If Robert Palmer’s backup singers got hit by a truck full of Bjorks, then you’d get the tacky, bored to death, technicolor robots that mime Depeche Mode’s new single off Sounds of the Universe, “Hole to Feed.” Inexplicable tongue dancing ensues. Utterly bewildering yet fascinating new video.
Entries from September 2009
September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Depeche Mode “Hole to Feed”
September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Graham Coxon interview with NME: Blur’s on the backburner. Again.
In this interview with NME, Graham Coxon discusses his newest record, The Spinning Top, in his typically unsure and self-deprecating way. He also admits that Blur has no plans beyond this past summer’s run of celebratory shows, which means absolutely zilch, especially considering the way these guys danced around the whole idea of reforming FOR […]
September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on STREAM: Burial “Fostercare”
Downcast new Burial track from the Five Years of Hyperdub compilation on Norman Records, which is due out in the US on October 20, 2009.
September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on STREAM: Julian Casablancas “11th Dimension”
I hadn’t had a chance to listen to the new Julian Casablancas song “11th Dimension” until this past weekend. It’s getting some unsurprisingly heavy airplay on Sirius XMU, and while Casablancas’ voice is unmistakably his own, the music veers away from the crunchy garage jangle of The Strokes in favor or a purer, cleaner pop […]
September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Dirty Projectors “When the World Comes to an End” live on Jimmy Fallon 09.28.2009
So, Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca is easily one of my favorite records of the year. If that record has already blown your mind, I’m not sure how much more impressed you can be, but this song absolutely floored me. Originally written as part of a six-song suite for Bjork (more details over at Stereogum), “When […]
September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Thom Yorke assembles bizarre backing band
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is putting together an odd assortment of musicians to help bring his solo album, The Eraser, to life. The band consists of a few recognizable names, including Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, and Beck sidekick Joey Waronker. To say that many Radiohead fans will be […]
September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Death Becomes Even The Maiden – The Only Thing I Feel For You Is The Recoil
Columbia, South Carolina’s Death Becomes Even The Maiden say farewell to their drummer at the 2009 Free Times Music Crawl with the crowd pleaser “The Only Thing I Feel For You Is The Recoil.” Also check out the video for their track, Control from The Arrangement EP. (Full Disclosure: While we typically eschew posting self-promotional […]
September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Damon Albarn: candidate for artistic director of 2012 Olympics
If the Blur vs. Oasis war were ongoing and measured in stature, I dare say, Damon Albarn would have cleaned the Gallagher brothers’ collective clocks by now. Of course, both Noel and Liam would dismiss Albarn’s post-Blur accomplishments with some sort of drunken slur implying that Albarn’s a fey lightweight. Thankfully, Albarn has long since […]
September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Arctic Monkeys “Cornerstone” live on Craig Ferguson 09.23.2009
Though, the band is somewhat unrecognizable underneath all that hair, the Arctic Monkeys brought a familiar sound to Craig Ferguson last week. “Cornerstone” is a ballad by this band’s standards, but Alex Turner’s golden quill keeps the lighters at bay. Humbug may be a departure musically in so far as it requires more than a […]
September 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Given my multi-decade love affair with Young Marble Giants, I should probably be fawning all over The XX.
September 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Word on the wire is that Unrest’s classic, Imperial f.f.r.r. is once again available on vinyl. 180g at that. I do believe that you are blushing…
September 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Making KORG DS-10 sing a Daft Punk song
September 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Entertaining Single Ladies cover
September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Cursive “Let Me Up”
Cursive keeps upping the ante with its videos from Mama, I’m Swollen– a record that has quietly held fast a spot in my playlist for months. I’m bummed I haven’t been able to catch the band live this year, so these videos are all the consolation I have. “Let Me Up” is the climax of […]
September 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments
Phoenix showed up in Gossip Girl the other night and while I can stomach that, it pains me to hear Lisztomania 1901 in this Cadillac commercial.
September 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Micachu and The Shapes Turn Me Well
(shamelessly swiped from Tug)
September 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment
September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on This Is It clip: Michael Jackson could still sing
When it comes to Michael Jackson, especially now that he’s dead, there’s such an overwhelming wall of noise to sift through to find any sort of truth or reality. The legend, the rumors, the conspiracies, the propaganda…it’s too much noise, and that’s the only word I can think of to describe it. Noise. Sony is […]
September 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment
New Order is one of my favorite bands of all time. Well, slight caveat: New Order between the years 1981 and 1989. Anything post-1989 seemed to circle the drain pretty fast. It wasn’t all bad, though. There are a few post-Technique songs I don’t find abhorrent, and I genuinely enjoyed the first Electronic album, but, […]
September 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Zune Commercial features Trash by The Whip
Interesting. No comment on the choice of song.