Mitski – Your Best American Girl (Directed by Zia Anger)
Mitski Miyawaki, or just Mitski, has shared a new video for her single “Your Best American Girl”, off her forthcoming sophomore album Puberty 2, out June 17th via Dead Oceans.
Her new song “Your Best American Girl” is powerful and the video directed by Zia Anger (who has also done videos for Angel Olsen and Jenny Hval) explores the dynamics of the quintessential white indie stereotype that has become so common in America today.
Rob Zombie – Get High (Directed by Rob Zombie)
In anticipation of the release of his sixth solo studio album, Rob Zombie has shared a new Elvis inspired video for track “In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High”. Zombie says of the video, “I always loved the way Elvis looked on his comeback special standing in front of a giant ‘ELVIS’ sign. So I figured let’s do that, but instead of my name it will say ‘GET HIGH.’ It’s a simple message for everyone.”
The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, due out April 29th via UMe/T-Boy Records.
Deftones – Prayers/Triangles (Directed by Charles Bergkist)
Deftones‘ new album Gore is out now and it’s another brilliant effort, and they have unveiled the video for the album’s opener, “Prayers/Triangles“.
Directed by San Diego designer, director, and photographer Charles Bergquist, the new video feels like a trippy dream with explosion of colours and triangles as we see the band playing together or Chino Moreno running. In a recent behind the scenes trailer, Chino told Rolling Stone the song reminded him of running and “perpetual motion.”
Tamaryn – Sugarfix (Directed by Tamaryn)
Over this week, Tamaryn premiered a new video for “Sugarfix,” the latest single from her third LP Cranekiss.
Shot on a desolate road in California’s Mojave desert, the video gives a noir, Lynchian texture to this celestial track. In an interview with Dazed, who premiered the “Sugarfix” video, Tamaryn says “Obviously Lost Highway influenced some of the main shots […] I wanted to do something simple, dark, and beautiful without needing to rely too much on narrative or shock value.”
The narrative of “Sugarfix” is indeed dreamy, evoking darkness from the beginning through twisted ending.
Bob Mould – Hold On (Directed by Alicia J.Rose)
“Hold On,” the latest single from Bob Mould’s critically acclaimed new album Patch The Sky is also the first track written for the album. Originally conceived by Mould in 2013 as a downtempo acoustic track, the song has since seen a radical transformation into an anthem of hope. Today it is released in all of its glory along with a video interpretation directed by Alicia J. Rose.
Architects – Gone With The Wind (Directed by Jeb Hardwick)
Following on from the excellent “A Match Made In Heaven”, Architects have dropped over this week another confident and heavy new piece from their upcoming seventh album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, due to be released on May 27 via Epitaph.
“To me, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us is about getting to the root of the dysfunctions and disillusionment that cause all of this mess, be it personal or political or environmental,” Tom Searle said. “It all comes down to the delusion that we need more. We’re all in a constant state of anxiety and jealousy and want and desire. So many of us are unhappy, and don’t know what to do with our lives. I think a lot of the record is about digging into that. Why are we where we are? Why we cant see the wood for the trees? Why don’t we improve on our lives personally or collectively? We get sick, but then we carry on doing the things that made us sick in the first place. We can all see the world is heading for disaster, yet we do nothing to stop it.”
Halsey – Castle
Halsey has unveiled a music video for her alternate version of “Castle,” which is taken from the soundtrack to The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The original version of “Castle” can be found on Halsey’s debut full-length album, Badlands, which is out now.
The video features scenes from the Snow White-based fairytale sequel, which stars Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Halsey also has her take at playing the icy Queen in the video.