Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Watch: Chevalier Avant Garde Release "Those Who Suffer" Music Video

Montreal-based minimal/post punk act Chevalier Avant Garde have released the video for "Those Who Suffer".

The track serves as the b-side of their recently released 7" single Hilary B/w Those Who Suffer, out now via Beko

The song is part of our current playlist

The video features images from nosferatu the vampyre (herzog), dateline 48 hour mysteries, the thin blue line (morris), paradise lost, and was directed/edited live by Mitchell Stafiej. 

Watch it below.

Watch: Franz Ferdinand Unveil Live Video For "Love Illumination"

Franz Ferdinand have unveiled a live video for "Love Illumination", taken from their upcoming new album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions' out on August 26th via Domino Records.

The video was directed by Andy Knowles. Watch it below.

Pre-order Right Thoughts, Right Words,Right Action at Domino:

Watch: Ducktails Unveils New Video For "Under Cover"

Ducktails, the solo project of The Real Estate's Matt Mondanile, has unveiled the video for "Under Cover", the latest single taken from his debut album 'The Flower Lane', released back in January through Domino Recording Co. The song is part of our current playlist

The video, directed by Charles Poekel was was conceptualized by Matt Mondanile and filmed in his home town of Ridgewood, NJ in an abandoned house scheduled for demolition. Watch it below.

Buy 'The Flower Lane' now on iTunes.

Former Devo Drummer Alan Myers Dies

Alan Myers, Devo's most well-known drummer, has died on Monday following a battle with cancer. News of Myers' death was first reported on Facebook by his friend Ralph Carney, a jazz musician who knew Myers in Devo's hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Myers became Devo's third drummer when he joined the band in 1976. Known for his precision on the kit, his playing featured on Devo's first seven albums, including 1978's Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and 1980's Freedom of Choice, which included the single "Whip It." He left the band in 1986 over a lack of creative fulfillment as the group increasingly used electronic drums, according to the 2003 book We Are Devo!

Myers' former bandmate Gerald Casale praised the drummer on Twitter as news of his death spread. The Devo founder called Myers "the most incredible drummer I had the privilege to play with for 10 years. Losing him was like losing an arm."

Continuing, Casale wrote: "I begged him not to quit Devo. He could not tolerate being replaced by the Fairlight and autocratic machine music. I agreed . . . Alan, you were the best – a human metronome and then some."

Drummer Josh Freese, who played in Devo from 2006-2012, has cited Myers as one of his major influences. "An underrated/brilliant drummer," Freese tweeted. "Such an honor playing his parts w/Devo. Godspeed Human Metronome."

RIP Alan Myers "The Human Metronome".

Watch Myers behind the kit with Devo.