Not sure if you´re a big fan of Alt-J or not, but I am, and last September the band released their new album This Is All Yours (available now on Spotify, by the way). My first impression? Overall good, same line with perhaps more guitars and ethnicity. And I don´t usually post two videos in a single post, but I thought this time it was worth it, watch:
While watching the video I found it visually powerful and somehow tactile… As if I could almost feel the touch of the images… Did it happen to you too or am I just nuts? And did it make you think of Woodkid´s videoclips too? Finally, something a curiosity about this video: This one above is the “Girl´s version” and there is the “Boy version”, that you can watch here.
Anyway, here my other favorite song and videoclip; Hunger Of The Pine. A sort of, how to call it… Hunger Games inspiration?
And if you´re a super geek like me and want to dig more, here you have some further information on Alt-J´s new album This Is All Yours I found on Wikipedia, and here is the band´s website with details of their new tour.
A lot like Lars Von Trier on Antichrist this Alt-j’s video…
“They say the world was coming to an end… Well..
It was by our own hand. Turned out the world kept turning, only we ended
All the evidence was there… The punishment of faith creating animosity
between our brethren…
The dissolution of humanity in all cultures… The reluctance of acceptance…
Bigotry, ignorance and
narrow mindedness destroying our world…”
Artist: The Black Keys
Song: Brooklyn Bound
Album: The Big Come Up
I saw my old friend Gabriel | Down the perimeter ringing the bell | I said hello | Hey man is there something wrong? | Where has everybody gone? | I don’t know | Well I put my hand across my mouth | And I went out, moving slow | What are you doing he said to me | I’m looking for my company | He said don’t bother no
Next thing you know I took a look | Gabe was trying to sell me a book | But i got no dough | He said check it out it’s going cheap| Check it out it’s going cheap | Ok I’ll give it a go | I read that book every page | And then I put it away | Said I don’t think so | It makes slaves of all of womenkind | And corpses of the men | And I just don’t know | And we care a little bit | We get scared a little bit | OÃ° those two cold dead eyes | That stare a little a bit | And we cry a little bit | And we get by a little bit | Let your tears | All come falling down | Put me on a big white steed! | Ride it it up and down your street! | Wrapped up in a crimson coat! | Sail me in a great big boat! | I’ll sail around the waters for you | Kill your sons and daughters for you!| Put me on a big white horse! | Send me down to Banbury Cross! | It’s okay Joe it’s time to go!
Artist: Rolling Stones
Song: Hey Negrita
** Negrita was Mick Jagger’s nickname for Bianca
Artist: The Beatles
Song: Dear Prudence
Artist: Miike Snow
Song: Paddling Out
Album: Happy to You
Genre: Alternative, electronic, dance
In May 2010 an article at the Huffington Post posted: Scientists Study Ozzy Osbourne’s Blood To Understand Why He’s Still Alive Despite Drug Abuse
Artist: Black Sabbath
Song: War Pigs (1970)