BY kaya payseno
on Oct 14, 2015
Rock noir duo Elysian Fields gears up for the release of their latest music video “Alms for Your Love," directed by Kevin Weir. With Jennifer Charles on vocals and Oren Bloedow playing guitar, not much has changed for this band since ’95—in a good way! Their penchant for collage-like dream sequences has persevered along with their disturbed lullaby sound.
If you aren’t familiar with Elysian Fields, their sound is sensual, surreal, and a little bit spooky. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Aug 14, 2015
Super cool sister-fronted band Summer Twins from California, have released their first single, “Demons,” from their upcoming record, Limbo. Their modern /'60s garage rock sounds come with a bit of a bite. Inspired by The Ramones and The Donnas, the band first joined forces on their debut EP in 2010, recorded in a friend’s bedroom. Signed with everyone's favorite label, Burger Records, they continue to produce dreamy harmonies tinged with a bit of garage-y psychedelia. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 12, 2014
Pull on your red pleather boots, slap on some lipstick and a pair of heart-shaped glasses and go out dancing. In a field. Or outside a post office. Or in the forest.
This is what front woman of HERS, Melissa L. Amstutz, does in the video for "Please." She places her hand stiffly on her head, positioning her own body. She dons a platinum blonde wig, and we are forced to see her enact a strange femininity. Gender truly is a performance, and one we all undergo each day. We see that there is so much more to a woman, to Amstutz, than blonde hair and red lips. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 03, 2013
OMG, this video. OMG, I love it. But really, though. Oh My Goodness is a Maine-born experimental hip-hop duo now based in Brooklyn and they've just released their latest video for "OMG OMG." It seems pretty simple: black and white film, just the two of them (Therese Workman and Tyler Wood) performing, nothing too fancy. Then the images get all warped and mirror-y and shit gets realer.
The same idea can be applied to the song. It starts off with a catchy enough chorus and melody, which will most definitely be in your head for the rest of your day. (You're welcome. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 16, 2013
We've been fans of duo songstresses Smoke Fairies since their debut release Through Low Light and Trees back in 2011. The British gals, Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies, have fine-tuned their haunting harmonized vocals and powerful dual guitarwork over the past six years. Smoke Fairies put an eerily brilliant spin on blues rock by incorporating classic folk elements into their sound, especially on tracks like "Let Me Know" and "Awake."
The psych-folk ladies are now releasing an EP in honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, April 20th. Read More