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Django Django – “Slow West”

John MacLean was once a member of the Beta Band, the great and influential and weirdly underrated Scottish group. He directed some of their videos, and after the group’s breakup, he became a filmmaker. His first movie is Slow West, the new indie Western with Michael Fassbender. The composer Jed Kurzel did most of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 9:24 am

Django Django – “Shake & Tremble” Video

Scotland’s Django Django released their sophomore LP Born Under Saturn at the beginning of the month, and as Tom pointed out in an earlier post, the band has skirted their post-punk roots in favor of psychedelia-tinged, jangling instrumentals. In short: they sound a lot more like what their name suggests. Pete G.D. directed a new… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 27, 2015 - 12:27 pm

Stream Django Django Born Under Saturn + “Reflections” Video

The Scottish band Django Django started out as minimal postpunkers, but their new album Born Under Saturn moves them toward a harmonically rich form of psychedelia. It’s dazed where their last album was fearsome. The album arrives next week, and we’ve already heard “First Light,” “Beginning To Fade,” and the house-laced “Reflections.” Director Natalia Stuyk’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2015 - 10:48 am

Django Django – “Beginning To Fade” Video

British post-punk outfit Django Django are gearing up to release their new album Born Under Saturn, and today we get to hear another track off it via the video for “Beginning To Fade.” It’s a much softer, rosier song from the band, veering from synthy, frenzied house into harmony-focused territory that’s more akin to the… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 11:32 am

Django Django – “Reflections”

The synth-addled UK post-punkers Django Django are getting closer to unleashing their sophomore album Born Under Saturn into the world, and we’ve already heard first single “First Light.” And now they’ve shared another single — a thumping, house-inflected ritualistic chant called “Reflections.” There’s barely any guitar on the song; instead, it’s driven by a relentle… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Django Django – “First Light” Video

Django Django has shared a video for “First Light,” the lead single from their upcoming new album, Born Under Saturn. The clip, which was directed by Daniel Swan, is made up of a series of computerized shots overlooking a futuristic city where all the buildings are made completely of glass. The camera pans out slowly… More »

By: James Rettig / February 25, 2015 - 9:01 am

Django Django – “First Light (Ghost Culture Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

First Light” is one of the first things we’ve heard from British postpunk group Django Django since their debut in 2012. Today, we’re premiering a remix of the song from London producer Ghost Culture, who has channeled post-punk inclinations himself. Ghost Culture obscures the marching insistence of the original, fading the vocals into the background… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 11, 2015 - 9:34 am

Django Django – “First Light”

Way back in 2012, the British postpunk band Django Django came out of the gate with a slinky, percussive, generally badass self-titled debut. That album took off to the extent that they carved out a space for themselves on the festival circuit and on certain radio playlists, but the band has released precious little music… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2015 - 9:02 am

Django Django – “Porpoise Song” (The Monkees Cover)

The Monkees were a made-for-TV band designed to capitalize on the Beatles’ popularity and to engage in wacky sitcom hijinks. But in 1968, they made Head, a movie that’s earned a rep as one of the deepest, weirdest psychedelic nuggets of its era. (Jack Nicholson co-wrote it.) British postpunkers Django Django are the latest act… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 8:38 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Increasingly, this is a weird column to write, since the list of things that fall under “music video” parameters includes big-budget extravaganzas, weird little no-money larks, clips of people’s kids, stitched-together performance footage, barely-disguised product-placement commercials, and bits of barely-edited stock footage. Since all of these things can be pretty great on their own term… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 22, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Django Django – “WOR” Video

The amusement park clip for Django Django’s “WOR” is a far cry from the jubilance of Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” or the Internet’s “Cocaine” (although, that one’s got a creepy factor to it). The Always Up For World Travel VICE Magazine indulged the band’s recent infatuation with daredevils in India who perform a carnival trick called… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 18, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Django Django – “Hand of Man” Video

David Maclean, drummer for London post-punkers Django Django, is the brother of John Maclean, a former multi-instrumentalist for the Beta Band who became a filmmaker when that band broke up. And now John has directed on a video for Django Django’s “Hand Of Man.” For the most part, it’s a beautifully shot performance clip of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Egyptian Hip Hop – “Love’s Dart” (Django Django Cover)

On Friday night, the arch and skeletal London postpunkers Django Django are playing a hometown show at Shepard’s Bush Empire with another British band, the absymally named Egyptian Hip Hop. And perhaps to mark the occasion, Egyptian Hip Hop have recorded a dubby, underwater cover of the Django Django song “Love’s Dart.” Listen below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Django Django – “Life’s A Beach (The Very Best Remix)”

This past year, the British band Django Django made a new for themselves with a self-titled album full of sparse, idiosyncratically arranged, weirdly catchy songs. And now the globally-inclined, British-based Afropop duo the Very Best has made their “Life’s A Beach” even more idiosyncratic, giving it a delicately dancey remix. Listen to it below. Also,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012 - 10:22 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Django Django – “Hail Bop” Video

“Hail Bop” is an uncharacteristically spaced-out synthpop song from nervy British postpunkers Django Django. And in the song’s new video, frontman Vincent Neff pushes a gigantic glowing orb through a pastel CGI video-game fantasyland. Daniel Swan directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2012 - 10:03 am

Watch Django Django On Jools Holland

On the latest episode of the British show Later With Jools Holland, the UK post-punkers Django Django appeared to perform their sparse, economical, catchy-as-all-hell single “Default,” sounding as good live as they do on record. Watch them knock it out below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Django Django – “Storm” Video

Back in February, we posted “Storm,” the latest single from sparse, rigorous British postpunks Django Django. With its weirdly colorized VHS effects, the track’s brand-new video is the sort of thing that could’ve seen heavy rotation on 120 Minutes back in the day. Focus Creeps direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2012 - 9:48 am

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

Django Django – “Storm”

Wiry British postpunkers Django Django released their self-titled debut album earlier this year, and we’ve already posted their pretty-great single “Default.” Below, we’ve got another song streaming: The stop-starting, vaguely funky “Storm.” You’ll find it after the jump. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2012 - 4:29 pm
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