If you had told me even five years ago that I’d be watching as many videos on my computer as I do now, I would have scoffed, but, hoo-boy, are there a lot a new videos out this week — so many to watch while at work! A bunch of them are even from albums that haven’t been released yet, but I’ll get to those later. First, here are a few headlines:
Don’t make fun of Morrissey‘s voice. As he told the crowd during his shortened show in Boston, “Unfortunately, it will not just be the emotions cracking tonight, but my voice as well.” Due to strained vocal cords, Moz left the stage and, under doctor’s orders, canceled (or more likely postponed) his Northampton, MA, and Philadelphia shows. Unless you’re in those areas, there’s no need to stow away your creepers and velvet sportcoat just yet, as no other dates are expected to be cut. And prepare yourself for the headline puns. Indeed, some jokes are better than others.
You can now be satisfied with more than just 30 second clips from the new Interpol record. Just released is this video for the ubiquitous single “The Heinrich Maneuver”:
The now clean-and-sober Ryan Adams appears to be at the top of his game. His recent show at the Hiro Ballroom in NYC has the bloggers glowing. This recent video of “Off Broadway” from the newly released Easy Tiger features Ryan and the gang all gussied up in their studio.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will soon release an EP of not exactly new (though maybe new to you) songs that appeared in various places but not on an actual album. Here’s a moody new video for “Down Boy,” which appeared on a limited edition split 7″ single with Liars released in Japan and Australia. It will soon to be in your sticky hands on the Isis EP.
Portland band Blitzen Trapper‘s latest, Wild Mountain Nation, is a gloriously mixed bag of musical genres, with songs ranging from western twang to freak-out noise. Check out this video, of the latter variety, for “Devil’s A-Go-Go”: