Great new video from Ariel Pink's upcoming pom pom record, out soon on 4AD. The song is a reflection on the world we now live in, where photo albums are a thing of the past, and all photographs and memories exist mainly on phones and in the cloud now.
Really digging this new video from Montreal's Low Factor. She has a new record coming out on Intern.et called Leçon du tonnerre: Comment créer un orage. Imagine if Helena Bonham Carter wandered around the set of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari singing coldwave tunes, and you'd have this. Check out more of her stuff here.
In 1982, Neil Young and Dean Stockwell made and starred in an oddball film about a small town located near a constantly-leaking nuclear power plant. The film also featured Dennis Hopper, Devo and Russ Tamblyn. It's a strange one, to say the least, and I've had a bootleg DVD copy of this for years. Turns out it's now getting a remastered proper release by Neil Young himself. Check out the trailer above.
This new Perfume Genius single, from his upcoming record "Too Bright" is probably my new favorite song on 2014, and the video is pretty damn amazing as well.
An old favorite of mine. I'm not sure when this performance was filmed, but the song originally came out 17 years ago, in 1997. You can tell Bobby had a hard time changing the original lyrics of "You're never gonna get ahead, giving head to the man" to "saying yes to the man" for TV.
The world definitely needs a new Fog record. It's been 7 long years since the last LP (Ditherer, Lex Records, 2007). I count Andrew Broder's self-titled debut, which he released back in 2000, as one of my all time favorites, and his epic masterpiece "Pneumonia" as one of the first songs to truly give me goosebumps. I was near tears the first time I saw him perform it live in San Francisco all those years ago.
This, on top of his work with Yoni Wolf of WHY? as Hymie's Basement (another masterpiece), and the brilliant record he did with his new band The Cloak Ox, leads me to believe that the new album he has just announced he's working on will be nothing short of amazing.
Please do yourself a favor and back this project now. He's got some great incentives to back this project, including remixing one of your songs, limited edition prints from Burlesque Design, and he'll even paint you a mural if you're generous enough to donate a certain amount. Go check it out. You'll be glad you supported this.