Author: bella.king

Watch Fleet Foxes’ new “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me” short film

Ryan Heffington, the choreographer for the 2015 Grammy-nominated music videos, Sia’s “Chandelier” and Arcade Fire’s “We Exist,” has released a new short film that is set to Fleet Foxes’ song “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me” from Crack-Up. The film shows Heffington hosting a dinner party where it explores what seems to be a conflict with romance. Watch the Heffington directed and choreographed clip below.

In a statement, Heffington said “It was the pure honesty of the music and Robin Pecknold’s voice that originally drew me to direct/choreograph ‘If You Need To, Keep Time on Me.’” He continued, “Heartbreak being one of the most honest and visceral symptoms of love, I wanted to paint a realistic picture of humanity and share a story that so many of us have encountered. Using dance as an offering has defined my adult life and I believe in its healing power—for both the dancer and the witness. I wanted to capture this in the film, whether it is seen as surreal or organic.”

Hoops announce indefinite hiatus

Hoops have announced an indefinite hiatus. The band, started by frontman Drew Auscherman, released a statement on Facebook that said that “letting this project rest and taking some time to focus on life/work/school/other projects/etc” and thanking fans for their support. An earlier Facebook post in April announced that they canceled their upcoming tour dates.

Find the statement and the project’s music videos below.

Waxahatchee announces new EP, shares new song

Waxahatchee, aka Katie Crutchfield, has announced a new EP called Great Thunder which comes out out September 7th via Merge. Crutchfield has shared a new music video for the lead track off the EP, “Chapel of Pines.” The video is directed by Christopher Good and it follows Crutchfield out in nature before things become surreal. Watch it and find the Great Thunder tracklist below.

Great Thunder EP:

01 Singer’s No Star
02 You’re Welcome
03 Chapel of Pines
04 You Left Me With an Ocean
05 Slow You Down
06 Take So Much

Pussy Riot Members sentenced to prison for World Cup protest

On July 15th, four members of Pussy Riot rushed onto the field during the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow wearing police uniforms. All four of the members, Veronica “Nika” Nikulshina, Olga Kuracheva, Olga Pakhtusova, and Petya Verzilov, were sentenced to  “15 days in Russian jail,” they are also prohibited from attending sports events for three years.

Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the action in a statement on social media. The collective said it was a protest of Russia’s political and prison systems and they also released a list of demands to the Russian government: free political prisoners, end “illegal arrests at protests,” and “allow political competition in the country.”

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Memorabilia – Mimicking Birds

2. Foreign Bodies – Radiation City

3. Malibu Yurt – Charles Brand

4. Airwalker – Jeremy Jay

5. Birds – Electrelane

6. Rip It Up – Orange Juice

7. Born Too Late – Dent May

8. Tony Stark – The Symposium

9. Snack Attack – A Great Big Pile of Leaves

10. Ann Wants to Dance -Papooz

11. Extremely Bad Man – Shintaro Sakamoto

12. Accidents – The One AM Radio

13. firefly – gobbinjr

14. Glue – Bernice

15. Crying On The Subway – Hana Vu

16. Walk Away – Buzzy Lee

17. Ballad 5 – Tess Roby

18. Pews – NADINE

19. Winter is Cold – Caroline Says

20. Takes One to Know One – Olden Yolk

Massive Attack cancel festival performance due Franz Ferdinand set

Massive Attack canceled their performance last night at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain, due to a scheduling conflict with Franz Ferdinand. According to a statement from Mad Cool, Massive Attack said that “the sound of the stage where Franz Ferdinand was playing at the time would bother them during the performance of their show.” The festival organizers said that they “did everything possible to delay schedules of other bands,” but Massive Attack had already made the “unilateral decision” cancel.Franz Ferdinand’s frontman, Alex Kapranos, responded to the statement with an emoji. See the full statement.

Franz Ferdinand played from 1:30 to 2:50 a.m. at the Madrid te Abraza stage, while Massive Attack were supposed to to play at the Loop stage from 1:45 to 3:00 a.m.

Childish Gambino teases “Summertime Starts Here” events

Childish Gambino is linked to a series of “Summertime Starts Here” events that are taking place overthe course of this weekend in New York, L.A., and London. A website and Instagram account appeared the promoting events at New York City’s Union Square on July 13th, and Fort Greene Park on July 14th, L.A.’s Santa Monica Pier on July 14th and Fairfax High School July 15th. As well as London’s Lovebox festival on Saturday, the same night Childish Gambino headlines the festival.