MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST CALL THIS WEEK KINDNESS WEEK

Not as part of some altruism initiative, but because musician Kindness is spoiling us with not only a stream of his new Otherness album a week before its release, but also this new video.

The This Is Not About Us clip sees Kindness’ Adam Bainbridge choreographed, and joined on-camera, by Karla Garcia in a pretty wonderful set of choreographed dance moves.

The video was co-directed by Bainbridge and Daniel Brereton, too.

By Dev Hynes, of bloodorangeforever:

Thanks to everyone that came to my ANCIENT CHAOS installation collab with The Principles two nights ago at NeueHouse, NYC. I’m still going through motions ripping at myself from the inside working things out e.t.c… so thanks for putting up with it.

I composed a 15 minute piece that creates movement within the metal fabric (designed by The Principles) as well as a microphone that picks up sound within the space. Beforehand we spoke briefly about the process with New Yorker writer Sasha Frere-Jones.

Here’s audio from the piece I scored and performed live.

Here’s an instagram video from the performance. 

ELECTRONIC PRODUCER OCEAAN ANNOUNCES NEW EP RELEASE

The Manchester beat-maker Oceaán, who fans of Gold Panda, James Blake and Caribou are likely to enjoy, announced the release of his The Grip EP today.

It’s due out on 17 November (UK), on Chess Club Records, and is bursting with jagged synth lines, rumbling bass lines and the kind of soul-clap samples that make us want to dance.

Oceaán plays a selection of European live dates, starting in Strasbourg at Laiterie, tonight:

7 October: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

18 October: Sound of Copenhagen at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

1 November: Ideal Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark

11 November: Les InRocks Festival, Paris, France (with Lykke Li and Woman’s Hour)

WE’RE STREAMING THE NEW KINDNESS ALBUM ON OUR MUSIC BLOG

And it’s full of “sax-led finesse”, plus appearances from Robyn, LA’s Kelela, uber-producer Dev Hynes and London-based vocalist Tawiah. Click here to listen to Otherness in full.

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

FLYING LOTUS VIDEO FOR NEVER CATCH ME, FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR

The jazz/electronic/hip-hop/everything producer releases his album today (and you can stream it on our blogpost now).

Directed by Hiro Murai, who gave us rapper Childish Gambino’s 3005 and Sweatpants videos and St Vincent’s Cheerleader, this video features some incredible jive dancing from Angel Gibbs and Will Simmons

LONDON BAND CHILDHOOD HAVE A NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE, BLUE VELVET

Candice Joelle and Georgio Barber direct the South London four-piece in this video – it’s noticeably more reserved and less shambolic than the last, but has a nice little touch of tongue-in-cheek humour.

What do you reckon, better than the 2012 version?

IF YOU LIKE HAUNTED HOUSES, YOU’LL LOVE GENGAHR’S NEW VIDEO

It’s for their single, Powder, which comes out on Transgressive Records on Monday 27 October (in the UK, at least). If you like what you hear, click to see if they’ll be playing in a (UK) town near you this month.

IT’S HUMP DAY AND HERE’S A VHS-STYLE CLOUD NOTHINGS VIDEO

The garage rock trio are heading out on a massive North American tour today, before playing London’s Electric Ballroom on 1 December.

They’re kicking things off with this new video for Now Hear In, comprised of Cinephile VHS footage and resolutely weird.

HERE’S LORDE SOUNDING GLOOMY FOR THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY I

Yellow Flicker Beat is due to be the soundtrack’s lead song, and was co-produced by Joel Little (who was hugely instrumental in writing and producing Lorde’s debut Pure Heroine) and Paul Epworth.

Lorde’s curating the entire soundtrack herself, which is certainly more pop-culture power than most of us can say we held at 17. Fair enough.

LISTEN TO NOIR-POP ARTIST ZOLA JESUS’ NEW ALBUM, TAIGA
via the New York Times’ early Press Play stream. Zola Jesus takes her dark pop on tour in the US, UK and Europe from 8 October, so click away to find out more.

LISTEN TO NOIR-POP ARTIST ZOLA JESUS’ NEW ALBUM, TAIGA

via the New York Times’ early Press Play stream. Zola Jesus takes her dark pop on tour in the US, UK and Europe from 8 October, so click away to find out more.

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