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.
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.
It has been a minute since we last heard from Hannah Rodgers, better known as Pixx. “Baboo” is her new track and serves as the first new music since last year’s quite good Fall In EP released through always reliable 4AD. With the reveal comes a lomographic video complimenting the song’s theme of friendship, specifically with Rodgers’ best friend, Alice, who she says “has shown me so much about the world and whose friendship I cherish more than anything else.” You can grab the track here.
Here’s the playlist from today’s My Old Kentucky Blog Radio on SIRIUS XMU, Channel 35! Also, available anytime via OnDemand online and via the app.
Petite League ft. Jamie Brooks – Hiccups
Stealing Sheep – Sunk
Nico Yaryan – You Belong To Me
Beverly – Don’t Wanna Fight
TOBACCO – Gods In Heat
Let’s Eat Grandma – Eat Shiitake Mushrooms
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – Nobody Speak
Polica – Baby Sucks
Oreo Jones – Coogi Sweater
Brett – Dans Un Autre Reve
Hoops – Feelin Fine
Charly Bliss – Ruby
Teen Body – Can’t Remember
Jef Elise Barbara – Sexe Machin / Sex Machine
Flume ft. Vince Staples & Kucka – Smoke & Retribution
Sampha – Timmy’s Prayer
Children of Pop – R U I N I T 4 L U V ? !
NAVVI – LA // 3am
Darkly – Waiting On You
Actor – Girls Do
U.S. Girls – New Age Thriller
LISS – Try
Sick Sad World – Skateboarding Girl
Christine and the Queens – iT
School ’94 – Common Sense
Classixx ft. Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost! – I Feel Numb
Kendal Johansson – Blue Moon
Odonis Odonis – Nervous
Very few bands over the years have been able to put together an album, let alone a song that pulls together the effortless blend of pop and rock like Weezer’s self-titled Blue Album, however “Ruby” from New York’s Charly Bliss comes pretty close. The song is a thank you from singer Eva Hendricks to her therapist for helping her deal with a fear of fainting that was causing her much strife. The video, directed by Andrew Costa, was “inspired by public access television” and “specifically the video of Ralph ‘Whistler’ Giese on the Kelly & Company show,” according to Hendricks. Give a view to the video below and give a listen to their other material via their Bandcamp.
5/31 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s ^
6/1 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room *
6/2 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
6/3 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
6/6 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
6/7 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
6/9 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
6/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
6/11 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
6/12 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ^
6/15 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
6/16 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
6/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
6/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Already having tremendous beginnings of a musical catalog, Oslo, Norway’s Anna Lotterud aka Anna of the North really went next level with shimmering ballad “Baby” back in March. Now, we have the vibrant video companion offering up frame by frame pieces of moving art conveying the minimalistic sound and plain emotions presented in the song. It was directed by Peter Pint. Watch below.
While we continue to dig into their lead singer Alice Botéus’ recent solo album, Gotheburg, Sweden quartet School ’94 have announced the follow up 2014’s Like You EP with new one, Bound, slated to drop on June 8th through Luxury. The first sampling of the release is melodic, soaring “Common Sense” pulling in a distinct retro-flare without sacrificing present day sensibilities. If there is another John Green book set for a movie adaptation, this would be a nice addition to the soundtrack. You can pre-order the EP on limited edition vinyl via their Bandcamp.
Yumi Zouma’s new record, Yoncalla, is out on May 29th courtesy of Cascine. So far, they have publicly released the tracks “Keep It Close To Me” and “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)”, now they are offering up the softly pressed, very satisfying “Short Truth.” If their past releases are any indication, the vinyl version of the album will be available in very short supply, so you might want to pre-order it here now.