The Needle Drop

2012

Dirty Projectors - "Impregnable Question"

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"Impregnable Question" is one of the sweetest songs on Dirty Projectors' last record, 2012's Swing Lo, Magellan. And now, it has a weirdly sweet music video. Featuring long takes of a man running on a highway--alongside gorgeous natural imagery--and a woman carrying big buckets of Mountain Dew, the two finally converge in what appears to be quite the fateful moment. Awwww, love!

Swing Lo, Magellan is out now on Domino. Here's our review of it:

Stream the New Blondes Album

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When I first ran into the music of Blondes last year through their self-titled release on RVNG Intl., I thought the house duo had plenty of grooves. However, things fell a little flat when it came to interesting sounds.

The duo seems to be making more of an effort to explore textures, effects, and noise on their latest collection of tracks, though. Blondes and RVNG have seen fit to upload Swisher onto YouTube, and you can cream the whole thing via the embed above. Enjoy!

Everything Everything - "Cough Cough"

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Everything Everything absolutely oozes personality on this track way back from August 2012.

This is a song worth going back to, it begins with a very unique vocal build up that develops into some truly great harmonies. Not only are the harmonies great, but the lead vocalist it perfectly eccentric and delivers an astonishing vocal performance. You can clearly see in the video that this Manchester band has put a lot of heart in their music, the video shows them beating on giant tribal drums while stock political footage intersects. There are also great transitions from black and white to color matching up with the music. Of course in a video the passion can be faked, but not in the music and it definitely has it from the vocals down to the frantic synthesizers.