Arctic Monkeys check in, Ty Segall declares war, Krowns fake it to make it, Rob Moir hits the road and more in today’s Roundup. Let’s make it happen, captain:
1 | Arctic Monkeys welcome you back to their Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino album with the 12-minute behind-the-scenes doc Warp Speed Chic, directed by Ben Chappell. SEZ THE PRESS RELEASE: “After spending a year documenting Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino I wanted to try and pull it all together in a short film. I spent a few weeks with the band in France documenting the recording process with my 16mm camera in September 2017. At that point I was still only hearing bits and pieces of the tunes as they were being recorded. Nearly a year later I was on stage with them in Lyon France shooting some of those same tunes. When the film came back from the lab I put the live songs next to my shots of them recording and found it to be quite nice.” Check it out above.
2 | Absurdly prolific singer-guitarist Ty Segall fires off a killer cover of The Dils‘ punk standard Class War, off his upcoming Fudge Sandwich covers album out Oct. 26. SEZ THE PRESS RELEASE: “Ty has taken the song and turned it into a melancholic ballad that’s no less impactful than the original, but in a totally different way. The song’s lyrics are as poignant today as they were forty years ago. Chip Kinman has given it his seal of approval and says, ‘Ty Segall answers questions that Tony and I never even thought to ask with his version of Class War. I LOVE it!’ ” Don’t dilly-dally:
3 | Up-and-coming Calgary trio Krowns show off their intriguing fusion of hip-hop and alt-pop — and their seasonally appropriate creepiness — with the lyric video for their sophomore single Fake It. SEZ THE PRESS RELEASE: “I went home one night and started writing stories from my teen years. We literally pulled the title and entire body of the song – lyrically and conceptually – from one of the truths. Fake It is about the pressures of being a team in the wolf den and hiding to protect yourself.” Don’t skip this one — these guys are the real deal:
4 | Virginia art-folk duo Lowland Hum turn laundry day into an avant-garde dance performance in the video for their new song Salzburg Summer, a sneak peek at their upcoming fourth full-length album Glyphonic, due out early next year. SEZ THE PRESS RELEASE: “The band tell us ‘This song is in part an exploration of vanity, youthful frivolity, and femininity as it was internalized by Lauren Goan’s pre-teen mind.’ ” Remove your blindfold before viewing:
5 | Cosmic folkies Twain — not to be confused with Shania nor Train — present the animated video for their new song Young God (Gotta Lotta Feeling). SEZ THE PRESS RELEASE: “Singer and songwriter Mt. Davidson tells us ‘This song is about the freedom-feeling of allowing Love its natural Death.’ ” Though the video mostly looks like a couple of circles getting freaky. Win, lose or draw:
6 | Seattle indie-popsters Chastity Belt whip up the perfect blend and raise a toast on the video for It’s Obvious, from their acclaimed 2017 release I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone. SEZ THE PRESS RELEASE: “Watch the surreal clip.” Well, obviously:
7 | Toronto singer-songwriter Rob Moir is a man on the move in the video for his rootsy new single Sometimes You Gotta Go. SEZ THE PRESS RELEASE: “I had been playing something like, 170 shows, around the world for the last few years and met endless streams of people who told me how badly they wanted to travel, explore, shake up their lives. I wrote Sometimes You Gotta Go in celebration of that spirit.” Hit the road: