Lets Start With A Few Videos Shall We?!

JUAN COSBY FEAT. BLUEPRINT – ‘HARD TO BEAT’

Cincinnati based Juan Cosby came together with killer wordsmith ‘Blueprint‘ to create this track, an anthem for those striving to be the best and most productive version of themselves. This sweet joint is from the upcoming record, ‘Inhospitable Planet’ set to drop on  Grasshopper Juice Records, Summer 2017….stay tuned.

BUY – www.juancosby.bandcamp.com

MORE INFO – www.facebook.com/juancosby


RONLEY TEPER’S LIPLINERS – ‘LUCKY AND FINNEGAN’

This epic and gloriously detailed video, is the last in a trilogy created by Toronto’s wildly creative Ronley Teper, and Montreal based mixed media artist Davide Di Saro.

The video was hand drawn and really is beautiful, full of color and life. It is in the vein of the 70’s video for ‘Love is all‘ by Roger Glover, or that of Paul McCartney for the video of ‘We all Stand Together‘. Whereas the music has more of a Tom Waits vibe (think Swordfishtrombones), such a great mix of sounds and ideas!

You can watch the videos for the other two tracks from the trilogy here – the soothing Faith & the skip along, sweet Pointy Petals (Rose)

BUY –  the three Singles that make up the trilogy – ‘Faith’, ‘pointy Petals (Rose)’ & ‘Lucky & Finnegan’

 

MORE INFO – www.ronleyteper.com


DERADOORIAN – ‘YOUR CREATOR’

Deradoorian (Angel Deradoorian) is an artist who was formally bassist and vocalist in the band Dirty Projectors. She has collaborated in the past with Matmos, The Roots and Flying Lotus to name a few, but released her solo EP entitled ‘Mind Raft’ in 2009.

The above video is for the song ‘The Creator’ taken from her debut full length, ‘The Expanding Flower Planet’, a really beautiful record which was released on Anticon Records this past fall.

This super hypnotic, bright and yet somewhat calming video, was created in remote collaboration between artist Olivia Wyatt and Angel Deradoorian from across the States.

BUY – ‘THE EXPANDING FLOWER PLANET’ LP

MORE INFO – www.anticon.com/artist/deradoorian


CHASSOL – ‘LA ROUTE DE LA TRACE’ (PIEUVRE REMIX)

Chassol is one of the most understated pianist/musicians coming out of Paris at the moment. A real innovator when it comes to experimentation in classical and world music, he often uses samples from video footage, as a base from which to create a track. I saw him at a music event here in Geneva, talking about his creative process, and found it fascinating. This video by TricateVision is  a great introduction to the artist and what makes him tick –

 

Pieuvre remixed ‘La route de la trace’ from the album Big Sun, and Chassol made the above video with unreleased images from the ‘Carnival of Fort de France’ in the West-Indies.

BUY – ‘BIG SUN’ LP (CD/VINYL)

MORE INFO – www.chassol.fr


THE FRANK AND WALTERS – ‘WE ARE THE YOUNG MEN’

 

The Frank and Walters are a band from Cork, Ireland that have been creating and releasing brilliant, fun, smart music for the last two decades or so. I got to see them just under 10 years ago and had such a great time…they have a bit of a cult following back in Cork (where the show was) and it was really exhilarating to see how much their fans love and support them…singing along to every song, the energy was killer.

The above video is for the song ‘We are the young Men’, taken from the bands latest album “Songs for the Walking Wounded” which dropped this past fall. If you enjoyed this rock-out track you should buy the record which is also home to the song ‘Stages’ a down to earth tune about finding a peace and balance within yourself and others…forgiving to move on, to look at things through the eyes of another is really important sometimes. Stages features fellow Cork man Cillian Murphy, reading the spoken word part at the end…lovely voice, nice touch.

BUY – ‘SONGS FOR THE WALKING WOUNDED’ LP

MORE INFO – www.frankandwalters.net/band

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VIDEOS THAT ROCK OUR BOAT AT THE MOMENT…

JEL – ‘STEADY’ (FROM THE LP ‘LATE PASS’)

Anticon co-founder Jel dropped his third album ‘late Pass’ this spring..the single ‘Steady’ is the first from the release. Of the album the artist says –

“Sometimes the inspirations came from walking around outside, sometimes they would come from a Boots Riley song,” Jel said. “We’re an easily seduced culture in a twisted tornado of cell phones and information overload. As a response, I kept things a little more minimal. I didn’t want to over do the drums. I wanted to get my point across.”

BUY  – www.anticon.com/item/late-pass

MORE INFO – www.anticon.com/artist/jel 


HUMAN DON’T BE ANGRY – ‘1985’ (FROM DEBUT S/T ALBUM)

Malcolm Middleton’s new project after ‘Arab Strap’ is decidedly more up beat than his previous band, but you can still hear A.S’s signature guitar riffs. ‘Human Don’t Be Angry’s self titled debut record, was released earlier this summer and the above video was for the first single ‘1985’.

BUY – ‘HUMAN DON’T BE ANGRY’


ALGIERS – ‘BLOOD’ (FROM THE LP ‘

Raging guitars, soulful vocals, deep dark stuff! The above video is for the 7″ single release ‘Blood’ dropped by Atlanta, Georgia native musician’s Algiers. The band dropped their debut self titled album on Matador Records earlier this year…and currently split their time between New York & London.

BUY – ALGIERS LP

MORE INFO – www.facebook.com/Algierstheband


THE HIGHEST ORDER – ‘STARE DOWN THE BARREL OF TODAY’ (SINGLE)’

‘The Highest Order’ is another project of Toronto’s Simone Schmidt whom we wrote about in 2009 with her band ‘One Hundred Dollars’ and a few years later with the solo project ‘Fiver’. This woman has some fierce pipes! A truly mesmerizing voice that features prominently with ‘The Highest Order’, along side some gloriously twangy guitar playing.

The above video was directed by Simone too…using footage from over 10 years of mini DV camera recording…what a trip! In regards to the lyrics Schmidt says – “Lyrically, it’s definitely about feeling ruled by ambivalence – the state of feeling conflicting feelings simultaneously,”

BUY SINGLE – STARE DOWN THE BARREL OF TODAY

BUY DEBUT LP – ‘IF IT’S REAL’

MORE INFO – www.highest-order.com


MAJICAL CLOUDZ – ‘SILVER CAR CRASH’


Montreal’s Devon Welsh is the founder of Majical Cloudz. He produces and preforms his personal, minimalist electronic music with the help of Matthew Otto. The duo also produced and directed the above video for the single ‘Silver Car Crash’, a track taken from their upcoming sophomore, which drops on October 16th.

PRE-ORDER LP – ARE YOU ALONE?

MORE INFO – MATADOR ARTIST – MAJICAL CLOUDZ