UNDER THE RADAR: PIXIES - "Another Toe In The Ocean" (new song).
Pixies unveiled a brand new music video for EP-1’s track “Another Toe In the Ocean.” Completely different from the band’s recent music videos, “ATITO” is a 2-D animated clip that was written, directed and animated by Liviu Boar of the Romania-based ReeAnimation.
UNDER THE RADAR: MOGWAI - "The Lord Is Out Of Control".
Scottish post-rock bosses Mogwai come bounding back early next year with their new album Rave Tapes, and first single “Remurdered” was a Goblin-esque horror-movie pulse. They’ve followed that one up with “The Lord Is Out Of Control,” a searingly beautiful vocodered space-twinkle. Its new video, from director Antony Crook, works as a dark tone poem about black coastal clouds and hard faces and shiny metallic raincoats and spinning gymnastic bodies.
UNDER THE RADAR: ST. VINCENT Announces Self-Titled LP, Listen to “Birth in Reverse".
Annie Clark of St. Vincent confirmed that her fourth album is on the way. The self-titled disc is set for a Feb. 25 release through Loma Vista records and will follow 2011’s Strange Mercy, along with her 2012 collaboration with David Byrne, Love this Giant.
The album features collaborations from drummer Homer Steinweiss (Dap Kings, Rufus Wainwright), percussionist McKenzie Smith (Midlake) and producer John Congleton (Walkmen, Okkervil River, Modest Mouse). The setup, like Strange Mercy relies on a stripped-back setup defined by percussion, synthesizers and Clark’s electric guitar.