Watch Alexander Skarsgard walk around in a robe with no shirt and run around in white briefs! Australian electronic band Cut Copy recently released their fourth studio album Free Your Mind and this music video for the album’s psychedelic synth title track “Free Your Mind”.
Dissatisfied with some of the present sounds of EBM and industrial, Sara Taylor and Ryan William George are staging a sonic revolution as Youth Code. They talked to Auxiliary about their first self titled album Youth Code, their first tour, the ups and downs of hype, and where they expect Youth Code to go in the future.
interview by : Diamond Bodine-Fischer
photographer : Rick Rodney
Little red riding hood, the big bad wolf, and an all around fun music video from Aesthetic Perfection. “Big Bad Wolf” is off Aesthetic Perfection’s upcoming album ‘Til Death due out just days before Valentine’s Day.
Listen to our music editor Mike Kieffer’s selection of tracks from the features and the albums reviewed in the October/November 2013 Issue!
October/November 2013 Issue playlist :
Mother of Crows – iVardenshpere
Hail to His Majesty (Peasants) – Ministry
First & Last – Youth Code
Dkmajestic – Hecq
Here in the Black – Gary Numan
Various Methods of Escape – Nine Inch Nails
Still Life – Oneohtrix Point Never
Still On Fire – Trentmoller
Wrong – Ginger Snap5
Outrun the Gun – Accessory
Altitude – Architect
Not to Be Here – Covenant
The Belgian goth metal act Lovelorn Dolls have released a new video for ”After Dark” which is off their March 2013 release The House of Wonders. The concept and story was arranged by Lovelorn Dolls’ Kristell Lowagie and graphical artist Emily Weeks and the video was animated and directed by Emily Weeks. Fairy tale mythology and imagery are nothing new for Lovelorn Dolls but this video feels very current and fits in nicely with pop culture’s focus on a dark fairy tale aesthetic as seen with the recent release of the trailer for Disney’s Maleficent and the popularity of TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm.
I don’t want to start any blasphemous rumours here but I think it’s fair to say that Some Great Reward was Depeche Mode’s breakthrough album in America: “People are People”, “Master and Servant”, and this single, which was packaged with “Somebody” as the B-side. It’s a slow burn of a track, with lots of time for posing or waving your arms around on the dancefloor before busting a move during the chorus. Oh, and then there’s the blasphemy part, which did actually ruffle feathers back in 1984. As Alan Wilder told an interviewer back then, “religion is a more sensitive subject than sex.”
He was the Lord of the Lords of the New Church. He is now a Dead Boy. And for a while, the man born Steven John Bator in Ohio was the sound of American punk rock. Much like Iggy Pop, Stiv performed with much attitude and total abandon, attracting attention for the Dead Boys with his outrageous stage persona. After making their mark on the 1970s East Village scene the band split and the singer formed The Lords of the New Church, a slicker, more postpunk group that lasted most of the decade.
Stiv Bators would be celebrating his 64th (!!!) birthday year if he wasn’t struck dead by a taxi while crossing the street in Paris in 1990. That is sad, but perhaps not as sad as the news he will be played by the hunky Hangover guy Justin Bartha in an upcoming movie about CBGBs. Give me the corpse of a true punk rocker any day.
Gary Numan has a new album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) out October 15th and this week he released a music video for “Love Hurt Bleed” off the album. Gary Numan rocks an Edwardian style ensemble and eyeliner. The video is reminiscent of videos from the heyday of music videos. The viewer in the video is the classic music video hot girl and gets attacked by video tape and pulled into what seems like a relic of a video she unearthed from some vault and popped into the TV in the viewing room. The director Joel Knoernschild explains, ”‘Cars’ is often cited as one of the first full-length commercial music videos ever. We shot with four video cameras ranging from mid 1970s to early 2000s plugged into an old tube TV. Then we shot the TV with an Arri Alexa, one of the best HD cameras in the world. There’s lots of mixed media in the video and all of the effects you see were done live.” Plus there is a set of creepy skull children!
“The single version of ‘Breathe This Air’ features Purity Ring’s Megan James, whose vocals transform the track into a vast and shimmering expanse, bringing waves of beautiful melancholy to the original’s dark and dusty techno,” now has a music video directed by Anthony Dickenson. Dickenson explains, “I was interested in those times when you think you’re totally alone in your thoughts and something unexpectedly disrupts that, snapping you out. The characters in the film have very different stories but I wanted to create distinct parallels, bringing them closer and closer until they actually intersect in a single defining moment.” Check out this haunting track and accompanying video.