Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Clean Bandit is back on the scene with Rockabye ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie.  Speaking of being back on the scene, I’ve been missing Dillon Francis’ recent singles - but now it’s time to catch up, starting with Anywhere ft. Will Heard.  Sinkane is back with a beautifully soulful track and video for U’Huh.

Bonus:  Cleveland’s own Cloud Nothings have a new video for Modern Act.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Video Day #tzaupbeat

An incredibly infectious new song by Röyksopp for Never Ever ft. Susanne Sundfør.  Grimes recently dropped 7 videos at once, but I’ll just stick with one of my favorites, Belly of the Beat.  Junior Boys get weird with their video for Kiss Me All Night.

Even though I wasn’t real impressed with Kishi Bashi in concert, I still love this song, and the appropriate video for Say Yeah.

Video Day #tzachill

This new Helado Negro struck me out of nowhere with it’s superb electro-loungy vibe, particularly in this video for It’s My Brown Skin.  Foxygen continues to charm me in some inexplicable way, and that continues with this video for Follow The Leader.  Grouplove gives one of a series of videos created by a Genero artist (more details here).

Bonus:   Sin Fang’s new video is something I haven’t seen before in his music video for Lost Girls - check for yourself.

Article: What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? | Smart News | Smithsonian

It’s happened a time or two. 

"So why do so many get the chills when the music is just right? ‘The chills is a sensation we get when we’re cold. It doesn’t really make sense that your hair would stand on end, or that you’d get these goosebumps in response to music,’ Matthew Sachs, an author of the paper, tells Sample. ‘We think that the connectivity between the auditory cortex and these other regions is allowing music to have that profound emotional response in these people. It’s very hard to know whether or not this is learned over time, or whether these people naturally had more fibers. All we can say is there are differences that might explain the behavior we see.’"

(Via What Happens in the Brain When Music Causes Chills? | Smart News | Smithsonian.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Video Day #tzaupbeat

OMG, Austra has a new album coming out (1/20/17) and a new video for Utopia.  RÜFÜS DU SOL has a new video Innerbloom!  STRFKR is back with a silly new video for Open Your Eyes (and will be coming back to the Beachland 2/10/17)

BONUS: New Order’s new video of People on the High Line.

Video Day #tzachill

The Tallest Man on Earth has a minimal new video out for Rivers, showcasing his music’s subtlety and beauty.  Everyone has been raving about this new Solange album, and here’s the video for Don’t Touch My Hair.  The Hidden Cameras are back with a country-tinged video for Twilight of the Season.

Bonus: I wish I was as excited about Kid Cudi as I used to be - maybe this new album will help.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Video Day #ANOHNI

I’ve been loving the new ANOHNI album and she’s been dropping these videos pretty quickly.  Each one powerful in their own right. I should also note that they’re not without some controversy… ANOHNI Discusses Regrets About Working With Apple And The Pitfalls Of The Modern Music Industry.

Bonus:  Changing things up after this trilogy, ANOHNI puts out a visually stunning video for Hopelessness.  You can get some more details on this video here

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Video Day #tzachill

Woods has a new video for probably one of my favorite songs of the Summer with Politics of Free. Basia Bulat is back with a new video for Infamous.  A great new video for I Wanna Boi by PWR BTTM (who was just here). 

liv, (a "Swede-pop supergroup that features her alongside members of Miike Snow and Peter Bjorn & John as well as Jeff Bhasker, the American producer who is the father of Lykke Li’s baby”) has a sweet (albeit NSFW) video for Wings of Love.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Video Day #tzaupbeat

I’m still a little salty about AlunaGeorge canceling their Cleveland show at the Beachland, but I’ll still share this new video for Mean What I Mean. BORNS is still putting out videos for his great album, and for this great song - American Money.  Years & Years are with a video for Meteorite.

BONUS:  I know it’s not *brand* new, but Lady Gaga is back (and maybe kinda sexy?) in this frenetic video for Perfect Illusion.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Video Day #tzaupbeat

I already loved this song by Troye Sivan, but this rework with Alessia Cara is is pretty amazing - with a frolicking fun video for the Fall.  A new Starfucker video for Never Ever. Bomba Estéreo releases a fun new video for Soy Yo. 

Bonus:  Cleveland’s own Marcus Alan Ward (formerly Freeze-tag) has a new video out for Little Sunshine.  Some further details below.

"You may have heard of Cleveland’s self taught multi-instrumentalist Marcus Alan Ward under his other moniker, Freeze-Tag, but as of August 2014, he’s shed that name and started recording under his own. He says that it draws distinction to the fact that he’s a one man composer and it’s more honest, and we couldn’t agree more. His a music is a combination between psychedelic pop, rock, and funk, and we are so excited to be premiering his latest music video."

(Via Marcus Alan Ward, "Little Sunshine" | Video | Impose Magazine.)