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Shlohmo – “Just Us” Video

“Night time back yard noises” …. would be the perfect description for, Shlohmo, electronic/soul artist from LA. Just dropped the music video for his track “Just Us” featuring stacked tvs, and kaleidoscope effects. Directed by Arthur Chance. Can check him out at the Bad Vibes release party on Sep 23 @ the Downtown Independent. Enjoy.



The Naked and The Famous – “The Sun” Video

And out comes a new video for The Naked and the Famous. It has already been banned off YouTube. Directed by Joel Kefali & Campbell Hooper for Special Problems. Song taken from album ‘Passive Me, Aggressive You’. It’s a beautiful art piece to a beautiful song. Sihouettes, shapes, glitter and gold. Enjoy! To read more about why it was banned, click here!

— leahknowesy

Strange Talk – “Climbing Walls” Video

And here it is — Strange Talk‘s new music video for their first single “Climbing Walls”. Featuring tons of colors, dancers, and beach scenery. This is the first music video with colorful hidden rewards that you can take home. An interactive experience where if you see something you like … you might just get it. Tying in with Cheer’s tagline ‘We dig color’. Freebies to click on include fashion items such as flip flops, baseball caps and sunglasses, as well as an iPod, electric guitar and bike. Unfortunately, today’s stuff has already been grabbed, but there will be new stuff up for grabs August 16th at 2pm eastern time.



Funeral Party – “NYC Moves to the Sound of LA” Video

Funeral Party formed late one night in a park in Whittier, California, an East Los Angeles suburb comprised of mostly working-class enclaves. Hardcore bands and metal bands dominated the local music scene at the time. However, in the East Los Angeles neighborhoods adjacent to Whittier, a post-punk, dance-craze revival was emerging and Funeral Party began gigging every weekend. The band quickly developed a following. Initially, they didn’t own any equipment and had to borrow it from other bands at East L.A. backyard parties and warehouses. Funeral Party’s DIY ethos mobilized their ascendancy from an erratic underground scene to the international stage.

And here it is, the long anticipated music video for Funeral Party‘s “NYC MOVES TO THE SOUND OF LA”. Directed by Nathan Cox. Featuring …. yours truly (2:26). However, to be completely honest, I was not impressed with the final product.


The Chain Gang of 1974 – “Undercover” Video

The Chain Gang of 1974 is the project of 25-year-old, Kamtin Mohager, who draws inspiration from the 80s head-banging bands. The band has been gaining some cred and coverage in the blogosphere over the last couple of months on Spin, The Fader, etc. They have been touring with Jamaica, Washed Out, The Naked and the Famous, and are also performing at Lollapalooza this weekend. Just a month ago, they released their new record, Wayward Fire, which is just a remastered version of the bands tracks from previous EPS. Some tracks that stand out to me are, “Hold On”, “Matter Of Time”, “Undercover” and “Teenagers”. A new video of the band performing “Undercover” just dropped today, so here is your chance to get a first look. Don’t forget to check back for the music video for “Hold On”, directed by Morgan Krantz … which also features, yours truly.


Penguin Prison – “Fair Warning” Video

Penguin Prison, also known as Chris Clover is from NYC. He is signed to Wall Of Sound Records and is known for his dance/pop music and remixes, and his famous track “Animal Animal” which released on Neon Gold Records (home to Passion Pit, Marina and the Diamonds, and Ellie Goulding). You might remember his track “Golden Train”, which was one of his biggest collaborations with Alex Frankel from Holy Ghost!. Chris just dropped a video for his track, “Fair Warning” and its full of unicorns and crazy 80s themed lights. Enjoy!

“Don’t forget you can buy the single from iTunes here! in the UK and Ireland, Australia and Europe (apart from France, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg).  Remixes of Fair Warning will go on sale on August 29 in the same places, followed a week later by the album.”

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– leahknowesy

Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know” Video

Gotye’s single, “Somebody That I Used to Know” from the forthcoming album Making Mirrors (releases in August), leaked a week before it’s release. Today, the music video for the track released, and dear lord it’s amazing. Directed, produced and edited by Natasha Pincus. Features Wally DeBacker and the gorgeous Kimbra bare naked and covered in body-art extravaganza, by Emma Hack. Enjoy!

— leahknowesy