On July 2, A Grave With No Name will return with a new album titled Whirlpool on Lefse Records. Recorded over the course of a year at Holy Mountain Studios in London, Whirlpool is an album of contrasting beauty, from the hushed lullaby of "Bones" and the piano-led curtain call "Balloons", to the euphoric glee of "Origami" and the album’s opening song "Aurora", which glides so perfectly with a sense of subtle romanticism. Nice!
Grab "Aurora" as a free download!
When I found out from my amazing friends Future Unlimited that Shia Labeouf would be directing their first official music video for single "Haunted Love" - I knew we were going to end up with something special. The result has exceeded every expectation I may have had, and it's left me feeling....well....fucked up! This film clip is so unbelievably beautiful; haunting and dark with disturbing imagery of a love gone bad....really really bad. It's amazing! This makes me remember a time when music videos were actually taken searousally - these days so many bands record themselves with a camera phone, throw some effects on with a cheesy editing program and BAM - video. This Future Unlimited video is actually film, it's art! Well done boys!
Future Unlimited will be making their way to the west coast next month for a few shows, and there may even be a bay area date - so keep your eyes open kids!
It is a very busy day for music! Some of the best news I heard all day has been the new signing of Movement to Modular Recordings! Impassioned by music, particularly classic soul and the trailblazing r'n'b of the late 90's and early 2000's, Movement came into being the night that Jesse, Sean and Lewis got together and wrote "Feel Real", their first single. After some time refining their sound and feeling their way through their collective strengths, it became obvious that this time it was something special, and thus Movement was born.
"Feel Real" struck upon something for which they'd been searching, henceforth setting a working blueprint for the band, their shadowy, tender take on dance music one that could only be born after dark. This debut single drops May 24. Late June sees a remix bundle of the single release, featuring Morgan Geist, Ta-Ku and Shadow Child.
Brooklyn-based synthpop duo Holy Ghost! are excited to unveil their new music video for their new song "Dumb Disco Ideas." The video, directed by Ben Fries, features a plethora of colorful, synchronized lights and a backdrop of the New York City skyline from dusk until dawn.
"Dumb Disco Ideas" is a new song from the band's upcoming sophomore album, Dynamics, which will be released this fall. Dynamics will be the follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed self-titled debut album which was released in 2011.
It seems the only French electronic duo people are talking about these days are Daft Punk - but I have found some newcomers that are going to dazzle you with with their sexy dance pop goodness! Juveniles are here and one hundred percent would like you to have a dance party! They will be releasing their new single "Strangers" on May 20 with a few remixes to go along, and then a full length sometime this summer! The Black and White Diamond Tiles - AKA my angels Dan McIlvenny and Adam Ainger from the UK electro-rock band Breton - have produced a great remix, which you can grab here as a free download!
Los Angeles-based band Kiven have released a video for their hit single, "Hope & Smoke." Directed by Edwin Eversole and Jack Murgatroyd at Hunt House Pictures, LLC., the video features the band adrift in an ocean, the beautiful visuals melding perfectly with the melody and musicality of the song. Made up of Tyler Demorest, Danny Schnair, Matt Cohen and Jake Reed, Kiven's diverse musical influences come from a wide array of musical and artistic spectrums, before being blended together for the unique and personal sound demonstrated in their latest video.
Named by Entertainment Weekly as the #2 "Great Indie Discovery" from CMJ 2012, Kiven recently wrapped up a west coast tour culminating in several buzzworthy SXSW showcases - including our very own Beautiful Buzzz showcase!!