Belinda Esquer‘s video for “Look Inside” is as graceful as the song itself, a sweeping piano-pop tune against which we see Esquer wander through the wilderness, eventually falling into a pond of muddy water. Her The Truth EP is out right now. Check out the video below.
Xiu Xiu will release excellent new album FORGET on February 24. The avant-garde band aims for something simple and tense on “Jenny GoGo,” a song that pushes darkness just below the surface. The animated video features, among other things, television static, a hypnotic dancer and what appear to be dinosaur silhouettes. Check it out below.
The world kind of needs Cloud Nothings right now, and luckily they’ve got a new record out on Friday. Tonight we’ve got the video for “Internal World,” an alt-rock song to sing loud and sink into. The clip features some advice for not being a “Dirty Johnny,” which may or may not be of some use to you. Check it out below.
On February 3, Alex Dezen will release II via the Poor Man label. Today, we’re proud to premiere the video for “Holding On To You (Holding On To Me)” on magnetmagazine.com. Watch the clip below, and read the Q&A after the jump.
We are pleased to bring you the premiere of the brand-new video from Hawai this evening. The clip for “On My Own,” which comes from last year’s Working All Night EP, is a calm performance video bathed in red light—something simple and singular that goes well with the song’s clean, grounded pop. Check it out below.
It’s time again for another video from Joan Of Arc, which will finally release He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands later this month. The mid-tempo, off-kilter “Two-Toothed Troll” gets a clip full of neighborhood fun and fireworks. Check it out below.
MAGNET’s Philly buddy Wesley Stace is set to release Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding February 24. He recorded it with the Jayhawks. (Good call, Wes.) Check out the Madden Meiners-directed video for “Better Tell No One Your Dreams,” which we’re proud to premiere on magnetmagazine.com today.
Says the always quotable (and really fucking smart) Stace of the clip, “The message of the song is self-evident, but I had a hard time coming up with a video, because all the images in the lyrics—being from actual dreams of mine—are so literal. So I thought I could make a virtue of this by literally acting out every line: But who’d be fool enough to do that? Well, a very-pretentious-perhaps-not-very-good, but well-meaning, man of the theater in a black polo neck and sneakers, who likes to put on one-man shows called things like ‘Dreams,’ because he saw Spalding Gray once and it changed his life. To him, it’s the most meaningful piece of art ever created, but it really only makes sense to him; the audience aren’t so sure. So he’s presenting this show, with props and stark lighting, in his off-off-off-Broadway black-box theater, but meanwhile some of his own greatest fears—nightmares from our collective subconscious—are bubbling to the surface.”
Merry Christmas! Assuming you’ve gotten your fill of Christmas candy and cookies this morning, we’re delivering to you a special holiday video from those festive indie darlings in She & Him. “Winter Wonderland” comes from their recently released second holiday disc, Christmas Party, and this wonderful duet between Zooey Deschanel and Jenny Lewis is set to a truly adorable clip, one that will surely please those of us who left dog-toy-shaped presents under the tree. Check it out below.
The Chainsmokers seem to be all over the place lately, and tonight, they’re here. Well, not actually here, but you get the idea. Watch their video for “All We Know,” a track from their Collage EP, which features Phoebe Ryan. The clip follows a man with video-game-reminiscent camera reactions as he goes through a hell of an emotional trip. Check it out below.
Lou Barlow recently released a video for “The Breeze,” which comes from his latest EP, Apocalypse Fetish, and we’re just making sure you’ve seen it. He performs solemnly in a dark room while glimpses of nature appear, distinctly separate—the two isolated from each other while Barlow sings gently. Check it out below.