Dustedrelease a new music video for Bruises off their latest album “Total Dust”. The shimmering flares of sunlight and soft focus of the video pairs perfectly with Dusted’s fuzzed out guitars and haunting vocals.
Director Ben Portas, who is a longtime friend and collaborator of Dusted’s label Hand Drawn Dracula (one of Culture Addicts’ favourite), shot the video in remote Australia, taking advantage of his surroundings to craft a beautiful visual interpretation of the song.
Artist: Vampire Weekend Release: Modern Vampires of the City (2013) Label: XL Rating: 4.5 / 5
Vampire Weekend have always been a paradox. They’re endlessly accessible yet incredibly polarizing. They’re upper class intellectuals with lyrical content that tends to border on the juvenile and sometimes even on the nonsensical. They’re a sheltered group of Columbia students making music that takes influence from the global south. And they’re a band seemingly tailor-made for hipster music snobs, yet they are just so incredibly uncool (and I mean this – I often find people listing their favourite bands will lower their voice to a whisper or accelerate their pace as they mention VW). Continue reading →
Thomas D’Arcy is known to many as the front man for Small Sins, a Toronto-based band with three critically acclaimed albums to its credit (2006’s self-titled debut, 2007’s Mood Swings, and 2010’s Pot Calls Kettle Black). But now, he released of his first album under his own name, ‘What We Want’ on February 3 via Thomas D’Arcy Music/MapleMusic Recordings.
D’Arcy has released a new video for the super catchy song, I Wake Up Every Day, directed by John Poliquin. The video is a very stylish treatment for the song which involves multiple D’Arcys and a bunch of grids just like in his previous video forCredit!. I sense a theme coming on. Check out the video via YouTube below.
To coincide with the video, he is releasing the ‘I Wake Up Every Day EP‘ which you can check out via Soundcloud below.
“Dock Dolly’s and Daggermen, Back-street Britannia, dust off ya rags and get ready for a rumpus!” ….. that’s the message from The Parade, a threesome heading up London’s exciting new mob of musical raconteurs.
The Parade released their debut EP ‘A Night Like This’ on 13th April. The physical-only limited edition release includes 6 live analogue recordings in a hand-stitched, tie-dyed and screen-printed canvas sleeve. It is available to buy online and instore from Rough Trade, Sister Ray and their forthcoming London live shows (see list of live dates below). Grab it quickly because it seems to be selling out super fast! Continue reading →
Considering Charlotte Aitchison (Charli XCX) is just 20 years old it is pretty crazy that it feels like we’ve been waiting for her debut album forever. But for an artist who has playing raves since 14 years of age, inking a record deal at 16 and penning a platinum single for Icona Pop (I Love It) at 18, Charli already feels like a veteran of the pop scene. Continue reading →
Boys Noize (aka Alexander Ridha) has released his newest, uniquely interactive video for his track Stoplifted from his latest album ‘Out Of The Black’. Click here to watch the interactive version of the video.
The French director BARZOLFF explains the video: “I wanted to simulate an embedded camera on the wing of a plane during an acrobatic ballet. The patrol is composed of the famous ww2 air plane Corsair F4 & the final image reminds us the cover of the model box of our childhood. It’s a sarcastic video about peace & individualism, with the beauty of war for backdrop, the one you fight sky-high alongside your comrades, almost as if in a club with your buddies, showing off your new kicks and latest dance moves“. Continue reading →
We sat down with Swedish band, This Is Head, during Canadian Music Week 2013 when they were in Toronto to play some showcases at the festival. They are a great bunch of guys and interesting to chat with.