The Drums recently issued Encyclopedia, and they now have released a video for a song off the album called “I Can’t Pretend.” The clip was directed by Alex Lee and Kyle Wightman of BRTHR Films and was shot at Long Island Aquarium as well as a local N.Y. steakhouse. The video is a psychedelic trip as we follow the band to various different scenarios and explore a world of strange undersea creatures. Check it out below.
Ex Hex ripped the world a new one with latest release Rips. The band now shares a video for “Waterfall,” which was directed by acclaimed NYC underground cartoonist M. Wartella. The clip is fun and full of bright colors, with guest appearances from Michelle Mae (Make-Up), Francy Z. Graham (Chain And The Gang), Kid Congo Powers (Cramps, Gun Club) and Alec MacKaye (Ignition, Faith), who wears the legendary leather jacket he wore on the iconic Minor Threat album cover. Check out the video below.
Indie-rock duo Foxygen recently released its latest LP, …And Star Power, via Jagjaguwar and now has a video for “Coulda Been My Love.” The clip follows a sad-looking hipster as he’s shown in various situations and dreams about how it could have been his love. It’s a bright video with vivid colors, awesome clothing but an underlying sad message. Check it out below.
King Tuff was born out of the small town of Brattleboro, Vt., by singer/songwriter Kyle Thomas. Since then, Thomas has put out three full-lengths and done various side projects, including Witch (a stoner metal band he was in with Dinorsaur Jr frontman J Mascis). The newly released Black Moon Spell shows that Thomas and his band are only getting better. The video for the title track is humorously appropriate for the song’s vibe, and it’s rock ‘n’ roll dynamite. Check it out below.
By the age of 26, singer/songwriter Ty Segall had done more solo albums, collaborations and side projects than most musicians can even dream of. His latest release, Manipulator, is a monster LP with songs that have potential to one day be rock ‘n’ roll classics. Now he issues a video for “The Singer,” in which Segall plays with a ghost band in what looks like could be his apartment. Whether it’s his bright red pants, his brief flight or the hallucinogenic colors, the clip seeps fun. Check it out below.
Liars recently released latest album Mess, making for their seventh studio album since their formation in 2000. The new video for “I’m No Gold” is, in a way, a mess. Lead singer Angus Andrew stars in the clip as a strobe light flashes him throughout. But it’s these hallucinatory effects and strange visuals that match up with the heavy electronic music that makes the video something special. Check it out below.
The Rosebuds, based out of Raleigh, N.C., recently issued indie-rock masterpiece Sand + Silence. Now they’ve released a new video for “Blue Eyes,” a song full of hopefulness and joy. The clip tells a story of two boys and their adventures as they sneak into an empty church, bring a statue to life and feel the uncontrollable urge to dance. Check it out below.
The New Pornographers recently blew up in the world of music with the release of latest album Brill Bruisers. Now, they have released a colorful new video for fun, upbeat song “Dancehall Domine.” Small hints of humor present themselves as the clip seems to explore a studio of sorts with many events going on at once. Check it out below.
Electronic musician John Maclean, better known as the Juan MacLean, recently released In A Dream. Now, he presents a video for one of the new tracks titled “A Simple Design.” The clip, in accordance with the song title, is rather simple, but also abstract. It features different artistic shots of one rather apathetic-looking women while she sings over the electronic grooves. Check it out below.
L.A.-based recording artist Ariel Pink is a most interesting musician who has released 10 albums in the last 12 years. His new video for “Put Your Number In My Phone,” from latest offering Pom Pom, caused a stir from the minute it was released. Whether it’s Pink’s all-blue pimp-looking outfit, or the fact he’s pushing around a Darth Vader-esque man in a wheelchair through a mall, the clip is certainly something to talk about. Check it out below.