Here are Okkervil River’s new visuals for “Your Past Life As A Blast”, taken from their new album, I Am Very Far, released earlier this year. The video is made up of Will Sheff’s (lead singer) real home movies from his childhood. Check it out below.
Here’s yet another track by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. “I’d Pick You Every Time” is the B-Side to his previous single, “If I Had A Gun.” On this track, we see a clear shift in style, leaving behind his britpop influences, and opting instead for a folk vibe. I quite like it; it’s definitely nice to see him trying out different sounds. Check it out below.
Belle & Sebastian guitarist, Stevie Jackson, has embarked on a solo project, and has just released his first LP, aptly titled (I Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson – brilliant title. The album also features collaborations with various members of Belle & Sebastian, The New Pornographers and the Pastels. Here’s the very catchy track, “Try Me”, for you to listen. Stream it below.
Stevie Jackson – “Try Me”:
Here is the video for Peter Wolf Crier’s single, “Settling It Off”, from their latest album, Garden of Arms, out now via Jagjaguwar. Definitely pick it up if you haven’t already; it is well-worth the listen. Also, the band heads out on tour today, you can find the dates here. Watch the video below.
Rostam Batamanglij, from Vampire Weekend, took to his Tumblr to release “Wood”, his first single as a solo artist. The song has some heavy Eastern influences, and it is definitely something Vampire Weekend fans can enjoy. This isn’t the first time Rostam has ventured out solo; he previously teamed up with Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles to form the side project, Discovery. Listen below.
[Mp3] Rostam – “Wood”:
Here’s Death Cab For Cutie’s adorable new video for “Stay Young, Go Dancing”, taken from their latest album, Codes and Keys, released earlier this year. The video shows a couple in love, at different periods of their lives, and how they are still happily together, in spite of all the decades. We also see Ben Gibbard on a porch, playing an acoustic guitar as he sweetly sings: “Cause when she sings, I hear a symphony. And I’m swallowed in sound, as it echoes through me. I’m renewed, oh how I feel alive, and through autumn’s advancing, we’ll stay young, go dancing.” Watch the lovely video below.
Here’s the video for CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy)’s “Hits Me Like A Rock”, taken from their latest album, La Liberación. Definitely watch the video if you need to update your dance moves; CSS were kind enough to put together a “How to Dance Tutorial” for you. Who better to learn from than Brazilians? Check it out below.
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Here’s the bizarre new video for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s latest single, “Maniac.” It shows a guy in a tuxedo walking through the forest, carrying a taxidermy ferret. He then runs into some forest children, who perform magic and strap some antlers to his back before performing some sort of ritual. Really, it is very weird. Watch below.
CYHSY’s new album, Hysterical, is currently in stores.
You’ve already heard “It’s Real” from Real Estate’s forthcoming sophomore album, Days, due out October 18th via Domino. Now here is “Green Aisles”, the second cut for you to listen. It is quite a different sound from the cheerful, “It’s Real”; this one slows down quite a bit, showing us a more somber and reflective side to their music. Check it out below.
Real Estate – “Green Aisles”:
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This unofficial video for Youth Lagoon‘s “17”, is a lovely tale of coming of age. The visuals beautifully complement Trevor Powers’ delicate vocals, with themes of young love and disappointment. The result is pretty damn good. The video was directed by Michelle Peña, a film student in Baltimore, MD. Watch below.
Youth Lagoon’s impressive debut album, The Year of Hibernation, will be out in stores September 27th via Fat Possum.