Why aren’t you listening to JJAMZ?

The unfortunately named JJAMZ is an equal opportunity indie-rock-pop group hailing from Los Angeles. The band is comprised of a who’s who of alt music icons, including: Z Berg (formerly of the Like), Alex Greenwald (formerly of Phantom Planet), James Valentine (of Maroon 5), Michael Runion (solo artist), and James Boesel (of Rilo Kiley and the Elected (who knows what the former’s status is these days)). It should come as no surprise that this super group of sorts, we suppose it depends on who you’re asking, made an irresistible debut on the sunny Suicide Pact. But I was surprised, anyway… Check … Continue reading Why aren’t you listening to JJAMZ?

“Summertime Sadness”- Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is as prolific as she is polarizing. We just posted her video for “National Anthem” and now she has gone and released another from her sublime proper debut–Born To Die. “Summertime Sadness” is cut from the same cloth as “Video Games” and “Carmen” with a decidedly lo-fi look; see loads of splicing. And true to form she’s picked up another model co-star love interest, but this time it’s a woman: James Jaime King. Needless to say, there’s a ton of teased hair and suicide. Oh, and a St. Bernard…     God, I love this. Continue reading “Summertime Sadness”- Lana Del Rey

“Breaking Down”- Florence + The Machine

Unless you’re a new reader, you know we write about Florence + The Machine quite a lot here at Rhyme et Reason. And it looks like that won’t be changing anytime soon now that she’s released yet another brilliant single from the revelatory Ceremonials. We’re not sorry. The manic and melancholic song “Breaking Down”–like “Spectrum,” “Never Let Me Go,” “Shake It Off” and “What The Water Gave Me” before it–has gotten the video treatment. Just like Florence Welch herself, the song is at once retro and current. You should probably watch it: Check it out: Continue reading “Breaking Down”- Florence + The Machine

Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments” Gets a Video!

I’m fully obsessed with Jessie Ware‘s “Wildest Moments” which is of course not available to download  in the U.S. (at least not legally, anyway). Needless to say I was pleased to find she’d released a proper video–hey, if you’re already on youtube… The Kate Moross-directed debut is fairly sparse. It’s spartan-like really. No outrageous colors or costume changes to be seen here. But damn is it good. Enjoy: Continue reading Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments” Gets a Video!