When the description of a music video is “a boorish ladies man wrestles with his alter-ego and the art of seduction,” you know it is going to be awesome and/or bizarre depending upon your outlook on life.
I want to go to there.
It’s a slow Sunday… I need something to pep me up.
Thankfully, Fun. has just the thing I needed. I’m Positive you could use some too.
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As I began to shuffle through my music for a song of the day, this song lingered, and I couldn’t put it to rest quite yet. Featured on the Drive soundtrack, this tune has an intensity to it that takes over my brain every time I listen to it.The song starts with an overpowering pulse, and then the vocals come in and are INSANE, all cooled off with the Lovefoxx chorus (lead singer of Brazillian CSS). Kavinsky is a French electronic artist, and he has toured with Daft Punk and SebastiAn to name a few. If you haven’t seen Drive yet, I’d also recommend checking it out, it wasn’t what I was expecting, it was so much more. Click the link to enjoy.
Perhaps I have a soft spot for paper cutouts, shadow puppetry, and animal people, but this video from Wye Oak’s latest album Civilian has captured my heart.
Come down to New Orleans for a special Fat Tuesday edition of “Song of the Day”
This song was released a couple months ago and is off the new Sleigh Bells album, which comes out tomorrow.
UK duo Death in Vegas is one of those bands that you know will create an exponentially different sound with every new album. Dare I say Trans-Love Energies (2011) is the best they’ve produced to date. Ladies and gents, let your ears feast upon this minimalist techno delight. (Before you make any snap decisions, be sure to listen the whole song through.)
At long last, The Classical (AKA CC’s very own Juliet E. Gordon) has released her eponymous first LP, which is now available for download on bandcamp. A truly impressive work of melancholic beauty and muted grandiosity, this album swells, sinks, ebbs, and flows with a certain smoldering, magmatic momentum. You’ll tap your feet. You’ll sway your hips. You’ll want a drink. It will seep into the forgotten nooks and dusty crannies of your soul, and will probably get stuck in your head too. Produced by the illustrious Maxime Robillard, and featuring guest appearances by several CC musicians, this is more local than the kale in Rastall. You know you want a taste.
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This is the video for St. Vincent’s “Cheerleader” from her fantastic album released in 2011, Strange Mercy. In the video Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) is a gargantuan work of art in a museum who attempts to break free of her existence.
Here’s some more Seattle hip hop for ya’ll. Sol featuring Grieves and Budo.
Everything Tim Hecker touches turns to ambient gold. This piece in particular comes from his album Dropped Pianos— appropriately named after he “dropped” the piano in favor of the organ for the making of his most recent album Ravedeath, 1972 (kranky 2011). Go ahead and prepare yourself for bliss.
George Méliès’ silent film, Le Voyage Dans La Lune, was originally released in 1902 as a silent film centered around explorers expedition to the moon.The film has always had a certain charm about it, and it has been picked up recently, featured in Scorsese’s Hugo this December. Now 110 years later this film has been restored as a color film, and the ambient electronic group Air has created a soundtrack for the 14 minute film. Air has also turned this soundtrack into a 30 minute long album entitled Le Voyage dans la lune. Check out a clip from the film in the link. Pretty rad.
“Lafaye” is the single from School of Seven Bells forthcoming album, Ghostory, which tells the story of the ghosts in the life of a girl conveniently named Lafaye. The duo is playing the Larimer Lounge in Denver on April 16, so save the date if you like what you hear.
Sort of a folksy Otis Redding, what else do I need to say?
Anyone who is aware of Danny Brown’s existence knows how much he loves the lady parts. Plain and simple; he loves to please a woman. But when Danny Brown isn’t getting freaky, he has another equally passionate hobby: Partying. In fact he loves partying so much, he’d like to die while doing it.
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Described as “thrash” music, I can imagine Kisses being bumped out of some sweaty Miami club on a hot summer’s eve, perfect for this snowy February night.
Black Whales are a great rock/pop outfit based out of Seattle and this is a new video for their song “Elephant No. 2″ off their most recent album.