Jim James – A New Life

Dancing Girls and Minotaurs. Such are the rock star demands of My Morning Jacket front man Jim James, for this wonderfully surreal video for the jaunty A New Life.

Darwin Deez – You Can’t Be my Girl

And the award for use of stock video footage goes to…

Darwin Deez “You Can’t Be My Girl” from Keith Schofield on Vimeo.

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.