Watch Hamilton Leithauser Cover Will Oldham’s “Trudy Dies”

By James Rettig / March 24, 2015
Hamilton Leithauser -- Walkmen singer and solo artist in his own right -- sat down with Toronto radio station Indie88 last month for a Collective Arts Black Box Session. He did an impassioned cover of Will Oldham's "Trudy Dies," a rare B-side from the prolific folk singer that he recorded under his Palace Brothers moniker… More »

tUnE-yArDs – “Wait For A Minute” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015
After making videos for the Nikki Nack singles "Water Fountain" and "Real Thing," Merrill Garbus' tUnE-yArDs project has just dropped a new clip for the single "Wait For A Minute." This one stands as a departure from tUnE-yArDs' usual madcap technicolor Pee Wee's Playhouse style, relying instead on disorienting, distorted video effects. More »

Watch Sharon Jones, Alexis Krauss, Santigold, Amanda Palmer, & More Cover Talking Heads Songs For David Byrne Tribute Concert

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015
No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I've brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride a bike by the Williamsburg Bridge, and the night before flying to Austin for SXSW, I ended up eating dinner next to him at an unassuming Caribbean restaurant. It's fitting,… More »

Algiers – “Irony. Utility. Pretext.” Video

By Chris DeVille / March 24, 2015
After "But She Was Not Flying" and "Blood," I didn't expect gospel-electro-noise-punk anomaly Algiers to release something for the club. But the drum-machine rhythm and house melody that drive "Irony. Utility. Pretext." are undeniably dance-floor ready. Admittedly, given the desperation and midnight bleakness coursing through it, the song would work better as chase… More »

Dan Deacon – “When I Was Done Dying” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015
Euphoric Baltimore tinkerer Dan Deacon released his new album Gliss Riffer last month, and his video for first single "Feel The Lightning" was a giddy, bugged-out surreal romp. He's already outdone it. The people at Adult Swim produced Deacon's new video for the album track "When I Was Done Dying." In putting the cli… More »

Watch Tweedy Knock Out “World Away” On Conan

By Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015
Tweedy started out looking like a sweet little lark of a side project, a veteran easygoing rock star starting a band with his son. But more than six months after they released their debut album Sukierae, Tweedy have gelled into a serious touring unit. Last night, the band played their deep cut "World Away" o… More »

Lil Wayne Has His Security Knock Out A Disgruntled Fan

By Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015
Lil Wayne's been on tour lately to promote his upcoming mixtape The Free Weezy Album, and it's been... eventful. We already posted footage of him freaking out on his DJ one night. Now he's apparently freaking out on the crowd, too. On Saturday night, Wayne played a show at the Fort Lauderdale venue… More »

Watch A Black-And-White Brandon Flowers Sing “Can’t Deny My Love” On The Tonight Show

By Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers worked with producer Ariel Rechtshaid on The Desired Effect, his forthcoming solo album, and we posted the delightfully '80s first single "Can't Deny My Love" yesterday. Last night, Flowers appeared on The Tonight Show to sing the song, and he started things off in crisp black-and-white, looking for all… More »

Migos – “One Time” Video

By Caitlin White / March 23, 2015
Migos are repping the lead single from their debut album YRN Tha Album hard, and even if "One Time" doesn't elicit the same crowd response as "Handsome And Wealthy" or "Hannah Montana," it's still an enjoyable track. In the Ninian Dof-directed clip the Atlanta trio recover from a wild night interspersed with some… More »

Chilly Gonzales – “Advantage Points” Video

By Caitlin White / March 23, 2015
Last week musical genius Chilly Gonzales released his string-quartet-oriented album Chambers, which seeks to reimagine the Romantic era for a modern day pop audience. In that vein, today he shared the video for "Advantage Points," one of the album's most dramatic tracks. Amidst clips of Chilly and his quartet playing the music, a duel… More »

Action Bronson – “Baby Blue” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) Video

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
Action Bronson released his stupidly fun major-label debut Mr. Wonderful today, and his video for the lilting Mark Ronson-produced Chance The Rapper collab "Baby Blue" is part of today's YouTube Music Awards festivities. The concept behind this one is simple enough: Bronson plays every character that Eddie Murphy played in the 1988 cinematic… More »

Shamir – “Call It Off” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
Earlier today, the young Vegas disco-pop phenom Shamir Baily shared the giddy, propulsive new track "Call It Off." And now, the video has gone up online as part of the YouTube Music Awards' strategy of carpet-bombing us all with great videos at this exact moment. In director Philip Hodges' clip, Shamir, on some… More »

Charli XCX – “Famous” Video (Dir. Eric Wareheim)

By Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015
Charli XCX's video for the new wave banger "Famous" is part of the new slew of clips being released today as part of the YouTube Music Awards, and it's a good one. Directed by Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric, it features a teeny-boppin' teenager who discovers that blasting Charli's track on her various device… More »

FKA twigs – “Glass & Patron” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
First things first: FKA twigs is going to release a new EP this year. That's great news! "Glass & Patron" is the first thing we've heard from it, and twigs' new video for it just appeared online as one of the videos that this year's YouTube Music Awards have thrown up online. (A rescored… More »

Courtship Ritual – “Ancient Drip” Video

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 23, 2015
Last summer, the Brooklyn-based duo Courtship Ritual released Pith, a minimalist collection of dark songs that we named Album Of The Week. Their latest offering is a video for Pith's stand-out, echoing song "Ancient Drip" which will be released on a Godmode Records compilation American Music at the end of the month. Directed by… More »

Soko – “Lovetrap” (Feat. Ariel Pink) Video

By Caitlin White / March 23, 2015
We premiered Soko's excellent new album My Dreams Dictate My Reality back in February, and now she's shared self-directed a video for one of her two duets with Ariel Pink. "Lovetrap" starts off with a reference to Pink's own "Kinski Assassin" and in the video, the two continue to construct a surreal world… More »

Florence + The Machine – “St. Jude” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
Florence + The Machine's third album How Big How Bold How Beautiful is out in June, and Florence Welch has already made operatic videos for the title track and "What Kind Of Man." She's now got another one for the new song "St. Jude," one of the new tracks she played liveMore »

The Go! Team – “What D’You Say?” Video

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
This week, joyous cut-and-paste indie-poppers the Go! Team return with their new album The Scene Between, and they're also coming out with five brand-new videos, one per day. They're starting things off with a clip for the dizzy head-rush single "What D'You Say?" The clip is all adorable seaside hijinks, and director Michael Robinso… More »

Mini Mansions – “Vertigo” (Feat. Alex Turner) Video (NSFW)

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
Mini Mansions, the trio led by Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shulman, scored one major coup when they got Brian Wilson to guest on their single "Any Emotions," and then they scored another when Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner showed up on their "Vertigo." He's also in their new "Vertigo" video,… More »

Watch Jack White And Robert Plant Play Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song” At Lollapalooza Argentina

By Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015
The nicest thing I've ever heard anyone say about Jack White is that he's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page if they were the same person. That gets at White's appeal, but when you sit White next to the genuine article, you see that he still has a ways to go. Over the weekend, White headlined… More »

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