This is from LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver released in 2007 on DFA. The video was done in a single take and directed by Tom Kuntz, who interestingly enough also directed the emmy-winning Old Spice “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” commercials.
Anthony Hamilton is without a doubt one of my favorite soul/r&b artists. “The Truth”, off the excellent album Ain’t Nobody Worryin’, is one of my favorite songs. So it is sort of a no brainer for Song of The Day. Another no brainer is checking out his new album, Back to Love, which the good people at NPR have made available for free here.
The video project for “Otherside Remix ft. Fences” took place over a year and a half at a bunch of different locations. It was directed by the same guy who made Macklemore’s video for “My Oh My”, a tribute to longtime Seattle Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus. Enjoy the video, and for those of you on top of your game, enjoy the show.
“The Shrine / An Argument” is from Fleet Foxes‘ Helplessness Blues released earlier this year on Sub Pop. The album is without a so-so song, and as a whole definitely one of my favorite albums of the year. This video was directed by Sean Pecknold who also co-animated the film.
“Main Street” is a new release, and the video is awesome. I’ll let it speak for itself. It’s rumored they’ll be releasing a new album/EP soon as well.
Van Etten’s new album, Tramp, is due out on February 7 on Jagjaguwar. It has some fantastic guest appearances from Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen), Zach Condon (Beirut), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), and Julianna Barwick. On March 28 she’ll be playing the Bluebird in Denver so mark ya calendar.
“Somebody That I Used to Know” is off Making Mirrors, which was released in August this year. My friend showed me this video over the break, it’s a super creative blend of music, video, and art.
Portage hails from the great state of Minnesota and formed in early 2011. Their self-released album, The Unsalted Sea, is full of excellently crafted rock/pop numbers and streamable in its entirety on the artists’ bandcamp page. It is wholly worth a listen or five.
“You, Me, & The Bourgeoisie” is off the album Honeysuckle Weeks, released in 2008. John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard, the band’s two main members (they sometimes tour with additional people) are in a relationship, so don’t get any ideas.
Ain’t Nothing Like You is off of the self-titled BlakRoc (BlakRoc Records, 2009).