El May is the nom de plume of LA-based Australian musician Lara Meyerratken. The concept for the "I Played a Role" video, directed by Yaara Sumeruk, was to approach strangers in New York and have them listen to the song and dance to it, in the street, with Lara. The dreamy slow-motion results are engaging, enigmatic and utterly charming.
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