The Avalanches Continue To Fuck With Our Emotions

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Recently, The Avalanches announced to the excitement and sadness (for those that wanted new music) a few upcoming festival appearances at Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay, Australia, Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain and Field Day in London, UK. Today, they continue to mess with the minds of those who have anxiously awaited a new album, which would be their first since their 2000 classic debut Since I Left You, with a new video that pretty much documents all of the rumors and innuendo that’s occurred since.

At the end, you see them tease something titled Since They Left Us related to the project followed by soon and hopefully coinciding with music in the background singing “early summertime.” Could this be the trailer for their long-awaited sophomore album or are they continuing to mess with our minds? I guess we will find out soon…hopefully. Regardless, you should probably sign up at their site to be in the first to know any new happenings.

Clams Casino Announces New Album, Share Video for New Song “Blast”

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Clams Casino has announced what I guess you could technically call his debut album (he has mixtapes and and EP prior to his name) titled 32 Levels ready to drop on July 15th via Columbia Records. To commemorate the moment, he has also share a video for the heavenly first track “Blast.” The visuals for the track were done by Strandloop. There is no pre-order yet for the LP, but expect that very soon.

Watch Dream Wife’s Retro Video for “Kids”

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Dream Wife, the trio comprised of members hailing from London based with one calling Reykjavik home, have slowly been creeping up on our favorite listens as of late with their debut self-titled EP released in March via Cannibal Hymns. “Kids” is one of the tracks from it for which we have a new video for. Directed by Aidan Zamiri, the clip uses ’80s fashion stylings as well as graphics that you would have seen frequently in the early days of MTV. In addition to the video comes news that the band has signed with great London label Lucky Number Music, so expect bigger things from the band in the very near future.

Hinds Unveil Video for “Easy”

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“‘Easy’ is the worst moment in the universe during a relationship cause you love him but he doesn’t anymore. And being in bed with him is giving him nightmares. And you are the hangover in his mornings, and the homework during the day and the pain in his ass. So when you reach that point you can’t help but self destruct. There is just nothing you can do, it’s too late to take it easy.” – Hinds

Hinds have been touring relentlessly over the past several months in support of their fantastic debut album, Leave Me Alone, out now via Lucky Number/Mom + Pop. Today, the offer up a visual for breakup track “Easy” directed by John Strong. Keep an eye out for some stateside dates later this summer.

Anika-Fronted Exploded View Announce Debut Album, Share New Song “Orlando”

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After recently releasing a 7″ for the percussion heavy “No More Parties in the Attic,” Exploded View, the new project fronted by journalist-turned-singer Annika Henderson (aka Anika) have announced their self-titled debut full-length scheduled to drop on August 19th via Sacred Bones, whom they released the 7″ with. The album was recorded using single take recordings created with other members Martin Thulin (of Crocodiles), Hugo Quezada and Hector Melgarejo, while in Mexico City. Anika’s Nico-esque vocals feel nicely improvised over what plays out like a drawn out jam session flush with dark atmospherics.


Brett Shares Video for “Dans Un Autre Reve”

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Given inspiration was French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard’s work for Brett’s latest album, Mode, it is apparent in their new video for “Dans Un Autre Reve” draws from the same inspiration. Directed by Brad Schulz, Scott Dittrich, and Phil Hodges and starring their friend Lola Blanc, you see brushes of kaleidoscopic imagery matched with stimulating colors. While the vinyl edition of the album is sold out, you can still purchase it digitally via Cascine.

Watch Japanese Breakfast’s Lovable Video for “In Heaven”

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It is a very difficult task to connect with listener’s on a deep emotional level, while at the same time charming ears off, but Michelle Zauner and her solo musical outlet, Japanese Breakfast, did just that to us with her latest album, Psychopomp. To the point, we can’t help to recommend the album to our friends who are constantly asking, “what new music should I check out?” “In Heaven,” the album’s opener is one of the standouts of the fantastic album consistently giving us a jolt of the youthful, carefree energy that flows throughout the entire track. We always finish the song every time with a smile on our face and an optimism on what the rest of the day will become. The House of Nod produced video has the same effect with the vibrancy and exuberance filling every frame. Find the clip below and you can, also, still grab the album on vinyl via her Bandcamp and Yellow K Records.