Just in time for those life-threatening -50° windchills, Chicago-based group Divino Niño come through with the transportive tropical vibes on their balmy new psych-pop gem "Foam", out today on Winspear. Divino Niño guitarist Camilo Medina, who grew up in the warmer climes of Bogotá and Miami and has probably had about enough of this polar vortex business at this point, tells us about the escapist vibes of the new track and its vibrant Thami Nabil-created animated video:
We had a bunch of footage from when we brought noah's parents' vhs camera with us on tour to sxsw. Our friend Ricky Alba shot most of it -- he's a good friend and good artist from Brooklyn.
We edited it together over a demo of mine that's been laying around and doesn't have a home. Just for fun :) -- Barrie
When we were first working with Aaron Lowell on artwork for the first single, he came up with a bunch of different beautiful ideas. We loved this design but it didn't quite fit, so we saved it. -- Barrie
I took the new tote bags with me to a recent trip to the Middle East with my gf & our friend Bridget...
Secret Friend is an experimental dance party that I throw with my friends from POND Mag and my other band, Psymon Spine. For each installment we collaborate with an artist or group of artists to turn whatever venue/club we’re using into an immersive installation, and book musical guests we think will gel well with the visual theme they’ve set (including various side-projects from the Barrie crew)...
Please welcome Brooklyn band Barrie to GvsB today -- if you've been checking the site at all this year, you might be familiar -- and follow along as they share some of their favorite things throughout the day. The group's excellent Singles 12" is out today on limited baby blue vinyl via Winspear. To kick things off, Barrie would like this Penguin Cafe Orchestra classic to be stuck in your head all day:
Grand Rapids' Major Murphy share the visuals for their sweetly shimmering soft-rock gem "Mary", a highlight from the group's debut LP No. 1, out now on Winspear. The song's Weird Life-directed video finds a stoic sister Mary wandering pensively through the streets of Chicago and becoming mildly dismayed by some drunk teens on the L, before being comforted by the dulcet tones of Major Murphy's excellent live show at Chicago institution the Empty Bottle: