Mike Okada

Thee Oh Sees “Minotaur”

from the album 'Floating Coffin', out April 16 on Castle Face Records.

Thee Oh Sees originally began as a creative outlet for frontman John Dwyer (of Pink and Brown, Coachwhips, and The Hospitals) to indulge his experimental tendencies that gradually grew into a full band with over twelve albums in their discography.  “Minotaur” is the new video off their latest album, Floating Coffin, and is shot in the [...]

 Mike Okada

When Saints Go Machine “Love And Respect” feat. Killer Mike

from the album 'Infinity Pool', out May 28, 2013 on !K7 Records.

“Love and Respect” is When Saints Go Machine’s first single off their sophomore album, Infinity Pool, and features the Copenhagen quartet doing an unexpected collaboration with Southern rapper Killer Mike on this dark and brooding synth-driven beat.  The video paints a dystopian vision of the future where the last surviving revolutionary is being desperately hunted by [...]

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The National “Demons”

from the album "Trouble Will Find Me", available May 21, 2013.

The brand new video for “Demons” is our first glimpse into The National’s feverishly anticipated new album, Trouble Will Find Me, coming out May 21st.  It’s been three long years since High Violet, but the band is picking up right where they left off with Matt Berninger’s moody baritone and introspective lyrics, combined with their trademark melancholic melody.  [...]

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Snowblink “Inner Mini-Mississippi”

from the album 'Inner Classics', released September 11, 2012 on Arts & Crafts.

Snowblink’s new video for “Inner Mini-Mississippi” is something a little different from all the usual big budget music video productions we see these days, and it seems to relish its charmingly back to basics style.  Shot in what looks like a single room, the video focuses on the hypnotic hula-hooping of two young women to [...]

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Stars “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It”

from the album 'True North', released September 4, 2012 on ATO Records.

Star’s new video for “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Get It” is a lyric video that, true to their name, takes place in the vastness of space, full of orbiting planets, lights, and lens flares, with the words literally written among the stars.  The Canadian indie pop quintet is [...]

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The Ocean – behind the scenes

A candid look at the recording process behind 'Pelagial', out April 30 on Metal Blade.

The Ocean (aka The Ocean Collective) is an experimental post-metal sextet from Berlin who are gearing up for the late April release of their sixth album, “Pelagial”.  The video is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at The Ocean’s creative process in the studio and the challenges they faced, which included the near paralysis of vocalist Loic [...]

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Toro Y Moi “Never Matter”

from the album 'Anything In Return', released January 22, 2013 on Carpark Records.

Toro y Moi has a way of blending together a myriad of different styles, which is apparent not only in his music but in everything from his background (half Filipino, half African-American) to his nom de plume, which is two thirds Spanish, one third French.  His music continually defies genre, as you can hear the [...]

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Generationals “Put a Light On”

from the album 'Heza' out April 2 on Polyvinyl Records.

“Put a Light On” was the first song I’d heard from The Generationals and it made me immediately check their tour listings for a Vancouver stop.  Seems I have to be at the Biltmore on June 13th.  The song has a synthy electronic beat to it with Dirty Projectors-ish vocals, making the music hard to [...]

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Feeding People “Big Mother”

from the album 'Island Universe', released February 5, 2013 on Innovative Leisure.

Feeding People is headed by 19 year old Jessie Jones, a vocal powerhouse with some vicious pipes that have drawn comparisons to a young Grace Slick (of Jefferson Airplane) and Janis Joplin.  Equally impressive is that this group of teenagers, who just dropped their sophomore album last February, has already shared the stage with Thom Yorke.  [...]

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Matt Mays “Indio”

from the album 'Coyote', released September 4, 2012 on Sonic Records.

The new video for “Indio” will definitely kickstart your summer mode as it shows off everything that makes the season so awesome.  It’s a perfect complement to the weather we’ve been having lately as it fittingly takes place on the beach, where the modes of transportation are either motorbikes or surfboards.  It’s an ode to [...]