World Premeire: Hollis Brown – Cold City

A lot has changed since the last time I saw the band Hollis Brown (4/24/2011). They sort of had this face melting, southern rock sound to them. They were really good at what they did. Their stage presence was out of control. I don’t know if life has pointed them into a new light or some hearts have been broken or what. But I feel like their new sound is what’s shaping them into an amazing band.

Now don’t chew my head off, but the first time I listened to this new track "Cold City" yesterday, It gave me the same tingly sensation I got in my feet the first time I listened to The Black Keys. Judge for yourself and let me know what you think. Shot right in our backyard, here is the world premeire of Hollis Brown’s new video Cold City. The video sort of reminds me of the beginning of “How to Make It in America” once it gets going. Enjoy!

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Grimes – Oblivion

tUnE-yArDs release video for ‘Gangsta’

On the heels of ‘Bizness’ comes the latest video from tUnE-yArDs 2011 release, w h o k i l l, ‘Gangsta‘. It was directed by Merrill Garbus herself. Definitely a different style than their last release, but still worth a look. Check it out!

Future Islands Unveil “Balance” Video, We All Swoon

So if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably still got Future Islands last album playing on repeat — and luckily for all of us, Thrill Jockey will be bringing us the Baltimore synth-pop trio’s newest, On The Water, on October 11th.

To visually capture these heart-breaking and simultaneously soothing tunes is our good friend and previous Future Islands music video director, Jay Buim, who takes us on a stroll through what feels like endless summer in some of New Jersey’s hidden gems. So go ahead, play it over and over and over again until you get mad at your make-believe boyfriend for not pushing you around in a shopping cart and gently sweeping the hair out of your eyes. Oh, is that just me? Le sigh.

Future Islands – Balance from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Check out Buim’s video for “Tin Man” after the jump and, since he’s a man of many talents, be sure to swing on by Good Company this Saturday to get a taste of the this one half of Rude Dudes’ DJ skillz.

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Memory Tapes: “Yes I Know”

La confidentiál played Escape From New York

Last Saturday La confidentiál played a roof top show in Bushwick. Despite some rain clouds, the skyline view was phenomenal. Video of that is below.

Woodkid – Iron

Best video of the year so far?

Woodkid – Iron from WOODKID on Vimeo.

What a breath of fresh air after drowning in a avalanche of found footage music videos. Not a bad jam either.

Battles – Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo)

Despite the tired, American Apparel, barely legal porn aesthetic, we’re loving the new song and video by Battles. Kinda NSFW.