Category Archives: Music Videos
Lecrae’s new music video for “Welcome to America”, off of his album Anomaly, peels off the veneer of the America many of us know for a heavy look into a broken world of poverty, fear, and injustice which lies beneath the surface. It’s a powerful song which resonates with people all the more with every new headline in the news.
The director, Isaac Deitz, who’s been working on the video since December of 2014, revealed some of the behind the scenes process in an interview on the Film Rant Podcast. . Shot as a documentary, Deitz wanted to “show America in the way Lecrae’s describing it, how people are struggling in this world. We’re all humans at the end of the day, all trying to get food on our tables.” He shot film all over the place, including just blocks from his own home, including (with release forms), footage of “prostitutes, a crack head smoking crack in his house — police men, firefighters, it’s all real, the only direction I’ve given anyone is ‘do what you do.'” Once you’ve seen the video, you’ll realize how big the scope is and why it must have taken months for Deitz to put it all together. And what you see on the video in four minutes barely dips into the three terabytes of film he captured. Listen to the whole interview, because Isaac Deitz shares some great stories and insights into his process.
Twenty One Pilots have released the second single from their upcoming album Blurryface. Watch the music video for “Tear In My Heart” below and then preorder the album to be available on May 19th. How does this single compare to “Fairly Locals”?
Check out the debut music video from Little Blue Light! They’re an up-and-coming band from the UK, and they play a fun and eclectic mix of Ska, Swing, Folk, Rock, Reggae, and Ragtime! It appears that they don’t have an official release out yet, but the word is that they’re going to be heading into the studio to record their debut album in the near future!
The Least of These have released a new music video for the tune “Compassion” off their recently released record ‘Mere Image‘ that dropped Feb. 3, 2015 on Pando Records. Check out the video below and the IVM album review here.
Colony House premiered their new music video for “Second Guessing Games” yesterday from their relatively underrated album When I Was Younger. The band will be playing their final show of the tour with KONGOS and Sir Sly at the Wiltern in Los Angeles tonight (sponsored by KROQ). This summer, you can catch Colony House on the Tour De Compadres.
Here is a brand new music video from indie rock/spoken word group Hotel Books. This song, “Constant Conclusions”, can be found on their upcoming album Run Wild, Young Beauty on April 7th, 2015.
Indie pop-rock band Cold War Kids have released a new music video/lyric video for their song “Hotel Anywhere”. That song can be found on their latest album Hold My Home available now. View the video below.
Coming off of their recent release of Medicine, folk band Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have put out a video for their single “Tightrope”. You can view the seemingly-random animated video over at Relevant Magazine.
Dustin Kensrue has released a new music video for his track “Of Crows and Crowns” which will be released on his upcoming new full length release titled “Carry the Fire”, which is due out April 21st. Video can be found, below.
NEEDTOBREATHE premiered their new music video for “Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw” over the weekend on VH1. View the video below. NEEDTOBREATHE has been the subject of a lot of the news here lately including the announcement of a new live album and the mega-sized Tour De Compadres.
While Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery are still funding their new album Alyosha via Kickstarter, they’ve posted a simple acoustic performance video one of their new songs, “Cave of Clouds.” It’s a quiet, haunting reflection on loneliness and isolation.
We Are The City’s video for their single, “King David,” premiered on The Line of Best Fit:
Lead singer Cayne McKenzie describes the song and video: “King David came as the first song of Violent idea during a stay on an island off the coast of Vancouver. At that point, I was staying up quite late, I had turned my sleep schedule on it’s end. We were renting a room in the basement of a church, it was a kids play room. There were keyboards and pedals, guitars and amps, tape recorders and toy cars with puzzle pieces spread all around. The guitar line came out and the vocal part followed close behind. Though it was the first song to start, it was the last song finished before recording two years later.
“The video is a response to an earlier video that we released. It is in contrast to Baptism. Instead of light liquids and bright shots with close up shots of faces bombarded by sparks and smoke, we have a dark room and black liquid covering a single subject. The lyrics of King David are about examining your own insides. They are about trying to find a way around feeling self deprecating and dark. The video is supposed to feel uncomfortable to watch, like the lyrics.”
The Variant, spearheaded by former Rest. member Hagin Henderson and Gavin Livermore, have released their first official music video for the song “Old Friend.” The song is off their EP/Album Fountain of Youth, which is available through online outlets.
