Last year we featured a few different Ozzie bands with gargantuan talents oozing out of the southern hemisphere. Jungle Giants were one of the troupe and today they’ve announced a few tour dates around the US & released an “official unofficial video” for the track Domesticated Man.
If you’re heading to SXSW try catch them at any of the tour dates below…
Sunday March 9 – Aussie BBQ LA @ The Folds Silverlake, Bootleg Hifi, Guillotine Bar
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
On stage 5:20PM – 5:50PM
Saturday March 15 – Aussie BBQ SXSW @ Maggie Mae’s, Downstairs Club Room
323 E 6th St, Austin, TX
On stage 5:35PM – 6:00PM
Saturday March 15 – Official SXSW Showcase (Planetary Party) @ Maggie Mae’s, Gibson Room
323 E 6th St, Austin, TX
On stage 1:00AM – 1:50AM (Sunday March 16)
I for one, have missed people dancing in videos. I wonder what it is about a well timed, well shot, well choreographed dance routine that gets me so excited? The corners of my mouth curved upwards within seconds of the first few beats and if we may lets put the gushiness that we sprawled all over the site last year – aside – this funk-alt-synth-pop group from London are busy earnin… my respect (…and a slew of genre tagging).
The energy of the song combined with the video is quite honestly delightful but wait until that last tracking shot.
I knew I was going to like the Brooklyn based band Lucius as soon as I saw a screenshot of their video for ‘Turn It Around’. The retro look and the geometric visual effects are right up my street. Turns out that the track is also pretty cool, and I am excited to listen to the rest of the album, which will be out internationally by the end of March. If you’re lucky enough to live in the US or Canada, you already have access to all eleven tracks and some nicely presented fan packs.
Lucius are also on tour… if you have the chance, go and support them! I know I will!
So much hype has been created around Lykke Li‘s new album I Never Learn that this is probably old news for most of you, but it’s still worth mentioning just because it’s so good. The Swedish artist claims that she never learns, but I say she doesn’t need to. She’s nailing it as it is, and her move from pop to this deeper, more introspective kind of work is a very assertive manifestation of her capacity to grow and evolve.
In less than a week, Lykke Li released two new videos: “I Never Learn”, a trailer for the album which will see the light of day in the beginning of May, and “Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone”, a beautiful yet incredibly tormented power ballad in which deep sadness and helplessness take the form of a heartfelt cry for help.
You should not miss this. Unless you are severely depressed.
Lost In The Dream, the upcoming album by The War On Drugs is, as of right now, one of my top 5 most anticipated releases in March – so it’s no wonder they’ve just given us some tantalizing pre-gifts to wet the palate and enthuse the mind. It’s for the first single “Red Eyes” and shows all the members of the band posing as judges in a talent contest I would most probably end up in. It’s completely sweet and real – which is the exact sentiment their songwriting exudes. Here’s the link to pre-order the album and you’d get a big “X” from us, if you don’t.