Grizzly Bear's "While You Wait for the Others" Music Video

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Brooklyn-based indie rock foursome Grizzly Bear just released their latest music video for their song “While You Wait for the Others.” The video was directed by Sean Pecknold, perhaps best known for creating Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal” music video. Fun fact: his brother is the bushy-bearded Robin Pecknold, frontman of Fleet Foxes.

Sean Pecknold’s filming style is definitely one of the more distinct ones out there, since he makes heavy use of stop motion and overall weirdness (Is that even a valid technique?). I mean, in this video alone there is a masked fencer interacting with alarm clocks, parakeets, bunnies, elephants, kickballs, fake dogs, and creepy-looking naked dolls. Let’s not even get into the clay-mation, nightmare-inducing video for “White Winter Hymnal.”

Anyway, watch Grizzly Bear’s music video and let us know what you think.

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My First Bonnaroo Experience: Special thanks to Wonder Waffle, Of Montreal and the Healing Shaman

17 Hours have never passed so quickly. Maybe it was the stop at Sonic that kept us going (us New Englanders think of it as some Holy Grail of fast food), but most likely it was the excitement of Bonnaroo finally becoming a reality. Honestly, I feel like my visit in Manchester, TN was a fantasy I dreamt up for my own fun. But it happened, and I have the lime green wristband, 3D ticket, and tie-dye t-shirt to prove it.

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Even when you talk with people who went, Bonnaroo is hard to describe. If there’s a God, I hope heaven is a big ol’ Bonnaroo in the sky (sure as hell I’d go to church more often). Some friends from Boston College plus some and I all arrived around 5 am on Thursday, pitching our tent and canopy by the light of the sunrise. We napped, and then the adventure officially started.

Here’s the layout of Bonnaroo, 700 acres of former farming lands: Centeroo is an area where all the stages are located and carnival-like vendors. That majestic red archway you see in your friends’ Facebook albums? That’s the entrance to Centeroo. They sell anything from traditional pizza to deep fried gator, and as far as souvenirs go, buy a cool band posters or a didgeridoo. When and if you go, make sure to stop at the Wonder Waffle stand to get the hot waffle sandwich: a cube of vanilla ice cream between two thick waffles smothered in chocolate syrup. Surrounding Centeroo are all the campsites grouped by movie titles and divided by that movie’s characters. Ours was Pussy Galore in the James Bond area… we all got a kick out of that. Port-a-potties are located throughout, and you get used to peeing in the dark after the first two nights. Showering is a no-no. I mean you can for a little less then 10 bucks, but if you’re going to Bonnaroo you might as well do it up right.

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The Story of Grizzly Bear and Patrick Daughters' Magical Brain

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Once upon a time there was this brilliant film director named Patrick Daughters who directed short films, commercials and videos for indie artists. They were brilliant. The end?

Ooh, not even close. This Cali cool man is all but 33 years old, pumping out more indie-related videos than a 17-year-old guitar player with a bad haircut and a YouTube account. He’s the one behind the avant-garde, split screen video of King of Leon’s ‘Bucket’ and the iPod-induced sensation of Feist’s ‘1234’ (not to mention the ultra chic ‘My Moon My Man,’ ‘Mushaboom,’ and ‘I Feel it All’).

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Hit a Sweet Spot with Animal Collective, DAN OH, Weird Tapes and More Minimal Mixers

Yeah Yeah Yeahs ItIt may not need justification, but it’s become so obvious that I have to talk about it.

Artists love It’s Blitz!. They just want to get their hands around it, their fingers in it.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have succeeded in making even the alternative unorthodox with this latest album release. And track by track, the remixes pour out. Ears first perked with Animal Collective’s take on ‘Zero,’ a dark horse remixer if that race ever existed. Intriguing, worth the listen, but nothing to write home about.

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Mixtape Mondays: Tor & Sufjan Stevens Present Illinoize the Remix Tape

Tor/Sufjan Stevens Illinoize

First of all, I just wanted to say that due to popular demand, Mixtape Mondays is back and here to stay. When Mixtape Mondays went on hiatus, so many people emailed /commented demanding that it needed to come back ASAP. We answered. From now one, you can expect that on each and every Monday there will be a new piping hot mixtape for you to get your hands on. Now that that’s out of the way, check out this mixtape.

Montréal-based producer Tor really lets his creativity and skills shine on Illinoize, a Sufjan Stevens-based remix tape. Tor pairs together the two very different genres of indie folk-rock and hip-hop to create an amazingly hypnotic and likeable blend of sounds. The music of multi-instrumentalist and indie hero Sufjan Stevens is perfectly matched to the sick vocals of Aesop Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), C.L. Smooth, Outkast, Brother Ali, and Grand Puba. This is a must download. Shout out to @jimmy_morris for bringing this to my attention!

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