HAERTS are female-fronted band of four guys and one girl, who hail from Brooklyn, New York. Their first single is a beautifully tender piece of lo-fi pop, set to a montage of home video-style clips. I’ve looked for other stuff by them, but this song is the only one I can find. I’m guessing that as it’s on Vevo, they are already on the brink of mainstream success. Judging by ‘Wings’, they sound pretty great and I hope the rest of their songs live up to expectations. Lead singer Nini Fabi’s vocals are sweet, but powerful – like a mixture of Gwen Stefani and Stevie Nicks.
This song is sort of what I was hoping for when I first listened to HAIM. Needless to say, I was pretty disappointed.
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This video for Still Corners’ new single ‘Berlin Lovers’ is lovely. It was directed by Christian Sorensen Hansen and reminds me a bit of Christiane F, but without the heroin. Imagine that Christiane F. and Detlev are a lot more innocent – just two regular teens who don’t inject smack into their veins, or give strangers handjobs for drug money – and this is pretty much it. Considering the song is called ‘Berlin Lovers’, perhaps the similarities aren’t even a coincidence. Either way, I like it.
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Tagged arcade, band, Berlin, Berlin Lovers, burgers, Christian Sorensen Hansen, Christiane F., cute, Detlev, director, disco ball, electronic, female singer, film, heroin, indie, Leonie Cumiskey, lights, love, music video, neon, nostalgia, pastel colours, rollerdisco, rollerskating, romance, single, Still Corners, Sub Pop Records, teenagers, twee, video, Vimeo, Youtube
Love this song. The accordion in it reminds me of ‘This Is The Day’ by The The…except I think I actually prefer this song by Dead Gaze.
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Tagged 2013, cool, Dead Gaze, entertainment, guitar music, I Found The Ending, indie, lo-fi, media, Mississippi, music, music video, new music, single, song, surreal, USA, Youtube
No, seriously. Tyler, the Creator has directed and starred in an ad for Mountain Dew. It gets weirder, though – he voices a female goat called Felicia…a really violent goat, who gets some kind of hallucinogenic kick out of drinking Mountain Dew.
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One of my favourite UNKLE tracks has a brand new music video featuring performance artist, Miss Crash. I hadn’t heard of Miss Crash before I saw this, but her act is pretty unique! I don’t want to spoil the video, so just watch it and you’ll see what I mean. Don’t play this at work though – it’s got generous helpings of tits, latex, leather and tattoos. If any of your co-workers see you watching it, they’ll just think you’re one of those weirdos who watches porn in the office.
The video was co-directed by UNKLE frontman James Lavelle, and is part of an ongoing creative partnership between him and Black Dog Films.
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