Entries from November 2007

Bjork and Michel Gondry, The Making of Declare Independence

November 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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MySpace find of the week: Hypercrush

November 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on MySpace find of the week: Hypercrush

Absofuckingmazing. The next Girl Talk? (via Get Weird, Turn Pro)

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Peter, Bjorn and GirlTalk

November 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Peter, Bjorn and GirlTalk

Music Blog Pasta Primavera’s got 3 remixes for this fine Friday, including Girl Talk’s version of Let’s Call it Off.

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REVIEW: Radiohead, In Rainbows, ?

November 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

For all their laurels, Radiohead’s kind of like the Pope – zealots claim infallibility, rationals know better. If you’re not in on the inside concept (or only had your elder brother’s Brother Word Processor 10 years ago), OK Computer is a cold, confusing mess. And Kid A and Amnesiac – both stellar portraits of a […]

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48 hours: Stephin Merritt does NPR’s Project Song

November 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on 48 hours: Stephin Merritt does NPR’s Project Song

All Things Considered, November 5, 2007 – The challenge: Write and record a song — in two days. The instructions: Choose one photo to inspire the subject of the song; choose a word or phrase that will inspire the style. An odd but vaguely fascinating glimpse into the mind and methods of a modern day […]

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The Semi-Subservient Win Butler

November 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Semi-Subservient Win Butler

I’m probably way late to this bizarreness. (reminds me of this)

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Sellouts Too Narrow?

November 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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OH NO

November 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on OH NO

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Led Zeppelin: if you can’t do it, don’t do it

November 27th, 2007 · 4 Comments

The quasi-reunited Led Zeppelin (no John Bonham, no Led Zeppelin) has been rehearsing its classics in a lower key to accommodate the fact that Robert Plant can’t squeeze his lemon tight enough to eke out the high notes anymore, which is exactly why a Led Zeppelin reunion should not be happening. I don’t know why fans are scrambling […]

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MySpace find of the week: Seabear – Teenage Kicks

November 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on MySpace find of the week: Seabear – Teenage Kicks

Iceland’s Seabear(official site) deliver a precious cover of John Peel’s all-time fave, The Undertones’ Teenage Kicks. Seabear’s 2007 release The Ghost that Carried Us Away, was released by Morr. Bonus: Here are some tracks from Seabear’s 2004 Self-Released EP, Singing Arc. Singing Arc Also, while we’re covering covers made by bands on Morr, Seavault covers […]

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NEW2ME: Burial – Untrue

November 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on NEW2ME: Burial – Untrue

“After the surprise success of his self-titled, low-key debut on Hyperdub , Burial returns with an eagerly awaited follow up album, ‘Untrue’. The new record is weird soul music, hypersoul, lovingly processing spectral female voices into vaporised R&B and smudged 2step garage. Voices are blurred, smeared, pitched up, pitched down and pitch bent until their […]

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Best tracks for Phase

November 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on Best tracks for Phase

Music for Kids Who Can’t Read Good has a nice collection of downloadable tracks that work well with Phase, the iTunes/iPod video game. Personally, I’ve enjoying playing Phase with DJ Shadow, Depeche Mode, Death Becomes Even The Maiden, and Smashing Pumpkins. Oh, and Future Sound of London. I tried Battles, but it was a bit […]

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RETRO: Skywave

November 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on RETRO: Skywave

Ahead of the Neo-Shoegazing resurgence by at least 5 years, Virginia’s Skywave [1995-2003] channeled My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain and more. An experience they apparently parlayed into an effects pedal business, appropriately named Death by Audio. Today it would appear that they are producing records [scroll right] by some of the new breed […]

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New Gang of Four demos posted

November 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on New Gang of Four demos posted

Via that non-carnivorous brooklynite comes word and mp3 of 2 new Gang of Four demo tracks. (courtesy of Gang of Four bassist Dave Allen’s wonderful blog, pampelmoose. more here.) gang of four – password

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Call Me Jens…

November 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Call Me Jens…

Jens Lekman does Paul Simon, live (sans chorus). Portland 11/7/2007.

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Songza: Listen. Now.

November 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Songza: Listen. Now.

Ever really wanted to a hear a song but not have access to your iTunes, iPod or iPhone?  Enter Songza.  Calling itself the “the music search engine & internet jukebox,” Songza allows you to listen any song they have in their database, rate it and possibly share or recommend it to a friend.  Possibly a […]

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Blog of the Week: Get Weird Turn Pro

November 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Blog of the Week: Get Weird Turn Pro

Get Weird Turn Pro is an mp3 blog focused on featuring an assortment of remixes of songs by artists such as Architecture in Helsinki, The Killers, Bloc Party, and JUSTICE, even Hilary Duff, as well as providing a weekly Friday mix.

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Music For Any Airport

November 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on Music For Any Airport

To complete the circle, somewhat. A while back I asked if anyone had ever heard Eno’s Music For Airports playing in, well, an airport. Pat, lacking access to a specific Music For Airports playing airport, decides to bring Music For Airports with him to an airport of his choosing. I figured that I could do […]

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“Let’s get high Joy Division Style” mp3

November 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on “Let’s get high Joy Division Style” mp3

“Let’s Get High” by Dr. Dre mashed up with Joy Division’s “A Means to An End.” You’ll just have to listen: “Let’s Get High Joy Division Style” mp3

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Ryan Adams channels DJ Reggie in “Freak It Up” video

November 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Ryan Adams channels DJ Reggie in “Freak It Up” video

Ryan Adams’ alter-egos are tiny windows into the man’s genuine insanity. He looks like Roy Orbison on acid in this deliberately lo-fi clip. Hilarious and uncomfortable at the same time. Get off my spaceship, bitch!

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