Astral Travel. I translated the title just in case you were confused. “Viaje Astral” is the new single from two of my favorite Italian artists Dumbo Gets Mad and Venice, released by Bad Panda Records. Dumbo Gets Mad’s 2011 album Elephants at the Door was one of favorites of the year, and this collaboration picks up close to where that left off. “Viaje Astral” is crazy psychedelic both in the video and the music itself, giving off a sort of retro 70’s era vibe. It’s definitely worth checking out or purchasing here. Also, check out a recent interview with Venice in by Red Bull Music Academy.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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