Watch: Zola Jesus’ video for “Dangerous Days”

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Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, has shared the video for “Dangerous Days”, the lead single to her fifth studio album, Taiga. Director Tim Saccenti places Danilova amidst a number of visually-stunning landscapes, from the darkened corners of a lush forest valley to the glitchy innards of a 3D computer world. If you like your performance art videos with a generous helping of metaphysical pondering, then this is for you.

According to a press release, “The song is a pure emotional plea, a future primitive call to arms. To create a moment of light in these dark times was our hope. Eschewing a heavy narrative we let the images of the Earth, filmed in wide screen and mixed with a tense unnatural presence, wash over the viewer while Nika communicates her powerful message.”

 

Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days (Official Video)

 

 

 

Taiga is due out October 7th via Mute Records. In support, Danilova will be on tour in October and November. Consult the full schedule below:

Zola Jesus announces 2014 tour dates, reveals artwork and tracklist for Taiga

Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, has announced the initial batch of tour dates in support of her upcoming fifth studio album, Taiga. The itinerary spans most of October and November, including shows in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. See the full schedule below.

Taiga is due out October 8th via Mute. Above, check out the album’s newly revealed artwork. Below, revisit the album’s lead single, “Dangerous Days”, and see the album’s full tracklist.

 

 

Zola Jesus 2014 Tour Dates:
10/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
10/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
10/16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/17 – Washington, DC @ Hirshhorn Museum
10/19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/29 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
10/30 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
10/31 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
11/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Cathedral – Columns
11/04 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum
11/05 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
11/06 – St Gallen, CH @ Palace
11/07 Geneva, CH @ l’Usine
11/09 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
11/10 – Köln, DE @ Gebäude 9
11/11 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain
11/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel and Gefährlich
11/13 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
11/14 – Brussels, BE @ La Nuit Botanique
11/15 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
11/18 – London, UK @ KOKO

Taiga Tracklist:
01. Taiga
02. Dangerous Days
03. Dust
04. Hunger
05. Go (Blank Sea)
06. Ego
07. Lawless
08. Nail
09. Long Way Down
10. Hollow
11. It’s Not Over

 

 

 

 

 

Grimes – Go (Trailer) ft. Blood Diamonds

 

 

Published on Aug 21, 2014

Official trailer for ‘Go’ by Grimes ft. Blood Diamonds.

 

Grimes has released a teaser trailer for the music video to new track ‘Go’.
A collaboration between Grimes – real name Claire Boucher – and producer Blood Diamonds, the song debuted in June and, as reported by Under The Radar, will soon be released with a full length video. Click above to watch the 36 second preview.The song was originally written for Rihanna before being rejected by the ‘Umbrella’ singer. The news was announced on Twitter when Grimes revealed she’d be playing three new songs at the New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival.

Boucher wrote, “For those at gov ball, u should stick around for my final song because its special & top secret & new, actually im playin 3 new songs… but the last song is one me and @BLOOD_DIAMOND5 wrote for rihanna but they turned it down it so its kinda different from regular grimes”.

Grimes recently hit out at members of the public who edit her Wikipedia page to include comments she made about drug use while making 2012 album ‘Visions’. The page references a 2012 interview in which the singer revealed she “blacked out the windows and did tons of amphetamines and stayed up for three weeks and didn’t eat anything,” while making the record. Attempts to remove the interview from Wikipedia have proved ineffective, with the quotes repeatedly reinserting into her online profile.

“Editing a website that people take seriously and reference all the time so that it looks like i think amphetamines are cool is incredibly irresponsible,” said the singer via Tumblr. “I don’t want that to be part of my narrative, and if it has to be I want people to know that I hate hard drugs. All they’ve ever done is kill my friends and cause me to be unproductive.”

Watch New Midlake Video, By Hollywood Indie Fan Jason Lee

A tranquil Jog On a  tree-lined road begins Midlake’s newest promo video, a collaboration between director Eric Noren and actor Jason Lee of Almost Famous and My Name Is Earl fame.

Cut from Lee and Noren’s upcoming documentary about the group in situ in their home town of Denton, Texas, it balances the gritty and romantic, the cornmills with the quaint legobrick Courthouse-on-the-Square. It’s less of a rock promo; more a meditation on an American small town in collision with the new millennium.

It’s also doubles as a pretty nifty ad for Denton’s Portlandia-esque Paschall Bar, in which the group have a sizeable stake.

It’s also a timely reminder of Midlake’s excellent recent album, Antiphon, and the group’s remarkable emergence from the potential disaster of singer and main songwriter Tim Smith’s departure in November 2012.

The documentary – entitled Midlake:  Live in Denton, TX – will premiere in the UK at Glastonbury Festival on Thursday, June 26, 14.00 at the William’s Green venue. Midlake will be performing live at Glastonbury as part of their summer tour of Europe/UK/Australia/North America.

Check out their dates

Led Zeppelin premiere new video for ‘Whole Lotta Love’

A new version of classic 1969 track features on expanded version of ‘Led Zeppelin II’

Published on May 27, 2014

From Led Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition) – Led Zeppelin’s remastered second album will include additional companion audio with unreleased studio outtakes To be released on multiple CD, vinyl, and digital formats as well as a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box. Details on all formats are here: http://www.ledzeppelin.com.
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The official music video for Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love (Rough Mix With Vocal)”
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Website – http://www.ledzeppelin.com

Watch Gojira’s ‘Born in Winter’ [Official Video]

Sheer brilliance. The genius of Gojira.

 

 

Before all things reborn again
You learn the painful breath of time
Cold mourning stretches out your arms
To the mighty warmth of the golden sun
Seem all have gone insane for gold
All was created out of the night
We’re all born from the burst of a star
The day you’ll come to life you’ll realize
Expanding force to life where you belong
And in the winter cold, with opened eyes
You’ll find the strength to fight and stand upright
One day you’ll walk the world and keep in mind
The heart you’ve been given in winter time
And through the bitter cold, with opened eyes

Watch: The Kooks reveal ‘Down’ video

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The Kooks have revealed the video for their comeback single ‘Down’. You can watch the clip at the bottom of the page via Digital Spy.

76_kooksbuttonL_091208The band have worked with hip-hop producer and performer Inflo on the track, which was co-written and co-produced by singer Luke Pritchard.

“With this record we didn’t do any rehearsing beforehand,” Pritchard said in a statement. “I’d write a song with Inflo or on my own, put it up and we’d all play over it. There was a real freedom to the process.”

The band announced earlier this week they will play four shows in May, making appearances in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham. Starting at Glasgow’s ABC on May 6, the band will then play shows at Manchester Ritz and London’s Electric Ballroom on May 8 and 9 before ending the short jaunt on May 9 at Birmingham Institute.

The Kooks will play:

Glasgow, ABC (May 6)
Manchester, Ritz (7)
London, Electric Ballroom (8)
Birmingham, Institute (9)