Finally, I get another chance to hear the killer song “Cold Light” from Operators. Watch the band at the after party of MusicFestNW at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon, as part of Pitchfork’s Nightcap Series. Last week at Festival Music House in Toronto, Operators closed their set with this track, which I can only assume will be on their upcoming full-length release.
“Trainwreck 1979″, the lead single off DFA1979’s long-awaited sophomore album The Physical World. This is just one of the phenominal songs off this record destined to getting you rocking and lately, my new favourite city biking soundtrack.
“Dreamy Bruises” by Sylvan Esso, off the bands’ debut album. Directed and shot by Bob Pruvis and Timm Gable in Milwauke, WI in the summer of 2014, the video for features a diverse cast of characters, including bandmates Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath, make a mysterious pilgrimage through the tree-lined hills of Wisconsin. “As our travelers make their way to a clearing in the woods, there is a celebratory yet dystopian atmosphere as we await the video’s colorful climax. Of course, no Sylvan Esso video would be complete without an emphasis on movement and dance and here we are treated to a joyful choreographed line-dance with all of the pilgrims moving in unison”.
Fancy yourself a remix artist? Have a go at the stems for this track here.
“Agora” by Bear Hands from the band’s recent full-length Distraction (Cantora). You might think I’m double posting this, as I put a video up for this song back in Feb. This video (more like a lyric video), was directed by Sami Jano and Steve Meierding and “playfully incorporates the track’s lyrics into a wildly colourful montage of cluttered items strewn around the home of the titular agoraphobe”.