Today, we just hosted a stream of Mogwai's film Burning, created by the fine folks at La Blogotheque. This is just another brand new Take Away Show -- #109, if you haven't gathered -- featuring a performance by Sharon Van Etten. It's a minimal video...

Every body movement in this video is an awkward, overly-dramatized exercise in interpretive dance, which gives the most mundane of human actions an engaging, almost zombie-like quality. These movements match up perfectly with the deliciously frenzied beat of the track. Mmmmmm. From their press release: "Conceptually,...

Wolf Parade's debut, Apologies To Queen Mary, surprised almost everyone as the "little anthemic rocker that could," ending up on many critics' "Best Of" lists and remaining in people's heads and iPods until long after. Of course, the album was not without its faults: spotty...

Sometimes, the albums which make indelible marks on your memory are the slow-growers. Perhaps it's been an eternity, and you still don't know what your opinion is about said albums, but one day -- it just all clicks. And when you finally "get" it, it sticks with you. You begin to wonder why it took you so long to appreciate such a mysteriously captivating record in the first place, and subsequent listens are evidence that the record has staying power.

Tallest Trees' debut album is one of those slow-growers with staying power, due largely in part to its complexity. Carefully plotted intricacies and layers reveal themselves over time, providing a listening experience that builds upon itself.

 

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If music were purely about aesthetics, then Hunting Club would win out in my book. The indie-rock quintet's The Plaid Album manages to poke a bit of fun at the lazy "color" naming scheme of Weezer while still out-nerding the band on their album artwork....

Fernando Tarango is a singer-songwriter with a bit of a hilarious history which he strangely isn't scared to reveal. To quote: "After three months performing on Holland America Cruise Lines, concerts with the Grammy Award Winning Pacific Boychoir in California, and bar shows in Wyoming...

Interpol's new video is classy in its use of black and white. It somehow makes mysterious medical equipment seems sexy, and shot after shot looks like it could've been lifted from the pages of Surface Magazine or Zink Magazine. ...

This video is like a modern take on Oregon Trail or something, complete with frame-by-frame side-scrolling! A fantastic video for "The Body Without Any Eyes", off of the husband-wife duo's album, I've Been Watching A Lot Of Horror Movies (out today) on Circle Into Square. ...