Inc. – Black Wings (2013)

From the new album “No World” –

“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]



Depeche Mode – Barrel Of A Gun (1997)

“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.


Julien-K – Nights Of Future Past (2013)

Welcome to the world premier of Nights of Future Past.

This video was shot in Russia by our incredibly talented director and creative partner, Katya Tsyagonova (Katya also directed the video for Breakfast in Berlin).

We had been tossing around ideas for the NOFP video for months – going back and forth with Katya. We had some cool ideas, and at some point in the process, Katya simply said “ok – I have some ideas too! I’m going to just do this!”
We’re glad she did. You may notice Katya actually makes a few cameos in the video (we love that kind of shit).

As our fans can see, we meant it when we said we were going to independently create a serious collection of high quality videos to flesh out Were Here With You – to give the record as much color and energy as possible. We believe this record is a serious work, and we are committed to continuing to let the record breathe and grow – and thank you all – it HAS been growing! We actually have major music channels starting to play nearly ALL of our videos (IM1, MTVU, and MTV Latin to name a few).

We approached this record and our new business (Julien-K INC and Circuit Freq Records) in a very unique way. Our Intent was to build a “creative collective” of talented individuals that could work with us all over the world and at home using technology to collaborate and relying on our worldwide touring to actually connect in person when possible in an effort to grow and enhance our carefully curated artist collective.

We want to thank all of our amazing friends and partners around the world that have worked with us in creating all this amazing content and music for WHWY, and we want to thank our fans for continuing to support our effort and slowly grow our little project into something special.

We hope you all had an amazing New Year – I’m sure many of you experienced a “Nights of Future Past moment” on NYE – looking forward to seeing you all in 2013!

– Ryan


Death Grips – Come Up And Get Me (2013)

As revealed in Christopher R. Weingarten’s Artist of the Year feature on Sacramento noise-rap kings, Death Grips, when the duo found themselves at a low, they regrouped and headed for high ground: Los Angeles historic celeb haven of a hotel, the $435-a-night Chateau Marmont. It was there that they hatched a nigh-diabolical plan to leak their own album, NO LOVE DEEP WEB, the opening track of which was presciently titled, “Come up and get me.” [Source]


[via Bryan Black]

The Raveonettes – Curse the Night (2012)

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]


The Cult – Element Light (Salem Remix) (2012)

Here is a really impressive coming together of three very talented entities, with The Cult teaming up with SALEM and the talented Kostas Seremetis. The Cult turned to SALEM to remix “Elemental Light” and with director Kostas Seremetis turning the idea into more of a gallery wall piece than a music video, echoing some similar sentiments from an earlier 2007 collaboration between the two called “The Resistance” this makes for a visual masterpiece. [Source]

“The sentiment of this film captures the loss of wilderness, and a generation trying to make sense of the trash heap they have inherited. It evokes nature versus man, that struggle [and] desire to control nature and ultimately death.” – Ian Astbury