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Monday, November 28, 2011

In Case You Missed It: Florence + The Machine - No Light

There is so much new content out there that sometimes things slip through the cracks. Take for example Florence + The Machine's pretty incredible new video for her single "No Light". Complete with skyscrapers, a singing boy choir and a voodoo doll; Flo's new video is full of action as she runs through the streets of West London.

The controversy surrounding this video has been rabid throughout the internet questioning if the video is racist but amidst all the comments the reality is the video is just a beautifully filmed clip that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

You be the judge...what do you think of the new Florence +The Machine video?

Noel Gallagher Releases "Ride The Tiger" Video Trilogy

Noel Gallagher has already released one of the best albums of the year, toured the U.S. to rave reviews and has now decided to end his year with a video trilogy called "Ride The Tiger". Featuring the tracks "Aka...What A Life", "If I Had A Gun" and the debut single The Death Of You And Me, the trilogy gives all the complex answers to what actually happens when the waitress enters the carriage.

With an appearance by Russell Brand, some hot models in a Mustang and Noel Gallagher as a minister, its well worth 19 minutes of your Monday morning to check this out.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Likely Listens: Daughter

Meet Daughter, a north London native a.k.a. Elena Tonra that is making music you MUST HEAR. Listening to her two EPs, "The Wild Youth" and "His Young Heart" take you back to a place where you just heard Feist, FIona Apple, etc for the first time. The voice. The music. The perfection.

Spending her days listening to her parent's vinyl collection and her older brother's rock CDs shaped her style of music which can be grouped into the "folk", "female acoustic singer", and "indie" categories. Yet, Daughter seems to have formed a category all her own. Her etherial voice mixed with notes of acoustic guitar, punching drums and touching lyrics makes her a force to be reckoned with once the world begins to listen.

Have a listen to "Home" and see what you are missing:

To get her EPs go to her Bandcamp page and enjoy!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Likely Listens: SULK

Welcome back Madchester! Let me introduce to you SULK, a band from the north of England that has now relocated to London and ready to bring back the baggy song we all know and love from the 20th century.

Filled with Stone Roses, Charlatans, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets influences (and many other amazing late 80's/early 90's British bands), SULK are ready to bring back lad rock and hopefully introduce the sound to a whole new generation.

Already releasing a couple of singles in the UK, the band have yet to make a splash in the US yet. With The Stone Roses reunion though these guys aren't too far behind in causing a stir

Check out the video for Wishes here:

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Likely Listens: Bombay Bicycle Club + Lucy Rose - Video Games

Lana Del Ray has taken the blog world by storm and now the covers are popping up everywhere from Kasabian to Bombay Bicycle Club. Covering "Video Games" for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, BBC and Lucy Rose create the most innocent yet sultry rendition of the song that calls for this video to be on repeat constantly. The song itself is pretty extraordinary but the real argument is the BBC and Lucy Rose cover better than the original? The answer is leaning towards YES.

Amy Winehouse Track "Like Smoke" Leaks Ft. Nas

After the tragic death of Amy Winehouse in July, the world mourned the lost of such an incredible talent. Of course, what introduced Amy to the world was her jaw dropping music which we will always want more of.

Now, several months later, the posthumous album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" has been revealed and a leaked track with Nas titled "Like Smoke" has been getting rave reviews. Clearly done after Amy's passing (evident from the line "why did G-d take away the homey I can't stand it), the track features Amy's incredible soul driven vocals and a fine performance from Nas who makes the song that much better.

"Lioness: Hidden Treasures" will be released on 12/5 through Island Records.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Likely Looks: Summer Camp - Down

The fantastic boy and girl duo otherwise known as Summer Camp have returned to the scene with their debut album "Welcome To Condale". Mixing 60's girl groups with 80's pop riffs you can't help but fall in love with this band.

The clip for their first single, "Down", the band are clearly in the Halloween spirit with their Halloween house party. Check out the video below:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

R.E.M. Release Two Videos For Their New Song "We All Go Back To Where We Belong"

R.E.M. keeps it simple yet stunning for their first music video post band split for "We All Go Back To Where We Belong". The track has not one but two videos, one featuring actress Kirsten Dunst and the other featuring artist/poet/activist John Giorno. Appearing on the band's upcoming greatest hits record titled "R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 - 2011", out November 15th, this could be the last R.E.M. video ever made (unless the word reunion comes into play).

Check out both videos here:

Both black and white films for "We All Go Back To Where We Belong" capture their subjects in stark relief using a strong key light and shot with a stationary camera, an effect that Stipe describes as lending "gravity and beauty" to the proceedings.

Beautiful indeed...

Likely Looks: Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf

These days music videos are flashy, expensive and just really don't have too much of a concept. Then you get a video like THIS ONE for Duck Sauce's track "Big Bad Wolf" thats just absolutely brilliant.

I don't want to give too much away but laughs are in your future and a little bit of ridiculousness!


TRIBES Announce North American Tour, Release "We Were Children" Video

The 90's was one of the absolute best decades for music and TRIBES are ready to inform you of what you missed if you aren't familiar with it.

Formed in rough-and-tumble Camden, London in 2009 after guitarist Dan White tried to steal drummer Miguel Demelo's wallet, Tribes have grown the old-fashioned way, eschewing an early web presence in favor of CDs passed out directly to friends. As luck would have it, their demos fell into the hands of Black Francis, leading to an opening slot with heroes The Pixies at a concert in London. Shortly after, the band's buzz, perseverance, and reputation as a furiously energetic live act earned them a slot on their first UK tour, supporting the Mystery Jets.

Being hailed as "the best American band in Britain" by NME, the band are now setting their sights on the country whose music they love so much--America, with a set of U.S. tour dates beginning December 7 at Great Scott in Boston, MA.

Their UK single "We Were Children" sparks a frenzy outside Camden as they flipped the video on a rooftop. Watch it here:

To catch TRIBES on their first U.S. tour here are the dates:

December 7 Boston, MA Great Scott
December 8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
December 9 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands
December 10 Toronto, ON The Drake
December 11 Chicago,IL Schubas
December 12 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grouplove Unveil New Video For "Tongue Tied", Plot Fall Tour

Los Angeles' Grouplove are definitely continuing to make a name for themselves amongst music fans with their third video "Tongue Tied". Filmed in London on the hottest day of the year, the band were stuck partying it up with no air conditioner. Good thing they were allowed to be hot and sweaty in the video.

The band will be doing some heavy touring through the summer and fall in support of their upcoming release "Never Trust A Happy Song", out September 13th.

Here are the tour dates:

31 Woodford, AUS Splendour in the Grass

2 Melbourne, AUS Corner Hotel
3 Sydney, AUS Oxford Art Factory
6 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
14 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands
26-28 Reading, ENG / Leeds, ENG Reading and Leeds

5 London, ENG XOYO
9 Washington, DC Black Cat**
10 Philadelphia, PA North Star**
13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall**
14 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom** (RECORD RELEASE)
16 Chicago, IL Subterranean**
19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
22 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre (supporting Two Door Cinema Club)
23 San Francisco, CA Warfield (supporting Two Door Cinema Club)
24 San Diego, CA House of Blues (supporting Two Door Cinema Club)
28 Portland, OR Peter's Room
30 Seattle, WA Vera Project

1 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl
5 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity*
6 Madison, WI The Frequency*
11 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge*
13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade*
15 Pensacola, FL DeLuna Fest*
17 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks*
20 Austin, TX Emo's*
21 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar*
22 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's*
25 Tucson, AZ Congress
26 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre