Eleven:Eleven are back with the second installment of their Through the Veil album series. For the uninitiated, Eleven:Eleven will release one new track each month until a full album worth of material is released. We love the electropoppy No Words, which reminds us of early Berlin , which is totally a really big compliment you know, in these parts. Be sure to support these guys in way you can and if you are in Houston, check them out when they perform during Pride.
Paris may be burning, but Chile is hot, hot, hot! Chilean pop prince (and total cutie) Alex Anwandter has released this “controversial” video for Como Puedes Vivir Contigo which is inspired by the New York City vogueing ball scene depicted in the 1990 Jennie Livingston documentary, Paris is Burning. The song title translates to English as, “How can you live with yourself”, and is a call-to-arms for gay rights; very fitting given recent anti-gay attacks in that country. Politics aside, we just love the House beat and the video is pure fun. If you like TEED, we think you are going to dig this. The single appears on his new ablum, Rebeldes.
The Viennese electro synthpop duo, Bunny Lake are back with another single, Satellite Sky, the third to be taken from their soon-to-be released album, The Sound of Sehnsuct. We really dig these guys, whose 2010’s album, The Beautiful Fall was on some serious rotation in these parts. Satellite Sky is a breezy, pretty number; not one for the clubs, but perfect for those times when you want to stay home and find something to relax to.
Another brilliant single and video by Ssion who again takes us on a bizarre yet genius journey into the surreal depths of suburbia in Earthquake. We are mesmerized by his visual aesthetic that plays as one part John Waters with one part David Lynch. Ssion himself describes the video as “a coming of age love story between an enigmatic instigator and an alien-brother-lover…” so you know you need to throw all sense of logic aside and sit back and enjoy the ride. The entire video was shot in Ssion’s hometown, Kansas City, which is in itself, its own sort of horror. Enjoy!
There was little doubt that the first track off of Florrie‘s excellent new Late EP would be Shot You Down, an infectious pop number that has a great build. Not sure why she is looking so pouty (verging on angry) here, but nonetheless it works. Is it just us, or does anyone else get a Marsha Brady vibe here? The video is directed by Tom Gallon.
Mirrors have released a video for the sublime Between Four Walls, which is the b-side to their new single, Hourglass, which in the unlikely event that you haven’t yet purchased and are currently savoring, can be found on their Bandcamp Page.
If you follow this blog, you know how much we love, love, love Mirrors! So imagine our surprise, that with little fanfare, they are putting out a new single to fall in love with, Hourglass (we blame recent changes to Facebook, damn you!) The single is available for purchase starting next Monday on their Bandcamp Page.
I confess I’ve been a bit invisible as of late. I am changing careers and got accepted into a program here in the city that pays for my masters (Special Education) while I teach in the NYC public school system. Classes began this week and with orienting myself to academia after a 20 year break, well, I neglected my duty of scouring the interwebs to provide you with the music I love. I had every intention of posting this when it came out a week ago, so my apologies for just getting around to it now. Invisible is the new track by my synthpop idols, Pet Shop Boys. I think this is just a taste of what’s in store and not a proper single, but nonetheless dig it’s moody tempo that is reminiscent of their Behavior Days. I hope you like it too. The track will appear on their 11th studio album, Elysium, which is due out in September.
Teenage angst sensation Charli XCX is back with a new single, You’re the One. The track is decent enough, but doesn’t have the same immediacy as I Love It, the track she recently penned for Icona Pop. Just don’t get us started on the T’Pau sounding rap bit at the end. The single package also contains bop2pop song favorite, Nuclear Seasons.
We featured Belispeak way back in August and now, nearly a year later, Purity Ring have finally unveiled an accompanying music video. Better late than never. The band’s debut album, Shrines, comes out on July 23th through 4AD and Last Gang.