Entries from July 2007

New Supergrass LP on the way

July 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on New Supergrass LP on the way

In the meantime, the band has posted a live mp3 of “Diamond Hoo Ha Man” on its website, a slicker version of which will appear on the new record. The trio plans to release the follow-up to 2005’s Road to Rouen early next year. Two shows with the Arctic Monkeys are planned for this weekend […]

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Tags: link · mp3 · news

WTF: Will Oldham stars in the new Kanye West video

July 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Will Oldham’s freakdom never ceases to astound. And he’s outdone himself again, showing up as a hammy sidekick to Zack Galifianakis in Kanye West’s new video for “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.”

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Sweden’s Labrador turns to Pirate bay for help

July 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Sweden’s Labrador turns to Pirate bay for help

After unsuccessfully attempting to distribute their 68 song Summer Sampler via their web server, Labrador turned to the bit torrent kings The Pirates Bay for help in mass distribution. The sampler includes tracks from Sambassadeur, Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, and Acid House Kings to name a few. It is available as a torrent. Go […]

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Thank God the suits are still clueless

July 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on Thank God the suits are still clueless

With the corporate music world still foundering in its colossal ineptitude as to how to deal with that whole Internet thing, underground music and, especially, independent labels are reaping the benefits. It’s practically business as usual for the underground, where money and chart positions have little to no bearing on how success is measured. Columbia, […]

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The Hives are beyond frustrated by album delays

July 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on The Hives are beyond frustrated by album delays

NME spoke to the band at the Benicassim festival, where Howlin’ Pelle Almquvist said, “”Sometimes it feels like we’re making ‘Chinese Democracy.’”

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Robert Smith taunts press with new Ashley Simpson collaboration rumors, loses what few defenders he still had

July 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Robert Smith taunts press with new Ashley Simpson collaboration rumors, loses what few defenders he still had

I know the Robert Smith that made Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me or Disintegration would curl up and die at the thought of preening around with a vapid, talentless twat like Ashley Simpson. At least, that’s what I tell myself. Surely to God, though, the man has to realize his fanbase would not take […]

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Steve Albini defines ‘Swingo’, sports hard-on for Jesus Lizard on poker message board

July 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Steve Albini defines ‘Swingo’, sports hard-on for Jesus Lizard on poker message board

I’ve been buried in this forum all day. Steve Albini talks poker, music, and why Urge Overkill sucks. As Always, Albini is extremely open and frank in his answers. He pulls no punches, and he does not bullshit. Too many gold lines to quote them all, but here’s a sample exchange: Quote: Not gay. Chicks […]

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Sprint Ahead, behind the times. Beep it!

July 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Sprint Ahead, behind the times. Beep it!

Cornelius’ video for Beep It looks eerily similar to the recent Sprint Ahead ad. Of course, Cornelius wasn’t the first to employ the technique. At least the Ad agency used a good song in the background (Architecture in Helsinki’s Souvenirs [not the official vid, btw]).

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Siouxsie’s first proper solo record due in October

July 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Siouxsie’s first proper solo record due in October

On October 2, Decca records will release Mantaray, Siouxsie Sioux’s first solo record without any Banshees or Creatures in tow. This would be Siouxsie’s first record of any kind since The Creature’s Hai! in 2003. Tracklisting for Mantaray: 1. “Into a Swan” 2. “About to Happen” 3. “Here Comes that Day” 4. “Loveless” 5. “If […]

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RETRO: Blur “Tender” live on the Late Show with David Letterman 03.17.1999

July 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on RETRO: Blur “Tender” live on the Late Show with David Letterman 03.17.1999

Blur performing with the Boys Choir of Harlem shortly after the release of 13, the last record to feature Graham Coxon as a full-time member (he played on one song on 2003’s Think Tank).

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Chromeo “Tenderoni” Mp3

July 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Chromeo “Tenderoni” Mp3

I couldn’t get enough of Chromeo’s “Needy Girl” video a few summers ago. The duo just released Fancy Footwork on Vice, which streamlines its deconstruction of synth pop and funk with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Chromeo – “Tenderoni” – mp3

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Benni Hemm Hemm: Iceland’s latest indie darling

July 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Benni Hemm Hemm: Iceland’s latest indie darling

Being big in Iceland doesn’t exactly have a lot of perks. For Benni Hemm Hemm, three years of hype (Rolling Stone said he “evoked the sunshine prospect of Brian Wilson conducting a troupe of Salvation Army horns at a 1967 Smile session”) and selling 30,000 records in a country with a population of 300,000 meant […]

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Tags: feature · link · New2Me

Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys” video deconstructed

July 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys” video deconstructed

The Guardian hilariously picks apart Duran Duran’s most insanely pretentious video: “Come with me. It is 1984. Duran Duran – young heartthrobs with glossy torsos and rippling hair – are at the forefront of the musical genre that would later become known as “Really Eighties-sounding Music.”

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The Coathangers “Parking Lot” Mp3

July 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment

These Atlanta girls can barely play their instruments, but there’s enough charm to compensate for the lack of musicianship. It’s showy vulgarity dressed down in three-chord punk with plenty of affected attitude, valley girl-isms, Dr. Dre keyboards, and sing-song melodies to keep the impending boredom at bay. The Coathangers – “Parking Lot” – mp3 http://www.thecoathangers.com/

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Daft Punk makes movie about melting robots

July 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Daft Punk makes movie about melting robots

The electronic duo’s cinematic debut, Electroma, is self-described as “experimental and inaccessible; however, it’s a movie that does not require your brain to function.” What the cock could this film be about? Evidently, it’s even weirder than you might well imagine. The film is 70 minutes long, has no talking, and features no original music […]

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Lily Allen exposes her third nipple

July 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Lily Allen does not hesitate to pull her dress down after admitting she has a third nipple while hosting some sort of bizarre British game show, which, of course, makes her even more bad ass than previously thought. And Alex James from Blur is even on hand, which is always a pleasure. Enjoy.

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Prince’s Planet Earth leaks

July 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Prince’s Planet Earth leaks

Well, Prince might as well give it away everywhere now that three million copies were sent out with The Daily Mail in the UK. Sony/BMG has to be more than a little annoyed that Prince has pretty much squandered the label’s chances of recouping on this record. The label is set to release Planet Earth […]

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Be Your Own Pet in the studio

July 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Be Your Own Pet in the studio

Rolling Stone has an exclusive video of Nashville’s Be Your Own Pet cavorting around in the studio. The band is working on its follow-up to last year’s debut on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! label. Lead singer Jemina Pearl talks the viewer through a rudimentary tour of Pro Tools, but it’s not all boring. Pearl is […]

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Rilo Kiley’s softcore "Moneymaker" video

July 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Rilo Kiley’s softcore "Moneymaker" video

Rilo Kiley’s first single from Under the Blacklight is “The Moneymaker”, the video of which features real-life porn stars cavorting about. Watch the extended, unrated version here. The new record is out this August, and according to Jenny Lewis, she feels “comfortable enough where I can start writing about sex — not necessarily about my own […]

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RETRO: Nirvana video of unknown song live from Buenos Aires 1992

July 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on RETRO: Nirvana video of unknown song live from Buenos Aires 1992

From 1992 after Kurt cut his hair short, around the time of the MTV Video Music Awards when Courtney Love had it out with Axl Rose backstage. The solo at the end is typically befuddling- a swirl of nonsense and feedback. It sounds like he’s screaming “I’m new wave, I”m new wave, I”m new wave”, […]

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