‘Marching Through Your Head’ by Zeus. Visually pleasing video for the first single off Zeus‘ debut lp, Say Us (out on vinyl Feb. 9th, CD and digital Feb. 23rd). The video was directed by Adam Makarenko, and co-directed by Alan Poon, integrating live action with stop-motion animation with meticulously detailed miniature sets. The video documents the journey of the band’s boots up to the peak of the mythical Mount Olympus in search of the Greek God of the sky, Zeus only to find that Zeus the God is actually Zeus the band. They’ll be touring North America later this month with Jason Collett, dates at CMW and SXSW as well.
Who: Delta Mirror from Los Angeles.
What: New signee to Lefse Records (Neon Indian, Phaseone), heres LAs gothtronic Delta Mirror with a shoegazy psych trip off the upcoming release of Machines That Listen in March. Merging brooding vocals (reminding me of Interpols Paul Banks) with boom bap production, the debut sounds haunting, full of ear-tickling electronics, psych layers, and foreboding storytelling. Keeps your eyes peeled for spring touring, with a stop at SXSW.
Above, that’s Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club performing an acoustic version of their latest single ‘Undercover Martyn’.
‘Finishing up their debut full length album, Bear Hands will be promoting What A Drag along with songs from their previously self released debut, The Golden EP and boasting new material across the US nationwide this February leading up through SXSW’. You can download the track ‘What A Drag’ from their website, along with a remix and a song called ‘Can’t Stick Em’.
I spent some time today at IGIF and am digging into what they were recommending these days, and was delighted with Airship. Four-piece from Manchester, UK with some great tunes. This year they’ll be putting out a debut LP as well as dates with Editors. Check out the killer track ‘Algebra’ (below), which before this song was only really a killer subject.
I keep thinking about how much I liked his set this year at SXSW. Made me really want to get my ears on his upcoming record Moondagger, which so far, I’ve only heard pieces of. We posted the cascading popper Parallelogram a little while back. As well, he let us have Spritle, to try and tie us over until the June 23rd release of his full-band debut.
Today, I’ve got a pretty cool introspective on this aritst (aka Randolph Chabot), who has been making albums since he was 12 years old and now at 22, Detroit’s Deastro is ready for his close-up. Filmed by Chicago-based photographer/videographer James P. Morse.