Joywave: When modern-day skateboarding meets what seems like the visual glitches of video game Grand Theft Auto V, you get ‘Somebody New’ the new surreal music video for the band Joywave, directed by Keith Schofield and produced by Three Foot Giant. In Rochester, New York, indie electro band Joywave began in 2010, formed by vocalist Daniel Armbruster, guitarist Joseph Morinelli, bassist Sean Donnelly, keyboardist Travis Johansen, and drummer Paul Brenner. Joywave first offered up a sample of their ’80s-inspired electro tunes with the Golden State single in early 2011. They earned a fair amount of attention through a series of online mixtapes that meshed original tunes with other artists’ materials, all remixed to include Joywave’s signature playing and vocals. In addition to these mixtapes and early single releases, the band released the Koda Vista EP in 2012 and the How Do You Feel? EP in 2014. Apart from their own releases, Joywave have made frequent guest appearances on their friends’ singles, showing up in the role of both remixers and guest performers on standout recordings by Big Data and Betty Who. Joywave are perhaps best known for their collaboration with electronic music project Big Data, Dangerous, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Also achieving considerable popularity was Joywave’s Tongues, featuring KOPPS; as of November 2014, the official music video had surpassed 350,000 views on YouTube. The song has also reached over 1 million plays on SoundCloud and has been featured on FIFA 15. In July of 2014, Joywave, along with Big Data, made their late night television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out their awesome video for ‘Somebody New’ below:
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Milo Greene: Everyone loves a good lie – or rather, uncovering one. It’s newsworthy, it’s scandalous and it’s hard to look away. So it’s only fitting that, to visualise their song ‘Lie to Me’, indie-electro quartet Milo Greene created a mash-up of some of the most monumental lies and scandals throughout history, particularly in the pop culture realm. From Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa and Joe Giudice’s assorted crimes to Bill Clinton’s infamous statement, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” this video, contains some particularly cringe-worthy material. If you haven’t heard of Milo Greene before, know that: A. It’s a not a singular person named Milo, it’s a band; and B. It isn’t your average band. Each member of the quartet — Graham Fink, Marlana Sheetz, Robbie Arnett and Andrew Heringer – is a distinct songwriter and vocal duties alternate. Accordingly, Milo Greene’s sound is as varied and ever-changing as their non-defined roles. “The sound has evolved, but this band is the four of us as writers and singers,” says Fink. “It’s very centered both on our vocal presences and our identities as writers. We come from different perspectives, so that cross-section is what makes us distinct from what we would be as individuals. It’s the sum-of-the-parts thing.” The band describe their sound by explaining, “Originally when we started this band we wanted to create music that we could potentially see being placed in movies and TV,” says singer/multi-instrumentalist Sheetz. “We really love scoring and that’s how we wanted the music to sound. Very cinematic – which is kind of why we like to call it cinematic-pop.” Milo Greene is the name of a fictitious booking agent, a persona created by the band to help them get gigs in the early days of playing shows. The band describes Milo’s identity: “He’s British. He wears a three-piece-suit. He wears a monocle. He’s albino. He has chops, sideburns. He’s confident, charming, well-read, well-spoken. He’s a gentleman, the kind of guy we all aspire to be.” The band decided to keep the name of their fictitious booking agent for the group. This completely collaborative and unconventionally structured band is making waves so check them out. Milo Greene’s new album Control was released in January 2015 and is available now.