Category Archives: video

The Hunted Hare – Mild Horses

Some of DC’s best musical exports these days are thoughtful ambient and post-classical pieces, and homegrown label Verses Records leads the way. After last year’s excellent collaboration with viola da gambist Amy Domingues entitled Gut + Voltage, Dennis Kane delved into his own solo project of minimalist looped solo guitar. Mirroring his own bout of depression that perhaps many of us also felt over the last year, Kane produced the full length album Nothing Is Always. Verses Records releases the album Tuesday June 27th under the moniker The Hunted Hare, and last week premiered this music video for the melancholy track “Mild Horses”. As with much in this genre, meditative patience is rewarded.

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Honest Haloway – Picture Fire

Thursday night DC synthrock band Honest Haloway hits the Velvet Lounge stage again after a significant time away, keeping us missing them. They showed off their new lineup and style in a pair of videos shot by photographer Sara Nabizadeh in Sperryville in April, the first of which we featured last week. Today we’ve got the second video, late night campfire vibes in “Picture Fire”.

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DoubleMotorcycle – Pyramid

Uber-catchy indie rock band DoubleMotorcycle is showing the world how Fredrick MD rocks. Yesterday our spiritual sibling website Fredrick Playlist premiered their debut music video for “Pyramid” from their recent self-titled EP and it’s pretty bananas. Director Dillon Baird brings together confetti cannons, cardboard pyramids and the most precious little zombie girl ever to make this song even more fun for your eyes than it was for your ears. If you liked the band Seaknuckle as much as we did, this new incarnation is going to scratch the same itch hard.

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Kaimbr – Cora

MD rapper Kaimbr came up as part of the Low Budget crew alongside Kenn Starr, Kev Brown, Roddy Rod, Oddisee and many others. His newest album Share the Shelter, featuring collabs with Awthentik, Sean Born and many familiar Low Budget names, recently dropped courtesy of DJ Roddy Rod’s MD label Humble Monarch Music, and it’s kicked off by “Cora”, a moving tribute to his mother.

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Carolyn Malachi – We Like Money

Today soul singer Carolyn Malachi dropped long-awaited visuals for “We Like Money”, the single from last year’s album Rise: Story 1. DC’s signature go-go beat drives the song, so Malachi grabbed DC’s leading lady of go-go Michelle Blackburn for ad-libs thrown down on the first take. The video gives us just a taste of Malachi’s full band live performance, and we need more! Catch Malachi next hosting Women on the Mic at Brookland’s Busboys and Poets on Monday June 19th.

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Honest Haloway – Let Her Down

Swear to god, last week I was thinking how sweet it would be to see a new live show by Honest Haloway. The synnthpop band behind our favorite music video of 2013 is a consistent favorite live, but we haven’t seen Tim Kratzer’s band take the stage for a couple of years, since promoting their second EP Perigee back in 2015. Little did we know that Kratzer recently assembled an even larger live band and recorded new songs in picturesque Sperryville VA back in April. The fist one out of the gate is the spaced-out melancholy groover “Let Her Down”, beautifully captured by photographer Sara Nabizadeh. The new tunes get their live debut at the Velvet Lounge next Thursday June 22nd with a top notch lineup including Incredible Change and The Jaguar Club. We will be there, will you?

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Pinky KillaCorn – Anime

DC rapper Pinky KillaCorn indulges heavily on fancy costumes and lush makeup for her dreamy music video “Anime”. The weed and cupcake influences, and perhaps that straight-up creepy stuffed butler, lead to a psychedelic nap of true creativity. “Anime” comes from Pinky’s 2015 mixtape KillaCorn 3.5, and while you’re indulging the free download courtesy of Spinrilla, grab her newly released EP KillaCorn 7.0 featuring a collaboration with Grammy nominated R&B legend Raheem DeVaughn!

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K.A.A.N. – Positive

It’s tough to stay positive these days, no doubt. K.A.A.N. (Knowledge Above All Nonsense) emplores us to “take a deep breath and don’t overthink it” on his new single “Positive”. For this song rapper Brandon Perry grabbed his frequent collaboration pair of ORBT on beats and The_Faiz_Phase on video for the slick and polished production we’ve come to expect from this deft wordsmith. Follow his SoundCloud feed to keep up with his prolific track releases.

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The Jonny Cohen Love Machine – Tough Guy

The charming and dapper rock star Jonny Cohen and his Love Machine are back with another music video from Cohen’s comeback album A Quiet Reminder on Teenbeat Records. Viewers enchanted by last year’s melancholy ballad “Let’s Pretend” can cheer up with “Tough Guy”, a folk song about the legend who never loses, directed by Cohen and Mark Robinson and recorded by The Jet Age‘s Eric Tischler. Just don’t tell Cohen that the Capitals don’t play baseball.

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Soldiers of Suburbia – Thought I Meant More

This debut single by young pop-punk band Soldiers of Suburbia, stationed out in Haymarket VA, is pure high school drama gold. In their debut music video for “Thought I Meant More”, charismatic singer Tyler Plazio crashes and burns out of his trio and must find redemption from his friends while angsty lyrics and power chords give us just the right feels. Keep your eyes peeled on social media later this week to help them record their debut EP by supporting them through IndieGogo.

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