An Audiovisual Playlist
We're all visual people here so instead of just posting seven songs we love for the week ahead, we looked for ones with excellent music videos. We got a bit carried away and so this list may or may not end with an actual short film. It's a good dose of audiovisual bliss. Peaches - Lose You Sometimes cool people send us stuff that made them think of us. A girl called Kjersti sent us a link to this Peaches song. Peaches is great. She does things her way without asking for permission and her music is candid and honest. She's the kinda woman we look up to. Fingers crossed she releases some new music soon. Tyler The Creator - Tamale Tyler had a busy weekend. Apparently he was arrested for enticing a riot in Austin during SXSW. He could be jailed for a year for this - our recommendation is to behave in public places. He's definitely a mouthy guy but we're not sure how he'd survive jail. We definitely wouldn't, so we are going to have our own personal riots at home with this song. Seems fair. SZA - Babylon SZA is releasing her album Z next month and we can't wait. Babylon is the kinda slow jam we'd spend all weekend in bed listening to. If this song is anything to go by, the upcoming album will be the stuff dreams are made of. It's romantic and beautiful in a slightly sad way but it won't leave you feeling miserable. Quite the opposite. JUCE - Call You Out JUCE is a London based trio that is probably the coolest girl band out there. Their collaboration with video god Cieron Magat was equally as great. After we finished watching we had to check the calendar to confirm what year it was - that's how 90s like it was. No scifi scenarios happening, it's still 2014 but even without time travel, we did spend the whole weekend dancing to this. Maya Jane Coles - Comfort More talented Londoners! Another great song from a woman so great at keeping people glued to dance floors. The video... well, she has a recorded history of somewhat disturbing music videos. This time it's very subtle but no less eerie than a Hitchcock film. You might want to watch it when your flatmates get home. She is getting ready to release an album later this month. 24th of March to be exact, mark the date! Placebo - Loud Like Love (feat. Bret Easton Ellis) Look, this is an OK song but in all fairness, it could just as easily be replaced by any other tune. It's the video that is the highlight here. Narrated by Bret Easton Ellis we're presented a mystery! It includes vomiting, rash and spank marks but also pool babes and pastel colours. Even if you find the song boring, it's probably the best music video you'll see at least this week. Dum Dum Girls - "Are You Okay" (By Bret Easton Ellis, Official Short Film) Bret Easten Ellis is everywhere these days. We're cool with that. If the previous one was a strange music video, this one is more of a short film that features a really great song by Dum Dum Girls. We're a shoe brand so we obviously love music that falls under the shoegaze genre. Any excuse to check out those toes, right? Add to this Ellis's ability to create some very compelling characters and 11 minutes after clicking the play button you're left wishing this were a feature film in the making.