“Lonely Richard” by Amen Dunes

Meet Damon McMahon and his project, Amen Dunes! This past year McMahon released his most ambitious album to date, Love. Influenced by greats like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and Leon Thomas, it’s a collection of songs about time, love and memory, and was created to equally satisfy McMahon’s audience as much as himself, the artist. Even though the album’s single Lonely Richard was released early this year as a sample of what was to come on his latest record, the wait for the single’s video has been absolutely worth it. Like a good movie montage, moments captured from the woods, a street fair, the projects, and New York City all add to a beautiful and psychedelic character portrait of the singer and songwriter, and most importantly support his haunting tune. Check it out here!

“Exit Only” by Deerhoof

This week Music Monday gets awesomely weird with Deerhoof! The band is celebrating their twenty-year history with the help of critically-acclaimed actor Michael Shannon who faces off with none other than critically-acclaimed actor Michael Shannon in their video for Exit Only, See which Michael survives before you listen to the rest of the new album, La Isla Bonita, out now!

“Palace” by Wild Beasts

This week we’re featuring music from Wild Beasts! Following a lengthy period supporting their last record, the Kendal, England quartet decided to take a break from working with their long-time producer, opting to work with a fresh set of ears. They released their fourth record, Present Tense, last winter to critical and fan acclaim, and are now nearly a year into promoting it. Their newest single, Palace, with its haunting melody and subtle beat is paired with a video that’s intended to seem like a psychological experiment for not only viewers, but the band as well. The members had no idea what they would be seeing until it was revealed to them on set with their reactions filmed totally in the moment. The payoff is a finished work that is as beautiful as it is odd. Check out their video for Palace!

“Making Breakfast” by Twin Peaks

We’ve been hearing a lot about Chicago’s Twin Peaks since the release of their album, Wild Onion, this past August. With a new video released a couple weeks back, we’re happy to admit we are a bit overdue to share another awesome band we’re diggin’ at the moment. Check out their all-too-quick, but totally feel good single, Making Breakfast!

“Dancehall Days” by The Beautiful Girls

We’re always stoked when we can share some new music from other parts of the globe, and this week is no different with the return of Sydney’s The Beautiful Girls. After taking a brief hiatus, frontman Mat McHugh and crew return with the latest addition to their catalog called Dancehall Days. The first single of the same name is a super fun pop tune with touches of reggae over top, and needless to say is a bittersweet reminder that we’ve got quite a long way to go before getting back to summertime. Add three track suits, a boom box, and a whole lotta breakdancing with a well shot video and you’ve got yourself an all around good time. Catch Dancehall Days here and while you’re at it pick up the new album (currently available in the U.S. via iTunes)!

“Coulda Been My Love” by Foxygen

It could be that we’re just suckers for modern takes at classic sounds, or that Foxygen keeps getting better with time — or both. Either way, we’re stoked to feature new music from their third album, …And Star Power, an epic (weighing in at 20+ tracks) collection of songs that proves the West Coast psych-rockers have staying power. Their video for the little ditty Coulda Been My Love was released last week, and is worth setting to repeat. Check it out!

“The Singer” by Ty Segall

This week we’re featuring new music from Ty Segall! Manipulator, his seventh studio album, released at the end of August, took 14 months to complete, much longer than any previous release. Not only is it his longest album to date with nearly an hour’s worth of music, it’s also Segall’s first double LP, and the first to integrate some psych music. We’re stoked to be sharing the video for his single, The Singer, whose concept is perfectly timed for Halloween season. Check it out here!