Young Galaxy

“We Have Everything” MP3/Video

Feb 03, 2011

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Montréal-based cartoonist Sinbad Richardson crafted this fun Young Galaxy video. "We Have Everything" soundtracks a trippy and very colorful bus ride. The track is off new wave-rock band's third album, Shapeshifting. That drops February 8 in North America via Paper Bag. The band enlisted Dan Lissvik of the Swedish electronic duo Studio to produce. YG also just signed to Smalltown Supersound in the U.K. and Europe. That imprint will release Shapeshifting on April 11. See tour dates on MySpace.

Das Racist

“Swate” [Ft. Lakutis] MP3

Feb 03, 2011

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Download a new non-album track from the Brooklyn hip-hop unit Das Racist. The Bollywood-esque production boasts a guest verse from frequent collaborator Lakutis. Mike Finito produced the beat and a few of the lyrics were in the freestyle session on Pitchfork.tv's recent Selector episode. (via Stereogum) Listen to more tunes at DR's Bandcamp page.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: "Belong" MP3 Stream

The next in a line of singles leading up to their new album (out March 29), today The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released title cut, “Belong.” Apparently the place they’re trying to belong is none other than the 90s. Thank mixer Alan Moulder, who also worked with the era’s flagship band, Smashing Pumpkins. Listen to the new track, and gaze in wonder at the newly expanded tour dates here.

Cold War Kids

“Mine Is Yours (Yeasayer Remix)” MP3

Feb 03, 2011

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Cold War Kids take the spirit altruism seriously. Today, the Long Beach rockers released Yeasayer’s take on their track, “Mine is Yours.” And, what do you know, Yeasayer made it theirs as well. Download the dance happy remix above.

 


Marissa Nadler: "Rosary" Video

The waifish new video for Marissa Nadler's "Rosary" was filmed near Lake Erie and Oberlin College. The bereft cut is off 2009's underrated folk-rock gem, Little Hells. The Patrick Fraser-helmed vid boasts some awe-inspiring shots of Ohio. Also, Nadler looks rather pensive as she grabs a glove out of a tiny box and floats about an abandoned house. Check out the clip below (via Pitchfork.tv).

 


How to Dress Well: "Suicide Dream 1" / "Suicide Dream 2" Videos

R&B/soul revivialist How to Dress Well's debut album Love Remains dropped overseas this week in physical forms via Tri Angle. Celebrate the occasion by watching the strange music videos for album cuts "Suicide Dream 1" and "Suicide Dream 2." Both were directed by longtime HTDW friend/collaborator Jamie Harley. A slowly reversed dive and suffering women await you. Watch 'em below:

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"Suicide Dream 2":

Low

“Try to Sleep” MP3

Feb 02, 2011

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Low’s C’mon streets April 12 via Sub Pop. The veteran slowcore band will tour this spring. Get yourself prepared for that with this preview track (via Stereogum). Bandleaders and spouses Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker talked to the music blog for a Progress Report feature. The discussion centers on Duluth, Minnesota's group's stripped-down, no-nonsense approach for C'mon. (It's the shortest Low album to date.) The evocative rocker "Try to Sleep" bears that chat out. Enjoy. Pre-order the album here.

Malachai

“Let ‘Em Fall” Video

Feb 02, 2011

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The trippy clip for Malachai's "Let 'Em Fall" debuted last week on Spinner. The Bristol twosome's first official music video is off their new LP, Return to the Ugly Side (out February 22 via Domino). Watch it above.

Frontman Gee told Spinner the following about the visuals: "The video concentrates on the sentiment of the song's chorus: greed vs. moderation. The mask is my mischievous side and through the video, I battle with it for control of myself. And Scott plays my conscience." He adds, "I wanted that dungeon feel, that restricted, bricked-in tunnelvision."