Zola Jesus - Dangerous Days

New synth goth/pop voice Zola Jesus has come a long way from her beginnings and true to form, the amazing singer (Nika Roza Danilova) feeling all of the feels in her new video for 'Dangerous Days'. It's the first single from her upcoming new album Taiga, and it's video is a beauty. While the upbeat track is a change from the artist deep, dark past work, she stays true to her mysterious aesthetic in the Tim Saccenti-directed clip. Text by Oyster Mag


Interpol - All The Rage Back Home

Interpol announced their forthcoming fifth album, El Pintor, last month, and followed that with a live video of album track “Anywhere,” which they’d actually debuted back in March (along with another new one, “My Desire”). So “All The Rage Back Home” is the technically the third song we’ve heard from El Pintor, but it’s the first single, and the first studio recording.

All The Rage Back Home, first official single and video



Anywhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u6DvRyyKGU

My Desire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RdCBpCeJZQ

Lana del Rey - Tropico short film

Watch new Lana del Rey's highly-anticipated short film "Tropico" in its entirety. The almost 30 minutes-long, Anthony Mandler - directed visual sees Albino model Shaun Ross co-starring alongside the gorgeous New York City singer. It's a really pretty "short film". But probably something most people won't be watching more than once. We appreciate the effort, though, Lana. "Tropico" is divided in four main scenes; the Garden of Eden, the stripper club, the robbery, and the beautiful farewell in the dawn light. Lana del Rey pays homage to her legends (Marilyn, Elvis) in "Tropico" as well, and we get to finally understand some of her song lyrics. The music is featured in "Tropico" is; "Body Electric", "Gods & Monsters" and "Bel Air".



View short movie http://vimeo.com/81086824

Alternate link till Vevo/Youtube make video available for Russia http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjQ0MTIxMjA4.html

Gods and Monsters http://vimeo.com/81133885

Jay Z - Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film

If you can think in hashtags this is all about #hiphop #art #music we can't judge it but accept it. Check the video of the Jay Z performance "Picasso Baby" directed by Mark Romanek below

This is being misunderstood, as hip hop music generally is. Jay's all about merging art and music and Picasso Baby is about rap music being the child of the merger. Doing it in this setting was perfect and putting designers and artists in the room helps to bridge the gap and allow for rap music to be portrayed in a different light. (Scott Wheeler, 1st comment on Youtube)


Interpol's "Roland" Demo From the Turn on the Bright Lights 10th Anniversary Reissue

Interpol are taking this season to reflect on the decade since they released their debut record Turn on the Bright Lights. They'll celebrate the anniversary with a deluxe reissue on December 4 through Matador, a release that includes a collection of bonus rarities and demos. They've shared the original "Roland" demo, from their first demo tape, recorded in June 1998 in Brooklyn

[audio:http://designcollector.net/files/interpol_roland_first_demo_1.mp3|titles=Interpol - Roland (Demo)]

via Pitchfork

Diego Stocco - Custom Built Orchestra

Diego Stocco is a one-man-orchestra, we let him speak for the project "Custom Built Orchestra" "I always been fascinated by the raw musical power that an orchestra can express, so, after creating a series of videos where I'm performing a multi-track piece with an instrument I designed, I decided to take the concept a step farther and create my own orchestra made of unusually unique instruments. The project started by handcrafting a diverse selection of instruments, then I wrote a composition where I could fit them all in and finally performed each part. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it!"

Find out descriptions of each instrument on his Behance project


Pictures by Gianfilippo De Rossi

The Tablets EP

The Tablets are the songs of Liz Godoy. Roomy rythmes of Brooklyn based indie raised band bring the atmosphere of happy-go-lucky mood.

For The Tablets self-titled debut LP (release date: October 11th, 2012) she composed and arranged, as well as co-produced the album alongside Brenden Beu (Male Bonding, Pissed Jeans and o'death) She plays live with a plethora of artists and you can find her playing as a duo or with up to seven musicians from show to show.

Listen full EP on http://soundcloud.com/thetablets

Paul Banks - The Base

On October 23, Matador will release the 2nd solo album from Interpol vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks. With ‘Banks’ (LP/CD/digital), Paul ditches the Julian Plenti alter-ego, and the resulting 10-song album is a tour-de- force of exhilarating minor-key intensity.

[audio:http://designcollector.net/files/paul_banks_the_base.mp3|titles=Paul Banks - The Base]

Banks was recorded in New York and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Shearwater, Jónsi…). The album is personal and epic, catchy and serpentine – much like your favorite Interpol albums – with Paul’s wry humor, bare emotion, and varied influences all in full effect.

Track listing : 1. The Base 2. Over My Shoulder 3. Arise, Awake 4. Young Again 5. Lisbon 6. I’ll Sue You 7. Paid For That 8. Another Chance 9. No Mistakes 10. Summertime Is Coming

Preorder ‘Banks’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store.


Paul Banks on Twitter

(Cover photo portrait by Helena Christensen)

The Mynabirds - Body of Work

The Mynabirds are a collective of musicians fronted by singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn. Founded in 2009 following the split of her previous DC band, Georgie James, the Mynabirds are currently based in Omaha, Nebraska. Backpacked with two renowned albums they are coming with the new one called "Generals" this week. You can listen for tropical and confronting "Body of Work" song and watch brand new video for "Generals" inside the post.

The Mynabirds - Body of Work [audio:http://designcollector.net/files/Body-of-Work.mp3|titles=The Mynabirds - Body of Work]

Video for The Mynabirds "Generals":