Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds has just released a new video for “Lock All The Doors,” a track that appears on Chasing Yesterday, the band’s second album. The clip features a montage of shots of the group performing live during its North American tour earlier this year. The former Oasis guitarist has been noted as saying “Lock All the Doors” has taken him 23 years to finish. It’s well worth the wait. Check it out below.
North American fans of Danish alt-rock group Mew are in for some good news. This fall, the band will be headed on its first North American tour since 2009. (Unfortunately, Mew will not be performing in MAGNET’s hometown of Philadelphia.) Mew has also just released a video for “Witness,” which shows the band performing while fans (who the group actually recruited using its Facebook page) dance. Check it out below.
In May, Ivan & Alyosha released sophomore album It’s All Just Pretend to critical acclaim. The band has now just issued a new video for “Oh This Love.” The clip was released as a part of its “Cabin Sessions” series, and shows the band performing a stripped-down version of the song. With only an acoustic guitar, a maraca, a tambourine and a beautiful backdrop, Ivan & Alyosha manages to create a video with such a natural feel that you can’t help but notice how wonderful the band members are as musicians. Check it out below.
Brooklyn-based electronic musician J.R. Bohannon has just released his debut LP, Blood Moon, under the name Ancient Ocean. Released via the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond label, the LP is already garnering plenty of critical acclaim. Now, Ancient Ocean has released a video for the title track. The clip focuses on a circle, with what’s presented inside the circle slowly changing over the course of the video. Outside of the circle are slowly changing trippy visuals. Accompanied with the ambient synths and soundscapes of the track, the clip almost makes you feel like you’re getting hypnotized. Check it out below.
Meg Baird has just released a new version of her song “Even the Walls Don’t Want You To Go.” Originally appearing on Don’t Weigh Down The Light, this new version of the track is acapella, making it all the more beautiful. Directed by Charlie Saufley and Baird, the song’s video is equally as beautiful. Check it out below.
Mike Donovan is best known as the former frontman and guitarist in Sic Alps. The San Francisco-based musician has been working on a new project, Peacers. On July 27, the band’s debut self-titled album will be released via Drag City. Peacers has also just recently released “Laze It,” the first track off the new album, as well as a video. Directed by Jim Drain, the clip feels somewhat like a roller-coaster ride at the beach. The majority of the video plays in split screens, making it look similar to the split-screen mode in Mario Kart, only you are upside down and at the beach while listening to a great tune. Check it out here.
Destroyer just released a new video for “Girl In A Sling.” The track is the first single off Destroyer’s upcoming album, Poison Season, out August 28 via Merge. Both the song and the clip accompanying it are hauntingly beautiful. The combination of the two will have you hitting the replay button several times. Check it out below.
Ducktails have just released a video for “Surreal Exposure.” The track is the first single off upcoming album St. Catherine, which is out July 24 via Domino. The clip stars Ducktails frontman Matt Mondanile alongside fellow musician Mac Demarco. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “You know what would be funny? Watching Mac Demarco hump Matt Mondanile with a cactus,” then this is the video for you. Check it out below.
Former Stereolab frontwoman Laetitia Sadier has been performing as a solo musician ever since the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2009. She is currently touring the U.K. in support of her latest release, Something Shines. In September, she embarks on a full North American jaunt. Can’t wait to check out Sadier on tour? Good news, she’s just released a video for “Oscuridad,” a track off Something Shines. Check it out here.
Vancouver musician Lieutenant Frank Dickens is getting set to release a new album this month, Sunburned, on Horses Records. Dickens just released “Glide,” the first single from the LP, accompanied by a video for the track. Directed by Mecca Normal‘s Jean Smith, the clip is filled with multiple-exposure shots of gliding hands, flowers, mountains, a dancing silhouette and more. It’s a lot to process at first, but one thing is for sure, it’s beautiful to watch. You will want to watch it over and over again. Check it out below.