The Young are an up-and-coming band from Austin, whose sound is a modern twist on a retro rock ‘n’ roll sound. The group’s sophomore album, Chrome Cactus, will be released later this month, and it features a track called “Cry Of Tin.” Check out the video for the song below.
To get yourself psyched for Orenda Fink‘s brand-new album, Blue Dream, you should check out this trippy video from the singer. Fink’s relaxing songwriting is the perfect music to listen to on a quiet night after a long day at work. Check out the clip for “Ace Of Cups” below.
Hamilton Leithauser, the former singer of the Walkmen and the Recoys, has broken away from his prior cohorts to pursue a solo career, which began with this year’s Black Hours, a masterful collection of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Check out the video for “I Don’t Need Anyone” below.
Almost a year after the release of Dream River, sly-voiced singer/songwriter Bill Callahan has released a cosmic new video for “Javelin Unlanding.” The clip is a hallucinogenic trip through space, deserts and volcanoes. Human features are given to inanimate landscapes, and there’s even a Callahan-faced moon surveying the world around it. Check out the video below.
Bishop Allen shares a new video for “Why I Had To Go,” a song off new album Lights Out. The upbeat track is accompanied by a clip of people hoola-hooping—in slow motion. The silliness of the video counteracts the serious-sounding name of the track, adding a new element to how the song can be perceived. Check out the clip below.
With the announcement of its West Coast fall tour, Son Lux has released a video for “Lanterns Lit,” off new album Lanterns. Starting with choir chanting, the relaxed song pairs well with the images of destruction shown in the clip. To further the emotion, the destruction is being seen by young children. Check out the video below.
Franz Ferdinand has released a video for new single “Stand On The Horizon.” The clip was directed by Karan Kandhari, who did award-winning film Bye Bye Miss Goodnight and, more recently, the Vaccines’ “Melody Calling” video. This clip shows the band playing the funky song to an unenthused audience at what looks like an adult prom in the ’80s. The upbeat feel of the song contrasts with the actions of the people in the video, making for quite a funny scene. Check it out below.
To complete deluxe album Tales Of Us, Goldfrapp has released a final video for the song “Laurel.” This somber track follows an actress on her attempt to make it big in Hollywood. The black-and-white imagery adds to the effect of the song and all of the events that correspond. Check out the clip below.
Philip Selway has released a video for “Coming Up For Air,” the lead track off upcoming sophomore album Weatherhouse. The clip was directed by acclaimed Spanish film collective NYSU, and it displays the importance of different viewpoints of different people. As the hazy track drones appropriately in the background, you may realize all is not as it once seemed. Check out the video below.
Broken Bells have released a new video for “Holding On For Life,” the first single off After The Disco. The clip shows Broken Bells performing this laid-back track live at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. An impressive light show accompanies the band as flashes of a ghostly red woman appear and disappear hauntingly throughout the video. Check it out below.