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[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

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[STREAM] Dems – “Christabel”

Dems Christabel

strong willed but soft spoken, what happened in the sheets?

  • Who: Dan, Dave, Duncan
  • What: Haunting funkwave, like Blackbird Blackbird, Germany Germany, Arrange
  • Where: London, UK + Facebook
  • When: First in a series of free releases. Free to download on January 27th, 2013, from d-e-m-s.com. LP Desire coming February 2013.
  • Why: Remember when Hannes Fischer popped onto our radar a year ago with his chart topping remix of Lana Del Rey? I also posted his Dems remix at the same time. And then forgot about Dems. Until “Christabel” slipped right through the clutter and crystalized as one of the more beautiful tracks I’ve heard lately. Its been stuck in my head for days. Shuffling beats, angelic vocals, and distorted voices all chop and blend into a haunting treat that has me wondering if I’ve just missed a years worth of Dems magic.

Brandon’s TBE Digest 31 – [12.11.2011] New Jams, Remixes, & Covers!

Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are in bold.

This may be the last Digest I do like this. I’d really like to take the time to give the best of these tracks the solo post they deserve. If anyone feels strongly about this news leave it in the comments below. Otherwise rock on Wayne and rock on Garth.

For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ Saint Motel – At Least I Have Nothing / New Saint Motel jam. I like. Lets get a full album out, guys!

♫ Arrange – Sun Showers / New Arrange track is as blissfully beautiful as you would expect but I still prefer hearing this guy in full albums. Getting lost in it.

♫ Gotye – Showdown Below My Sombrero / This instrumental bonus Read more