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07/21/2016
Janice Headley
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  • For the single "You Don't Get Me High Anymore," Phantogram seem pretty pissed about not getting high anymore. Watch the New York duo tear apart a house in the desert in this clip directed by Grant Singer, and filmed at the Salton Sea, a drought-afflicted saline lake in Southern California. In an interview with FADER, co-member Josh Carter says, "'You Don’t Get Me High Anymore' is about the loneliness in superficial relationships and that feeling of not being able to find happiness in places that were once so easy to come across. The desolation in Bombay Beach represents that feeling really well. The area was once a promising vacation spot before the droughts and now it’s a ghost town. We were excited that Grant [Singer] picked that spot, he understood the aesthetic of the song right off the bat and ran with it." The band release their appropriately-titled third album Three on September 16th via Republic, and then stop in Seattle on Friday, October 7th at the Paramount. [Consequence of Sound]

  • Earlier this month, indie influencers Pixies announced a new album, Head Carrier, out September 30th via Pixiesmusic/[PIAS]. We've been playing the single, "Um Chagga Lagga," on the air already, and at Portugal's NOS Alive festival, they debuted three more tracks, "Baal's Back,” “Classic Masher,” and the album's title track. Watch below. [Pitchfork]

  • Today's KEXP in-studio guest, Lisa Prank, went back to junior high in her clip for "Starting Again," off her latest full-length, Adult Teen. Director Faye Orlove captured the Seattle sweetheart in a recently-opened school in Los Angeles. "Making this video was an excuse for me to get my genius friend Faye Orlove, who also did the Adult Teen album art, to hang out with me for many hours when I was in L.A. for a day," Lisa (real name: Robin Edwards) told She Shreds. “She dressed me up in a bunch of different outfits and we filmed in her brand new and then-empty space Junior High — which is now decorated with all sorts of beautiful things and throws amazing art events to showcase marginalized voices — and ate sandwiches, and both got really, really sick of hearing this song about my sad feelings on repeat a bunch of times." Watch below. Adult Teen is out now via Father Daughter Records, and Lisa plays Saturday afternoon at the Capitol Hill Block Party. [Stereogum]

  • And another stand-out Seattle artist, Sassyblack, has unveiled a short film for her track "New Boo." Directed by herself and Dave Wilson, the video also features a guest appearance from KEXP's own DJ Sharlese, host of Audioasis on KEXP. Watch below. Sassyblack performs at the Capitol Hill Block Party this Sunday on the Vera Project stage. [Okayplayer]

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