22 July 2011

[video] neon indian-"heart: decay"

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above is a video filmed by sean lopez in helsinki for the song "heart: decay" by neon indian. the track is part of a three piece instrumental movement that will appear on the upcoming album Era Extra├▒a which is set for release on september 13 of this year.

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[new] Pretty Lights- Country Roads


I think I'm supposed to be too cool (?) to be posting tracks by Pretty Lights. Although when a hit like this crosses my path, I can't deprive my readers of it. Here is Pretty Lights doing a remix of John Denver's "Country Roads." When I hear a track like this, I am reminded why an old favorite of mine has become one of the most popular producers in America at the moment. Enjoy.



Lots of love,
Aaron

XXX


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[new] woods - "find them empty"


earlier this week one of my favorite indie pop lo-fi outfits released a new single, including two tracks which did not appear on their recent full-length release sun and shade. the a-side to this 7" release, "find them empty," finds jeremy earl abandoning his typically (extremely) high register falsetto for a more relaxed and easy approach.
arguably the best thing about this single is the album art, featuring one of the bands friends with his father and a young but promising pot plant.
don't miss woods at the blue nile this august 6.

[new] girls - vomit



america's favorite apathetic indie stars are back with "vomit," the first taste of their upcoming release Father, Son, Holy Ghost, which will drop september 9 via true panther records.

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[video]: battles - "ice cream"


we're a little late on this one but honestly, who cares? after all, it has been one of this seasons better songs. and while the video seems a bit reminiscent of last years incredible "bombay" video (by el guincho), anything with naked girls licking ice cream in a bathtub is all right with me.

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21 July 2011

[new] Big History- WARDRUM

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ART/OFFICIAL is proud to once again bring you an exclusive release. This time around, its from our favorite local act "Big History!" In case you don't know them already, check out our spotlight here.

In the past few weeks, Big History has been up to something. Their facebook has drastically changed, their songs have disappeared from virtually everywhere, and from the image above... Meg got really long hair.

What is going on here? Who cares, because their first release since these changes is incredible. If you have had a chance to see Big History live, you probably have heard this one. Although this final version has a couple tricks up it's sleeve to ensure maximal rump shaking. Without further ado, we give you WARDRUM!

WARDRUM by BigHistoryMusic

For more Big History and a free download of the track head over to: facebook.com/bighistorymusic and "like" the page.

Lots of love,
art/official

XXX

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17 July 2011

[new] Young & Sick - Room 48

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Here at art/official we have been taking things a bit slow. Really we are all just ripe with anticipation. The official relaunch of the site is just around the corner, and we can't tell you how excited we are for this. The site will look very different, but we are working towards a very professional design to optimize the amount of content and information we can deliver to our readers.

In the meantime, check out this new track sent to us via Young & Sick. I wish I had more information to give you on the artist, but not much is known at this point. I would like to call it R&B//Post-Dubstep (???). Maybe The Weeknd meets James Blake?

I am proud to give you a first listen here at art/official.




Check out the facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/youngandsick
If you "like" the page, you can download the track!

Lots of love,
Aaron

XXX

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