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“Have you ever seen a prawn cause a world war?” Indie pop band Superorganism brought their irresistibly cute music and performance to NPR Music. They played The Prawn Song, Night Time and Something for Your M.I.N.D., all from their self-titled album.
“How does it feel, to be your own deceiver? Signals raised, then lost to the aether.” People hide from an omnipresent light before succumbing to it in the music video for Son Lux’sDangerous, from their awesome post-truth protest EP Remedy.
Eighteen year old frontman Pablo Muñoz and the rest of Boy Pablo stupidly look into the sun in their silly music video for Everytime. The Norway-based band’s dream pop is as näive, chill, and effortless as their demeanor here.
“Change my life just upon a whim, jump into the ocean and learn to swim.” The indie Indian duo’s bittersweet, yet fluffy sounds not only belong in a Wes Anderson movie, their music videos look the part. Don’t believe us?
“Oh, but I can hear you, loud in the center. Aren’t we made to be crowded together, like leaves?”Fleet Foxes’ latest album pushes the boundaries of folk while conducting a hopeful exploration of the dull blades of life.
If The Strokes and Cake had a baby, their offspring would be Car Seat Headrest. The band deftly melds founder Will Toledo’s sharp vocals and lyrics with raw garage rock, trumpet and trombone in this track from the new album Teens of Denial.
Band of Horses lets their freak flags fly in Ben Fee’s video for their awesomely catchy new single, set at a party filled with strange and wonderful creatures. It’s like the alt-pop version of Cantina Band. Lyrics here.
Milwaukee garage trio Violent Femmes’ first new original song in 15 years. We’re bummed original drummer Victor DeLorenzo is gone, but singer Gordon Gano’s distinctive voice has always been the hook for us. From the EP Happy New Year.
A decidedly more experimental effort from wonder producer and songwriter Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange, Cupid Deluxe features contributions from Clams Casino and Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors among others.
The Danish band Mew and B&O Play created an app that lets you hunt for and string together sounds to form a new song by the group. Sensory Spaces is a must if you’re already a frenger but fun for new listeners too.
One of two new songs included in Direct Hits, the upcoming greatest hits compilation by Vegas alt-rockers The Killers. If it sounds familiar, you must be a fan of M83: Shot at the Night was produced by Anthony Gonzalez.
The video for Pixies new single offers – as its creators LAMAR+NIK put it – “SMOKE BOMBS. MILK BATHS. TEEN ANGST.” They forgot to mention FROOT LOOPS. It’s great to hear that Black Francis and the gang still have it too.
Unusual angles granted by some inventive GoPro use and the mystical setting created by the awe-inspiring Cathedral of Junk in Austin were the perfect combination for this video that highlights the unique sound of Radiation City.
Between the bowling alley and decapitated heads, we thought we were watching a Coen Brothers flick – but it’s just the music video for Two Door Cinema Club’s latest catchy track, Handshake. We assume they got the idea here.