It’s fitting that the opening image of Zola Jesus‘ new video for ‘Seekir’ is a shot of blossoming light, for we’ve witnessed the singer bloom from out of the shadows of her noisy beginnings. Who would have ever suspected such beauty lurking behind the sludge-production of ‘Soeur Sewer‘. Not that we don’t love that noisy slab of evil as well, but it’s an entirely different beast, one that doesn’t show the full range of her operatically-trained lungs. But that voice broke free and soared, leading up to the epic 2011 LP Conatus, from which ‘Seekir’ is taken. In the premiere of this blindingly white piece, we see Danilova as prophet or madonna…or perhaps even Madonna, though there’s still a touch of Diamanda Galas as well. Step into the light and have your breath taken away by a performance worthy of the avant-pop diva lurking underneath that slight frame. And if this is pop in 2012, we’re living in a beautiful world indeed.
Ras G is well known throughout the Los Angeles underground hiphop scene, carving a niche for himself that is equal parts futuristic and traditional. The co-owner of the Poo-Bah label co-owner instrumentals sound as they’ve been taken apart and then put back together in wilder, rawer configurations, drenched in dub and static and processed through a – more
You’ve seen their live show, read our interview and listened to Elysium? In this case you’re pretty much set for Pet Shop Boys‘ new “Leaving” music video, which is using video footage from the Berlin concert as well as footage from Berlin’s urban image. Neil Tennant‘s and Chris Lowe‘s second single off their new album – more