And here we go for another week! First up as always is our video of the week, this week belonging to The Jezabels' "Endless Summer" - the first single off their highly anticipated debut album Prisoner (due in store 16 September). It's a stunning track - we already knew that - which now has an equally impressive music video to boot. You can never have enough pretty girls and horses in any music video, we do say!
Keeping on the theme of brilliant bands with intoxicating lead singers, we bring you the long awaited new single from Howling Bells, "Into The Sky". We reckon the Sydney-via-London band have killed it with this one! We can't wait to hear the full album, The Loudest Engine, their third, released on September 12! The trippy video seems to match the aesthetic of the album's cover, which was shot in the Nevada desert.
Mext, Brisbane band Drawn From Bees bring us the single "Of Walls and Teeth", the first to be taken from the forthcoming album The May King and His Paper Crown due out early 2012. The track is infectious and the video works terribly well in its simplicity. The band just announced a national tour in October and you can find the dates here: http://www.drawnfrombees.com/ - Check it!
Let's move now to New Zealand and the Jon Toogood (Shihad) helmed The Adults, and their track "Nothing to Lose"
Just in the country were Times New Viking, and this is one of the tracks that totally killed it at the shows... "No Room to Live". You'll probably see why when you have a watch/listen. It's pretty great.
Next up, we move back to Australia - Melbourne in particular - and check out the track "Here's The Girl" from duo Harmless. It's the first single from their debut album Water Feature, and is the project of collaborators Cesar Rodrigues (Blue King Brown) and Monty Mackenzie (Cleverhorse). The clip was shot and directed by Kess Broekman-Dattner, who was responsible for Kate Vigo's MusicOz Award winning "The Way You Are".
Spookyland is the moniker under which 19 year old Sydney folk singer Marcus Gordon performs and records, and he has just filmed a music video in his bedroom for the moody acoustic track "Failures". We think it turned out pretty damn well! Catch Spookyland at Changing Lanes Festival in Sydney on September 17th!
Fucked Up have released the second video in their "David Comes To Life" rock opera series. The track is called "The Other Shoe" and the clip was directed by Matt Eastman. It's pretty much the most amazing track ever. Enjoy!
We really dig the new video by Portland's The Decemberists, "Calamity Song". It's the third single to be taken from their album The King Is Dead. It was directed by the co-creator of the hilarious "Parks and Recreation", and it apparently references (and draws from lyrically) David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest. Massive fans of this ridiculously long novel (only like 1100 pages) must be pretty stoked by the reference... Oh Colin Meloy. You wordsmith, you.
Finally, just announcing a tour of Australia, Cosmo Jarvis brings us his latest track "My Day". We can't embed this one so you'll have to go on ahead and view it on YouTube by clicking HERE. Until next week!