Once you reach a certain level of fame your dignity becomes harder and harder to hold on to. And that goes double for when you’re dead. I’m pretty sure Kurt Cobain would hemorrhage at the thought of Converse making a signature shoe in his honor. Well, actually, publicly he would have made a big stink […]
Entries from May 2008
May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Courtney Love has to be to blame for this…
May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on M83 “Graveyard Girl” video
I’ve been semi-obsessed with the new M83 record for a few weeks now and this song in particular. It’s such perfect shoegaze retro. It sounds like Jesus and Mary Chain filtered through a John Hughes movie soundtrack.
May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Stills single “Being Here”
While it’s a huge improvement over the catastrophe that was Without Feathers, The Stills’ new single “Being Here” doesn’t quite recapture the moody immediacy of anything off its debut Logic Will Break Your Heart from 2003. The band clearly learned a hard lesson from its sophomore slumping mistakes, but “Being Here” is too shiny and […]
May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thom Yorke waives his manhood around, sticks it to Prince
So, it used to be difficult to see a YouTube clip of Prince’s cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” from this year’s Coachella because, well, everybody knows Prince will unleash his Nazi brigade if so much as his shadow appears on the site. But, According to the Huffington Post: After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead’s “Creep” […]
May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on MGMT “Electric Feel” video
Evidently, MGMT has been hanging out with Bow Wow Wow and Adam and the Ants circa 1982…
May 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments
The always-well-spoken Tom Ewing of Freaky Trigger has a new addition to his Poptimist column in Pitchfork that ponders the psychology behind choosing one’s favorite album. I’ve always answered the same album since I was about seventeen: The Cure’s Pornography. I haven’t even questioned that answer in years (despite The Cureâ€™s self-sabotaging relevance in my […]
May 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Instead of having to click on random people’s Muxtape’s, a developer has created a streamlined search engine called Muxfind, which allows users to seek out artists or songs on Muxtape’s site. [via gawker]
May 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment
Weezer’s send up of the last decade’s Internet meme’s is entertaining… That is all.
May 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cut Copy? Seriously?
I typically listen to music on random. From time to time something comes on that makes me check the display. Lately, it’s been Cut Copy. I can’t put my finger on what I like about it or what piques my interest, but I seem to have developed a new guilty pleasure.
May 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on M83 + Maps = We Own The Sky
Wow. 2 great tastes that taste great together. Maps remixes M83’s We Own The Sky. We Own The Sky Also, check out M83 on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. The M83 Tour Starts tonight in LA. 5/20 Los Angeles – Echoplex 5/21 San Francisco – Great American Music Hall 5/23 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge […]
May 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Interpol “Rest My Chemistry” video
A tech-savvy Interpol fan created this unofficial-now-official video for Interpol’s “Rest My Chemistry” off the band’s third record, Our Love to Admire. Bewilderingly described in its own press as “a bit like a screen saver”, Blip Boutique’s programmed data mapping wasn’t exactly intended for formal broadcast, but the band got wind of it and endorsed […]
May 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments
No, this isn’t exactly new, but it’s become kind of an obsession lately. Jason Schwartzman’s “band” has a decent record led by this single, “West Coast”, which seems innocuous enough in its claustrophobic lo-fi indie pop charm until it seeps into your head and refuses to leave. You’ll be humming that piano riff all day […]
May 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Tim Kasher’s evolving mainstay, Cursive, has been playing a smattering of live shows recently to work out the kinks on some new material in preparation for entering the studio to record the follow-up to 2006’s under-appreciated Happy Hollow. The band just finished a live session at Daytrotter, playing a slow, loose, and tortured version of […]
May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sellout: Chromeo
Microsoft spends like $500 million on advertising each year. Let’s hope Chromeo got a fat paycheck for pimping the Zune.
May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Yazoo deja vu
From Get Weird Turn Pro, comes word of a Yazoo reunion. At this point in the Reunion Continuum, nothing surprises me. There’s a new EP, a Tour, and even a (Quelle Surprise!) remix of Situation to mark the occasion. Head on over to Get Weird to grab the remix. See you upstairs, at Eric’s. Only […]
May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Jonathan Richman
May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Let’s write a song with Rivers Cuomo
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May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Crystal Thieves
Word comes from a Drawer B commenter that Crystal Castles “borrowed” a lot of their sounds from the Chiptune community (Lo-bat in particular) and apparently also appropriated the image of Madonna with a black eye from an uncredited artist. “Crystal Castles has been getting a lot press using the image of getting sounds nobody did […]
May 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Whitburn Project – an analysis
For the last ten years, obsessive record collectors in Usenet have been working on the Whitburn Project â€” a huge undertaking to preserve and share high-quality recordings of every popular song since the 1890s. To assist their efforts, they’ve created a spreadsheet of 37,000 songs and 112 columns of raw data, including each song’s duration, […]
May 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Ladytron – Ghosts – Velocifero