Directed by Martin C Pariseau.
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Yumi Zouma share their dreamy new video, shot in the Yumis' idyllic hometown of Port Hills of Christchurch in New Zealand. "Second Wave" is taken from one of our favorite releases of the year, the group's EP II, and can also be had on their new EP Collection, out now on Cascine. Video by Julian Vares:
Directed by Cecil Frena & Alex Fischer.
Thanks to Prince Innocence for the heads up on their Toronto homie Elliott Vincent Jones, and his shadowy, very hypnotic new synth-pop jam "Acapulco", taken from his debut record due in January 2016. Listen below, and catch Elliott opening for U.S. Girls (who put out one of the best albums of 2015) tonight in Toronto at Sneaky Dee's. Video by Deadfounded:
No one cares about your label's video budget in 2015. The music vids that we found most moving and memorable this year were, in most cases, simple (with a few glossy and/or cinematic exceptions), powerful, often self-directed visual interpretations of our favorite songs. Also featuring one brilliant video made of found footage that seems to have been effectively scrubbed from the internet forever. Here are our favorite music videos of the year:
Following last week's Albums of 2015 list, here are our favorite songs of the year: we went deeper than ever this time out, and while 111 tracks might seem like a lot to love in any given 12 month span, I feel like the list is a pretty accurate representation of just how unreal 2015 has been for new music. Featuring multiple entries from Grimes, Jamie xx, Young Thug, Kendrick Lamar, Chromatics, Erykah Badu, Beach House, TOPS, and Cindy Lee, and spanning from underground Russian dance music and soaring Norwegian pop to incendiary west coast rap and inspired Texas soul, and just about everywhere in between. Check out the full list below, right after you hit play on that nearly 7-hour-long Spotify playlist: