This week we’re Pretty in Pop with vids from Sébastien Tellier, Lana Del Rey, The Presets, and more. Don’t worry, though: we’re still keeping it Pretty in PUNK thanks to Death Grips. Into it? So are we, so come along.
#1 XXYYXX – About You (Dream Koala remix)
The dope opener from Marcel Everett’s second self-titled album via Relief in Abstract Records.
#2 Slow Magic – On Yr Side (Footage is from Naqoyqatsi)
I have fallen deeply in love with the somekindof-wave of this enigmatic young band.
#3 The Presets – Youth In Trouble
Heavy, cosmic stuff which sounds ACID house-ish…..looking forward to the new album!
#4 Disclosure – Control
First video out from Disclosure, and featuring the vocals of Ria Ritchie.
#5 Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy
‘Her Fantasy’ is the charged lead single from Beams. Spacy!
#6 Santigold – The Keepers
I have absolutely no idea whats going on in Santigold’s self-directed new video. Tune’s a banger, though.
#7 Diamond Rings – I’m Just Me
Right out of Neukölln, Berlin: some new hotness from Diamond Rings. I think this could be a contender for my favorite song from him… but then again, it’s not like he’s done anything bad!
#8 Tyler, The Creator & Domo Genesis – Sam (Is Dead)
This is actually a really great video, Tyler me lad; good tune too. I’m very surprised.
#9 Helado Negro – Mamember
Canta Lechuza is fucking ill and you should all buy a copy. Really.
#10 Lana Del Rey – National Anthem
“…and I remember when I met him it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it right away. And as the years went on things got more difficult. We were faced with more challenges. I begged him to stay. Tried to remember what we had in the beginning…”
#11 Death Grips – Double Helix
Noisy, abrasive hip-hop? This kind of thing IS our bag, baby.
#12 Sébastien Tellier – Russian Attractions
??????! Drop the LSD, press play and dive into some kaleidescope synconized swimming. Emotional and dramatic. Je te kiffe, Sébastien.