Monthly Archives: January 2016

Videos for a Lazy Sunday Will Return Next Sunday

Due to a project that’s keeping me busy, there will be no Videos for a Lazy Sunday this week.

Tune into h@tb next Sunday, February 7, when the feature will return.

In the meantime, feel free to browse some of the past VfaLS posts.


Stream Ash Koosha’s ‘Mudafossil’ for Free

Ash Koosha has shared a free stream of ‘Mudafossil’ from his forthcoming new album I AKA I, out on April 1 via Ninja Tune.

Koosha describes his approach to music as, “Finding geometry in sounds”. He creates music from field recordings and applies his experience with classical music, both Persian and Western. He’s a student of the Tehran Conservatory of Music.

He was imprisoned for his music in Tehran and sought asylum in the UK. He’s received the support of Run the Jewels and Empress Of. He plans to bring a VR experience to his new album.

1. Ote
2. Feather
3. Eluded
4. In Line
5. Mudafossil
6. Hex
7. Ooh Uhh
8. Biutiful
9. Fool Moon
10. Make it Fast
11. Shah
12. Snow
13. Growl
14. Too Many
15. Needs


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Point Point’s Life in Grey

French production duo Point Point have unveiled the short film for ‘Life in Grey’ from their debut EP Contrastive Focus Reduplication, out now on OWSLA/Record Record.

The clip has received over 3 million plays so far. The video was directed by Jodeb and draws inspiration from Generation Y’s desire to create art.

“‘Life in Grey’ is the origin of Point Point and was able to lead us to where we stand today. It was crucial for us to bring it to something visual, we wanted to get something different from what is usually seen in the electronic music industry today. When Jodeb introduced his vision of the short film he wanted to produce, we were immediately seduced. It was quite weird to realize that what he had in mind was so close to our artistic approach. A peaceful electro single, suddenly becoming so disturbing and shocking,” Point Point said in a statement.

“The song and title inspired me to create a narrative about the Y generation, about how people can become desperate about creating the perfect piece of work, the ultimate fulfillment in the eyes of others. The obsession of a promised, expected, fulfilling life. I just wanted to create a character who would push it to the ultimate limit, death as a performance,” Jodeb added in the statement.

 


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Radio Room’s ‘Nobody Told You’

Dublin, Ireland’s Radio Room have shared the video for ‘Nobody Told You’, staring Laurence Kinlan, star of the popular Irish show Love/Hate.

The video has been selected to be shown at the Hollywood Sky Film Festival and Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest.

“We heard this story of a rich kid here in Ireland that loved hanging around in classy social circles and dressing fancy—but then he lost all his money and snapped before basically going on a rampage; eventually hiding in a government official’s house before being caught by police,” frontman Robbie Murphy said in a statement. “We never really could find the right person to play the role, but once we got into contact with Laurence we knew he’d have the right emotion for the job and he nailed it.”

The James Darkin-produced single serves as a bridge between Radio Room’s 2015 album 92||93 and their new album, which they’ve just started writing material for.

“(‘Nobody Told You’ is about) a time after our album release at home in Ireland when there was a falling out with a lot of mutual friends around us,” Murphy explained. “We learned to appreciate who we’re close with and who we can tell things to on a more emotional level – it’s actually a lot more positive than it seems!”


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out (Episode 1)

G-Eazy has released the first episode of When It’s Dark Out, a documentary chronicling his sold-out tour of the US.

The first episode follows the release of his sophomore album of the same name.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Valentino Khan’s ‘Deep Down Low’

The video for Valentino Khan‘s ‘Deep Down Low’ garnered more than 3 million views in the first 24 hours of its release.

Khan also offered up a free download of a VIP mix of the song.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Jeff Riddle & The Bella Vista Social Club’s ‘Nervous Sister’

The simple Catherine Elicson-directed video for Jeff Riddle & The Bella Vista Social Club‘s ‘Nervous Sister’ sets the tone for the band’s debut album Destroy, out on March 5.

The album is the culmination of Riddle’s decade in Philadelphia’s music scene, starting out in punk bands before taking a more refined approach to his music. The list of collaborators who worked with him and producer/engineer Jeff Leonard in Riddle South Philadelphia became known as The Bella Vista Social Club.

1. Microbial Life Inside A Vaccum
2. Sleeping Consequences
3. Worthless Original
4. Trash Age
5. Black Cloud
6. Nervous Sister
7. Everything Beautiful Is Gone
8. Promises Of Gold
9. Three Sheets To The Wind
10. Destroy