M.I.A. vs. The Rapture - Bucky Done Gun vs. House of Jealous Lovers
M.I.A. - Arular
Monday, May 30, 2005
- Paris Hilton engaged to shipping heir named Paris
I hope someone can come up with a good joke for this.
- Coldplay X&Y has been leaked.
Sorry, won't provide the link.
Ok, in light of the info in the comments, it appears these are actually 64k .wma previews that have been made available.
Listen to it here.
- Wired News: IPod Plug-In Sets Music Free
The plug-in, called ml_iPod, allows iPod users to bypass iTunes and manage music collections in Winamp instead...Fisher and other developers programmed a slew of features, including the ability to synch multiple iPods with Winamp, create smart playlists and -- the most useful option -- the ability to copy songs from an iPod onto a hard drive.
- Yahoo Music Unlimited hacked?
- Whales 'remix' each other's songs
- NYT: What Happened to Compromise?
- Success and Motivation - You only have to be right once!
Inspiration from Mark Cuban.
Sunday, May 29, 2005 Annie - Heartbeat
Sleater-Kinney - Entertain
Stephen Malkmus - Baby C'mon
Dressy Bessy - Who'd Stop The Rain
Annie - Anniemal
Settle Down Now
The Green Room
This is as nondescript as review requests come. I just received a bunch of yousendit links in an e-mail with the subject "Sounds Like DJ Shadow And Sonic Youth Colliding On A Malfunctioning Ipod". Well, that's an appropriate description. If these pique your curiosity, you can find out more at Skew Music.
- Episode III Easter Eggs, Oliver Stone's arrest, The Cure's loss, more
- Ying Yang Twinz - Wait remix
- New Artist: Soft
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (trailer)
- Broken Social Scene video documentary
- Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit (video)
- Feist video documentary
- Feist - One Evening (video)
- Basememt Jaxx - U Don't Know Me (video)
- New Artist: Bullette
- Louis XIV - Paper Doll (video, NSFW), Louis XIV stream, more
- The first DHS/FBI BitTorrent bust, CIA internet war game, more
- The White Stripes - Blue Orchid (video)
- Live Tegan and Sara
- Star Wars Love Scene Re-write, Tarantino finishes script, Phallic logo awards, more
- Mash-up: Warren G and Nate Dogg vs. The Rolling Stones
- I'm on AOL News: BlogZone, Bizarre short film with Aphex Twin music, Rare Peanuts comic
- Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith review, spoilers
- Roots Manuva - Rebel Heart
- A+D - Gwen Stefani v. Front 242 – Hollaback Headhunter
- Time's Top 100 Movies
Saturday, May 28, 2005
- Star Wars: Episode III Easter Eggs
What's that on the bottom at 5 o'clock? The Millennium Falcon! Yes, I'm a dork.
- Oliver Stone arrested for drug possession, DUI
- The Cure loses two members
- New street art: Tape Babies
- Boing Boing: Schwarzenegger stages a photo-op
Ying Yang Twinz - Wait remix (feat. Lil Scrappy, Free, Busta Rhymes, & Missy)
Lookie what I found on ILM. A remix of the dirtiest hip-hop since 2 Live Crew.
Friday, May 27, 2005
Wow, I've been spoiled with recent review requests. The name of the band is Soft, but it's not soft as in boring or wimpy. Maybe these guys will be this year's Snow Patrol? They sound a bit like them. However, they remind me more of Ambulance Ltd., with a touch of Oasis, Coldplay, and Travis thrown in.
Droppin' is a great pop/rock song that should have widespread appeal.
Other tracks worth a listen:
All That You're Shown
You Make Me Wanna Die
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (asf)
Johnny Depp was born for roles like this.
Broken Social Scene video press kit
Learn about how You Forgot It In People came to be. Features clips of Cause = Time (studio) and Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl (studio).
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit (video)
Video effects on top of a couple kissing. Might be the longest kissing sequence in music video history.
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Feist video documentary
Get into Feist's head with clips of Gatekeeper (studio), One Evening (studio), Mushaboom (live and studio).
Feist - Let It Die
Feist - One Evening (video)
Wow, this is the cheesiest video I've seen all year. The only excuse for such a video is inebriation and intoxication on multiple illicit substances. I guess there is an element of fun in it, but...wow. Very fruity. Hopefully, it doesn't ruin your perception of the excellent song.
Feist - Let It Die
Basememt Jaxx - U Don't Know Me (ram)
Features the Queen of England going for a night on the town and disturbing the peace. Pretty entertaining stuff.
Basement Jaxx - The Singles
Thursday, May 26, 2005
I was happy to find a pleasant surprise in my Gmail Inbox. I love receiving review requests when the music is as polished and enjoyable as this. This is clearly an artist on the verge of big things: her lyrics are contemplative, nuanced, and poetic, and her music is eclectic with variations in tempo and style that complement each song well. The style ranges from good ol' indie rock ( Don't Start Believin', a play on Journey's song title) to edgy alternative ( Show Me) to contemplative eclectic acoustic rock ( Little Bird) to gorgeous unclassifiable downtempo/rock fusion ( Uneasy); OK, I'm just making up genres now, but you get the idea. You can hear the influence of Nancy Sinatra (listen to Disappearing Act, wow), Aimee Mann, and Stereolab. She has a unique style that is difficult to describe; I liken it to a mix of Trespassers William, Feist, and Masha Qrella, good company for indie fans.
And if she didn't win me over with her awesome music, she did with the Metric pics on her site that she pointed me to.
Bullette - The Secrets
Full album available for download on the artist's site; you can also buy a CD for $10.
Also check out reviews at Spoilt Victorian Child and The Mystical Beast
- Louis XIV - Paper Doll (video, NSFW)
New video features the Suicide Girls basically going through a whole closet of clothes. Not safe for work.
- Stream Louis XIV - God Killed The Queen (real)
Stream Louis XIV - God Killed The Queen (wmv)
- Thanks Matt, for explaning why General Grievous wheezes
Now, we can all sleep easy.
- Michael Bay talks about Transformers the Movie
In unison: "Nooooooo! (if Bad Boys 2 is a sign of things to expect. Why, oh why did I waste those 2 hours of my life. I only hope 'The Island' doesn't ruin my high opinion of Scarlett Johansson.)
Oodles of Summer Tour Dates:
05-10 Vancouver, Canada - Commodore Ballroom *
05-11 Seattle, WA - Showbox *
05-13 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
05-14 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
05-15 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey *
05-19 Chicago, IL - Metro *
05-20 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
05-21 Toronto, Canada - Opera House *
05-22 Montreal, Canada - Le Tulipe *
06-09 Boston, MA - Avalon *
06-10 New York, NY - Webster Hall 06-11 Philadelphia, PA - Transit
06-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
06-14 Long Island, NY - Jones Beach (w/ Pixies and Interpol)
06-17 Barcelona, Spain - Sonar Festival (DJ set only)
06-18 Barcelona, Spain - Sonar Festival
06-20 Porto, Portugal - Casa Musica
06-21 Lisbon, Portugal - LUX
06-22 Lisbon, Portugal - LUX
06-24 Paris, France - Furia Sound Festival
06-25 London, England - Wireless Festival
07-09 Balado, Scotland - T In The Park
07-10 Dublin, Ireland - Oxygen Festival
07-12 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival (DJ set only)
07-13 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
07-14 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
07-15 Arezzo, Italy - Arezzowave
07-16 Corsica, France - Isle of MTV
07-21 Lyon, France - Nuits de Fourvière
07-22 Carhaix, France - Les Vielles Charues
07-24 Uzes, France - Festival Radio
08-12 Oslo, Norway - Oyafestival
08-26 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
08-28 Reading, England - Reading Festival
Kasabian Tour Dates (w/ Mad Action)
Date City/State Venue
5/24 Chicago, IL Double Door
5/25 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
5/27 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl
5/28 Lawrence, KS Botttleneck
5/29 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
5/31 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
6/2 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
6/3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Kasabian Radio Tour Dates
Date City/State Venue
6/4 Seattle, WA Radio Show
6/6 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
6/7 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
6/9 San Francisco, CA Popscene
6/10 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphiteatre
6/11 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theater
