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Weekly Round-Up: Friday 22nd February

Weekly Round-Up: Friday 22nd February

Friday 22nd February, 2013 10:28AM

This week the music world has been consumed with music videos: the good, the bad and the totally weird. Bat for Lashes released a Michel Gondry-esque clip for single 'Lilies' from The Haunted Man and Thom Yorke's supergroup, Atoms for Peace, dropped a compilation of live video footage for single 'Judge, Jury and Executioner' from their album AMOK, which is currently available to stream in its entirety. Brooklyn jangly post-punkers DIIV released an aesthetically questionable video in which a bunch of half-naked young adults, including Sky Ferreira, run around doing absolutely nothing (which is nothing we haven't seen before but you really have to check this one out to believe it), while Beck being Beck went and released a 360-degree interactive clip for his cover of David Bowie's 'Sound and Vision', complete with the 167+ musicians he recruited for the track, and a 'black-hole' viewing option, just casually.

Okkervil River have released their beautiful (read: depressing-as-hell) cover of Tim Hardin's 'It'll Never Happen Again' from the Tim Hardin tribute album Reason to Believe on which the likes of Mark Lanegan and our own Phoenix Foundation appear, Chicks on Speed dropped the first single from their forthcoming album Scream (they're in New Zealand next week), and Primal Scream dropped a single (and very fashun video) called '2013' that features Kevin Shields from my bloody valentine (who is better here than he was live at All Tomorrow's Parties last weekend). Local band Caroles released their EP this week and you can listen to single 'Over Head', here.

In superfluous internet news, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will apparently release the first single from forthcoming album Mosquito on Monday, after dropping two teasers and the album artwork. Jack White has - surprise! - gone and done something whacky with vinyl by inventing a Triple Decker Record that hides a 7" inside a 12", while M.I.A thinks the Grammys ripped of her set design and plans to create an 'Stealog' so you can be the judge of the proclaimed similarities.

That's it this week! Enjoy your weekend and make sure to go and see some live music, especially considering ALL OF THE BANDS are playing this weekend.

WEEKEND GIG PICKS

Friday 22nd February

AUCKLAND: Cat Power, The Powerstation
AUCKLAND: Popstrangers Album Release, Flagship Gallery
AUCKLAND: Gypsy Fever And Niko Ne Zna Album Launch, Kings Arms
AUCKLAND: Hollywoodfun Downstairs, Mean Girls, HDSPNS, Cassette Nine
AUCKLAND: Parents, Caroles, Grrlfriends and Dad Jokes, Lucha Lounge
AUCKLAND: Bond Street Bridge Explorers Club Tour , Wine Cellar
WELLINGTON: Ahoridangerspiel With Special Guest Jonathan Crayford, SFBH
CHRISTCHURCH: Anthonie Tonnon, Darkroom

Saturday 23rd February

AUCKLAND/LEIGH: Gypsy Fever and Niko Ne Zna Album Launch, Leigh Sawmill
PALMERSTON NORTH: Space Creeps + More, The Badcave
WELLINGTON: Cat Power, Town Hall
WELLINGTON: The Wedding Present, SFBH
WELLINGTON: Popstrangers, Puppies
WELLINGTON: Eb and Sparrow, Mighty Mighty
DUNEDIN: Anthonie Tonnon, Chicks Hotel

Sunday 24th February


AUCKLAND: Deep Purple and Journey, Vector Arena
WELLINGTON: WIUO with James Hill, The Hunter Lounge (note venue change).

NEW MUSIC





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Popstrangers Antipodes Album Release
Fri 22nd Feb, Flagship Studio, Auckland
Cat Power
Fri 22nd Feb, Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Popstrangers Album Release
Sat 23rd Feb, Puppies, Wellington
The Wedding Present
Sat 23rd Feb, The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Deep Purple And Journey
Sun 24th Feb, The Vector Arena, Auckland






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