Published Apr 08, 2013The weekend might be behind us, but there's plenty reason not to let it get you down. We've gathered a few below in the form of highlights from our Music/Video page. Of course, there were plenty more songs, videos and albums streams released last week, but we've collected the biggest of them below for your audio-visual enjoyment.
Last week, Toronto's blues-inspired rock group July Talk delivered a '60s-styled video for "Guns + Ammunition" off last year's self-titled album. The interactive video is shot entirely in black and white, and by the end, loops back around to the exact same way the clip started.
Jon Lawless has released his share of collaborations lately, and now he's adding another to the pile. Teaming up with Linsey Beckett, the pair (Lawless on lead, Beckett on violin) deliver a melancholic folk track entitled "So Sure." You can also take the opportunity to listen to his remix of LUM's "Makes Me Red."
The Archives also released a video last week, taking a similar direction to July Talk (which isn't surprising, since it was filmed by July Talk's Peter Dreimanis) in their new record studio performance clip. This video, though, is without the loops and dramatics, and instead just focuses on the band's performance of "Mountains," which will appear on their Vol. 1 7-inch.
Just last month, Drake premiered "5AM in Toronto," and now he's released a video for the synth-heavy freestyle. Here we get Drake smoking and drinking in a parking lot before heading to a club, perhaps a biographical account of what it's like to be Drizzy at the song's titular time and place?
Last up for this week's Music/Video highlights is Kurt Vile's Wakin on a Pretty Daze album stream. The album's tracks, we said, features "extended guitar jams [that]…never drag, and instead waft by with laid-back heartland rock grooves, swaths of reverb and Vile's lazy-sounding murmurs." Why not give a listen to see what we mean?
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