Hey what’s up. It’s Sunday again and time for another fantastic, personally selected by me, Video Clip of the Week. Today we bring you yet another great tune — accompanied by an engaging video — from our friends at Inner Ear Records in Athens, Greece, where the hits just keep on comin’.
This week’s clip comes from Athenian Electro-Pop sensation Σtella (pronounced “Stella”), who takes a slow-burn approach to blowing your mind with her latest single, “Picking Words” (from her self-titled album, which has been out for a few months). “Picking Words” puts an understated spin on the ages-old boy/girl entanglement drama that’s been done to death, and breaths life into the scenario in a way that recalls a Florence & The Machine-meets-Steve Nicks epic mash up. Pay close attention at about the 53 second mark to see Σtella do something borderline obscene with a clutch purse. Enjoy!
Man, does this aural morsel of ’60s psychedelia spiked with a garage rock edge, courtesy of Athens, Greece-based Rock quintet My Drunken Haze, ever bring back some seriously fuzzy memories! This is the kind of music that never gets old for me despite its deep nostalgic pull. The video for “Carol Wait” follows a young girl’s “adventurous” evening spent at a house party that features “vintage aesthetics, sexual liberation, hallucinations, destruction and self-destruction.” You might know it as a night that you can’t quite remember, but will never forget. Face it; we’ve all hand them.
“Carol Wait” can be found on the group’s self-titled debut album (out now on the fantastic Inner Ear Records) which the band’s bio calls, “an album starring the character of a woman in search of love, longing, separation and redemption, set against a backdrop of daydreaming, drugs and the hot sand of a summer beach.” All good! Enjoy!
There is so much to love about the video for “Especially When” from retro-rock trio Baby Guru, who come to us from Athens, Greece. If you’re all about a cohesive storyline, I’m not sure what images of a fast girl driving a fast car, a wall of flame and troops in gas masks — interspersed with performance shots of individual band members filtered through 80’s-era kaleidoscope special effects — is supposed to say. But the song is a stone groove of surf rock with discernible time changes and a prog rock keyboard solo that just doesn’t quit. Win Win!
Baby Guru’s third album, Marginalia will be out on Inner Ear Records by the time you read this. Visit their website at This Link for more information on the band! Enjoy!
Proving once again that you can make a big sound with just drums and guitar, The Noise Figures, a power duo from Athens, Greece, bring a sweet rockin’ groove to today’s Video Clip of The Week. I hear a Sixties-era, San Francisco/ Garage Rock vibe in this tune about losing one’s mind, and the band’s label, Inner ear Records, seems to concur. Continue reading Video Clip of The Week: The Noise Figures, “Out of Your Mind”→