David Bowie – Where Are We Now ?

We haven”t got much to add to the noise regarding the surprise return of David Bowie, except to say that there is a faded glory to this new single, that had this blogger moist of eye this morning. (You’ll find it here when this YouTube rip is taken down).

Dems – Christabel

Dems is made up of three extremely talented guys and they’re back with a cracking new tune, called Christabel. It’s got a haunting sound to it with its mix of the vocals and woozy melody. This, along with a very well shot video = a feast for the senses…tuck in!

Interesting fact: I wanted an interesting fact so I asked and…the inspiration for the song and video comes from a poem of the same name by Samuel Coleridge (ooerr!)

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Deptford Goth – Union

There is a bittersweet nature to this track, It feels really uplifting to me, with beautifully layered textures and a simple, delicate vocal line. Then I reread the notes accompanying it in our inbox, which described it as melancholic. That’s also an accurate description.
Can you even have uplifting melancholy ? I think D.G. just proved that you can.

Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman

Here is the really beautiful title track from Coheed and Cambria’s epic two-part concept album, about a spaceman who’s ship blows up or something. Anyway, just watch the video and don’t worry too much about the story, that’s my advice.

The second part of the album is out in early February.

Directed by Robert Schober

Bjӧrk – Mutual Core

That’s how they git you. They’re under the goddamned ground!

This is the new clip for Bjӧrk’s Mutual Core directed by Andrew Thomas Huang.

It’s from bastards, a collection of the mixes of Biophilia picked by Björk herself, involving Current Value, Death Grips, Hudson Mohawke, Alva Noto, Matthew Herbert, Omar Souleyman, 16-bit, These New Puritans, and the Slips.

You can stream the whole album at The Guardian website here.