Archive for the 'Audio Visual' Category

Now that Gibbard’s out of the picture…

This is far too adorable for words. Just look at those dimples! Gah.
I’m not really into She & Him, but this… I can’t say no, and I can’t turn away.



A new demo from The xx? Yes, please.

One for the wind and rain:

I was afraid they’d lose the sparse simplicity of their debut album with the follow-up, but it sounds like it will be just fine. Looking forward to hearing more.

Swedish artist alert

By this point, you may have figured out that I have a bit of an obsession with interest in Scandinavian music. Sure, the easy explanation would be that I spent a few months living in Denmark, but there’s no denying that there are some fantastic things going on over there. Maybe it’s all those cold, dark months. Who knows.

One of my biggest regrets at SXSW a few weeks ago was not seeing the Swedish band Fredrik. (They opened for the equally delightful Norwegian artist Silje Nes – double swoon.)

But luckily for me (and really, for everyone), you can stream the entirety of their upcoming album, Flora, which officially comes out April 12th. The video they made is pretty sweet – it follows Yiva the wolf around Fredrik’s hometown of Malmö (I’ve actually been there!).

Check it out. Seriously.

She’s not stopping.

The new tUnE-yArDs video for “Bizness” is pretty sweet – so sweet that on youtube, it currently has 100 likes and 0 dislikes. No haters.


And if someone ever breaks my heart, I still hope it is you.

Some sun from Sweden on a rainy, snowy day. Warning: this is some super twee stuff.

This video brought to you by the lovely people over at The Swede Beat. Check them out if you haven’t already!

This year’s Garden State?

I’ve seen the trailer for this movie a few times now, and each time, I seriously get the shivers when the Ida Maria song comes in at the end. I’m not even sure if I want to see it – the trailer is kind of too perfect (and I’m sure people will be quick to say it’s this year’s Garden State/Juno/(500) Days of Summer), but man. What good use of a song. [Apparently, The Virginity Hit also decided it was fitting.]

Check out the soundtrack for It’s Kind of a Funny Story here. I’m impressed that they got “Blood” by The Middle East. Love.

You can’t stop these kids from dancin’

OK Go’s video for “This Too Shall Pass” is pretty spectacular. Colorful, melodic chaos. 1:23 in particular rules. Check it.

"He considered music a liberating force: it liberated him from loneliness, introversion, the dust of the library; it opened the door of his body and allowed his soul to step out into the world to make friends."

- Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being