Sky Ferreira - Everything is Embarrassing (video), Terrence Malice Austin film, Forthcoming MBV Album?
Sky Ferreira - Everything is Embarrassing
I'm not sure when I'll get sick of her. Move over Lana Del Ray.
Pitchfork reports on a mysterious Terrence Malick film set in Austin.
Tell me if you've heard this one before: Kevin Shields Says a New My Bloody Valentine Album Will Be Out This Year.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Acid House Kings - Are We Lovers Or Are We Friends?
Swedish indie pop fans, take notice. This is the first new single from the Acid House Kings since 2005. Their new album 'Music Sounds Better with You' (I guess named after the Stardust dance classic?) comes out next March.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Waxx Maxx - Eaten Alive (MP3 and video), Waxx Maxx - Phenomena (MP3 and video), Waxx Maxx - Celine and Julie Go Boating (MP3 and video)
- Waxx Maxx - Eaten Alive (MP3)
Waxx Maxx - Eaten Alive (video)
Eaten Alive is likely named after the Tobe Hooper cult classic. They wonder what happened to their sister. Perhaps she was eaten by cannibals?
- Waxx Maxx - Phenomena (MP3)
Waxx Maxx - Phenomena (video)
Phenomena is probably inspired by the Dario Argento cult hit from 1985, which is also well-known for featuring a young Jennifer Connelly.
- Waxx Maxx - Celine and Julie Go Boating (MP3)
Waxx Maxx - Celine and Julie Go Boating (video)
Celine and Julie Go Boating is named after the surreal Jacques Rivette French New Wave film by the same name.
If you are a fan of cult movies, electro pop, or both (like me), you will love Waxx Maxx. They're from Minneapolis and feature two sisters (Nicole Godiva & Alyssa Marie) and Mark Mallman (who recently performed a 78-hour long song; I wonder if that's a world record for continuously playing, even though it doesn't surpass John Cage's As Slow As Possible).
Waxx Maxx is light-hearted without a hint of darkness unlike, say, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, the tonal antithesis of this band.
Monday, October 18, 2010
DJMonsterMo - Lady Gaga vs. Sean Kingston - Bad Romance Burning (MP3)
Mash-up of: 1) Lady Gaga - Bad Romance and
2) Sean Kingston - Fire Burning
DJMonsterMo - Lady Gaga vs. Sean Kingston - Bad Romance Burning by monstermo
Friday, October 08, 2010
DJMonsterMo - Kanye West vs. Natalie Imbruglia - Runaway Torn (MP3)
1) Kanye West - Runaway and
2) Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Pieces: Kanye West - Runaway (mixshow version)
Kanye West - Runaway (instrumental)
Natalie Imburglia - Torn (original)
(No acapellas used)
Kjaerhus Classic Delay
Thursday, October 07, 2010
- Uffie - Difficult (MP3)
- Uffie - Difficult (video)
Here's a great new video for one of the one of Uffie's catchiest songs. The song is produced by SebastiAn. The video is produced by AB/CD/CD and features a cool door-opening effect giving the illusion of one continuous take.
- Gorillaz - Rhinestone Eyes storyboard film (video)
The new storyboard film for "Rhinestone Eyes" will prompt you to dig up that Plastic Beach CD again.
Seaquence is a "musical petri dish" where you can experiment with different waveforms and create a song. You can save and share the "songs" you make. Here's the silly one I threw together.
Friday, October 01, 2010
Sea of Bees - Willis (MP3)
Sea of Bees is self-taught multi-instrumentalist Julie Baenziger and her clever blend of indie rock, folk, psychedelia, and twee pop. The album is unpredictable in a pleasant way, with sounds ranging from Sparklehorse to Beth Gibbons to Leigh Nash to Joanna Newsom. 'Songs for the Ravens' is quickly rising among my favorite albums of the year.
