Film At 11: The Veils

Here’s the video for “The Letter” from the Veils‘ latest album, Sun Gangs (Rough Trade). And that’s frontman Finn Andrews in the fedora, looking like Johnny Depp’s understudy for the role of John Dillinger in Public Enemies.

Film At 11: Monahans

We named Low Pining, the debut by Austin’s Monahans, one of the 10 best albums you didn’t hear in 2007, saying it was like the Friends Of Dean Martinez resting under the lush sonic boughs of The Joshua Tree. Try not to miss the boat with follow-up Dim The Aurora (Misra), because this ship occasionally abandons the moodcore tempo and moves at a comfortable, Joseph Arthur-like clip. Here’s the video for album track “It’s Enough To Leave You…”

Film At 11: Mazes

Mazes is an offshoot of Chicago band the 1900s, featuring that group’s Edward Anderson and Caroline Donovan. We highly recommend Mazes’ self-titled debut (on Parasol); “Love To Lay” is twee thundering down Laurel Canyon in a power-pop hovercraft, possibly driven by Nick Lowe.