Video: The Entrance Band – “No Needs”

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The Entrance Band collaborated with London fashion brand Sister Jane and photographer Amanda Charchian for the video set to their new Face The Sun single, “No Needs.” Watch the space-themed video below.

For those in the New York area, The Entrance Band are performing a special birthday extravaganza with secret guests for bassist Paz Lenchantin at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn tonight!

Purchase Face the Sun via Beyond Beyond is Beyond.

Video: Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Step Right Up”

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Last week, the Fader premiered the latest video from Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his band of Freaks. Set to the lyrically revealing “Step Right Up,” the video was filmed on location at a Phish concert on their 2013 Summer Tour (can you tell which venue?). About the location choice, Bleeker says “It is my opinion that Phish has the most enthusiastic concert-going music fans in the world. The choice to shoot this video in the parking lot of one of their shows this summer was simple. This was the only large crowd I could think of that would lovingly embrace and interact with a man in an antler helmet without a moment’s pause. ” “Step Right Up” comes off Alex Bleeker & the Freaks 2013 release How Far Away, available via the good folks at Woodsist.

Catch Alex Bleeker and the Freaks live when they perform our post-Phish late-show at Mercury Lounge on December 30.

Video: Wooden Shjips – “Back To Land”

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On Sunday night, Wooden Shjips made their way through Toronto and proved once again how they’re one of the best live psych acts on the scene today. Running through material off their excellent new album, Back To Land, the group kicked into their dark-shrouded fuzz onslaught from the outset. Perhaps inspired by their frontman’s recent move to Colorado, the Shjips new material is brighter and more organic even allowing Ripley’s vocals to poke out from the haze for a few revealing moments. With video-feedback projections offered by Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada, the venue achieved near liftoff—the crowd seemed to almost lose their sense of gravity—as the Shjips blasted through well over an hour of palpitating, bone-rattling psych.

Check our the full list of tour dates along with the video for their new album’s title track below.

Nov 13 – NYC, Mercury Lounge (w/ Cave)
Nov 14 – Brooklyn, Knitting Factory (w/ Cave)
Nov 15 – Philadelphia, Underground Arts (w/ Bardo Pond, Creepoid)
Nov 16 – Baltimore, Ottobar (w/ Purling Hiss, Arbouretum)

Video: Quilt – “Arctic Shark”

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Quilt have released the first video off their forthcoming album Held In Spendlor, which comes out January 28, 2014 on Mexican Summer. Since the release of their debut album in the winter months of 2011, the band has gone through bit of a lineup change with the departure of founding member Taylor McVey, along with the addition of drummer John Andrews and, more recently, bassist Keven Lareau (The Migs, MMOSS). These changes seem to have led the band from it’s folksky origins toward a fuller, more energetic sound that remains decidedly Quilt-y. Watch the video below and be sure to check the band out on their current East Coast tour with labelmates Happy Jawbone Family Band (see below for dates).

Pre-order Held In Splendor via Mexican Summer.

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Video: Superhuman Happiness – “Sentimental Pieces”

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Here’s the latest video from Brooklyn’s Superhuman Happiness, who are playing our show with Os Tropies tomorrow night at The Garrison in Toronto. Our very own Bearded Rainbow will be providing the evening’s projections. RSVP for the show here. We hope to see you there! 

Video: Golden Animals – ” All Your Life”

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Since forming in 2006, longtime friends Tommy Eisner and Linda Beecroft—together known as Golden Animals—have split time between their gritty Brooklyn abode and the sun-soaked lands of the California desert. Crafting songs that draw on inspirations from both of their homes—love, friendship, seclusion—they view their two bases as complementary influences, shaping their sound equally but very differently.

On September 24, Golden Animals will release their new album, Hear Eye Go,  via The Reverberation Appreciation Society in conjunction with Burger Records. The album was recorded by Matt Boynton (MGMT, Kurt Vile) at Vacation Island Recordings, and by the band themselves at their own studio. Joe LaPorta (Foo Fighters, Beach House) mastered the album at The Lodge. Watch the video for “All Your Life” below.

Pre-order Here Eye Go via The Reverberation Appreciation Society.

Video: Night Beats – “The Seven Poison Wonders”

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The Night Beats embark on a Gonzo style journey down the West Coast in their latest video for “The Seven Poison Wonders.” The video finds them in the midst of an encounter with a hitchhiker who turns out to be a road-demon in disguise, presumably depicting their everyday life on the road. Directed by Brendhan Bowers, all footage was shot on 16mm colour negative film thru WA, OR, and CA state.

“The Seven Poison Wonders” comes off their excellent new album Sonic Bloom out September 24th via The Reverberation Appreciation Society and Burger Records. Preorder the album NOW. Night Beats play The Silver Dollar in Toronto on September 5, Brooklyn on November 9 and New York on November 12 (full list of dates below).

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Premiere: The Entrance Band – “Back In The City” (Video)

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The video for “Back In The City,” the latest from LA psych juggernauts The Entrance Band, finds the group cast behind a veil of video-feedback as footage of their hometown races by as if to capture the rapid pace of city life. Taken from their new EP, Dans La Tempete, released last week on Spiritual Pajamas, “Back In The City” recalls the howling garage-rock of earlier Entrance releases, setting itself apart from the more spiritual, French-sung “Le Manque” and the transcendent instrumental “Mellow Fantastic.” While we’re unsure exactly where they’ve been all this time, it seems the city brings out a grittier side of The Entrance Band, and, for now, it’s a pleasure to have them back. Video directed by Brendan Burdzinski.

Purchase the limited 12″ vinyl and digital download of the Dans La Tempete EP via Spiritual Pajamas. Also be sure to read our recent interview with The Entrance Band’s Guy Blakeslee.