Barnett sits among many wonderful artists and albums in this years best of lists: NPR, Rolling Stone, SPIN (best songwriter of the year), Pitchfork, NME, TIME, Triple J, Entertainment Weekly, Apple Music… to name a few.
Let’s not forget that Best New Artist Grammy nomination — Courtney Barnett‘s Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit has propelled Barnett into everyones hearts and ears this year, and after picking up top honors from Australia’s ARIA Awards, Independent Music Awards and Triple J Awards, the awards circuit isn’t anything new for her.
Check out the new video from Kisses for their song ‘Control’ off of Rest In Paradise out now via Hit City U.S.A. Reminiscent of earlier, more straight forward music videos, ‘Control’ was shot in a very earnest and direct way. Click through below to take a look and listen!
PAPA premiered their ‘vintage-horror like’ new video for ‘Hold On‘ on Noisey late last week and lead singing drummer, Weiss, described the process as “Without really meaning to, our video turned out like some kind of vintage horror film, doing its best to look futuristic. And even though it was unintentional, I think it compliments the music even more than we had intended. There’s a lot in the song about the dread to be modern, or rather to fit in to contemporary culture. The only thing creepier than current pop culture to me, is trying to squeeze yourself into it. So even though the video ended up being more nightmarish than intended, I think it really gets the point across.
…the song itself is a protest. The energy and rhythm we set to the lyrics are the antidote to all the noise that makes us want to hold on in the first place.”
And to reiterate what Noisey said, that bass line. Holy funk.