovely group we had the pleasure of catching and interviewing at Sasquatch, recorded a Look Session a few weeks ago while in Austin. The video shows a lovely rendition of their tune, "Tiger." Their debut EP, The Only Way To Kill You is out now!

July 09, 2012

The Tallest Man On Earth - "Leading Me Now"

For a Carmel Guitar promo, Kristian Matsson recently recorded an intimate version of "Leading Me Now," off his latest, and fantastic album, There's No Leaving Now. Be sure to catch his live on his current tour because he is even better in person.

July 06, 2012

Old People and Dubstep

It is no surprise that dubstep fans are almost exclusively young people. The new, innovative sounds that artists like Skrillex create are extremely polarizing, especially by generation. In this absolutely hilarious clip, a few elderly folk are played a few Skrillex tunes. They share their opinions, dance moves, and frightened reactions. Some even become fans!  This was way funnier than I was expecting. Some grandparents are awesome.

July 05, 2012

Bahamas - "Already Yours"

If you liked what you heard of Bahamas when we posted about him the other day, a new video worth watching has surfaced. Jurvanen visited Studio 360 with his singers to perform "Already Yours," a very tender and thoughtful cut off his debut album, Pink Strat. Enjoy!

June 29, 2012

Milo Greene - "1957" Music Video

Ahead of their debut album release on July 17th, our favorite LA up-and-comers Milo Greene have released a music video for their lead single, "1957." The charming clip shows a love story with bits of mystery and is filmed beautifully. Yet another gem from these guys. They can't be stopped. Be sure to catch them when they make their live TV debut on Letterman on July 26th. You can also pre-order their album here.