Eleanor Friedberger: "Roosevelt Island" Video

Fiery Furnaces singer Eleanor Friedberger released her debut solo LP, Last Summer, earlier this month. Today, we've got the video for the disco-pop track, "Roosevelt Island." (It's one of the best tunes off the nostalgic release.) Its Jeff Jenson-directed clip sees Ms. Friedberger taking a tram to the titular island on a summery day. Last Summer is out now via Merge. See tour dates over here. Also, check out the "My Mistakes" video.

M83

“Midnight City” MP3

Jul 19, 2011

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Today, M83 (Anthony Gonzalez) announced the details of his long-teased sixth album. Titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, the double album streets October 18 via Mute. Alongside producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, Goldfrapp), and guest vocalists Zola Jesus, Morgan Kibby, and Brad Laner (of Medicine), Gonzalez, created a sound that’s both a perfect summation of previous work, and a bold step forward. Need proof? Check out lead single (with vocals from Gonzalez himself), “Midnight City,” via the artist’s SoundCloud. Ready to commit? It’s available for the price of an e-mail via M83’s main website. Revisit the teaser video and tour dates over here.

Zammuto

“Idiom Wind” MP3

Jul 18, 2011

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The Books' Nick Zammuto has a solo release coming out called Zammuto. Download the Bob Dylan-referencing preview track, "Idiom Wind." It has a spacious texture and plenty of polyrhythms to sink your teeth into on this Monday afternoon.

Washed Out

“Eyes Be Closed” Video

Jul 18, 2011

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Washed Out's new vid for Within and Without's "Eyes Be Closed" is out now and features a sexy woman riding a motorcycle sans helmet. The clip was lensed by Timothy Saccenti and Alan Bibby. Watch it above, via Prefix.


James Blake: “The Wilhelm Scream" (Live on Fallon) Video

James Blake stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to play “The Wilhelm Scream," a track from his much-hyped debut album. A melancholy, technically peferct performance for sure, but the real news broke later on the internet via Questlove’s twitter. Apparently the dub-step king is set to appear on the next Roots album. Says Questlove, “@jamesblake was excited & giddy once i informed him that yes indeed he shall be making an appearance on number 13 #Undun.” Check out last night’s performance, below:

Iron & Wine

Various Songs (4AD Session) Video

Jul 14, 2011

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Indie-folk kingpin Iron & Wine recently recorded an episode of 4AD Sessions, the live-in-studio video series from the much-lauded British indie imprint. Sam Beam performed an acoustic set of five Iron & Wine tunes at Miloco Recording Studios' The Pool in London. There's one oldie at the end, but Beam largely sticks to Kiss Each Other Clean material throughout the set. Watch the whole thing, above (via 4AD.)

 

Yesterday, we told you about St. Vincent’s forthcoming album, Strange Mercy. Today, we offer you this video of Annie Clark proving that not only can she play with the big boys, she can cover Tom Waits while wearing a pretty dress. Check out her stellar cover of “Big Black Mariah," above.

The War on Drugs

“Come to the City” MP3

Jul 13, 2011

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Philadelphia indie rockers The War on Drugs will drop their second LP, Slave Ambient, on August 16 via Secretly Canadian. Download the sky-gazing ramblers' new preview tune, "Come to the City." See upcoming tour dates over here. Watch the music video for "Baby Missiles," too.