Sunday, August 30, 2009

Video: Ninjasonik - Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant

Ninjasonik unveiled a new video this week for their track "Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant." The video features Matt & Kim, The Death Set, members of Heartsrevolution and more. Pretty hilarious vid and song.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Video: Hockey - Song Away

Hockey are getting ready to launch their major label debut on Capitol Records. 'Mind Chaos' is out on Oct. 6th. The video stars Charlene Yi (Paper Hearts, Knocked Up). Summary in one word: ADORABLE.

Hockey - Song Away (Official Music Video)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Video: The Voyeurs - Things People Say

The Voyeurs celebrated the release of their new video for "Things People Say" last night with a special performance at The Echo. Yours truly even makes a cameo as a "dancer."

The video was directed by John Duarte who also directed The Monolators video for "Strawberry Roan." The video follows a mad scientist who falls madly in love with a 60 foot woman. Watch the video to see the rest!

"Things People Say" is off the band's full length debut "Well Known Drag." Be sure to pick it up on iTUNES.

The Voyeurs "Things People Say" from The Voyeurs on Vimeo.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Video: Hipster Job - Bible stories done Williamsburg stylee

Being that it's Friday and you've already started you're weekend early by zoning out on the internets - I thought I would share this hilarious video with y'alls.

It's the biblical tale of Job as best expressed for today's hipster youth. One of the funniest videos I've seen in a while

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Video: Miniature Tigers - Cannibal Queen

Miniature Tigers (Photo: Esther Hyejin Chung)

You may remember I wrote about Miniature Tigers a few years back. The band even played a trio of Rock Insider presented shows for us. The band just finished a successful tour with Kevin Devine and will be heading back to the west coast for a handful of dates with Princeton. LA Readers can catch the band live at Spaceland on July 6th.

The band's hilarious video for "Cannibal Queen" their sweet as nails track was also recently added to MTV2's Subterranean. Watch it below!

7.2 - Plush - Tucson, AZ**
7.4 - Wyndham Hotel "Star Swim" - Phoenix, AZ**
7.6 - Spaceland - Silverlake, CA**
7.7 - Cafe du Nord - San Francisco, CA
7.9 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR**
7.10 - Too Beautiful to Live Listener Party - Seattle, WA**

** with Princeton

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Monday, June 15, 2009

VIDEO: Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes

I really don't have much to say about Animal Collective's new video for "Summertime Clothes." While I think Merriweather Post Pavilion is a good album I don't understand the hype and fervor behind it. Still enjoy!

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Video: The Transmissions - Over Saving Mountain

Photo by Sterling Andrews

Long time Rock Insider favs The Transmissions unveiled a new video for their track "Over Saving Mountain" which was included on their Greater Imperfections EP released late last year.

The DIY mix-media wonderland created in this video is absolutely fabulous.

Over Saving Mountain (music video)

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Monday, April 06, 2009

Video Premieres: Silversun PIckups "Panic Switch" + The Voyeurs "The Night I I Died"

Silversun Pickups (Los Angeles, CA)

LA local legends Silversun Pickups unveiled their new video for "Panic Switch" today on The dark and brooding video features the band doing what they do best - rocking the fuck out and setting the mood. Y'all want to know why I started playing a Thunderbird bass? Look no further the Silversun bassist Nikki Monninger's absolutely gorgeous white thunderstick. I saw that puppy back in 2005 and there was no going back.

Silversun Pickups will be performing at the glasshouse in Pomona on April 12th as well as Coachella next weekend.

Up and coming east side duo The Voyeurs also released their first video today for "The Night I Died." The colorful and whimsical video was shot in Highland Park (anyone else recognize the ALH?) and was done all in one take - backwards and forwards. The video also marks the first video by photographer Benjamin Hoste - whose work was recently featured in the Exposure exhibit alongside fellow shutterbugs Jeff Koga and Simon Cardoza. Watch the video below!

Their debut album Well Known Drag is available now on iTUNES.

