Dan Deacon recently dropped the critically acclaimed Gliss Riffer and now offers a new video for current single “When I Was Done Dying.” The clip was directed by Adult Swim’s Off The Air, and, as may be expected, it’s a hallucinatory trip. The animation is fantastic, but it’s all brought to life with the music. Check it out below.
Rock supergroup Diamond Rugs consists of John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), T. Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite). The band recently released its second record, Cosmetics, and readies for its upcoming North American tour, for which the guys created a Bollywood-inspired video trailer. The clip is short, sweet and to the point, but the Bollywood aspect makes it uniquely fun and different. Check it out below.
French multi-instrumentalist Soko will start her North American tour at the end of March in support of second full-length release My Dreams Dictate My Reality. Now, she has a new self-directed video for single “Temporary Mood Swing.” The clip shows a captured Soko being washed in a car wash, but not in a sexy, seductive way. This is punk rock. Check it out below.
President Obama and David Simon, the creator of HBO’s The Wire (MAGNET’s all-time favorite piece of art), sat down to talk about the war on drugs.
The Afghan Whigs released their new album, Do To The Beast, last year to much critical acclaim. Now they have a video of the performance they gave on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the song “The Lottery.” The clip is proof the band hasn’t lost its touch in its 20-plus years of making music. Check it out below.
Seattle’s Chastity Belt has come a long way since its seemingly sudden rise to fame, but the band’s newest release, Time To Go Home, solidifies the reason it should be praised. The group has a new video for “Cool Slut,” where Chastity Belt comically yet cooly sings that they are just a couple of sluts. In addition, the band’s notable and often-used ’90s fashion make ‘em a force to be reckoned with. Check out the clip below.
U.K. rock quartet Wolf Alice prepares for the release of debut album My Love Is Cool, due out June 23, and now shares a new video for first single “Giant Peach.” In a rather comical clip, the band members explore a world where they play themselves as a group but with a terrible manager. Check it out below.
Samuel Beam, the mastermind behind Iron & Wine, recently released Archive Series Volume No. 1 and now has a new short film titled Dreamers And Makers Are My Favorite People. The video is an informative talk with Beam about his personal experiences as an artist, how he started Iron & Wine and many other topics. Check it out below.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will release their newest album, Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015, tomorrow, and now shares a comical new video for the track “Betty Vs The NYPD.” The clip wastes no time getting to the action. After identifying Betty from a lineup of men in red dresses, the police have trouble controlling the unruly troublemaker. Check out the video below.
Illinois-based instrumental group Lanterna, led by multi-instrumentalist Henry Frayne, released latest album Backyards last year and now shares a new video for the title track. This is music that works perfectly with visuals. The retro images that Lanterna employs in this clip, along with cuts to Frayne playing the guitar, bring it all together as one. Check it out below.