School starts tomorrow for me. It’s been a really good, albeit nearly blogless, summer and tomorrow morning will feel like a new awakening. In the above video teaser for “Sacrifice Hat,” the centerpiece of Lean Horse Marathon’s Reflections, light starts piercing through the dark. Slowly but surely the lights get brighter and the noise gets louder, just like they will tomorrow morning when I have to pry myself out of bed. It’s an awakening, just like “Sacrifice Hat.”
Lean Horse Marathon is Baltimore’s Jeff Koplovitz, an 18-year-old with a great ear and chops to boot. You can stream Reflections via Only For Us for the time being and buy it on iTunes. Facebook rumors lead towards the possibility of a cassette in the future.
Full review of Reflections is to come as well.
We’ve seen LCD Soundsystem rock out as Muppets not once, but twice over the years, but James Murphy, Nancy Whang and Pat Mahoney get the LEGO treatment in the above video for the killer “All My Friends,” undoubtedly one of the most emotional songs in the LCD catalog. Check out its resemblance to the original, here.
It’s safe to say that from the above video for “Bad Street,” Twin Sister and co. knows how to put on a killer houseparty.
In Heaven is due out September 27 on Domino.
Also, check out the band’s performance of “Daniel” on Pitchfork: TV as part of the Summer Jammin’ with Ice Cream Man series.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a video filmed entirely on a Windows Phone. Gimmick or not, this video, directed by Todd Cole, for one of Kurt Vile‘s standout tracks off of Smoke Ring For My Halo is so, so cool, with perfect aesthetics for the tone of the song. Also, get “Baby’s Arms” for free from the Matablog.
Kurt Vile is on tour and will be in Washington, D.C. on August 10 with Woods and White Fence.
A little under a month ago, Future Islands dropped the A-side from their next single due out on Thrill Jockey, and now they have a video to go with “Before The Bridge.” The clip is directed by Abram Sanders and vibes extremely well with the track. Watch it over at Pitchfork.tv.
MP3: Future Islands – “Before The Bridge”
We’re coming up on our first birthday here at Fresh Heirs so we figured we’d celebrate America’s birthday, too! Enjoy this, um, cool(?) video for Dom’s “Living In America” and set off some fireworks. Oh, and check out Dom’s new song.
–Daniel, Anna, Marc & Lowden