Aldous Harding shares the stunning video for the opening track from one of the year's best albums. Directed + edited by Charlotte Evans. Not quite as intense as seeing Aldous live, but probably about as close as you can get. Aldous says the video's concept "is based on that awful scene from 'Apocalypse Now' where the Playmates pile out of the helicopter," adding, "the costume was handmade for me, it turned out great. It's in the bin. I spent eight hours dancing on a Lazy Susan, it was easy really.” Party is out now on 4AD:
We were introduced to the music of New Zealand's inimitable Aldous Harding back in 2015 by Christie Simpson of Yumi Zouma, and after a couple years of being destroyed by "Stop Your Tears" every single time we heard it, we were finally #blessed to catch an unforgettable performance by Aldous last week at the beautiful Boise Contemporary Theater as part of Treefort Fest (trust me, go to this instead of SXSW next year if you're able)...
Montreal duo Mind Bath + Forever -- aka Cafe Lanai -- return with two steamy, viscerally haunting new love songs, including a psychedelic self-directed video for the first song they wrote as a group. The duo says about "Denim Jacket" and the intensely emotional, Blue Hawaii-produced "Here 4 U":