“Reunion” is the second single off M83′s latest album Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, and is the sequel to a storyline that began on the first video for “Midnight City”. Directed by Fleur & Manu, the narrative follows a group of X-Men-like children with telekinetic powers — surprisingly not unlike that Skrillex “First Of The Year [...]
Following in the disco-infused indie rock of its Aussie compatriots Cut/Copy, Midnight Juggernauts and Empire of the Sun comes Strange Talk, who just released their self-titled debut EP on Neon Gold Records. The first single from the record, “Climbing Walls”, shimmers with all the swagger, melody, rhythm and background vocal textures that have made Australia [...]
One half of YACHT, Claire L. Evans, has put together a mixtape for Boing Boing celebrating two of the group’s loves: science fiction and esoteric dance music. It’s an entertaining one-hour mix, full of bizarre treats and UFO movie-inspired madness. The mixtape, titled Fly On, UFO, is essentially “Science Fiction You Can Dance To”, and [...]
In a brief but very well done animation, motion designer Sean McClintock combines Jack Kerouac reading “Lucien Midnight” — the long narrative poem now known as Old Angel Midnight —over DJ Shadow’s beautiful “Second”. Enjoy… Friday Afternoon in the Universe from Sean McClintock on Vimeo.
Madman Mundt and the Elf were guests at last week’s AFI Fest and attended the Los Angeles premier of Black Swan. This is their collaborative review. Black Swan is out in the US on December 1st. The Elf: I’m a sucker for a dance movie. Ballet specifically. Whether it’s Fame, Flashdance, Center Stage (starring a [...]
Off the sophomore album from Australia’s Midnight Juggernauts, Crystal Axis, comes the single and video “Lara Vs The Savage Pack”. The highly creative video was shot frame by frame, then re-shot using over 2000 printed pieces of paper. I dig the quasi-psychedelic animations; half kaliedescope, half paper madness. Directed by Lucinda Schreiber and Beatrice Pegard, [...]
In order to promote the latest iteration of the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit franchise, EA is hosting a series of parties across the US to give video game heads and car aficionados a chance to get their greasy paws on the game before the rest of the plebes out there. Along with Gran Turismo and [...]