Wednesday Music News

  • Purity Ring have released a new video for their outstanding single “Fineshrine” from their debut album Shrines, coming out July 24 on Last Gang Records. The video, which documents what appears to be a statued and sickly pair of lovers features plenty of special effects and high-definition dramatic scenes of death and rebirth. Check out the video below, and be sure to catch Purity Ring September 5 at Neumos.

  • “Dreams,” the first single off Other Worlds, the latest album from Victoria Bergsman’s solo project Taken By Trees is available for download in anticipation of the album’s October release. On “Dreams,” which was inspired by a trip to the Hawaiian islands, Bergsman’s soft voice glides over a slowed down dub-infused rhythm, creating a calming and transfixing atmosphere perfect for lazy summer afternoons. For more information and to download the new soothing track head over to Stereogum.
  • The latest video from Justice has all the makings of a great sports movie: underdogs, enormous setbacks, a dark rainy night, a comeback, and a futuristic game involving tanks, baseball, a rollerblade/motorcylce velodrome, and of course, football. The highly stylized video for “New Lands,” off of the 2011 album Audio, Video, Disco, has some definite elements of Tron as a group of athletes adorned in red, white, and blue uniforms do metaphorical and literal battle against a team of cyborgs controlled by evil men in suits and sunglasses. Check out the video, and the nail-biter ending, below

  • Indie rock duo The Helio Sequence released a new song “October” from their upcoming Negotiations. Negotiations is the group’s fifth album, their first since 2008, and will be released on September 11 via Sub Pop records. “October” is a somewhat dark and reverb-drenched track that showcases the band’s more mature sound, although occasionally a hint of pop seems ready to bubble up through lead singer Brandon Summer’s voice. Download the track below and be sure to catch The Helio Sequence at Bumbershoot this September.

  • The Shins have released the video for “It’s Only Life” off their 2012 album Port of Morrow. The moving video for the melancholy song stars a young boy, armed only with a baseball bat, a cape, and an antlered helmet, unknowingly engaged in a battle with growing up, manifested in the form of cute monsters who have taken lead singers James Mercer hostage. Check out the video below, and be sure to catch The Shins in Seattle September 22 at the Paramount Theatre.

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