6/12 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
6/14 Dallas, TX Tree’s
6/15 Houston, TX The Meridian
6/16 Austin, TX The Parish
6/18 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre/SDSU Campus Radio
6/20 Hyde Park, UK Festival
6/25 Glastonbury, UK Festival
6/30 Hyde Park, UK Festival
7/18 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
7/19 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
7/20 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
7/21 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's Front Room
7/23 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
7/24 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
7/25 Columbia, MO Mojo's
7/26 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
7/29 San Diego, CA Street Scene
8/1 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
8/13 Osaka, Japan Summersonic
8/14 Tokyo, Japan Summersonic
8/26 Reading, UK Reading Festival
8/27 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
Louis XIV on tour w/ THE KILLERS
Mon May 23 - St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
Tues May 24 - Louisville, KY (Palace Theatre) - WLRS
Wed May 25 - Chicago, IL (The Metro) - HEADLINE CLUB DATE FOR Q101
Thurs May 26 - Covington, KY (Madison Theatre)
Mon May 30 - Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre) - 89X Radio Show
Tues May 31 - Toronto, ON (Molson Amphitheatre)
Wed June 1 - Montreal, QC Canada (Metropolis)
Thurs June 2 - Brooklyn, NY (Warsaw) HEADLINE DATE
Fri June 3 - Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
Sat June 4 - NYC (Central Park Summerstage)
Mon June 6 - Providence, RI (Lupos at the Strand) - WBRU
Tues June 7 - Boston, MA (WFNX Radio Show, Lansdowne Street)
Wed June 8 - Columbia, MD (Merriwether Post Pavilion)
Fri June 10 - North Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
Sat June 11 - Atlanta, GA (Music Midtown Festival) - 99X stage w/ Bloc
Party, Keane, The Killers, & The Pixies
Louis XIV HEADLINE DATES
Sun June 12 - New Orleans, LA (Saenger Theatre)
Mon June 13 - Houston, TX (Engine Room)
Tues June 14 - Dallas, TX (Gypsy Tea Room)
Wed June 15 - Austin, TX (Stubb's BBQ)
Fri June 17 - Little Rock, AR (Juanita's Cantina)
Sat June 18 - New Orleans, LA - Private Cornerstone Event
Wed June 22 - San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
Thurs June 23 - Santa Cruz (Catalyst)
Fri June 24 - LA (Avalon)
Sat June 25 - San Bernadino, CA (Electric Daisy Carnival)-Festival
Tues July 5 - Paris - Nouveux Casino
Wed July 6 - London, Somerset House
Fri July 8 - Cardiff, Barfly
Sat July 9 - Newcastle, Cluny
Sun July 10 - T in the Park, X Tent
Tues July 12 - London, Barfly
Thurs July 14 - Nottingham, Stealth (NME Club Night)
Fri July 15 - Leeds, Cockpit (Session Club Night)
Sat July 16 - Middlesborough, Empire Theatre
Sun July 17 - Glasgow, ABC2
Mon July 18 - Manchester, Roadhouse
Tues July 19 - Birmingham, Bar Academy
Wed July 20 - London, Barfly
Fri July 22 - Indianapolis, IN (Vogue Theatre) - HEADLINE DATE
Sat July 23 - Mount Pleasant, MI (Soaring Eagle Casino)
Sun July 24 - LOLLAPALOOZA
Thurs July 28 - Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
Fri July 29 - San Diego, CA (Street Scene)
Sat July 30 - Phoenix, AZ (Marquee)
- Boing Boing: DHS/FBI BitTorrent bust
- CIA Overseeing 3-Day War Game on Internet
- Official BitTorrent search now available
- Yahoo Launches Personalized Movie Recommendations
- Chappelle spotted in Ohio
- Boing Boing: Music as Anesthetic
- 11 steps to a better brain
- Scenestars has helping of Imogen Heap
Link updated. Thanks, EJ.
- Said the Gramophone features The Arcade Fire - Power Out (August Session)
This is different from the demo version that floated around earlier. Has a 'Rebellion (Lies)' feel to it. It's slightly more subdued than the edgy album version.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
Thanks to You Ain't No Picasso, who was hot on the trail of the new Blue Orchid video. I really like the creepy gothic feel of the video. It really accentuates the song's rawness. The video looks like something NIN or Tool would be more apt to put out, which I guess is appropriate as Jack White looks like a cross between Trent Reznor and a Pirates of the Caribbean era Johnny Depp.
The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan