I can't have enough of this cover of an old Italian song

I've been listening to Mi Senti—the last EP by electronica music goddess Róisín Murphy—for the last few months. Her long-awaited new work—created with her partner Sebastiano Properzi—takes classic Italian songs from the 70s and turns them into masterful covers. Here's Ancora Tu, originally by Lucio Battisti. » 9/22/14 11:41pm Yesterday 11:41pm

Beautiful music video makes me want to live in eternal summer love

I like all seasons but it's summer, which will end with the September equinox next week, the one that always gave me the most happiness. This video by Zack Spiger for The Dove & the Wolf is about that. It feels like summer love—intense, fleeting, careless, lazy, eternal and spotless forever set in your mind. » 9/19/14 8:43pm Friday 8:43pm

Kaleidoscopic music video drags you into cool psychedelic vortex

2033 is the last single from French musician Leon. The video—directed by Thomas Blanchard—is kaleidoscopic collage of images that drags you into a psychedelic vortex of colors, shapes, and pop music. It may be too early to pop any pills, but coffee and this will have a similar effect.
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This song made with random YouTube music clips is simply amazing

I started watching the music video of Give It Up—the fourth track of Kutiman's first album Thru You Too—with skepticism. After all, how good can a song be if it's made from samples taken from random, unconnected YouTube music clips? Well, apparently, it can be amazingly good. Just watch and listen. » 9/15/14 5:48am 9/15/14 5:48am

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