A car crash has never looked as beautiful as in this music video

Manchester Orchestra's drummer Timothy Very sent us the band's music video for Simple Math, the single that gives its title to their third album. It's from 2011, but I had never seen it and it's filmed beautifully, so here it is. Some of the scene transitions are really clever and visually impressive. » 8/20/14 8:46pm 8/20/14 8:46pm

The strange and beautiful sensuality of Chet Faker's Gold

Who the hell is Chet Faker, you ask? I didn't know until I came across the video for the first single of his first album, Built on Glass. The song is called Gold and it's officially going straight into Sploid's soundtrack—yes, there's one. We just started it. And I'm the DJ and I'm going to save your life tonight. » 8/18/14 8:51pm 8/18/14 8:51pm

This is one of the best music videos I've seen in years

If you don't know Paolo Nutini, I don't blame you. I just learned about this British singer when I saw this video of his song Iron Sky. It opens with a hard-to-watch 2-minute silent intro—and then the beautiful music hits contrasting with the lives of pariahs, the mentally insane, the junkies... It knocked me out. » 8/07/14 7:46pm 8/07/14 7:46pm

The Best Streaming Music Services You Aren't Using (But Should)

Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with tons of great new music. Here are a few services we love… » 7/31/14 11:31am 7/31/14 11:31am

Magnetic Guitar Picks Eliminate Free Rock Concert Souvenirs

Bad news for those of you who splurge on front row concert tickets in hopes of snagging a musician's lost guitar pick. These plastic MagnetaPicks incorporate a thin magnetic neodymium disc that lets them securely stick to any metallic surface—from guitar strings to microphone stands— so they're next to impossible to… » 8/28/12 3:20pm 8/28/12 3:20pm

Theremin Musician Plays the Super Mario Bros. Theme

Watching videos of NES enthusiasts playing the Super Mario Bros. theme on weird stuff is always fun, and here's one of musician Randy George on the theremin. What's a theremin? It's a Russian invention that's also one of the earliest electronic musical instruments ever created. Players move their hands around the… » 8/09/08 11:00am 8/09/08 11:00am

Amazing Direct Note Access is Photoshop For Music

Charlie over at DVICE is a musician, so if he says this Direct Note Access is miraculous, we definitely believe him. Think of this software suite as Photoshop, but for music—able to change any note to any other note even if it's buried inside chords or other instruments playing simultaneously. Up until now, you… » 4/16/08 3:30pm 4/16/08 3:30pm

Chimera BC16 Modular Synth is Cheap, Colorful, Cute

Although it's not shipping until January 2008, Chimera Synthesis is taking orders for its BC16 mono synth. It's the first product from the UK-based company, and will be followed next year by its PH303 (any Chicago House fans out there will be feeling hot under the collar right now) and the SM16, a 16-step analog… » 12/19/07 8:30am 12/19/07 8:30am

Guitar Captured with Enough Coke Stashed Aboard to Take Us All to…

What on earth would make this Stratocaster clone worth well over a million dollars? As you can see in the pic above, the electric guitar was stuffed with lots of cocaine, that's what. We former musicians are well aware that the gigsters always have the best blow, but this guitar player went overboard when he decided… » 10/26/07 9:45am 10/26/07 9:45am

New MoogerFooger Uses Broadcast Radio Signals for Even Weirder Sounds

Moog, the company so beloved of prog-rock (plink-plonk, strum, zzzzzzz) and funk (Wikki-wikki, shukka-shukka, Yowzah!) artists in the '70s—founder Bob Moog started building Theremins back in the '50s with his dad. As you do‐has brought out a new MoogerFooger, a studio gadget beloved by today's producers and musicians. » 3/30/07 6:34am 3/30/07 6:34am