JULIO BASHMORE has today released the video for LET ME BE YOUR WEAKNESS. Featuring vocals from BIXBY, the track is taken from BASHMORE’S acclaimed debut album KNOCKIN’ BOOTS, which was released last year through his own BROADWALK RECORDS.
The LET ME BE YOUR WEAKNESS video is directed by DANIEL BRERETON who says:
“The idea for the video came about from the songs title “Let Me Be Your Weakness”, I thought it would be interesting to make a video about peoples weaknesses. The strange things people do to escape from the dullness of day to day life. So I pitched it to Bashmore that we would find hobbyists and obsessives that partake in weird and wonderful past times. Matt was into it, so we then went about searching for a wide range of activities, from crab museums to the largest collection of milk bottles in the UK. Honestly, the search was very difficult for the producers, most of the time the weirder stuff that people were into they didn’t really want to shout about, as they often thought they could be exploited or ridiculed. But my idea was always to celebrate the eccentricities of people. I think we ended up with a really good bunch, including a viking, a furry, poodles, Irish dancers and cosplayers.”
Meanwhile JULIO BASHMORE has launched a brand new website. Designed by PLINTH and featuring illustrations from TURBO ISLAND, check it out now at HTTP://JULIOBASHMORE.COM
Porches new album Pool is out via Domino on February 5th, and ahead of its release, the band is pleased to share a new song and video, ‘Be Apart’. The video was directed by Daniel Brereton (Connan Mockasin, Django Django, Kindness, Metronomy) and was filmed outside London during a recent UK/EU tour.
Says Maine on ‘Be Apart’:
“‘Be Apart’ is sort of about moving to New York City and wanting to belong. It’s about nightlife, about being taken away, losing control, longing for acceptance, and letting go. I imagine the music video portraying some sort of cult or family living in a mansion. The cult/mansion represent both what you might long to be a part of and also the sentiment of longing to be elsewhere, a part of what is outside.”
This video comes off the back of the previously released ‘Hour‘, which features Maine’s partner and frequent collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos.
Next month marks the much-anticipated release of Pool, Porches’ debut full-length for Domino and a major step forward for Maine -as an evolving singer/songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in his Manhattan apartment, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tobias Jesso Jr) in Los Angeles, Pool was influenced, in part, by settling in the city as an artist and a person. Says Maine, “there was something special about recording this album in my new home. To be surrounded by the city and in my own world at the same time. I quickly became obsessed with the energy around me, and my experience of New York – I was forced to see my music in an entirely different context. This was challenging, but also exciting, when the songs started to sound like a true reflection of what I was feeling in my new surroundings.”
Pool is available to pre-order now on limited pressing coke bottle clear vinyl, CD, and digital download. Pre-order here.
Paradis have revealed the video for “Sur Une Chanson En Francais,” the next track taken from their new EP, to be released January 2015. The blissful melodies and the subtle balance of pace and tempo deliver an urgency to their music, complimenting the floating melodies of the keys and horns that gives their music its charm.
The video’s director Daniel Brereton takes us on a tour of Paris, recalling the 1968 protests, a night shared between then and now.
Greco-Roman shared this cool video for Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Boris Dlugosch’s collaborative track “Step Together“, taken from the recently released four-track EP “Taking Over”. Look out for cameos from Goddard and his daughter Edie, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Baio, Grovesnor, Valentina, David E Sugar, and Greco-Roman co-founders Alex and Dom. Directed by Daniel Brereton. Out now via via DFA/Greco-Roman. Get it here.