LCD Soundsystem Share 80s-Inspired Video For New Single “Tonite”

LCD Soundsystem has released a music video for “Tonite,” the latest single from their forthcoming album, American Dream, out Sept. 1st via DFA and Columbia.

The video, directed by Joel Kefali, features the band playing the song on a rotating stage amidst flashing lights in an otherwise empty room. It seems to be both a send-up and an homage to the retro aesthetic that the band’s music exudes.

Kefali’s previous work includes the videos for Lorde’s “Royals” and “Water Fountain” by Tune-Yards. He has also directed videos for The Naked & Famous, Flying Lotus, and Tame Impala.

LCD Soundsystem joins legions of other artists who have produced music videos that serve as ironic comments on MTV’s heyday:

The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”

The Strokes – “Last Nite”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- “Young Adult Friction”

After a nearly five year hiatus, the band embarked on their reunion tour last spring. Their upcoming dates are posted below:

Fall Tour Dates for LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem North American Tour Dates

Death From Above’s New Video Was Shot on a Phone

Canadian alt-rock duo Death From Above have just released a sleek new video for their single “Never Swim Alone.” The clip features lyrics scrawled across a cool black and white aesthetic while the band sings and dances along.

The coolest part? The whole clip was shot by the band on a phone in a London hotel room.

In the last few years, the music industry has seen an explosion (Ellie Goulding, T-Pain, Kurt Vile) in smartphone use for music videos.  Check them out:

Ellie Goulding – “How Long Will I Love You”

T-Pain – “Look At Me”

Kurt Vile – “Baby’s Arms”

One of the most well-known phone videos is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “No Love Like Yours” which was filmed by none other than House actress (and Hollywood megastar) Olivia Wilde.

Dig even deeper and you’ll find plenty of short films shot entirely on phones as well. Do some Googling on this – there’s some really interesting stuff out there.

“Never Swim Alone” is from Death From Above’s upcoming album Outrage! Is Now, due out September 8 via Warner Bros./Last Gang. Tour dates below.

09/15 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
10/19 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Theatre
10/20 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/21 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/23 Clifton Park NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/25 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
10/27 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/28 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/31 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
11/02 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/03 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
11/07 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
11/08 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
11/10 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
11/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
11/13 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
11/17 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
11/18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/20 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/21 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/23 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/24 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
11/25 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
11/27 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
12/01 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

The skate crew & creative collective Illegal Civ

Illegal Civ, the skate crew, creative collective, film and clothing production house led by Mikey Alfred,  is announcing The Illegal Civ Cinema Tour. The tour will travel with Denzel Curry, with Show Me The Body and Trash Talk joining the tour for select dates.

In each city Mikey will host a film contest and the winning video will be played at the show, directly before a screening of an Illegal Civ short film.

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