Sea of Bees - Songs for the Ravens
Thursday, September 30, 2010
- Club 8 - Closer Now (MP3)
Here's a new track from Club 8 that didn't make their record, but is still quite enjoyable and right along the lines of what you've come to expect from them, a melodic fusion of indie rock, psychedelia, bossa nova, and West African rhythms...all gloriously mixed with Club 8's special blend of Swedish pop hooks.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
- Norwegian Recycling - Miracles (video)
Norwegian Recycling - Miracles (MP3) | mirror
Norwegain Recycling makes some great mash-ups, but he's really outdone himself this time, mashing these 16 songs seamlessly:
1. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
2. B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars - Nothing On You
3. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
4. Britney Spears - Hit Me, Baby, One More Time
5. Jason Derulo - In My Head
6. Justin Timberlake - My Love
7. Lady Gaga - Just Dance
8. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
9. Ne-Yo - So Sick
10. Michael Jackson - Black Or White
11. Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
12. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
13. Taylor Swift - Fifteen
14. Taylor Swift - Fearless
15. Savage Garden - The Animal Song
16. Snoop Dogg feat. Justin Timberlake - Signs
Bang-up job on this mash.
- The Morning Benders - Virgins (video)
The Morning Benders have a new video/song entitled "Virgins", an exclusive new track for Blogotheque.
- Break up any page, and turn any page into Asteroids!
A cool, time-killing bookmarklet.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Lady Gaga - Telephone (Afghanistan remake version), Pomlamoose - Telephone (cover), PS22 Chorus - Just Dance (cover) (video)
- Lady Gaga - Telephone (Afghanistan remake version)
Meet the soldiers behind the hit viral remake of the "Telephone" video
I guess mefloquine does funny things to your head. Anyway, the video is good for a chuckle. But it's still not as good as this interesting cover by Pomplamoose though, or how about this excellent cover of Just Dance by the precociously talented PS22 Chorus.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
- Ok, here's my long overdue Favorite Albums of 2008 list. A lot of year-end lists suffer from the recency effect. I try to avoid this by keeping a running top 20 list throughout the year, which inevitably ballooons into a top 50, then top 75, etc. I hope you find this list a useful guide to the year of music that was 2008.
1) Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
This stunning debut album is like a leisurely horseback ride through the countryside. Its soothing and familiar qualities belie its complexity and timelessness. It's nostalgic without feeling cheesy or derivative: a down-to-earth tapestry of folk, rock, baroque pop, and alt-country. Don't forget to check out their equally brilliant EP, 'Sun Giant'.
2) Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
A haunting and mesmerizing album borne from heartbreak and sickness. In releasing these songs in their original form, one can imagine a broken soul laying in bed, recuperating and ruminating.
3) TV on the Radio - Dear Science
4) The Walkmen - You & Me
This is the album that I've been waiting for from The Walkmen. Put behind you the notion that they can only churn out a few good songs per album. This is full of the contemplative, moody ballads that you wish they would write a whole album of.
5) Stereolab - Chemical Chords
This is possibly Stereolab's most acccesible album to date. Although stubborn fans and purists may be turned off a bit, it's a fun mix of the usual Sterolab eclecticism in a stew of bouncy synths, horns, strings, loungy/mathy/jazzy elements, and an electronic ye-ye vibe.
6) Love Is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up Night
7) Envelopes - Here Comes The Wind
8) Portishead - Third
9) Tricky - Knowle West Boy
This is Tricky's best album since his classic, 'Maxinquaye'. I didn't think Tricky had an album this good left in him. Bristol is back, baby; just don't call this trip hop. One listen to "Past Mistake" will take you back to 1995; but this album is so much more. It's the sound of urban decay with a hint of nostalgia, a sound that deftly blends a dark soundscape of downtempo, dub, electro, reggae, rap, blues, and rock. The songs are well-constructed with solid contributions from relative unknowns that nicely complement Tricky's raspy voice.
10) Beck - Modern Guilt
Pairing Beck with Danger Mouse was a daring idea. The combination works better than I would have imagined. Danger Mouse shows some restraint but nevertheless contributes a solid production effort with his usual bag of tricks: disembodied beats and samples. Beck uses these as a backdrop to craft his best folky melancholic songs since 'Sea Change'.
11) Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
12) Los Campesinos! - Hold on Now, Youngster
13) Angus & Julia Stone - A Book Like This
14) Santogold - Santogold
15) Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
16) Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
17) Steinski - What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective
Fans of the old school and cut up need this album. Steinski is a DJ's secret weapon. This album will replace a whole pile of scratched up vinyl in your dusty ol' record bin and obviate the need for that wish list of remaining white labels that you thought you'd never get your hands on.
18) Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Neon Neon is a collaboration between Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys. 'Stainless Style' is a refreshing album that departs from the typical stale formula that plagues most revivals of the 80s synth pop sound. More often than not, they succeed in creating fresh sounding 80s-inspired songs like "Raquel", "I Lust U", and my favorite, "I Told Her On Alderaan".
19) Bajofondo - Mar Dulce
Not to be pigeonholed as electronic tango, this Argentine-Uruguayan group fashions a sexy mix of tango, latin rock, jazz, hip-hop, and loungy downtempo with live and sampled drums, bass, violin, accordion-like bandoneon, and guitar. Don't overlook the solid slate of guest appearances which includes Elvis Costello and Nelly Furtado.
20) Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack
I'll have to admit I'm fairly ignorant of A.R. Rahman's oeuvre, whose Bollywood musical body of work has apparently sold over a hundred million records. I was intrigued upon learning that it was partly M.I.A's appreciation for his work that inspired her to record 'Kala'. Much of 'Kala' as a matter of fact was recorded at Rahman's studio, although they never collaborated until this soundtrack, which runs the gamut from more traditional Bollywood to hip-hop to progressive house.
White Denim - Workout Holiday
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Black Milk - Tronic
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Mystery Jets - Twenty One
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit) Mixtape
The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
Beach House - Devotion
Islands - Arm's Way
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
Ida Maria - Fortress Around My Heart
Adele - 19
Death Vessel - Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us
Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
No Age - Nouns
Little Joy - Little Joy
Emmylou Harris - All I Intended To Be
Sian Alice Group - 59.59
Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
She & Him - Volume One
The Black Keys - Attack & Release
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
Nas - "Untitled"
Clipse - We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3
Yo La Tengo - They Shoot, We Score
The Roots - Rising Down
The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Lightspeed Champion - Falling Off The Lavender Bridge
Diplo vs. Santogold - Top Ranking
Bun B - II Trill
Shelby Lynne - Just A Little Lovin'
Sia - Some People Have Real Problems
Hercules And Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair
The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
Thao Nguyen - We Brave Bee Stings And All
Lykke Li - Youth Novel
The Kills - Midnight Boom
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
The Long Blondes - "Couples"
Ladytron - Velocifero
Cat Power - Jukebox
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams
My Blubeberry Nights Soundtrack
The Raveonetttes - Lust Lust Lust
Dr. Dog - Fate
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Momofuku
Tilly and the Wall - O
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Aimee Mann - @#%&*! Smilers
Alejandro Escovedo - Real Animal
Alphabeat - Alphabeat
Ann Vriend - When We Were Spies
Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Atmosphere - Strictly Leakage
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh*t Gold
Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
Ben Folds - Way To Normal
Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce
(-) Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
Black Mountain - In the Future
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lie Down in the Light
Booka Shade - The Sun & The Neon Light
Boris - Smile
The Breeders - Mountain Battles
Brendan Canning - Something For All Of Us...
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Cassettes Won't Listen - Small-Time Machine
The Charlatans UK - You Cross My Path
Chairlift - Does You Inspire You?
Clinic - Do It!
Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty
Colin Meloy - Colin Meloy Sings Live!
Common - Universal Mind Control
Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
(-) CSS - Donkey
Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Dengue Fever - Venus on Earth
DeVotchKa - A Mad and Faithful Telling
Die! Die! Die! - Promises Promises
The Diggs - ctrl-alt-del
The Dodos - Visiter
Dresden Dolls - No, Virginia...
Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Duffy - Rockferry
El Madmo - El Madmo
Emiliana Torrini - Me And Armini
Evangelicals - The Evening Descends
Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War
Estelle - Shine
The Faint - Fasciinatiion
Firewater - The Golden Hour
Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Foals - Antidotes
The Fratellis - Here We Stand
Free Kitten - Inherit
French Kicks - Swimming
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight
F*ck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
F*cked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
Fujiya & Miyagi - Lightbulbs
The Game - L.A.X.
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
Guilletmots - Red
GZA - Pro Tools
Harvey Milk - Life...The Best Game in Town
Headlights - Some Racing, Some Stopping
HEALTH - DISCO
The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Hello Blue Roses - The Portrait Is Finished & I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty
Hey Willpower - PDA
Ice Cube - Raw Footage
Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan - Sunday At Devil Dirt
James Jackson Toth - Waiting In Vain
Jason Collett - Here's To Being Here
Jamie Lidell - Jim
Janet Jackson - Discipline
(-) Jewel - Perfectly Clear
Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood Soundtrack
Kasai All-Stars - In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic
by Kasai Allstars
Kate Maki - On High
Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
Kate Walsh - Tim's House
Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
The Kooks - Konk
Kylie Minogue - X
The Last Shadow Puppets - Age of the Understatement
Laura Cantrell - Trains and Boats and Planes
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Repentance
Leona Lewis - Spirit
Lonely Drifter Karen - Grass Is Singing
Los Campesinos - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Lyrics Born - Everywhere At Once
Madonna - Hard Candy
Man Man - Rabbit Habbits
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
Martina Topley-Bird - The Blue God
Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
The Melvins - Nude With Boots
Mirah - The Old Days Feeling
Mudhoney - The Lucky Ones
Muse - H.A.A.R.P.
(-) The Music Tapes - Music Tapes for Clouds & Tornadoes
My Brightest Diamond - A Thousand Shark's Teeth
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Nada Surf - Lucky
N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
No Kids - Come Into my House
The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
The Orb - The Dream
Oxford Collapse - Bits
Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista
Patti Smith and Kevin Shields - The Coral Sea
Pepi Ginsberg - Red
Peter Bjorn and John - Seaside Rock
Pete Rock - NY's Finest
Peter Moren - The Last Tycoon
Plush - Fed
Port O'Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing
(-) Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
Protest The Hero - Fortress
Q-Tip - The Renaissance
Raheem DeVaughn - Love Behind The Melody
Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
Ratatat - LP3
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
Rhymefest - Man in the Mirror
The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion
Russian Red - I Love Your Glasses
RZA - Digi Snacks
Sambassadeur - Migration
Scarface - Emeritus
Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head
School of Language - Sea From Shore
Sera Cahoone - Only As The Day Is Long
Shannon McArdle - Summer of the Whore
Shearwater - Rook
Shugo Tokumaru - Exit
Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Solange - Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin'
Son, Ambulance - Someone Else's Deja Vu
Sons and Daughters - This Gift
Spiritualized - Songs in A&E
Squarepusher - Just a Souvenir
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
The Submarines - Honeysuckle Weeks
Subtle - ExitingARM
Sun Kil Moon - April
Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
Tapes 'n Tapes - Walk It Off
The Teenagers - Reality Check
The Tough Alliance - The New School
Tift Merritt - Another Country
Tim Fite - Fair Ain't Fair
Times New Viking - Rip It Off
Usher - Here I Stand
Van Morrison - Keep It Simple
Van She - V
The Watson Twins - Fire Songs
We Are Scientists - Brain Thrust Mastery
The Wedding Present - El Rey
Weezer - Weezer
What Made Milwaukee Famous - What Doesn’t Kill Us
Whigs - Mission Control
Widespread Panic - Free Somehow
Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Two Men With The Blues
Wire - Object 47
Xiu Xiu - Women As Lovers