Entries from March 2008

Sellout: Saul Williams

March 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments

Granted, it is a pretty bad ass song for a Nike commercial, but still. SAUL?! What gives?

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Stuff White People Like #93, Music Piracy

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Stuff White People Like #93, Music Piracy

“When (not if) you see a white male with a full iPod, ask him if all of his music is legal. If he does not immediately launch into a diatribe about his right to pirate music, you might have to nudge him a bit by saying “do you think that’s right?” The response will be […]

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Tags: humor

Absolutely positively Crystal Castles obsessed

March 31st, 2008 · 8 Comments

My obsession for Crystal Castles has grown by leaps and bounds. I can’t get enough and until I am cured, you too shall suffer as a result of my addiction. Quarterlifeparty has a nice show review, and points out that the entire album can be streamed at Spinner (there are also 2 mp3 at Quarterlifeparty […]

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New Ladytron: Black Cat

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on New Ladytron: Black Cat

New Ladytron track Black Cat available at MySpace. Coming to a town near you this summer. Coming to a town near me in June, on the heels of the release of Velocifero. (via Big Stereo, where an mp3 of the new track awaits your downloading.)

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Tags: MySpace · new release

Retro Sunday: Saint Etienne

March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Retro Sunday: Saint Etienne

I still can’t believe I panned Tiger Bay in ’94. It became one of my favorite Saint Etienne albums. Post inspired by a sliver of Saint Etienne caught in Almodovar’s Volver the other day.

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Morrissey “That’s How People Grow UP” video

March 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Morrissey “That’s How People Grow UP” video

To coincide with yet another compilation, Morrissey has released this new single as the featured track on his new Greatest Hits record. I haven’t the faintest idea how this compilation differs from all the others, but have no doubt that Morrissey knows how to milk a market share (“reissue, repackage…”, never mind). His star has […]

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Tags: video

Kristin Hersh debuts performance piece in UK

March 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Kristin Hersh debuts performance piece in UK

If you’re a Throwing Muses fan or at least even quasi-familiar with Kristin Hersh’s solo material, then you’re well aware that her mental anguish is serious if not altogether frightening. Well, Hersh has made strides battling mental illness over the past two decades, and she’s put together a spoken-word performance piece entitled “Paradoxical Undressing”, which […]

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Tags: news · touring

RETRO: Huggy Bear “Her Jazz”

March 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on RETRO: Huggy Bear “Her Jazz”

Stumbled across a link to Huggy Bear’s early demos and Peel sessions on Idolator the other day, which made me nostalgic for this song. 1994 was a bad ass year. This clip is from a 1994 UK zine documentary “Getting Close to Nothing.”

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Of Montreal in the studio

March 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Of Montreal in the studio

Crafting the follow-up to last year’s stupendous Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? isn’t intimidating in the least for Kevin Barnes, despite the fact that Fauna’s emotional bloodletting practically destroyed his sanity. Turns out not much has changed, even with all the accolades and success, as Barnes recently told Rolling Stone, “Every day, I wake […]

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Tags: news

Feelies reunion news

March 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

So, there are rumors of a Feelies reunion floating around out there, but it won’t be the line up that wrote, recorded, and performed Crazy Rhythms. Still, with Glenn Mercer and Bill Million performing together for the first time in 17 years, it could be interesting. Crazy Rhythms is one of my favorite records of […]

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Tags: news · video

Anti-Emo Riots?

March 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Anti-Emo Riots?

I’m not going to comment on this or even post a photo. Just read the article.

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Tags: humor · link

The Notwist, The Devil, You + Me

March 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Notwist, The Devil, You + Me

I haven’t had nearly enough time to fully digest the new Notwist record, The Devil, You + Me. On first listen, I didn’t instantly fall in love with it, as I did with Neon Golden, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I can definitely tell it is going to take many a listen to […]

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Tags: mp3

MTV debuts The Loder Files with a rare Prince interview

March 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on MTV debuts The Loder Files with a rare Prince interview

Having whisked its only credible source off to the doldrums of online movie reviews, MTV lost its last semblance of legitimacy in hiding Kurt Loder from the camera. His caustic wit and unflappable charm made MTV palatable throughout its awkward teen years, but with the channel hell-bent on erasing the music video from its cultural […]

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Tags: interview · link

Duran Duran flub tour opener in New Zealand

March 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

After its latest album, the Timbaland-produced Red Carpet Massacre, plummeted into obscurity the moment it was released in the US last November, Duran Duran has been the victim of yet another stretch of bad luck. The latest gaffe occurring at the opening show in New Zealand for its current world tour. Evidently, lead singer Simon […]

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Tags: news

MySpace band of the day: Japan Air

March 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on MySpace band of the day: Japan Air

Via the always wonderful Swedesplease comes word of Japan Air, a twee Swedish pop band if ever there was one. They’d feel right at home on the Sarah of yore, or Labrador for that matter.

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Tags: MySpace

Muxtape to the rescue

March 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Muxtape to the rescue

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Tags: link

Kid Beyond : Portishead

March 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Kid Beyond : Portishead

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Tags: video

Remixes are for kids #6 – TV On The Radio vs. Bryan Hyde

March 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Continuing my occasional remix highlight feature, here’s Bryan Hyde’s reworking of my favorite TV On The Radio track, Staring at the Sun. tv-on-the-radio-staring-at-the-sun-bryan-hyde-remix.mp3

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Tags: mp3 · remix

RETRO Sunday – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

March 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on RETRO Sunday – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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MySpace Band of the Day: Pretty Good Dance Moves

March 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

3hive says of Pretty Good Dance Moves “the electronic instrumentation approximates The Postal Service while the lovely female vocals will be a warm wooby for fans of Cat Power and Bat for Lashes.” I’m wont to agree, though there’s something else I’m hearing that I can’t quite place just yet. (via 3hive)

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Tags: link · MySpace