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06/18/2018
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Kyle Johnson

Beach House have unveiled a music video for “Black Car,” off of their latest album, 7. The clip was directed by frontwoman Victoria Legrand’s brother Alistair Legrand, who previously directed Beach House’s videos for “Silver Soul” and “Heart of Chambers” as well as the horror films The Diabolical and Clinical. The video focuses on a black car that drives through empty streets sans a driver. Beach House will be playing Sub Pop’s free 30th-anniversary party, SPF30, on Saturday, August 11 at Alki Beach. [ Stereogum ]

 


The Damon McMahon-led project Amen Dunes has shared a video for “Believe.” The song was an early single off his latest album, Freedom, released earlier this year. Directed by Steven Brahms, the video intercuts current images of McMahon in his apartment with a woman and home video footage of him as a child. Freedom is McMahon’s fifth studio album under Amen Dunes. Catch him at the Crocodile on Monday, August 13. [ Under the Radar ]

 


St. Louis indie rock band Foxing have announced their third LP, Nearer My God. It follows 2015’s Dealer and will be out August 10 via Triple Crown. The album was produced by former Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and the band’s own Eric Hudson, with help from Hop Along’s Joe Reinhart. The band has also shared the first single, “Slapstick,” alongside a cinematic video directed by former Foxing member Josh Coll. Foxing will be embarking on a North American tour this August, with a stop in Seattle on Saturday, September 22 at Chop Suey. [ BrooklynVegan

 


A new documentary is being released that focuses on Kurt Vile’s brother Paul Vile, known to many in the Philadelphia music scene as “Jelloman.” Paul Vile has been a longtime fixture, doling out Jell-O shots to touring bands and concertgoers. He’s also designed elaborate Jell-O shot murals and T-shirts. Titled Jelloman, if u will, the doc features appearances by a number of musicians including the War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel, Angel Olsen, and, of course, Kurt Vile. The film was directed by Colin Kerrigan. [ Pitchfork ]

 

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