Saturday, May 30, 2020

Video Day #tzachill

YELLE was rocking my iPod in the early aughts, and happy to see their back with the laid back Je t’aime encore video and single. Long time TZA favorite, Teddy Thompson finally released a new album this weekend, along with this video for Brand New. AURORA released a delicately beautiful video for Exist For Love.

BONUS: Sea Wolf is another aughts favorite with a new album out, and this great fan collaboration video created in this time of social distancing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Tessa Violet is speaking for all of us in her new single and video for Bored.   You might think two Declan McKennas are better than one in his (their?) new video for The Key to Life on Earth. I caught Boy Harsher back at Now That’s Class just over a year ago and loved their dark, dank synth sound - fully on display in their new video for for Electric. 

Bonus:  I find myself, like many, taken with the rise of DaBaby.  There’s something about him, and his rap style, that I find so satisfying.  While this video may not have usually made my Video Day post, I couldn’t help but also be taken by the sight of a Cleveland Browns jersey in a video!  When was the last time that happened??

Perfume Genius / Streaming (5/15/20)

If you haven’t listened to the new Perfume Genius album, you should. Recently, Pitchfork announced their new Listening Club series with their first live stream happening this past Friday night.  More on that below, but once you got past some awkward live banter and Q&A (I give them credit, it was a first), Perfume Genius took to what I assume was his living room and played a wonderful set.  Almost as wonderful as his cat playing with this mic cord throughout the performance.

"On the first episode of ‘Listening Club,’ special guest Perfume Genius discusses and performs songs from his new album Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, the follow-up to his excellent 2018 album No Shape. The episode will be hosted by Pitchfork’s Editor-in-Chief Puja Patel, Reviews Editor Jeremy Larson, and Senior Editor Jillian Mapes. Set My Heart on Fire is out today via Matador."

(Via Watch Perfume Genius on the Premiere of Pitchfork’s “Listening Club” | Pitchfork.)

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Video Day #tzaupbeat

KAYTRANADA is leaving it all on the dance floor in their new video for Need It feat. Masego.  Charlie XCX finished up her quarantine album, and released this quite satisfying green screen video for claws.  I recently discovered Boniface, and am really loving their 80’s inspired feel of their single and video for It’s A Joke. 

Bonus:  Local synth rock heros, Key to the Mint released their new video for Factory.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Video Day #tzachill

Five years (and seemingly 2 kids) since her last full release, Selah Sue puts out this touching new video for her new single You.  If there’s one thing you can rely on, is that Destroyer knows how to make a visually stunning video, which he’s done for his new single foolssong.  Trampled By Turtles just released a socially distant video for the apropos We All Get Lonely.

Bonus:  Glass Animals just released this amazing video, made in quarantine, for the single Dreamland.  I’d really recommend sticking with the beginning and seeing this video through.  It’s pretty spectacular.

Righteous Babe Radio!

Well this is interesting.  Ani DiFranco is starting up a new online radio format!  As big of a fan as I am, I’m not sure I see myself logging on to never-ending Righteous stream often - but I can imagine popping in here and there!  I’ll let them provide the explanation...

"Righteous babe radio will feature some previously unreleased live ani shows from the archives. Many of these will come straight off the board tapes and have not been edited/mixed at all. They are simply, As Is! These shows will air Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CDT and a new show will be added every week. Some live singles from these shows will be mixed into the daily broadcast too, including new and unreleased songs, so you never know when you’re going to hear something brand new. Before these live shows, at 8pm CDT, to really set the mood, we will feature an hour of music from the many wonderful artists whom I’ve had the privilege of sharing the stage with. We will also be featuring an interview series airing Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Noon and again at 5pm CDT."

(Via Radio – righteousbabe.)