Entries from October 2008

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, for ToddAwesome

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, for ToddAwesome

It’s Friday!

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Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Happy Halloween

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School of Seven Bells

October 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on School of Seven Bells

I’ve been enjoying the new album from Brooklyn’s School of Seven Bells lately and figured I should mention it here on the Drawer, seeing as they’re on tour and playing with Drawer B faves, M83. Speaking of M83, that’s a good starting off point for comparison. Lush, gauzed ethereal vocals, electronic walls of noise, lap-pop […]

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Tags: New2Me · touring

Old video gold, Babes in Toyland, and Courtney Love has always sucked

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ok, so I’ve been obsessed with MTV since it decided to post 22,000 videos on its website this week. I’ve been constantly checking to see how thorough its library is. There are some gaping holes to be sure, but MTV gets a pass just for uploading all this gold at all, plus this is only […]

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New Guns N’ Roses album should have been called Anachronistic Catastrophe

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

And I thought I was puzzled by the new Guns N’ Roses song: Elizabeth Day over at the Guardian says that while listening to the new single by Axl’s thinly veiled GNR tribute ensemble she is "struck by its uncanny resemblance to the Crocodile Dundee soundtrack" (hahahaha, what?), concluding that "it’s the musical equivalent of […]

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New Devo 12" single due in December

October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Devo 12" single due in December

Well, if you subscribe to Devo’s own name-branded theory about man’s de-evolution, then new music by Devo is terrible by definition. But if you suspend your disbelief and take Devo’s proselytizing with a grain of salt, you might be able to appreciate the band’s first new vinyl release in decades. You may have already heard […]

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German Day at the Drawer

October 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Today isn’t any sort of official German Day (at least not that I know of), but I am hearby proclaiming October 28th German Day at the Drawer. That Robota 1000 video reminded me of Blumfeld, which reminded me of Stereo Total. I was also thinking about Notwist, but M. Acher sings in English. Oh, and […]

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M83 vinyl reissues + tour

October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on M83 vinyl reissues + tour

Mute Records is planning a deluxe reissue series for all five M83 albums on vinyl, which will be double gatefold editions with the exception of Digital Shades, previously only available digitally. Each of the LP’s will be coupled with bonus discs. Anthony Gonzalez is preparing for a month-long US tour before a strangely incongruous opening […]

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Tags: news · reissue · touring · video

Monkey Bee: A Short Film by Jamie Hewlett

October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Monkey Bee: A Short Film by Jamie Hewlett

From his collaborative album with Damon Albarn, Monkey: Journey To The West, visual artist Jamie Hewlett has created a live action film to accompany the first single, "Monkey Bee." The duo is curating a YouTube channel for 24 hours. You can purchase the album in various formats here.

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How soon is now, Johnny?

October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on How soon is now, Johnny?

With all the rumors of a Coachella reunion swirling, here’s a little something about Johnny Marr from The Story of The Guitar. Badass.

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1000 Robata

October 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Caught this on 3hive. Fun stuff from Germany.

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The Music returns to MTV

October 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Music returns to MTV

Seriously. (22,000 videos are now online)

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Dean and Britta and Andy

October 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Plexifilm is set to release “The first ever authorized DVD of Andy Warhol’s films. Released in conjunction with The Andy Warhol Museum, 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests features 13 of Warhol’s classic silent film portraits. Subjects inlcude Nico, Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper, and more. Shot between 1964 and 1966 at […]

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Retro Friday: Altered Images

October 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Retro Friday: Altered Images

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Botpop

October 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Via the always interesting Pop N Cherries comes word of Reading’s Happy Robots Records and their new compilation BotPop. Preview the album @ LastFM.

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JESUS GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on JESUS GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD

I’ve been successfully resisting the allure of Matt & Kim for months now, but this video is freakin everywhere and I accidentally watched it and now I can’t get it out of my head. It’s all Tug’s fault.

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When we get together it’s always hot magic

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on When we get together it’s always hot magic

I was reading Paste’s interview with K. Barnes the other day on the train and considered posting a link to the article but never got around to it. Fortunately, I came across this post on QuarterLifeParty and well, they did the work for me. Thanks, guys! (check out those lyrics, btw.) I kinda prefer the […]

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Lykke Li Breaking It Up in one take

October 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Lykke Li Breaking It Up in one take

Everyone seems to be posting this new video for the Lykke Li track Breaking It Up, so I figured we might as well join in.  Any excuse to share Lykke Li in a storm or something like that.  Yeah, my obsession with Sweden is unnatural.  I’m seeking counseling.  Sadly I missed the Lykke Li show […]

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Englishman in New York

October 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Englishman in New York

Duran Duran’s John Taylor jumps into the political fray with a cheesy PSA-style message urging Americans to vote Obama, surprise, surprise. He tries to rhyme his message over the (bad ass) bassline to "Girls on Film (Night Version)", and it’s all fairly awkward and condescending. The comments on YouTube are hysterical, not in the funny […]

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Polvo "Tragic Carpet Ride" live at the Black Cat 5.10.08

October 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Polvo "Tragic Carpet Ride" live at the Black Cat 5.10.08

Yes, it’s weird not to be able to pick up and go see any show at the spur of the moment like I used to. But at least YouTube is there to remind me what I missed, even with all its shitty camera phone recordings. Having to miss Polvo’s reunion shows this past spring hurt […]

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