New London Fire just finished recording their new record, Happiness Through Radios and Wires, in Woodstock, NY with producer D. James Goodwin. Check out the video below of an impromptu live performance in the studio of the track “I Ran To Hide”.
“Folk punk” is what they describe themselves as. I describe it as “holy shit, that’s awesome”. Either way, Jaakko & Jay put on a high-energy performance at every show that is hard to forget. As we high anticipate their return to the US, we will watch the above video over and over, remembering the 3 shows we caught while they were here on tour.
Pick up their new album War Is Noise and stay tuned for US dates!
There is no doubt that Rubik is one of our favorite bands and it’s because of videos like the one of them playing “Goji Berries” above that keep them always on our radar. Make sure to pick up your copy of Dada Bandits and cross your fingers for a North American tour this Summer.
Disco Ensemble’s new video for the first single “White Flag For Peace” from their upcoming album is now online. The video is directed by Sami Sänpäkkilä who is also known for running a pretty sweet Finnish label called Fonal Records.
No information has been released yet on the title of the new record or its exact release date, but make sure to watch the video above as many times as possible to hold you over. You can also pick up the band’s latest EP, Back on The MF Street, on iTunes.
Lighthouses, islands, pirate ships, and what looks to be like some crazy Nintendo video game sequence complete this visually bizarre trailer for the Gorillaz new album Plastic Beach.
Don’t spend all that A&SB Video of the Week money in one place, fellas.
EDITOR’S NOTE: It was a snow day yesterday. the blog was snowed in
The Tiny, a Swedish pop-folk ensemble, is one of the best bands on earth. If you don’t believe me, just listen to a few tracks from their previous album, Starring: Someone Like You, especially “Everything is Free,” (a Gillian Welch Cover) that can double as a swan song for both truly independent music and print media. But that they continue to produce such beautiful, almost mind-bogglingly complex works of art makes “Everything is Free” more a vision of the future than a too-late tear for the present.
The video above is from The Tiny’s new album, Gravity & Grace, which hasn’t been released in the U.S. yet, but can still be gotten to thanks to the wonders of the internet.
OK, enough words. Just check it out.
Animated watercolor paintings and construction paper not only make this video for “What A Drag” a beauty to watch, but the fact that the band is trying to escape from hipster farmers makes this video a must see. Welcome to “Video of the Week” super-stardom, Bear Hands!