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WATCH: Mumford & Sons Release Trailer for Railroad Revival Tour Film ‘Big Easy Express’

6 Feb


Today, Mumford & Sons revealed the trailer for their upcoming tour documentary Big Easy Express, which contains footage from the band’s 2011 Railroad Revival Tour in the U.S. alongside Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. The tour saw the three bands living, eating, sleeping and recording onboard 15 vintage railcars, and the documentary is set to premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. You can watch the trailer for Big Easy Express above.

Mumford & Sons are currently working on the follow-up to 2009’s Sigh No More.


Listen: The Shins – “September” (B-Side)

6 Feb


Last month, The Shins released “Simple Song,” the lead single from the band’s upcoming studio album Port Of Morrow, along with the announcement that the song will be receiving 7″ honours next week. Today, the band premiered “September,” the official b-side to the 7″ single, along with a visual accompaniment that takes visual cues and inspiration from Jacob Escobedo’s artwork for the Port Of Morrow cover. You can give the song a listen above, courtesy of Record Store Day.

Along with the release of “September,” The Shins have announced additional tour dates, including a performance at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival. Give The Shins’ tour itinerary a look after the jump, with newly added dates in bold.

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WATCH: Bradford Cox Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy”

6 Feb


In celebration of the release of Leonard Cohen‘s newest LP Old Ideas, Columbia has put together a new video series “Old Ideas With New Friends” in which bands perform in-studio covers of Leonard Cohen songs. Following in the footsteps of Cults and Cold War KidsDeerhunter frontman Bradford Cox took to the studio to perform a cover of Cohen’s “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy,” which you can watch above.

WATCH: Nicolas Jaar – “Materials” (Official Video)

6 Feb


For being only 22-years-old, American-Chilean musician Nicolas Jaar has taken his music to a highly conceptual and experimental level, a plane that a lot of musicians tend to reach only once they’ve exhausted what they did best in the first place. Sure, Jaar’s music may seem weird or eccentric upon first listening to it, but since when was weird or eccentric ever a bad thing? Not only that, but Jaar has a knack for taking simplistic ideas or concepts and running with it in exciting ways. Sounds that you may have thought would not work do just the opposite in Jaar’s world of ambient instrumentation, they just seem to fit beautifully. What is even more impressive is that he put out not only two EPs last year, but a full length LP, titled Space Is Only Noise, on top of that.

Now, Jaar has released a brand new video for his song “Materials,” which comes across as a strange move considering the song comes from his 2010 EP Mark & Angels. Nonetheless, the music video fits perfectly into Jaar’s bizarre world, with a young version of himself succumbing to a dark and twisted nightmare. You can watch the Pondr-directed video and all it’s nightmarish goodness above, courtesy of The Fader.

WATCH: Feist – “The Bad In Each Other” (Official Video)

31 Jan


Today, Feist let loose the official video for the song “The Bad In Each Other,” which was featured on her latest LP Metals. The video was directed by Martin de Turah in Mexico, and, as the artist explained via Twitter, the video is a look into how we interact as human beings. Take a look at the video in the player above, and below you can read Feist’s full explanation of the video’s message:

“This video captures glimpses of something human. We get a peek inside something real between people. Could be loss, longing and love. A lot of things which is about being a human being….It is told in a way where it opens up more aspects than it concludes. Maybe something we can’t grasp, but it points at it or touches it and leaves us with different kinds of emotions. You could think about the video like a song or a poem, and different people will connect to different things …and those connections might be different from time to time when they watch it…”

WATCH: And the Giraffe – “Underground Love” (Official Video)

26 Jan


Following the release of their first EP Something for Someone, Florida dream folk duo And the Giraffe, comprised of Nick Roberts and Josh Morris, have let loose the visuals for their song “Underground Love.” Shot with the help of Harrison Sanborn over the course of two or three days in Los Angeles, the video is a charming and heartwarming tale of love. What is even more impressive is that the video cost $0 to make, other than the cost of parking and food. Check it out for yourself above, and head here to purchase the Something for Someone EP.

WATCH: Cold War Kids Cover Leonard Cohen’s “There Is A War”

26 Jan


In less than one week, Leonard Cohen‘s first album in eight years, titled Old Ideas, is set to be released via Columbia Records. In honour of the music icon, Columbia has gathered together a number of musicians, who are also fans of Mr. Cohen, and brought them into the studio to record a covers series called Old Ideas With New Friends. Courtesy of Filter, we have video footage of Cold War Kid‘s cover of Cohen’s “There Is A War,” a song which they call “striking.” Check out the footage from within the recording studio above.

Old Ideas is out on January 31st via Columbia Records.

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