Palma Violets, Blur, Bright Light Social Hour, Toro y Moi (Videos)

The Good Shit is a new Glide column which revisits and weeds out the televised and tubed trash of the prior week and highlights the good shit you might have already saw or could have missed.

Moving radically from the electronic-tinged song-craft of 2010′s The Age Of Adz, the first tune off Sufjan Steven’s new album, Carrie & Lowell, is set for a March 31st release and far from upbeat.

Known for his masterful violin skills and wild effects, singer and multi-instrumentalist Kaoru Ishibashi – better recognized by his stage moniker, Kishi Bashi – made his debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, where he performed “Philosophize in It! Chemicalize With It!”, the lead single off his most recent solo album.

English indie rockers Palma Violets ended a year-long silence yesterday, dropping the video for title track off their upcoming sophomore album, Danger In The Club. The clip shows the band maneuvering through the Pineapple pub in Palma Violets’ native London as they perform the song and patrons of course get hammered.

Bright Light Social Hour,an Austin-based psych-rock quartet, brings the goods and and adept live talent to their new album, Space is Still the Place and just debuted the video for the standout track “Infinite Cities. In this video the band wanted to recreate a day in the band’s life on tour, mainly from the perspective our drummer, Jo (Joseph), who happens to live with bipolar II.” The video, shot near the band’s home studio on Lake Travis outside of Austin, captures an unexpected “post-apocalyptic” landscape.

Laura Marling is set to release her new album Short Movie next month and, as a kind of companion piece, has released a alternative live take on, single, ‘False Hope’. The new song betrays Marling’s folky roots in favour of an electric guitar driven sound.

Although Damon Albarn has been anything but quiet the last 13 years releasing stuff from too many side projects to name – his formerly prolific band Blur has been quiet from new material since 2003’s Think Tank. This all changed last week when the band announced plans for a big comeback with the new album Magic Whip and the lead track “Go Out.”


Toro y Moi’s video for “Empty Nesters,” the first track from his forthcoming album What For? has been released. Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi) directed, wrote and shot the video himself in Berkeley, CA. “Empty Nesters” represents a new direction for Bundick as he drives away from the “chillwave” sound hes been often associated with in favor for a more psych/rock sound.

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