c/o pop 2012: Editor’s Choice

c/o pop 2012: Editor's Choice It goes without saying that, if you’re attending Cologne’s c/o pop festival, you’re gonna be seeing our excellent Touch Yello performance – last tickets available here. It’s virtually (see what we did there?) the coolest thing to see that features Yello, unless you count an amazing dream one of our editors had last weekend….that was a heck of a show, at least according to him. But what else are you going to see? There’s plenty of options, but we’ve gathered our five must-see performances for your perusal – take a look, mark your calendars, and see you soon (we hope!)

1. Soap&Skin

Beautifully dark orchestral pop that’s as unsettling as it is catchy. This is the kind of live show that makes your emotions surge.

2. Light Asylum

The NYC goth destroyas have been taking Europe by storm lately thanks to frequent tours; if you haven’t seen their powerful, dancefloor-killing live show yet, then now’s the time.

3. Dillon

There’s a reason Dillon was an EB covergirl: she’s absolutely charming live.

4. Prinzhorn Dance School

We don’t usually go in for the more ‘polite’ forms of post-punk, but this UK duo have won us over with their latest LP Clay Class. We’re very much looking forward to seeing them in person!

5. La Femme

Surfy proto-punk done by models. Lovely to see, lovely to hear, and hey, it’s summer!

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Videodrome #25 – This week’s best videos

Videodrome #25 - This week's best videos New videos with L-Vis 1990, Soulwax, Crystal Fighters, Myrryrs and many more.

#0 Soulwax – Machine (directed by Saam Farahmand)

Soulwax recently dropped this amazing video to promote the group’s current project, Radio Soulwax, a new website set to stream original Soulwax mixes and visuals 24-hours a day. Here’s an interesting preview of things to come…and they’re NSFW.


#1 Buffalo Moon – Moses Baby (directed by Karen Freire & Kevin Horn)

Buffalo Moon‘s Selva Surreal LP was just released some days ago via Moonglyph. Since then it’s been on heavy rotation here in the office. File under Tom Tom Club meets Stereolab.


#2 Joker ft. Jessie Ware & Freddie Gibbs – The Vision (direcetd by Spunk Design)

Joker, the one-time “king of bass music” releases his first full-length album of dubstep and grime on November 8th. This visual for the title-track features vocals from Jessie Ware and a verse from hard-spitter Freddie Gibbs.


#3 Deptford Goth – Youth II (directed by Daniel Woolhouse)

Daniel Woolhouse a.k.a Deptford Goth recently released his debut EP Youth II on Merok Records. It’s full of hazy goodness for all to enjoy. Check out the video for title track Youth II, it’s pretty serene.


#4 Myrryrs – Blood of A Slave (direcetd by Iron Lung Studios)

Soooooo wet. Irish manipulators MYRRYRS Blood of a Slave EP is out today on B.YRSLF division. And thank god they also came up with this cool video above.


#5 Casiokids – Det Haster! (directed by Kristoffer Borgli)

More obscure artistic strangeness in the form of music video this time for the Casiokids by Kristoffer Borgli, who recently shot this cool film for The Golden Filter.


#6 Art Department – I C U (directed by Crystalmafia)

We featured Art Department already here on Electronic Beats and it’s obvious that we’re pretty much in love with the rising duo. This new video is just the next proof of their greatness.


#7 Crystal Fighters – Champion Sound (directed by Ben + Lewis)

Crystal Fighters recently played live on stage during our Electronic Beats Festival in Vienna last month; now the catalan group came up with this entertaining video.


#8 La Femme – Paris 2012 (directed by Talal Kurdali)

No doubt, unofficial clips are the future! This one was made by Talal Kurdali for La Femme‘s ‘Paris 2012’ and it’s all about La tour Eiffel and triangles, of course. Je le kiffe trop.


#9 Fostercare – Low (directed by Marc Jason)

If you want to pass the Acid Test, this video might be the adaquate companion. This ill music video was made by Marc Jason and features 3D Graphics by DV Caputo of Konnichiwa.


#10 Patten – Plurals (directed by Jane Eastlight)

No Pain In Pop just released this nice VHS-footage video for Patten‘s outstanding track ‘Plurals’, taken from their genre-bending GLAQJO XAACSSO album released earlier this year.


#11 L-Vis 1990 ft. Para One & Teki Latex – Feel The Void

Such a great tune from L-Vis 1990?s debut album Neon Dreams, which was released a few weeks ago. Now the track, which features Para One and Teki Latex, gets a black and white kaleidoscopic video.

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