During an "Ask Me Anything" session on the social community site Reddit, today American indie-rock outfit The National premiered the video for their song "Sea of Love." Off their next album, Trouble Will Find Me (due May 20), the Sophia Peer-directed clip finds the quintet performing their song within the confines of a small, bare room with a dapper little boy rocking along with them. Along with the premiere of the video, the group also revealed plans to release a six-hour long repeat performance of their song "Sorrow." The group plans to release the marathon performance, which they did last weekend at MoMA PS1, on vinyl and would benefit charity. Watch the complete video above and check out The National's complete AMA session here.
Deftones's new visual for "Swerve City" showcases a beautiful woman making her way horseback through the desert. Towards the end of the flick, band frontman Chino Moreno makes his way to the female to find her waiting, but not exactly with open arms. You'll just have to check it out for yourself to see what we mean. "Swerve City" was featured on the California rock outfit's Koi No Yokan album.
Gary Clark Jr. once again channels his inner Jimi Hendrix, now dropping off the black and white visual for "Numb." Gary's woman has clearly gotten the best of him, leaving him — you guessed it — numb. How does he deal with his female issues? Simple, by heading out in his old school ride and jamming out on the guitar. Therapeutic, huh? To check out the new aesthetic, simply see above. "Numb" was featured on Clark's 2012 release of Blak and Blue.
Any music lover has almost certainly had the opportunity to sit in a garage and enjoy the sounds of a crunching guitar and banging drums of some local band. There's a magic in that "garage rock" sound and who better to bring you a collection of the best of the best than the Adult Swim network? Always on the cusp of what's cool, the network, in conjunction with Dr. Pepper, presents their Garage Swim compilation. Featuring 15 songs from bands like King Tuff, King Khan, Black Lips, and Bass Drum of Death, among others, the record showcases of some of the genres best sounds. Garage Swim is available for free download here, or to kick your day into high-gear immediately, simply stream it below.
Just next week, Vampire Weekend will be dropping off their new album, Modern Vampires of the City, as today we showcase another entry from the anticipated compilation. "Hudson" is a somewhat melancholy number, featuring a fairly patriotic feel. So as the entire project will officially become available on May 14, you can enjoy the latest cut via the stream below. Hit us with your thoughts in the comment section.
Adult Swim continues to stay on the forefront of innovative projects. For their latest trick, they will be releasing a free garage rock compilation of previously unreleased songs called Garage Swim on May 6. Today they've provided two brand new tracks, one from Thee Oh Sees, titled "Devil Again," and another from the Black Lips titled "Cruising." Check out the full tracklist for the compilation and the two provided tracks below:
01 Bass Drum of Death: "Dregs"
02 Apache Dropout: "Constant Plaything"
03 Thee Oh Sees: "Devil Again"
04 King Tuff: "She's on Fire" [ft. Gap Dream]
05 JEFF the Brotherhood: "Melting Place"
06 Black Lips: "Cruising"
07 King Khan and the Gris Gris: "Discreate Disguise"
08 Mikal Cronin: "Better Man"
09 Mind Spiders: "They Lie"
10 Cheap Time: "Kill the Light"
11 King Louie's Missing Monuments: "Covered in Ice"
12 OBN IIIs: "A Good Lover"
13 The Gories: "On the Run"
14 King Khan: "Strange Ways"
15 Weekend: "Teal Kia"
In honor of this past Saturday's Record Store Day holiday, Best Coast finally returned to liberate a new offering, dubbed "Fear Of My Identity." The rock-style effort is a somewhat summer-proper anthem, which actually features Bethany Cosentino’s pops throwing down on the drums. So if you've been waiting patiently for something fresh from the California collective, then enjoy now by pressing play above.
A cross between art project and punk band, Brooklyn's Japanther has made a name for itself on the strength of its one-of-a-kind shows, including, but certainly not limited to, performances alongside giant dinosaurs, marionettes, and BMX riders. Apart from their always surprising acts, the duo, which was founded in 2001 and consists of Ian Vaney and Matt Reilly, also makes good, old-fashioned noise rock. With the release of their next album, Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart, set to be released next month, Japanther has gotten the ball rolling with the first single, "Stolen Flowers." As usual, crunchy, raw guitars drive along the pop-punkish song. Topped with lyrics and vocals channeling punk favorites like The Descendents, "Stolen Flowers" is an upbeat tune that captures Japanther's style perfectly. Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart is out May 21, but you can stream the track below courtesy of Stereogum.
Gearing up for the release of their new album Trouble Will Find Me, The National release another song, titled "Don't Swallow the Cap." The song follows up to "Demons," which was released earlier this week, and neatly fuses piano and strings elements over a melancholic background. Yeah, it's that misery-ladden theme that we have grown to expect from the legendary New York City-rockers. And as you know, this is no bad thing at all. Trouble Will Find Me is May 21.
Before the April 16 release of The Terror, today The Flaming Lips have let loose a new ambient cut, titled "You Lust." Along with the lengthy delivery, a stream of the entire project has been made available via NPR. So after checking out "You Lust," head here to preview the forthcoming compilation from The Flaming Lips. Let us know if you'll be snagging a copy next week.