The Voyeurs – "The Night I Died" from Benjamin Gauvain Hoste on Vimeo.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Video: Exitmusic - Here Sunset

Exitmusic (Los Angeles, CA)

Check out Exitmusic's new video for "Here Sunset." Technically the video was shot a while ago but the band finally was able to finish editing it.

It's been far too long since I've seen these guys live. The band are playing two benefit shows in next couple of weeks including VoicesVoices tour benefit at The Smell on Feb 22nd. More details on that later!

From Devon and Aleksa:

"Come see our new video for 'here's sunset' (actually a pretty old video that we finally got around to editing, DIY style. notice, if you will, the exquisitely executed animated sequences. pixar will no doubt be banging down the door.
we shot most of it at Aleksa's birthday party a couple years ago. we love it.


Here's Sunset

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Friday, January 09, 2009

Video: Katy Perry - Thinking Of You

Katy Perry (Los Angeles, CA)

Katy Perry just unveiled her new 1940s themed video for "Thinking of You" this week. This video is so beautifully styled I just HAD to post it. Just take a look at her shoes. See I'm not traditionally a show freak but ALL THE SHOES IN THIS VIDEO ARE FABULOUS!

Oh ps. Sad ending too.

Katy Perry - Thinking of You

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Video: Fujiya & Miyagi: Sore Thumb

Fujiya & Miyagi: (Brighton, UK)

Fujiya & Miyagi unveiled their new video for "Sore Thumb" this week on Pitchfork TV. It made me fabulously dizzy just watching it.

The track is off their new album Lightbulb that was released in September. Their down-tempo inspired indie rock tunes are the kind of tracks you'd expect to listen while shopping at the latest shops on Robertston Blvd. Simple elegance and style seems to be this act's forte.

Fujiya & Miyagi also announced dates for their upcoming U.S. Tour. Be sure to check them out when they hit the Echoplex on Mar 3rd!

VIDEO: Fujiya & Miyagi: Sore Thumb

US 2009 Winter Tour
2/11 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis MN
2/12 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago IL
2/13 - Magic Stick - Detroit MI
2/14 - Alfred University Knight Club - Alfred NY
2/15 - Paradise - Boston MA
2/17 - LPR - New York NY
2/18 - The Trocardero - Philadelphia PA
2/19 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC
2/20 - Cats Cradle - Carrboro NC
2/21 - 40 Watt Club - Athens GA
2/23 - Back Booth - Orlando FL
2/24 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee FL
2/25 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge LA
2/27 - Emos Alternative Lounge - Austin TX
2/28 - Palladum Loft - Dallas X
3/2 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix AZ
3/3 - Echoplex - Los Angeles CA
3/5 - The Independent - San Francisco CA
3/6 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland OR
3/7 - Neumos - Seattle WA

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Video Premieres: The Secret Machines and Beach House

Beach House (Baltimore, MD)

Man my inbox is buzzing today with trip-tastic video premieres. I got separate e-mails today announcing the premieres of videos from The Secret Machines and Beach House.

The Secret Machines are showing their psychedelic video for "Atomic Heels" over at Imeem. The vid was directed by celebrated music photographer Brantley Gutierrez.

VIDEO: The Secret Machines - Atomic Heels

While dreamy indie darlings Beach House are unveiling their new video for "Used To Be" over at Pitchfork TV. The video was directed by LA local Matt Amato and is for their new 7" single of the track.  The band also announced dates in January with The Walkmen - Including January 20th at the Henry Fonda!

VIDEO: Beach House - Used To Be

Dec. 06 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts*
Dec. 09 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Dec. 10 Providence, RI Club Hell #
Dec. 11 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall #
Dec. 12 Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts #
Jan. 19 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern*
Jan. 20 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda*
Jan. 21 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore*
Jan. 23 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom*
Jan. 24 Seattle, WA Neumos*

* = w/ The Walkmen
# = w/ Tickley Feather

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VIDEO: The Deadly Syndrome - Emily Paints

The Deadly Syndrome unveiled a new video for their track "Emily Paints" this week. The lodge feel complete with fetching sweaters is the perfect prelude to their 2nd Annual Christmas Sweater Festival which will go down December 13th at The Echoplex with performances from Amnion, Castledoor, The Pity Party, Happy Hollows The Deadly Syndrome and the magnificent Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Believe it or not all that goodness is only $5.


