French surf-noir band La Femme released a zany new music video for “Exorciseur” from their 2016 full-length, “Mystère.” Check out the video below:
The video was directed by La Femme and features the band on the road complete with costumes, razor blades, and trippy filters that match the funky bassline and haunting synths. La Femme released their new album “Mystère” worldwide which, continued to leave a huge mark on modern Paris’s cultural landscape, with the two sides of the city – the glamour and the grit – engrained in their music. Returning to a more psychedelic sound and a range of guest vocalists that slice through the starkest of electro beats, “Mystère” sees the French pop connoisseurs celebrating all that’s wonderful about their city.
“Mystère” reached the second place in the French digital charts, 8th place in the overall French charts, and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the French Music Awards 2017. Ever since the release of their debut album “Psycho Tropical Berlin,” that topped the French digital charts and saw the band appear on national television as the Best New Band of the year at the French Music Awards, La Femme’s rise has only gained momentum with fans.
YOURFRENDS have recently their first official video for their song “Chicago Kid” from their upcoming project titled “Just Mondays.” Check out the song below:
Directed by K Shack, the video shows off the YOURFREDS members in the city streets bringing to light the hardships that everyday Chicago kids must face growing up. The violence in the urban landscape is an uneasy and dangerous place and the song shows of the group’s ability to raise awareness important issues about their roots. Just as there’s no “I” in team, there’s no “I” in YOURFRENDS, and the group is working together to create art as a holistic team.
The trio consists of Thee Unique, Franchika and Tyler, they started under Chance the Rapper’s guidance and are clearly capable of combining strong messages mixed with creativity. To stay up to date with YOURFRENDS, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud.
Twin Seas have shared a new music video for their single “Surf Wave” from their album self-titled debut album coming out on Sept. 29. Check out the west coast lifestyle video here:
Hailing from East-LA and inspired by 80s new wave, 60s psychedelia and their own Latin roots, Twin Seas was created by Eduardo Bueno and Jose Cruz who later enlisted Fabian Marquez and Carlos Canovas. Together they have created a fresh soundscape with “Surf Wave” that leads the listener on a voyage of warm tones and sun-kissed melodies. After forming in 2016, Twin Seas have made a name for themselves in the LA indie rock scene, playing to excited, energetic, and loyal audiences all over the SoCal area. In a short time, the band has perfected the art of live performance.
Twin Seas completed their self-titled record earlier this year at their home studio at La Mina, in the neighborhood of City Terrace. For this debut, they recruited the help of vocalist Chrisol and the rhythm section from Chicano Batman who are both featured on the record. The band’s distinct sound, dubbed “New Wave-Dream Pop”, is sure to provide the quintessential soundtrack for a summer day.
Check out tour dates below:
10/1 – DBA Residency
10/8 – Redwood Bar
10/13 – Halloween Civic Center
10/14 – Orale Fest @ The Vortex
10/26 – Epic Bar
11/5 – DBA Residency
11/8 – Off Beat Bar
12/3 – DBA Residency
So-Cal native Grizfolk’s new video for “In My Arms” has been released in collaboration with Jamie N Commons and has gained 2.2 million streams on Spotify since its release. Check out the video here:
The song draws on a wide range of backgrounds from its varied bandmates, which consist of frontman Adam Roth, bassist Brendan Willing James, drummer Billy Delia, keyboardist Sebastian Fritze and guitarist Fredrik Eriksson. The band has become known for their textured sound, graceful melodies and sprawling guitars mixed in with edgy electronics.
The idea behind “In My Arms” came when Adam Roth was recovering from surgery on a hemorrhagic polyp and was rendered unable to speak for two weeks and unable to fully sing for two months. Through the recovery, Adam was able to rebuild his voice and concentrate on new beginnings.
“Those two weeks of sitting in my apartment alone, literally speechless, were some of the most interesting and important days of my life,” Roth said. “Jamie came along at almost the exact time that I was losing my voice, and we suddenly had our first duet. I pretty much thought about everything a guy could think about during those weeks, and for the most part realized how I took a lot of things for granted in my life. I wake up everyday now and remind myself how fortunate I am to be able to still do what I love.”
During the summer of 2016 the band would get together and start their writing sessions with a round table discussion of sorts on current events.
“When Jamie came by one day for a co-write we had a beat and a start of a melody already but no theme,” said Brendan Willing James. “I mentioned an idea of the ‘falling dream,’ the one where you jolt awake right before, or as you hit the ground in a breathless state.”
The band took that idea and looked at it through the lens of a relationship, where those ripples would be felt by the person lying next to you.
“‘In My Arms’ came from a place of wanting to comfort someone in times of trouble and distress, which couldn’t be more important in any given time, especially right now,” said James.
For the video the band wanted to take the viewer on a journey through various emotions depicting the chaos, distractions and loneliness of daily life, along with the security and safety that comes from companionship and empathy in the midst of turmoil. Working with Thomas Leisten Schneider at Wolf at the Door, a production company in Venice Beach, they agreed on the idea of capturing the magic of Los Angeles at night. Unlike most major U.S. cities, Los Angeles is not a “city that never sleeps,” so Thomas and the band decided to shoot car scenes at night on the empty LA streets to capture the dream like state of the song.
“In My Arms” is Grizfolk’s follow up to their debut full length album “Waking Up The Giants” that was filled with arena ready, expansive melodies that led to tours with Bastille and X Ambassadors, festival appearances at Firefly, Hangout, Bottlerock and Voodoo and late night TV performances on Late Night with David Letterman and CONAN. To support the single the band will be touring the East Coast this fall.
Detroit Psych-rock trio Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor released a new trippy and artistic video for their single “See you in the Mourning” from their upcoming album “Lavender Blood” coming out on October 27. Check out the sublime video here:
The single is the second track from the group’s upcoming album “Lavender Blood,” and it’s about the last conversation had with a friend before their passing. The song features a classic guitar within a textured and layered rhythm section that is perfect for hypnotic swaying to in the spacey night.
The band’s fourth album feeds on the blend of blissfulness and terror, a departure from their previous release “Desert Brain.” The new album was recorded in a remote lodge nestled in the woods of northern Michigan, taking advantage of the building’s large cathedral ceiling and open floor plan to a unique experience that fans will surely enjoy.
The band have shared the stage with the likes of The Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Nick Turner’s Hawkwind and played festivals such as Mid-Point, Montreal Distortion Psych Fest, SXSW, and CBGB Music & Film Festival.