Thomas Dybdahl releases a video and new single from his acclaimed album The Great Plains. Hailing from Norway, Dybdahl has been around for a decade and a half-ish now with The Great Plains being his seventh studio album. His voice is rich and engaging and his music full of warmth and pathos and languid emotion. That said, this new single sees Dybdahl getting almost, well, funky, the geeky lo-fi groove coming across a bit like Beck meets Whitest Boy Alive. We love it, and the album, and Dybdahl generally. We hope you do too.
Only a few days have gone by since the band released its new video, and it’s already stirring controversy among mental health workers and institutions, who think the video taps into wrong stereotypes. The English band from Leicester had a great year last year and this album is a reflection of it. Guitarist and vocalist Serge Pizzorno said: “I wrote a proper feel-good album. It’s just the pure positive and complete opposite of what’s going on at the moment because that’s where I was as a human being. “This was my reaction against the rest of the world.” I think maybe Read more »
This L.A.-based trio, who were once mentored by Prince, have a brand new video for this track from their 2016 debut LP We Are KING. Twins Paris and Amber Strother and their friend Anita Bias actually started work on this album about 3 years ago, which was when ‘In The Meantime’ was first released. At the time no less a figure than Prince was championing them, who like an increasing amount of people had cottoned on to them after they started putting their self-written and produced tracks up on Soundcloud. The video, directed by David Devaux, is a clever animation Read more »
This week´s new reels is just what we needed: GOOD! Souvenir Shop Rock – Savoy Motel I feel like telling you about the band (which I have to confess is new to us) would spoil it, since we LOVE their official bio, so you absolutely must check it out. Its like the sidekicks of different 70´s TV shows decided to get together and boogie. Hurray for revival bands and glittery hot pants. Their press release states “Burning brighter than a building on fire and 10 times groovier than most white acts on the scene today, Savoy Motel have all the potential to completely Read more »
Canadian Electronic pop Junior Boys have released a second single from their first album in five years Big Black Coat, following the release of the title track Big Black Coat earlier this year. No One’s Business – Junior Boys This new video is evocative and distressing but the music is still chill and velvety. It shows a man doing shaving, wearing makeup and doing very creepy stuff. The set up itself is disturbing, but the song has their distinctive, classy sound. Love it!
Brooklyn based Frances Cone (Christina Cone, Andrew Doherty and Alex Baron) have released the single Arizona, from their upcoming album Late Riser and we found it soothing and intriguing. Arizona – Frances Cone The video is directed by Frank Jerky and tells the story of Christina Cone´s brother, director Stephen Cone and the experience of growing up with a Southern Baptist preacher as a father. Unfortunately, we dont know much more of them, we found another song by them and their official website but we are hoping to hear more and listen to the whole album once it´s out. *Featured image taken from http://static.flavors.me/dynamic_images/custom/65deaaef777349d58dc99496a2990c08
New Order is back with a brand new video for “Restless” released on August 18th, 2015. New Wave pioneers are back with a brand new video. The band formed in 1980 is back after a 10 year studio break, this time without bassist and vocalist Peter Hook, but they bring a new, upbeat sound to this new adventure. Restless – New Order The band news no introduction but we here at MVD are very aware of the fact we have yet to do a post on them. We will try to right this wrong ASAP. The album “Music Complete” was Read more »
The American singer-songwriter’s latest single and video contains a wonderful love and revenge story. Directed by the Chilean-Argentine director Clara Aranovitch and starring Edi Gathegi, who you may recognize from X-Men: First Class, and Australian actress Caitlin Stasey, the story deals with the two leads being abused by a trio because of their blindness. In the midst of this they find each other, fall in love and ultimately get their own back on their tormentors. I love the track alone, which is taken from his fabulous recent album Fresh Blood, but the video is one of my favourites this year. Read more »