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.
Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori started NYC synth-pop band Cibo Matto back in 1994, and they’re still going strong. Now, they’ve released a video for “Deja Vu,” a track off latest album Hotel Valentine. The clip was directed by Jean Claude Billmaier, using a RGBD Toolkit and filmed with a Microsoft Xbox Kinect camera. It’s catchy, colorful and only a little bit corny. Check it out below.
Singer/songwriter Christopher Owens may be best known as the frontman and songwriter for the now-disbanded Girls. He has now released his second solo album, New Testament, via Turnstile. His new video for “Never Wanna See That Look Again” features Owens in a tight cowboy outfit looking simultaneously cool and absolutely ridiculous as he models and crawls around in agony as he thinks of that look he never wants to see again. Check out the clip below.
British progressive metal band Monuments has released a new video for “Atlas” in preparation of its headlining U.S. tour. The clip is a compilation of footage from the U.K.’s Download Festival combined with fan-shot footage sent to the band. Combined, it gives a feel of what it would be like to tour as Monuments. Check it out below.
Indie-rock singer/songwriter Sallie Ford readies for the release of her debut album, Slap Back, out October 14, via Vanguard. The LP, produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists, Black Prairie), features Ford’s new band members: Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce, Blue Giant) on bass, Amanda Spring (Point Juncture, WA) on drums and Cristina Cano (Albatross, Siren & The Sea) on keyboards. They now have a new live in-studio video for “Hey Girl,” an empowering track from the album. The lyrics have romantic themes, and the music is simple yet catchy and meaningful. We are proud to premiere it on magnetmagazine.com today. Check it out below.