Format Archives: Video


Song of the Day #190: The City

Anderson .Paak – The City

Anderson .Paak released a new album earlier this week titled Malibu and his influence as a nouveau soul singer continues to grow. It’s remarkable see him transition from working with underground artists like Dumbfoundead and Wax to Dr Dre and the rest of the cast of features on this new album.

The song above is from his 2014 album Venice, which like his new album is a Los Angeles-reference.

Published on January 21, 2016

Song of the Day #189: Fame

David Bowie – Fame

David Bowie passed away the other day. The degree of cultural response to his death – acknowledgement of his legacy and sadness at his passing – is remarkable.

Published on January 13, 2016

Song of the Day #187: Money

Lido – Money

Last week when I was in Seattle I caught a Lido show at The Crocodile in Belltown and it was an amazing show. Having only known Lido as a music producer, I didn’t know that he was such an accomplished musician at the age of 23.

Check out Lido on Youtube for some fantastic live performance videos, including a few with a full orchestra.

Published on October 30, 2015

Song of the Day #186: Loud Places

Jamie XX – Loud Places

Another song off Jamie XX’s debut studio album released earlier this year In Colour. Unlike Sleep Sound, this song was one of the singles which debuted before the release of the album (along with the stripped-down nü-rave song titled Gosh). The music video directed by Simon Halsall & JB Babenhausen is not one that I had seen until a few days ago, but it suits the song well. The confetti at 3:22 into the video is a really nice effect.

Read more about Jamie XX on Wikipedia.

Published on October 5, 2015

Song of the Day #185: Katachi

Shugo Tokumaru – Katachi

A song produced and recorded by Tokyo-based Shugo Tokumaru, a multi-instrumentalist and member of the Japanese rock band Gellers. The video is amazing and was created by Kijek/Adamski, a Polish duo which has become known for this frame-by-frame visual art style.

Published on September 29, 2015

Song of the Day #184: Lackluster No.

Nova Heart – Lackluster No.

A single off the debut album of Beijing-based band Nova Heart which was released a few months ago in July. It comes with a visually interesting music video that is criminally under viewed on Youtube. I mentioned Nova Heart here in 2013, after serendipitously catching them at a local show and being impressed. They among the best bands that I have seen in China, but this is a song and album release that went under my radar. And almost everyone else’s, apparently.

Published on September 21, 2015

Song of the Day #183: Lofticries

Purity Ring – Lofticries

Purity Ring is a Canadian synthpop duo hailing from Montreal, Canada who released their second album this year. I have a deep mental association of this particular song with Berlin, after spending a week there last year and listening to the debut Purity Ring album on repeat while exploring the city on foot.

It is an amazing song, and the other single off this album (Fineshrine) is also. Both of them have pretty charming music videos, which is a bonus. Unfortunately the sophomore album from Purity Ring, released this year, does not capture the same dark and heavy atmosphere that these two singles off the debut album have.

More about Purity Ring on Wikipedia.

Published on September 15, 2015