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WATCH // Jens Lekman – “Become Someone Else’s,” Plus Custom Moleskine Notebook and Upcoming Fallon Performance

If you’ve felt like you needed a bit more Jens Lekman in your life, today is officially your day. Here’s a brand new video for “Become Someone Else’s” from his recently released album I Know What Love Isn’t. Directed by Marcus Soderland, the video follows a baseball-capped Jens through Denmark’s Raberg Mile dunes, the same location where the album art was shot. “Life’s too good to become someone else’s,” sings Jens. Enjoy the video above or at Pitchfork // Disco Naivete! Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH // Little Scream Performs “Your Radio” at Pitchforktv, Reinventing “Canons” at MTV Canada

Little Scream takes us into the weekend with a beautiful performance of “Your Radio” off her album, The Golden Record. Captured by Pitchforktv’s Dan Huiting for their City of Music series, the video takes place somewhere out in the Minneapolis countryside. Watch above or at Pitchforktv.

Laurel recently paired up with BOOOOOOOM and MTV Canada for their Made of Imagination series. They go behind the scenes to explore her intricate looping techniques and work with circuit bending to recreate her song “Canons.” With the help of sound designers and InterAccess, Little Scream basically form a completely new sound. Check out the full story HERE and video below.

Made of Imagination with Little Scream from Free Agency on Vimeo.

WATCH // Nite Jewel & Julia Holter Collaborate on New Song & Video

Perhaps you could say this was a long time coming. Nite Jewel and Julia Holter have finally come together to collaborate on “What We See” for Dublab’s new Light From Los Angeles documentary compilation. You wouldn’t say they’re interchangeable, but the two women meld pretty perfectly, creating a song that touches on each of their best qualities. Premiering today at Pitchfork, the “What We See” video was directed by Delaney Bishop and Jose Wolff. Watch above.

Nite Jewel heads back out on tour at the end of this week. Dates include Portland’s Music Fest NW & Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival. See all dates and ticket links below.

 
TOUR DATES:
09/06/12 San Francisco, CAPopscene at Rickshaw Stop w/ Soft Metals & Cosmetics
09/08/12 Portland, ORMusic Fest NW w/ Trust
09/09/12 Seattle, WAThe Crocodile w/ Golden Gardens & Terabyte and The Battery Eaters
09/10/12 Vancouver, BC – The Waldorf Hotel w/ Nicholas Krgovich
09/12/12 Visalia, CAThe Cellar Door
09/14/12 San Diego, CASan Diego Music Thing at the Soda Bar
11/02/12 Austin, TXFun Fun Fun Festival

WATCH: Exitmusic’s New Video for “The Night”

Premiering on Pitchfork yesterday, Exitmusic’s new video for “The Night,” off their recently released Passage, is now available for your viewing pleasure. The video follows a lost-looking Aleksa through an eerie, suburban house. Director Will Joines tells us, “For me, when Aleksa mentioned that song was about finding a loop hole to cheat the the separation of physical form, I immediately got excited about showing someone consumed and transformed by something greater than them self. Setting the video in a very ordinary environment seemed the perfect way to underscore this bizarre conversion.” Watch above!

“It’s (Passage) audacious and ambitious, twisting lyrics about depravity and loneliness into shared anthems meant for overcoming both.” – Pitchfork

Get your copy of Passage from SC Distribution.

Antony Curates Meltdown Festival, Talks To Pitchfork

Each year Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival is currated by one mercurial artist. This August, that artist will be our very own Antony, lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons.

Antony’s lineup will feature artists he’s collaborated with before, like Charles Atlas and CocoRosie, but will also include artists he’s actively championed and admired through the years, like the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser and the revolutionary Turkish singer Selda. Check out the full lineup below and this great interview with Antony over at PITCHFORK.

Antony’s Meltdown Lineup:

Elizabeth Fraser
Laurie Anderson
William Basinki: “Disintegration Loops”
Marina Abramovic
CocoRosie
Hal Willner: “Freedom Riders”
Charles Atlas / Antony and the Johnsons: “Turning”
Planningtorock + Light Asylum
Joey Arias
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black + Tenderloin
Kembra Pfahler + Claywoman
Diamanda

AUDIO

Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Damien Jurado
Baton Rouge, LA - Mud & Water

Gardens & Villa
Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle  w/ Tycho

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