Late at night, Dave Sorry and Nanne Hil record slow songs in their bedroom. Sitting closely together on the floor and musing amidst their synthesizers allows them to step back from the seriousness of life. Their electronic jams take inspiration from all sorts of (other)worldly stories, melodies and rhythms and are instantly recorded to capture the vibrancy of the moment. Ohslo’s live performances invite you to join them in this hidden place, for a sit-down between white sheets and synthesizers. The duo’s sounds - glacial beats and warm flutes - are put to surreal visuals, created in collaboration with their collective of friends in the North of the Netherlands. Ohslo released their Comfort EP and Healthy Animal EP through Purple Noise Record Club in 2015 and 2016. Their first full-length album Honeymoon is set to be released in November 2019 through Babyrace Records. The first single taken from the album is Like You. Out October 30th. Click here to purchase on iTunes or Apple Music, and available on Spotify and streaming platforms.
Most people know Albert Hammond Jr. as the nicer dressed guitarist of The Strokes – with his signature curly-cue mop and cigarette cocked askew. After a little more than a decade of being in the band that defined a generation and kicked off a garage-rock revival, Hammond started exploring his own artistic journey, which has resulted in two solo albums – his third, Momentary Masters, is set to drop at the end of this month. This latest album is much more personal for Hammond – who is an artist realizing his place in the universe outside of himself. After emerging from the cocaine-dust-choked atmosphere of his youth, Hammond is learning about home, family and security. He has survived the shipwreck of his own self and is now clinging to newfound shoreline. Read the full story and interview here.
This haunting and beautiful short film, which is much more than a music video, is for the Sigur Rós track Fjögur Píanó off their current album Valtari is directed by Alma Har'el and stars Shia LaBeouf and Denna Thomsen. The acclaimed Icelandic band Sigur Rós recently asked a dozen filmmakers to each choose a song from its new album, Valtari, and shoot a video inspired by the music as part of their Mystery Film Project. All the directors received the same $10,000 budget and zero instructions from the band.