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Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

As you read this, my colleague Chris DeVille and I are in Chicago, fleeing our normal dad responsibilities to watch some bands play in a…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2018 - 11:40 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After a couple of monster weeks, the music-video gods finally fell asleep on us this week, giving us warmed-over ideas and slopped-out murky execution and…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2014 - 10:20 am

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Kero Kero Bonito – “Make Believe” Video

Kero Kero Bonito, an English group that playfully merges J-pop, twee, alt-rock, and quirky experimental electronics, has become one of our favorite bands over the…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2018 - 9:37 am

Trust Fund Break Up

The scrappy and self-effacing Bristol indie-rock band Trust Fund have announced they're breaking up. This news comes as a surprise, mostly because for years I…
Chris DeVille | July 18, 2018 - 9:23 am

Kero Kero Bonito – “Time Today” Video

Kero Kero Bonito, the band version of a live cartoon, ventured away from their usual bouncy electro-pop into surprising rock outbursts on their TOTEP EP…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2018 - 9:35 am

This Is The Kit – “Hotter Colder” Video

Kate Stables' folk-rock project This Is The Kit released their excellent new LP Moonshine Freeze earlier this month, and now they've shared a video for…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2017 - 6:41 pm

Los Campesinos! – “5 Flucloxacillin” Video

Los Campesinos!'s new album, Sick Scenes, comes out today, and they've shared a video for "5 Flucloxacillin" in which the band stars as daytime TV…
James Rettig | February 24, 2017 - 12:17 pm

Trust Fund – “Football” Video & Seems Unfair Details

Ellis Jones, the man behind the sunburst-bright Bristol indie-pop project Trust Fund, already released the album No One's Coming For Us a few months ago,…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 11:31 am

BEAK> – “The Meader” Video

Portishead production mastermind Geoff Barrow also leads the improv-based, krautrock-influenced trio BEAK>, and they're about to release a new split EP with themselves. On the…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2015 - 11:58 am

Something Anorak – “I Am A Doctor” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, we named Bristol lo-fi duo Something Anorak a Band To Watch right around the time they released their debut album, Tiny Island, on…
Aaron Lindenberg | April 23, 2015 - 9:06 am

Trust Fund – “Cut Me Out” Video

The first thing you'll notice about Trust Fund's video for "Cut Me Out" is that everyone has a big smile on and how could they…
James Rettig | December 10, 2014 - 9:02 am