"The Golden Age" is the title track, fourth and final music video from Woodkid's debut album. Directed by Woodkid (real name Yoann Lemoine), the video includes a collaboration with British classical composer Max Richter.
Throughout the process of directing videos for this story, I slowly removed all digital and post-production layers of my work to finally create this piece. It is somehow a postcard from my childhood, with memories and emotions from the countryside assembled together in a long, free, mellow piece. It's about the child trapped inside, the haunting memories, the beautiful and the dark ones. I wanted the camera work and acting direction to be very organic and carnal, in opposition to the digital, rigid and super-composed aspects of the previous videos. That's why we decided to shoot everything handheld, without any mechanical movement and with no post-production. In that way, I would say this video is very different from the other ones.
It all started when I bought an original print by my favorite photographer, William Gedney, friend and contemporary of Lee and Maria Friedlander, who shot families in rural America in the sixties. I decided that this piece would pay tribute to the beauty of his work and the way he shoots boys and men in their environment, to the sensuality of his eye, which describes so well what I felt for other boys when I was younger.
In order to extend the song and create the right mood for this piece, I collaborated with composer Max Richter. He extended and re-recorded his piece ‘Embers’ to adapt it to the pace and tonality of ‘The Golden Age.’ Together, we created this very free ‘hybrid’ edit of the track, which tells so much about the pace of never ending childhood summers.
In a way, this piece is a final goodbye to four years of work and tour for this album.
Speaking of music video, Spanish Gold's new music videof or "Day Drinkin'" recently premiered over at Paste Magazine. The song is taken from their latest album South of Nowhere, out now on BMG/Del Mar Records.
Lead vocalist Dante Schwebel talked about recording the new record, "We kept finding that we had a lot of the same reference points during the recording. It became evident that we were still children of the MTV era. We grew up with MTV when it was still a music channel. The way that the programming crossed genres from R&B to hip hop, rock, soul and pop music is how we approach records. It’s an album of all those styles. Like watching a random hour of MTV programming circa 1986-1996. It’s a nod to Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre, Madonna, the Beastie Boys or Tom Petty, all with a Texas border town setting. It all adds up to a fun listen that you can keep on repeat."
The trio also announced a 2014 Tour Dates, which kicks off next week.
July 17 |
Birmingham, AL |
Happy Valley, OR
The Forecastle Festival
Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Live on the Green
ACL Music Festival
ACL Music Festival
Casablanca Records recently released Gold Skies EP by Martin Garrix. It went straight to #1 on iTunes Top Dance Album Chart. Fans who love the digital release can also look forward to the physical CD, which boasts all five digital tracks, plus three extra remixes. See tracklisting below for full details.
Garrix is one of the biggest/hottest DJ at the moment, having just headlined Ultra Music Festival and Coachella. His song, "Animals" not only went platinum, but it made him the "youngest artist to go #1 on Beatport"... plus winning iTunes "Dance Single of the Year" for 2013 and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart. In the UK, it stayed in the Top 10 for four consecutive weeks, and it peaked at #12 on Top 40 radio.
With over 1.5 million sale digital downloads, over 330 million YouTube plays, more than 18 million Spotify streams in the U.S. and 32 million globally, and upwards of 130,000 plays at U.S. radio, it's hard to dispute that Garrix will be a household name in the EDM world.
Gold Skies EP Tracklisting:
1. Gold Skies
1. Gold Skies
6. Animals (Oliver Heldens Remix)
7. Wizard (Yellow Claw Remix)
8. Animals (Victor Niglio & Martin Garrix Festival Trap Remix)
Golden is the debut album from alt-folk/bluegrass band Charlie and the Foxtrots, based out of Nashville, which came out this week (July 8th, 2014).
2. Stomp, Clap
3. Dreams of Yesterday
4. The Big Bad Wolf
5. Dorothy Gale
6. The Man I Am (Bonus Track)
After spending the month of June on stage with sold out arena shows opening with Prince in Europe, indie-pop artist The Golden Hippie debut her song "Smoke Signals".
Initially signed by Warner Brothers Records, but she spent the past year on the indie label Hundred Handed to craft her own unique sound.
Hear "Smoke Signals" via soundcloud.com.