Hi there, it’s the laziest blogger alive. And what we have here is the new video for Kool Thing‘s latest single ”TV Tower”. The track is taken from their self-titled debut LP, out now on Mad Dog & Love Records and available here. Starring the band themselves, the video is equal parts humorous, creepy, and bizarre – just the way we like it! P.S. You’ll never guess what’s in that bag:
Watch the video for the gorgeously eerie Maya Postepski remix of Heidi Mortenson‘s “Dele Af Kroppen” (which apparently means “parts of body”). The track is taken from Mortenson’s latest release, the Mørk Remixes EP, available from her Bandcamp. Speaking of Postepski (of Austra and Trust fame), she has recently been busy with her solo project Princess Century; a new EP is coming out later this month. The video was directed by Mortenson herself, and, umm, features “Maya Postepski as a ghost”.
As some of you may have noticed, No Conclusion has been on a month+ long break, but the time has come to get back to blogging. We’re going to “pull a The Knife” on you and return with something long an experimental, because why not. And, well, because we got to premiere the latest installment of the exquisite Portland-based Experimental ½ Hour video series. This episode features Litanic Mask‘s stunning rendition of “Kabuki” (taken from their self-titled debut LP), followed by a sweet set from Sissy Spacek and a frantic performance by Twins, with some general weirdness from Sporay coming at the end of the clip. Watch it below, and check out some more sick videos over at the Experimental ½ Hour website.
We’re happy to premiere the video for Textbeak‘s new single “Gatchaman”, out on Post Religion Records. Along with the original version of ”Gatchaman”, the release features remixes by Slow Head, Strange Powers (of Men in Burka), High Park and Raudive (a.k.a. Oliver Ho). It is now available digitally and in limited edition vinyl, with T-shirt and video bundles, from the Post Religion Bandcamp. The description we got with this video is just too good not to mention, and it goes something like this: “a lo-fi internet Tumblr cult video game ??? live action x 3-D goth plague doctor vibe with lots of weird ritual like stuff and toxic woodland that plays off of the original Gatchaman Japanese animation sci-fi bird-suited ninjas idea”. Game over:
Watch the new video for Black Pus‘ latest single “1000 Years”, taken off of his forthcoming LP All My Relations. Due out March 19 via Thrill Jockey, this is Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt’s second solo effort. Chippendale made the ”1000 Years” video himself, “scanning and animating those flipbooks” he had made “in 4th or 5th grade”. Get ready for some disturbing images of physical violence and war! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go watch the video again to try and figure out what the hell happened there.
Here’s a new video for Maria Minerva‘s latest single ”Black Magick”, a track off the BLESS EP that comes out in April on Not Not Fun. This incredibly fun and playful video makes for a perfect match for what is probably one of her most straightforward pop songs to date. The video was directed and features original animation by the ever-amazing Alice Cohen.
UK producer Hervé‘s collaboration with Austra‘s Katie Stelmanis on “Save Me”, the first the single from his forthcoming album, just got a matchingly creepy video. The Tim Kelly-directed clip seemed kind of boring at first, but the mood draws you in after a while. Hervé’s The Art Of Disappearing is due out March 4th on Cheap Thrills, and, apart from Stelmanis, it will also feature a guest spot from Maria Minerva. Sounds interesting!
Watch the new Butterclock video for “Don’t”, a track off her forthcoming release. Entitled First Prom, the EP is set to drop in February, and the limited edition CD is now available for preorder from Fantasy Music. The video was directed by Dario Natale and Laura Clock herself.
Ex-Yellow Swan Pete Swanson has been putting out some quality techno noise stuff recently, and “Life Ends at 30″ is no exception. The song is featured on his forthcoming four-track EP called Punk Authority, due out this March on Ford and Lopatin’s Software label. Apart from the Soundcloud stream of the thirteen-minute track, a hypnotizing accompanying video for the shorter version has also been released. A lot of videos get described as hypnotic, but, I don’t know, I’ve actually just spent four minutes staring at this thing and am feeling a little funny now. Directed by Justin Meyers.
The Swedish avant garde trio Kriget, with whom we first got acquainted just recently via the video for ‘Don’t Worry, It Will Be Over Soon‘, have dropped another, equally compelling clip for ‘Holy Mountain’. Both songs are taken from this year’s Dystopico, available on iTunes; the latter also got a single treatment thanks to The Control Group. The appropriately bizarre video was directed by Fredrik Joelson. Well, this looks fun:
‘Viento Gris’ is an incredibly catchy coldwave tune by the Barcelona-based duo ·Y·. (Full disclosure: one of the members is our friend.) The self-released single Timeless Whirl/EIE is available from Bandcamp, and their first album, Horizonte de sucesos, is set for release next year. The duo is currently putting together dates for their European tour, check them out here and holler if you can help. The video for ‘Viento Gris’ successfully combines footage from old Jan Švankmajer and Juraj Jakubisko movies, which is pretty cool.
*Premiere!* New Twins video! Twins is the project of Matt Weiner, whom you may be familiar with as a member of Featureless Ghost. His latest single is the funnily titled ‘Dark Shit’, from split LP with Os Ovni called Graphic Edition/Vortex to Void, out now on Clan Destine Records. Appropriately enough, the video is made up of footage from various Bauhaus bootleg VHS’s.
Watch the new video for Mushy‘s beautiful gloomy single ‘My Life So Far’, taken from her latest full-length, Breathless. The video was directed by Simone Pellegrini. Breathless is out now on Mannequin Records, get it here.
Now here’s a really cool and captivating video that perfectly matches Bestial Mouths‘ intense new jam. ‘White Eyes’ is taken from their upcoming split release with Deathday, out sometime soon on Sweating Tapes and Desire Records. Video directed by Niko Sonnberger.