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Video Premiere: JFM – “Bad Passion”

May 22, 2015

Video Premiere: JFM – “Bad Passion” Right now I imagine JFM to be drifting somewhere in space collecting piles of earthen junk and debris, piecing together VHS tapes,  readying them for some weird (or totally normal) Jupiter video dance party. It’s quite the accomplishment that the punks at Telephone Explosion have managed to make... 

Video Premiere: Scattered Clouds – “The First Empire”

May 14, 2015

Video Premiere: Scattered Clouds – “The First Empire” Scattered Clouds close their first full album, The First Empire, with a dramatic title cut. From the moment the pulverizing rhythms begin, the listener is trapped in an inescapable cycle of ritual and ragged repetition. That aural landscape perfectly corresponds with the title track’s accompanying... 

Video Premiere: Takahiro Mukai – “#091311″

May 7, 2015

Video Premiere: Takahiro Mukai – “#091311″ Takahiro Mukai seems to be riding a rising wave of hypnotic and skewered dance music of late, with a string of necessary tapes on some of our favorite imprints, including Paralaxe Editions and Harsh Riddims. The Osaka-based producer now returns with what might be his most anticipated outting yet. Lovingly... 

Video Premiere: Drunken Sufis – “T^T^T”

April 22, 2015

Video Premiere: Drunken Sufis – “T^T^T” Drunken Sufis return in 2015 with an alphabetical ode on Bad Friend Records that will be perfectly suited for your attention span and aesthetic sensibilities. “T^T^T” is just one of 26 experimental miniatures from their forthcoming tape, Cotton Candy Cluster Bombs, that finds the band... 

Video: Sparkling Wide Pressure – “Return to the Window”

April 21, 2015

Video: Sparkling Wide Pressure – “Return to the Window” Here we stand at the pinnacle of two institutions of lush, artful lo-fi, and things couldn’t be better. For No Kings Record Cadre, the cassette powerhouse founded by Lee Noble and Stephen Molyneux in Nashville but currently based in LA, Sparkling Wide Pressure’s Clouds and Stairs christens... 

Video Premiere: Volunteer Dad – “Vin Scully”

April 15, 2015

Video Premiere: Volunteer Dad – “Vin Scully” Los Angeles duo Volunteer Dad are the first to poke fun at themselves for being a(nother) garage rock band (their Facebook bio links here), and their new music video for “Vin Scully” proves it, with large portions of it taking place in one of their dads’ garages, complete with all... 

Video Premiere: R U REAL – “Mom & Dad (I Love Myself)”

April 9, 2015

Video Premiere: R U REAL – “Mom & Dad (I Love Myself)” Last year, Montreal’s female super trio R U REAL released their debut EP via Inyrdisk. The self-titled gem sees the girlfriend crew roll through lush hip hop ditties, harmonized chants, stoner dance beats, and vaporous electronic stretches. Julie Reich (Bile Sister) recently made a video for the... 

Video Premiere: Drab Majesty – “Unknown To The I”

April 7, 2015

Video Premiere: Drab Majesty – “Unknown To The I” Drab Majesty, Deb Demure, proves there’s still plenty of mining to do in the reverb-addled, forlorn anthems of 4AD and Factory Records’ hey-day. But Demure’s work, and especially his latest Unknown To The I cassingle, is anything but generic revivalism. Entirely modern themes are... 

Video Premiere: Celer – “Distant Misgivings”

March 27, 2015

Video Premiere: Celer – “Distant Misgivings” It’s nice to see a drone or ambient artist grow restless. Often perceived as directionless or stagnant, surrounded by tangential genres of artists (more than) dabbling in other fields, the droners seem too slow or meandering in this modern day, ditched and left in the dust of fresh faced producers.... 

Video: We Will Fail – “V2.06″

March 25, 2015

Video: We Will Fail – “V2.06″ Mies van der Rohe once said “less is more,” (it was Robert Browning actually, but that’s not the point) and director Olga Ozierańska has taken that prescription to heart with her mesmerizing video for “V2.06” by We Will Fail, the music moniker of Warsaw based graphic designer Aleksandra... 

