Electro-indie pop foursome CITIZENS! releases a celebratory music video in anticipation of their upcoming sophomore LP. Remixed by Cesare and directed by Ernest Desumbila the “Lighten Up” video pairs playful animations with models Katerina Safarova and Ira Stroy spending the afternoon in a chic Parisian loft. For more check out the track’s original video sequence and an interactive Four Creeps version on the band’s site. CITIZENS! forthcoming album European Soul drops April 13 via French music label Kitsuné.
Tapping into the spontaneous energy of professional skaters on tour, musical duo The 2 Bears joined forces with the Girl x Chocolate skateboard team for the making of the band’s “Warm and Easy” music video. Shot on location in Central America, during the filming of Girl x Chocolate’s upcoming full length skateboard film “Pretty Sweet,” the 2:57 music video captures the team skating, traveling and lip-syncing across Panamanian, Nicaraguan and Costa Rican borders. Check out the collaborative music video x skate teaser above, and hear The 2 Bears full album at www.the2bears.co.uk. For more on Girl x Chocolate’s “Pretty Sweet” film, due out November 16, click here.Chocolate Skateboards, Girls Skateboards, The 2 Bears
The back-in-action Bloc Party are returning next month with their new album Four, and today they’ve given us the video for the first single ‘Octopus.’ Directed by Nova Dando, the colorful and flashy clip mostly focuses on members of the band in their practice space. Check it out below.Bloc Party, Music Video, Octopus
The Doors have an updated video for their classic hit L.A. Woman in celebration of their final album’s 40th anniversary. The video features professional skateboarders Kenny Anderson, Alex Olson and Braydon Szafranski as they let loose on the streets of Los Angeles. Also featured are cameos of The Doors’ drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger and record exec Jac Holzman, who signed the Doors to his Elektra Records label. Highlighted areas are Venice, Hollywood, downtown L.A., the Wilshire District and other locations that figure in the band’s career.Kenny Anderson, L.A. Women, The Doors
Santigold’s sophomore album, Master of My Make-Believe, is due out on May 1st via Downtown/Atlantic Records. The album cover features three incarnations of Santi in what she calls “Bond-girl, gold of course!” The art referencing the 18th-century British artist Joshua Reynolds’s painting of Banastre Tarleton titled “Portrait of an Officer.”
Santigold also debuted the official video for her new single Disparate Youth. In the video Santi rides a motorcycle and a speedboat through some gorgeous Caribbean before wandering into some sort of voodoo-type magical ritual.disparate youth, Master of My Make-Believe, Santigold
Jack White’s first solo album, Blunderbuss, is out on April 23 via, his own record label, Third Man Records. Today, Jack shares with us his emo-ish cover art and track listing for the debut album, as well as the above music video for the album’s first single, “Love Interuption.”
01 Missing Pieces
02 Sixteen Saltines
03 Freedom at 21
04 Love Interruption
06 Hypocritical Kiss
07 Weep Themselves to Sleep
08 I’m Shakin’
09 Trash Tongue Talker
10 Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy
11 I Guess I Should Go to Sleep
12 On And On And On
13 Take Me With You When You Go
*Jack also appears on SNL, March 3rd. Tune in to hear him perform two songs off the new record.
Reign of Terror, the sophomore album from the band Sleigh Bells hits the shelves this week. The duo stopped by SNL this past weekend to promote the new album, which is slightly more refined than their first, however still promises a heavy dose of metal guitar riffs and indie hooks to please the hipster inside.
Above, check out the video for the new single, Comeback Kid.Sleigh Bells