Wednesday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis just released the official music video for “Can’t Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton. Watch it now:

  • One album we still can’t get over from last year is Parquet Courts Light Up Gold - the Brooklyn punk that came from the melding of members of Fergus & Geronimo and Teenage Cool Kids. Noisey apparently followed them on that tour - from Mexico to London and all across America, and filmed the whole thing. Want to know what it’s like to tour with one of our favorites? The documentary will be out on April 17th, and you can see the preview for Light Up Gold Road Trip Tour below. [Impose]

  • As if Flume’s music wasn’t beautiful and prismatic enough, the new video for “More Than You Thought” off his self-titled debut is wonderfully magical. His upcoming Australian tour is called the “Infinity Prism Tour” and here we see this so called “infinity prism” levitate a very futuristic looking woman, and when the track shifts beats colors explode in glorious refractions. Check it out below. [Pitchfork]

  • Surfer Blood has a very interesting new video out for a track called “Demon Dance” - an insecure security guard falls in love with a woman from the office building and seems to grapple with his demons in a million different fantasies. Most interestingly, besides the reverb heavy apparently Hound of the Baskerville influenced track, the video was directed by Malia James of Dum Dum Girls. See it at Rolling Stone.
  • Camera Obscura released a charming riff filled single “Do It Again” from their upcoming album Desire Lines. Bubbly in all the right places while Tracyann Campbell‘s wilting vocals bounce and bob. [Pitchfork]

  • La’s Kisses have a sexy new single “Air Conditioning” from their upcoming Kids in LA. In keeping with the album title, the track wonders how to even leave the house to “the record store, to hear a tape of the latest high school favorites.” Catchy and danceable in that 80s lonely pop synth way, the track foreshadows a moody disco feeling on the upcoming album. [Prefix]

  • Apparently Monday’s video featuring Vampire Weekend and Steve Buscemi was just a teaser for today’s - watch Buscemi and VW’s “first meeting.” Buscemi plays the part of clueless older wannabe mentor , at times chiming in uninvited with the band on both keyboard and vocals, while also suggesting that he use his email list from his AOL account to boost their sales. For their part VW play the part of apathetic, trendy, not very good at humoring people indie band. [Pitchfork]

  • I can’t think of a producer I would rather wake up to a new track from - and today we can wake up to the sweet music of Bibio has “You” from his upcoming album. The track somehow manages to capture perfectly both totally blissfully languid while still being glitch filled, energetic, and head-bobbing, and even a little romantic. Stream below. [Stereogum]

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