Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Video Day #tzaupbeat

A Tribe Called Quest is tearing up people’s ears lately - and for great reason - check out We The People.  Thrilled to have Capital Cities back with a new track and video for Vowels.  Roosevelt has a great new pop album out, and just released this new video for Belong. 


Bonus:  I’m just now finding this video for Laura Mvula’s Ready or Not, covering Fugees!!

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.)