We were first introduced to Hagin by Spoken frontman Matt Baird during our interview with him prior to the release of their Illusion album. We later went on to review Rest.’s Slaves EP, noting that “Rest. bring a carefully plotted out message via skillfully worked through alternative rock.” The Variant follow this alt. rock pattern of carefully laid out music.
Check out this toe tappin’, swing dancin’ new video from The Altar Billies for the song “Aim’n High” off their 2014 release “Head’n Out West”. Video can be found below.
Grant David (Lilly), former frontman of hardcore act A Past Unknown has been busy at work creating a new project. The result of this work is his new “Demo” Wearied. Check out the non-lyric video for the track “Begin Again,” below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Fans of A Past Unknown will notice that this is far from its hardcore roots, yet the smooth clean vocal style is certainly engaging and this is certainly a standout track.
Former Civil Wars member Joy Williams has recently been featured in Paramore’s bonus track “Hate To See Your Heart Break” on their deluxe edition self-titled album. Watch both of the Williams record the song together in the video below.
In honor of Five Iron Frenzy Day yesterday (the day of their breakup back in 2003), the band has posted a new music video. The video is for the great punk with horns track “So Far” and can be seen below. The band’s latest album “Engine of a Million Plots” is available now wherever fine music is sold. Also, head to their webstore here for some awesome merch and special deals.
Check out the brand new crushing music video from Abilene, Texas hardcore band, Revivalist, below. The song is titled “Vanity” and appears on the band’s new On The Attack Records Ep “Brother” available for FREE over at HM Magazine here. Enjoy!
Abilene’s hardcore act Revivalist today releases their new music video for their song “Vanity”, which is part of their free debut EP “brother.” See the video at:
Download a free copy of the EP here:
Revivalist – www.facebook.com/RevivalistTx
OnTheAttack Records (www.ontheattackrecords.com) began in the Bronx in 2005, and moved to California in 2013. Same heavy music… Same uplifting message.
Veridia have premiered their new music video for the single “Furious Love”. Watch it below. The song appears on the band’s EP, titled Inseparable, which is available on digital outlets now.
Pop quartet Anthem Lights have released a music video for their track, ‘Top Of The World’ from their new album Escape. The album is available everywhere now via YC Records. Check out the video below.
Ed Kowalczyk has released a music video for “Angels On A Razor” which you can watch below. The song appears on his latest album titled The Flood And The Mercy.
Manic Drive have debuted their music video for “VIP” the title track from their new album that releases today. Watch the video below. The single also features vocals from Manwell of Group 1 Crew. The band also recently revealed their new website. RIYL: Family Force 5, Chromeo
Jackie Hill Perry will release her Humble Beast debut, titled The Art Of Joy, on November 4th. You can pre-order the album via iTunes & the label. As with all their releases it will also be available as a free download. Check out a new video, album cover, & track listing below.
1 The Argument
2 Educated Fool
3 Better (feat. Jgivens & Natalie Lauren)
4 Miss Fearful
5 The Solution (feat. Eshon Burgundy)
6 Dead Preacher
7 Where’s Love? (feat. John Givez)
8 I Just Wanna Get There
9 Ode To Lauryn
10 Suffering Servant
11 The Art of Joy
Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil have debuted the new music video via Yahoo for their song “Only a Ride”, the first single off of their upcoming album Goliath, which is set to release on November 18th. The video implements footage from the 1970 film Stunt Rock, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. Steve Taylor‘s new backing band, The Perfect Foil, consists of an all-star lineup including Jimmy Abegg on guitar, Peter Furler on drums, and John Mark Painter on bass.
Bizzle has premiered a new music video for the single “Love We Share” which features Lavoisier & Datin. Check it out below. The song appears on his latest release titled Well Wishes.
We are proud to present to you the brand new music video from indie pop rock group B is Bridgie for their song, “The Other Night”. Check it out below. B is Bridgie features Jonathan Caro known for his time in such groups as Stairwell, Bloodshed, My Compatriots, Pilot Whale and his wife Kim Caro on vocals. If you like what you hear, purchase their latest ep “500 Words” on Bandcamp here.
The Gray Havens have released a video for “Far Kingdom,” as well as a video introducing and explaining the song. The track appears on their upcoming album Fire and Stone, to be released January 6, 2015.