The new two Wild Nothing tracks, “To Know You” and “TV Queen” are pretty solid, but I think what I like most is the appropriation of an A-side/B-side single release into video format. The song continue his 80s nostalgic sound in the new new wave/dream pop realm.
“Another Love” is a celebration of birth, but it feels just as appropriate appropriated as a song about blossoming romance. The incredible and uncanny video, directed by Michael Langan & Najeeb Tarazi, was created in motion capture of dancers by Kinnects later transposed into 3D modeled worlds.
It’s been 5 years since my favorite band and spirit animal, Les Savy Fav, put out an album.
There’s a lot of joy and and sass in this electro-funk single from Boulevards (AKA Raleigh, NC’s Jamil Rashad), “Got To Go.” It finally dropped in late September on his debut self-titled EP. It’s a fun listen, and practically implies a need for a Juicy Ride II mix.
This is turning into a poppy week. The song is ok — maybe a bit too delicate and contrived in the lyrics for me, but this stop motion video is simply amazing. Son Lux‘s “Change Is Everything” feels appropriately epic.
I was shocked, shocked, I tell you, when I heard that Beach House was immediately following up their late August album, Depression Cherry with Thank Your Lucky Stars in mid-October. I mean, where do these people get off? I barely digested the first one. And the bad news is that they are both excellent albums that show very different paths for the band. That’s right, listening to them might even require thinking!
I made a visit last week to L.A.’s new architectural landmark, The Broad museum. The museum itself was an impressive feat, but the artwork and its experience within was simply amazing.