VIDEO: The Deadly Syndrome - Emily Paints

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

VIDEO: Deerhoof - Basket Ball Get Your Groove Back

Deerhoof (San Francisco, CA)

Just the other day I was running errands and felt the need to bust out The Runners Four. I must say I love Deerhoof's early experimental music but their new more pop focused tunes are just magnificent.

The band released their new video for "Basket Ball Get Your Groove Back" today. The track is off their new album Offend Maggie which is out now via Kill Rock Stars. I thought it would be damn near impossible for Deerhoof to top last years' Friend Opportunity which was easily one of my favorite albums of 2007. Offend Maggie certainly rises to the occasion.

[MP3] Deerhoof - Offend Maggie

Watch The Video Below!

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Noah And The Whale Announce December Tour

Noah And The Whale (London, UK)

I missed Noah and The Whale's set at Detour Fest because they played at the same time as The Monolators. Most people know them as that one band from that one car commercial, but their happy go lucky feel good tunes really encompass more than just hocking hubcaps. Everyone I talked to at the fest who had seen them had nothing but raving words to say. I was more than a bit disappointed.

So boy was I stoked this morning when I received an e-mail this morning announcing that they will back stateside in December.

the band will be performing at The Troubadour on December 18th. Tickets are available for purchase for $15 right here. Get 'em early though - I really have a feeling this thing is going to sell out.

5 Years Time

View the full list of dates below!


December 2- Black Cat- Washington DC
December 3- Johnny Brenda's- Philadelphia, PA
December 4- Bowery Ballroom- New York, NY
December 6- Middle East Upstairs- Boston, MA
December 8- La Scala Rosa- Montreal, Que
December 9- El Macambo- Toronto, ONT
December 11- Magic Stick- Detroit, MI
December 12- Empty Bottle- Chicago, IL
December 13- 7th Street Entry- Minneapolis, MN
December 16- Chop Suey- Seattle, WA
December 17- Doug Fir Lounge- Portland, OR
December 18- Troubadour- Los Angeles, CA
December 19- Independent- San Francisco, CA

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

VIDEO The Dears - Money Babies

The Dears (Montreal, Quebec Canada)

If there is one song that could be pegged as the theme song for our current economic situation it would be "Money  Babies" by  The Dears . The fuzz laden track swells and falls like the recent dow jones and is propelled by the chorus which repeats "Our Money Is Elastic" numerous times. The band just released a video for the single which premiered yesterday on MTV2's Subterranean Blog. Check out the video below.

The Dears will be performing two show in NYC during CMJ before hitting the road with The Secret Machines. Dates can be found below. Missiles is in stores Next Monday October 21st on Dangerbird Records.

Speaking of CMJ -  I'm seriously considering going. A little last minute but I'm suddenly inspired to see New York in the fall while I still have the free time. I even made a CMJ mixtape for Zune showcasing all the awesome bands from California going out there for this years festival. Check out my mix featuring The Mae Shi, The Happy Hollows, Little Teeth, The Delta Spirit, and more right here.

