Stony Brook alumni, Slothbear, conquer the music industry in this new video directed by Strong Island native, Seamus McGuire (throw a little accent thing on his first name).
This LA indie electro-pop band has such a unique and well-developed sound it’s hard to believe they’re only putting out their first full-length record. With fluctuant vocals reminiscent of a higher- pitched Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade), an experimental nature the likes of which Animal Collective fans will appreciate, and a vibe that’s purely ‘80’s dance party-esque, White Arrows marries the old and the new in a way that keeps the genre looking forward. It’s clear that elements of their music and especially their use of video have been inspired by singer Mickey Church’s having been mostly blind from birth until age 11. His development as an artist who has been forced to experience the world through sound and who has seen the world in an entirely different way help mold White Arrows’ work into something abstract and original that reminds us that music is art. —Kirsten Sabotnik
White Arrows’ Debut LP, out June 19!
JASON URICK / AGELESS ISMS
Watch this beautiful video directed by Ashby Lee Collinson! You can check out more of her art here: http://vimeo.com/34966136
TOTAL SLACKER / SECRET VHS COLLECTION
The world is buzzing about a top secret Radiohead performance taking place on Wall Street, where an extreme radical left wing pizza party is taking place. While most of the world is truly excited by this seemingly dry adventure, you should fight the power to conform into a pizza eating Radiohead jamming political subversive and just stay home and enjoy this new Total Slacker video featuring a track off their new LP, Thrashin. This is what defines our generational youth, not some band that pretends to play massive protests when the week before you were all anxiously contemplating dishing out $500 for a ticket to an “intimate” Roseland Ballroom show. Everything is political.
““Secret VHS Collection” is a song about a lady who goes on the internet, finds strangers, and then brings them over and seduces them with videos of her boning other dudes. I always thought Total Slacker had an innocent vibe about them, but then they go and make this thing.” -Nicholas Gazin (VICE)
See them tonight @ 285 Kent for their LP release party! #SICK