The where-does-that-other-sock-go mystery has been solved in the video for the Postal Service’s “A Tattered Line Of String.” In the clip for the Give Up anniversary edition bonus track, we venture into the dirty clothes-filled alternate universe of an otherwise standard issue laundromat. Check it out below.
In a year already frontloaded with critically beloved and big name releases, it might be easy to overlook one of the year’s most wonderful records — Matthew E. White’s Big Inner. Originally released in 2012 on Hometapes and given a proper re-release earlier this year via Domino, Big Inner is, in some ways, something of [...]
At Rock The Garden 2013 this week Low (who we recently did a Counting Down on) gave a performance that, according to Minneapolis’ Star Tribune, left some audience members really confused and angry. The band decided to take a risk and played a 30-minute version of the stormy drone epic “Do You Know How To [...]
Last month, Brooklyn’s Small Black released Limits Of Desire, an absolutely lovely album of starstruck small-stakes synthpop. Today, they drop a video for “No Stranger,” one of its highlights. The clip tells the story of a dude who sees a girl on a train, thinks about talking to her, chickens out, and then imagines how [...]
Music critics make mistakes all the time, and I made one two years ago, when I reviewed Austra’s debut album Feel It Break for Pitchfork. I gave that album a positive review, but it was one of those wait-and-see positive reviews, like, “They’re onto something here! Let’s see what they can do next time around!” [...]
Yeezus has risen, Tom has weighed in, and you can hear it legally now. But if you want to dig a little bit deeper into your listening, Babylon Cartel’s Gianni Lee and Mike Blud have made a mix of songs they think Kanye West sampled for the album. The collection is not perfect — “Black [...]
Portland band Blouse offer up minimal, gauzy track “No Shelter” from their upcoming Captured Tracks release Imperium. The cut is a full blast of throwback pop that sounds almost liquid. Check it out here. Imperium is out 9/17 via Captured Tracks.
Brooklyn’s Nude Beach write buoyant, boisterous punk-based rock music made for drinking or driving — it’s like they’ve taken all the best elements of your favorite Replacements and Cheap Trick songs, combined them, and used them in the service of crafting summertime party anthems. Following their excellent 2012 LP II, the band are back with [...]
The Daniel Portrait of Kamp Grizzly-directed video for Local Natives’ “You & I” is truly upsetting until the last twenty seconds. Puppy enthusiasts be forewarned: This clip takes place in a future where dogs become extinct. Fortunately, in this terrible future there are also dog detectives (not like Wishbone, who is a dog that is [...]
If you ever wanted to see Yolandi from Die Antwoord pee her pants, now is your opportunity with their new video for “Cookie Thumper.” This is the least troubling part of the whole thing, as the song is seemingly about being victimized by a recently-freed-from-jail drug dealer. I guess it’s better than black face? Major [...]
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