VIDEO: The Dears - Money Babies


October 16 - London, UK @ Porchester Hall
October 21 - Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott
October 22 - Hoboken, N.J. @ Maxwell's
October 23 - New York, N.Y. @ Hiro Ballroom


October 24 - Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
October 25 - Madison, Wisc. @ The Majestic Theatre
October 27 - Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theatre
October 28 - Aspen, Colo. @ Belly Up
October 30 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Key Club
November 1 - San Diego, Calif. @ Belly Up Tavern
November 3 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
November 5 - Portland, Ore. @ Berbati's
November 6 - Seattle, Wash. @ Neumo's

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Video: Katy Perry - Hot N Cold

KATY PERRY (Los Angeles, CA)

OK, I have to give Katy Perry props. This video is deliciously fabulous. It reminds me of back when MTV actually played videos. The narrative tale of a bride out for revenge on her hot and cold would be life partner is absolutely entertaining. Dudes and dudettes, there's even a dance number with wedding dresses and baseball bats and break dancers. Its over the top pop genius.

Hot N Cold

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Monday, June 09, 2008

VIDEO: Throw Me The Statue - Lolita

Throw Me The Statue (Seattle, WA)

I'll ask the question but I do believe you already know the answer....

Is it possible to watch Throw Me The Statue's new video for "Lolita" and NOT have huge smile on your face?

The answer is NO.

I've recently become obsessed with the Seattle based project's slightly twisted but still absolutely delicious indie pop songs. "Lolita" is off their new album Moonbeams which you can pick up via Secretly Canadian.

[MP3] Throw Me The Statue - Lolita

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

VIDEO: Brand New Song From The Henry Clay People

Henry Clay People at Spaceland (5/19/08) photo by Scott Schultz

Crazy day today but I couldn't go another 24 hrs without posting this. Below is a video clip of a BRAND NEW still Untitled Song from The Henry Clay People. The band played it for the first time this past Monday at Spaceland. Soo good.

I wonder what Hankgayperson thinks of it?

The Henry Clay People will be playing with The Whigs at The Echo on June 4th. I'll be out of town but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how AWESOME this show will be. plus its ALL AGES

The Henry Clay People - New Song from Rock Insider on Vimeo.

[MP3] The Henry Clay People - Fine Print (Live at The Echo)
[MP3] The Whigs - Right Hand On My Heart

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Introducing The Voyeurs

The Voyeurs (South Bay, CA)

I've known about The Voyeurs for quite some time now and have been waiting until I found the right time and the right words to talk about them. Today seems like the perfect day for such introductions.

Most of you probably recognize them as former members of E>K>U>K and current side project Vaudeville. Its members are also the brains behind the burgeoning South Bay label Otik Records. Voyeurs drummer Sean Johnson and has also been spotted playing with the likes of Shirley Rolls and The Sweet Hurt and some of you may know them as the kickball champions with keen fashion sense. These guys are ubiquitous around town and are always down to help out a friend. I'm actually shocked that I haven't written about them before!

The Voyeurs rose from the ashes of the now defunct pulse-pounding rock act E>K>U>K. Their music still displays the raw energy and catchy tunes that became an E>K>U>K trademark but takes the sound one step further with a FANTASTIC mix of 60s pop and down n' dirty classic rock. It's tunes like these that gets me excited about music again. Their songs are totally solid and show a great deal of promise. My personal favorite is "Things That People Say" which can be heard on the band's myspace page and the video posted below.

The Voyeurs will be playing at Charlie O's TONIGHT with The Rolling Blackouts and The Lieutenants - who have been getting some airplay on Indie 103. Show starts at 9pm and is only $5. I have a prior engagement in the evening but I'm going to rush like hell to try and make it in time for The Voyeurs!

The MP3 posted below is a demo. Head over to The Voyeurs myspace page to listen to more kick ass tracks that give you a sense of their sound.

[MP3] The Voyeurs - Losing My Cool
[MP3] The Voyeurs - You Make Me Feel Sick

WATCH VIDEO: The Voyeurs - Things That People Say

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

VIDEO: Mezzanine Owls Residency @ Spaceland (5/5/08) New Song!

Mezzanine Owls Residency @ Spaceland (5/5/08)

I do believe it is safe to say that Mezzanine Owls stunned the crowd last night. I'm not going to say much - Just watch the videos below.

[MP3] Mezzanine Owls - Snow Globe

Soo Damn Goood.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

VIDEO: The Dodos - Ashley

The Dodos (San Francsco, CA)

It's Friday night and the weekend's here. I was bored at work when my friend sent me a link to this video of The Dodos performing "Ashley" live in Montreal. It is my favorite song by The Dodos and they NEVER seem to play it in LA.

The Dodos will be performing an in-store at Amoeba Records in Hollywood on April 23rd at 7PM before heading out to Coachella to play as part of Akron/Family's band. You can them again at the Natural History Museum on May 2nd. Save the dates!

Check it out below.

[MP3] The Dodos - Fools
[MP3] The Dodos - Jodi

WATCH VIDEO - The Dodos - Ashley

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Video: Cobra Lilies Live At Mr T's

Alisa and Mary of Cobra Lilies at Mr T's Bowl (3/22/08). Photo by la-underground

Thanks to Ms Elainelayabout for the trio of videos she recently uploaded of Cobra Lilies from Mr Ts Bowl from Saturday night. Saturday was seriously so much fun - despite the fact a severe cold kept me nice and raspy the whole night. Cobra Lilies recently uploaded 3 new home demos to their myspace page. That's me singing out of tune during the first verse of "There's Always Love." If you have a spare moment head over and check them out!

Cobra Lilies will be performing  April 23rd at Bordello with Idaho Falls, Ema & the Ghosts, and Blair.

WATCH VIDEO: Cobra Lilies - Cop Car (Live At Mr Ts 3/22/08)

WATCH VIDEO: Cobra Lilies - Tiny Dot In The Deep Blue Sea

WATCH VIDEO: Cobra Lilies - There's Always Love (Live At Mr T's 3/22/08)


Monday, March 24, 2008

VIDEO: Excepter - Kill People

This may go down as the weirdest music video anyone has ever sent me. Excepter are a New York based electronica project with trance and noise straight out the asylum area of your local haunted house. I feel slightly insane after watching this video. I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight.

Watch at your own risk. It's strangely fascinating and hypnotic. Excepter will be playing at the Echo April 26th - if anyone is brave enough to go - please send me a review!

[MP3] Excepter - Kill People

VIDEO: Excepter - Kill People


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Video: The Henry Clay People - Andy Sings! Live From SXSW

The Henry Clay People Live at SXSW

Great video from SXSW of The Henry Clay People performing "Andy Sings!" at Escape from LA. Andy wipes out before ever singing a note and the set pretty much ends with Joey a crumpled mess on the floor. I highly recommend watching the whole thing :)

[MP3] The Henry Clay People - Andy Sings!

WATCH VIDEO: The Henry Clay People - Andy Sings! Live at SXSW

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

VIDEO: SIlversun Pickups - Little Lover's So Polite

Silversun Pickups' new video for "Little Lover's So Polite"

Silversun Pickups unveiled a new music video on MTVu this week for "Little Lover's So Polite" - the band's 3rd single of their juggernaut album Carnavas. The album has sold over 300K units since debuting back in July of 2006 - cementing their status as one of the biggest bands to break out of Silverlake period.

The video was directed by none other than actor Joaquin Phoenix - famous for his role as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line (man was he yummy in that movie). The "Lover's" video features the band being pulled on the back of a truck through downtown LA as they perform to the track. It looks pretty good although I must say that treatment - SOO been done before.

After touring pretty much NON STOP through 2007 with the likes of Snow Patrol the band seem to be enjoying a much needed and well deserved break. Only a few sparse shows in Hawaii and a date at Mammoth are posted up on their myspace page.

I for one am curious to hear what their new album may entail.

Check out the video for "Little Lover's So Polite" below.

[MP3] Silversun Pickups - Little Lover's So Polite (The One Am Radio Remix)

WATCH NOW: Silversun Pickups - "Little Lover's So Polite"

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Plastic Operator - Home 0207 Remixes

indie electronica duo Plastic Operator unveil new remix EP

I have been a big fan of Plastic Operator since discovering their track "Folder" on a blog back in 2005. I still DJ several of their remixes around town every month.

I got an e-mail yesterday announcing that the duo from Antwerp/Montreal will be releasing another series of remixes for their track "Home 0207" on March 24th via Fine Day Records. You can buy the remix EP on beatport starting March 10th Check out 2 remixes from the release + my favorite remix of "Folder" below.

Home 0207 Tracklisting:
01. Home 0207 - Original Mix
02. Home 0207 - Speaker Junk Remix
03. Home 0207 - Hermanos Inglesos Remix Part 1
04. Home 0207 - Hermanos Inglesos Remix Part 2
05. Home 0207 - Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix
06. Home 0207 - Hermanos Inglesos Remix Part 1 Dub

[MP3] Plastic Operator - Folder (Subway Remix)
[MP3] Plastic Operator - Home 0207  (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
[MP3] Plastic Operator - Home 0207 (Hermanos Inglesos Remix Part 1)

WATCH VIDEO: Plastic Operator - Home 0207

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Monday, February 25, 2008

VIDEO: Shwayze - Buzzin'

Amy Winehouse is down with Shwayze. Go watch their new video at MTVu

Shwayze's video for "Buzzin" is now up for voting on MTVu's Freshman. I got to spend some time on the video shoot for this video. It was directed by Robert Hales of who famously did Gnarls Barkley's video for "Crazy." I was freezing my butt off in a peacoat so I can only imagine what these girls were going through in the video. Haha, It came out looking RAD though

When you have a spare moment today go and watch the awesome new video and vote for it.

View More Photos from photo shoot right here.

WATCH VIDEO: Shwayze - Buzzin' [VOTE ON MTVu Freshman]

STREAM AUDIO: Shwayze - Buzzin'

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Video: Feist - I Feel It All

It's The Fourth of July In Feist land.

What a great video, but DAMN that looks dangerous. I wonder how many takes they had to do to get that right. 

Just yesterday I had an argument with someone about Feist. I don't care. I love her voice. Feist is nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist this year. If the writer's strike doesn't shut down the show it will air on Feb. 10, 2008.

VIDEO: Feist - I Feel It All 

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Video: The Mae Shi - Run To Your Grave

Jam Session with Los Angeles' experimental popsters The Mae Shi

[MP3] The Mae Shi - Run To Your Grave
[MP3] Yea Big and Kid Static vs The Mae Shi - Run to the Facts (Totally Boss Mashup)

In my night web lurkings I stumbled on to The Mae Shi's myspace page and found their fantastic video for "Run To Your Grave." The video was directed by the band themselves and features cameos from HEALTH, 14 Year Old Girls, Holi Buffaglo, and DJ Kyle H. Mabson, and Robot Mark from Music.For-Robots.

Stereogum featured the video way back in October. Man am I behind...

The Mae Shi's new album HLLLYH will be released digitally in the UK Feb 11th via Moshi Moshi. If you want a copy of the record stateside get it from the band direct

Run to Your Grave from the mae shi on Vimeo.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Dilettantes - 101 Tambourines

[MP3] The Dilettantes - Subterranean Bazaar

Everyone knows I wub me some tambourine action, but this video I got today promoting The Dilettantes new album 101Tambourines kind of takes the cake.

The video is a playful homage to the Jose Gonzalez Sony Commercial which featured thousands upon thousands of bouncy balls unleashed on the city of San Francisco.

The Dilettantes will be playing at Safari Sam's this Wednesday September 19th.

The Dilettantes - 101 Tambourines


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hipster Olympics

This YouTube Video seriously made me laugh out loud. It's a definite must watch



Friday, July 20, 2007

Sometimes You Just Wanna Dance

A little zen for your friday.

"Thriller" Live From The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu, Philippines.

Inmate #455457760g656 aka Burgus Bahag-hari was orginally cast to as the lead zombie but suffered a fatal sharpened plastic spoon wound to the chest. He was found in the latrines near cell block D - just before his big debut. They were murmurs around the grounds that a love triangle might be at the root of it.

