We had 32 acts play our party in Austin, Texas, over two days during SXSW. Duluth, Minn., five-piece string-band Trampled By Turtles attack their instruments with a fury on “Darkness and the Light.”... read more
We had 32 acts play our party in Austin, Texas, over two days during SXSW. From nearby Denton, Seryn impressed enough to be named our favorite act of SXSW. Watch the video of the song "We Will All Be Changed" to see why. read more
We had 32 acts play our party in Austin, Texas, over two days during SXSW. The Kopecky Family Band spilled off our second stage and into the crowd, enlisting a fan on tambourine. read more
If you couldn’t make it out to SXSW this year, we captured all 30 of the acts who played the Paste Parties in Austin. Here’s Lost in the Trees performing “Walk Around the Lake.”... read more
This week, most of the entertainment world looks to Austin, Texas to see what's coming next in music, film and culture. Whether it's the week of SXSW, or any random Thursday night, Austin is known as the "Live Music Capitol of the World." But as the city continues to develop, it has led to tensions between artists and the city around them. Echotone promises not only to be a fantastic documentary, it has a completely kick-ass soundtrack to go with. With Paste's SXSW parties getting started tomorrow, we couldn't think of a better time to share it with you. ... read more
Watch the video premiere of The Wilderness of Manitoba playing an alternate version of Orono Park. You can roll your eyes, dear viewer, but you have to admit that the band sounds good by candlelight. embedVideo("http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/video/2011/03/wildrenessofmanitoba_orono_park.flv", 1, 614, 345, false); ... read more
Click below to watch Tedi May and his fellow musicians play a song at a truck stop on their way to Los Angeles.
Holcombe Waller's new song "Hardliners" seems to perfectly balance pop hooks with dark instrumentation and backing vocals to create a song that is equal parts "catchy" and "haunting." The video features dancer/choreographer Miguel Gutierrez and was directed by Daniel Fickle of Two Penguins Productions. read more
Singer/cellist Ben Sollee has announced May 10th will be the release day for his upcoming record Inclusions. To mark the announcement, Sollee has released a video for the song "Embrace," which will be included in the upcoming album. read more
Any decent financial consultant will tell you that having a band with seven members is not an efficient business strategy. Then again, if you're thinking about fiscal solvency while listening to the Portland-based mega-band AgesandAges, do we ever feel sorry for you. Watch the new video for "So So Freely" and enjoy a moment of joyous musical abandonment. read more
Calling Paleface's music "folk" feels a bit like calling a bar brawl "a disagreement." Technically it might be correct, but the word feels inadequate.
I was already excited to have Luke Rathborne play our SXSW party in a couple weeks, but this video makes me hope that maybe we'll become best friends. "Dog Years" is the title track of Rathborne's upcoming EP, out March 8 on Dilettante Records. read more
This video is awesome for three reasons. 1. It features the lovely song "The Rest of My Life" from the new record The Color, by Yellowbirds (aka Sam Cohen). 2. The video was handmade by Cohen using stop-motion animation, and it looks really cool. 3. Thanks to frenetic bright flashing colors throughout, this video could be played in order to defend oneself from any would-be attackers who happen to be epileptic. Watch and enjoy! read more
It's no secret we really like The Civil Wars... read more
If simplicity is a good thing, then this video is damn near perfect. The song "The Great Unknown" is a new track from the Damnwells' upcoming record, No One Listens To The Band Anymore, out March 15. If you like the song as much as we do, you might want to download the free mp3. ... read more
Watch the new video for the title track of Only Son's new record Searchlight. Only Son is Jack Dishel, the former lead guitarist of the Moldy Peaches. ... read more
We don't need to tell you that Adele is pretty great. But you might need a "heads up" that the
British singer songwriter will be releasing her sophomore album February 22nd on Columbia/ XL Records. To celebrate the release, Adele is offering "21 Days of Adele" to countdown the release. Today's video offers some insight into two songs from the upcoming record.
Check out the exclusive premiere of the video “Mach Bach” from New Orleans-based Empress Hotel.Lucky for everyone, PETA doesn’t care much about balloons, because 1,500 of them were harmed during the making of this video. Balloon cruelty activists are welcomed to send angry letters to the video’s director, Drew Stubbs. Hache Haratta of the band explains “we had a bunch of leftover balloons from the [New Year’s] holiday, not to mention we all really, really like latex and glitter so we said fuck it, let’s make this our music video.” In addition to popping an insane number of balloons, Empress... read more
It’s no secret that Paste likes asking musicians to perform in rather strange places. We’ve had the Avett Brothers play the skybuckets in Jackson Hole, Chairlift play the Bonnaroo Ferris Wheel and Madi Diaz play a rooftop pool in Austin, Texas. This time, we got a little less creative, and asked Suckers to play the parking lot outside of The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. Maybe Paste deserves a “C-” for originality with this one, but Suckers deserve an “A” for awesome. embedVideo("http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/video/2011/02/suckers_getsyourbody.flv", 1, 614, 347, false); ... read more
Click the image to watch the exclusive video premiere of the new video for the song "The Tide Pulls From The Moon." The song is the title track of Fitzsimmon's new album, out March 22nd on Nettwerk. Meanwhile, the single is out today, and available on iTunes.For tour dates and additional information, visit WilliamFitzsimmons.com.... read more