Enter Shikari clock you, Jonah Tolchin trucks it, Deportees dream big and more in today’s Roundup. That reminds me; I have to get the airbag in my car replaced again — apparently the one they installed during the last recall got recalled. I wish that were a joke.
1 Enter Shikari are killing time — and spending some big bucks to do it — in the impressive video for their latest single Stop the Clocks. It’s the British indie outfit’s first release since their 2017 album The Spark. About time. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “Stop The Clocks was BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record on the Annie Mac show and the band’s first release through their new deal with So Recordings.” How nice for them:
2 If you’ve ever spent time hanging around a cruddy garage waiting for your vehicle to be fixed, singer-songwriter Jonah Tolchin’s video for White Toyota Ranger will feel all too familiar. But hopefully not as traumatic as its backstory. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “This song was inspired by a moment. I was going through a rough patch at the time. I found myself parked out back of a gas station, reflecting, when a man in a white pickup truck pulled up next to me. He didn’t look over or see me observing. He just put the car in park, took off his glasses, and started bawling his eyes out. I was profoundly moved by this emotional display from a stranger. So much so that I went home and wrote this song. Like many of my songs, that’s where it started – and it ended up somewhere else through a string of my own emotional associations.” Put it up on the hoist:
3 Swedish indie-rock trio Deportees land on these shores with the video for their latest single Covered in Dreams, from their Oct. 11 album All Future. They’ve got it … well, you know. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “Shot in the stunning countryside surrounding Stockholm, the video for Covered in Dreams was directed by Mauri Chifflet and stars dancers Mari Raudsepp & Martin Hendrikse, who were choreographed by Mari Raudsepp.” The dream is alive:
4 Some bands take creative typography too far. Like 5RAND. Is that supposed to be Grand? Brand? Srand? Five Rand? I don’t know and, honestly, I don’t care. If you do, check out Black Ocean, the latest cut from their sophomore album Dark Mother, out Sept. 6. Assuming that 6 isn’t supposed to be a 9 or something. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “Dark Mother was produced by longtime collaborator Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio and Bloom Recording Studios in Rome, while mastering was handled by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.” Dive in: