James Blake


With everyone Wilhelm screaming over James Blake, we thought we’d share the video for his latest track, “Lindisfarne,” which we produced, directed, and starred in. I think we even wrote the song? I can’t remember. Anyway, check out the disturbingly intriguing video. (via P4k)

• James Blake: http://www.myspace.com/jamesblakeproduction
• Universal Republic: http://www.universalrepublic.com

Angel Olsen

“Tiniest Lights”

Last month, Angel Olsen re-released her 2010 cassette Strange Cacti on vinyl. The video for “Tiniest Lights,” the album’s haunting leadoff track, features the song “played three times and filmed on a single roll of celluloid,” providing an ethereal spookiness befitting of the song. Visit Bathetic Records for more info on the 12-inch.

• Angel Olsen: http://www.myspace.com/ghostgrocersings
• Bathetic: http://www.batheticrecords.com

Demdike Stare


Manchester’s Demdike Stare premiered a new video for “Violetta” at The Wire. This heretofore unreleased track wasn’t on Tryptych (TMT Review), but you should buy the album anyway because it will change your world. Check out Wire issue #328 for Demdike Stare’s Invisible Jukebox.

• Demdike Stare: http://www.myspace.com/pookawig
• Modern Love: http://modern-love.co.uk

La Big Vic


Last week, La Big Vic released Actually, their debut album on Underwater Peoples. The group currently resides in Brooklyn, but these cosmonauts — Toshio Masuda on guitar, Peter Pearson on synth, former TMT contributor/current Altered Zones editor/Visitation Rites mastermind Emilie Friedlander on vocals and violin — make music that sidesteps geography, that deterritorializes. For a clear example, check out the stream for “Musica” (via The FADER). Also, be sure to take a close look at Robert Beatty’s artwork above. If you adopt a ‘critical gaze,’ as your friendly intellectual might suggest, you might recognize where it comes from. I have no idea.

Plenty of La Big Vic fun over at Pixelhorse; click here for more.

• La Big Vic: http://www.myspace.com/labigvic
• Underwater Peoples: http://www.underwaterpeoples.com

Tom Trago

Iris [full-album stream]

Last month, Rush Hour Records — don’t you ever touch a black man’s radio! — released Iris, a new full-length by Amsterdam’s DJ/producer/spaceward adventuralist Tom Trago. Hear it for the first time ever, right here at the Chocolate Grinder.

• Tom Trago: http://www.myspace.com/tomtrago
• Rush Hour: http://www.rushhour.nl


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