► Foals – What Went Down

shockwebpic_foals_whatwentdownWatch Foals‘ new video for ‘What Went Down’ off the forthcoming album by the same name out this August. Video directed by Niall O’Brien.

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Death Metal Angola: Sounds Of African Resistance

shockwebpic_deathmetalangolaDeath Metal Angola is an awesome new documentary directed by Jeremy Xido that captures the growing hardcore death metal scene that has developed in the war-stricken southern African country of Angola.

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► Mogwai – Simon Ferocious

shockleewebpic_mogwaisimonferociousFrom Mogwai’s recently released album ‘Rave Tapes’ album comes this new video for the track Simon Ferocious directed by Antony Crook featuring some dreamlike cinematography of some skydiving action.

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Jack White’s Upcoming Ultra LP Is Tricked Out Vinyl

shockleewebpic_jackwhitelazarettolpJack White just set a record for the world’s fastest released record; recorded and released in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds this past Record Store Day. Now Jack has announced an ‘Ultra LP’ for his upcoming release Lazaretto, a 12″ vinyl packed with a bunch of innovative bells and whistles that collectors will be sure to love.

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1.65 Billion Music Purchases Took Place in 2012

Over 1.65 billion music purchases took place in the U.S. in 2012, an all time high according to a new report just released from Nielsen and Billboard. Physical albums, digital albums and digital songs accounted for the sales figures which are up overall 3.1% from 2011.

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The World’s Highest Paid Music Makers 2012

Forbes has just announced their list of ‘The World’s 25 Highest Paid Musicians’. Although they are not all necessarily ‘musicians’ we get their point and it’s no surprise that the U.S. & UK dominated list of top earners is comprised of mostly household names.

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▶ LCD Soundsystem – Live Alone

Listen to James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem reworking of Franz Ferdinand’s song ‘Live Alone’ off of their Covers EP which features various groups remaking songs from their 2009 album ‘Tonight’. Crowded NYC serves as cool backdrop in this video directed by Lustix.

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Creative Commons: An Introduction To The Copyright Alternative

You’ve probably seen some work on the web, whether it be a photo, video clip, piece of music or article labeled with a ‘Creative Commons‘ attribute. If you’re not sure of what it’s all about or aren’t totally clear on how Creative Commons works, here’s a great primer that will help you gain some knowledge on the subject. CC is a very useful alternative to traditional copyright and a valuable tool for independent content creators and creative community to foster and get involved with.

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A Look At Björk’s Biophilia App Suite & The Making Of Her Custom Instrument The Gameleste

Here’s a look at Björk’s Biophilia app suite, the mobile app version of her latest album by the same name which consists of 10 interactive apps, 1 for each of her songs which can be purchased as stand alone apps for $2 each or in a bundle of 10 for $10. Each song/app has its own stylized treatment and does something different from the next and they can all be housed in a ‘mother’ app.

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New Video From VHS or Beta – Breaking Bones

Brooklyn duo VHS or Beta gets colorful & glitchy with their racy new video for ‘Breaking Bones’ from their forthcoming album Diamonds And Death. Directed by Graham Hill.

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