Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa It totally HAD to be this way. Though, sadly it’s not nearly as good as the Oxford Comma video, imo. (via)
Entries from July 2008
July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on cape cod kwassa kwassa
July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments
M83 – Kim & Jessie Rollerskating! I really want to be cynical about m83 and the whole John Hughes thing, but I just can’t. I know I’m being mentally raped but I just don’t mind all that much. (thanks to the slut)
July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Gnarls Barkley covering Radiohead’s “Reckoner”
Wow. This is really good. I saw a flicker of this in my reader this morning, but I’m just now getting to it. Gnarls Barkley’s were amazing on SNL a few months back, but for some reason there’s no footage of it on YouTube. Anyway, adding to their live pedigree, this is their cover of […]
July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Entrepreneurial Kings of Leon offer free download
In a slick bid to pad the fan-list, Kings of Leon are offering a free download of the new song, “Crawl”, in exchange for your email address. This type of thing is the only reason I still have a yahoo account. The new song is a mid-tempo rocker (imagine that). But, really, it’s a dirty […]
July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on 90210 iPod Nano; David and Donna got screwed
Apple is inexplicably offering a limited edition iPod Nano featuring the original 90210 cast (not that new CW crap) for those jonesing for some anachronistic gadgetry. David Silver and Donna Martin didn’t make the cut (wtf). And to stay consistent with the high-falutin’ Beverly Hills theme, this will set you back cool $269, but for […]
July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Tom Waits in Atlanta’s Fox, streamed
The always entertaining Tumblog About Today points us to an NPR stream of Waits’ July performance in Hotlanta, ’08.
July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on 5 bucks for charity gets you the new Walkmen LP
When you buy the new Walkmen Album for $5 at Amie Street, all proceeds will go to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as part of the siteâ€™s “Download To Make a Difference” campaign. Not a bad deal if you were planning on buying the album anyway, especially since you’re getting the album early.
Tags: new release
July 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment
“Chemical Chords is their first album proper since 2004’s Margerine Eclipse (if you discount the EP collection of 2006, Fab Four Suture) and it features thirteen songs by Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane and one solo Gane composition, as well as string and brass arrangements from Sean O’Hagan.” (via) I’m pretty sure I probably don’t […]
July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Friday Flashback
Architecture in Helsinki Do the Whirlwind (via simsie)
July 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments
July 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment
So, I downloaded TuneUp after reading this BoingBoing bit. It’s a versatile iTunes ad-in (currently only available for Windows with Mac support on the way) that cleans up your ID3 tags and finds missing album art, among other web-referencing listening functions. I’m pretty anal about my music collection in all formats, so screwed up tags […]
July 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments
Short reviews can be funny. The hands-down best one ever was by J.D. Considine in Musician magazine back in 1982 for his review of GTR’s self-titled debut. It read “SHT.” Pure gold. Pitchfork’s review today of Black Kids’ Partie Traumatic is not so clever. It’s a picture of an LOLdog with “Sorry” pasted on it […]
July 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Blur’s Alex James lists his top 10 books
Not too many surprises here from Blur’s notoriously quasi-reformed louche, though Martin Amis seems like he would have been a shoe-in for the list with London Fields, what with its influence on Blur’s career-defining album, Parklife. I suppose that was more Damon Albarn’s Bag. Anyway, James’ tastes mimic his English-ness and his former penchant for […]
July 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Saul defends his Nike Commercial
This was left as a comment on a previous post about Saul Williams selling out. The video is crap, but it is interesting to hear him try and justify his selling out to Nike after being so outspoken against corporations, child labor, etc.
July 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Detektivbyran to release LP in September
Sweden’s eclectic DetektivbyrÃ¥n are (FINALLY!) set to release their debut LP, Wermland, on September 3rd. I can’t express how excited I am about this release. (via and via)
July 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Postcards from Italy
Nothing new, just a good song from Beirut’s Gulag Orkestar. (via)
July 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Not sure what I make of this from everyone’s favorite imaginary boys.
July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wired takes on Shoegaze
“Shoegaze is a dumb term made up by clueless NME idiots,” argues Mogwai’s Stuart Brathwaite, a My Bloody Valentine fan as well as a friend of its architect Kevin Shields. “It’s pretty demeaning as well. If someone called us shoegazers, I’d be pretty unhappy.”
July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on hankering for a bloomin onion
(Hipster Runoff posted that damn Outback commercial and now I can’t get Wraith Pined to the Mist out of my head.)
July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Magnetic Fields set dates for Fall Tour
Magnetic Fields announce tour of fully seated “theatre” venues with upright pianos and minimal conversational noise (once at a Magnetic Field show I saw back in ’94, Stephin was so annoyed with someone talking at the bar that he threw a half-full water bottle at them).