Thursday Music News

photo by Beth Eisgrau-Heller (view set)

  • Last night, Father John Misty delivered yet another powerful performance on Conan, belting and gyrating his way through the title track of his latest I Love You, Honeybear, out now via Sub Pop. Watch his passionate performance below, and keep track of all these late night musical highlights with KEXP’s TV Eye column. We can’t wait to see the performance he’ll bring on Monday, July 27th when FJM delivers an intimate, acoustic performance at Columbia City Theatre to benefit KEXP’s New Home! (Tickets are on sale now, and won’t last!) [Consequence of Sound]


  • Baltimore post-punk group Lower Dens released a video for the track “Sucker’s Shangri-La,” a highlight from their latest full-length Escape From Evil, out now via Ribbon Music. The clip is set at a karaoke bar with frontwoman Jana Hunter on the screens, Director Zachary Treitz explains in a press release, “The karaoke bars in my neighborhood have these filler videos as a background for the American pop songs. Most of them seem like they’re made in less than a day, start to finish, and they follow a basic formula, even though they’re unique to each song: girl, cars, body of water, shots of architecture. We made our own one with Jana in Baltimore, which was a lot of fun because once you’re in the mindset of those videos you start to see great shots everywhere that would otherwise seem terrible. But the music video itself takes place at a Chinatown karaoke bar, with the incredible Hiro Xu singing along to the video we made with Jana.” Watch below. Lower Dens play next weekend at the Capitol Hill Block Party, and will be LIVE on KEXP Monday, July 27th at 10:00 AM PT. [Stereogum]

  • Brooklyn band A Place To Bury Strangers share a new video, filmed on the rusted Williamsburg Bridge in their ‘hood. Watch the dizzying clip for “Love High” below, a track from their most recent full-length Transfixation, out now via Dead Oceans. (And watch the band’s most recent KEXP in-studio session on the blog here.) [Stereogum]

  • In an excellent example of casting, punk veterans Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, and Grace Jones have been cast in a movie… about Satan’s guitar. Titled Gutterdämmerung, director Bjorn Tagemose declares it to be “the loudest silent movie on Earth.” Pop plays a punk rock angel called Vicious, while Rollins stars as a puritan priest. No release date has been announced yet, but watch the stars and director Tagemose talk about the film below. [Spin]

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