Future Islands: Walking Through That Door

Superhumanoids mesmerize, Bill Callahan's dub fantasy and more in the music we tweeted this week

Artist Kymia Nawabi explores the confidence that deep love provides in a new stop-motion short film for Future Islands’ 2010 synth-pop song, “Walking Through That Door.” The animation, which features a bear and a Max-like character from “Where The Wild Things Are” in an Allison Schulnik-type of setting, took eight months to complete and was built entirely from Kickstarter donations.

Anna Rose: Los Angeles

Superhumanoids mesmerize, Bill Callahan's dub fantasy and more in the music we tweeted this week

Anna Rose doesn’t want her name to fool you. She’s no girl-and-a-guitar singer/songwriter. “Los Angeles,” a track from her just-released album Behold a Pale Horse, packs a strong punch. A diatribe against the City of Angels’ shallow side, the song’s raucous guitar work riffs off Rose’s belting vocals. Rose’s roots are firmly planted in rock, but her delivery is far more than a mere revival.

Bill Callahan: Expanding Dub

Superhumanoids mesmerize, Bill Callahan's dub fantasy and more in the music we tweeted this week

Texas-based, 47-year-old Drag City artist Bill Callahan has entered the world of dub, finally fulfilling a musical desire he carried with him over the years while making numerous records as his alias Smog, and the four LPs released under his own name. “Expanding Dub”—a drawn-out rendition of the track “Javelin Unlanding” off his forthcoming album Dream River—marries Callahan’s signature monotone voice with muffled cowbell-like beats, …