The Gordon Brothers – “Be Careful What You Wish For”

The Magic (not Magic!) released a new album in July, after a year of radio silence and a Twitter announcement that “some jerk band” had stolen their name.

It appears they’re still performing as The Magic, but they’ve also recently released some material as The Gordon Brothers. In this vid, they’re singing creepily into the camera as they attempt to recreate the final scene from The Blair Witch Project.

-Scott Bryson

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Kaytranada – “Glowed Up”

Oh dear, Kaytranada was murdered by a cat!

Wait… no… he’s fine. He’s just delusional and living in an apartment full of lamps and newspaper.

The hallucinations didn’t prevent him from making a winning album. His 99.9% took home the 2016 Polaris Music Prize this week, beating heavyweights like Black Mountain, Grimes and Carly Rae Jepsen.

-Scott Bryson

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Like A Motorcycle – “Nobody Knows”

These Like A Motorcycle ladies don’t appear to be very concerned with rules, etiquette or honour. Has no one noticed that “Thank you for not smoking” sign? Can betrayal really be purchased for as little as two bottles of beer?

At least they’re equally corrupt. “Nobody Knows” comes from the Halifax quartet’s High Hopes debut.

Did you spot the continuity error? When their phones buzz, they say it’s 12:34. The text from Uncle Rob says it was sent at 1:08.

-Scott Bryson

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The Divine Comedy – “National Express”

The National Express is a British public transport company, but here The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon has borrowed the name for a ride through a mental health facility, believing, all the way, that he’s actually on a train. He’s in for a shock… literally.

This tune comes from 1998’s Fin de Siècle. Earlier this month, The Divine Comedy released their latest, Foreverland.

-Scott Bryson

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Elephant Stone – “Andromeda”

We typically see a more down-to-earth approach from Elephant Stone, but here’s to branching out. Their new album is shaping up to be a considerable deviation.

Rishi Dhir (our intrepid explorer) says this particular track was inspired by Hubble images (and an article about them), Air’s soundtrack for the colour restoration of Le Voyage dans la Lune, and Bosch’s “Ship of Fools” painting.

Elephant Stone’s Ship of Fools album comes out this week. Let’s hope it lands more smoothly than Dhir landed that spaceship.

-Scott Bryson

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Hayden – “Almost Everything”

Hayden’s Everything I Long For debut turned 20 this year, and as part of a lengthy anniversary celebration, he’s released a video that’s coupled with a live rendition of “Almost Everything,” from his 2013 record, Us Alone.

Most of the nostalgic clips in this one—says the YouTube description—are taken from a 1995 documentary called “Hayden’s Days.” Hayden hangs out in his room. Hayden walks around town. It’s basically a black and white version of his “Bad As They Seem” video.

-Scott Bryson

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Hinds – “Garden”

You have to admire a video that’s exquisitely shot but makes little sense. This one’s like a perfume ad crossed with The Avengers (no, not that Avengers) and God Help The Girl.

“Garden” is the lead track from Hinds’ (they were formerly known as Deers, but were forced to change their name) debut album, Leave Me Alone.

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