Video Round Up: Dead Stars, James, Faces on Film, The Harrow, Dan Sartain

"He wondered if she got him that Matt Smith autograph he wanted". Photo: Crucible Theatre website.

“He wondered if she got him that Matt Smith autograph he wanted”. Photo: Crucible Theatre website.

James are back with a monster of an album called La Petite Mort (out on June 2) and while we count the days like a kid waiting for his Christmas gifts, we have this hellacool stopmotion video for ‘Moving on’, directed by BAFTA winning Ainslie Henderson (check his stuff here). Born from conversations between Tim Booth and Ainslie and a serendipitous walk by a Scottish woollen knitwear shop, the subject of the video is “death as birth”. Can’t wait to hear this album.

James Website.  Twitter.

Dead Stars have their finger on the pulse and the pulse is telling us (in Morse, obviously) that the 90s are due for a comeback. Enter the video for ‘Someone else’, shot entirely in handycam-o-vision (sorry) and going through the sights of Brooklyn. Love the food truck with Jarritos (those rule.) Their new album, Slumber, comes out June 17th.

Dead Stars Bandcamp. Twitter. Facebook.

Faces on Film have an upcoming tour and they also have a brand new, fresh outta the oven video for their track ‘The Rule’, from their album Elite Lines. The video mixes animation with film and its a bit of a trip:

Their tour dates are:

05/16 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/ Highasakite
05/18 – Washington, DC – Black Cat w/ Highasakite
05/29 – Cambridge, MA – Redstar Union w/ Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins, When Parts Collide
06/03 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall (Communion Club Night)
06/26 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair w/ Marissa Nadler + GEM Club
Faces on film Facebook. Twitter. Tumblr.

The mighty Dan Sartain (remember when we interviewed him?) covers The Knife‘s ‘Pass this on’ in a 7″ release that drops on May 19th. True to his rock ’em sock ’em whiskey soaked spirit, he also covers Roy Rogers‘ ‘Dust’, a classic on its own. Dan Sartain just released Dudesblood a couple of weeks ago and we have been fans of the guy for a while. Here’s the cover:

Dan Sartain FacebookWebsiteTwitterSpotifyLast.fmMyspace.

Scary sounds from The Harrow, a cool band from Brooklyn that has decided that Autumn should be now, not that silly summer malarkey. Their gothic, atmospheric music is gorgeous and this video for ‘Axis’ by the band’s own Barrett Hiatt is like an alluring lucid dream that veers into nightmare territory. The band will be part of Peter Out Records’ compilation Let’s Peter Out out on May 16th. 

The Harrow Website. Facebook. Bandcamp. Twitter.

Words: Sam J. Valdés López

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