[VIDEO] Music Video Roundup – 02.23.13 [Humans, Black Light Dinner Party, Clubfeet, Dems, Local Natives]

Music-Video-RoundupI said I would and now I am! More music video madness for y’all to dive your eyes & ears into. As I think we all do, I watch a lot of boring, stale, and unimaginative music videos these days. Yet I am continually refreshed by the sheer number of quality videos that are also being produced. From simple low budget stomach turners like Humans’ latest to years-in0the-making animated mind benders like Black Light Dinner Party’s new one. Dems go rough with their special effects and Clubfeet go seamless and both kept me engaged for every second. And Local Natives went all beautifully oddball on us. The only unifying aspect of these videos is there are no performance shots. No band members playing any instruments. Who needs that!?

HUMANS – “Wicked Games” ft. Tristan Orchard

Don’t look away. And please, dont Read more


[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2012 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

Lets not talk about the fact this year is already half over. Thats just insane. About as insane as the quality of jams that have been pumping through TBE HQ’s speakers these past 6 months. Here is the best of the best. Did I miss any? Did you miss any?

(Thanks to Vladimir Bobritskiy for the album art.)

25. My Great Ghost – Plain Sight / A pulsating, haunting, and thoroughly beautiful journey.

24. Purity Ring – Obedear / Slightly creepy. Very ominous. Highly Read more

Black Light Dinner Party - BLDP

[EP] Black Light Dinner Party – BLDP (w/ “Leave It All”)

coming soon, drop in the freezing air, laying down, clothes are off with your seductive stare

♫ Black Light Dinner Party – Leave It All

These mysterious NYC groove masters have a solid tradition of excellence despite only 4 tracks in the world. Their ID3 tage would have me believe there is a fifth but I haven’t found it. No matter, even if it was a total dud, the jams coming out of BLDP are so catchy and beautiful that it is easily one of the years best EPs. “Leave It All” kicks a big disco bounce as it unfurls into an upbeat oil-pump of good sounds. Grab “Gold Chain” and “Small Boxes” at their Soundcloud. Then give your speakers a good work out.

Black Light Dinner Party

[MP3/VIDEO] Black Light Dinner Party – “Older Together”

i’ve read the words on your face, they told me things i should have known

♫ Black Light Dinner Party – Older Together

  • Who: 4 producers from 3 cities.
  • What: Shimmering groove pop, like Passion Pit, Midi Matilda, Sphynx
  • Where: NYC(?) + Facebook
  • When: Just singles so far.
  • Why: “Older Together” is a song for lovers about falling in love. If you have never been in love then just watch the video below and if you squint a bit you will basically see what it feels like. Much like the song itself, the video is seriously beautiful and infectious and I can’t quite put my finger on what makes it so special. A lot like love.