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 12, 2012

Reviewed: Dylan Owen

Gramercy Theater, New York, NY

Ever since I downloaded Dylan Owen's latest EP, Keep Your Friends Close, I have been intrigued by the young MC's poetic, powerful rhymes. He has wisdom beyond his years, and a focused seriousness that is hard to find in any musician these days. Last night at the Gramercy Theater, his performance seemed to polarize the audience a bit, separating those with more sophisticated taste from those in attendance simply to hear headliner Watsky crack some jokes. While not everybody seemed prepared for Owen's intense subject matter, those who were were likely thinking the same thing I was: this kid is damn good. 

Opening with the heart-stopping "Bookmarks," Owen plowed through his unfairly short 30 minute set with grace, charisma, and focus. He mostly stuck to his new material, yet he also played a few fan favorites from his previous album, Senioritis. When Owen threw wristbands out into the crowd, an attendee in front of me hit me in the eye trying to grab one. At a normal concert, that would make me pretty pissed, and distract from the music for a minute. But not this time. Not even a hit to the face could take me away from Owen's poetry. 

Listen to the whole EP below and remember, you can download the entire thing for free right here

Foxes - "White Coats (Xaphoon Jones Remix)"

Xaphoon Jones, the beat-making half of Chiddy Bang, has been busy. Aside from touring with Chiddy, he has been releasing remix after remix, and they are all awesome! My personal recent favorite is a remix of "White Coats" by Foxes. Xaph takes the British pop singer's catchy track, adds some dirty synths, and cuts her voice in a way only he can. Enjoy!

Download the track here.

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 10, 2012

Ellie Goulding Covers Active Child

Sultry British singer Ellie Goulding has returned with new material after quite a bit of touring behind her successful debut album. On the new track, a cover of Active Child's lovely "Hanging On," Goulding sings beautifully over all-consuming synths, only to be followed by a powerful verse from grime rapper Tinie Tempah. This song is definitely going to be huge, and will no doubt expand Goulding's already huge fanbase. If you are a fan of either Goulding or Active Child, you'll want to hear this.