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.
Music Go Music is a bit odd. They have posted a series of videos of them performing “live” on a 70’s show that was never a real show. But I like their music, and what’s so wrong with oddballs?
(500) Days of Summer was a really cute, super-sweet film. I’m pretty sure anyone who wasn’t already in love with those two sure is after seeing it.
Julian Plenti, (who is actually Paul Banks from Interpol,) tag teams it with Emily Haines for “Games for Days”.
The Very Best did a damn catchy tune with Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend called “Warm Heart of Africa”. And you know you’ve got a catchy song when lots of people remix it. So far, I’ve heard Metronomy, Architecture In Helsinki and Theophilus London all over the internettery and while they are good remixes, it stems from the fact that the original is so solid.
I’ve been super into The Big Pink. Their debut album, “A Brief History of Love” is awesome.
Remember Dan Deacon? He of Drinking Out of Cups fame? People might not know he’s an actual musician, for real.
Here is a lovely tune from O + S.
Some facts about Ben Lee: He’s released seven solo albums. He is married to Ione Skye. He dated Claire Danes. He had a record deal at 14 with Noise Addict. Noise Addict has their first new album in 14 years for free download at their website.
Since it’s Hallowe’en, here’s the video for “Die Slow” from Health.