Quick Hits: Criminal Hygiene, Nataly Dawn, Eels, The VSS, Yellow Ostrich

posted December 6, 2012

  • LA skater punks, Criminal Hygiene offer up their latest single, "Rearrange Me" via Filter Magazine who declared this defiant anthem, "four minutes of grunge and garage rock heaven."
  • California-based singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn of the duo Pomplamoose premieres her video for the song “Please Don’t Scream.” The track is from her forthcoming full-length Nonesuch Records debut album, How I Knew Her, out on February 12, 2013.
  • Stereogum is premiering the video for “Peach Blossom,” a new song from EELS’ upcoming album Wonderful, Glorious. The video is directed by Los Angeles-based dirctor and photographer Andrew Van Baal, known for his feature documentary Largo which premiered at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival and featured artists including Fiona Apple, Louis CK, Aimee Mann and Sarah Silverman.
  • Fabled San Francisco art-punks The VSS have shared the track "Lunar Weight" via Pitchfork from the remastered deluxe reissue of the band's studio discography.
  • Barsuk Records has debuted Yellow Ostrich's video for "Ghost," the title track from the band's recent 6-song release. The clip was directed by the band and Frank Larson, who described it as "focus[ing] tight on bandleader Alex Schaaf, alternating between the singer delivering his lament in present-day and fuzzy old VHS footage capturing happier bygone times."