The Minders have just put out new record Into The River, and today we’re giving you a taste of their fun, jump-around-worthy brand of rock ‘n’ roll. The video for “Needle Doll” is just a ood time, going perfectly with the upbeat catharsis of the tune. Check it out below.
Rachael Yamagata just released Tightrope Walker, and what better way to celebrate than by watching her new video for “Nobody”? The artist’s fuzzy, pulsing rock tune is wonderfully dark, and the clip does a great job of doing justice to this aspect of Yamagata’s work, dark tones meeting sinister, perfectly synchronized dances. Check it out below.
Band Of Skulls has attached new song “Black Magic” to a storybook clip that draws from Bollywood dance aesthetics. The blues-rock/grungey tune becomes all the more vibrant with this bright and colorful look, doing justice to the band’s ability to really make this aged genre pop. Check it out below; By Default is out now.
Against Me! has just released one of the best albums of the year in Shape Shift With Me, an LP full of lovelorn punk-rock songs that acts as the fiery follow-up to the band’s incredible Transgender Dysphoria Blues. If you’re falling behind on Against Me! or have never listened, fear not! “333” is the perfect starting point—and we’ve got a fresh new video to show you, featuring Natasha Lyonne. Check it out below.
Nouvelle Vague released its Athol-Brose EP earlier this month and is gearing up for full-length I Could Be Happy in November. Today, we’re happy to point you in the direction of the band’s new video, a cover of the Buzzcock’s “Ever Fallen In Love.” The song takes on a quieter air in Nouvelle Vague’s hands, but loses none of the original track’s addictiveness. Check it out below. I Could Be Happy track listing and cover art after the jump.
The Pixies are back again with a new album, Head Case, and we’re quickly approaching the September 30 release date. A productive way to kill time until then: Give their new music video a peep. It’s an engrossing, off-beat animated clip. Check it out below.
Lambchop has collaborated with filmmaker Bill Morrison to create an 18-minute video called The Dockworker’s Dream. The film, composed of archival footage with which Morrison is known for working, features the band’s song “The Hustle,” off new record FLOTUS, out in November. Check it out below.
SAVAK was the Iranian secret police established by Mohammad Reza Shah (aided by the CIA), so it’s no surprise that a band adopting the name would contain a bit of an edge. Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors (Comedy Minus One), SAVAK’s debut LP, features plenty of dread-fueled, post-punk angst tempered with catchy hooks—and it’s outstanding. MAGNET is happy to premiere the video for “Call It A Night,” directed by visual artist and drummer Alexis Fleisig (Girls Against Boys and occasional SAVAK skin-pounder). A Fidel Castro-esque figure watches the band on a black-and-white TV in a mobile home while flipping through a personnel file; after placing a phone call (“Have you dealt with them yet?”), he possibly receives his own comeuppance. But before that, he succumbs to the tune, bobbing his head to the beat. It’d be surprising if you didn’t do the same. SAVAK embarks on a European tour in October.
Thee Oh Sees put out A Weird Exits in August, and today we’re bringing you their Matt Yoka-directed video for “Dead Man’s Gun.” The clip is appropriately Californian, albeit a little weirder. Disease spreads, dance moves happen in the night, the steady track pulses on in the background. Check it out below.
Gringo Star is currently supporting The Sides And In Between, which came out last month. Peep the video for “Get Closer” below, a clip that proves there’s nothing wrong with the traditional performance-video format—some editing magic giving it that frayed-around-the-edges ‘90s aesthetic.