Video of The Day #275: Manchester

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #275: Manchester

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

I’m still processing (or, more accurately, trying to process) what happened in Manchester yesterday, as I imagine you are too. While I’m still at a loss for words, I’ll go ahead and let the videos of some of my favorite Manchester musicians do the talking and try to bring as much joy to you in the aftermath as they’ve brought me countless times over the ...

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Real Estate invite interactive animation in “Stained Glass”

Source: All Things Go

Interactive videos are no longer just a way of the future. We have entered a new age of viewed music and Real Estate are setting sail with their latest, “Stained Glass”. On an uptempo kick, the single leads with plucks and bends of milky strings that harmonize with choral waves of the indie rock tradition while an […]

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Video of The Day #274: Cartoon Lizard

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #274: Cartoon Lizard

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

There’s an idyllic sweetness to Cartoon Lizard‘s “All In The Cards,” a feeling that carries over into the claymation video for the song. The buoyant, sun-dappled psych pop bounds and gently jangles along in dreamy waves, with this Canadian outfit sounding just a smidge Laurel Canyon.  


All In The Cards from Cartoon Lizard on Vimeo.

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Remix Fix: British Sea Power/Dutch Uncles

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Remix Fix: British Sea Power/Dutch Uncles

In theory I like the idea of the remix: taking someone else’s song and tweaking it the way you want it done. It’s a great means for completely redoing something, and for reinterpretation. Sometimes remixes go awry, and sometimes they’re better than the original. Remix Fix is all about the happy medium when a remix totally nails it and makes a song that much better.

What’s better than a remix, you might ask? Reciprocal remixes, of course! For example, the recipro-remix swap between British Sea Power and Dutch Uncles. You’re hearing a lot of the 80s in both retooled efforts, ...

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On The Road Again: Washed Out

Source: Fuzzy Logic

On The Road Again: Washed Out

Well, well, well. Look who’s taking their show on the road?

This one gives me the shivers, y’all. I’m thinking it’s going to be time for a drive on down to Norfolk to see the kickoff show of this dainty string of Washed Out dates in July. Everyone’s favorite dreamweaver is a must-see live, so consider a roadtrip to catch him on this here run of shows.   

WASHED OUT TOUR DATES

7/8 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
7/9 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
7/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
7/11 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
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Singles Club: Wild Cub + The Legends + Siberian Traps

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Singles Club: Wild Cub + The Legends + Siberian Traps

Consider Singles Club your musical matchmaker. I do hope you’ll give all these ready to mingle bachelors and bachelorettes your ear as you listen to some new favorite tunes. Read on in the hopes of finding your musical love connection.

I’m feeling the beginnings of summertime sass, so in the interest of bringing a little shimmy to your Sunday, all three songs below are wonderfully danceable. 

Wild Cub has been keeping a little bit of a low profile for the past few years, but that’s likely to change with “Somewhere.” Lovesick and glossy, this is synthpop meant for meaningful, stolen glances ...

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Video of The Day #273: Gringo Star + Shantih Shantih

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Video of The Day #273: Gringo Star + Shantih Shantih

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Let’s do a little something special today, y’all. Since a) two members of Gringo Star are married to two members of Shantih Shantih, and b) because both bands are in DC tomorrow night, it felt like the right time to share a video from each outfit. 

Starting with the ladies (as should always be the way), Shantih Shantih’s clip for “Winter in September” feels ...

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The Week In Shows: 5/22/17-5/28/17

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The Week In Shows: 5/22/17-5/28/17

An overcast and somewhat humid Saturday morning seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Between the cicadas and this icky sticky faux summer outside, May is kind of being a pain. There is only one kind of sweat I don’t hate, and it’s got nothing to do with above 90 degree temperatures and one thousand percent humidity. Just a reminder that summer is coming and it’s going to be yucky. What isn’t yucky ...

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Video of The Day #272: Cloud Control

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Video of The Day #272: Cloud Control

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Like so much good pop music, Cloud Control‘s “Rainbow City” is a whole lot less joyful than the raucous psych pop clamor might initially indicate. Yet there’s a beautiful catharsis in this song about loss. The video takes a lighter note, with the band members taking center stage amongst stark white set pieces and super saturated hues of blushing rose and vibrant cerulean backgrounds. 

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Lo-fi innocence makes Kaimbr’s “Share the Shelter” stand out

Source: The Deli Magazine

Lo-fi innocence makes Kaimbr's
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“I’m coping” Kaimbr assures the listener on “Cora”, the first track of his latest full length release, Share the Shelter. Starting the album with a song dedicated to his mother, Kaimbr switches between conventional raps and a sense of lo-fi innocence on the album. Giving the album a real sense of concept are the retro, often melancholy samples, which add a nice touch of melodic material to the album, giving it a unique, tight ...

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Video of The Day #271: Phoenix

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Video of The Day #271: Phoenix

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Sometimes you need a particular sound to save the day. Sometimes nothing sounds better than a sweet, synthy pop treat – something like Phoenix‘s new jam “J-Boy.” The effervescent jangle fits perfectly in the video setting of an Italian tv special, complete with canned applause and snazzy lighting. Totally and utterly charming, as per usual. Day saved.   

[posted 5.17.17]

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