Spacehog invite you to get up close and personal in the video for 'Try to Remember.' Frontman Royston Langdon lathers up and goes in for a shave as he sings the lyrics, but as he looks in the mirror and drags the razor over his face, methodically removing stubble, he doesn't quite make eye contact with the camera.
She & Him have premiered their video for ‘I Could’ve Been Your Girl’ on HelloGiggles.com, a lifestyle and entertainment site for women co-founded by frontwoman Zooey Deschanel. The clip isn’t a departure for the cutesy, ‘60s-inspired actress-turned-singer-songwriter, but it is her first credit as director. Deschanel dances her way through the clip, seemingly trying to win the attention of guitarist M. Ward. He, however, spends the video averting his eyes from all the vintage dresses and group dance numbers by cowering behind a newspaper.
Following the National’s ‘Letterman’ performance of ‘Don’t Swallow the Cap’ on Monday night (May 20), the show’s host complimented the Brooklyn-based band on a job well done, appropriately remarking, “A lot going on there.” Yes, there was, as Thomas Bartlett — who goes by the stage name Doveman — sat in with the group on keyboard, joining the string and horn sections also guesting on the tune.
British indie rockers Palma Violets have released a video for ‘Best of Friends,’ the first track off their 2013 debut album, ‘180,’ and in it, the band is up to no good. The black-and-white clip follows the band’s members -- Alexander “Chilli” Jesson, Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle -- as they cause trouble in the streets and while performing for a crowd of unenthused bar patrons. Contrary to the song’s chorus, the band seems to be having difficulty making any friends, as they set off small explosions in trash cans, knock newspapers out of pedestrians’ hands and, at the end, break into an all-out fight at the aforementioned bar.
Last night's season finale of 'SNL' marked Fred Armisen's last episode as a cast member, our sister site ScreenCrush reports, and to mark the occasion, he performed a goodbye song as Ian Rubbish, the Margaret Thatcher-loving British punk character he debuted earlier this season. But that's not all: Midway through the tune -- a jaunty number called 'It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day' -- Armisen was joined onstage by his 'Portlandia' costar, former Sleater-Kinney singer Carrie Brownstein, the first in a string of guest rockers that included Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Aimee Mann and Michael Penn. Watch it above.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been making music since 1983. But it took another eight years until people started to pay attention. Thanks to a new record company, a bigger budget, a producer who knew what to do with them and more focused songwriting, 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik,' their fifth album, made them stars. They started making better videos around that time too. The
Queens of the Stone Age have shared the latest animated video for a new song from '…Like Clockwork,' out via Matador on June 4. This time, it's 'My God Is the Sun,' which will be the album's first single. The epic and artsy track features those signature Josh Homme riffs and dramatic, vibrato-y vocals. It makes you wonder how anyone could've ever considered QOTSA to be stoner rock.
Books of Love – a duo comprising La Sera/Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman and the Hush Sound’s Greta Morgan – have released a video for their new single ‘Space Time’ (watch above). The quirky, feelgood clip follows the singers on an eventful journey to find an alien boyfriend.
Queens of the Stone Age are back with yet another visual clip from their forthcoming record ‘…Like Clockwork,’ and this time, they’ve treated us to the video for ‘If I Had a Tail.’ It isn’t quite as bloody as some of the other vids they’ve unveiled recently, but with its fast-paced car race and cast of grotesque pyromaniacs, it fits right into the creepy, sinister theme.