While music videos rose to cultural prominence throughout the '80s and into the '90s, the Internet has allowed the art form to reach a golden age. Since musicians can release videos on their own terms, ambitions have burgeoned and artists of varying levels of success and fame release their material on a mostly even playing field.
For this reason, musicians like Son Lux can pair with artists at The Made Shop and create an instantly captivating video that will hopefully introduce Son Lux to a broader audience and inspire young artists to introduce tactile methods into the digital realm. Keep an eye out for the new Son Lux album, Bones, on June 23.
Sioux Falls, if you missed last year's incredible Jason Isbell show at the Orpheum, you have a chance to redeem yourself. FUEL is bringing Isbell back on July 8 with special guest John Moreland. "24 Frames" is from Isbell's forthcoming record, Something More Than Free, which comes out on July 17. Tickets are on sale right now on Ticketmaster or at the Premier Center box office.
Admittedly, I clicked this track for its title, "Scott Get The Van, I'm Moving", but I'm sharing it, because the women of Cayetana have some serious chops. You can hear more from the Philly rockers on their newest album, Nervous Like Me.
Do not play the new Titus Andronicus track if you're trying to stay chill. Their new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, comes out on July 28.
My Morning Jacket
I wanted to share this track last week, but you could only stream it at a certain time code on the NPR All Songs Considered podcast. So, for the sake of convenience, I waited until this week. The Waterfall by My Morning Jacket is out now. And is it just me, or does "Believe (Nobody Knows)" sound like the opening track to an agnostic indie musical?
Mikal Cronin is particularly popular in a few Sioux Falls circles and for good reason. His new record, MCIII, is his most ambitious yet. And if this video feels somewhat familiar, it's because it's a shot-by-shot reenactment of Natalie Imbruglia's 1997 music video "Torn".