The first weekend of Coachella flew by, and there were lots of memorable moments. Hell, R. Kelly joined Phoenix onstage in a surprise moment of the festival. Given the nature of the festival, with its well-established live streaming and eager fans with cameras in hand, it wasn't long before a decent amount of videos hit the web. After the jump, you can check out a whole swath of these uploaded videos, including full sets from The xx, Earl Sweatshirt, Blur and Vampire Weekend along with shorter clips from so many more. The joys of technology.
The xx (Full Set):
Earl Sweatshirt (Full Set):
Blur (Full Set):
Vampire Weekend (Full Set):
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Performing "Maps"/"Heads Will Roll"):
Beach House (Performing "Zebra"/"Wishes"):
James Blake (Performing "Voyeur" and "Digital Lion"):
Tame Impala (Performing "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" and "Elephant"):
Modest Mouse (Performing "Be Brave" and "Dramamine"):
Alt-J (Performing "Fitzpleasure" and "Breezeblocks"):
Major Lazer (Performing "Get Free" with Amber Coffman):
Beach House have gone quite far outside the box with their video for "Wishes", employing Ray Wise of Twin Peaks fame as the star and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric as the director. Wise provides the soundtrack to a sporting event that cannot be described without words like "ridiculous" and "baffling", but needless to say it culminates in him riding a white stallion. It's confusing as hell, yet absolutely amazing. Pressing play is all that needs to be done.
Early last month Beach House released their video for "New Year", which was comprised of footage from the band's time in Tornillo, Texas, where they recorded last year's Bloom. But, the band didn't stop there. During their recording sessions at the Texas studio they compiled loads of beautiful footage, and now it comes together in the short film Forever Still. The 26-minute clip spans a full day, from dusk till dawn, with the band performing in the serene panoramas of the Texas desert. Here's what Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally had to say about it:
We performed/recorded four songs from Bloom outdoors, in various locations that are special for us around El Paso and Tornillo, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn."
The Governors Ball Music Festival, which takes place every June on Randall's Island in NYC, has announced the lineup for the 2013 festival, and it's absolutely awesome. With headliners like Kanye West and Kings of Leon, the lineup goes from "meh" to "holy crap" very quickly. Continuing the awesomeness are Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Cut Copy, Animal Collective, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Bloc Party, Local Natives, Crystal Castles, Dirty Projectors, Holy Ghost!, Death From Above 1979, Japandroids, and so many more. Of note, there's one name that is blacked out, which we're assuming will serve as a big announcement in the future.
Tickets for the three-day festival go on sale this Friday, January 25th. Below, you can watch the announcement video for the festival.
Beach House begin their new year reminiscing about moments and memories that defined their 2012, and what better way to do it than pair those visuals with the aptly titled "New Year"? Using footage compiled during their Bloomrecording sessions at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas, the band paints a picture full of heartfelt memories. As they explain:
It’s more of a home video thing, not a music video…….we just thought these moments and the memories they involve fit this song."
Beach House have never been ones to force anything in your face, instead they take the subtle approach, occasionally blowing our minds with something amazing. They did it earlier this year with Bloom, their fourth LP that should not be overlooked, and now they've done it again with the video for "Wild". The visuals take note from the plot of Trainspotting, focusing on a group of vagrants in a dingy New York apartment as they cope with the effects of drug addiction. Watch the clip above.
So we've already enjoyed The xx making their first TV performance in a while earlier in the shape of "Angels". Now you can enjoy what happened elsewhere on the late night circuit. On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to be more precise. Beach House performed not one but two tracks from their recent album, Bloom. Up at the top of the page you can watch "Wild" while after the jump you can enjoy "Wishes".
In the new visuals for Beach House's "Lazuli," the second single from their fantastic LP Bloom, we see three rather unlucky individuals experiencing witnessing to strange supernatural occurences. Check out the Allen Cordell-directed clip above.
As well, the Baltimore oufit are further supporting Bloom with a recently announced North American tour, which will take them (literally) all across North America from July through till October (newly added dates in italics). From there, the band is headed off to Europe to perform from October 26th to November 19th. Check out their full tour schedule after the jump.
Beach House 2012 Tour Dates: 06/07 – Blarritz, FR @ L’Atabal 06/08-09 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound 07/01 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues * 07/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre * 07/06 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen * 07/07 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater * 07/09 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom * 07/10 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall * 07/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant * 07/12 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall * 07/13 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival 07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival 07/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue * 07/18 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom * 07/19 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues * 07/20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall * 07/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre * 07/23 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage 08/24 – Katowice, PL @ Tauron Nowan Muzyka Fest 08/26 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine 08/27 – Groningen, NL @ Vera 08/28 – Duisburg, DE @ Grammatikoff 08/29 – Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett 08/31 – North Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival 09/13 – Richmond, VA @ The National 09/14 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater 09/15 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works 09/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety 09/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s 09/19 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues 09/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East 09/21 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium 09/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto 09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern 09/28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater 09/29 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater 09/30 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 10/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom 10/04 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market 10/05 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theater 10/07 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater 10/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 10/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater 10/11 – Chicago, IL @ The Riv 10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus 10/15 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theater 10/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 10/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 10/26 – Belfast, IE @ Mandela Hall 10/27 – Cork, IE @ Cork Opera House 10/28 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street 10/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Arches 10/30 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus 10/31 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz 11/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse 11/03 – Bristol, UK @ Anson Rooms 11/05 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel K2 11/06 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega 11/07 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns 11/08 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene 11/10 – Berlin, DE @ Astra 11/12 – Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory 11/13 – Vienna, AT @ Flex 11/14 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk 11/16 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria 11/17 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks 11/18 – Brussels, BE @ AB 11/19 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradio