Oh Sees – “Drowned Beast”

Weird enough to be a VanGaalen project (it’s not—this was made by Dr. D Foothead, T.Wei, and Otis Chamberlain), and at times very Heavy Metal-esque.

This method of obtaining food has to be more complicated than it needs to be, but we’ll assume the alien mothership has its reasons for the extravagant procedures. Imagine the feast, if it found a planet with a few billion people on it.

“Drowned Beast” comes from the 2017 Oh Sees (a.k.a. Thee Oh Sees, Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS, Orange County Sound, The Ohsees, The Oh Sees) album, Orc.

-Scott Bryson

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Low – “Santa’s Coming Over”

Leave it to Low to make Christmas creepy.

Everything about this is unsettling. Half these kids look like they’re about to cry. They’re probably listening to the song as they’re being filmed.

-Scott Bryson

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Sextile – “Ripped”

Behold the urban ne’er-do-well. Its inclination is toward mess-making and spray painting. It enters office habitats, renders them unusable for others, then quickly departs. It thrives in chaotic environments.

“Ripped” comes from Sextile’s (is that a play on “textile,” because that’s not particularly sexy) latest record, Albeit Living, out this past summer.

-Scott Bryson

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Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs – “Talk 2 Her”

World’s longest microphone cord.

A lot of tattoos, beards and denim vests in this band, but that green, bean-shaped dude looks a little out of place. At least he’s briefed on the choreography.

“Talk 2 Her” comes from this year’s self-titled Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs (which is actually the second self-titled Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs album).

-Scott Bryson

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L.A. Witch – “Get Lost”

Exploring a ghost town can be an entertaining and informative experience, but there are always a few nogoodniks who show up just to break windows and jump on beds.

And of the beach performance, we’ll ask, as we always do, what are those amps plugged into? Realism need not be sacrificed in the name of rock ’n’ roll.

“Get Lost” can be found on the recently-released L.A. Witch full-length.

-Scott Bryson

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Odonis Odonis – No Pop

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Yes, we brought up Daleks and Nine Inch Nails in our review of their last album, but there’s still no better way to describe the oppressive sonic framework that Odonis Odonis are currently operating within.

We’ll call this one the Dalek house party. Lyrical content is kept to a minimum—it’s meant to be felt as much as heard (your speakers will rattle and hum). It’s the kind of dance music Trent Reznor would be making today if he was still edgy and had a soft spot for Mr. Oizo. It’s reminiscent, as well, of certain portions of Primal Scream’s XTRMNTR.

No Pop is sure to frighten small children and the elderly. The doom is palpable. Check out “Nasty Boy” below.

-Scott Bryson

 

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The Shins – “Phantom Limb”

We were simple folk until the gods gave us war, and it all started with the handing of a huge sword to a little girl. Downward spiral, since.

Best YouTube comments for this video:

“DOES ANYONE ELSE FEEL LIKE THERE WATCHING A WES ANDERSON MOVIE”

“Accidentally clicked on this instead of the Alice in Chains song of the same name, wow this is the lamest thing I’ve seen in a while.”

“Phantom Limb” (by The Shins) comes from their 2007 album, Wincing the Night Away. The Alice in Chains song of the same name comes from their 2013 record, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Yes, they named an album that. Yes, they’re still making music.

-Scott Bryson

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