This video is frickin' awesome. ENJOY!


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

It's like a GAP commercial but much more dreadful

It's been making the rounds. Considering I hear this song everyday via one form of punishment or another I thought I'd share a visual to accompany my trauma. Nothing like stretched polyester and hip hop to start the day fresh.

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Brightcove...I Love You But I Hate You

So I'm messing around with my new brightcove player at work. After about 2 hours of total frustration I finally figure the darn thing out - AND I'M IN LOVE.

Brightcove is kind of like Seth Rogen in "Knocked Up" at first your repulsed by him, but by the end you're rooting for him to get the girl.

Check out The Pink Spider's new video for "Modern Swingers" below. The band will be heading into studio to record their follow-up to last year's Teenage Graffiti.

find more videos from The Pink Spiders right here.


Monday, June 25, 2007

Video Alert: You Say Party! We Say Die! "Monster"

Vancouver, BC's You Say Party! We Say Die!

[MP3] You Say Party! We Say Die! - Monster

Why is all the best music coming from Canada? My good buddy Trevor at Paper Bag Records (Home of Fembots, The Acorn, Tokyo Police Club) introduced me to Vancouver BC's You Say Party! We Say Die! just over a year ago. I instantly fell in love with the band's proto-punk attitude and singer Becky Ninkovic's heavenly voice. Their music hovers halfway between Pretty Girls Make Graves and The Blood Brothers - two of my favorite bands of all time.

The band just finished a video for their ballad "Monster" which is MTV Subterranean worthy if you ask me. "Monster" is already one of my favorite tracks of the year. The band will be playing European Festivals this summer.

Do yourself a favor and pick up YSP!WSD! latest album Lose All Time. it's CRAZY GOOD.

VIDEO: You Say Party! We Say Die! - Monster
[Watch On YouTube]


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Local Vids: The Airborne Toxic Event + The Transmissions

The Airborne Toxic Event

[MP3] The Airborne Toxic Event- Does This Mean You're Moving On?

I ran into Mike the singer from The Airborne Toxic Event at The Viper Room this past Monday. The band recently returned from an amazing tour in the UK. Read all about it over at Inflight At Night. He mentioned they had a new video done and I just had to post it.

The band will be playing the Bates stage (4100 Sunset) at this year's Sunset Junction Street Festival on Sunday August 19th. Also confirmed for Sunset Junction - Just about every single one of my favorite LA Bands (The Pity Party, Division Day, Sea Wolf, Eskimohunter, Autolux).

View the complete lineup here.

Ben Harper and Blonde Redhead are set to headline, but we all know who will steal the festival - I'm talking about Morris Day & The Time.

VIDEO: The Airborne Toxic Event - Does This Mean You're Moving On?

The Transmissions

[MP3] The Transmissions - I'll Run It

Christian and Denise from The Transmissions stopped by last night's explosive Indie Schmindie to support their friends Death To Anders and The Henry Clay People from the The Central Second Collective - a coalition of bands, venues, and websites who support the local LA music scene. Christian mentioned that the band just finished a video for their track "I'll Run It." You can watch that video below and see the band live at our next "Indie Schmindie" July 12th at The Scene in Glendale with The Monolators and Wait Think Fast

VIDEO: The Transmissions - I'll Run It


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Video: Michael Leviton - "Summer's The Worst"

Michael Leviton Shoots New Video "Summer's The Worst"

[VIDEO] Michael Leviton - Summer's The Worst

I got an email the other day from Michael Leviton. He just finished a new video for "Summer's The Worst"- one of my favorite tracks of 2006. The video is a short educational film about the dangers of summer romance. Beautiful video with a very fishy ending. You can read more about the making of the video here.

New York readers can enjoy Michael and his ukulele this Sunday night at Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwick. Michael is on at 9 PM and the show is FREE.

Watch The Video Below:

JAX - The Rock Insider