There hasn’t been enough fanfare for the new Oh Sees album on this site. I blame myself.
Don’t fret though, this new video for the previously TDCed “Lupine Dominus” manages to perfectly capture the underlying sleaze of Putrifiers II. It’s like it’s giant cannon full of confetti signaling the arrival of another near perfect Oh Sees album.
Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II is out now on In The Red.
You’d think after Nirvana’s “In Bloom” and The Strokes’ “Last Nite” that the band-performing-on-a-retro-TV-show format would be rightly retired for music videos. But, then, Plants and Animals would release their charming, slightly sleazy and delightfully cheesy version, and you’d be wrong. And maybe, like me, glad you were.
It’s been months since I’ve had my hands on JEFF, The Brotherhood’s We Are The Champions and I can not get enough of there metal-tinged pop music. They premiered this video in the middle of last week and now I’m mainlining in to your music loving veins.
The Head and The Heart & the Doe Bay All-Star Choir
Last night 300 lucky Doe Bay ticket holders were told who they’d be seeing on Orcas Island in August and the last name announced was of this year’s headliners, The Head and The Heart. As the evening’s emcee Hannah Levin pointed out, the band is currently on their way to play Bonnaroo, a festival attended by 80,000 people, while this August Doe Bay Fest attendees will get to see the band with 800 friends.
Last year, as the sun set on the festival and the San Juans, we were lucky to be treated to a performance by The Head and The Heart and an All-Star chorus of Doe Bay guests including Drew Grow & the Pastors Wives and Kelli Schaefer, with about 20 people and we’re so excited to have one last video to share with you from that meant-to-be moment.
We’ll be sharing two more Doe Bay bonus sessions in the coming weeks from Hey Marseilles and Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, as we prepare to shoot another round of sessions this August!
The art of the music video is being pushed to new high concept areas with proliferation of digital camera and modern editing technology and the likes of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Beach House all commissioning novel concepts in support of their music. Good ole storytelling will never go out of style though and Hot Bodies in Motion latest video for their song “Old Habits” does some of the best visual storytelling I’ve seen, all in HD. The band members themselves act as the unwitting pizza joint employees, who by the end regretted that they ever came to work that day.
Hot Bodies in Motion are at the Showbox at the Market, Friday May 20th with Diego’s Umbrella, Youth Rescue Mission, and Brett Hite.
Haven’t spent a lot of time lauding praise on the new stuff from Dum Dum Girls, but who needs to? This EP is a surefire spectacle and a handful of prestigious writers have already said so. I will say this: the new video for “He Gets Me High” ups my Dum Dum Girl-squish factor by seven and it was already pretty high.
Dum Dum Girls new 12″ EP of the same name is currently out on Sub Pop.