Videos

Video: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Bear Mountain (Tears For Fears cover)

Video: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Bear Mountain (Tears For Fears cover)

Here’s a video of Vancouver, BC’s Bear Mountain performing the Tears For Fears song “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” for a Scion Session.  The band talk about their inspiration for the video:

“We were sitting in our studio one day when we were approached by an extraterrestrial space being who said he was from a far away star called Alcyone in the constellation of Taurus. He said he was there in peace to teach us this sacred dance that would help us see our true path on planet earth. We had no choice but to learn the dance, and with Scion Session’s help, film this video!”

Video: “Pull The Trigger” by APES

Video: “Pull The Trigger” by APES

“Pull The Trigger” by APES.  “Shot in a school hall in the small Victorian town of Bacchus Marsh, and directed by long time friend Steven Tandy, the video perfectly embodies the band’s energetic live delivery, and does so without the help of any clever visual embellishments, but with the help of a few interesting sideways glances from the school’s janitor”.

Do You Love Me After All

Do You Love Me After All

Woodkid knows how to say farewell. He’s off to work on some new projects (that I’m personally very curious about) but gave us a last bit of his genius before walking out. “Do You Love Me After All” is a one take demo about love, pain and destruction. It is pure, fragile and beautiful in its rawness.

Yes, I will miss this.

Video: “Kingfisher” by Phox

Video: “Kingfisher” by Phox

I love a dark and cinematic music video as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just want something that makes you smile, and Phox‘s latest video for single “Kingfisher” is just that.

Directed by Zach Johnston, the video follows lead singer Monica Martin through a dreamy forest scape, complete with bubble snow and even a cat playing the drums.  The song is a surprising mix of quirky instrumentation that builds into an ethereal soundscape, rich in vocal harmonies in its stunning choruses.

Catch the Wisconsin band on tour in a city near you now, they’re playing shows across Canada and the United States through mid-August.

“11:11″ (Lyric Video) by Arkells

“11:11″ (Lyric Video) by Arkells

Here’s single #3 from Arkells‘, off the upcoming release of their third album High Noon.   Lead singer Max Kerman talks about where the song comes from.

“We’ve written songs about love before, but the protagonist is usually a bit of an asshole and the situation in general is grim.  “11:11″ is the opposite of that – there’s nothing but hope in the air, blue skies ahead.  There’s a local rocknroll club called The Casbah in our hometown, Hamilton, ON, and that’s where the song takes place. I was at a show watching a band, and I met a girl.”

Currently Listening To: Magic Hands

Currently Listening To: Magic Hands

Magic Hands is Alex Badham of experimental pop band Aleks and the Ramps and lyrical folk songstress Lucy Roleff.   The music video for ‘Limousine’, directed by Alex Badham, is a glamour meets gore ode to contemporary dance and the at times sinister competition of gymnastic sports.  The clip was filmed over two days during winter in a frigid basketball stadium featuring professional dancers Hana Dawson and Jack Traylen.