First Listen: Factory Floor, 'Factory Floor'

Refreshingly devoid of polish, the London trio called Factory Floor finds human rawness in machine music — and, in doing so, emphasizes the base mechanical aspect of being alive. Listen to Factory Floor's self-titled debut album streaming now via FUV and NPR Music prior to its release on September 10 on DFA.

 

Watch These New Puritans: 'Organ Eternal'

While plenty of bands churn out fun, shambolic videos — like MGMT's latest for "Your Life is a Lie" — other groups opt for clips that reach for a more memorable, artistic resonance,  like Washed Out's "Don't Give Up." These New Puritans' exquisite new video for their single "Organ Eternal," from their third album Field of Reeds, falls squarely into that latter category.

Watch: MGMT's 'Your Life Is A Lie'

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The imminent release of of MGMT's Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden's third album now has a video and a first single. The short, fuzzed-out punch of "Your Life Is A Lie" is the first hint of what's to come when the duo release MGMT on September 17. The clip for "Your Life is A Lie," which includes singing skeletons, crushed eggs, a desecrated teddy bear and a sobbing rock, was directed by Tom Kuntz..

Watch The New Video From The Naked And Famous

The Naked and Famous return on September 17 with a second album, In Rolling Waves. The Auckland synth-pop quintet just released the video for the first single off the collection, the yearning "Hearts Like Ours," which you can watch here. 

Watch The Love Language Calm Down With A New Video

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The Love Language, wending their way to New York this coming week for gigs at Mercury Lounge (July 31) and Glasslands Gallery (August 1) have released a wistful, funny video for the band's new single "Calm Down." The North Carolina collective, led by Stuart McLamb, released its latest album, Ruby Red, earlier this week.

Watch Yo La Tengo's Video For 'Ohm'

Yo La Tengo's "Ohm," the opening mantra to their most recent album, Fade, now has a new, animated video. The quirky clip was written and directed by Donick Cary, who created "Lil' Bush" and has written for "The Simpsons," and animated by Sugarshack Animation. Yo La Tengo has been touring with Belle and Sebastian and the trio plays Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell tonight, July 11.

Watch The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Atop The Empire State Building

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' second single from Mosquito, the wistfully pretty "Despair," has a dizzying new video to accompany it. The band headed atop the Empire State Building to film the clip, the first group to ever do so. King Kong, Tom Hanks and Cary Grant were nowhere to be found on the 102-story skyscraper, but the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, NIck Zinner and Brian Chase seem vertigo-free running around in "Despair", which can be watched here.

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