Dominique Young Unique is killin’ it again with her vid for “War Talk”. Hard to believe this girl is only 19(?) years old. And from Tampa. Yes, Tampa.
Another band whose sound doesn’t seem to suit their home turf is Void Camp. These guys are from Spain and are, from what I read, talented as all hell. I wonder how one goes about casting for a video like this? However they do it, the track is great and these ladies seem to be having a grand ol’ time. NSFW – unless bare asses being spanked by white ladies flies in your workplace, that is.
I’ve been into Architecture In Helsinki for several years now and though their sound has evolved over that time, I’m still digging the quirky Aussies. This track doesn’t feature any clarinet or tuba like previous tracks, but I like its poppy feel and its 80’s-inspired video. Their new album, “Moment Bends”, hits North America on May 3rd.
Toronto gives us Small Sins and I am loving this tune and its vid. This is one of those bands that is pretty much one main guy, (Thomas D’Arcy,) with a supporting band, but that doesn’t make them any less good.
I’ll close tonight with a song that gets my toes tapping and my head bopping. Leave it to Music Go Music to take it back. I know I’ve posted this track before, but this is a different video from the LA kids with the sound fresh out of the 70’s. If you don’t like ABBA, just call it a night and forget it. If, however, you are down with the AB like I am, you might just smile at a stranger on your way to work when you’ve got this stuck in your head.
Friday night, I was fortunate enough to see The Very Best at the Biltmore. The first opener, No Gold, didn’t really do much for me and second opener, Love & Electrik, was pretty catchy, but The Very Best was phenomenal. The place was packed to the rafters with the hippest of hipsters drinking their PBR¹ and they got wound up nicely by the DJ, My! Gay! Husband!, between bands. By the time The Very Best hit the stage, the crowd went completely apeshit. There was dancing and jumping and general good time-ing all around. They had two inflatable palm trees to help set the mood which, by the end of the show, ended up surfing through the crowd in the balmy basement venue. They even played their remix of Yeasayer‘s “Ambling Alp” and closed the show with “Warm Heart of Africa”, before doing “Will You Be There” from their original mix tape as an encore. If you get the chance to see them, do it. The Very Best are pretty much a guarantee of a spectacular dance party.
Speaking of “Ambling Alp”, Yeasayer must have liked what director, Radical Friend, did with that vid because they had him do the one for “O.N.E.” as well
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Dominique Young Unique out of Tampa is pretty impressive, especially considering she is only 17. Keep an ear on this one.
1. R.I.P. Dennis Hopper