Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Towkio’s ‘Hot Shit’

The latest video from Towkio finds him playing the role of a cult leader.

It’s taken from his debut album for Rick Rubin’s American Recordings/Republic Records.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Nadia Tehran’s ‘Cash Flow’ Trilogy

Iranian/Swedish artist Nadia Tehran has shared her ‘Cash Flow’ video trilogy.

The videos are a collaboration between Tehran, who served as creative director and stylist, and director  Jonas Hong Soo Eriksson.

She also shared a free stream of the GUD remix of the track;

Catch Nadia Tehran on the following date;

11/17 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Tusks’ ‘Dissolve’

Tusks, aka Emily Underhill, had this to say about the video for for the title track from her debut album Dissolve, due out on September 13 via One Little Indian;

“As soon as I wrote Dissolve, I had a really strong vision for the video of two people fighting on a dimly lit London street at night. We were so lucky with the amazing actors and production team that brought it to life and added in the ideas of shooting the whole thing in reverse in one shot with the changing lights – it adds such a dreamy quality to it,” Underhill said in a statement.

Dissolve follows her Ink and False EPs. She worked alongside long-time producer Brett Cox on the album.

“I’m a very visual person, I love being outdoors and surrounded by nature. I grew up by the sea and I’ve always tried to spend as much time outside and travel as much as possible – I think perhaps subconsciously that all influences how cinematic some of my music can be and why I love creating the artwork to go with it,” she said.

“I can have something going in in my life and listen to a song and totally relate that song to me – it’s like that artist is sharing that experience with me and creating a soundtrack to my life. I take a lot of inspiration from more cinematic music in the creation and production of my music and maybe that’s why that idea sits with me more – it creates a closer connection between the listener and the record,” Underhill added.

Catch Tusks on the following dates;

09 September, OnBlackheath Festival, London
15 September, Kamio at Red Gallery, London

For You
My Love
London Thunder

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: GoldLink’s ‘Meditation’ (Ft Jazmine Sullivan & KAYTRANADA)

The video for GoldLink‘s ‘Meditation’ recreated the feeling of attending a gogo party in DC.

He also shared a free stream of the ‘Crew’ remixes EP. Both tracks can be found on his current release At What Cost, out now on Squaaash Club/RCA.

GoldLink also announced the dates of his upcoming tour;

1. Opening Credit
2. Same Clothes as Yesterday feat. Ciscero
3. Have You Seen that Girl?
4. Hands on Your Knees feat. Kokayi
5. Meditation feat. Jazmine Sullivan & KAYTRANADA
6. Herside Story (GoldLink x Hare Squead)
7. Summatime feat. Wale & Radiant Children
8. Roll Call feat. MYA
9. The Parable of the Rich Man feat. April George
10. Crew feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
11. We Will Never Die feat. Lil Dude
12. Kokamoe Freestyle
13. Some Girl feat. Steve Lacy
14. Pray Everyday (Survivor’s Guilt)

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Phantoms’ ‘Just a Feeling’

In addition to sharing the video for ‘Just a Feeling’, LA duo Phantoms have also announced the dates of their upcoming tour;

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Cloud Nothings’ ‘Up to the Surface’

Cloud Nothings enlisted multimedia artist AUJIK to create the video for ‘Up to the Surface’ from their latest release Life Without Sound.

“I really liked AUJIK’s previous work (especially the Spatial Bodies videos he has on his Vimeo), so got in touch and asked him to make something along those lines for “Up To The Surface.” He agreed way more heartily than I thought he would and decided to make a sort of continuation of that Spatial Bodies series, but this time with more focus on the hobbies of little blocky computer people. I think they’re cute, even though they inhabit some kind of desolate future void world,” frontman Dylan Baldi said in a statement

AUJIK added that the video depicts, “a Brutalist version of Kyoto and its suburbs from the perspective of a Japanese giant hornet. It sweeps through convenience stores, classrooms, Shinto temples, zen gardens and humongous Brutalist structures; witnessing all sorts of human behaviors before it reach its hive.

Its a comment on the absurdity of modern life seen in a future nostalgic context.
Influenced by South Korean Brutalist architect Lee Guō and Italian futurist Antonio Sant’Elia.”
“A thing I like to do with all of my records is drive around with them,” Baldi said. “In high school, I would listen to music for hours like that: just driving through the suburbs of Cleveland. And if it sounds good to me in that context and I can think of high school me listening to it and saying, ‘That’s okay,’ I feel good about the record. This is the one that’s felt best.”
Life Without Sound is the band’s fourth effort and the follow-up to 2014’s Here and Nowhere Else. The new album was recorded under less stressful circumstances with the Baldi taking a year to write and flesh out the songs. They recorded the album’s nine tracks over three weeks in 2016 at Sonic Ranch in El Paso Texas with producer John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie).
“Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world,” Baldi said. “But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn’t realize you were missing until it’s there-hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music,” he adds. “It’s supposed to be inspiring.”
Catch Cloud Nothings on the following dates;
8/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Schenley Plaza
9/8 – Butte, MT @ The Original Mine Yard
9/9 – San Bernardino, CA @ High & Low Festival
9/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
10/13 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall*
10/14 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall*
10/16 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre*
10/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre*
10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre*
10/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre*
10/24 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall*
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*
10/28 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre*
10/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live*
10/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE*
11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
11/4 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre*
11/6 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*
11/7 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
11/8 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club*
11/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic*

11/11 – McDade, TX @ Sound On Sound Festival

11/15 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)*
1. Up To The Surface
2. Things Are Right With You
3. Internal World
4. Darkened Rings
5. Enter Entirely
6. Modern Act
7. Sight Unseen
8. Strange Year
9. Realize My Fate

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Phantogram’s ‘Funeral Pyre’ (NSFW)

The director of the video for Phantogram’s ‘Funeral Pyre’, Gianluca Minucci described the clip as being, “a phantasmagoric journey, from dawn to dusk, with people, sites, and situations of Los Angeles. All shot from a car passenger’s point of view, the video is a phantom drive in a land of nowhere, where love meets grief, loneliness, violence and desperation. It’s a tragic, Pynchonian elegy, of a world destined to a destroying, but perhaps purifying, fire. A descent to hell, the swan song of a city that celebrates its funeral pyre.”

Phantogram are currently touring in support of their latest release Three.

Aug 27th – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Sept 2nd – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
Oct 6th – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Oct 7th – Indianapolis, IN – Fountain Square Music Festival
Oct 10th – Saskatoon, Canada – Louis’ Pub
Oct 11th – Edmonton, Canada – Rogers Place
Oct 12th – Calgary, Canada – Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct 14th – Vancouver, Canada – Pacific Coliseum
Oct 15th – Seattle, WA – Key Arena