August 2012 Archives

I'm a big fan of Band of Horses, so I was actually thrilled to find the premiere of their latest video over at NPR.org. The song, "Knock, Knock," is unlikely to become one of my favorite BoH songs -- I prefer their slower, moodier stuff -- but the video for it, which approximates one of those crappy elementary school nature ... [Read]

The electronic dance duo Blaqk Audio (Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI) released the first of three videos taking a look into the duo's sophomore album, Bright Black Heaven, which will be released on September 11. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

New Video: Turtle Giant - We Were Kids

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 21, 2012 5:07 PM |
This is the first single from the album "All the Hidden Places," to be released on September 18. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

No Doubt is releasing Push And Shove on Sept. 25. The debut single, "Settle Down," features remixes by Major Lazer, Jonas Quant and Baauer. Check out the video above and the remixes below. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

The lineup for the this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG will include Jack White, Skrillex, M83, NAS, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, The Dismemberment Plan, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands and Justin Jones. The Dance Forest will feature Above & Beyond, Porter & Zedd (Back to Back), Thomas ... [Read]

The Glasgow-based Paws will release Cokefloat on Oct. 9, but the band has made one of the tracks, "Miss American Bookworm" available for streaming. Cokefloat, as the band puts it, is "like a sugar high...with the sugar comedown." Recorded with Rory Attwell (of Test Icicles) at Lightship95, a floating recording studio located on a boat moored at Trinity Buoy ... [Read]

Watch Mika's new video: Celebrate

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 10, 2012 1:24 PM |
The recently out Mika has released the video for “Celebrate”, from his forthcoming album The Origin of Love, due out October 16. The song, written by Mika and featuring Pharrell Williams on vocals, is already a hit in Europe. It was recently performed at the Olympics. Follow @metroweekly ... [Read]

Todrick Hall, a one-time "American Idol" contestant, has released another hit YouTube video, this time with a fairytale request to "Legalize Love." His latest musical mix is a riff off of several pop songs and Disney fables. Some of the famous faces appearing in the video are Janice Dickinson, Shangella, Glozell Green and Lance Bass. ... [Read]