|Video: The Vaccines: “Melody Calling”|
I remember when “Melody Calling” was making its rounds on the blogosphere two months ago and for some reason, I made the conscious decision to just ignore it. For whatever reason, I was depriving myself of a great song from the Vaccines and I haven’t the faintest idea why. I love this band and how they continuously pump out music that never falters in the catchy chorus department. “Melody Calling” is no different and will no doubt have you singing along immediately.
The band just released the music video for the track and it’s hands down the most adorable thing I’ve seen today. Watch above and follow bassist Arni’s journey to getting the girl… on the phone. Make sure to read along as well; it’s highly amusing.
The Vaccines is Justin Young, Freddie Cowan, Árni Árnason, Pete Robertson.
|New Politics’ David Boyd Salutes You|
Annnnnnd this is what I do in my free time. When I photographed New Politics back in May at Terminal 5, I took so many photos of David Boyd dancing that when I was sorting through the photos, it would’ve made no sense to post them all so I saved them for later. Three months later, I’ve found myself turning these photos into gifs which I thought I’d share with the world. Enjoy.
New Politics is David Boyd, Søren Hansen, Louis Vecchio.
|Photos: Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut @ SummerStage (8/17)|
Autre Ne Veut and Brooklyn’s Twin Shadow took to Central Park SummerStage yesterday for a night that was truly memorable. Being a free show, the night was already destined to be a good time but with these two killer acts on the bill, “a good time” barely scratches the surface of the kind of show these two artists can put on. And once it got dark out, things got weird with Twin Shadow’s light show. Our photographer Emily Korn was there to witness the light show for herself. Check out her photos below.
|Photos: TEEN @ Museum of Modern Art (7/11)|
Back in July I got to see TEEN perform at MoMA for the museum’s Summer Nights program with performances every Thursday, all summer. The show was definitely an interesting one with flowers in unexpected places. Check out the photos from the show below to get what I mean. You can also read my review of the show over at CMJ!
TEEN is Jane Herships, Kristina Lieberson, Katherine Lieberson, Lizzie Lieberson.
|mp3: Bad Things: “Anybody”|
“I never loved you so don’t bleed it out” I don’t know what I find more amusing: the fact that Bad Things lead singer Davis LeDuke likes to roll around in the mud at shows or the fact that Bad Things couldn’t wait to release their single so they just went ahead and leaked it themselves. Either way, we’ve got a great new single in our hands. “Anybody” comes off the band’s soon to be released self-titled debut album on Warner Bros. Records and so far, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve listened to it. If this is the kind of single Bad Things is putting out, then their debut album is going to be quite the listen. Hey guys, play New York City soon yeah?
Bad Things is Davis LeDuke, Jared Palomar, Anthony Sanudo, Lena Zawaideh, Shaun White.
|Photos: Atlas Genius Outtakes @ Webster Hall|
Not all shows go smoothly, but Atlas Genius turned this one around in no time.
Back in April, Aussies Atlas Genius played a show at The Studio at Webster Hall that was meant to be live streamed on MTV.com for MTV’s Artists To Watch. Unfortunately midway through the set, technical difficulties with Mike Jeffery’s drum kit/speakers caused the show to end abruptly. During that time, I took way more photographs than necessary and thought it would be fun to write out the disastrous (but amazing) night in photos.
Giving the sound technicians the a-okay after the assessing the situation but in reality, it was not okay.
|Video: Foals: “Late Night” La Blogothèque Session|
La Blogothèque makes some of the most beautiful acoustic session videos and this one with Foals was no exception. They recorded “Late Night” at the Bibliothèque de l’Hôtel de Ville in Paris and it is one of the most stunning videos I’ve ever watched. Watch the video above for yourself and get ready to be blown away.
Foals is Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers, Edwin Congreave.
|mp3: Cage The Elephant: “Come A Little Closer”|
“Come A Little Closer” is the first single off of Cage The Elephant’s upcoming album, Melophobia, due out on October 8th. Have a listen above to what’s in store from the Kentucky band. Welcome back boys.
Cage The Elephant is Matt Shultz, Brad Shultz, Lincoln Parish, Daniel Tichenor, Jared Champion.
|mp3: Two Door Cinema Club: “Changing Of The Seasons” Full Song|
I’ve been patiently waiting for this single to be released and there is no greater feeling than having the full song out for my listening pleasure. “Changing Of The Seasons” is great. There’s not much else to say really.
Two Door Cinema Club is Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird, Sam Halliday.
|mp3: Potato Potato: “Everything Is Coming Back”|
I’m either really sleep deprived or going deaf because once the vocals kicked in on Potato Potato’s “Everything Is Coming Back,” I thought the track was going to be a folk take on The Strokes’ “Is This It”. Which I don’t think is a total stretch because the softness and pacing of the vocals bring about similarities to Casablancas. And if you listen further (which of course you will), the signature Potato Potato harmonies are soon found and I’ll say that they could give Local Natives a run for their money. This Byron Bay band illicit waves of imagery with their clever lyrics but more so with their stellar musicianship that shows age is merely a number; and while Potato Potato may be young, they’ve got the talent to make veterans quiver.
Potato Potato is Merryn Boller, Noah Hill, Patrick Hetherington, Louie Swain.