Stephen Malkmus & the Kicks vid
Featuring Jack Black and Gary Cole. This is relevant because politics! (I just saw the Ides of March.) It’s a bit crude though - WATCH OUT, FAMILIES!
First Listen: Tom Waits' Bad as Me
Sure. A She and Him Christmas Album. →
I don’t know you guys. I am concerned that a She and Him Christmas album may be way, way too cutsie. I loved Zooey Deschanel crooning in the Elf shower scene as much as the next lady. I mean, she can sing, and she can hold her own when it matters most. But didn’t you think She & Him Vol 2 was on the cutsie side? And now this show New Girl, where they’ve fluffed and curled...
NPR's First Listen Presents: My Brightest Diamond →
This is all I’ve been listening to the past couple days. With instrumentation by the alt-classical yMusic Ensemble, which I am also going to have to check out now. NPR Music introduced me to Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond in the first place, when she performed in the Dark Was the Night Concert and promptly gave me the tinglies. She also was the vocal highlight of the...
I caught wind of this on Videogum, where I learned some of the lyrics to this song. I had been humming along without paying much attention to what it means, but yep, it *does* appear to be about a school shooting over coveted shoes.
Foster the People on Saturday Night Live! I’ve been featuring tracks from Foster the People’s Torches album on the Playlist lately. This weekend, they turned up on the same program that turned me on to The Sugarcubes, way back at the end of high school.
Ubu Web: avant-garde treasure trove →
Must be a ‘Pataphysical connection in there somewhere…
Get a First Listen to Björk's new Biophilia at... →
This is me, all: “Yaaaay!” Naw. That’s Björk. Anyway, get the scoop, hear the whole album or individual tracks at NPR Music.
David Lynch single is out & downloadable for free →
Sure he had a big hand in the sound of Twin Peaks, and he was some sort of collaborating force with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse et al in the sprawling Dark Night of the Soul album. But this music project of his own promises to be Lynchier. The single he’s released, the album’s title track “Crazy Clown Time,” combines creepiness, clowns, and sex. It’s like outsider...