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Topic: vagrant records
phantogram

VOTD: Roundup!

Have some NYE Freakout leftovers, Iron & Wine, Craig Finn and Youth Lagoon, won’t you?

Youth Lagoon — “July”
Youth Lagoon proved 2011’s most fragile new sound, and this song’s a textbook example. Watch a sad, bloody teenage drama unfold here. Also note the car driving on the wrong side of the highway near the video’s end.



Iron & Wine — “Godless Brother in Love”
Less fragile than delicate, this Iron & Wine video supporting the very-good 2011 album “Kiss Each Other Clean” goes camping. This one’s much more into celebrating youth than mourning it. Warning: chicks with armpit hair abound.



Craig Finn — “Jackson”
Here, The Hold Steady front man (who plays The Conservatory on Feb. 2!) plays a reminiscent, kinda downtrodden song off his forthcoming album, “Clear Heart, Full Eyes,” due out Jan. 24 on Vagrant Records. “It’s good” is all I have to say about it.



Phantogram — “Running from the Cops” live in OKC
I actively decided not to listen to dark-toned New York indie-synth act Phantogram prior to its NYE Freakout opening set, just to be surprised. Turns out I was overwhelmed. Here’s a trippy, strobed-out video I helped Nathan Poppe shoot on night one of the festivities. Nathan says he’ll have a video from Neon Indian’s night-two opening set by the end of the week.


by Matt Carney 01.04.2012 2 years ago
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VOTD: Bells tolling

Watch a video and stream an album for an indie band with Okie ties.

Originally from Lawton, Benjamin Curtis played drums for Dallas alt-band Tripping Daisy and UFOFU before starting The Secret Machines with his brother Brandon and Josh Garza.

Now he’s with Alejandra Deheza in the decidedly shoegazey, ambient-rocking act School of Seven Bells, which just released its third studio album, Ghostory; on Vagrant Records last week.

Get a taste of the song “Lafaye” in this video below, and stream “Ghostory” below that, if you so desire:





by Matt Carney 03.05.2012 2 years ago
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