A clip of Spiritualized, live and ebulliently, noisily jamming at the Hull Freedom Festival this past Friday.
The video for “Today’s Supernatural,” a song from Animal Collective’s new recording Centipede Hz is, in many ways, reflective of the impressions one takes away from the LP itself. Boisterous, colorful, busily attired, kaleidoscopically varied, and dizzying in the juxtaposition of its gestural and stylistic vocabularies, Centipede Hz is both a confirmation of the long term overarching trajectory of Animal Collective’s music making and an upping of the ante of indie pop’s penchant for postmodern juxtaposition.
If 2009′s Merriweather Post Pavillion was Animal Collective’s dalliance with the indie mainstream, Centipede Hz finds them back in more musically challenging environs. Whether the band will continue further down this pathway of experimentation, or instead return to the (relatively speaking) more pop functional language found on Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective seems destined in the future to find still more ways to surprise its listeners.
Centipede Hz is available now via Domino Records.
Rose and the Nightingale’s debut EP, Spirit of the Garden, is available via their Bandcamp page.
Toro Y Moi’s set yesterday at Lollapalooza 2012 included five new songs.
The video for one of them, “Rose Quartz,” is below.
The band is touring in August and September (dates below).
* = w/ The Choir Quit, Can’t Kids
A fun game of video “telephone.”
Dan Deacon’s latest album, America, is out August 27 via Domino.
Queens duo Blues Control begins their US tour tonight (Dates below).
They also have a new video out for the album track “Walking Robin,” from their new LP Valley Tangents (Drag City).
Video by Clémence Hébert.
Blues Control Tour Dates (new dates in bold)
Wed. July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
Thu. July 26 – Louisville, KY @ The Cat House
Fri. July 27 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
Sat. July 28 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Sun. July 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Mon. July 30 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
Tue. July 31 – Toronto, ON @ The Shop at Parts & Labour
Wed. Aug. 1 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Thu. Aug. 2 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House
Fri. Aug. 3 – Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
Sat. Aug. 4 – Hoboken, NY @ Maxwell’s (with Chain & The Gang)
Sat. Aug. 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kensington Picnic (with Meg Baird)
Sun. Aug. 26 – Emmaus, PA @ Emmaus Farmers’ Market
Sun. Sept. 9 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox
Tue. Sept. 11 – Lexington, KY @ Void
Thu. Sept. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
Fri. Sept. 14 – Durham, NC @ Duke University Coffeehouse
Sat. Sept. 15 – Greensboro, NC @ CFBG’s
Guided by Voices’ latest recording, Class Clown Spots a UFO, is out now.
Guitarist Steve Hackett (who, in addition to an active solo career, is known for his work in Genesis and GTR), bassist Chris Squire (Yes), and keyboardist/producer Roger King recently released their first recorded collaboration, Squackett, via Cherry Red. This all-star prog summit is a dream come true for longtime fans of the aforementioned bands. It features sharp songwriting, supple harmonized vocals, and deft guitar work.
Check out a video for album track “Can’t Stop the Rain” below.