Mercies – “Animals” Video Premiere (w/ Interview)

We, as human beings, are just animals. Measly, measly, animals, lacking uniqueness, though try and try we may.

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Still Corners – “Cuckoo” Music Video

In this video for the minimal “Still Corners,” flickering apparitions of band members float in like film reel projections or and turn about like three-dimensional holograms. Although there are only a handful of shots, the editing, which syncs up nicely with the audio, makes the visuals extremely hypnotic. “It’s about confusion,” explains Greg Hughes. “It’s about being confused. Am I going crazy? Does this person like me? What’s happening? That’s the vibe of the whole record really.”

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Gardens & Villa – “Spacetime” Music Video

Peer through crystal balls and tunnel through holes full of religious iconography, facepaint, starry lights, and animation. This video for “Spacetime” is reminiscent of some kind of cross between shamanistic rituals, voodoo magick, and goofball schtick, just like these metaphysical-minded chumbawumbas. Simultaneously playful and deep, Gardens & Villa are pretty much the best combination ever.

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Young Circles – Jungle Habits Album Review

There’s something to be said about an album so arcane and compelling that writing an introduction to the review proves paralyzing. Young Circles’ Jungle Habits deserves an amazing lead, a pull-quote worthy of print, but I’m left rather motionless at the keyboard. Jungle Habits‘ spiritual rhythm and dynamic approach to songwriting makes the album one of the more interesting releases of the year, and one I easily recommend to any listener with an open mind. Judging by Jungle Habits lead track “Triangles,” the vibe for the album would appear to be that of progressive electronic music. Infused with plenty of live instrumentals as well, “Triangles” is built on a piercing, cavernous bass line, a surprising but apt canvas for Young

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Pictureplane, Javelin, oOoOO Live Show Review

The Pictureplane tour stop in Los Angeles saw him as an addition to Check Yo Ponytail 2, a recurring Tuesday night coalition of IHEARTCOMIX and The Echoplex. Word on the street was that UK’s Holy Other had to drop from the bill due to illness — or so Holy Other’s new remix of Walls’ “Sunporch” suggested (he claimed he had made iit while recouping in bed). But regardless of the lineup changes, the famed residency is known for breaking up-and-coming dance and electronic artists, and what followed this evening surely lived up to its upscale dance party reputation. The Echoplex Los Angeles, CA 2011 – 08/16 Listen to “Real Is A Feeling” – DOWNLOAD MP3 oOoOO & Javelin If you

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Sarah Applebaum Artist Interview: Crafting Ahead Of The Curve

“I [would] just always go to thrift stores and just see these beautiful, beautiful blankets and stuff that were like two bucks… Now, the aesthetic has come into fashion, so it’s kind of like, of course people see that stuff and like it – but when I was collecting it, nobody liked it; it was just crap.”

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