A lot of barbs were thrown at James Blake on the run-up to his debut LP. Music critic Simon Reynolds playfully referred to Blake and his fellow soulboy bass-heads (i.e. Mount Kimbie, Jamie Woon) as 'blubstep.' A poster on a music forum quipped, "There's a limit to your vocal...

Ambient bedroom pop pioneer Matt Mondanile, aka Ducktails, manages to break into untapped psych-pop territory on his new album, while appeasing those who long for his forgotten demo cassettes. And while Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics takes an impressive step towards the sound of his other band, Real Estate, the album...

Keith Canisius' latest album, This Time It's Our High, starts off as an annoying reminder as to just how much excellent music exists which you will probably never, ever hear about. The burden is almost crippling. At some point, though, you just have to suck it up and delve in...

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 of each other and very...

Like a bad '80s movie, this Destroyer video for "Kaputt" starts off as a dude's wet dream. Girls lifted out of an aerobics video dance awkwardly in spandex and leotards, pining for a nerdy-looking individual that is busy sniffing napkins like a creep. From there, the video jumps into space,...

This video is 9 months old, but I'm just seeing its gun-toting, beanie-wearing, low-riding, ass-shaking, gang sign-throwing, money-flaunting glory. This is one hell of an amazing video, where unlikely individuals point Glocks and jiggle their rumps at the camera while lipsyncing to singer-songwriter Rachel Goodrich's sunshiney jam. Marvelous, marvelous, marvelous! Video...

Australian Jonathan Boulet has this cheerful little song entitled "A Community Service Announcement." The video is generally celebratory, with men flailing wildly in and enjoying nature. They're all faceless, though, with glitched out bits of color for skin and props. Perhaps that's the portion that actually makes this video interesting...

What does that person who isn’t so jolly listen to get through the season? In the spirit of The Pogues’ “A Fairytail in New York” — one of the greatest of sad holiday songs — here is a little holiday wallowing mix....

While Argentina continues to sell itself as the home of tango and hard rock, there are a ton of artists there trying to make something interesting, often taking cues from seminal Western bands and legendary Argentine artists....