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Watch the New Video for the Luyas’ “Moodslayer”

Premiering earlier today at BOOOOOOOM, the Luyas bring us a brand new video for “Moodslayer” from the album, Too Beautiful to Work. The song delves into the life of a friend dealing with schizophrenia. Director Derrick Belcham created the video to focus “on the dichotomy between the protagonist’s experience of the real and unreal within their psychological construct. They are thrown into a spectacular display of thought forms, settling on archetypes of peace from their youth, but, eventually, they are serenaded back into the unreal where a kind of comfort and control can be maintained.”

Featuring handmade paper animations and a variety of light sequences similar to those used in the Luyas’ live shows, it’s only appropriate the objects in the film are being turned by a record player. The video is a part of a growing artistic collaboration, deemed Schtuff, between the director, Ruby Kato Atwood and Luyas member, Jessie Stein. Enjoy!

A Place To Bury Strangers Announce Tour with The Joy Formidable, Premiere New Video At SPIN

A Place To Bury Strangers premiered their video for “So Far Away” over at SPIN today. Check it out above or HERE. The band will also be touring this spring with the Joy Formidable. Tour dates are listed below and don’t forget that Onwards To The Wall is out February 7!

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Nurses Premiere “Fever Dreams” Video, Album Stream for Dracula

Nurses have debuted the video for “Fever Dreams” on Pitchfork TV. The band followed a natural progression in making the video saying, “The song seemed to have a definite Face to it, and these images — of a face progressively growing in detail, floating, flashing, dancing, not being anywhere/being everywhere — they stuck with us for a while and it became clear that was the universe where the song existed, and that’s the character who sings it.” The dark dreamy visuals both mimic and enhance the song’s woozy appeal.

Dracula is also streaming right now in its entirety at Yours Tru.ly with a unique piece of art from band member James Mitchell. The band has also put together a curated “Live Music Show” for the site Network Awesome full of groovy live performances. Dracula will be released September 20 on Dead Oceans and is available now for pre-order with an instant download of the full album.

 

Watch the New Destroyer Video for “Savage Night at the Opera”

Check out the newest Destroyer video for stand out Kaputt track, “Savage Night at the Opera.” Directed by David Galloway, and shot using just one camera, in a single take, this minimalist approach is a simple, striking trek through the streets of Vancouver. This video could not be more different than Destroyer’s stunning video released earlier this year for “Kaputt.” If you need a refresher, watch that clip here.

Watch the New Video for Frog Eyes’ “The Sensitive Girls”

 

 
This afternoon Stereogum premiered the new, animated video for Frog Eyes’ “The Sensitive Girls” by London-based, Russian artist Marsha Balaeva. For Balaeva, “what attracted [her] most was the theme of urban gloom and despair, where everything you look at is palpably wrong and menacing, yet fascinating in some way.”

 

The animation itself is fully hand-drawn and is made from just under a thousand drawings in ink and pencils. This was the first animation project Balaeva has done in color. At the beginning of the collaboration, Carey Mercer outlined his vision of this song, a mixture of “street despair”, faux-religious imagery, and the dream of fleeing dark places. This loose outline gave her the main theme for the storyline. He also came up with the finishing sequence, when the bird is flying out into the light of a crystal pyramid.

The majority of the city backdrops are based on actual streets and buildings of Liverpool, Manchester and London. A lot of the characters and objects can be traced back to various religious cults and practices, like the dog with the pins. In Kongo, wooden figurines of dogs and men were used by ‘baganga’ (healers) to perform rituals, and if themagic was successful a nail was added to it, so the most powerful objects were studded with nails.

For more information on Marsha Balaeva’s artwork, please visit visit her site here.

 

 

One of our favorite Canadian music channels, AUX.TV, recorded a great in-depth interview with Carey Mercer in which he discusses music, poetics, and where Frog Eyes fits in the artistic spectrum. The second video features an incredibly moving, acoustic version of “Violent Psalms.” Both videos are part of AUX.TV’s interview and performance series “What You See Is What You Get,” and you can see those and more here.

 

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