L.A. multi-instrumentalist/rapper/producer Steven Ellison, who performs under the moniker Flying Lotus, released sixth studio album You’re Dead in October, and now he has a new video for current single “Coronus, The Terminator.” The clip is dark and eerie but sadly realistic. It depicts the real-life struggle of a family confronting the death of one of its members. Check it out below.
New Jersey power-pop group Stuyvesant issued its latest album, Shmyvesant, on November 25, and now releases a new video for the single “3AM.” No, it’s not the sad little song by Matchbox 20, though the two bands do share similarities. “3AM” is an energetic tune with devastatingly catchy melodies, and overall it’s a piece of good old rock ‘n’ roll done right. We are proud to premiere the clip on magnetmagazine.com today.
Seattle R&B duo THEESatisfaction will release EarthEE, the follow-up to 2012 debut awE naturalE, via Sub Pop on February 23, and now offers a video for first single “Recognition.” The clip, while almost unnaturally calm, depicts the members of the group, and various others, exploring a culture while looking bored and robotic. Check it out below.
Hiss Golden Messenger blew up on the scene when it released latest album Lateness Of Dancers last year, and now the band has a new video featuring member MC Taylor playing a solo performance of the title track in Los Angeles. The clip is dark and has a somber feel, but also a hopeful one. It’s a track that makes you happy you are sad, and the video is a pleasant glimpse inside the mind of this group. Check it out below.
Experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces recently released latest album Lese Majesty to much acclaim, and now, the band as a new video for “Forerunner Foray.” The animated clip was directed by psych wizard Chad VanGaalen, and it’s a hypnotic trip. The visuals are stunning, constantly changing and evolving into new forms. Check out the video below.
Carl Barât And The Jackals ready for the release of debut album Let It Reign, due out February 17. Now, the ex-Libertine and his mates have a new video for first single “Glory Days,” a slow and steady track with an underlying reggae edge. The clip depicts a man thinking back to his time as a soldier, his fellow soldiers and their struggles. Check out the video below.
Copper The Bet is an quartet from L.A. that plays an energetic mix of indie pop and electronic. The band will release new EP Champagne on February 10, and now shares a video for the title track. The clip shows different scenes of the band having fun together, playing and messing around while a solid bass line and electronic beat bumps in the background. Check out the video below.
Dizraeli And The Small Gods are a psychedelic hip-hop sextet based out of England and fronted by rapper/multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli and “female beatbox champion” Bellatrix. They prepare for the release of their new album on January 26 and will tour later in the year, but until then they have a video for first single “The Depths.” The clip is definitely odd, but its dark imagery and surprising story make it quite entertaining. Check out “The Depths” below.
The Afghan Whigs made another ripple in the music scene last year with seventh studio release Do The Beast. Now, the group has a great new video for “The Lottery.” The clip features the band’s engineer Ryan O’Hara going crazy and dancing around the soundboard at different Whigs gigs. It’s a hilarious video and also shows the sense of camaraderie and kindness the band members give to those who help them. Check out the clip below.
L.A. garage-rock trio the Dead Ships have a new album coming out in the spring, but since it’s clearly still winter, the band went ahead and released a new video for “Canyon,” a track off the upcoming LP. The music definitely has the bluesy edge of the Strokes and Black Keys, but the Dead Ships’ sound is newer and more original than those comparisons. Check out the clip below.