Doom Squad – Ovoo
Ah, this track takes us back. “Ovoo” was the first we ever heard of Doomsquad, back when those otherwordly siblings had a space in their name. They were little-known back then, and now they’re signed to Hand Drawn Dracula and No Pain in Pop, premiering videos on the Line of Best Fit and riding around in luxury rocketcars, forgetting their boreal roots.
Or not, as is clear in this beautifully meditative and entrancing video, which has a shot-on-film feel, directed by Toronto’s Chris Boni. This band sure knows how to pick directors, we’re still in awe of their last one too. If you’re a Europerson, try to catch them while they’re on tour. They’re even more ridiculously good live.
28 – Berlin DE: Urban Spree w/ No Joy
03 – Paris FR: Espace B
04 – Amsterdam NE: OT301 w/ Jessy Lanza
05 – London UK: Old Blue Last
Electric Youth, “Real Hero” heroes, have a new one, sounding a bit like a darker Sally Shapiro in the Chromatics universe. New album coming! On Last Gang sometime in 2014.
New Majical Cloudz b-side!! From a song they’ve been performing on tour but only released today. Impersonator remains one of the most stunning albums of the year.
Devon Welsh said the following about the song:
“Savage” is a song we have been playing live for most of 2013. Many people have asked me on Tumblr and Twitter what this song is called and when it will be released, so here it is!
I think it’s important to explain a song a little bit, but not too much. The song is written about a specific set of circumstances and experiences, and Matt and I did such-and-such when we recorded it, but ultimately what the song is ’about’ is less important than how and why it is meaningful for you when you listen to it. Explaining too much about the details of the song is not the point, so I won’t.
“Savage” is about a friendship, it’s mysteries and it’s moments of excitement, and the way drugs played into all of it. It’s about letting go of a relationship as it changes and the emotions that go along with that.
Beta Frontiers does some mighty fine remixes. So it’s amazing that he’s taken on fellow Daps-ers Phèdre‘s incredible song “Ancent Nouveau.” That crazy-catchy melody totally needed a trippy synthpop remix. To top it all off there’s a killer psychedelic video for the remix, courtesy of director Andrew Olivares, whose work we also dearly love. Guys, too much talent, ease up!
Phèdre’s awesome new album Golden Age is available from Daps Records here.