Entries from February 2010

And you have another eyelid

February 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on And you have another eyelid

“On 22nd March Domino Records will be re-issuing the three Galaxie 500 studio albums on vinyl (with download voucher) and double CD packages.” (via)

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White Hinterland

February 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on White Hinterland

Her voice is haunting.

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JJ – Let Go

February 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Despite the Enya vibe I get from this, I love it. (swiped from Tug, who shares my love of JJ

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So, you’ve totally been waiting for a new INXS record, right?

February 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Well, you’re going to be super-stoked because not only is INXS putting out a new record, it’s also kinda/sorta simultaneously putting out an old record but with new singers on old songs. Sound awesome? Or more like a desperate attempt to drum up some business, using the cheapest, most shameless means possible? Well, it gets […]

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Devo converts Olympians with “Uncontrollable Urge”

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Devo converts Olympians with “Uncontrollable Urge”

With its first new album in two decades launching this April, Devo is poised to prove to the world that Devolution is real, looking only slightly rounder for the wear. The band played during prime time at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver two nights ago with a smattering of classics like “Uncontrollable Urge” as well […]

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Magnetic Fields cover of Not One of Us

February 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Magnetic Fields cover of Not One of Us

Came across this interview/cover of the Peter Gabriel song by Stephin Merritt. Part of a project of covers. Odd. Not One of Us. Interesting to hear Stephin’s comments.

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Fanfarlo play Letterman

February 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Seriously?! Already on Letterman?

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Beach House

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beach House

This album has grown on my ears like a fungus. So good, but so not my style. Something about Beach House harkens back to Red House Painters for me. No idea why.

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The Morning Benders

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Morning Benders

I give in. This is good. (via Tug3000, twice)

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VIDEO: Vampire Weekend “Giving Up the Gun”

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Vampire Weekend “Giving Up the Gun”

Love them or hate them, Vampire Weekend know how to polarize and confuse an audience. The band’s new video for “Giving Up the Gun” features Joe Jonas, Lil John, Jake Gyllenhaal, and RZA. The WTF-iness of it all is a spectacle in and of itself, but the video is nothing if not amusing. Surreal is […]

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Director set for Cobain biopic

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Director set for Cobain biopic

Universal Studios is finally moving forward on the Kurt Cobain biopic with Oren Moverman set to direct and supervise the screenplay. Having written the screenplay for Denis Johnson’s novel-turned-film Jesus’ Son and having directed last year’s critically lauded The Messenger, Moverman has a level of credibility that shows that Universal is at least taking this […]

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Alan Wilder rejoins Depeche Mode for one-off show

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Alan Wilder rejoins Depeche Mode for one-off show

After a somewhat acrimoniously worded letter of departure some 14 years ago, Alan Wilder has returned to Depeche Mode for a one-off show at London’s Royal Albert Hall benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. The keyboardist and occasional drummer (and probably the most natural musician of the group) took to the stage to play piano on […]

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Courtney Love is a gift that keeps on giving

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Courtney Love is a gift that keeps on giving

The “reunited” Hole (which is actually just Courtney Love with some random session musicians suffering through watered down Grunge 4.0…in 2010!) performed a new song, “Samantha”, on BBC TV show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross last week. Playing live has never exactly been Love’s strong suit, but what is? Not singing. Not typing. Not motherhood. […]

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John Hughes wrote a screenplay based on The Cure’s Lovecats?

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on John Hughes wrote a screenplay based on The Cure’s Lovecats?

Well, according to Molly Ringwald, he did. Writer David Kamp’s recent tribute to John Hughes, the godfather of 80’s teen-angst for film, was a feature spread in Vanity Fair, which also included a few sidebar interviews with some of the actors synonymous with Hughes’ films. In Ringwald’s segment, she talks about her teenage obsession with […]

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STREAM: Murder By Death “Foxglove”

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on STREAM: Murder By Death “Foxglove”

Murder By Death is streaming a brand new song on it’s MySpace page as a teaser for the April 6, 2010 release of Good Morning Magpie, its fifth long-player and second for Vagrant Records. The new album was written by vocalist/guitarist Adam Turla on a lonely backwoods sojourn. This first taste, “Foxglove”, shows a remarkably […]

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Be My Baby (drum beat)

February 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Be My Baby (drum beat)

Great post (w/mix) over at Music For Kids Who Can’t Read Good about the famous Ronettes drum intro which has ended up in dozens of indie tracks over the years.

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Prince Rehearsing in 1984

February 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Prince Rehearsing in 1984

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Who is iamamiwhoami?

February 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Who is iamamiwhoami?

The internet loves the mystery of a speeding car.

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MTV stands for what exactly?

February 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on MTV stands for what exactly?

With MTV’s removal of the words “Music Television” from its iconic logo, the reality network finally admits, however passively, that music is in no way a driving force behind its existence anymore. This is news to absolutely no one, much less to the train-wreck-craving rubberneckers who seem glued to watching Guidos confirm that America is […]

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El Perro Del Mar + Lykke Li

February 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on El Perro Del Mar + Lykke Li

Why didn’t I move to Sweden?!

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