King weirdo ARIEL PINK and his HAUNTED GRAFFITI have released the video for their latest single Only In My Dreams – the second from new album Mature Themes. Shot in an endearingly fuzzy VHS/camcorder style, the promo sees the charismatic frontman using his – admittedly fantasised – James Dean-esque sexual magnetism to bounce back from a harsh jilting, collecting a harem of women along the way. Watch above.
The freak folk, Byrds-like track’s melody sounds as complex as it does easy and the atmosphere is chilling.
BON IVER recorded this intimate live session courtesy of 4AD and Jagjaguwar.
Recent Grammy winner, Justin Vernon, is joined by band mate Sean Carey in a performance stripped down from the grandiose sounds of the regular 11 piece orchestra. Watch above.
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3. I Can’t Make You Love Me
Without a doubt, St. Vincent‘s 2011 album Strange Mercy is one of the year’s most beautiful pieces of work. Watch her play a few tracks from the album for her 4AD session.
While not everyone’s a fan of solo projects,Deerhunter side-project and one of our unofficial SXSW picks Atlas Sound seems to be bucking the trend. After impressing with his last solo effort Logos, Cox is back with a new album entitled Parallax and the guys at Fluxblog have got a new track off of it (called Amplifiers) available to stream, click HERE to stream it.
The latest Kurt Vile video, directed by Todd Purple, is single-handedly making the entire world’s single population feel EVEN more lonely. It’s also noteworthy that all this lovey-dovey footage was captured on Microsoft phones. Technology man, it’s the future.
Kurt vile’s currently touring the US with Woods (and later Thurston Moore), but he returns to the UK this September for a handful of live dates, ending with a headline show at London’s Scala on September 8th.
4th – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
5th – Sound Control, Manchester (w/ Woods)
6th – Stereo, Glasgow (w/ Woods)
7th – The Fleece, Bristol (w/ Woods)
8th – Scala, London (w/ Woods)
Joker’s The Vision (Let Me Breathe), is out now on 4AD Records. It comes as a ltd editon white label twelve inch and is his first release on the south London based label. You can listen to the A side of this space boy goon music release on the player above.