Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
That's a heady name for a band. I guess when you're talking a band that combines chamber pop with dance rock a little pretense isn't entirely out of line. The incongruous imagery in this video was lensed by band member Daniel Brandt, presumably in a well-financed id douche. Let's hope the experience was purifying for him, because I'm pretty sure his manager is horrified.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Based on the strength of Ohbijou's third album, Metal Meets, there's no reason we shouldn't be hearing a lot more from these guys... and girls. Plus they're from Canada, which I hear is the next Brooklyn.
Friday, October 21, 2011
No music posts today, instead I'm going to jump into the uber-trendy liveblogging waters by posting thoughts on three films I haven't seen before. TCM is screening three Hammer historical epics (or, in the case of She, ahistoric) from the mid-60s tonight, and I plan to watch every last damn one of them. "What kind of lamer does such a thing on a Friday night?" Don't you worry about me, I like my weekends backloaded... like my women.
Starts here in 15 minutes at 7:00 PM CST...
Starts here in 15 minutes at 7:00 PM CST...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
What's up my man, I got that hip hop for ya!
I never like to see whitey co-opt or embarrass black culture, but when they do it up proper with full respect from where it came from then sure, I can dig it. Not like either party asked my fuckin' permission anyway.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
sang my praises for this album recently so I'll make this brief. This is a much more minimal video than 2009's masterfully animated "A Game in Hell, Hard Work in Heaven" but the ethereal vocals and sparse backing track sells it.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
2010 SXSW showcase, video of which went viral to catastrophic effect. Some music just wasn't meant to be played live, though, and SALEM's brand of methadone electronica (which has unfortunately been embedded in the public consciousness as the regretfully named "witch house" genre) is without a doubt a studio concoction. It's very effective for what it is, a sort of screwed & chopped trip hop crossed with blackened chillwave... not that either of those genres actually exist, which is the beauty of it.
SALEM - KING NIGHT from Theo Wenner on Vimeo.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Pitchfork and Spin but with many of the second tier indie review sites remaining nonplussed. Judge for yourself: are they just another generic girl group pretender following in the played out steps of The Raveonettes and The Pipettes, or something more substantial? They're not too shabby on the eyes, that's fo' sho'.
Instagr.am aesthetic, which I hear is very, very popular in Williamsburg right now.
Your Past Life As A Blast from Okkervil River on Vimeo.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Manic Eye Media and would probably love you to give him a directorial assignment. Imagine this meet cute Tarantino-esque microfiction expanded to feature length with Zooey Deschanel starring! Oh yeah, there's a band in there somewhere as well. They have an album called Career Culture - their second - coming out on October 11th. I couldn't tell you whether it's a sophomore slump or not because I haven't heard the first one, but "On Your Side" is pretty promising.
ICARUS HIMSELF "On Your Side" (OFFICIAL) from Ryan Heraly, Manic Eye Media on Vimeo.
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Com Truise is Seth Haley, who, appropriately enough in his thus far brief career, had a remix featured on the Tron: Legacy Reconfigured album, because both his visual aesthetic as well as his audio palette seem heavily influenced by the minimalist direction of recent Daft Punk. In fact, this video looks like a Daft Punk parody of the old Golden Earring video for "Twilight Zone".
Black or White" by Michael Jackson, who was both black AND white! It's like a mystery wrapped in an enigma scattered, smothered and covered by complete bullshit. Just watch.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Klein appears to have done most if not all of Captain Ahab's videos thus far. They're all pretty madcap and NSFW, but unless I've overlooked something I'd say "The Kingdom of Light" is their collaborative magnum opus of gross out sleaze. Judge for yourself, but you've been warned.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Last Year at Marienbad feel to it, which would be apt considering Marienbad centered around the unreliable nature of memory - or did it? - and everyone knows elephants never forget.
Collapse Board for turning me on - literally - to this band, an obscuro-dirtpunk outfit from Ontario, but I'm not getting the Runaways vibe they do, aside from maybe the general 70s glam/sleaze look. If anything, these gals (and out-of-place dude) seem to be taking musical cues from early 90s girlpunk - think Babes in Toyland, L7, etc - except with the Black Flag/Sabbath influences stripped from the grunge template and recycled through a modern stoner rock filter. It's hard to place, but readily identifiable once you hear it.
"Earwig" was directed by Richard Kern, a legendary filmmaker and photographer who is best known for photographing and directing videos for the likes of Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch and Marilyn Manson as well being part of the Cinema of Transgression in 1980's NYC.