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This week’s videos are weird. We’ve got new ones from Yeasayer, Cut Copy, Felix Cartal, and Craig Wedren, among many others. Off the top of my head there are at least three clips with people licking inanimate objects. It probably won’t be disturbing if you’ve seen Pink Flamingos (just as, really, nothing’s ever disturbing ever… More »

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Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus, NewVillager @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/23/11

Okkervil River, who are touring in support of their latest album I Am Very Far, delighted fans at The Wiltern last night. Titus Andronicus sonically were the perfect choice as support while NewVillager mixed in some visual theatrics to their opening set. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 24, 2011 - 9:46 am

NewVillager – “LightHouse” Video

NewVillager is a Brooklyn-based artist collective (via San Fransisco) founded by Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini. They produce “… drawings, photographs, film, and installations,” according to their bio. Music is another part of their work, but it’s a huge and very strong part, going by “LightHouse.” I love how the deep-voiced chorus contrasts with the… More »

By: jessica / February 18, 2011 - 1:40 pm

CMJ ’09: Wednesday In Photos

As far as full-on noon-to-2AM marathon set hunting goes, Wednesday’s spread won’t be topped this year. In addition to bringing us memorable sets from two bands we’ll be watching much more closely in Sleigh Bells and Golden Silvers, the day delivered solid lineups at every turn. I joined photographer Jessica Amaya at ForceField’s day party… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 23, 2009 - 11:30 am