You don't need to be a film noir expert to know that hiring a Private Investigator to snoop on your beloved never results in anything good. But, things take an especially unpleasant and odd turn in this woozy new Interpol video.
It takes a lot of confidence to launch a 10 minute live video that holds on a single camera angle for the first four minutes. But, it takes even more grace and artfulness to have it hold your attention throughout the entire performance.
PS: Use headphone if the word "fuckers" will get you in trouble.
Anyone following Stephen Malkmus since Slanted And Enchanted shouldn't be surprised that this lyric video off his new Jicks album is more obscuring that illuminating. Which isn't to say it isn't great — it is — but you won't come away knowing the lyrics unless you parlez-vous français.
Halloween comes a day early if you're into Queens of the Stone Age, taxidermy and/or interactivity. The band and Creators Project will roll out The Vampyre Of Time And Memory interactive video October 30, with a haunting short preview out now to whet your appetite.
TV writer Donick Cary (The Simpsons, Lil' Bush) breaks down the mathematical and musical formula that makes Yo La Tengo a worthy, yet often overlooked contender for Great(est) American Band. It's complicated math — bet you didn't realize Marcy Playground was in there — that proves to be mind-bendingly trippy.
Lest you think this coronation of Kurt Vile as King Of Philadelphia* is absurd, you should be aware that August 28 has been decreed by the major as Kurt Vile Day, complete with a Liberty Bell Award and free concert. No word on whether there will be a parade like we see here, but I say why not.
A seemingly endless series of Queens Of The Stone Age teasers and videos may come to an end with ...Like Clockwork, a darkly surreal 15+ minute opus that combines multiple songs with the strung-together clips fromanimatior Liam Brazier and artist Boneface.
Queens Of The Stone Age are back and ready to inflitrate your skull, perhaps by force if need be. This teaser video for "I Appear Missing" takes artwork from Boneface — who also did the album cover and more for the band — and animates it into a loose narrative that feels like sompleace between Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.