From the new album “No World” – http://bit.ly/WXCNA3
“Directed” by Andrew/Daniel/Ryan Kuhlman
Ft. inc. tribe: A+D, Dmile/Michael/Sam
Wardrobe: Natasha Ghosn, A+D
Special thanks Lord Zorthian, Sam Gendel, Aaron Brown
Inc.’s debut album, No World, is among the smoothest listens of the year so far. A masterclass in sultry r’n’b and soul, it finds the brothers Aged – former session musicians for the likes of Pharrell – riding a charm offensive straight to the forefront of modern r’n’b, with a sleek professionalism and obvious experience sometimes missing from their peers. FACT premiered the No World album stream last week, and now we present a live video of album highlight ‘Black Wings’, filmed by Yours Truly. [Source]
“Barrel of a Gun” is Depeche Mode’s thirty-first UK single, released on February 3, 1997 (January 28 in the US), and the first single from the band’s ninth studio album Ultra. “Barrel of a Gun” came after some difficult times for the band and its members. Musician Alan Wilder left the band in 1995, and lead singer David Gahan nearly died while in the throes of heroin addiction. Martin Gore had a string of seizures, and Andrew Fletcher had some emotional problems of his own. In mid-1996, Gore tried to get Gahan and Fletcher interested in recording new Depeche Mode material by writing a few songs and seeing if anybody was interested in continuing after that. It worked, and the band were back together, except now a trio again for the first time since 1982’s A Broken Frame. “Barrel of a Gun” brings back the industrial music sound, and is one of the band’s darkest songs. Gore wasn’t sure if it was going to be a big hit, so he was reluctant to recommend this song as the first single, but when he eventually did, it turned out the rest of band, Daniel Miller, and producer Tim Simenon agreed. It reached number 4 in the UK chart in 1997, which at the time was their highest chart position jointly with “People Are People”, released in 1984. Since then, “Precious” has also reached number 4 in the UK, in 2005. The B-side is a 7+ minute instrumental called “Painkiller”, which reflects the new dirty-electronic, vaguely rock angle of the band. A condensed (2+ minute) version shows up as a hidden track on the Ultra album as “Junior Painkiller”. The music video for “Barrel of a Gun” is directed by Anton Corbijn, DM’s long-time visual collaborator. It features Gahan singing with his eyes closed, with eyeballs drawn on his eyelids to make it seem like they are open. The video was shot in Morocco.
This is the first video from our new album: “WE’RE HERE WITH YOU” released January 23, 2012 – available on Amazon and iTunes. The video was directed and edited by our good friend and unbelievably talented director Katya Tsyganova.
In the Raveonettes’ video for the fuzzily romantic Observator cut “Curse The Night,” two little kids dress up as drummer boys and lead a youngster mob through inky black-and-white streets. Things then take a surprisingly villainous turn that I don’t want to spoil. Watch the video and check out a (long) statement from the Danish directing duo Storm/Hansen. [Source]