Category: Video

26 Jun 2017

#TheyAllWannaKnow By BLAKTRONIKS iPhone 7 x GoPro Drone Video

They All Wanna Know BLAKTRONIKS By John-Paul Shiver With the use of a iPhone 7 and GoPro Drone, EPS1 of BLAKTRONIKS captures scenic aerial views of Bayview Hunters Point for the futuristic video and song “They All Wanna Know.” Blaktroniks, an electro-boogie-robot-soul-funk-hop project from Oakland, California, formed by Edd Dee Pee and X-Ray, remain staples of the electronic music front in The Bay area. The […]

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22 Jun 2017

#CALIFORNIANLIGHT: UK’s Childhood’s Psych-pop Single Is The Sound of Summer

Childhood Californian Light Universal High By John-Paul Shiver Per the stoic and charming Ben Romans-Hopcraft, front man for the psych-pop soul group Childhood, their current euphoric single “Californian Light”, was born out of a deceiving situation for the lead singer. “Ironically, the sentiment of ‘Californian Light,’ has nothing to do with the sunshine state at all,” Romans-Hopcraft explained to The […]

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11 Jun 2017

#AmbientCompositions: Toro Y Moi’s “GIRL LIKE YOU”

“Girl Like You” Toro Y Moi Boo Boo By John-Paul Shiver In a Prince-esque move, Toro Y Moi aka Chaz Bundick, put the guitars down and picked up drum machines and 80’s synth magic for the lead single “Girl Like You” from the forthcoming full release Boo Boo out on Carpark Records on 7/7. Bundick, coming off the psych-jazz collaboration with twin-brother jazz duo Mattson 2, pursues here a smart […]

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07 Jun 2017

Chromatics Deliver “Shadow” at the Twin Peaks “Bang Bang Bar”

Shadow Chromatics Italians Do It Better Records By John-Paul Shiver The Portland, Oregon based band, Chromatics, amazed the David Lynch fawning adherents during the premier of the revived Twin Peaks project.  The straight-faced delivery of their song Shadow at the roadhouse “Bang Bang Bar” in front of a red curtain references Julee Cruise’s “Falling” video, a song penned […]

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02 Jun 2017

“Mean It”: Terence Ryan’s Debut Unpacks The Bare Bones Reality of America’s Working Class

Mean It Terence Ryan 3QTR / Kobalt By John-Paul Shiver In what seems to be a continuous one-shot detailing the goings on at a Boston industrial door hinge factory, the video for “Mean It” by Terence Ryan conveys the bare bones reality of working class America. Ryan, who was born and raised in the Boston suburb of Pembroke MA, comes from an “act […]

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12 May 2017

#PassiveListening: Geotic’s “Abysma” Is As Subtle as a Sunday Morning Ritual

Geotic “Nav” Abysma Ghostly International By John-Paul Shiver Will Wiesenfeld of Baths, who sometimes records under the moniker of Geotic, describes the side project as passive listening. “In a world driven by noise and distraction, Abysma is as subtle as a Sunday morning ritual, a tender epiphany in a bombastic firework show.” Will may be on to something there…in his self-directed […]

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19 Apr 2017

Tei Shi’s “How Far” Has That Eerie “Fargo” Feeling

Tei Shi How Far Crawl Space Downtown Records By John-Paul Shiver Valerie Teicher, who performs under the moniker of Tei Shi, released her first full-length record “Crawl Space”, last month on Downtown Records. The record, which took two years to make, documents an artist whose voice gets more interesting before and after the acrobatic vocals. […]

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17 Apr 2017

MC Homeboy Sandman’s “Veins” Video Is A Mixed-Media Stroll Through NYC

Homeboy Sandman Bamboo Veins ​​Stones Throw Records By John-Paul Shiver The always specific Queens MC, Homeboy Sandman, returns with a 2-minute rapid fire video for the track “Bamboo,” from the recently released “Veins” on Stones Throw Records. Sandman performs from various settings in New York City that slowly become skewed and peppered with visual illusions to “The Shining”, as […]

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14 Apr 2017

TOPS’ “Petals”: 3 Mins of Vibes and Smiles [Video]

TOPS Petals Sugar At The Gate Artbutus Records By John-Paul Shiver Jane Penny, lead singer of the Montreal quartet TOPS, decided to direct all the band’s videos for their upcoming June 2nd “Sugar at The Gate” release on Arbutus Records. The video “Petals”, which showcases an afternoon Los Angeles house party with C-List Madonna, Michael Jackson and […]

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06 Apr 2017

Karriem Riggins Releases ‘Bahia Dreamin’ from Headnod Suite [Video]

Karriem Riggins Bahia Dreamin’ Headnod Suite Directed by Calmatic By John-Paul Shiver Karriem Riggins, who earlier this year released his 29 track “Headnod Suite” on the Los Angeles based label Stones Throw Records, has shared a video this week for Bahia Dreamin’. It features a quaint early morning living room dance party, fueled by Earl Grey Tea. Or so it seems. Riggins, […]

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31 Mar 2017

“Meticulous Bird” by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down [Video]

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Meticulous Bird Directed by Jonny Look By John-Paul Shiver There is an all-night grocery store in the video “Meticulous Bird” by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, that would fare better if it kept regular hours and groceries. Thao Nguyen, who sings and performs in this San Francisco band, dances like a recalled […]

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27 Mar 2017

#HappySad: Fazerdaze “Lucky Girl” Video Is All Euphoria & Melancholy

Fazerdaze “Lucky Girl” By John-Paul Shiver Fazerdaze, aka Amelia Murray, has shared the first single and video “Lucky Girl” from her debut album Morningside. Murray, a New Zealand native, will release the 10-track journal May 5th via Flying Nun Records. “Lucky Girl”, a subliminally hypnotic song, combines euphoria and melancholy into one multifaceted emotion. With numerous camera shots punching […]

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22 Mar 2017

Nite Jewel’s Fellini-esque B/W Video For “Real High” Will Make You Want To Dance

2 Good 2 Be True Nite Jewel Real High Gloriette Records Video directed by Geneva Jacuzzi By John-Paul Shiver Ramona Gonzalez, who produces and performs under the moniker of Nite Jewel, will release her fourth studio album, Real High, on May 5th via her own Gloriette Records imprint. With the announcement of the new album, Nite Jewel […]

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17 Mar 2017

#EDM: Actress Drops “X22RME” on April 14, An Album Themed Around Chrome

Actress X22RME AZD Ninja Tune By John-Paul Shiver Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called AZD (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. The video for X22RME (pronounced “Extreme”), a minimal apocalyptic expanse […]

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