Sean Pecknold directed this lovely video for the song, “Ivory Coast,” by Pure Bathing Culture. The story features a little blue alien (love child?) being chased by ghostly, holographic sharks. Sound intriguing? In the end, it appears, the mother must let her son travel to the stars… where he belongs. Enjoy!
“Capitol… lyrically embodies the dark, emotional depths conveyed in the album’s artwork. “Set forth for the island/ She went for the sky,” Alfons sings. “We need all the stairs now/ We’re staring at heights.” He frames this glance into the unfathomable with a bolt of synthpop tinged with magical glitches and blips, a sound reminiscent of a celestial world darkened by black holes and technology. He ends the track by aching “Well, I got,” over and over, until it bleeds into and synchronizes with intense bass booms and robo-bird chirps.”
I’m really digging the facial expressions by the model in the video. Such intensity!
“Europe in 8 Bits” is a new full-length documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a genre of electronic music made from old video game and computer hardware. Instead of guitars, drums, and bass you will find that these musicians wield Game Boys, Nintendo systems, Ataris, Amiga and Commodore 64s.
If you’re in the mood for some 1980’s nostalgia, you can watch the movie right now at Vimeo for $3. I think it looks awesome.
John Maus is a musician and political scientist from Austin, Minnesota who composes beautiful music to highlight his deep, melancholic voice. “Hey Moon” is my favorite track off the 2011 album, “We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves.”
The music video above was created by Jonathan H., and its visual simplicity matches the song perfectly in my opinion.
Christine Gwosdz put it well when she wrote, “This song makes me want to demolecularize back into the universe, or fade into heaven as others may say.”
Heres’ a fresh track from Los Angeles-based musician Banks. The haunting new song, produced by Shlohmo, is a preview of Banks’ first full-length album, expected to be released later this year. The track features a foreboding crescendo that leads into an excellently sung chorus. Excited to hear more from this emerging talent…