(by Kaitlyn Ward) In honor of Maribou State releasing their ahhhmazing new Truths EP last week, I thought I'd rewind to 2012 with the awesome video for the title track on their breakout Olivia EP. Liam Ivory and Chris Davids, or the "boys from the shire" as they call themselves, put out the EP on Norman Cook's Southern Fried Records last February and have since garnered a following via UK blogs, late-night radio, and a series of great remixes. Their understated future garage sound makes me feel warm n' fuzzy, so I'd definitely recommend keeping an eye on these boys in the coming months. They're just now hopping over the pond, so if you live in DC, check them out at U St. Music Hall with Tensnake on 11/8 or keep up with their tour on Resident Advisor. Until then, watch some dudes "do Alphagetti" and stop-motion trip in the woods.
(by Dawn Reed) From Tel Aviv Israel comes the post punk trio Vaadat Charigim whose infectious blend of noise rock and underground 80's will be unleashed internationally to the world via their debut album The World is Well Lost (out Nov. 12.) Get into it now because they are due for some dates at SxSW in 2014! Check out this track for "Lehitorer Velo Lada'at" from the album. The footage used is by Israeli artist Dudu Geva who created this piece titled "Little Star" and was featured on Israeli Channel One back in 1979.
(by Dawn Reed) Despite the recent insanely horrible news of the kidnapping of Delorean in Mexico last week, the Spanish dance pop band is trekking on in their North American tour for their recent release Apar. There is enough coverage out there on that incident, and we are here to keep their music at the forefront. We love you Delorean, and are glad you are safe! Now check out this video for the amazing track "Destitute Time" (an ironic pair of words to go along with the aftermath.) The future retro beat is layered throughout, while images of a couple in a love/hate relationship progress to a hate/love end.
(by Kait) WeDidIt did it again. The latest to come out of the forever magical, LA-based collective is a mysterious track titled “The Club." The video surfaced a couple weeks ago courtesy of an equally mysterious producer simply named Purple.
Despite the general confusion this song is causing on the internet, Purple's identity isn't really a secret. He is actually Luis Dourado, co-founder of Terrain Ahead records and a talented visual artist to boot. Luis, Ivo Pacheco (IVVVO) and Tiago Carneiro (Solution) founded Terrain Ahead in Porto, Portugal circa 2010 and the "avant garde" label is quietly moving up the ranks. These guys are so fresh its hard to tell who they properly represent, but it seems they run with a plethora of spooky producers including: Trikk, Myeunoia, Baliac, Moss, Twerz, Pearl and others. All these guys have the dark n' twisty vibes on lock, so if you're into that check out the Terrain Ahead Facebook page to stay in the loop.
Purple's deep, dirty, sexy sound makes him a no-brainer for WeDidIt and I'm anxiously awaiting his Salvation EP, due out . Anyway, watch this creepy, sweaty, hashtag-sexually-explicit video for "The Club," <3 that shit on soundcloud, follow him on twitter @reachpurple, check out his rad photomontages/collages, and consider yourself demystified.
(by Dawn Reed) After sifting through hundreds of videos that all started to blend boringly together and progressively becoming less interesting (come on video director noobs, do some research before relying on extreme slow-mo shots of bullshit) I've decided to not just focus on what's new this week and have chosen this "old" gem as video of the week. Working for a Nuclear Free City is a shoegaze band based out of Manchester, a city notorious for amazing bands dating back to the 70's, and no doubt played a part in the passion behind their sound. That paired with vintage shots of NASA and our mission to explore our world past the stratosphere completely wins me. Press play and let your mind sail through the universe.