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Arcade Fire – “Reflektor” Interactive Video

Arcade Fire, trailblazers of the interactive video, have released one for "Reflektor." It's a virtual projection by Vincent Morisset and to watch, you need Google Chrome and either a mouse or webcam and a smartphone or tablet. Filmed in Jacmel, Haiti, "the story follows a young woman who travels between her world and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 9, 2013

Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”

UPDATE: Watch the "Reflektor" interactive video here and Anton Corbijn's video here. Yesterday we posted what is believed to be the artwork for the new album by the Arcade Fire, Reflektor, out 10/29 via Merge. The band has announced that on Monday 9/9 at 9PM they will release the album's title track… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 7, 2013

David Bowie – “Valentine’s Day” Video

Over the course of The Next Day's rollout, we've seen the extraordinarily well preserved, vital art/rock legend David Bowie make hold up his end of the bargain, from a song and video standpoint: See "Where Are We Now?"'s film school nostalgia, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"'s Tilda Swinton-informed suburban surrealism, and "More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Have you watched the 15-minute Red Bull Music Academy documentary about DFA? Or the hour-long Savages Ministry Of Sound show? No? You should do those things. As ever, there was plenty of amazing music-related video on the internet this past week, and not all of it took the form of actual music videos. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2013

David Bowie – “The Next Day” Video

For his third video from The Next Day, David Bowie is keeping things cinematic and strange. Obviously. Here once more is Floria Sigismundi, again directing A-list movie stars (last time Tilda Swinton, this time Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman) in a typical tale of the church, a brothel, and a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 8, 2013

Check Out David Bowie’s “Work Flow Diagram” For The Next Day

Last month, David Bowie broke a nine-year silence by releasing the very good new album The Next Day, and thus far he's refused any and all interview requests about the album and how it came to be. But now he's given us something that might almost sort of count as an interview, or at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 26, 2013

David Bowie Albums From Worst To Best

Here, let's play a game. Try to imagine David Bowie's entire career as a single line (it's a long line). Our line follows him from song to song, album to album, through every character he's ever created, every look he's stumbled onto, or invented, or borrowed, every musical style he's played. From glam to folk,… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / March 22, 2013

John Vanderslice – “Big Brother” (David Bowie Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

For reasons presumably unrelated to Davie Bowie's triumphant recent reemergence, the veteran indie singer-songwriter and studio rat John Vanderslice has covered Bowie's stone-classic 1974 album Diamond Dogs in full. Through Kickstarter, Vanderslice is crowdfunding the release of that Diamond Dogs cover, as well as Dagger Beach, his own new album. Vanderslice has already more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2013

Premature Evaluation: David Bowie The Next Day

Four and a half years ago, I was working at a startup music website that never ended up launching; the parent company decided that it wasn't worth the investment and laid all of us off. But for months, we went into work in a gleaming midtown office every day, concocting possible recurring features and tinkering… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were too many music videos this week. I had to devote a huge chunk to yesterday afternoon just watching all the ones I'd missed. And worse, there were too many good ones. How is anyone supposed to process all these entertaining music videos? It's fucked up. When a K-pop boy band makes a music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 1, 2013

Stream David Bowie The Next Day

At the year's beginning, David Bowie made a whole lot of people happy by announcing the imminent release of The Next Day, his first studio album in a decade. We've already posted the early tracks "Where Are We Now?" and "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)." Now, a week and a half before the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 1, 2013

David Bowie – “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” Video (NSFW)

David Bowie announced his imminent new album The Next Day, his first in 10 years, with a new song and video called "Where Are We Now?" The song was strong, but the video was absolute muddled weirdness. But with a new video for the sweeping, impressive new song "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," Bowie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2013

Beck – “Sound And Vision” 360-Degree Interactive Video

Well, Beck wins music videos for the day, probably for the week provided Kanye doesn't release "Runaway II" or something. While last week it didn't seem like Beck could get any more mad with 167-piece orchestra-fueled power, he has somehow already done so:… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 19, 2013

New David Bowie Song Coming Feb. 26

David Bowie's new album, The Next Day, is due out 3/12 via Columbia Records. So far, he's released one single, "Where Are We Now?" Today NME reports that another track is on the way. On Facebook this morning, Bowie posted an announcement for a 2/26 single, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)". The artwork… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 17, 2013

Watch Beck Cover Bowie’s “Sound And Vision” With A 167-Piece Orchestra

There is so much going on here, I can hardly wrap my head around the whole thing. Beck and 160+ musicians have recorded a new, multi-instrument, yodel-filled version of David Bowie's "Sound And Vision." The cover has moments of awesomeness and "wow" but also feels like a scene in that episode of 30 Rock whe… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 11, 2013

Preview Beck’s Cover Of David Bowie’s “Sound & Vision”

Apparently, the American automotive industry isn't doing that badly, since Lincoln appears to be spending a whole ton of money on a new series of reinterpreted art pieces called "Hello, Again." And as part of that campaign, Beck and the great music video director Chris Milk are teaming up for a new versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2013

Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest David Bowie Crafts On The Web

Consider the following proposition: even if David Bowie -- genius author of countless classic songs -- had never issued a single piece of music, his status as a cultural icon and legend would remain secure simply on the basis of his astounding contributions to the world of fashion. Who else could make that claim? Elvis,… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / January 14, 2013

David Bowie – “Where Are We Now?” Video & The Next Day Details

Today's David Bowie's 66th birthday(!), and he's got a birthday gift for all of us. This is not the usual flow of birthday gifting, but as they say, you do not look a gift David Bowie in the mouth: It is 1/8/13, and the artist formerly known as Stardust is releasing a dramatic new ballad,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 8, 2013

Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips' seminal 2002 rock opera Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots will premiere at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse. It's not Broadway, but it is an indicator that the era of the rock… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / November 5, 2012

CFCF – “Soul Love” (Feat. Austra) (David Bowie Cover)

Once a year, the roster of the Canadian indie label Paper Bag gets together to cover one complete classic album, with a different label act taking on each one of the album's songs. Last year, it was Madonna's True Blue. This year, they've all mobbed up to cover David Bowie's 1972 glam-rock concept-album watershed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012