Denver dark wave/house producer Travis Egedy (stage name: Pictureplane) will drop his sophomore effort, Thee Physical, on July 19 via Lovepump United. Egedy produced the release with HEALTH's Jupiter Keyes, who also mixed the tracks. Check out the danceable destruction that is "Real Is a Feeling" (titled after Egedy's club night). (via P4k)
Acclaimed indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie decided to collaborate with famed graphic designer Shepard Fairey (you might remember him from those Obama "HOPE" posters floating around the country during the 2008 presidential campaign) on their video for single "Home Is a Fire." To accompany the slow building synth-led track are a ton of shaky shots, zooms, and pans of Los Angeles' gritty Eastside streets adorned with an eclectic collection of posters.
Designed by Fairey, the posters are inscribed with various lyrics from the track. According to Boing Boing, the video's concept was dreamt up by Death Cab bassist Nick Harmer, who then reached out to Fairey, an admittedly long-time fan of the revered indie rock outfit. Considering the juxtaposition of street and art is Fairey's penchant, we think this partnership turned out pretty well.
Death Cab for Cutie's latest album, Codes and Keys, is due out May 31. Until then, indulge in "Home Is a Fire," above. See DCFC's summer tour dates over here.
Pure X (formerly Pure Ecstasy) recently re-issed their debut EP, You're In It Now. The Austin, TX trio's also released the video for the title track. Check it out, below. It's a Acéphale and Light Lodge co-release and the first pressing hits stores this week. We’ve already posted the EP’s previously unreleased “Back Where I Began.” The goth-y slowcore-punk's debut LP, Pleasure, drops July 5 in North America and August 22 internationally. Pure X will tour soon with Austin bands Sleep∞Over and This Will Destroy You.