Archive | November 2011

North Highlands – Benefits (Music Video)


There hasn’t been much from this Williamsburg-based band, but everything they’ve come out with has felt like the next best undiscovered thing. Their new album, Wild One, is out now. Get it here.

Parenthetical Girls – The Privilege (Music Video)

Parenthetical Girls: The Privilege.

This is a surprisingly touching song from a band that is itself an ongoing surprise. Listen closely to the lyrics; they tell a heartbreaking story, complete with therapists, mental illnesses, and the beheading of the narrator’s love life.

Okkervil River – Your Past Life as a Blast (Alternate Video)

Your Past Life As A Blast from Okkervil River on Vimeo.

The first video released for this song was a montage of Will Sheff’s sentimental home videos. We posted that first version a couple of weeks ago, and while two videos for the same song might seem excessive, this second version is too beautiful not to put up.

This is a gorgeously-filmed video about a broken love affair. It’s more romanticized than the previous version but no less nostalgic.

King Krule – The Noose of Jah City (Music Video)


The first official video from red-headed UK wunderkind, King Krule. Much has been said about his age and about the decadent isolation his music evokes; this video showcases both of those elements well. His eponymous new EP is out now on True Panther.

xtrngr – Dreams

Kenny Perez from Manresa (Catalonia) is a minimalist/ambient drum and bass artist. In his latest LP, “Dreams,” xtrngr begins each track by setting a very peaceful, simple mood via minimal soundscapes and light percussion, then twists and undulates the fleeting melodies into a mesmerizing journey that will leave you forgetting from where you departed reality. “Broken Guitar” and “Dreams” stand out as the more glitchy/IDM tracks while “Smooth” and “Gliese 581” are easy ambient tracks.

Listen/download here