Music Video

Maybird – “Don’t Keep Me Around”

By Will Oliver, February 15th 2019

Rochester psych-pop quartet Maybird signed to Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, who released the band’s groovy new single, “Don’t Keep Me Around,” which has a vintage glow to it that sounds like a much mellower and slightly floater song that The Growlers may have put out.

The band has just released a music video for the track that was directed and edited by Adam Netsky and can be viewed below.
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Michelle Blades – “Politic!”

By Will Oliver, February 15th 2019

Michelle Blades will release her new album Visitor on March 29 via Midnight Special Records. We previously shared the awesome track “Kiss Me On The Mouth” and today hit back with the equally awesome new single, “Politic!”

The topical track has high energy and vibrant bounciness that is rather infectious and gets a similar treatment for its fitting music video, which she directed and edited herself.

Enjoy the video for “Politic!” below and stay tuned for more from Blades very soon.
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Sundara Karma – “Higher States”

By Will Oliver, February 15th 2019

English group Sundara Karma will return with new album Ulfilas’ Alphabet next month via Chess Club Records/RCA Records. We previously shared album cut “Illusions” and today we return with their latest single, “Higher States.”

The track has that eccentric vibe that one has come to expect from the band, sounding a bit like a more pop-friendly Wild Beasts.

You can take a listen to the track via the music video, which was directed by the band’s frontman Oscar Pollock and is posted below.

Soulful rocker Nick Waterhouse is gearing up for the release of his upcoming self-titled new album, which will be released on March 8th via Innovative Leisure.

He’s just released a music video for new single “Wreck The Rod,” that stars actor Danny Trejo as a low budget late night host with Waterhouse as his musical guest. It’s a perfectly vintage and fun take that fits so well with the soul spirit of the song that hits all the right notes.

The video was directed by Danny’s son, Gilbert Trejo and can be found posted below, along with Waterhouse’s upcoming tour dates which include a stop here in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 14th.
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Mark Peters and The Dark Band – the project led by Peters and rounded out by the lineup of Fabian Natter on drums, Martin Burtscher on electric guitar, Markus Manahl on bass – returned in January with new EP Sum Of All Parts, released via Audio Heart Records

The title track and opening cut off the album “Sum Of All Parts” puts Peter’s talents on full display, with a passionate exploration of his own inner conflicts and personal struggles. These are given a visual representation in the official music video for the title track, which can be found below.
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Aaron Taos – “Communication”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2019

New York’s Aaron Taos is preparing to release his new album Birthday Boy, which will feature previously released songs such as “Loneliness,” which we shared late last year.

Today we hit back with Taos’ latest offering, “Communication,” a track that almost channels dreamy bedroom ideas mixed with some of the chill textures that took off with the good old chillwave era.

It’s a smooth listen, one that you can take in through the official music video, which can be watched below.
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Pedro The Lion – “Quietest Friend”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2019

Last month Pedro The Lion released new album Phoenix via Polyvinyl Records, their first new record in 15 year, which we caught them preview last summer at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

One of the new songs they shareda was “Quietest Friend,” a track that showcases their sound in fully realized form that shows us just what we’ve been missing these past 15 years.

Find the music video for the song – which was shot in 16mm by director Jason Lester – posted below.
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These New Puritans – “Anti-Gravity”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2019

Experimental rockers These New Puritans are back with new album Inside the Rose, which will be released on March 22nd via BMG and is their first album in six years.

“Anti-Gravity” is the first single shared from the new LP, which has plenty of the dark mysterious atmospherics that one has come to expect from the band with some hypnotic production and strong vocal performance.

You can listen to the track below, via the official music video for the song.
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Lil T-Shirt – “Summer”

By Will Oliver, February 7th 2019

Swedish native Lil T-Shirt was raised on punk and hardcore music but in secret, he developed a musical style of low and emotive r&b pop, such as found on his album Summer, released last November. This can be found on the album’s lead single and title track “Summer,” which embraces the use of auto-tune on the vocals along with some heavy production beat wise for maximum effect.

You can find the music video for “Summer” posted below, which was written and directed by Ottilia Wahl.

The Ninth Wave – “Half Pure”

By Will Oliver, February 5th 2019

Glasgow band The Ninth Wave are a band hotly tipped for a breakout in 2019, with a big bombastic 80’s-inspired sound that is given a slightly darker twist.

Take their recently released single “Half Pure,” a track that feels like some of the best rock from the 80s with a little bit of the dark passion of fellow Scottish band The Twilight Sad that has distinct emotional weight.

The band already has a reputation for their live show with striking visuals that they will bring with them for some opening slots for CHVRCHES at the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, and when they come to New York City for a performance at Arlene’s Grocery as a part of the New Colossus Festival this March, along with some dates at SXSW.

Find the music video for “Half Pure,” which was directed by Rianne White below, along with their upcoming set of tour dates.
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