There is no better way to start your week off than with a behind-the-scenes look at Major Lazer’s new music video! Filmed in Kingston, JA, the “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” sneak peek features both clips from the actual video, plus shots of all that went into the making of. Watch above. Keep your eye out for the official video – out later this week.
We’re not finished yet! Major Lazer brings you the fourth installment of LAZER STRIKES BACK. Download the mixtape HERE. We should also mention that Free The Universe is out next Tuesday. Here’s your chance to pre-order at SC Distribution, iTunes or Amazon.
Suuns bring you their new video for the song “2020.” Directed by Sabrina Ratte, the video is a dazzling walk through Suuns live performance, shaken up with strobes and moving geometric shapes. What you see is really what you’re seeing – watch the video above or at Consequence of Sound, where it premiered this morning.
In addition to the new video, we are happy to share the pre-order for Suuns’ sophomore album, Images Du Futur. Out on March 5, the record is available at SC Distribution, Amazon and iTunes (comes with a free download of “2020″). When you order the deluxe bundle from SCD, you’ll receive Images Du Futur on CD and Lavender Smog colored vinyl (while supplies last), Zeroes QC vinyl, glossy poster featuring the cover art and a digital download of the new album (redeemable immediately upon purchase).
Dave Hartley, the man behind Nightlands and bassist for The War On Drugs, releases his sophomore album Oak Island. The record is a sci-fi exploration of love – a journey only available in an aural space. It is easy to fall in love with this album and after a listen or two, you’ll find it increasingly hard to go. A certain curiosity grows into everlasting fascination. Don’t believe me? Start with the new video and let us know how it goes (watch above).
“The pairing of these beautifully harmonized vocals with drum beats that go back and forth between a lazy laid back afternoon day and the busy decent into night life give Oak Island a sense of late 1970s summer touched with golden sunlight.” – The Vinyl District
“Oak Island is both an untamed beast and an inviting fantasy world worth inhabiting.” – eMusic
“So it goes on Oak Island, 35 minutes of romantic and robotic soft rock, a crush mixtape for the Uncanny Valley….it’s a fantastic accompaniment for winter: so much of the digitally processed and pitch-shifted guitar shimmers like tinsel, the percussion jingles, nylon strings, and dulcimers contribute to a mix that’s thick and boozy as eggnog.” – PITCHFORK
Cayucas are coming at you with their awesome new video for “High School Lover,” starring lead singer Zach Yudin and his band: Ben Yudin on bass (twin brother to Zach), Banah Winn on keys and Casey Wojtalewicz on drums. Missing in the action is guitar player Christian Koons. Although the video isn’t a complete narrative, Director Cameron Dutra called on the song’s origin when putting it all together. He tells us “‘High School Lover’ is about a girl who would write Zach love letters, yet he would never respond despite actually liking her back. I tried to abstract the idea of a high school girl’s notebook with doodles and sketches into stop motion graphics and titles.” Watch above!
“High School Lover” is found on Cayucas’s debut album, Bigfoot – out officially on April 30! Check out the album artwork above and the tracklisting below! Bigfoot was produced by none other than Richard Swift (record at his studio too!).
Tracklisting for Bigfoot
2. High School Lover
3. Will “The Thrill”
4. A Summer Thing
5. East Coast Girl
6. Deep Sea
7. Ayawa ‘kya
Nite Jewel shares her new video for the song “Memory Man.” Premiering earlier at the fashion site Refinery29, the video was directed by Angus Borsos of Helium Castle Pictures. Ramona takes center stage in this one and it’s a truly gorgeous work. Enjoy above.
See Nite Jewel live in Australia! Ramona kicks off her tour TODAY at Barrymores Music Hall. The full list of shows is available below!