Psyched about Matthew Dear’s new LP coming out next month (Beams). 2010′s Black City was incredible. Buy it if you don’t have a copy. Below is the video for new single “Her Fantasy.” Strange but amazing…just like his music.
“Her Fantasy,” the highly praised lead single––and dare we say summer anthem––gets a very fitting video treatment. Director Tommy O’Haver’s video takes us on a journey through bizarre sequences of debauchery and seduction with a hint of humor, as he pays homage to Avant Garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger in a self-described “mash-up”. Tommy brings out the dark side of the psychedelic pop synth track by using pulsing lights, dim colors and exotic subjects. Featuring a pink-haired geisha, a slow-moving harlequin clown, and a smiling lady with a cage over her head, “Her Fantasy” is a very weird trip. Also, check out the Australian producer Tornado Wallace’s remix of said single. Beams is available August 27th & 28th. Pre-order now.
We’re really enjoying the new LP from Portland’s Chromatics. Kill for Love is a sprawling, glittery double album full of hushed lyrics, cool guitar lines and shimmery reverb. Perfect for a long night drive. Stream the album in full below. Watch the video for “Candy” below that. Then go ahead and pick it up a copy today via iTunes or Itlaians Do It Better.
I ran across Maus Space while doing some music downloading yesterday and came across these magnificent John Maus demos/b-sides from his acclaimed We Must Become the Pitless Centers of Ourselves from earlier this year. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Download the full set by clicking through the links below (links go to Mediafire RAR-MP3 files. After the jump are a few videos from his INTENSE live performance that I captured in Austin earlier this year and an amazing video of “Maniac”.
**UPDATE: The links have been removed. Maus will release some of these tracks and more mastered on a new 2012 release “A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Materials.” The cover art is below. Find out more here.
We’re one day away from the release of M83′s next opus “Hurry Up We’re Dreaming.” Pitchfork has already christened the album “Best New Music” and provided a thorough review (which can be read after the jump).
Below is a new video for one of the album’s anthemic singles, “Midnight City.” In true M83 fashion it contains kids, landscapes, and ethereal magic.
[directed by Fleur & Manu / "This video is a tribute to Village of the Damned, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and other Akiras"]
After the video, visit the french video site, Division Paris where the video was originally hosted. Solid web design.
Panda Bear recently released a wickedly cool video for “Surfer’s Hymn”, the core track in his most recent contribution “Tomboy.” “Surfer’s Hymn” is one of our favorite tracks of the year. It opens up on our most recent playlist which can be streamed/downloaded here. “Tomboy” is a force to be reckoned with. Buy it now or we’ll turn you into a dead surfer.