Eagles of Death Metal, comprised of Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age fame, have shared a very not-complex music video to June’s garage-stomper “Complexity” off their upcoming album, Zipper Down.Shot in black and white, the music video has the two rockers wearing turtlenecks and black-rimmed glasses while standing stoically and singing to each other, to the camera, and in a box. It’s a goofy video made all the more goofy by the film noir lighting.
Watch the music video below:
Zipper Down is out October 2 via Downtown Recordings
Destroyer have shared the music video to the previously released single, “Times Square”, off their upcoming album, Poison Season, the band’s follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed Kaputt.
Shot by Shayne Ehman, the music video is a clay animation-jammed outing in nature that’s equal parts Wallace and Gromit and bubbling shroom trip. Contrary to the song title, the music video took a more organic route after Ehman and Bejar gave up on a failed shoot in Times Square.
“We ended up just wandering around New York till three a.m. and the city seemed completely dead. We could have been anywhere, really,” says Ehman.
Watch the music video below, which contains googly-eyed claymation grass using a joint as a saxophone and other stuff you’d wish Times Square actually had.
Poison Season is out August 28 via Merge Records.
I bet you thought that 70’s glam rock in the likes of artists such as The Raspberries, David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, etc. was dead, didn’t you? Well if you did and you have been sad about this, dry your tears! Former Disney voice talent Diane Coffee (aka Shaun Fleming and touring drummer for Foxygen) will be releasing his second album “Everybody’s a Good Dog” September 4th (and can be pre-ordered here) via Western Vinyl.
“Everybody’s a Good Dog” is as authentic to the early 70’s glam genre as one can possibly get. It emanates a certain sweetness to it while also having that old school R&B groove and melody that was crucial to the success of the artists who innovated the genre. The arrangements range from grandiose with tender vocals to down in the dirt gritty at times with fuzzy guitar.
NPR Music describes the album overall saying:
Aspiring to a ’70s ideal that rolls up sugarcoated bubblegum glam, soul balladry, Francophone pop and echoes of the Brill Building, Fleming finds the right notes of sincerity under all that artifice.
Curated from First Listen: Diane Coffee, ‘Everybody’s A Good Dog’
“Everybody’s a Good Dog” is as glossy and shiny as glam rock can possibly come these days. This album will easily be a great addition to your collection of old glam rockers.
The folk artist, Weyes Blood, will release a new EP titled Cardamom Times on October 9th via Mexican Summer. In the meantime, the singer has given us taste of “Cardamom.”
Diverging from the studio recording of her previous album The Innocents, Natalie Mering, the haunting voice behind Weyes Blood, recorded the EP on tape in her home studio on Rockaway Beach, according to The Fader. As a result, her new single is hauntingly personal.
Her athletic alto sounds more up-close than it has before, cozying up to the mic like it’s another person’s ear as she remembers a departed lover by the cardamom he used to slip in her coffee in the morning. – The Fader
Although a few lilting flutes and organ make a late appearance, “Cardamom” strips away some of the gothic theatricality of The Innocents — it’s mostly just Mering’s golden voice and a lovely blanket of finger-picked guitar, all warmth and longing laid bare. – Stereogum
Singing at once with vulnerability and strength through an austere, multi-layered warble, Mering searches for truth and light while facing the end of something. – Pitchfork
The simplicity behind the sweeping guitar and pan flute suggests a vulnerability that makes each of the track’s elements all the more poignant. Her layered voice is simultaneously robust and whispery, coming in and out of focus as the volume level fluctuates. A result of recording on reel-to-reel tape, the imperfections perpetuate [...]
As this week comes to a close, I want to bring to light a new musician that may be the perfect segue into fall. I was introduced to this lovely lady a few weeks ago and via a Skype conversation, I was able to learn more about her journey in music. Geneviève Bellemare took some time, albeit in a dark apartment, to chat with me about her work and her life leading up to it. She is someone to watch and does not skip a beat when speaking her mind.
I asked Geneviève how this music adventure began; She gave me the full origin story, which, in itself, could be written into a novel! Perhaps it will be great material for her memoirs. “I started singing when I was young and was able to do a lot of singing at church and at bible camp. Dancing was another part of my life as well when I moved to Oregon at the age of 11. Right before that move I had a feeling where I was deciding what I wanted to do between the two. Singing is more of my forte, so I was trying to figure it all out while leaning towards that. Eventually, a vocalist teacher helped me find my voice after I began listening to Diana Krall and started to sing along. I never really got to sing anything beyond church music. That’s when I thought, ‘maybe I could try this?’ I asked my voice teacher for help in payment to watch her cat. I kept it a secret from my mom and everyone. Once I did a couple competitions in my town and won one of them, it was reassuring that this was something I could do.”