Video Premiere: The Zoltars – “Out of My Head”

March 20, 2015

Video Premiere: The Zoltars – “Out of My Head” Happenin Records released a new album from Austin-based band The Zoltars last month. The “nerd-psych” quartet has been playing together since 2009, and have honed their 60s influenced rock into perfectly-balanced, upbeat excursions with crisp percussion, soothing vocal harmonies, and one... 

Video: James Place – “Sadie’s Tears”

March 11, 2015

Video: James Place – “Sadie’s Tears” Living on Superstition, Phil Tortoroli’s debut LP as James Place, continues to spin on Decoder’s collective, metaphorical turntable as an endless source of agile electronic music, revealing crevice after crevice of urbane sonic illusions. Following an exquisite, supplemental re-work by Ricardo... 

Video Premiere: Peter Kris – “Few”

February 25, 2015

Video Premiere: Peter Kris – “Few” After years of parceling out material across one of the most interesting open and growing label circuits around, German Army is prolific in every sense. That is, for sheer quantity of music made (and then carefully prepared by whatever label involved), but even more so now for the growth of small, overlapping... 

Video: Anarchist Mountains – “Beyond the Sheltering Sky”

February 24, 2015

Video: Anarchist Mountains – “Beyond the Sheltering Sky” Outer space is a perfect backdrop for Anarchist Mountains, a new project featuring Stefan and Jordan Christoff. It works well as a visual representation for the places that Howl! projects typically situate themselves in, dreaming of a different future while holding on to some sense of tragic beauty... 

Video: Pinecones – “Sleep Is Forget”

February 23, 2015

Video: Pinecones – “Sleep Is Forget” Arrowhawk Records recently announced Sings For You Now, the upcoming album from “aggressively-positive” Georgia-based rockers Pinecones. The first single, “Sleep Is Forget”, is a hypnotizing, revolving, Fugazi-esque track with sandpapery vocals and engaging percussion; filmed... 

Video Premiere: Furnsss – “Moves”

February 19, 2015

Video Premiere: Furnsss – “Moves” Seagreen Records released Silent Gold by Connecticut-based foursome Furnsss late last year, providing a refreshing window into the growing Northeastern fuzz-pop scene. The new music video for the track “Moves,” filmed and edited by Sam Cahill, is reminiscent of old family movies on VHS;... 

Video Premiere: Policy – “Shipai”

February 18, 2015

Video Premiere: Policy – “Shipai” Last year, Francis Hsueh’s Postscript LP as Policy sneaked by as one of the more deserving statements in the dance music of 2014. Having peddled his wares in a series of 12-inches with Rush Hour, Argot, and Green Village, Hsueh finally hit a vibrant, long-form stride with Postscript‘s... 

Video Premiere: Mirko – “The Soft Fall”

February 16, 2015

Video Premiere: Mirko – “The Soft Fall” Continuing its fifteenth anniversary high, Room40 now readies the debut solo recordings from Mirko, otherwise known as London-by-way-of-Brisbane musician Mirko Vogel. Peeking into Vogel’s recorded output to date would raise a number of question marks for follower of Room40, given Vogel’s... 

Video: Muta – “Praise”

February 13, 2015

Video: Muta – “Praise” Muta is an enigmatic young American producer based in the Midwest with a string of awesome tidits via Canadian label King Deluxe, including an incredible album titled Runner and inspired by, you guessed it, Logan’s Run. Though he slipped out of view shortly after that release with only a couple... 

Video Premiere: Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer – “Oh Baby”

February 12, 2015

Video Premiere: Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer – “Oh Baby” Remember when you took a metric buttload of mushrooms and listened to Miles Davis’ “He Loved Him Madly” while watching an accompanying music video directed by Tim & Eric with a screenplay by Alejandro Jodorowsky? Even though that never happened (one can dream), Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer... 
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