This Land is Mine - Nina Paley
Exciting news! My friend La+ch recently released a beautiful little summer anthem called "You Are My Summer" and it’s currently charting at #12 on the Hype Machine charts! Would be awesome if you guys could check it out - give it a heart / tweet about it, and help us get this gem to #1.
What’s in your favorite artist’s head? Some cool illustrations by Nando
At only 17 years old, Holly Lapsley Fletcher aka Låpsley stole hearts on Valentines Day this year when she released ‘Painter (Valentine)’, a twinkling little number which showed her sparking vocals. Today, we finally get to see the music video, directed by Harvey Pearson and it’s the perfect accompaniment. Watch above!
Lykke Li - Gunshot (official video)
So, we’ve established that Lykke Li’s latest record I Never Learn was an emotional one, yet we can’t help but keep on having our hearts broken. There’s just something about it… The same can be said for her music videos, the latest of which, is for stand-out track ‘Gunshot' which pictures the Swedish starlet perform a more loose and free dance routine in an abandoned parking lot.
Alt-J - “Hunger of the Pine” (official video)
Alt-J have shared the edgy new video for ‘Hunger of the Pine’, the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album, This Is All Yours out later this year. The track’s longing for love is perfectly brought to life by this man running away from arrows being shot at him from left right and centre. These arrows are trying to bring him down, yet he carries on running, pleading for returned love, until he finally gives up… The director of this visual is none other but Nabil Elderkin. Need I say more?
La+ch - You Are My Summer Feat. Coleman Hell & Jayme
If this isn’t the perfect summer song to celebrate your July 4th weekend, I don’t know what is. Toronto collective sideways8 delivers yet again with a nostalgic anthem, dipped in dreamy, sweltering tones that’s bound to ignite a dance party on a hot summer night.
FKA twigs is a Game of Thrones goddess in the music video for ‘Two Weeks’, the lead single from her highly anticipated debut album LP1. The self-produced record is swirling with rich stuttering beats that engulf twigs’ delicate and luxurious voice. No surprise too, that the accompanying visual, directed by NABIL, is a (bizarre) treat which sees the avant-garde songstress draped in gold in her own little world. Take a look up top, this is fire!
New water toy. (at Humber Bay Park West)
Black dot. Blue lake. Swimming. (at Humber Bay Park West)
Not sure why we haven’t featured Gangster Doodle's work before, but he's been updating his tumblr with endless amounts of awesome doodles of artists. Working with 3×3-inch Post-It notes and basic office supplies, G.Doodles has made quite a name for himself drawing everyone from Jai Paul to Jay-Z. You can grab his 6” x 6” book via Stonesthrow HERE
Colorful digital portraits by artist Mink Couteaux aka Merged Visible. Taken from his series “Dead Rapper” and “Next Generation Rappers” and a solo Kanye piece for good measure.