Listening to the 5-song EP from Seattle's Pocket Panda is kind of like the first time that you see your older brother cry. You discover that burly men with deep voices can get sentimental too. With the band member count clocking in at seven, Pocket...

Smoke and flowing capes are always lovely, but the real champ in this video, in my opinion, is the wonderful color palette of greens, reds, and purples, which scramble together in low light to create muted silhouettes. Yum!!! ...

What the hell happened to Akron/Family with their latest disc, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT? The album itself is quite enough of a departure from the band's previous works, but the videos are really something else. This new video for...

It's nice when bands have the impetus to be involved with the visual representations of themselves. We saw it a lot this year with album covers, but it doesn't happen nearly as often with music videos. Matt Kronish of Infantree took matters into his own...

A wee bit of gypsy magic brings paintings to life in this Pepper Rabbit video, which also grants the French Horn more face time than it has ever gotten in a music video. * Pepper Rabbit is now on tour with Ra Ra Riot. (* This statement...

With overdubs reminiscent of Imogen Heap, "All The Way" by Nightlands seems like a musical collage -- layers and layers of the phrase, "All the way," work with occasional sprinklings of notes. The video is similarly a low-budget collage, with faces morphing in and out...

Mike Anderson's visual interpretation for "How You Hold Your Arms" combines two sets of videos at once, but not in any way you might be able to predict. From the Western Vinyl website, they state, "A recorded song floats unchanged in time, through endless possibilities...

Spencer Moody is considered rock royalty in Seattle, mainly due to his tenure as the lead vocalist in The Murder City Devils, which, in my mind, is somewhat dubious -- mainly due to the fact that said band only released a half album of decent material throughout its formative years. Very hit or miss, but the half that was good was exceptional. Since then, his output has improved somewhat with the short-lived Dead Low Tide and the brilliantly succinct Smoke And Smoke, both projects which only dropped one disc each and let him showcase his more hard rocking side. Smoke And Smoke was actually quite brilliant, drawing its potency primarily from the bass-playing genius of the late Enemymine's Mike Kunka.

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A lean little 4-track EP, Le Podium #1 is a workout routine in La Femme's ability to genre-hop. EP opener, "Sur La Planche," boasts French lyrics that translate to, "On a surf board /On the beach, on the wave, I'm searching for sensations /On a...

It must be a blessing and a curse for Portland's Dolorean that the similarly named Delorean, from Spain, have gotten so much buzz in the past year. While the latter has been blogged about by indie kids all over the world, inevitably some fans have...