Nina Persson, singer and songwriter of iconic Swedish group The Cardigans, has released her new music video "Food For The Beast". Premiered on Stereogum, the video is now also on YouTube.
"Food For The Beast" has established itself as a fan favourite both live and as a highlight on her debut solo album, Animal Heart. The video was made in Sweden and directed by Swedish director Tomas Melinder.
"The video for 'Food For The Beast' was made by these amazing people at Top Dollar in my home town Malmo. A great example of how creativity and imagination can't be bought", espouses Nina.
They Might Be Giants have pulled off the seemingly inconceivable - they have continued to work, create and evolve musically, artistically and uninterrupted for 30 YEARS. During this time, the two-time GRAMMY winning Brooklyn originals diversified into television & film music—often with award-winning results—and have 16 vital studio albums under their belt.
In celebration of the last 10 years of the band’s remarkable run, They Might Be Giants are releasing Idlewild, a 17-song compilation album named for their own US label, Idlewild Recordings.
"Idlewild: A Compilation" is neither a "best of" nor a rarities set. It is an ultra-vivid illustration of the bands prodigious output and singular musical vision. From the spare, folkie chug of "Words Are Like", which originally appeared as part of TMBG’s internet-only collaboration with eMusic back in the dot.com era glory days of 2001, to the propulsive, dance floor groove of "You're On Fire", from last year’s Nanobots release, the scope of Idlewild is as wide as it is beguiling.
Sally Seltmann’s new album, Hey Daydreamer is out now on Lojinx in Europe (Arts & Crafts in North America, Caroline in Australia, Rallye in Japan). This is Seltmann’s fourth full-length album, her first on Lojinx, and the second to bear her name, after 2010’s Heart That’s Pounding, and two under her previous "New Buffalo" moniker.
Get a free download of album track "Needle In The Hay" here and watch Isobel Knowles' spellbinding stop-motion animated video here or Nelson Alves' directed video for "Billy" here
You can now pre-order Nina Perssons's forthcoming album Animal Heart on CD, heavyweight 180g vinyl LP and a limited edition T-shirt from the official store here: ninapersson.tmstor.es. Released on 10th February, it can also be found at the usual suspects Amazon and iTunes, but you might want to pre-order from your local independent record store.
European dates for Nina's tour have also been anounced for February and March:
Out now is Blitzen Trapper's Thirsty Man EP & video, taken from their seventh studio album VII. Accompanying the title track are two non-album exclusives - "The Prophet" and "Plenty of Thrills".
The video was directed by fellow Portland native Robbie Augspurger. "This video had a mind of it's own, taking us into dark territory as usual", says frontman and principal songwriter Eric Earley. "Nothing like a bright red high heel phone to make you long for the days of land lines and speed of light travel".
Of the bonus tracks, Early comments "These are a couple of backwoods roadhouse jams meant to be listened to while warming up the truck at midnight".